If you attend classes from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and use campus parking facilities, you must display a valid parking permit, display it properly and park in designated parking area. Permits may be obtained during registration each semester or from the Students Services Office located in the Student Service Building.
Permit stickers must be placed on the inside of the windshield, in the lower right-hand corner of the passenger's side. You will be held responsible for any vehicle registered under your name, regardless of who owns or operates the vehicle. If you sell your vehicle, you must remove the permit decal from your vehicle and apply for a new permit.
Parking is on a first come, first serve basis. A parking space is defined as a parking area between two white lines. PARKING IS NOT ALLOWED ON ANY CITY STREET RUNNING THROUGH THE SPC CAMPUS, EXCEPT IN DESIGNATED AREAS.
Handicapped parking spaces are located near entrances to all buildings on campus. Students with physical limitations must display the state-recognized temporary permit or permanent license plate. To apply for a handicapped parking permit, you must obtain a written affidavit from your personal physician and submit it to your local county tax assessor-collector.
Temporary parking permits are provided at no cost and may be obtained from the Student Services Office. You must obtain a temporary permit if you want to park a rented or borrowed vehicle on campus, and this vehicle does not display a valid SPC parking permit.
In addition to campus parking regulations, you must also comply with applicable city and state traffic laws. Parking violations include, but are not limited to, the following:
Failure to display a valid SPC parking permit.
Parking in a restricted area.
Parking on city street, except in designated areas.
Parking in space designated for off-campus visitors.
Parking without authorization in designated handicapped space (fines regulated by the state of Texas.)
Improper display of campus parking permit.
VIOLATIONS RESULTING IN TOW AWAY
The fine for parking violations will result in vehicles being towed off campus. Where towing is not feasible, the equivalent fine may be assessed to a student's parking records. Such violations include, but are not limited to, the following:
Parking in fire lanes or loading zones.
Parking in restricted areas designated as tow away zones (e.g., on a grassy area, sidewalk, yellow striped area).
Parking in a manner which obstructs traffic (e.g., double parking, etc.).
Abandoned vehicles after 30 days.
Any parking where there is an emergency situations.
The fine for parking violations is $5. Fines may be paid in the Business Office or by mail by following the mailing instructions printed on the violations ticket. All grade reports, records, and transcripts will be withheld until all outstanding fines are paid. You are permitted to accumulate a maximum of five parking violations during a term. When the maximum of five violations is reached, you will be notified to appear before the Dean of Students. If you continue to violate the regulations, the following progreesive disciplianry action will apply:
Citation 5 $5 and Dean of Students Referral - failure to comply warning
Citation 6 $10
Citation 7 $15 and Dean of Students Referral - failure to comply sanction with 10 hours of community service penalty
Citation 8 $20
Citation 9 $25
Citation 10 $30 and Dean of Students Referral - failure to comply sanction with discipliary probation with possible towing (at owner's expense) on future violations
Citation 11+ $35 and Dean of Students Referral - loss of parking privaleges and tow (at owner's expense) on every future violation
Parking control is instituted at SPC to assist students with uniform access to an area in which to park their vehicles. In the event of a unique problem, please contact Dean of Students, South Plains College, 1401 S. College Ave., Levelland, Texas, 79336.
Telephone: (806)894-9611, ext. 2379.