Theoretically speaking, there is plenty of parking spaces on Taylor's campus. Practically speaking, finding a parking space close to one's dormitory is a bit of an adventure, especially for the dorms on the southern end of campus. Wengatz, English, and Gerig halls all occupy a somewhat cramped area for parking, and convenient spots go only to the very fortunate. For those who don't mind walking an extra 200 feet, it's not a problem since there are always parking spots somewhere, but people rarely go out of their way to leave good spots open.
As for parking permits, nothing is complicated or particularly pricey; students need to visit the campus safety team, fill out a minimal amount of paperwork, and pay $25 for a permit that will last them a full year. However, freshmen are not eligible for parking permits until after Thanksgiving—at which point the parking situation, exacerbated by the flood of new cars, becomes even more irritating. Many students discover the hard way that fines can be, if not necessarily enormous, at the very least quite inconvenient; some minor parking infractions have been known to elicit a $20 fine. The moral of the story? Park carefully—especially during the winter, when Taylor students feel inspired to "create" more parking spaces.