Don’t forget! License plate visibility policy is in effect

Jul 20, 2021

As you may recall, Ohio law no longer requires display of a front license plate as of July 1, 2020. As such, please remember to park with your license plate visible from the drive aisle adjacent to your vehicle as your license plate serves as your permit.

Vehicles with only a rear license plate should park head-in campus wide. This means that you should avoid backing into a space or pulling through, since this could obstruct the view of your plate. Vehicles with both front and rear license plates may continue to back into a space or pull through into the space, except where otherwise posted as prohibited.

Because your license plate serves as your permit, parking with your plate visible from the drive aisle allows us to ensure the parking you paid for is used only by those who have a valid permit or hourly parking. It also allows us to continue monitoring the parking system using our current license plate recognition technology.

For first offenses, courtesy warnings will be issued for vehicles parked without a license plate facing the drive aisle. Any additional license plate visibility violations will result in a $23.50 citation.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Customer Care at 614-688-0000 or We want to help!