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 and other College officials 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.
There are ample parking spaces on both the Douglas and Waycross Campuses. 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.
General Parking Rules:
- Parking is prohibited in the following areas:
- Designated employee parking spaces which are clearly marked.
- Handicap parking areas unless permitted by the State of Georgia. The handicap person must be in the vehicle and the decal/tag assigned to the handicapped person must be visible.
- Walkways, which normally are lined with white paint.
- Within 15 feet of any building or intersection.
- On the grass, sidewalks or driveways
- In areas that are not designated as parking spaces
- 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 on the Douglas Campus has a 15 minute limit.
If Residential Students must drive another vehicle, a temporary permit can be obtained from the Residence Life Office. 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 Residence Life Specialist who must sign and date the form. Post the visitor’s pass in the back window on the driver’s side of the vehicle.
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.
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.
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.
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 7 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.