4 Steps to Create an Effective Parking System
Parking enforcement is the best solution to ensure a safe and orderly parking structure. Whether you manage resident, student, or employee parking create clear guidelines that apply to all who utilize your parking structure. Have clearly posted signs at every entrances to notify everyone of the parking policies and penalties and use the following as guidelines when creating your parking system.
- Add a parking clause. A clause establishes legal authority to create and enforce a permit parking system. Have rules laid out in writing and ensure that everyone who registers for a parking spot has a clear understanding of what is expected. Make sure every resident understands your policies and the actions you will take to enforce them.
- Issue Permits. Permits are sequentially numbered so you can keep easily track them. Select a bright color so you can check for them at a glance.
- Use permit logs. Issue parking permits during the parking registration process and create a print or digital log to keep track of assigned permits and corresponding parking spots as applicable.
- Set rules for guest parking. Keep track of visitors by using special guest permits. You can exclude guests or designate a specific area for them to park. Clearly mark the areas by painting the curb and posting clear signs that carry a warning for violators.