FAQ's

Will I be required to purchase a decal in Fall 2021?
All students and faculty/staff who park their vehicles on campus 3 or more times a semester are required to purchase and display a valid CSI parking decal.
 

How do I purchase a decal?
Decals are currently available for purchase and will be sold by semester only and will expire on 1/31/2022. Decals can be obtained by visiting our website at https://csi.aimsparking.com/.  Once you have completed your registration and payment information you will receive further instructions on how to receive your decal.  
 

How much does a decal cost?
The student semester decal rate will be $66.00 and will expire on 1/31/2022.  Faculty/Staff can access their decal rates at 2021-2022 Faculty/Staff Parking Decal Fees (cuny.edu).  Faculty/Staff rates will be available for purchase by semester only and will be prorated upon check out.  Decals can be obtained at https://csi.aimsparking.com/.

Once you have completed your registration and payment information you will receive further instructions on how to receive your decal.  
 

What are my options if I am only parking on campus occasionally?
We recognize that many of you will be enrolled in hybrid courses and/or working a hybrid schedule and therefore, we are pleased to announce that we are now offering the additional option to purchase a “Daily Parking Pass.”  Our daily parking pass will also be available to visitors and/or students looking to access amenities on campus.  Please visit our website at https://csi.aimsparking.com/ to purchase a daily pass. 
 

Due to COVID and the campus closure, I did not park on campus for the remainder of the Spring 2021 and Summer 2021.  Am I eligible for a credit?
Students and faculty/staff with a pre-existent parking decals that expired on August 31st 2020 are eligible for a credit and will receive an email with instructions on how to utilize your parking credit for the upcoming semester.

If you are graduating or transferring to another institution and will not be returning to campus, please contact our office for further information on how to receive a refund.
*All credits will expire August 31, 2022.
 

Can I transfer my decal to another car?
You cannot transfer decals from one vehicle to another. If you get a new car, please contact ops@csi.cuny.edu for instructions on how to receive an updated decal for your new vehicle. Remember that all registered students must purchase their own decal. Households with multiple students are required to purchase a decal for each vehicle coming to campus.
 

Can I be denied a decal because of unpaid tickets?
Yes. All tickets must be satisfied before a decal will be issued.
 

What happens when I get a new car?
You cannot transfer decals from one vehicle to another. Remove the decal from the old car and contact Office of Parking & DolphinCard Services for instructions on how to obtain a replacement decal. A fee of $5.00 will be charged for all replacements.
 

I am a student that also works for the college. Do I qualify for a staff decal and an access card?
No. Student status prevails. You will be eligible for a student decal. Only those individuals who are issued CSI Faculty/ Staff ID cards may purchase a staff decal.
 

How do I register for a handicapped permit?
If your vehicle has handicapped license plates, the vehicle is automatically authorized to park in any handicapped-reserved space. A valid CSI parking decal is still required.
The College of Staten Island requires, in addition to a valid CSI parking decal, every student and college employee who displays a State, County, or municipal agency handicapped hangtag to REGISTER with the Office of parking & DolphinCard Services prior to using the handicapped-reserved spaces on campus. A special decal will be issued for your vehicle that will authorize you to park in these spaces. Please contact the office for specific instructions.  Please follow up with an email to our office OPS@csi.cuny.edu with a copy of your driver’s license and a copy of your hangtag to verify handicapped credentials for handicapped authorization to be sent with your parking decal.
 

What if I don't pay tickets received?
Due to a rise in non-compliance with decal purchasing, we will be increasing enforcement monitoring, which will include immobilization of non-compliant vehicles. Vehicles with two (2) more outstanding summonses that are past the due date for payment are subject to vehicle immobilization. Additional sanctions may include placement of an academic block, which will prevent the student from registering for classes, receiving a transcript, or obtaining a diploma. Faculty and staff with one or more outstanding summonses may have a letter of advisement sent to their Department Chair, Director, or Dean. All outstanding summonses are subject to collections proceedings.
 

What do I do if my registered vehicle is out of commission and need to bring another vehicle on campus?
If you need to bring an alternate vehicle to campus, please visit our website at https://csi.aimsparking.com/ to access your account and make a temporary vehicle change. 
 

What do I do if my vehicle is immobilized?
The Barnacle immobilization system, which attaches to the vehicle windshield, will be utilized on campus. If your vehicle is immobilized, follow the instructions displayed, or contact the Parking Office immediately to discuss payment options. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MOVE THE DEVICE OR THE VEHICLE