Campus Parking Information

Permits for the 2022/2023 academic year are on sale now

This year permits will be sold to all students FY/SO/JR/SR commuters and residents.

  • Parking Permits are sold on-line at
  • Follow the steps to create your account and select your appropriate lot. Selecting the incorrect lot will result in your purchase being declined.
  • Please make sure ALL of your information is correct before submitting your purchase.
  • South Lot permits are now open to all residential students (FR, SO, JR, SR).
  • The cost for (resident or commuter) permit is $100.
  • Permits for graduate students enrolled through CGCE/DGCE cost $60.
  • Resident students can only purchase a permit for the South Lot.
  • Commuting students can only purchase a permit for the Commuter Lots.
  • There are a limited number (only 1,000) of South Lot permits available.
  • New this year, all commuters will be assigned virtual permits upon purchase, so there is no waiting for a physical permit in the mail. The Permit will be linked to your vehicle’s license plate number.
  • Resident students’ permits will be mailed to your home address within 4 weeks of purchase (you will receive a receipt at the end of your purchase that you can print and place on your dashboard). There is no need for a temporary pass, as your permit will be registered with your license plate number.  
  • If you have to make a change to your vehicle information after your permit have been issued, you can log into your account online to make the change, the cost will be $10.
  • If you are attending the fall semester only, you would still purchase the full year permit. At the end of the Fall semester, resident students can remove and return the physical permit to the University (Public Safety) along with a request for a partial refund of $50. If you are a commuter you will submit your request for a refund to the Parking Clerk at
  • If you believe you may be eligible for a medical pass, you will still purchase your regular permit and then send an email to to request medical accommodations.

Buy Your Student Permit Here
Please use your student ID number for your account number.  If your permit status information is incorrect, please DO NOT complete your purchase.  Send an e-mail to with your name and student ID number. (For example -  your permit status type says commuter and you are now a resident student.)

You can edit your mailing information by clicking on the Update Account Information button.

Permit costs for students for the 2022/2023 academic year:

  • Resident permits will be $100.00 beginning August 15th 2022. 
  • Commuter virtual permits will be $100.00 beginning August 2022. 
  • Permits for the Spring 2023 semester purchased after January 1st, will be $50.00.
  • Permits cost for graduate students enrolled through CGCE will be $60.00 beginning August 2022.

Once purchased, resident permits will be mailed to the address you provided. Your permit will be registered in the system so there will be no need for a temporary pass while you wait for the physical permit. Commuting students will not receive a permit this year as the virtual permit will be attached to the license plate. If you are having difficulty logging into the permit website, please send an e-mail with your name and student ID number to

Special Accommodations and Alternative Parking Information

If you are active military please contact Veteran and Military Services, located in in Bates Hall, Room 15 or via phone at 413-572-8420

If you are requesting parking due to a medical reason please contact Disability Services at 

The Second Congregational Church located next to campus has parking spots available for purchase for first year resident students. You may contact them at 413.568.7557 or you can find information on their website

Non-Massachusetts Registration

Massachusetts law requires students enrolled in a state university who operate a vehicle registered in a state other than Massachusetts, complete and return the Non-Resident Registration form.  Failure to complete and return this from may result in fines.  Please return the form either in person to University Police or by mail to: Westfield State University Police, Attn: Parking, 577 Western Ave., Westfield, MA 01085.  All forms must be received no later than the second week of the academic semester.  Only one form needs to be completed per academic year per vehicle.

Important Campus Parking Information

  • Every student who operates a motor vehicle on university property must purchase a parking permit.
  • Parking permits must be permanently affixed to the window toward the rear of the driver's side of the vehicle (virtual permit exempt).
  • Only the current year's permit is allowed on your vehicle. All expired permits must be removed.
  • Commuting students holding virtual permits, should not have a physical permit affixed to their vehicle.
  • All students with a South Lot permit must park in the South parking lot, the only exception is between 5:00 PM Friday to 12:00 AM Sunday when you may park in any posted Commuter lot.  At no time are you permitted to park in any Faculty, Staff or Visitor spot.
  • All Commuter and Continuing Education students must park in posted Commuter lots. 
  • All overnight guests to campus must register their vehicle with University Police and obtain a temporary overnight pass to park in the South parking lot.  Overnight guests to campus are not permitted to park in any Faculty/Staff or Visitor parking spots. 
  • When a snow ban is in effect, you must move your vehicle to the appropriate lot identified by the Parking Office/University Police or you may receive a $100.00 violation.
  • Tickets may be appealed online within 21 days of the ticket issue date.
  • Student Accounts may be placed on hold for unpaid parking tickets.
  • If you need assistance with a ride to or from a parking lot, please contact University Police for a transport at 413.572.5262, they are available 7 days a week/24 hours a day.

Rules & Regulations

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if I change vehicles during the year or buy a new car? 
    Residents can purchase a replacement permit for $10.00. Commuters can update their information online. Please e-mail if you have any questions.
  • My car broke down and I will be driving a different car for a few days/weeks, what should I do? 
    Please go to University Police, they are open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.  They can provide you with a temporary parking pass.
  • My housing status has changed, do I need to change my parking permit? 
    Yes, if you were living on campus and are now a commuter or if you were a commuter and are now living on campus, you must return your permit to University Police and then you will be able to purchase the proper permit type.

How To Appeal A Ticket

To appeal a ticket to the Parking & Traffic Appeals Committee, you must use the Onine Appeal Form.  The Committee will consider all appeals filed within twenty-one (21) days of the date of issue of the violation. Please submit all relevant information with your on-line appeal. The decision of the Parking Appeals Committee is final and will be forwarded to the appealer via campus e-mail.   While a ticket is on appeal, no late fees will be added.

Online Appeal Form

  • If you receive an error message saying your ticket is not in the system yet, wait 24 hours and try again.   If you are still not able to enter your appeal, e-mail

The Parking Appeals Committee hears many appeal requests and while these reasons may seem valid to the violator, they do not address the policies of Westfield State University.  

These following reasons will not result in the violations being dismissed:

  • Lack of knowledge of the rules and regulations
  • Parking for "just a short period of time"
  • Inability to find an parking spot in your authorized lot
  • Failure to obtain a temporary parking permit
  • Failure to notice parking signs
  • Failure to properly display a parking permit
  • Being late for class
  • Others were not ticketed

If you do receive a ticket and choose to do nothing - late fees and penalties will be added to your ticket - a $35 ticket can end up costing $75 and may prevent you from renewing your license and/or car registration as any outstanding tickets are forwarded to the Registry of Motor Vehicles.  Unpaid parking tickets may also prevent you from registering for classes since a hold will be placed on your student account. 

How To  Pay a Parking Ticket

Parking tickets may be paid on-line at with either a credit or debit card.

Pay Your Parking Ticket
You may also pay by phone by calling 1.866.980.5363, or you may mail payment to the address below.

Westfield State University
Attn: Parking Clerk
577 Western Avenue
Westfield, MA 01085


Faculty/Staff Temporary Pass
F/S Vehicle Registration Form
Once you have submitted your on-line request you will receive a confirmation email which signifies that our offices have received your request. Please allow us two weeks for processing.  Once ready, you will be able to pick up your decal from Kim Morgan in Scanlon, 125.


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