The Basics of Parking on Campus
It should be understood that parking is a privilege, not a right. The acceptance of parking privileges and the presence of any vehicle on campus represents an agreement by the motorist, that Middlesex County College is in no way liable for personal injury, damage, or lost of part, or contents of, the vehicle.
THE FIRST WEEKS OF CLASS:
Myth: College Police do not issue citations during the first two (2) weeks of school.
Truth: College Police do issue citations beginning the first day of classes.
To park in a staff space you must have a current staff permit the 1st day of class or receive a citation.
The first two (2) weeks of class during the Fall and Spring semesters are extremely hectic and parking will be scarce. When the parking lots fill up, they will be closed off and traffic will be directed to other lots.
If you wish to save time, money (i.e. gas, tolls) and aggravation, do the following:
Staff members must display a parking permit or temporary parking permit.
There is no fee for parking on the campus.
Each lot has a specific designation for who can or cannot park there. Follow the color coded signs posted by lot numbers. Be aware of specially marked areas such as disabled spots, fire zones, loading areas, etc.
Parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week.
THE RULES – USE OF PARKING LOTS
I. General Parking Lots
A. Parking regulations will be enforced 24 hours a day, seven (7)
B. Current visitor permit must be displayed while vehicle is parked
The Middlesex County Community College Police Department has primary responsibility for the enforcement of all College parking regulations and New Jersey Motor Vehicle Code violations.
THE APPEAL SYSTEM
The parking rules and regulations are designed to make parking as fair and easy as possible. Before you decide to appeal any ticket you may have received, please carefully read the following information.
Keep in mind that the initial appeal will be based solely on your written statement and any paperwork, photos or statements that are submitted with it. Phone calls and/or follow-up correspondence will not be made due to the volume of appeals that we receive. It is your responsibility to submit any evidence you deem necessary for your case. Statements like "I was told by..." are considered. A written statement by a third party does not guarantee a dismissal, but it may help your case.
What Might Be Accepted or Taken Into Consideration:
What Is Not Accepted or Taken Into Consideration:
"I was only there for one (two, five...) minutes."
"I've parked there before and never got a ticket."
"I thought it was a space."
"There is no sign that says I Can't park there."
"They told me I could." Unless "they" is willing to back it up in writing and
...And the old standby: "I DIDN'T KNOW/NOBODY TOLD ME!"
"My car died..." unless supported by paperwork.
Note: The College fine for illegally parking in a Disabled Space is $100.00
There are disabled parking stalls located in various lots around campus. To use one of them, you must display a current state issued disabled placard . Only the person to whom the placard or plate was issued can use them. Individuals who are caught fraudulently using a disabled placard will be fined and the placard or plate confiscated.
Persons who have a valid disabled placard/plate may park in any valid parking space on campus.
Disabled placards/plates does not give a person permission to park "anywhere." Individuals with a disabled placard/plate and/or a current student or staff permit cannot park in the following areas:
New Jersey Handicapped Parking Laws
The Application Process
The Middlesex County College Police Department wants to emphazise that the handicapped parking laws in the state of New Jersey are being enforced on BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY. So the next time you think of parking in a handicapped space to which you are not entitled, even if it's "just for a minute" ---DON'T! Handicapped parking spaces are NOT drop off and pick up areas. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
LOST STAFF PERMITS
It is the policy of MCC not to replace lost or stolen permits without charge. Most permits are lost or stolen because:
Please report all lost permits to the Traffic Office at 732-548-6000 Ext. 3241. Although permits will not be replaced without charge, we can still attempt to locate permits that are reported lost/stolen.
Vehicles found with a permit that has been reported lost or stolen will be cited with fraud, not having a current permit ($25.00), and towed at the owner's expense.
FOR THE STAFF
At this time, a staff person is defined as anyone who works more than 25 hours a week for the college. Student employees are not staff and are not eligible to be issued or purchase a staff permit.
All personnel defined as staff must obtain and display a staff permit. This includes temporary and/or part-time employees. Staff members are not authorized to possess or use any other type of permit. The only exception to this rule is a temporary permit issued by the Police Department for those who already have a current staff permit.
HOW TO CONTACT US - OFFICE HOURS
The Violation Bureau is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM until 6:00 PM. You may contact the Violation Bureau by telephone by dialing 732-548-6000 Ext. 3247.