Parking and Traffic Regulations

Pursuant to Chapter 115D-21 of the General Statutes of North Carolina, the Johnston Community College Board of Trustees adopts the following rules governing parking, traffic, and the registration of motor vehicles on Johnston Community College campuses. These regulations are intended only to supplement the Motor Vehicle Laws of North Carolina, all provisions of which apply to the streets, roads, alleys, sidewalks, walkways, parking spaces, parking areas, and parking lots on all Johnston Community College campuses.

Funds which accrue from violation fines shall be directed to the actual costs of collection, not to exceed twenty percent (20%) of the amount collected.

The clear proceeds of all civil penalties collected pursuant to this section shall be remitted to the Civil Penalty and Forfeiture Fund in accordance with G.S. 115C-457.2.

The Vice President of Administrative, Financial, & Information Technology Services and/or his/her agent(s) designated by the President shall be responsible for the administration, implementation and enforcement of this policy.

Johnston Community College assumes no liability or responsibility for damage to or theft of personal property from any vehicle parked or in operation on properties leased or under the control of the Board of Trustees of the College.


Pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 115D-21, the Board of Trustees of Johnston Community College through their designee, the Vice President of Administrative, Financial, & Information Technology Services, shall be responsible for the registration, flow, and parking of vehicles on property owned or leased in whole or in part by the State of North Carolina or Johnston County and under control of the Johnston Community College Board of Trustees. The provisions of the regulations apply to the operators of all vehicles operated on any Johnston Community College campus and shall be in effect 24 hours a day, except as herein provided.


Abandoned Vehicle.  A motor vehicle that has remained parked for a period of more than ten (10) days without authorization or which is determined to be “derelict” under North Carolina General Statute 20-137.7.

Academic Year.  From the beginning of the Fall semester of one calendar year until the beginning of the Fall semester of the next calendar year.

Campus.  All property under control of the Board of Trustees including the main campus and Off-Campus Centers.

Disciplinary Sanction.  Administrative action invoked against any employee or student for repeated violation of vehicle regulations.

Employee.  College Faculty, Staff, contracted personnel (e.g., Barnes & Noble, Jaguar Grill, etc.), and all other non-student personnel employed by the college.

Fine.  A monetary penalty assessed to the permit holder or vehicle operator for a cited violation.

No Parking Area.  Any area not specifically marked, striped, or designated for parking of vehicles.

Park.  A standing vehicle, whether occupied or not, other than temporarily for the purpose of loading and unloading.

Parking Area.  Any place or area specifically set aside, marked, or assigned by Administrative Services for the parking of vehicles, either permanently or temporarily.

Repeat Offender.  Any person committing three (3) or more traffic and/or parking violations within an academic year.

Sidewalk.  Areas of property intended for pedestrian use.

Student.  A person registered in full- or part-time academic study and who is not an employee of the College.

Visitor.  Any individual not identified by this section as an employee or student.

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Temporary Suspension of Parking Regulations

The College shall take the necessary action to provide parking for the general public to attend events on campuses to which the general public is invited.

Such action may involve the temporary suspension of provisions of these regulations regarding parking permits and the area for which such permits are valid.


General Provisions

All faculty, staff, and students in good standing with the college are eligible for and may obtain a parking permit. Motor vehicles parked on campus by students, faculty, or staff must be registered with the college and must display a valid, official Johnston Community College vehicle parking permit decal.

Faculty, staff, and students are subject to discipline in accordance with the provisions of this Ordinance and Johnston Community College policy and procedure.

Parking spaces designated for employees and institutional vehicles shall be clearly marked.

The responsibility for finding a legal parking space shall rest with the motor vehicle operator.

It shall be unlawful for any vehicle operator to violate any of the provisions of these regulations:

  1. No vehicle shall be driven in a careless or reckless manner or in a direction opposite to that indicated by appropriate signs or markings on roadways that are designated as one-way streets.
  2. Johnston Community College has a campus-wide speed limit of 20 miles per hour, unless otherwise posted.
  3. No vehicle shall be driven in a manner that fails to obey a traffic control device (stop signs, yield signs, one-way signs, etc.)
  4. No vehicle may be parked in such a manner as to occupy more than one space.
  5. Vehicles parking in a designated handicapped parking space shall display a valid handicap placard or distinguishable license plate issued to the operator or passenger (pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 20-37.6). Any person parking in a designated handicapped parking space shall comply with the requirements of North Carolina General Statue 20-37.6, "Parking privileges for handicapped drivers and passengers."
  6. Parking is prohibited as follows: on a sidewalk or walkway; along any driveway entering the college; in the driving lanes of parking areas; in loading or unloading areas; in fire lanes; on grass or landscaped areas; in approaches or other portions of parking areas that are not clearly marked for parking.
  7. No faculty, staff, or student vehicle may be parked in spaces specifically reserved for certain persons or functions.
  8. No person shall stop, stand, or park any vehicle upon a roadway in a manner that blocks the movement of vehicular traffic.
  9. No person shall without lawful authority attempt to, or in fact, alter, deface, injure, knock down, or remove any traffic control device (e.g., sign, barricade, gate, caution tape, construction netting, etc.) erected in connection with the use of the streets, roadways, parking areas, and other provisions of this policy.

The college reserves the right to revoke any parking privileges and to remove a repeat offender's valid parking permit for violations of JCC’s Parking and Traffic Regulations.

Upon receipt of a third violation, a student will be referred, via a code of conduct charge form, to the Vice President of Student Services and his/her parking privilege will be suspended for thirty (30) days, pending appeal.

Upon receipt of a third violation, an employee will be referred, via written notice to the Vice President of Administrative, Financial, & Information Technology Services, as well as the Director of Human Resources, for disciplinary procedures.

Failure to pay fines may also result in the revocation of parking privileges.

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General and Accessible Parking on JCC's Main Campus:

This map displays parking areas generally available for student parking.

Parking Areas Reserved for Employee Parking:

This map displays areas generally reserved for employee parking, and therefore, not available for student parking or parking by the general public.