Parking Regulations

General

  1. The purpose of the regulations is to facilitate the safe and orderly operation of college business and to provide parking facilities for this operation within the limits of available space.
  2. Campus Police are responsible for implementation and enforcement of these regulations.
  3. The responsibility for locating legal parking spaces rests with the operator of the motor vehicle. Lack of space will not be considered a valid excuse for violating any parking regulations.
  4. The college shall have no responsibility for loss or damage to any vehicle or its contents operated or parked on the CSCC campus.

Student Parking Information

  1. Temporary parking permits are available upon request at the Campus Police.
  2. Special permits for the physically handicapped or for medical reasons are available upon request at the Campus Police Department.

Vehicle Operation

  1. All persons operating a vehicle on college property must be properly licensed operators.
  2. Pedestrians have the right-of-way at established pedestrian crossings.
  3. Under normal conditions the maximum speed limit on campus is 15 MPH. However, vehicles may not be operated at any speed that is excessive for the conditions which may exist as a result of weather, traffic congestion, pedestrians, etc.
  4. Traffic control signs, devices and directions of officers must be obeyed.
  5. All persons operating vehicles are responsible for maintaining control of the vehicle, safe operation and observance of traffic control signs, barriers, devices, and Police Officers.
  6. Operating a motor vehicle in any area other than a street or roadway intended for motor vehicles is prohibited.
  7. The use of skateboards, bicycles, roller skates and in-line skates is prohibited.
  8. All accidents must be reported immediately to the Police Department at (423) 472-7141 or (423) 618-1720.

Violations

The following examples constitute violations of parking regulations:

  • Where Curb or Lines are Painted Yellow
  • Where stripes of any color are painted
  • Parking in Motor Cycle Space
  • Blocking Loading Zone or Dumpsters
  • Parking in front of Fire Hydrants
  • Blocking Driveway, Intersection or Sidewalks
  • Parking on Grass
  • Parking in Visitor or Staff Area
  • Backing into a Parking Space
  • No Parking in Cross Walks
  • No Speeding (15 mph max.)
  • Parking in Reserved Areas
  • Exceeding Safe Speed for Conditions
  • Parking in Handicap Zone

Enforcement

College violation citations should be paid at the Business Office within 15 weekdays from the date of the citation.

Penalties

  1. Violation fees -- faculty, staff, students and visitors. All violation fees will be paid at the Business Office.Cash should not be sent by mail.
    • Parking Violation ............ $25.00
    • Obstruction of Traffic ...... $30.00
    • Fire Hydrant ..................... $50.00
    • Handicap Violation ......... $200.00
  2. Penalties
    • Students who fail to pay violation fees will not be allowed to receive an official transcript or graduate until the fees are paid.
    • A faculty or staff member who persists in violating these regulations or fails to pay a citation will be reported to their appropriate supervisor.
    • Repeated violations of parking regulations will be grounds for administrative action.
    • Repeated or gross violations could result in vehicle being towed from campus.

Appeals

  1. Students may appeal to the Parking Ticket Appeals Committee. Forms may be picked up at the Switch Board, Business Office or Campus Police and turned in to the Office of the Vice President of Student Services (U117) or the Student Senate Office (U100).
  2. Staff, faculty or visitors may appeal to the Employee Parking Ticket Appeals Committee by completion of a Parking Appeal Form and returning it to the Switchboard.
  3. Appeals may be made in person or in writing. All appeals must be made within 15 workdays from the date of the citation.

Pedestrian Regulations

  1. Students, faculty and staff must not endanger their safety or create an unreasonable impediment to lawful vehicular traffic.
  2. Violations of these regulations will be cited through appropriate channels for disciplinary actions.

Special Occasions and Emergencies

On special occasions (for example; athletic events, concerts, graduation exercises, etc.) and in emergencies, parking and traffic limitations may be imposed by the Campus Police as required by the conditions which prevail.

Restrictions

College streets or grounds may not be used by any firm, corporation or person for advertising or commercial purpose.