STUDENTS: Permit registration for the Spring 2024 term is open.


If you encounter any issues during registration or if the permit type(s) available to you appear incorrect, please email:
Provide as many details as possible about the error message you encounter or provide a screenshot of the issue. This would greatly assist our team in promptly diagnosing and resolving the problem you encountered. An invalid user type requires the cooperation of several PBA departments, and we appreciate your patience should this occur.

All students MUST complete ALL items in their ENROLLMENT CHECKLIST to be eligible for permit registration.  Please visit your enrollment checklist page where a link to the parking portal will be provided to you.  

Decals issued from a prior academic term will be deemed invalid and should be removed from the vehicle. 


These permits and pricing will be per semester, a change from prior academic years.



Permit Option and Price

(valid for the Spring term, through 05/06/24)



Returning Resident, Main Campus


This decal permits the vehicle owner to park 24/7 in non-reserved spaces in the Dixie Garage, Watson Lot, and Borbe Lot. Parking is prohibited at the Arkona/Coastal Towers residences and in the commuter lots.

First-Year students are NOT eligible for this permit type, regardless of earned credit hours. This is an important distinction given the credit hours some new students earn in high school through dual enrollment and AP testing.

Freshman who earned credits at PBA in the Fall semester remain ineligible to park on campus in the Spring semester.

This permit will be automatically approved until the permit type reaches capacity, allowing payment to be applied immediately.

Once at capacity, a waitlist feature will go into effect.





This permit authorizes the vehicle owner to park M-F in the surface lots designated for commuter students. Please reference the parking guide for more information.

This permit will be automatically approved, allowing payment to be applied immediately.



Coastal Towers/Arkona Residence


This permit authorizes the vehicle owner to park in the reserved lot at their Arkona or Coastal Towers residence. The spaces are not individually assigned. Please note that permits will not be sold over the capacity of each lot.

For example, 48 spaces at Coastal Towers equates to 48 permits for the Spring term.

Applications for this permit are waitlisted to allow the Public Safety office to review submissions and approve them, to prevent going over-capacity at Coastal or Arkona.

Once approved, you will be emailed with a notification that you may now access the payment tab to purchase this permit.




Decal Fee: $0.00

To register for a bike decal, CLICK HERE to access the registration portal.

Decal Pick-up: Decals will be available for pickup at the Public Safety Office during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


FREE U-Bolts are available at the Public Safety Office when registering your bicycle.

One free U-Bolt is permitted per student at the time of registration, availability permitting.


Please provide the color, make, model, and serial number of your bicycle. All bicycles manufactured after 1968 have been issued a serial number that can be found underneath the bike pedal mount. Typically, you will need to flip the bike over to see this identification number. Please provide this number in the VIN section of the registration page. Please take a picture of your bike from the front and side and keep these photos easily accessible on your phone. Bicycles must be secured using a U-Bolt Bike lock as they provide enhanced security against theft. Please secure your bicycle to a bike rack on campus. Bicycles not secured using a U-Bolt or not securing it to a bike rack may be cited or confiscated.

Electric Bikes: Please note that eBikes (and other battery-powered mobility options) must have UL certification for their battery unit(s). As a safety precaution, eBikes are not permitted in University structures, including classrooms and residence halls. Please visit the Public Safety office if you have any questions or concerns regarding your vehicle's UL certification.



Motorcycles and Scooters

Decal Fee: $0.00

To register for a motorcycle/motorized scooter decal, CLICK HERE to access the registration portal.

Decal Pick-up: Decals will be available for pickup at the Public Safety Office during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Owners of Motorcycles and Motorized Scooters are required to register for a free parking permit to park on campus. Please provide the vehicle’s color, make, model, and VIN (Vehicle Identification Number). A valid license plate and current registration are required.

Motorcycles: Motorcycles are given a small decal that should be affixed near the license plate. Please take a picture of your motorcycle from the front and side and keep these photos easily accessible on your phone. Motorcycle parking is found in the Dixie Parking Garage, on the first floor, and alongside Wallingford Place (outside the Greene Complex). Parking alongside a building is prohibited, and any violator will be cited.

Motorized Scooters: Scooters are given a small decal that should be affixed near the license plate or on the rear fender. Scooter parking is found in the Dixie Parking Garage, on the first floor, and alongside Wallingford Place (outside the Greene Complex). Please take a picture of your motorized scooter from the front and side and keep these photos easily accessible on your phone. Parking alongside a building is prohibited, and any violator will be cited. For scooters that do not have any license plate issued, please use your PBA ID as your license plate. Scooters do have a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), and that identification will need to be provided.


Skateboards and Longboards

Decal Fee: $0.00

To register for a skateboard/longboard decal, CLICK HERE to access the registration portal.

Decal Pick-up: Decals will be available for pickup at the Public Safety Office during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Skateboarding and longboarding can be enjoyable and efficient ways to get around campus, but it is crucial to follow the guidelines and prioritize safety.

By registering your skateboard or longboard, you contribute to a safer campus environment while enjoying the convenience of getting around on wheels.


Skateboarding is prohibited in all buildings on PBA property. Skateboarding is permitted solely for transportation purposes between buildings under the following conditions:

  • Skaters must yield to all pedestrians and vehicles.
  • Skaters may not damage any property.
  • Skaters must travel at a safe speed, may not do any jumping, may not ride over or jump steps or curbs, and must remain on smooth paved surfaces.


Decal Registration: Register your skateboard or longboard by providing your contact information and skateboard/longboard details. This includes the color, make, and any unique identifiers (if applicable).

Decal Placement: Once registered, you will receive a small decal that should be affixed to your skateboard or longboard. Please ensure the decal is prominently displayed for easy identification.

Parking Guidelines: Leaving skateboards and longboards in non-designated areas or obstructing pathways may result in citations or confiscation of the skateboard/longboard.

Photo Documentation: Take photos of your skateboard or longboard from different angles and keep them accessible on your phone. In the event of loss or theft, these photos will aid in identification and recovery.

Safety First: Always prioritize safety when using skateboards and longboards on campus. Adhere to traffic rules, yield to pedestrians, and wear appropriate safety gear, such as helmets and knee pads.

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General Information

Q: What is the purpose of the parking policy at Palm Beach Atlantic University?

A: The purpose of the parking policy is to provide adequate parking, ensure safe traffic conditions, define parking areas, facilitate the smooth flow of traffic, and maintain access for emergency vehicles on campus.

Q: Who is responsible for enforcing parking regulations on campus?

A: The Department of Public Safety at Palm Beach Atlantic University is responsible for enforcing parking regulations on campus.

Q: Which areas on campus are covered by the parking policy?

A: The parking policy applies to all properties owned, controlled, or leased by Palm Beach Atlantic University, including parking lots and parking spaces within the campus boundaries.

Q: When are parking regulations enforced?

A: Parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week, unless otherwise noted. This includes weekdays, weekends, and University holidays.


Parking Permits and Registration

Q: How do I obtain a parking permit?

A: Register your vehicle through the designated permit portal on the Department of Public Safety website to obtain a parking permit. You may access this page of the website here. Follow the instructions to register your vehicle and purchase a parking permit. Students are required to complete all items in their Enrollment Checklist to be eligible to purchase a decal.  If items are completed, a link to the permit portal will be provided to you on the Enrollment Checklist page.  

Q: I keep getting an Error message on the parking portal when attempting to buy my decal.  What do I do?

A: If you are having trouble logging in, encounter an error message, or do not see a decal type available to purchase, please email  Provide a detailed description of the issue and if possible send a screenshot of the error to help assist our technical team in diagnosing and resolving the problem more effectively.  

Q: What information is required for vehicle registration?

A: When registering your vehicle, you will need to provide the registrant and contact information, vehicle make, model, year, license plate number, state of issuance, and the permanent home address of the registrant.

Q: Can I transfer or lend my parking permit to someone else?

A: No, parking permits are non-transferable and should not be lent or given to another person. Each permit is assigned to a specific vehicle and should be used only on the registered vehicle.

Q: How should I properly display my parking permit?

A: Parking permits should be affixed to the lower corner of the driver's side of the rear windshield. They should be clearly visible and free from obstruction when properly parked. Do not place permits on the front windshield or on top of other stickers or decals.


Parking Areas and Regulations

Q: Where can I park on campus?

A: You can park in designated parking spaces or parking lots indicated by signage and markings on campus. Please refer to the parking map and signage for specific parking regulations and permit requirements in different areas.

Q: I am a Freshman Athlete.  Where can I park my vehicle?

A: Freshman Athletes are eligible for the Main Campus residential permit, starting in the Spring 2024 term.

Q: Are there reserved parking spaces for specific groups or individuals?

A: Yes, certain parking spaces are reserved for specific groups or individuals, such as disability-accessible spaces, visitor and guest spaces, and reserved spaces for faculty, staff, or contractors. These spaces are designated with signage or markings.

Q: What are the rules for disabled parking?

A: Community members with permanent or temporary disabled parking permits are authorized to park in disability-accessible spaces on university properties with a valid PBA parking decal. Vehicles without a valid decal remain subject to citation, immobilization, tow, and related fees. Disability-accessible parking spaces are marked with blue signage or curbs painted blue or marked with a wheelchair symbol.

Q: Are there visitor and guest spaces?

A: Yes, visitor and guest spaces are available for short-term parking by visitors to the campus. Visitors should follow the instructions for obtaining temporary parking passes, accessed through the Department of Public Safety website at

Q: Are there parking options for motorcycles, bicycles, scooters, or mopeds?

A: Yes, there are specific regulations for parking motorcycles, bicycles, scooters, and mopeds. Motorcycles must display state license plates and a PBA parking permit to park on campus. Bikes, mopeds, and scooters should be registered, display a permit, and be parked in designated areas. Please refer to the parking policy for specific guidelines.


Parking Violations and Enforcement

Q: What are the consequences of violating parking regulations?

A: Violating parking regulations may result in parking citations, fines, towing, or other enforcement actions. The Department of Public Safety enforces compliance with parking regulations and exercises discretion in issuing parking citations to violators.

Q: How are parking citations issued and appealed?

A: Parking citations are issued by the Department of Public Safety to individuals or vehicles found to be in violation of parking regulations. If you receive a citation and believe it was issued in error or have grounds for appeal, you can submit an appeal online within five business days from the date of issuance. The Citation Committee of PBA's Student Government reviews and renders decisions on appeals.

Q: What is the fee schedule for parking violations?

A: The fee schedule for parking violations can be found on the Department of Public Safety website at It outlines the fines associated with different types of violations.

Q: What happens if I have multiple violations or unpaid fines?

A: Accumulating multiple violations or unpaid fines may result in additional penalties and consequences. Three or more unpaid citations may lead to loss of University parking privileges, towing, and account holds. It is important to address and settle any outstanding fines to avoid further complications.


Special Parking Situations

Q: Can I park in certain lots for specific events or holidays?

A: Certain parking lots may be reserved or designated for event attendees or specific groups during special events or holidays. Barricades, roped-off areas, and signage indicating parking for special events take precedence over general parking assignments. Please refer to the parking map, event announcements, or instructions provided by the Department of Public Safety for specific parking arrangements during such occasions.

Q: Are there restrictions on parking in fire lanes, loading zones, or no-parking areas?

A: Yes, parking in fire lanes, loading zones, or other designated no-parking areas is strictly prohibited. These areas must remain clear to ensure the safety and accessibility of emergency services, deliveries, and other important functions. Violations in these areas may result in immediate towing, fines, and other enforcement actions.

Q: What should I do if my vehicle is immobilized (booted) or towed?

A: If your vehicle has been immobilized (booted) or towed for violating parking regulations, contact the Department of Public Safety at 561.803.2500 or email They will provide instructions on how to proceed, including the necessary steps to have the immobilization device removed or to retrieve your towed vehicle.

Q: How can I report an abandoned or inoperable vehicle on campus?

A: If you notice an abandoned or inoperable vehicle on campus, please report it to the Department of Public Safety. Provide them with the vehicle's location, a description, and any other relevant details. They will investigate and take appropriate action in accordance with university policies and local regulations.


Additional Information

Q: Can I post or advertise anything on my vehicle while parked on campus?

A: While parked on campus, you should not post or advertise anything on your vehicle. Unauthorized postings, signs, or advertisements on vehicles are not permitted and may be subject to removal or other enforcement actions.

Q: Are there restrictions on skateboarding or rollerblading?

A: Skateboarding, rollerblading, and similar activities are prohibited in parking lots and other areas where they may pose a safety risk to pedestrians, vehicles, or property. Please refrain from engaging in these activities in restricted areas, including residence halls and classroom buildings.

Q: Who should I contact for further parking-related questions or concerns?

A: For further parking-related questions or concerns, contact the Department of Public Safety at Palm Beach Atlantic University. The 24/7 Dispatch Center can be reached at 561.803.2500, or you may email The Department of Public Safety staff will be happy to assist you with any inquiries or issues regarding parking on campus.

PBA's Parking Update

Hello Sailfish,

We want to make sure you are aware that PBA's Parking Committee has recently determined that incoming resident freshmen (including freshmen with completed credit hours) will not be eligible for on-campus parking permits in their first year of study. This is to ensure that sufficient parking will be available for students who commute to campus and those in their second year and beyond who live there.

To serve our incoming freshman student families, PBA's neighbors at One Parking have established a discounted rate in parking garages at The Square, a favorite of PBA students for shopping, dining, and more. Incoming PBA students can receive a discounted rate of $95 a month. We've polled some of our current PBA students who frequently walk to The Square, and they've reported that it takes about 13 minutes to get to the garage on foot and/or use West Palm Beach's free Ride Circuit option. Please see OneParking's flyer for instructions to sign up for this parking opportunity. You'll need your PBA email.

You can find instructions to apply for the OneParking discount HERE.

As you are considering whether or not to bring your car to college, please feel free to discuss options with your Admissions Counselor. PBA's campus and the West Palm Beach area are very walkable locations. The airport is about about 15 minutes away from campus, and Miami and Fort Lauderdale are accessible via Brightline, which is also just a few minutes walk from campus. On any given day here in West Palm Beach, PBA students can be seen walking to many local coffee shops, restaurants, businesses, and churches in the downtown area and the beach. 

Congratulations to you during this exciting season as you take your final steps toward graduation! We're excited for you, and our team is praying for you as you prepare for your journey at PBA!

Please let us know what questions you may have.

Emily Eaton
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Palm Beach Atlantic University

901 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-803-2100 |

Decal registration is now available for employees!

(including PBA staff, faculty, adjuncts, Barnes and Noble staff, and Sailfish Dining staff)

For those of you who had been in prior communication with the Public Safety office, via email or the survey sent via ListServ (still available here), the information you provided will be referenced in assigning you to an off-campus parking assignment, if applicable.
Note: full-time employees and those on campus 4+ times a week will be prioritized for these assignments over adjuncts and those less frequently on-campus.

To register: visit the registration portal here


For a step-by-step guide to this new registration process, click here.

If you are unable to sign in, or if no decal options are listed after selecting Buy Permit, please contact LT Timbinaris via email.

For all other parking-related inquiries, please email


A note for Sailfish Dining Staff:
please contact Kristy McKillip directly at for assistance in registering your vehicle.
Without a PBA email address, the portal to register will not work at this time.


If interested in changing your off-campus parking assignment:

please contact with the requested location.
The off-campus program consists of the Phillips Point Garage, the Holy Trinity Lot, and the Norton Museum Lot.