At Governors State University you'll find the regulations, rules, streets and parking lots well marked. The following regulations are in effect at all times.

Abandoned Vehicles

Abandoned vehicles will receive a warning notice on the windshield. After three days, the unclaimed vehicle will be towed, ticketed and stored at the owner’s expense.

To retrieve a towed vehicle, the owner must pick up a tow release form from the Police Department.

If a vehicle must be left on campus, notify the Police Department at 708.534.4900.


 If you are involved in an accident on GSU property, call the Police Department immediately at 708.534.4900. Failure to report an accident to police authority is a criminal act.

Parking Citations and Appeals

Parking citations on campus are issued by GSU Police Department under the Illinois Vehicle Code 625. 

Fines and Payments

Will County Court House
Office of the Circuit Clerk
14 W. Jefferson Street
Joliet, IL 60432
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

For speeding, no insurance or expired registration citations, the court location is 712 West Street, Peotone, IL 60468.

For suspended license, suspended registration plate or driving under the influence citations, the court location is 14 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60432.

Fire Lanes and Handicapped Parking Zones

Parking is not permitted at any time in fire lanes or designated handicapped parking zones. When unloading a passenger and/or packages, use loading-zone parking spaces with hazard lights flashing for a maximum of 15 minutes. Citations will be issued for any unattended vehicles parked in these areas.

Notify the Police Department at 708.534.4900 when unloading in an unauthorized parking zone. In the event of an emergency, vehicles will be towed at the owner's expense. 

Repairing of Vehicles on Campus

Performing major repairs and oil changes is prohibited on campus. Minor repairs, such as fixing a flat tire, replacing a battery or replacing light bulbs are permitted.

Speed Limit

Campus speed zones are clearly posted and strictly enforced.

Theft and Damage

GSU does not assume responsibility for theft and/or damage to vehicles or their contents while on campus. Vehicles should be locked at all times and valuables stored out of plain view.

Driver Responsibility

Rules and regulations are enforced 24 hours a day. Vehicles must be operated and parked in a manner that assures the safety of other vehicles and pedestrians. Parking is permitted in marked stalls only. The entire vehicle must be within the boundary lines of the parking space. You are responsible for finding a legal parking space. Snow or other severe weather conditions are not valid reasons to disobey the regulations. Also, it is unlawful (ILCS 6-304) to permit an unauthorized person to drive while on GSU property.

Liquor and Drugs

Any person who operates a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, narcotic drugs, prescribed medicine with restrictions or opiates is subject to arrest.