Parking Guidelines

Rules and Regulations

A list of guidelines is available from SP Plus, the university’s parking lot partner.

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Case Western University is one of three members of Central Parking Operation (CPO). The entity includes University Hospitals and University Circle, Inc.

SP PLUS manages CPO lots.

After-hours Parking

Several lots are available to permit holders after normal business hours, 4:30 p.m to 7:30 a.m., and on weekends. Use must be requested.

  • Surface lots - 1A, 44 & 47
  • Garage Structure - 53 & 55 (lower level only)
  • Garages 55 and 46 require a valid CWRU ID card.
  • S-29 and S-53 require a separate access card. There is a $10 deposit for the card.
  • The last time you can enter any after-hours parking lot/garage is 3 a.m. weekdays. You must be out by 7:00 am Monday - Friday.
  • After-hours spaces may be filled by assigned permit holders or special event parkers.

You may be denied access to certain after-hours lots if a special event is happening. If this happens, please use a different after-hours parking lot. After hours parking is a privilege we offer to full-time parking permit holders.

Full Lot

When an assigned lot is full, spillover lots are available. Permit holders should call Access Services at 216.368.2273 for the closest spillover lot.

Designated Parking Areas

Several lots serve only one facility or department. Access services and CWRU Security enforce this. These include:

  • Weatherhead Visitor Spaces
  • Dively Center Visitor Spaces
  • BioEnterprise Visitor Lot

Regulation Enforcement

Standard Parking or CWRU enforce parking violations. Fines are $25 to $100 with a penalty for paying late, after 10 days. Fines can be paid by cash or check. Faculty and staff may face payroll deduction.

Violations include:

  • No permit
  • Expired meter
  • Blocking traffic
  • No parking area
  • Permit tampered
  • Non-disabled in a disabled zone
  • Parking in area not designated as space
  • Taking up 2 spaces.
  • Blocking entrance
  • On sidewalk
  • Blocking traffic
  • On Grass
  • Service vehicle area
  • Fire lane
  • Loading dock.

Towing/Wheel Locking

Vehicles with two or more unpaid tickets after 10 days are subject to towing or wheel locking, in addition to late fees. Any vehicle parked in a fashion which interferes with traffic or creates a safety hazard is subject to immediate towing.

Towed Vehicle Release

Towed vehicles are kept at the Standard Parking impound lot at 12100 Euclid Avenue. Vehicles are released only to registered owners or immediate relatives. Owners must have a valid government-issued ID. Payment is limited to cash, VISA or MasterCard. Daily storage fees are added to the original towing charge. Wheel-locked vehicles require the same procedure and cost $100.

Parking Advisory Committee (PAC)

The PAC reviews parking policies and procedures and makes recommendations to university administration. The PAC also considers requests for special parking accommodations resulting because of special job requirements or other circumstances. The PAC includes two faculty members, two staff members, two graduate students, two undergraduate students and a representative of the Access Services. Members serve for two years. The chairperson of the committee is appointed by the Vice President of Finance.

Parking Lot Security

Case Western Reserve’s Security Department provides 24-hour security coverage to campus lots.