Load/Unload, Service/Repair, and State Vehicle Spaces

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Load and Unload Spaces

Loading and unloading is permitted only in designated areas and in accordance with the signing of that space. Prohibited and restricted areas, disabled spaces, fire lanes, and meters are not designated for loading and unloading. Any vehicle loading or unloading in these areas is subject to citation, fine, immobilization, and/or towing, at owner’s risk and expense.

Use of Load/Unload Spaces

A valid George Mason University permit must be displayed in order to park in a load/unload space. Blinkers or flashers must be activated when vehicles are parked in load/unload zones. Load/unload parking is limited to thirty minutes, unless Parking Services grants an exception for special circumstances or different time restriction is posted. Vehicles exceeding the posted 30-minute time limit are subject to citation and fine.

Loading and Unloading When No Designated Space Exists

Under certain circumstances, close-up building access may be required for load/unload purposes where no space has been designated. In these instances the individual must contact Parking Services to obtain permission and direction to ensure that campus safety measures are met and that Parking Services can readily contact the individuals in the event the vehicle must be moved for emergency equipment. All other load/unload regulations apply as stated above.

Service and Repair Space

Service and Repair spaces are reserved for vehicles displaying valid Service and Repair permits. University vehicles with state license plates may also park in Service and Repair spaces without displaying a Service and Repair permit.

Administrative and Service & Repair permits are only valid for up to 2 hours unless otherwise marked. They may only be used when in the process of carrying out a University business function. One should limit the time parked in designated Service & Repair and Administrative parking space in order to be considerate of others’ needs. One cannot have a Service & Repair parking permit if they are using a state vehicle. Administrative and Service & Repair parking permits are only to be used when an individual needs to attend business at another campus or, in limited cases on other parts of one’s campus and cannot be used to park in the Admin, Service & Repair, or State Vehicle spaces around your primary work location. Abuse of these parking permits may result in revocation of parking privileges.

Furthermore, these passes must be used in conjunction with a valid Mason Parking Permit and both permits must be clearly displayed with numbers facing outward, in conjunction with one another. Please display your primary permit from your rearview mirror and place the Administrative or Service and Repair Permit on your dashboard.

Administrative and Service & Repair parking permits are valid in any designate Administrative, Service & Repair, and State Vehicle parking space in conjunction with a Faculty/Staff parking permit. Any vehicles not parked in a parking space, even with an Administrative or Service & Repair parking permit, are subject to being ticketed and towed. They do not exempt vehicles from time restrictions in time zones without prior permission from Parking Services. Upon request, departments may be issued access devices for Rappahannock River, Mason Pond, and Shenandoah Decks to accommodate longer duration parking needs for those using Service & Repair and Administrative parking permits.

Arlington Access

Departments that have supplemental Administrative or Service & Repair parking permits will need to direct their staff to park in the Founders Hall Parking Garage when visiting the Arlington campus. Parking in Founders Hall requires an electronic access device to enter/exit the garage. If the department does not already have a Founders Hall access device, they may request them by sending an email to arlpark@gmu.edu (we will issue as many transponders as the department has supplemental permits). Requests for new or additional Administrative or Service & Repair parking permits needs to be approved through the Director
of Parking & Transportation by contacting Ann Moran at AMoran1@gmu.edu.

Service and Repair Restrictions

All service and repair technicians must have a valid GMU parking permit displayed and a supplemental service and repair tag displayed provided by your department head. (A limited number of supplemental tags have been provided to appropriate departments for distribution to their staff). Service and Repair vehicles may not park in prohibited zones, restricted areas, disabled spaces, fire lanes, metered areas, grassy landscaped areas, or sidewalk areas. Service and Repair spaces are to be used for loading and unloading of equipment only. The use of Service and Repair spaces is limited to four hours. These areas are strictly enforced, and vehicles are subject to citation and fine. Any deviations must be approved by Parking Services and be on a short-term basis only.

Service and Repair Parking Where No Designated Space Exists

Under certain circumstances, close-up building access may be required for services and repair purposes where no space has been designated. In these instances the individual must contact Parking Services to obtain permission and direction to ensure that campus safety measures are met and that Parking Services can readily contact the individuals in the event the vehicle must be moved for emergency equipment. All other Service and Repair regulations apply as stated above.

State Vehicle Spaces

State vehicle spaces are reserved for University vehicles with state license plates. These spaces are intended for short-term, occasional use by those who must travel around campus in University vehicles.

State Vehicle Restrictions

State vehicles may not park in prohibited zones, restricted areas, and disabled spaces, fire lanes, on grassy landscaped or sidewalk areas.

State Vehicle Parking Where No Designated Space Exists

Under certain circumstances, close-up building access may be required for state vehicle purposes where no space has been designated. In these instances the individual must contact Parking Services to obtain permission and direction to ensure that campus safety measures are met and that Parking Services can readily contact the individuals in the event the vehicle must be moved for emergency equipment. All other state vehicle regulations apply as stated above.