South Georgia State College

Parking and Traffic Enforcement

Operating a motor vehicle on campus is a privilege extended by South Georgia State College in return for adherence to regulations designed to promote the safety and welfare of all. Campus Police may cite those who violate parking rules and regulations as well as the Georgia Traffic Code. This area provides information regarding vehicle registration, parking information and answers to common questions.

                                                   

SGSC Parking Permits

Anyone wishing to park on the SGSC Douglas or Waycross Campuses is required to have a parking permit.  Before issuance of a parking decal, an online Parking Permit Application must be complete.  Choose the decal that is appropriated for your status and complete the form,  The application requires that you upload a photo of the rear of your vehicle, including the tag OR a copy of vehicle registration.   It will take approximately 48-72 hours to process the application.  Once the application has been approved, the decal will be avaialbe for pickup from the library of your main campus.  In order to obtain the decal, you must present your SGSC student or employee ID.  Print a Tempory Parking Permit and place in your rear window until your application has been processed.

Once issued, the decal will be affixed to the exterior of the driver’s side back window on the bottom. On a motorcycle, permits should be on the rear fender or the windshield.

Decals are not transferable from one vehicle to another. If, for any reason, you must drive another vehicle, a Temporary Parking Permit be printed and placed in your rear window.  These permits are valid only for 1 week.  Additional decals cost $10 each.

Student Parking

Douglas Campus

The Douglas Campus is considered a “walk-in” campus.  There are over 1,000 parking spaces.  Each parking area is marked by a color coded sign and designates who is allowed to park in that area.  Additionally, signs identifying restricted areas are displayed in a conspicuous manner.  Early arrival is suggested for spaces considered prime, and once you find a parking space it is best to remain parked during your time on campus that day.

Color Coded Permits issued on the Douglas Campus are as follows:
        Blue- Commuter Students               Black– Tiger Village Residents               Gray- Faculty/Staff

Refer to the SGSC Douglas Campus Parking Map for more information on parking areas.

Residential students are required to leave their vehicles at the Residence Halls or at the Wellness Center as other parking areas are designated for Commuter Students or Faculty/Staff.

General Parking Rules:

  • Students are not allowed to park in faculty/staff spaces, nor visitor spaces.  Child's Circle is Faculty/Staff parking only.
  • Unless permitted by the State of Georgia, there is no parking in Handicap Parking.
  • Parking is prohibited in walkways, which normally are lined with white paint.
  • Parking is prohibited within 15 feet of any building or intersection.
  • Vehicles are not permitted to park or wait at a yellow curb, or in driveways.
  • Do not park or drive on the grass or sidewalks.
  • Do not park alongside roadway unless there are designated parking spaces.  Park with right tires no more than 12" from the curb.
  • The un/loading area in front of Tiger Village II has a 15 minute limit.

Waycross Campus

Color Coded Permits issued on the Waycross Campus are as follows:

     Blue- Commuter Students               Gray- Faculty/Staff

There are ample parking spaces on campus.  Signs identifying restricted areas are displayed in a conspicuous manner.

Where you cannot park

  • Do not park in faculty/staff or visitors parking spaces. 
  • Parking is prohibited in walkways, which normally are lined with white paint.
  • Parking is prohibited within 15 feet of any building or intersection.
  • Vehicles are not permitted to park or wait at a yellow curb, or in driveways.
  • Do not park or drive on the grass or sidewalks.
  • Do not park alongside roadway.

Visitor Parking

Visitor Parking Permits can be obtained by ckicking here.  Post the visitor’s pass in the rear left window of your vehicle.

Faculty and Staff Parking

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  • Although nor required, it is highly recopmmended that you park in Faculty/Staff parking only so as to reserve other spaces for student parking.
  • Visitor parking areas are reserved for guests of the campus.
  • Parking is prohibited in walkways or within 15 feet of any building or intersection.
  • Vehicles are not permitted to park at a yellow curb or in driveways.
  • Do not park or drive on the grass or sidewalks.
  • Do not park in roadway unless there are designated parking space; then, park with ongoing traffic (the right tires of your vehicle should be within 12” of the curb).
Appeals

The Appellate Board for Faculty/Staff citations will be established by the Executive Committee.  Faculty/Staff appeals will be heard each semester.  Notifications of the appeal results will be emailed to SGSC email accounts.

Parking PENALTIES and Appeals

The penalties for violating parking rules and regulations include fines, student conduct referrals, vehicle "boots", and loss of campus parking privileges.  Those parking on campus are responsible for any fines or fees associated with parking contrary to the Parking and Traffic rules.   Parking fees are assessed efor a one year period beginning the date of your first citation.  Fine amount can be accessed in the Common Questions portion of this site.  Citations issued for repeat offenses result in an increase of fines for additional citations. Additionally, a vehicle will be booted upon the fourth offense and will be required to pay a boot removal fee of $50.00 and any outstanding parking citations before removal.  Citations will be voided only in the case of error by the issuing officer.  You are not etitled to a warning for your first offense.

To file a Parking Appeal, click here.  Parking appeals MUST BE FILED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF RECEIVING A CITATION.  Appeals will be heard through the Conduct Board.  Notifications of the appeal results will be emailed to SGSC email accounts. 

COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT PARKING

Am I required to have a parking decal?  How much does a permit cost?

Yes, you are required to have a parking decal to park on campus.  If you are not an employee or student, you must post a temporary or visitors permit.

Before issuance of a parking decal you must complete the online Parking Permit Application.  Once the applicatin has been approved, it can be picked up within 48-72 hours at the SGSC Library of your main campus. You must present an SGSC Student or Employee ID.

The first permit is covered in the cost of tuition. Decals are not transferable from one vehicle to another.  Additional decals are $10 each.

Where do I place the permit on my car?

The permit goes on the exterior bottom side of the drivers back window.  On a motorcycle or softtop convertable, permits should be on the rear fender or windshield.

Where am I allowed to park?

You can park in any area that is designated for your status:

• Blue- Commuter Students- Campus Wide Other than Visitor, Handicap, Employee, or Residence Hall Parking Areas
• Black- Tiger Village Residence Halls or the Wellness Center Only
• Gray- Staff and Faculty Parking

Residential Students should remain parked at their respective halls.  Other parking areas are reserved for Commuter Students or Employees.

Childs Circle is reserved for employee parking.  Students are NOT allowed to park in the circle.

When does my permit expire?

Permits expire July 1 of the latest year on your decal.  A new one must be obtained before beginning Fall Semester.

What should I do if I am driving a vehicle that is not the one that I normally drive?  What if I have a visitor?

If, for any reason, you must drive another vehicle, a temporary permit can be obtained by completing the Temporary or Visitors Application.  Temporary permits are available for limited amounts of time and need to be taped in the driver’s side back window so that they are visible.

Residential Students must ensure that their overnight guests obtain a visitors pass.  The passes can be obtained from your RLC who must sign and date the form.  Post the visitor’s pass in the back window on the drivers side of the vehicle. 

I received a parking citation…

The penalties for violating parking rules and regulations include fines, student conduct referrals, vehicle "boots", holds on student transcripts, and loss of campus parking privileges.  Anyone parking on the SGSC campus is responsible for any fines or fees associated with parking the vehicle contrary to the Parking and Traffic rules.  To have a boot removed, students must pay any outstanding parking fees and a $50.00 removal fee.  Parking fees are assessed each semester.  Citations issued for repeat offenses result in an increase of fines for additional citations.

   How much is my fine?     

Offense 1st 2nd 3rd
No parking permit or  Expired permit  $15.00  $25.00  $35.00
Failure to properly display decal                     $15.00  $25.00  $35.00
False registration of vehicle  $15.00  $25.00  $35.00
Illegal Parking  $15.00  $25.00  $35.00
            Faculty Parking  $15.00  $25.00  $35.00
            Handicap Parking  $150.00  $200.00 $250.00
            VIsitor Parking  $15.00  $25.00  $35.00
            Parking on Roadway  $15.00  $25.00  $35.00
            Loading/unloading zone  $15.00  $25.00  $35.00
            Yellow Curb  $15.00  $25.00  $35.00
            No Parking Space  $15.00  $25.00  $35.00
            Parked in Wrong DIrection  $15.00  $25.00  $35.00
            Parking on Grass  $15.00  $25.00  $35.00
            Parking in Commuter Zone  $15.00  $25.00  $35.00
Driving in a prohibited area  $15.00  $25.00  $35.00
Failure to obey a traffic officer  $15.00  $25.00  $35.00
Blocking a fire lane or fire hydrant  $15.00  $25.00  $35.00
Driving to campus, bringing to campus, or failing to remove a car with revoked registration from campus  $50.00  $100.00 $200.00
Excessively loud  $15.00  $25.00  $35.00

                                  •   Most fines increase in ten dollar increments
Where do I pay my parking and traffic fines?

Parking citations issued on campus can be paid online through Touchnet or paid at the Cashier’s Office on either campus.  Payments are not accepted at any other location on campus.  

If issued State of Georgia citations by SGSC police officers on the Douglas Campus, the payment must be made at City of Douglas Municipal Court located at the Douglas Police Dept. If you choose to appear in court, you must do so at the Coffee County Law Enforcement Center located on Thompson Drive.

Why was I referred to student conduct about parking issues?

Once a student receives four parking violations, he or she is referred to Student Conduct for repeat offending.  The Student Conduct Board will notify you when the board has scheduled your hearing and of the results of the hearing.  Your attendance at the student conduct hearing is not mandatory.

I've heard that my car can be "booted".  Is this true?

The penalties for violating parking rules and regulations include fines, student conduct referrals, vehicle "boots", holds on student transcripts, and loss of campus parking privileges. A vehicle will be booted upon the fourth offense and the student will be required to pay a boot removal fee of $50.00 along with any outstanding parking citations before removal.  Citations will be voided only in the case of error by the issuing officer.

What if I disagree with the charges?

Citations for parking violations will be voided only in case of error by the issuing officer.  If you feel that you are wrongly cited, you have 14 days to file a Parking Appeal.  The fine will be paid regardless of appeal and will be refunded upon presentation of a receipt should the appeal be upheld.  You are not entitled to a warning for your first offense.