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December 3, 2001

Registration streamlined for 2002

By Eric Rangus


The Emory Parking and Community Services Office is instituting automatic parking-permit renewal for 2002. So, rather than filling out a registration form, Emory faculty and staff will simply sign their names on a log, and their parking passes will be instantly renewed.

“We wanted to make registration as painless as possible,” said Bill Collier, director of parking.

The online registration forms and paper applications of previous years have gone away for most people. The only faculty and staff who will have to go through the full process are those people who are registering cars for the first time or making changes to their methods of payment.

Representatives from the parking office will be criss-crossing campus throughout January and early February registering faculty and staff (see box on page 7 for specific times and locations). Anyone unable to stop by one of these locations should visit the parking office in the Lowergate Deck before Jan. 23 to pick up his or her materials.

The renewal process will be very easy. Faculty and staff should bring their Emory IDs to one of the distribution locations. Once there, they need only to sign the pre-printed log, authorizing renewal, and pick up their tags and decals. Parking fees will be automatically deducted from their paychecks. If someone wants to change their method of payment, they would need to complete a change card, which will also be available at the distribution locations.

“If you are already registered, there’s nothing you have to do but come by and pick up your tag,” Collier said. Previously, Emory parkers were required to fill out either an online or paper form each year and turn it into the parking office. Most employees then received their hang tags through campus mail. Now tags can be obtained with one trip.

Not only is this new system going to be easier for consumers, but it also eases the burden on parking office staff. Not only will the new system save processing time, Collier said, but it will also allow parking office employees to address immediate consumer needs without wading through stacks of paper.

If an employee or faculty member is not planning to renew a tag, no action is necessary. Once 2001 tags expire Jan. 31, no further charges will be imposed.

Fees for Zone 1 parking are $336 annually, and for Zone 2 the charge is $232. That is an increase of $20 and $19, respectively, from 2001 rates. New hangtags and decals become effective Feb. 1, 2002.


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