Parking Services

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The parking services function of Parking and Transportation implements the university’s parking plan and manages vehicle registration, permit issuance, lot enforcement, fine collection, citation appeal, lot scheduling for special events, and guest parking pass issuance.  P&T works closely with Materials Management to oversee the university’s fleet and Vehicle Management Plan, and with Facilities Operations to provide ADA accessible parking on campus and perform regular lot maintenance.

2017 Parking Changes
In February 2017, a Parking Task Force was appointed to review GC's parking plan and update it to meet the current parking needs of the GC Community.   
Learn More About the 2017 Parking Changes

 

Helpful Links

My Parking Account

Request a Guest Parking Pass


 


The university’s parking plan calls for firm, consistent, and assertive enforcement of parking regulations.  Fines, immobilization (booting), and towing are authorized as disincentives to ensure that parking regulations are followed.

Standard lot enforcement times are Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; however, special use parking spaces, ADA accessible parking spaces, and fire zones are subject to enforcement at all times.  

View a Google Maps-based online parking map.

PDF Parking Map 

The location of all ADA accessible parking options on campus can be found on the Google Maps-based online parking map.  These locations are designated with Google Maps’ version of the International Symbol of Access (ISA).  

All guests, whether visiting campus for personal, educational, or professional reasons, are required to display a guest parking pass.

Friends and family visiting students who live on campus may pick up a guest pass at The Depot at 610 W. Greene St. during regular office hours.

University departments hosting individuals or groups may complete an online guest pass request.

Request a Guest Parking Pass

To register for your permit:

  • Have your license plate number, vehicle info (make, model, and color), and contact info on hand.
  • Log in to Unify.
  • Select My Parking Account
  • Click on the “Click here to login” button at the top, right corner of the page.
  • Click on the “Order A Permit” button, and follow the onscreen instructions.
  • When entering your license plate number, please do not put a space between the letters and numbers

Permits for employees and returning students can be picked up at The Depot at 610 W. Greene St. during regular office hours.

Permits for first-year and transfer students can be picked up at the Barnes & Noble at Georgia College Bookstore from 9:45 a.m. - 3 p.m., during any of the scheduled Orientations. 

Any student or employee parking a vehicle on campus is required to register for and display a parking permit.

University parking lots are classified by group designations, including:

E (Employee) and EE (Extended Employee) permits are available to full-time and part-time, non-student employees.  Individuals with these permit types may park in E (Employee) and P (Perimeter) designated lots and spaces.  Employee permits are red and Employee lots and spaces are red on the online and printable campus parking maps. 

Employees may pay $120/year for these via cash, check, card, or payroll deduction.  Employees wishing to pay via payroll deduction must purchase the EE (Extended Employee) permit.  E permits expire at the end of the designated permitting period.  EE permits, because they are paid for via payroll deduction, automatically renew each year and remain active until canceled. 


R (Resident) permits are available to students living in on-campus housing.  Individuals with this permit type may park in R (Resident) and P (Perimeter) designated lots and spaces.  Resident permits are green and Resident lots and spaces are green on the online and printable campus parking maps. 

Students pay for these permits through their $75/semester parking and transportation fee.  R permits expire at the end of the designated permitting period.

 

C (Commuter) permits are available to students not living in on-campus housing.  Individuals with this permit type may park in C (Commuter) and P (Perimeter) designated lots and spaces.  Commuter permits are blue and Commuter lots and spaces are blue on the online and printable campus parking maps. 

Students pay for these permits through their $75/semester parking and transportation fee. C permits expire at the end of the designated permitting period.

 

P (Perimeter) permits are available to full-time and part-time, non-student employees as well as high school students taking classes at GC.  Anyone with a valid GC permit of any type may park in a Perimeter lot.  Perimeter permits are black and Perimeter lots are yellow on the online campus parking map and black on the printable campus parking map. 

These permits are free to full-time and part-time, non-student employees.  Students pay for these permits through their parking and transportation fee.  P permits expire at the end of the designated permitting period.


Tickets may be paid online (with a card), in person (with cash, check, card, or Bobcat Card/CatCash), or by phone (with a card).

Online payments are made with a card through your “My Parking Account” portal at www.gcsu.edu/parking.

How to pay a ticket:

  • Have your ticket number and license number on hand.
  • Log in to Unify.
  • Select My Parking Account
  • Click on the “Click here to login” button at the top, right corner of the page.
  • Check the box for the ticket you would like to pay and click on the “Pay Now” button.
  • Follow the onscreen payment instructions.

Payments can be made in person with cash, check, card, or Bobcat Card/CatCash at the P&T office at The Depot at 610 W. Greene St., or at the Business Office at 111 Parks Hall.

By-phone payments can be made with a card by calling the Business Office at 478-445-5254.

A late fee of $5 is added to an unpaid ticket after 14 days, and late fees of $5 are added every 7 days after that until the original ticket amount doubles or $50 in late fees is reached. 

When a ticket is issued to a student, a hold is placed on the student’s account until the ticket is paid in full. 


An appeal process is in place for individuals who believe there were pressing circumstances that led them to park illegally or the ticket was given in error.  Appeals may be submitted online up to 14 days after the date the ticket was issued.  An appeal will put a freeze on all late fees until a decision is made, but a hold will remain on a student’s account until the ticket is paid in full.  A Parking Appeals Committee meets monthly to review appeals.  The committee is comprised of university employees and students.  Individuals are notified by email of the result of their appeal. 

To appeal a ticket:

  • Have your ticket number and license number on hand.
  • ​Log in to Unify.
  • Select My Parking Account.
  • Click on the “Click here to login” button at the top, right corner of the page.
  • Click on the ticket # for the ticket you would like to appeal.
  • Click on the “Appeal Ticket” button.
  • Complete the form and click on the “Request Appeal” button at the bottom, right of the screen. 


Detailed parking procedures are available in the university catalog.

Parking Procedures 


Tickets are expensive.  But good news – they’re avoidable.  Here are 5 Things you can do to not get one.

1. Register for and pick up your permit – you’ve already paid for it through your student fees.
2. Hang your permit from your rearview mirror – and leave it there.
3. Park in lots you are permitted for – signs are at the entrance of each lot.
4. Don’t park where you shouldn't – shuttle stops, fire lanes, grassy areas, curbs, reserved spaces, etc.
5. Only park in timed spaces for as long as you are allowed.

If you have any questions please call our office at 478-445-7433.


PTAC will advise the Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA) on all things related to parking and transportation. This group will make recommendations based on thorough discussions, and each member will vote on each matter of recommendation to be forwarded to the VPFA. Given their advisory role, the votes are not binding for any decisions, but rather are intended to provide additional background to the VPFA regarding the constituencies’ and individuals’ standing on each matter being considered.

The committee will be made up of eight members (intentionally an even number, since votes are not binding for decision-making, but rather the group is advisory) as follows: 2 faculty members from University Senate; 2 members from Staff Council; 2 members from Resident Student Association (RSA); and 2 members from Student Government Association (SGA), specifically commuter students since resident students are represented by RSA.

The committee meets approximately three times during fall semester and three times during spring semester. Please feel free to communicate any parking challenge you are experiencing to Parking and Transportation Services at parking@gcsu.edu or to a member of PTAC.


We are driven to deliver a quality experience and we want to know how we’re doing. 

We value your feedback.  You can share your experience, suggestions and ideas at parking@gcsu.edu


Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Shuttle Schedule
TapRide Schedule (Coming Fall 2017!)

Senior Manager, Parking and Transportation Services 
John Bowen
478-445-7435

 

Maintenance Manager, Parking and Transportation Services
John Jackson
478-445-7436

 

Manager, Parking and Transportation Operations
Millie Dempsey
478-445-8586

 

Parking and Transportation Services
The Depot
610 W. Greene St.
Milledgeville GA, 31061
CBX 104
478-445-7433 (RIDE)
parking@gcsu.edu
transportation@gcsu.edu