General traffic regulations of the state are applicable while driving on campus. Fines are imposed on those who violate college traffic and parking regulations. The following are some common traffic and parking offenses at PVCC and their fines:
- Parking in a handicapped parking space
- Parking in a designated fire lane as indicated by signs or marks upon the road or curb
- Parking in an employee or visitor parking space
- Parking outside of a designated parking space
- Parking at a yellow curb
- Parking or stopping in a driveway so as to block the use of the driveway to others
- Parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant
- Parking in a bus zone as indicated by signs or marks upon the road or curb
- Parking in a loading zone as indicated by signs or marks upon the road or curb
- Parking on the grass unless such parking is indicated by a sign as being permitted
- Parking in a zone or area designed by signs as reserved for restricted parking
- Failing to register a vehicle with the college
- Expired parking decal
- Driving in a direction opposite to the marked traffic arrows
Vehicles cannot be left unattended for a period of time exceeding 15 hours or to park a vehicle overnight without prior consent. As a general policy, overnight parking will not be permitted except for official college purposes or in an emergency. The Department of Public Safety & Campus Police should be contacted at 434.981.6362 if circumstances require permission for extended or overnight parking.
In addition, Albemarle County and state authorities may also issue tickets for some violations such as parking in a handicapped parking space or blocking a fire hydrant. The fines for tickets issued by county and state authorities are typically higher than for tickets issued by the College.
Parking Violation Appeals
If parking citations are not paid or cancelled on appeal, repeated violators may lose on-campus parking privileges. Appeals of parking fines should be made in writing to the Parking Appeals Panel through the Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services (Room 241 in the Main Building).
PVCC is not responsible for loss or damage to motor vehicles or their contents while they are on College property. Drivers should use caution and good sense while in the parking areas.