TRAFFIC AND PARKING
In order for Shelton State Community College to provide the faculty, staff, students, and visitors with a safe and secure environment, the following regulations have been prepared for anyone operating and/or parking vehicles on College property. Copies of these regulations will be available at registration, and it is the responsibility of the motor vehicle operator to be familiar and/or obtain copies of these regulations. For additional information concerning Shelton's parking regulations, call Office of Security, 205.391.2377.
All ordinances of the city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama related to traffic, which are not in conflict with or inconsistent with these regulations, are made part thereof and are enforceable as provided herein.
The official registration period for cars, motorcycles, and motor bikes will be held at the beginning of each semester registration. Students must register their vehicles before the vehicles may be driven and parked on campus.
The Cashier's Office handles all vehicle registration and issues all hang tags.
- Student Name/Student Number/Driver License Number
- Vehicle License Plate Number
- Make & Model
- Name/Drivers License Number
- Vehicle License Plate Number
- Vehicle Make & Model
Green Hangtags - Faculty, Administration, Staff
Red Hangtags - Student parking
Blue Hangtags - Handicap parking
Blue hangtags will be issued only to those students, faculty, and staff members who are certified to be disabled by their personal physician and by the State of Alabama. Certifications shall be in writing and approved in the Office of the Cashier.
Faculty, staff, and students who register vehicles will receive a hangtag parking permit. The hangtag must be displayed face out on the rear view mirror when the vehicle is parked on campus. Failure to display the permit could result in a citation being issued or the vehicle being impounded. Hangtags may be transferred and used on more than one vehicle.
Please remember you are responsible for your hangtag. You should NOT loan your parking hangtag to others since you are responsible for all parking citations written against your hangtag. The cost for registration of vehicles is: students - $5 per semester & no charge for faculty/staff. There will be no registration fee for visitors who receive a white temporary parking permit. These visitor parking permits should be placed on the right side of the windshield. There is a $5 replacement charge for lost or stolen hangtags. Hangtags will be issued for the academic year beginning September 1 and expiring August 31 of the following year.
The University of Alabama will continue to allow parking in commuter student parking zones by students from other local educational institutions provided that their vehicle has a current decal from their institution legally displayed according to that institution's policy. Faculty and staff members from other local institutions may park in faculty/staff parking zones with the appropriate current decal or hangtag from their institution. Faculty and staff members from other institutions who are also employees or students at the University will be required to purchase a current University permit. The faculty/staff parking agreement with other local institutions applies only to the faculty or staff member. Anyone other than a faculty or staff member using a faculty or staff member's car will not be allowed to park on the University of Alabama campus under this agreement.
PARKING AND TRAFFIC RULES
- Standard rules of the road for the city, county, and state will be observed on campus.
- All parking rules and regulations are in effect at all times.
- The violation of any parking regulations will subject the violator to fines as specified under "parking violations."
- Loading and service zones: Parking is restricted to service and vendor vehicles for the purpose of loading and unloading only.
- Double parking on streets or parking areas is prohibited at all times.
- Vehicles should be parked within the marked parking spaces.
- When faculty, staff, or students change status, they must apply for a new permit.
- All campus parking regulations remain in effect during registration and final examinations.
- Recommended speed on campus is 25 mph, except where otherwise posted; however, any speed not safe for conditions of the road, including vehicular and pedestrian congestion is prohibited.
- Driving or parking on the grass or sidewalks and parking at crosswalks and loading zones is prohibited.
- Motorists must yield to pedestrians in designated crosswalks.
- Motorcycles, bicycles, and other vehicles are subject to the same traffic rules and must move in the same direction on the same side of the street as automobiles. These vehicles must NOT use sidewalks or lawns.
- The College assumes no liability for damages or theft of vehicles operated or parked on campus. Any such damage is a risk assumed by the owner as operator of the vehicle.
- Inability to find a legal parking space will not be accepted as a defense for violations.
- Operation or parking of an unregistered vehicle on campus will result in the issuance of a citation; all charges, including tow charges, and purchase of current permit will be assessed before the vehicle is released.
- Hangtag permits may be transferred to other non-registered vehicles.
MOTORCYCLES AND MOTORBIKES
When motorcycles and motorbikes are registered, the owner will be issued an appropriate decal to be permanently affixed to the outside of the front fender. All motorcycles and motorbikes must park in a legal parking space and in zones corresponding with the permit issued; fines, penalties, registration requirements, and rules are the same as those for automobiles. The law requires operators and passengers of two-wheeled, motorized vehicles to wear protective helmets.
Registration of all bicycles on campus is highly recommended. All bicycles must be placed in racks when provided. Bicycles shall not be parked on sidewalks, driveways, stairs, or at entrances to buildings. Any bicycles found in these locations will be impounded and a $5 fee assessed.
The accumulation record will begin September 1 of the year issued and expire August 31 of the following year.
(FINE IS INCREASED FOR MULTIPLE OFFENSES)
|Failure to Display Hang-Tag
Failure to Register Vehicle
Improperly Affixed Hang-Tag
No Parking Zone
Parked in Fire Lane
Blocking Vehicles / Roadway
(Updated July 17, 2012)
PAYMENT OF FINES
After 24 hours, not counting weekends and holidays, student may pay fines in the Cashier's Office located in the Atrium on the Martin Campus. Parking citations are automatically charged to student accounts. Take the citation to the Cashier's Office at the time of payment. Failure to pay fines will result in registration restrictions and/or grades not being released, or other restrictions.
Citations can be paid at the Cashier's Office. If payment is not received within two (2) weeks, the amount of the citation will be deducted through payroll deduction.
Visitors may obtain visitor parking permits at Cashier's Office in the atrium. Visitor permits should be displayed on the inside passenger side of the front windshield. Visitor parking is allowed in all legal parking spaces except handicapped spaces unless qualified to do so. (Students, faculty/staff, or anyone other than a visitor using a visitor's space will be subject to receiving an improper parking fine.) The following information will be recorded when a visitor permit is issued.
- No payment required.
Any vehicle causing a safety hazard, obstructing traffic, or blocking a loading zone will be subject to impoundment. All vehicles not parked in accordance with College parking and traffic rules and regulations are subject to impoundment.
All motorized vehicles parked on campus must be registered. Parking decals are issued for the academic year and will make rapid identification of vehicles possible in the event of an emergency.
Parking violations are the student's responsibility.
Students should park legally in parking spaces designated for student parking. Parking in a prohibited area such as fire lanes, loading zones, visitor spaces, or other non-designated parking zones without authorization will result in a citation being issued and/or the vehicle being towed. Students receiving parking tickets can pay the ticket(s) at the Cashier's Office. You can pick up an appeal form at the Office of the Dean of Students and appeal the ticket(s) if you feel that you were wrongly ticketed. A copy of Shelton State Community College parking regulations can be obtained from the Office of the Dean of Students.