Princeton Campus Vehicle Hang Tag FAQs

Are hang tags currently available?  I plan to be on campus before the end of August and would like to take care of that now.

Hang tags will be available beginning August 28. 

Public Safety staff will be available as follows to disseminate hang tags:

  • August 28 – 31: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Scheide Student Center
  • September 1 – 7: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Public Safety Office (Bristol Chapel basement)

Everyone must complete and submit a registration form (.pdf), copies of which are also available during the above days and times, in order to be issued a hang tag.  

Current faculty and staff
Current faculty and staff do not need to present their driver’s license or insurance or registration cards in order to receive their hang tag.  You simply need to complete the form with this information.  Please present your Rider ID when you pick up your hang tag. 

New faculty and staff
New faculty and staff will need to present these documents when they submit their completed form as per standard procedures for new employees. 

Hang tags will also be available after September 7 by stopping by the Public Safety office in the basement of Bristol Chapel.  You are encouraged to call ahead at (609) 896-5029 since the office is not always manned after that date as officers are making rounds or responding to incidents. 

What do I need to bring with me to get my hang tag?
Current faculty and staff who already have vehicles registered on campus can transition to the new system by completing the registration form and submitting it on the above days and times.  Complete and submit a vehicle registration form (.pdf).

New faculty and staff and eligible students (freshmen living on campus are not permitted to have cars on campus) can also complete the form in advance but must submit the form along with their Rider ID, driver’s license and insurance and registration cards on the above days and times.  This is standard procedure for students and new employees.

What if I can’t come in before September 7 to get my hang tag?  How else can I get one?
Hang tags will be available after September 7 by stopping by the Public Safety office in the basement of Bristol Chapel and completing the registration form.  You are encouraged to call ahead at (609) 896-5029 since the office is not always manned after that date as officers are making rounds or responding to incidents. 

How much do hang tags cost?
Hang tags are being issued at no cost.

Is there a date by which I must get my hang tag?  Will Public Safety issue tickets right away if I don’t have it displayed? 
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to get their hang tag as soon as possible within the first few weeks of the fall semester.  Ticketing will begin for unregistered vehicles (those without hang tags) beginning September 24.  Prior to that date, Public Safety will issue warnings to unregistered vehicles.  All other parking violations are strictly enforced. 

I have several cars.  Can I transfer hang tags among my cars?
Yes, hang tags are designed to be used for multiple, registred vehicles from the same household.  

Please note: Hang tags are to be hung from the rear view mirror when your vehicle is parked.  As per New Jersey statute, they must be removed from the mirror while driving.

How do I know if I need a hang tag or parking decal?  I work or study on both campuses. 
The following individuals require hang tags beginning this academic year.  Hang tags will be recognized on both campuses.  There is no need for anyone to have both a hang tag and parking decal. 

  • Faculty and staff whose home department or office is located on the Princeton campus
  • Eligible students (freshmen living on campus are not permitted to have cars on campus) who reside on or whose academic program is based on the Princeton campus. 

If you are in doubt or have any questions, please call Public Safety at (609) 896-5049. 

Will hang tags be recognized on the Lawrenceville campus and vice versa?
Hang tags will be recognized on the Lawrenceville campus for faculty, staff and students who work or study on both campuses.  Likewise, parking decals for those who work or study primarily on the Lawrenceville campus will be recognized at Princeton.  There is no need for anyone to have both a hang tag and parking decal.

Do I have to remove my old parking decal?
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged, but not required, to remove their old parking decals.

Why can’t we get multiple hang tags like we did with parking decals? 
A new vehicle registration system is being implemented at the request of Princeton Borough in conjunction with completion of the new parking lot so that we may better manage on-campus parking.  The additional parking capacity and new hang tag system will go a long way to accommodate the parking needs of members of our Princeton campus community.  

Why are part-time staff, most adjunct faculty and all students required to get new hang tags every year?
Students and many of our part-time staff and adjunct faculty (except priority adjuncts) change from year to year.  Annual renewal will better ensure that sufficient parking is available for all members of our Princeton campus community. 

For those who require annual renewal, do we have to bring in the same paperwork every year?
Yes.  Adjunct (except priority adjuncts) and part-time Conservatory faculty, all part-time staff and all eligible students must register their vehicles annually by completing the registration form and submitting their Rider ID, driver’s license and insurance and registration cards. 

What if my hang tag is lost or stolen?  How can I replace it?
Please report your lost or stolen hang tag to Public Safety by calling (609) 896-5029 or stopping by the office in the basement of Bristol Chapel as soon as possible.  A lost or stolen hang tag will be invalidated and a new one issued.  

What if I later find my lost or stolen hang tag?  Can I continue using it?
Lost or stolen hang tags will be invalidated.  Vehicles displaying invalidated hang tags will be ticketed.

Please report your lost or stolen hang tag to Public Safety by calling (609) 896-5029 or stopping by the office in the basement of Bristol Chapel as soon as possible so that you may be issued a new one.

I have a state-issued handicapped parking placard.  Do I still need a hang tag?
Yes.  

Do motorcycles require hang tags?
Yes, faculty, staff and students must register their vehicles, including motorcycles, with Public Safety.

I am a student or employee who is only scheduled to be on campus on nights or weekends.  Do I still need a hang tag?
Yes, all faculty, staff and students must register their vehicles with Public Safety and display the appropriate hang tag. 

Vehicle hang tags are issued in the Scheide Student Center during fall opening activities and at all other times at Public Safety located in the back of Bristol Chapel.  Public Safety is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can be reached at (609) 896-5029.