University Police

Parking on Campus

The Board of Trustees and 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 for all motor vehicles on the campus of Delta State University.

These regulations are an official part of General University Administrative Regulations which all students and employees, by their enrollment or acceptance of employment, are subject to.

Vehicle Registration and Parking Permits

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 permit. 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. Register Your Vehicle

Online motor vehicle registration is fast and easy. You must register your vehicle before a parking permit (decal) may be obtained. Please make sure to provide accurate information.

Provide the following information for vehicle registration:

  • Delta State 900# ID (not your SSN)
  • Driver’s License #
  • Local address and email address
  • License plate number of vehicle being registered
  • Make, model, color and year of vehicle being registered
  • Vehicle owner’s information if different from driver’s
Register Vehicle



2. Paying for Your Permit

Permit fees:

  • Full year: $42.00 (Fall, Spring and Summer)
  • Summer: $22.00 (Summer I and II)

*Please note the $2.00 transaction fee.


You must pay for your permit online using a debit or credit card during vehicle registration.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff have the option to pay for their permit with payroll deduction. The payment will be deducted from payroll in two payments of $20, the first in September and the second in October. At the link above, under 1. Register Your Vehicle, login and select the option for payroll deduction which will have $0 charge.

Faculty and Staff permits are for the use of Delta State University employees ONLY. Therefore, a family member or significant other may not use Faculty and Staff permits, unless living in campus housing.

Payroll Deductions Are Only Available August 9th – September 10th

3. Pick Up Your Permit

Once you have completed your vehicle registration, your permit (decal) will be processed and ready for pick up. Please wait until the next business day before picking your permit up from UPD in Bailey 108 (weekends – please wait until Tuesday). All new vehicles must have a permit by September 7th. All previous year permits (AY 20-21) expire August 31, 2021.

Parking Policy FAQs

  • A registered permit for a vehicle is effective from the date of purchase through second term Summer school.
  • Permanently affix permits 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/permit is as follows: $42.00 if purchased in the Fall term, $42.00 if purchased in the Spring term, and $22.00 if purchased in the 1st/2nd sessions of Summer terms.
  • ONLY Delta State employees may purchase Employee permits. A family member or significant other may not use faculty and staff permits. Therefore, officers will issue citations to Violators, to whomever the vehicle is registered.
  • Recipients are at all times responsible for the permit issued to them. If you sell or trade a vehicle within the school year, you may obtain a new permit for $5.00.
  • You may obtain up to two temporary parking permits per term for each vehicle you have registered. Temporary permits are valid for a minimum of one day or a maximum of two weeks. People using vehicles other than their registered vehicle(s) must obtain a temporary campus permit at no charge. Pick up temporary permits at the Delta State Police Department. Acquire temporary permits immediately after arriving on campus, and place the temporary permit on the driver’s side front dashboard.
  • Students changing parking statuses may exchange the needed type of permit for $5.00. A permit on a vehicle should always reflect the current status as a student. In addition, failure to make the proper changes may result in parking tickets and/or charges through student court.

Special Tags

  • DEALER TAGS: Vehicles displaying dealer tags will not be sold a Delta State permit. If a dealer has supplied you with a dealer vehicle, you may obtain a free temporary parking permit when your currently registered vehicle is in the shop. 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. In other words, without this letter, we will not issue a temporary permit. We will not issue temporaries 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 permit. UPD will issue a free temporary parking permit for a vehicle with a rental tag while your currently registered vehicle is in the shop for repair.
  • HANDICAP TAG: Those who need access to handicap parking areas on campus must have a state issued placard. Anyone with a handicap permit may also park in any legal parking space on the Delta State campus. However, vehicles with a handicapped placard or license plate must be transporting the person for whom the placard is issued in order to use a handicapped parking space on campus.


  • Delta State reserves the right to regulate the use of motor vehicles on the campus or to forbid the use of motor vehicles by any person who refuses to abide by the parking and traffic regulations. Vehicles which have accumulated two or more unpaid tickets are subject to being immobilized if the vehicle is not registered. Vehicle owners must complete registration prior to the vehicle being released. UPD may tow Immobilized vehicles after (5) days if owners don’t pay fines. Also, an additional fine of $75 is levied at the time of immobilization. Operating a motor vehicle on 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 permits which UPD repeatedly tickets for the same violation are subject to being immobilized or towed at the owner’s expense, regardless of whether the prior tickets are outstanding or have been paid in full.
  • UPD will charge any violations cited against a permit number to the person to whom the permit was issued.

Zones and Restrictions

Park motor vehicles 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 by number and color of decals are as follows:

Zone 1 Blue Faculty and Staff
Zone 2 & 3 Green Housing
Zone 4 & 5 Gray Commuter & Family Housing
Zone 6 Orange Activities and All Permit Parking

These zones are marked; therefore, use only as indicated above. Officers will ticket zone violators. Only one permit may be visible on vehicles.

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

Zone 1 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (M-F)
Zone 2 & 3 At all times
Zone 4 & 5 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (M-F)
Zone 6 Open to all permits

Parking Regulations FAQs

  • Do not park in the wrong zone.
  • Do not park in any area where curbing is painted or pavement striped to prohibit parking.
  • Do not block a drive or walkway, or impede the flow of pedestrian traffic.
  • Do not park outside of marked lanes.
  • Do not park on the grass.
  • Do no double park.
  • Do not park facing opposite of the flow of traffic.
  • Do not park any motorized vehicle in any parking area without permission of the Delta State Police Chief. Any vehicle or other device violating this section shall be towed at owner’s expense.
  • Do not park in a space marked “Reserved,” “Visitor,” “Handicapped,” or “Bailey Child Care.” Do not use these spaces for dropping off or picking up passengers at any time.
  • Do not park in the post office dock area.
  • Do not back into any parking spaces.