Campus Police parking policy
These regulations have been established for the control of parking on the campuses
of the Community College of Rhode Island. These regulations apply to students, faculty,
staff, and visitors to the campus.
1. General Provisions
- Parking on campus throughout the year, including break periods, is by permit only
between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
- All vehicles operated and parked on College property by students, faculty, and staff
must be registered with the Rhode Island Registry of Motor Vehicles.
- Faculty and Staff must affix Parking Permits to the lower right of the vehicle’s rear
window and must be clearly visible from the rear of the vehicle.
- The registration of a vehicle on campus does not guarantee a parking place, but affords
the registrant an opportunity to park in authorized parking areas when parking space
is available. In order to take advantage of campus parking, students, faculty and
staff agree to park in appropriate, designated areas.
- The Campus Police are responsible for the administration and enforcement of these
regulations and may impose traffic control restrictions as required.
- Conference parking, special events parking, and all temporary parking requirements
of the College are to be scheduled in writing and approved through Campus Police
by the College sponsor or host.
- All vehicles must display current motor vehicle registration.
- Infractions of these parking regulations are the responsibility of the owner who registered
- Faculty and Staff with a registered vehicle, who need to operate a different vehicle
temporarily, must secure a temporary permit at no charge from the Campus Police.
- Replacement of lost Faculty/Staff ID cards for the Faculty/Staff parking area at the
Warwick Campus will cost $25.
- The College is not responsible for losses due to theft or damage to vehicles while
on College-owned property.
2. Parking Permits and Allocation of Parking Lots
- Faculty/staff parking permits allow for parking in the designated Faculty/Staff parking
lot. All Faculty and Staff will be issued an access card for the Faculty/Staff Parking
Lot Control Gates at the Knight Campus.
- Administrative Parking – Administrators, for the purpose of the parking policy, include
positions such as Dean, Associate and Assistant Dean, Director, Assistant Director
and other supervisory positions having a pay grade of at least fifteen (15) according
to the Board of Governors Pay Plan or equivalent (i.e. Professional Staff Association).
Administrators will be required to display appropriate vehicle identification as required
by the Department of Security and Safety.
- Members of the Board of Governors will be issued identification, to be displayed on
the vehicle dash, which will permit parking in all areas designated for Official Visitors
or Visiting Administrators.
- Official visitors who plan to be on the campus must obtain a temporary parking permit
from the Campus Police, allowing visitors to park in designated areas.
Parking By Campus
- Administrators will park in assigned spaces.
- Visiting Administrators will park in the designated spaces opposite the Field House.
- Faculty/Staff will park in the designated Faculty/Staff parking lot with Department Chairs parking
in the assigned spaces within the same lot.
- Students and Others will park in the large student lot.
- One-hour (maximum) parking is provided for students needing to access the Student
Services’ area (i.e. Bursar, Enrollment Services, Registration, etc.) in the short-term
parking located at the north entrance of the building. All other students, faculty,
and staff are not permitted to use this lot at any time. This lot, however, may be restricted by the Campus Police for officially sanctioned
college events with proper notification and reservation with the Campus Police.
- Visitors will park only in designated areas or the large student Lot
- Administrators will park in the designated administrator parking lot.
- Faculty/Staff will park in the designated faculty/staff parking areas.
- Students will park in the designated student parking areas.
- Visitors will park in the designated visitor spaces in the faculty/staff lot adjacent to the
administrator parking area.
- The Campus Director and Administrators will park in the designated areas at the rear
of the facility.
- Faculty/Staff spaces are located in a designated area on the campus.
- Students and Visitors will park in the large designated student parking areas.
* Vehicles of outside vendors must park adjacent to the receiving area entrances.
3. Regulations and Violations
The following constitute parking violations:
- Parking in fire lanes
- Parking in handicapped, reserved, loading, or visitors’ spaces without a proper permit.
- Parking in a lot without a proper and current permit
- Parking on the grass unless authorized by Campus Police.
- Parking in violation of a posted sign
- Parking in violation of painted yellow curbing
- Obstructing other vehicles or traffic
- Taking more than one parking space or failure to park within lines and designated
It is a violation to park a vehicle not registered with Campus Police, unless the
individual is a student using Student Services or is a visitor to the campus and has
a valid permit to park in a designated location. It is also a violation to fail to
display a current parking permit properly (See Item 1a above). Campus Police Officers enforce all parking and traffic laws as well as all other
laws as permitted in the General Laws of the State of Rhode Island.
4. Tow and Parking Penalties
The following are penalties:
- Parking in fire lanes: $40 plus towing at owner’s expense
- Parking in handicapped spaces: Penalty for the first offense is $100, which doubles
with each subsequent violation.
- Misuse of Handicap Passes/Placards: $125
- Parking reserved, loading, or the short-term lot: $40
- Obstructing other vehicles or traffic: $40 plus towing at owner’s expense
- Parking in a lot without proper permit: $40
- Parking on the grass: $40
- Parking in violation of a posted sign: $40
- Taking more than one parking space: $40
Fines are payable within 10 calendar days of the offense. Payments should be made
as instructed on the parking ticket. Students who fail to remit fines will be issued
summons to appear before the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal. Failure by students, faculty,
and staff to remit fines or the repeated violation of parking regulations may result
in the loss of parking privileges. Failure to remit fines will result in the loss
of the vehicle owners registration and suspension of driver’s license as mandated
in the General Laws of the State of Rhode Island.
Unauthorized vehicles parked on campus, vehicles parked in fire lanes, vehicles illegally
parked in handicapped, reserved, loading, short-term parking or visitors' spaces,
vehicles that are immobilized, obstruct traffic, or impede the normal functions of
the College are subject to towing at the owner's or operator's expense.
Students, faculty, and staff with two unpaid parking fines who incur a fine for a
third parking violation are subject to revocation of their parking privileges, towing,
or other penalty.
Tickets for parking violations may be appealed by checking “Not Guilty” on the ticket
and mailing the document to the indicated address. The Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal
will subsequently issue a summons to appear before the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal
where the individual can plead their innocence.