Parking and Traffic Regulations
All individuals using a motor vehicle on Delta College property are expected to
comply with College and/or State rules, regulations, and laws pertaining to parking,
traffic, and vehicle use on College property. Violations of College parking rules and
regulations will result in a parking ticket which will result in fines and penalties
ranging from $10 to having the vehicle towed away at the owner's expense.
Operators in violation of State law provisions applicable to the campus will be
issued a traffic citation complaint, which will require the violator to appear in the
74th District Court in Bay City, Michigan.
Sec. 1 - Parking
The College has provided adequate parking space for all students, faculty, staff, and
visitors. All vehicles which enter the property of Delta College are expected to
comply with the College regulations pertaining to parking and traffic. Failure to
comply with these regulations will result in Violation Notices being issued by
an officer of the Department of Public Safety.
Sec. 2 - Towing
The College maintains its' right to tow any vehicle illegally parked on the campus
without warning at the expense of the owner.
Sec. 3 - Obstructing Traffic
Any vehicle parked on the campus in such a manner as to obstruct the free flow of
traffic or endanger the safety of the public shall be in violation of this regulation.
Vehicle will be towed at owner's expense.
Sec. 4 - Abandoned Vehicle
Any vehicle parked on the campus for more than five consecutive days without being
moved, and the owner/driver has not notified the Department of Public Safety that
the vehicle will not be moved, shall be deemed abandoned. Any vehicle parked on
the campus without current license plates attached shall also be deemed abandoned.
Vehicles will be towed at owner's expense.
In an effort to control long term parking, the College requires the owner/driver of any
vehicle which will be left parked for an extended period of time (more than five
consecutive days without being moved) to report the necessary information to the
Department of Public Safety immediately.
Sec. 5 - Parking on Delta College Property
No person shall park, except when necessary to avoid a conflict with other traffic or in
compliance with law or directions of a police officer or traffic control device, in any of
the following places:
- 501: At any place or location where official signs prohibit parking or stopping, including, but not limited to posted Fire and Emergency Lanes, Bus Stop Zones, and Loading and Unloading Zones.
- 5.02: At any place or location where official signs designate such parking for specific use of handicapped persons, motor-driven cycles, or bicycles.
- 5.03: On any sidewalk located on the Delta College campus.
- 5.04: Within 15 feet of any fire hydrant.
- 5.05: Upon the curb, grass, land islands, traffic islands, or median strips.
- 5.06: In reserved parking lots without proper authorization.
- 5:07: On the highway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street.
- 5:08: Within any intersection, or blocking any public or private driveway.
- 5.09: On any street or roadway, or the shoulder of any street or roadway on the Delta College campus.
- 5.10: In such a manner as to prevent other vehicles from using legitimate parking spaces; ie. straddling parking lanes, parked in two spaces, parked parallel to curb, or backed into parking space
Sec. 6 - Fine and Penalties
All fines will double if not paid or an appeal is not filed with the Department of Public
Safety within 21 days after receipt of a ticket. Once a ticket is put on hold after the
21-day period, a service charge of $2.00 will then be added. Also, after the 21-day
period, all transcripts are placed on and hold and will not be released until the fine
is paid. Any outstanding parking fines that are not paid by the end of the semester
will also result in the student not being able to register for the next semester.
Sec. 7- Appeals
All requests for appeal of parking tickets should be directed to the Department of
Public Safety. An appeal form must be completed and returned to the Department of
Public Safety. The Parking Appeal Board will meet at regular intervals to review appeals
and complaints. The Board may either uphold the fine, dismiss the case, order the
release of holds placed on transcripts, or allow registration for classes in accordance
with these regulations. The Board shall also send written notices to individuals with
fines outstanding, advising them of the penalties. The Board will also review and
recommend changes in these regulations. The College reserves the right to make any
necessary revisions to these regulations at any time, providing a two-week notice is
published n the student and staff bulletins prior to becoming effective.
Sec. 8- Handicapped Parking
The campus has limited parking spaces reserved for handicapped drivers. Parking
spaces are assigned on a semester basis. Persons may apply at the Office of Disabled
Student Services (D-102). A doctor's letter describing the severity of handicap is
Report all accidents to the Delta College Department of Public Safety, whether they
occur in the parking lots or on the roadways. A State of Michigan accident form will
be filled out as required. Most accidents occur in the parking lots while attempting
to park your car or upon backing out of a parking space. Use care in parking and
obey the traffic rules and regulations.
Note: Copies of accident reports will be furnished to insurance companies upon written
request and payment of the required fee.
Sec. 1 - College Regulation
As a condition of the use of College roads and parking facilities, all vehicles on Delta
College property shall be operated in a safe and courteous manner in obedience of
all applicable State laws, all posted traffic signs, and directions of Campus Police
All persons operating a vehicle on the campus must show proper operator's license,
registration, and proof of insurance when requested by Campus Police officers or other
law enforcement officers.
Sec. 2 - State Law
Delta College Department of Public Safety officers, being vested with full peace or law
enforcement authority, as other State law enforcement officials, have authority to
enforce those provisions of State law applicable to campus. Operators in violation of
such provisions can be issued a uniform traffic citation, which will require the violator
to appear in the 74th District Court of Bay City.
Applicable provisions include:
|Failure to stop after a PL accident
|Failure to stop after a PD accident
|Driving under the influence of liquors or drugs
|Driving while impaired
|Right-of-way/Stop sign Violations
|Failure to stop leaving a private drive
Conviction of some of these MI State Law offenses may result in points being added to your driving record.
Sec. 3 - Penalties
Members of the Delta College community who are in violation of the above
sections 1 and 2, whether or not issued a Uniform Traffic Citation under State
law, shall also be subject to disciplinary action under the College judicial process.