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Linfield University properties are private and the University reserves the right to control access at all times. Linfield University requires any motor vehicle that is used by students and employees as transportation on campus, or to and from campus, be registered with Linfield Public Safety (LPS) and a current permit is displayed if the vehicle will park on campus property. This includes students that live off-campus.

New parking permit applications are now completed online. We highly encourage you to complete this before the school year starts. Permits are not processed during the weekend or holidays, so please plan accordingly. For students needing replacement permits (due to vehicle being sold, wrecked, etc.) you must come to LPS to receive a replacement permit to avoid being double billed.

EMPLOYEES (Faculty/Staff/Sodexo): Parking permits are valid for time of employment. You must apply online and once it is complete you'll receive an email letting you know your permit is ready to be picked up in Cozine Hall. Your permit is only valid on the permitted vehicle. If you drive another vehicle to campus, you can apply for multiple permits. At no time can you park at the visitors' spaces or exceed the time limit for the 10/15 minute parking spaces.

FRESHMAN and NEW TRANSFER STUDENTS: If you complete your new ID card online, then your parking permit will be with your ID card on orientation day.  Otherwise, you will need to come to the LPS office to pick up your parking permit.

RETURNING STUDENTS: Register your vehicle online even if you had a permit last year.  After two business days, your permit will be ready to be picked up at Cozine Hall.

GUEST PERMITS: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, guests are not currently allowed on Linfield's campuses. When restrictions are lifted, this information will be updated to reflect guest parking and permitting instructions.

All Linfield community members parking within the Linfield campus must display a current parking permit at all times.

Vehicle/Temp Permit: Register Your Vehicle Online

Student Replacement Parking permit Form

Traffic and Parking Regulations

Linfield University-owned streets include: Founder's Way, Pioneer Way, Oak Grove Lane, Cozine Lane, Blaine, Renshaw, Lever, Boardman, Everson, Brumback Streets, Library Court, Ford Drive and Keck and Wildcat Circle(s).  For the purpose of these regulations, the word “parked” means any vehicle which is stopped and/or waiting regardless of the period of time the vehicle is stopped or whether a driver is present, except for vehicles immobilized by traffic control officers, congestion, or accident. Furthermore, the words “motor vehicle” or “vehicle” means any type of motor-powered conveyance including, but not limited to, automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, and motor scooters.

Driving and Parking Regulations for Linfield University Community members (on campus):

Linfield University enforces all motor vehicle laws as defined in the Oregon Revised Statutes, as applicable to campus. Law enforcement agencies also patrols campus streets and may assess violations of Oregon law as they see fit.

  • Any motor vehicle driven on Linfield property shall be operated by a legally licensed and insured driver. The driver will have the license in their possession at all times when operating their vehicle.
  • Anyone operating a motor vehicle on campus shall observe speed limits, barricades, stop signs, and all other parking and traffic regulations, and shall drive in a safe and prudent manner. Parking must be in marked parking spaces.
  • Drivers will comply with all lawful directions given by Linfield Public Safety and/or law enforcement.
  • The speed limit on all campus streets is 15 MPH, unless otherwise posted.
  • Parking in FIRE LANES is prohibited. Citation is $100.
  • Parking in DISABLED space without a valid state-issued disabled permit is prohibited for any length of time. Be aware that parking in a striped disabled loading zone adjacent to disabled parking space counts as a disabled parking violation.  Citation is $100.  Law enforcement can also issue citations for disabled parking violations and that citation is a lot more than the campus ones.
  • Vehicles parked or standing for any length time in areas marked by red curbs, fire lanes, loading zones, crosswalks, landscaped areas, sidewalks, areas needed for truck access to trash dumpsters, or areas marked by “No Parking” signs are considered illegally parked.
  • Linfield community members may not park in visitor parking areas at any time.
  • No overnight parking areas is strictly enforced between the hours of 2 a.m. - 5 a.m.
  • Responsibility for locating a legal parking space rests with the operator of the motor vehicle.

For a full description of Linfield parking regulations download the full Linfield University TRAFFIC AND PARKING REGULATIONS.

If you have questions or concerns about any of these regulations, please contact the Linfield Public Safety Director, Dennis Marks at 

For more information contact:

Linfield Public Safety
Phone Number: 503-883-SAFE (7233)
Linfield ext. 7233