Parking at Smith
News & Announcements
Blue Faculty/Staff Parking Decal sales for the ’23-’24 year now live.
There are electric vehicle charging stations on campus in the following lots: Ford Hall parking lot and the ITT parking lot.
Update Your Parking Decal
If you are on campus please be sure that you have updated your parking decal. You can order your decal online. Please print your confirmation email and place it on your dashboard when on campus. This serves as your parking pass while we process your order and send it to your campus address. Guidance on ordering is available following this announcement block.
Online Payment for Parking Violations
We now take payments online for Smith College parking violations. Scroll to the bottom of this page, enter your citation information and follow the steps provided. Please call 413-585-2277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or problems.
We are excited to offer the convenience of online permit registration ordering and fulfillment. Please use this document as a guide to purchase your new decal!
Make sure you have the following information ready before beginning the registration process
- Your 99 Smith College ID number which can be found on your One Card
- Your vehicle Make, Model, Year, Color, License Plate (also known as vehicle registration number) and State
- Registered Owner Information (Name and Relationship to Driver)
Using your computer, tablet, or smartphone, navigate to our permit sales site.
Log into the site by clicking “Login Here” at the top of the page.
Once you’ve logged in, you can begin the registration process by clicking “Register/Purchase Permits”
Before continuing, you must read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of Use. Check the box and click continue.
Select the appropriate permit type you would like to purchase and ensure your phone number is entered and the type of phone (office, home, cell, etc.) is selected.
If you are a returning customer, your physical and mailing addresses may already be in the system. You may select an existing address by clicking the green plus sign on the left side of the addresses you would like to use. Once you have selected or filled in your address information you may click the next button at the bottom of the page to begin entering your vehicle information.
If you are a returning customer, your vehicle information may be already in the system. If your vehicle is in the system, you may select it by clicking the green plus sign on the left side of the vehicle you would like to register. Once you have selected your vehicle, you may click Next to navigate to the payment section and complete your purchase.
Your decal will be mailed to the address you provided and should arrive approximately a week after ordering. Your receipt will be emailed to the email address you provided and will include a temporary parking pass. The Parking Office strongly recommends printing this pass and displaying it, as it acts as your parking permit until your decal arrives.
If you have any questions, please contact the Parking Office at 413-585-2277, email@example.com, or visit us at 126 West Street, Northampton, MA 01063
Campus parking rules and regulations are strictly enforced by the Campus Safety Department. The Northampton Police Department enforces parking rules on city streets. Vehicles will be subject to ticketing and towing as applicable. The Parking Rules and Regulations may be amended at any time. We accept credit card payments in the office for parking tickets, towing and parking decals.
Visitor, permit and student parking is indicated on the Campus Map.
Parking for Persons With Disabilities
Persons with disability placards may park in designated spaces or white-lined spaces on campus. If you believe you qualify to park in spaces for persons with disabilities, but you do not have a placard, visit the Office of Disability Services to apply for a temporary college pass.
An ordinance enacted by the Northampton City Council is in effect on the following streets near the Quadrangle: Washington Avenue, Harrison Avenue and Dryads Green. The ordinance calls for alternate-side, alternate-day parking on these streets. Illegally parked cars will be ticketed and towed at the expense of the owner. Signs are posted on both sides of the three streets indicating that cars must be moved each day at 11 a.m. Illegally parked cars present a safety hazard because they prevent access by fire engines and other emergency vehicles; thus the ordinance will be strictly enforced.
The city of Northampton has a neighborhood-only parking ordinance along Kensington Avenue. Overnight parking is not allowed on Kensington Avenue. Only Kensington Avenue property owners or their tenants are allowed to park overnight.
A third ordinance, prohibiting parking citywide within three feet of driveways, will also be strictly enforced. We caution you to take these ordinances seriously to avoid towing and ticketing charges.
Mandatory Motor Vehicle Registration
In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 90, Section 3, as amended by the acts of 2003, every non-Massachusetts resident enrolled as a student at a school or college in the Commonwealth who operates a motor vehicle registered in another state or country during any period beginning on September 1 of any year and ending on August 31 of the following year, must file a form approved by the Registry of Motor Vehicles to have on file a signed statement that provides the following:
- Registration number and make of the motor vehicle and the state or country of registration
- Name and address of the owner
- Names and addresses of all insurers providing liability insurance covering operation of the motor vehicle
- Legal residence of the nonresident and her/his residence while attending such school or college
- Name and address of the school or college which she/he is attending
Any nonresident who fails to comply with the provisions of this law shall be punished by a fine of not more than $200.
Smith College students may complete the form and obtain a decal from the Registry of Motor Vehicles at Campus Safety, 126 West Street. There is no fee for the decal.