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Barnacle Parking Enforcement Tool

In an effort to better support each campus of Georgia Southern University, Parking and Transportation will implement a new system to disable vehicles that are in violation of parking rules and regulations. This is an alternative to us having to tow vehicles on campus. Unlocking the barnacle is a quick process for the removal and gives the customer the ability to pay and remove it at any time of the day.



Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Why do I have a Barnacle on my vehicle?

Answer: You have 3 or more unpaid citations on your vehicle and/or you have received a boot warning.

  • Once the device has been removed, the customer has twenty-four (24) hours to return the device or the deposit hits their account.
  • Each device has GPS tracking so Parking staff can locate and secure devices.

Q: How does this work once it’s applied to a vehicle?

A: Each barnacle attaches to the vehicle’s windshield with 750 pounds of force, making it virtually impossible to remove. If your vehicle has received a barnacle and is disabled, please scan the barcode on the device to start the payment/removal process. You may also call the phone number on the device.

  1. Visit the Barnacle payment website or call the phone number listed on the Barnacle.
  2. Follow the instruction prompts to pay all outstanding fees.
  3. Once payment is completed, enter the 4-digit code to remove Barnacle
  4. Return to the dropbox location at Parking and Transportation Services’ office within 24 hours.

Q: Where are the drop-off locations for the barnacle?

A: Currently, the only drop-off location is at the Parking and Transporation office on the Statesboro Campus of Georgia Southern University. All you have to do is carefully slide it into the box after payment and release.


Statement: “Well I’ll just take this off myself!”

Response: Please don’t! There are several anti-tamper mechanisms in each barnacle.

  • If you tamper with the device in any way, it will alarm sounding the authorities.
  • Parking staff will instantly receive a text message any time someone tampers with a device.
  • Due to the suction of the barnacle, tampering with the device could result in you damaging your vehicle.

The best bet is to scan the QR code or call the available number and remove the device correctly.

Last updated: 5/23/2022