Parking across the Winona State University campus is regulated throughout the entire calendar year. WSU Parking Services is the official source for parking regulations and policies.

Incorrect information provided by another source is not a valid defense of a parking violation.

As the vehicle operator, it is your responsibility to find a legal parking space.

Parking is prohibited at all times on university grounds, walkways, and any area not specifically designed as a parking area.

Parking is also prohibited where it:

  • creates a safety hazard
  • interferes with use of university facilities
  • interferes with pedestrian or vehicular traffic
  • violates any other provision of WSU Parking Regulations, Winona City Code or Minnesota State Law

All outstanding citations and fees must be paid prior to processing a new permit application.

Displaying a Permit

All vehicles parked on campus during hours of regulation must display a permit before it is parked.

A permit must be displayed hanging face out from the vehicle’s rear-view mirror. Moped and motorcycle permits should be attached to the license plate with a plate screw.

You cannot use hazard/two-way flashers to park in areas requiring permits.

Credit for Returned Permits

You can receive a prorated credit if you return your permit with a valid reason such as:

  • moving off campus
  • leaving school
  • no longer have a vehicle

Lost & Stolen Permits

If you lose your permit or believe it was stolen, contact WSU Parking Services to file a report and get a replacement permit. There is a $20.00 replacement fee that will be charged to your student account.

Anyone found in possession of or using a stolen parking permit will be referred to the University Conduct Officer for discipline.

You may be referred to the Winona Police Department for criminal charges as well.

Altered Permits

Any permit that is found to be altered or forged shall make the permit void.

People who intentionally alter or forge a parking permit may face disciplinary and criminal action.

Accessible Permits

If you have a valid state Accessible Parking Permit, WSU offers a campus parking permit to accommodate your needs with accessible spots in our campus parking lots as well.

Learn more about parking permits and contact WSU Parking Services with any questions or concerns about accessible parking.

Parking in accessible spaces on campus is enforced by WSU Parking Services.

The Winona Police Department also has jurisdiction to issue citations for those individuals who park illegally in accessible spaces. If you receive a citation from the Winona Police Department, you must follow their processes for parking tickets and/or appear in court on the date designated on the ticket.

To park in a metered space, you must purchase time on the meter. Each meter has 2 hour maximum and each quarter provides 30 minutes. Re-feeding the meter is allowed.

Only people with accessible permits can park in metered accessible spaces without depositing money.

If a meter is malfunctioning, call Parking Services immediately with the meter number, problem, and your license number. Otherwise, you may be ticketed for parking even though the meter is broken.

If a vehicle breaks down or a personal situation prevents you from moving your vehicle, contact Parking Services. We can grant a short-term exception to parking prohibitions if you let us know right away.

A vehicle cannot be authorized to remain illegally parked in accessible spaces, blocking traffic lanes, fire lanes, on city streets or where it presents a safety hazard. Authorization to remain parked in one of these areas must be received from Parking Services.

Multiple citations will be issued to vehicles that are parked in violation of WSU Parking Regulations.

The original citation or citation number is required to pay a fine. If you don’t have the documentation, please check with Parking Services to ensure that your payment is credited to the correct citation.

Late fees will be assessed against overdue citations. A citation must be paid in full and by the noted due date to prevent additional late fees.

If you fail to pay outstanding citations, your university records or registration access may be withheld.


Vehicles may also be towed and impounded for reasons including but not limited to:

  • The vehicle’s driver has three or more unpaid parking citations
  • The vehicle displays a permit that has been reported stolen
  • The vehicle displays a forged/counterfeit permit
  • When a vehicle is parked in an area (drive lane, curb, crosswalk, curb cut, etc.) where the vehicle’s continued presence would present a potential hazard to pedestrians or other motorists
  • When a vehicle is parked in an area that would obstruct emergency vehicle access to university buildings and grounds
  • When a vehicle is parked in an area that hinders or obstructs the necessary operations of university service vehicles and other service providers (e.g. loading docks, blocking trash pick-up areas)
  • When a vehicle is parked on university grounds/sidewalks
  • When a vehicle has parked, or continues to park in a parking lot that has been closed for maintenance
  • A vehicle with a license plate that doesn’t match the vehicle registration (stolen or illegally transferred plates)
  • A vehicle that does not display license plates and without a visible vehicle identification number
  • A vehicle that, to the best of this department’s knowledge and belief, has been abandoned
  • When a lot needs to be vacated due to an event
  • When a vehicle is parked in violation of University regulations
Citation Fee
Alternate Side Parking
No Permit Properly Displayed $25.00
Wrong Permit for Lot $25.00
Expired Meter $25.00
Expired Permit $25.00
Blocking Driveway/Access $25.00
Failure to Vacate Lot $25.00
Hall Director Space $25.00
Loading Zone $25.00
Manner of Parking $25.00
No Parking 2-6am  $25.00
No Parking Zone $25.00
Outside Stall Lines $25.00
Parked within Crosswalk $25.00
Parked in Fire Lane $25.00
Prohibited Parking $25.00
Reserved Parking $25.00
Towed with Valid WSU Parking Permit
Towed without Valid WSU Parking Permit
Owner is responsible for fees from the towing company
Use of Altered or Fake Permit $75.00
Use of Lost or Stolen Permit $75.00
Within 10ft of Fire Hydrant $25.00
Accessible Parking $100.00