Campus Access, Traffic, and Parking

In order for Shelton State Community College to provide employees, 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.  It is the responsibility of the motor vehicle operator to know and/or obtain a copy of these regulations.  For additional information concerning Shelton State’s parking regulations, individuals may call the Office of Security at 205.391.2377 or see the link on the College’s website at

All ordinances of Tuscaloosa, Alabama that are related to traffic but not in conflict with or inconsistent with these regulations are made a part thereof and are enforceable as provided herein.

The Cashier's Office manages all items regarding parking registration and the issuance of all hang tags associated with Shelton State Community College. 

Vehicle Registration Dates
The official registration period for cars, motorcycles, and motorbikes will be held at the beginning of each semester’s registration. Everyone must register his or her vehicle with the Cashier’s Office prior to driving and parking on campus.  Hang tags will be issued for the academic year, beginning September 1 and expiring August 31 of the following year.

Vehicle Registration Costs

Student accounts must be paid in full prior to receiving one from the Cashier’s Office.  Additional or replacement hang tags will cost $5. 

Registration Information

  • Students
    • Student name, myShelton username, and driver’s license number 
    • Vehicle license plate number
    • Make, model, year, and color of vehicle
    • Students must show a valid Shelton State student ID to receive a parking decal.
  • Employees
    • Name, myShelton username, and driver’s license number
    • Vehicle license plate number
    • Make, model, year, and color of vehicle
  • Temporary
    • TBI and Lifelong Learning students
    • Non-students who will be parking either on campus or in the visitor section of campus parking are asked to obtain visitor parking approval at the Welcome Center in the Atrium.
    • Visitor permits should be displayed on the inside driver side of the front windshield.

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. Bicycles are not to be parked on sidewalks, driveways, stairs, or at entrances to buildings. Any bicycles found in these locations will be impounded, and a $5 fee will be assessed.

Hang Tags

  • Policies
    • Employees and students who register their vehicle will receive a hang tag, which 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.  
    • Each individual is responsible for his or her hang tag.  While hang tags may be transferred and used on more than one vehicle, an individual should NOT loan a parking hang tag to others since that individual is responsible for all parking citations written against his or her hang tag.
  • Identification of Hang Tags
    • Students: red hang tags
    • Employees: green hang tags
    • Motorcycle: red cling decal
    • Temporary: yellow parking pass
  • Accessible/Handicap Hang Tags
    • Accessibility/Handicap Parking: blue hang tags (A Shelton State issued handicap hang tag is required to park in a handicap space.)
      • Blue hang tags will be issued only to those students and employees who are certified to be disabled by the State of Alabama.  Proper documentation demonstrating the student or employee is the registered accessible/handicap individual is required. 
    • Temporary Accessible/Handicap: blue paper copy (A Shelton State issued handicap parking pass is required to park in a handicap space.)
      • Blue paper copy parking passes will be issued only to those students and employees who provide the Cashier’s Office with a signed statement or doctor’s excuse by their personal physician stating the individual needs special parking for a specified period of time.


  1. Standard rules of the road for the city, county, and state will be observed on all campuses.
  2. All campus access rules and regulations are in effect at all times.
  3. The violation of any campus regulation will subject the violator to fines as specified under "Parking Violations and Appeals."
  4. Loading and service zones: Parking is restricted to service and vendor vehicles for the purposes of loading and unloading only.
  5. Double parking on streets or in parking areas is prohibited at all times.
  6. Vehicles should be parked within the marked parking spaces.
  7. When employees or students change status, they must apply for a new permit.
  8. All campus access regulations remain in effect during registration and final examinations.
  9. Recommended speed on campus is 25 mph except where otherwise posted; however, any speed unsafe for conditions of the road, including vehicular and pedestrian congestion, is prohibited.
  10. Driving or parking on the grass or sidewalks and parking in crosswalks and loading zones are prohibited.
  11. Motorists must yield to pedestrians in designated crosswalks.
  12. 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.
  13. 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 and/or operator of the vehicle.
  14. The inability to find a legal parking space will not be accepted as a defense for violations.
  15. Operation or parking of an unregistered vehicle on campus will result in the issuance of a citation; all charges, including towing charges, and purchase of current permit will be assessed before the vehicle is released.
  16. Anyone other than a visitor using a visitor's space will be subject to receiving a ticket for improper parking. 
  17. A person issued a long-term special access or disability access placard or a temporary disability placard must be the driver or passenger in a vehicle parked in a special access or disability parking place.



Fines are as follows: 

Failure to Display Hang Tag 


Failure to Register Vehicle 


Improperly Affixed Hang Tag 


Improper Parking 


Parking in a No Parking Zone


Handicap Parking


Blocking Sidewalk 


Fire Lane


Blocking Vehicles/Roadway 




Payment of Fines

  • Students
    • After 24 hours, not including weekends and holidays, students may pay fines in the Cashier's Office. 
    • Parking citations are automatically charged to student accounts. Students should take the citation to the Cashier's Office at the time of payment. 
    • Failure to pay fines will result in restrictions associated with registration, transcript release, the release of grades, or other items associated with enrollment at Shelton State.
  • Employees
    • Citations can be paid in the Cashier's Office. 
    • If payment is not received within two (2) weeks, then the amount of the citation will be deducted through payroll deduction.
  • Temporary
    • The individual should take the citation to the Cashier's Office at the time of payment.

 Impounding Vehicles

All vehicles not parked in accordance with College parking, traffic rules, and regulations are subject to impoundment.

Appealing a Ticket
All individuals who are part of the Shelton State community or who utilize any of the campuses or facilities are subject to all policies and procedures related to campus access, parking, and traffic.   If individuals believe they have been wrongly ticketed, however, they have the right to appeal.  The
Appeal Form may be downloaded, and the completed form for the citation may be submitted for review. Appeal forms are also available in the Cashier’s Office and must be submitted within five (5) business days from the date of the citation.