Vehicle registration is free. Each student motor vehicle being a car, truck, motorcycle, etc. must be registered and display a Highland Community College parking permit sticker on the lower passenger side corner of the rear window. Make sure the sticker is visible at all times. A parking permit sticker provides quick identification of a vehicle owner. You could be contacted more quickly by Campus Safety and Security Officers when your vehicle must be moved for snow removal, vehicle vandalism, or in emergency situations.
Below are the HCC Parking Policy Guidelines you must follow to avoid being cited.
Students, staff, and faculty are required to register their vehicles and display parking permits when parked on campus, except open parking areas. Staff, faculty, and commuter parking is marked behind Irvin Hall, the Administration building and the library/cafeteria. Although not marked, parking between the CT building and Yost Hall is for staff, faculty, and commuters only. Parking beside all apartments is for student resident’s parking only. Students living in student housing may only park in the student housing parking lots and may not drive to class. With certain exceptions, the parking areas are active 24 hours a day, Monday through Friday, except special events as designated by Highland Community College. Parking areas are active in all weather conditions. The parking areas are depicted on parking maps distributed at the time permits are received. Multiple parking permits are available for HCC employees. Failure to display a parking permit will result in a parking violation.
After 5:00 PM, parking is open to everyone in the following parking areas:
- Behind the library (north side), normally Staff and Commuter parking
- Between the CT building and Yost Hall, normally Staff and Commuter parking.
- The north side of the lot between Irvin Hall and the Stadium Center. (South side reserved for College-owned vehicles.)
Designated handicapped spaces are appropriately marked in accordance with state regulations. Only students, staff, and visitors with valid handicap parking permits are allowed to park in handicap spaces, at all times.
Any individual who is injured and requires crutches may get permission from the Vice President for Student Services to park close to the cafeteria or classrooms. A special permit is issued to that individual and must be displayed in the front window when parked on campus.
Responsibility for locating a legal parking space rests with the vehicle operator. Individuals who do not comply with campus parking rules and regulations will be issued a parking violation and charged a fine in accordance with the fee structure listed below. All fines levied against violators have been approved by the Highland Community College Board of Trustees. All fines must be paid in the Business Office, Administration Building, during normal work hours, or by mail.
Payment of Fines
All violation fees doubles if not paid in five working days. Fines are cumulative for the academic year, fall through summer.
|Fourth Violation||An auto boot will be applied and notification sticker applied to driver’s window.|
|To have boot removed||$75 and payment of all unpaid tickets|
|Vehicle towed if boot not removed in 30 days||$300|
|Failure to Pay Fine||After 5 working days from the date the ticket was issued, the Administration office is notified and a hold is put on the vehicle owner’s grades and registration process.|
The registration of a vehicle authorizes parking on the Highland Community College campus for that individual vehicle. It DOES NOT guarantee a parking space. The lack of a space is not considered a valid excuse for violating regulations. Highland Community College or its employees will not assume any responsibility for the care and protection of any vehicle or its contents at any time it is operated or parked on the campus. Any person who willfully or through negligence causes damage to Highland Community College property shall be liable for any damage done to said property.