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Parking Rules & Regulations

Main Campus Parking

Parking on BCC's main campus is on a first-come, first-served basis. To avoid parking problems, students areencouraged to arrive on-campus at least 10 minutes before their classes start.

To provide safe and easy access to buildings for emergencies, parking regulations are strictly enforced. On-campus parking areas (see map below) are assigned as follows:

  • Handicapped/Special Permit Parking sections are in the south lot, the area on the east side of the Susan B. Anthony Center and along the Fire Road. Faculty, staff and students who park in these areas must display a state issued handicap placard or plate, or a special permit issued by the Facilities Office.
  • Student Parking is in the north, central, and south lots in areas not designated as faculty/staff or handicapped spaces. Cars must park between painted lines, when applicable.
  • Faculty/Staff Parking is along East Road and in designated areas in the north, central and south lots; and on the Fire Road. Cars parked in these areas must display a BCC faculty/staff parking sticker.
  • Visitor Parking is for visitors only. Faculty, staff and students are prohibited from parking in visitor spaces. Vehicles parked in unauthorized spaces will be ticketed. Fines may be mailed or delivered to the Parking Clerk located in the Student Accounts Office (F-108, ext. 3042).

Unpaid fines are turned over to the Registry of Motor Vehicles and result in the inability of the violator to renew his/her driver's license and/or car registration. BCC also reserves the right to hold registration, grades, transcripts, and graduation until all fines are paid.

A complete copy of the college's parking regulations is contained in the Student Policy Guide distributed annually to all students.

Parking Regulations

Penalties established pursuant to Chapter 75 Section 32a, General Laws of the Commonwealth. Parking in the following manners shall constitute illegal parking.

  1. Upon any part of any highway in such manner as to impede removal or plowing of snow and ice.
  2. Upon any sidewalk.
  3. Upon any highway with twenty (20) feet of any intersecting way, except alleys.
  4. Within ten (10) feet of a fire hydrant.
  5. By other than a handicapped person in any HANDICAPPED PARKING space.
  6. In front of any driveway.
  7. So as to obstruct traffic.
  8. In front of any barricade erected-temporarily or permanently-to close a way to vehicular traffic.
  9. Taking up 2 parking spaces will be considered a violation.
  10. On land, except a designated parking lot, not designated for vehicular traffic such as walks, lawns, and open fields.
  11. In front of a gateway or entrance to an athletic field or other field or open area.
  12. Upon any way that is an entrance to a parking area.
  13. In any Service Zone except while actually engaged in loading and unloading.
  14. Adjacent to any building in such a manner as to obstruct an exit or entrance thereto.
  15. In any Bus Stop.
  16. In any area designated as Reserved for Fire, Police, Ambulance, or other emergency vehicle.
  17. By other than a bona fide visitor in any parking lot, area, stall, or space designated as VISITOR PARKING.
  18. Except for official vehicles, in any parking area, stall, or space designated as AUTHORIZED VEHICLES ONLY, RESERVED PARKING ONLY, or for SPECIAL PERMIT PARKING.
  19. In any area designated NO PARKING
  20. In wrong direction.

  21. Overtime in restricted area

Parking Fines

Parking in any of the above manners shall constitute illegal parking and the vehicle will be assessed a $15 fine (except #5 -in a Handicapped space- which will have a $100 fined assessed.) Fines and appeals are handled through the Parking Appeal Officer, located in the Susan B. Anthony Building room A-18.

If an issued ticket is unpaid after 21 days, an additional $10 fine is imposed, only one late-payment notice is sent, and the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is notified.  If after 90 days from the date of issue, the ticket and late fee are still not paid, the RMV will assess an additional $30 penalty as prescribed by law. The RMV will not renew the driver's license and/or car registration until the fines are paid. BCC reserves the right to hold grades, transcripts, registration, and graduation of all violators with unpaid fines.

Appealing a Parking Ticket

Any dispute over parking tickets must be handled through an appeal process. Security Officers do not have the authority to "fix" a ticket. Appeal forms are available through, and must be filed at the student billing office within 14 days of issuance date on ticket. The original ticket must be submitted with the filed appeal. All appeals are reviewed by the College Parking Appeals Hearing Officer within 5 business days of appeal being submitted. The decision of the committee is final.

You have the right to appeal this decision to the College Parking Appeals Hearing Officer within fourteen (14) days of the date of the ruling, in accordance with the college policies and procedures. Letters can be submitted or returned to Student Accounts. After Fourteen Days the decision shall be final.

Failure to pay penalties or fines assessed for violations or as subsequent late payment penalties will result in notice to the Registry of Motor Vehicles and non-renewal of the subject vehicle's registration and owner's license to drive. College policies relative to outstanding financial obligations will also be enforced where applicable.