Campus Police

Parking on Campus

The Board of Trustees, State Institutions of Higher Learning of Mississippi, approved the establishment of the following traffic rules and regulations for the control, direction, parking, and general regulations of traffic of all motor vehicles on the campus of Delta State University.

These regulations are an official part of General University Administrative Regulations. All students and employees (faculty, staff and other employees) by their enrollment or acceptance of employment, are subject to said administration regulations.

Vehicle Registration and Parking Decals

Students and employees who park their motor vehicles on the campus must register their vehicles with the Delta State Police Department and purchase a parking decal. The University will not be responsible for providing parking spaces for registered vehicles, nor can the University be held responsible for any damages to vehicles or occupants while vehicles are on campus.


1. Pay for Your Decal

Decal fees:
Full year: $40 (fall, spring and summer)
Summer: $20 (summer terms I and II)

Students
Students can pay for their decal using the one of the following two methods:

  • Okra Green Anywhere Kard
    • Add money to the card securely through the 24 Hour Online Office.
    • Use a Cash Value Center (CVC) located in the Union lobby or library to add money to the Okra Kard.
  • Visit Student Business Services (prior to visiting the Police Department), located in Kent Wyatt Hall, to pay with cash or check.

Faculty and Staff
Faculty and staff now have the option to pay for their decal with payroll deduct. Decal payment will be deducted from payroll in two payments of $20 beginning with the September pay period and ending with the October pay period. At the following link, login and select the option for payroll deduction. Provide the information you receive when you register your vehicle. Once your payment is verified you will be able to pick up your decal.

Faculty and staff decals are for the use of Delta State employees ONLY. They may not be used by a family member or significant other of the faculty/staff. Tickets will be issued to violators in which the vehicle is registered.

Faculty/Staff Authorization for Payroll Deduction


2. Register Your Vehicle

Online motor vehicle registration is fast and easy. Vehicles must be registered before a decal may be obtained. Please provide accurate vehicle and personal information. Falsified information will be subject to a fine and referred to the appropriate judicial body. The following information is needed for vehicle registration:

  1. Delta State “900” # ID (not your SSN)
  2. Address and email address
  3. License plate number of vehicle being registered
  4. Make, model, color and year of vehicle being registered

Register Your Vehicle


3. Pick Up Your Decal

Once you have completed your vehicle registration and submitted your information, print the confirmation page and take it to the University Police Department located in Union 202A along with your driver’s license and Okra Card to pick up your decal.

Parking Policy

  • A registered decal for a vehicle shall be effective from the date of purchase through second term summer school.
  • Decals must be permanently affixed to the outside of the lower left corner of the rear window, left rear bumper, or the fender of motorcycles.
  • The cost of vehicle registration/decal purchase will be as follows: $40.00 if purchased in the fall term, $40.00 if purchased in the spring term, and $20.00 if purchased in the 1st/2nd sessions of summer terms.
  • Faculty and staff decals are for the use of Delta State employees ONLY. They may not be used by a family member or significant other of the faculty/staff. Tickets will be issued to violators in which the vehicle is registered.
  • Recipients will at all times be responsible for the decal issued to them. If a vehicle is sold or traded within the school year, a current decal may be removed (place pieces on a scrap of paper) and presented to the Delta State Police Department where a new decal may be obtained for $3.00; otherwise, there will be a charge of the full registration fee.
    You may obtain up to three temporary parking permits per term for each vehicle you have registered. The temporary permits may be issued for a minimum of one day or a maximum of one week. Persons using  vehicles other than their registered vehicle(s) must obtain a temporary campus permit which will be issued at no charge. Temporary permits may be picked up at the Delta State Police Department. Such permits should be acquired immediately after arriving on campus. The temporary permit should be affixed to the lower left side of the rear window.
  • Students changing from a commuter to a campus housing status or from a campus housing status to commuter, etc., may remove a current decal and exchange it for the needed type for $3.00. The decal on your vehicle should always reflect your current status as a student:  failure to make the proper changes may result in parking tickets and/or charges through student court.
  • DEALER TAGS:  Persons wanting to register vehicles displaying dealer tags will not be sold a Delta State decal. A free temporary parking permit may be obtained for a vehicle with a dealer tag when your currently registered vehicle is in the shop and the dealer has supplied you with a dealer vehicle. YOU MUST PRESENT A STATEMENT ON DEALERSHIP LETTERHEAD ADVISING THAT YOU HAVE BEEN LOANED SUCH VEHICLE WHILE YOUR VEHICLE IS BEING WORKED ON IN ORDER TO OBTAIN A TEMPORARY PERMIT. Without this letter, we will not issue a temporary permit. Temporaries will not be issued beyond ten days from the date of the letter.
  • RENTAL TAG:  Persons wanting to register vehicles displaying rental tags will not be sold a Delta State decal. A free temporary parking permit may be obtained for a vehicle with a rental tag while your currently registered vehicle is in the shop for repair.
  • HANDICAP DECALS:  Students/Employees who need access to handicap parking areas on campus must obtain a green Delta State Handicap Decal in addition to their regular decal at no extra cost. To obtain one, simply present a recent statement on letterhead from your physician advising your handicap or a copy of your state issued handicap permit, etc., to the Delta State Police Department. Anyone with a handicap permit may park in any legal parking space on the Delta State campus.
    ***Please Note:  This allows us to distinguish between those who really need the handicap areas and those who do not need the handicap parking access but are simply using a relative’s car that is marked with a handicap tag, etc.
  • Delta State reserves the right to regulate further the use of motor vehicles on the campus or to forbid the use of motor vehicles by a student or employee who refuses to abide by the parking and traffic regulations. Vehicles which have accumulated three or more unpaid tickets are subject to being immobilized. Immobilized vehicles may be towed after (5) days if fines remain unpaid. An additional fine of $50 is levied at the time of immobilization. To operate a motor vehicle on the campus is a privilege, not a right, subject to the regulations set forth by the Board of Trustees and administered by the University.
  • Vehicles with student or employee decals which are repeatedly ticketed for the same violation are subject to being immobilized or towed at the owner’s expense after a third ticket for the same violation has been issued – regardless of whether the prior tickets are outstanding or have been paid in full.
  • Any violations cited against a permit number will be charged to the person to whom the permit was issued.

Zones and Restrictions

Motor vehicles are parked only in the areas designated as parking areas, in such a manner, at such a place, and for such time as may be indicated on appropriate signs or markers. Zoned areas are provided by number and color of decals as follows:

Zone 1 Blue Faculty and Staff
Zone 2 Red Men’s Residence Halls
Zone 3 Green Women’s Residence Halls
Zone 4 Yellow Commuting Students
Zone 5 Purple Family Housing
Zone 6 Orange Areas Open to All Decals

These zones are already marked and should be used only as indicated above. Zone violators will be ticketed. Only one decal may be visible on vehicles.

** Faculty and staff decals are for the use of Delta State Employees ONLY. They may not be used by a family member or significant other of the faculty or staff. Tickets will be issued to violators in which the vehicle is registered.**

Parking in the following zones is restricted to the respective decals during the following times.

Zone 1 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (M-F)
Zone 2 at all times
Zone 3 at all times
Zone 4 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (M-F)
Zone 5 at all times
Zone 6 open to all decals

Parking Regulations

  • Do not park in the wrong zone.
  • Do not park in any area with a yellow curb.
  • Do not block a drive or walkway, or impede the flow of pedestrian traffic.
  • Do not park out of marked lanes.
  • Do not park on the grass.
  • Do no double park.
  • Do not park facing opposite traffic.
  • Do not park any vehicle, boat trailer, 3-wheeler, 4-wheeler or any other vehicle of this nature in any parking space or around apartments for an extended amount of time. Parking of this nature must have permission of the Delta State Police Chief. Any vehicle, trailer, or other device violating this section shall be towed away at owner’s expense.
  • Do not park in a space marked “Reserved,” “Visitor,” “For Handicapped,” or “Bailey Child Care.” These spaces are not to be used for dropping of or picking up passengers during any type of weather.
  • Do not park in the post office driveway.
  • Do not back into a parking space or pull through a parking slot.