Vehicle Registration and Parking Regulations


All motor vehicles belonging to or operated by faculty, full-time or part-time students, or staff, parked on the campus of Concord University AT ANY TIME must be registered with the University Police. Registration normally will be accomplished at the beginning of each academic year on regular registration days and/or during the first three days of classes.

Registration Fees

  • One Semester – $50
  • Full Year – $100

In order to register a vehicle, the following information must be provided:

  • Vehicle license number and state of registration
  • Make, type, and year of vehicle registered
  • Emergency contact number

Upon registering a vehicle, the registrant will be issued a parking decal as evidence of proper registration. This decal must be affixed to and clearly displayed on the rearview mirror of the vehicle at all times. Decals also must be validated each semester for all students. You may register up to three vehicles on a single parking decal.


All faculty, staff, and students are eligible to register their vehicles on the Concord University Campus.

Authorized Parking Areas, Classification, and Visitor Parking

Currently, there are 21 parking areas to serve the needs of the University. In addition, there is limited parking along the roadway between the Fine Arts loading dock and Wooddell Hall and in the Maintenance parking lot. Although we have a designated area for visitors, they may overflow into any of the parking areas on campus.

The entire parking area adjacent to Science Hall and the Fine Arts Building are exclusively for faculty, staff, and visitors from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Handicap spaces in lot #1 are for any handicapped person with appropriate state handicap permit.

The Reserved Spaces marked for the President, Vice President of the University and spaces marked for Police Vehicle and Mail Truck must be kept free for their use at all hours, day and night, and on all days, including weekends and holidays.

A vehicle registered to a Faculty or Staff person may not be driven by their family member and parked in a Faculty/Staff parking space.

When a situation occurs that requires a person to drive a vehicle to campus other than the vehicle they have registered with the University Police, two things must take place to assure vehicle identification:

  • The individual must record the number of the decal issued to their primary vehicle on an index card or a piece of paper.
  • They must place this index card or a small piece of paper on the dashboard of any non-registered vehicle in an area that is visible to the University Police Personnel at all times.

If another vehicle is used for an extended period of time, it must be registered with the University Police and another permit will be issued.

Any person parking in a handicap space must display a state issued handicap permit in the vehicle so that it is visible to the Concord Police Officers. The identification card issued along with the handicap decal must be presented to the Campus Police on request.

Students residing in Wilson Hall are permitted to have and register one vehicle. Such registrants will be issued residential decals, which authorize them to park in the parking area adjacent to Wilson/Sarvay Hall and spaces along roadway located behind Wilson Hall. Parking in other areas on campus is not permitted between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Students residing in the Twin Towers Residence Hall are permitted to have and register one vehicle. Such registrants will be issued residential decals, which authorize them to park only in the Twin Towers parking lot. Parking in other areas on campus is not permitted between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Residents of North Towers are permitted to park in the parking lots in front of Towers.

Students commuting to the University from their permanent homes and environs are permitted to have and register one vehicle. Such registrants will be issues “C” decals, which authorize them to park in any authorized commuter parking area on campus, except Wilson/Sarvay Parking lot, faculty and staff parking, spaces for specific persons and the visitors parking spaces in front of the Student Center.

Certain University-owned vehicles and the personal vehicles of Police Officers and maintenance personnel are issued “E” decals to identify them as emergency vehicles. While these vehicles normally will be parked in regularly assigned areas, to serve the best interest of the college, it may be necessary and/or desirable for them to sometimes be parked in other areas, including visitor areas.

Unauthorized areas identified by “No Parking” signs, all yellow curbs, crosswalks, driveways, loading docks, fire hydrants, and fire lanes. Parking is not permitted at anytime in the service driveways or loading docks serving any building. Parallel parking along the curb of the roadway in front of Rahall Technology Center is not permitted.

  • The road in front of the Administration Building and other roads must not be used for parking at any time.
  • Stopping to discharge and embark passengers on the State Road through the campus is prohibited at all times.
  • Parking or driving on the lawns or sidewalks is prohibited and will result in parking privileges being revoked and/or civil charges.
  • Citations issued to a vehicle that has been borrowed will subject the owner to the appropriate penalty for the violation.
  • All campus roads and drives are narrow, curved, and are frequently congested by vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The maximum safe speed limit is 15 mph.
  • Exceptions to these regulations will not be recognized unless prior written approval is obtained from the Director of Public Safety

Any person cited for a parking violation on the Campus of Concord University must appear within ten (10) business days before a designated official of the University. This official will be located in the Public Safety Office at the Rahall Technology Center and shall have exclusive jurisdiction of the offense during the ten (10) day period. Any person so cited may plead no contest to the offense and, by so pleading, shall be subject to a civil penalty often (10) dollars. Upon the expiration of the ten (10) days, or upon a pleading of not guilty before the designated college official, a magistrate of Mercer County may have jurisdiction of the offense.

Flagrant violators will have their names placed on a tow list when they receive their third ticket in the same semester. Public Safety may tow their vehicle when the individual receives their fourth ticket in the semester. The Department of Public Safety will notify the person when their name is placed on the tow list. There will not be prior notification of towing to individuals parking in fire lanes, handicap spaces, or loading docks or vehicles blocking the normal flow of traffic and blocking parked vehicles. Offenders will be responsible for towing and storage fees as well as all outstanding tickets

Any vehicle parked illegally in a handicap space could result in a state parking citation. The cost is $100.00 under state code §17C-13-6.