Parking Resources

Parking and Transportation Services 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 permit issuance.

Parking Permit Types, Costs, and Lot Designations

Any student or employee parking a vehicle on campus is required to register for and display in their vehicle a valid university parking permit and to know and follow all university parking regulations.

University parking permits and lots are classified by the group designations listed below.  Signs indicating which group(s) may park in a lot during enforcement hours are located at the entrances to each lot.


Employee (E) and Extended Employee (EE)

  • E/EE permits are available to full-time and part-time, non-student employees.  Note: University employees are eligible to purchase either an E or an EE permit.  Affiliate employees are eligible to purchase only an E permit. 
  • E permits are typically good for an academic year and expire at the end of the designated permitting period. EE permits, because they are paid for via payroll deduction, automatically renew at the beginning of each academic year and remain active until canceled. 
  • Individuals with E/EE permits may park in E (Employee) and P (Perimeter) designated lots and spaces. 
  • E and EE permits are red, and E lots and spaces are shaded red on the interactive and printable GC parking maps. 
  • E/EE permits cost $120/year, and employees may pay via cash, check, card, or payroll deduction.  Employees wishing to pay via payroll deduction must purchase the EE permit.  Employees wishing to pay via cash, check, or card should contact P&T at 478-445-7433 or parking@gcsu.edu for instructions.
  • EE permits may be given an expiration date every few years in an effort to replace older permits. In this event, all employees wishing to renew an existing EE permit will be required to register for a new EE permit.
  • Employees will not be able to purchase an E/EE permit if they have an outstanding balance on their parking account, and EE permits will not be automatically renewed at the beginning of an academic year if the employee has an outstanding balance on their parking account.


Perimeter (P)

  • P permits are available to full-time and part-time, non-student, university and affiliate employees, Georgia College Early College students, students in online-only graduate programs, and some high school students dual-enrolled in GC classes. 
  • P permits are typically good for an academic year and expire at the end of the designated permitting period.
  • Individuals with a P permit, or a valid GC permit of any type, may park in a P (Perimeter) lot. 
  • P permits are black and P lots and spaces are shaded black on the interactive and printable GC parking map. 
  • P permits are free to employees and qualifying students. No additional costs are required.
  • Employees and students will not be able to acquire a P permit if they have an outstanding balance on their parking account.


Resident (R)

  • R permits are available to students living in on-campus housing. 
  • R permits are typically good for an academic year and expire at the end of the designated permitting period.
  • Individuals with R permits may park in R (Resident) and P (Perimeter) designated lots and spaces. 
  • R permits are green, and R lots and spaces are shaded green on the interactive and printable GC parking maps. 
  • Students pay for these permits through their $75/semester parking and transportation fee. No additional costs are required.
  • Students will not be able to register for a R permit if they have an outstanding balance on their parking account.


Commuter (C)

  • C permits are available to students not living in on-campus housing. 
  • C permits are typically valid for an academic year and expire at the end of the designated permitting period.
  • Individuals with C permits may park in C (Commuter) and P (Perimeter) designated lots and spaces. 
  • C permits are blue, and C lots and spaces are shaded blue on the interactive and printable GC parking maps. 
  • Students pay for these permits through their $75/semester parking and transportation fee. No additional costs are required.
  • Students will not be able to register for a C permit if they have an outstanding balance on their parking account.
Parking Permit Registration Instructions

To register for your permit online:

  • Have your license plate number and vehicle info (make, model, year, and color) on hand.
  • Go to https://georgiacollege.aimsparking.com.
  • Click on the “Login” button at the top, right corner of the page. This will redirect you to login to the Georgia College Unify system, but will return you to your parking account once you login.
  • Click on the “Order Permit” icon and follow the onscreen instructions.


Online registration notes:

  • You may add up to three vehicles to your account when you register for your permit.
  • You may have only one valid permit at any given time.
  • Students, you pay for your permit through your parking and transportation student fee, so you will not need to pay for it when you register for your permit.
  • Employees, if you elect to pay for an Extended Employee (EE) permit through payroll deduction, you will not need to pay anything online, and Parking and Transportation Services will communicate your deduction to Payroll Services.
  • When you register for your permit, you will be issued a printable temporary permit, valid through the indicated expiration date on the permit.
  • Students or employees needing a temporary or replacement permit should contact P&T at 478-445-7433 or parking@gcsu.edu for instructions.

If you are an affiliate employee (Sodexo, B&N, GCEC, etc.) and are unable to register for your permit online, please contact P&T at parking@gcsu.edu for instructions.

To maintain social distancing guidelines, Parking and Transportation Services will issue permits to Residents at Housing move in, to Commuters via mail, and to Employees via campus mail.

Remember, if you plan to park a personal vehicle on campus, you are required to register for and display in your vehicle a valid university parking permit and to know and follow all university parking regulations.  You can learn more about university parking policies, permit types, lot locations and designations, etc., on this webpage.

Call 478-445-7433 or email parking@gcsu.edu with questions.

Parking Maps
Parking Enforcement

Parking citations, immobilization (booting), and impoundment (towing) are utilized as means to support the university parking plan and encourage students, employees, and guests to park where they are permitted.  A list of parking violations and fine amounts can be found at https://georgiacollege.aimsparking.com and more information on enforcement, immobilization, and impoundment practices can be found in the university’s parking policies. 

Regular parking enforcement hours are Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; however, reserved spaces, accessible spaces, fire zones, and no parking areas are subject to enforcement at all times.  

Parking and Transportation Services typically uses Old Capitol Wrecker Service (478-453-0032) or Pittman’s Automotive and Towing (478-452-1812) for tows.

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1. Register for your permit each year – if you are a student, you’ve already paid for it through your student fees.
2. Hang your permit from your rearview mirror when parking on campus.
3. Park only in lots you are permitted to during enforcement hours – 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. Park only in timed spaces for as long as you are allowed.

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

Ticket Payments

Tickets may be paid online, in person, or by phone.

To pay your ticket online:

  • Have your license plate number and ticket number on hand.
  • Go to https://georgiacollege.aimsparking.com.
  • Click on the “Login” button at the top, right corner of the page. This will redirect you to login to the Georgia College Unify system, but will return you to your parking account once you login.
  • Click on the “Pay Ticket” icon and follow the onscreen instructions.


To pay your ticket in person with cash, check, card, or Bobcat Card/CatCash, visit Parking and Transportation Services at The Depot at 610 W. Greene St. or the Business Office at 111 Parks Hall during regular office hours.

To pay your ticket by phone with a card, call the Business Office at 478-445-5254.

Ticket Payment Notes

  • Tickets that are not paid within 14 days of issuance will begin to accrue late fees at a rate of $5 per week 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. 
  • Employees will not be able to purchase an E/EE permit and EE permits will not automatically renew at the beginning of an academic year if they have unpaid tickets on their parking account.
  • Guests will need their ticket number in order to pay a ticket online.
Ticket Appeals

An online appeal process is in place for individuals who believe there were pressing and justifiable circumstances that led them to park illegally or the ticket was given in error.  An appeal must be submitted within 14 days of citation issuance to be considered. 

To appeal a ticket:

  • Have your license plate number and ticket number on hand.
  • Go to https://georgiacollege.aimsparking.com.
  • Click on the “Login” button at the top, right corner of the page. This will redirect you to login to the Georgia College Unify system, but will return you to your parking account once you login.
  • Click on the “Appeal Ticket” icon and follow the onscreen instructions.


The following reasons qualify as grounds for an appeal:

  • Appellant did not commit the cited parking violation.
  • Appellant was misinformed by Parking and Transportation Services staff.
  • The violation charged occurred under circumstances where the appellant had no indication he or she was committing a violation (no signage, related policy, existing restrictions, etc.) and where a reasonable and prudent person under the same or similar circumstances would have acted in the same manner as the appellant.


The following reasons do not qualify as grounds for an appeal:

  • Lack of knowledge of the regulations.
  • Tardiness due to class or appointment.
  • The lot in which the violation occurred was not full.
  • Disagreement with amount of fine.
  • The appellant parked in the same location/way before but did not receive a ticket.
  • Violation was of short duration.
  • Other vehicles were parked improperly.
  • The appellant's designated lots were full.
  • Inability to pay the fine.
  • Appellant was misinformed by someone other than Parking and Transportation Services staff.


Ticket Appeal Notes

  • Boot and tow fines or fees will not be considered for appeal. Any errors in boot or tow violations must be appealed through the senior manager of P&T.
  • Appellants should be prepared to submit substantial and valid evidence/documentation along with their appeal.  Receipts, pictures, emails, and/or other documentation may be necessary to prove a citation was errantly issued or to support the stated reason for an appeal.
  • An appeal submitted by guests may be reviewed by P&T personnel and may take into consideration ticket history.
  • An appeal will put a freeze on all late fees until a decision is made, but an account hold will remain for students until the ticket is paid in full. 
  • If an appealed ticket is paid and the appeal is denied, all debts are satisfied. If an appealed ticket is paid and the appeal is approved, a full refund for the fine amount will be rendered to the individual.
  • Individuals are notified by email of the result of their appeal. Individuals with Unify access may view decisions via their parking account.


Parking Appeals Committee
A Parking Appeals Committee meets regularly to review qualifying appeals. An appellant may generally expect the committee to review their appeal within 30 days of submitting the appeal. The committee is comprised of five university employees and students - one student member of the Student Government Association, one student member of the Resident Student Association, one faculty member of University Senate, one staff member of Staff Council, and one at-large staff member appointed by P&T. Meetings are facilitated by P&T personnel, but this individual does not vote on appeals.

The committee’s decision on appeals normally constitutes the final decision on the matter. However, individuals who consider their appeal was not conducted fairly or have evidence that undue bias may have been a factor in the decision can request their case be submitted to the VP for Finance and Administration (VPFA) for review. Prior to submitting an appeal to VPFA, the outstanding fine must be paid. If the appeal is denied, all debts are satisfied. If the appeal is approved, a full refund for the fine amount will be rendered to the individual.

Guest Parking

All guests, whether visiting campus for personal, educational, or professional reasons, are required to display a guest parking permit during regular enforcement hours.

Guests of GC Employees or Departments
University employees or departments hosting individuals or groups should complete an online guest permit request below.  Guests of employees or departments may park in any Perimeter (P) lot or any designated Guest (G) lot or lot section.  Perimeter lots are shaded black and Guest lots are shaded purple on the interactive parking map.

Guests of GC Students
Students hosting friends or family should complete an online guest permit request below.  Guests of resident students may park in any Resident (R) or Perimeter (P) lot.  Resident lots are shaded green and Perimeter lots are shaded black on the interactive parking map.

GUEST PARKING PERMIT REQUEST

GC Parking Maps

INTERACTIVE PARKING MAP

PRINTABLE PARKING MAP

Accessible Parking

The locations of all accessible parking spaces on campus can be found on the Interactive GC Parking Map and are designated with the International Symbol of Accessibility (ISA).

Accessible parking spaces are subject to enforcement at all times.

Vehicles parked in an accessible space must display a valid university parking permit of any type and a valid state-issued disability placard or license plate that is registered to the holder of the university parking permit. Disability placards should be placed behind the permit with the expiration facing the windshield. Vehicles not displaying these items may be ticketed and/or towed.

If all accessible parking spaces in a lot are taken, properly documented individuals with disabilities may park in any standard space in a lot of any type. However, individuals should not park in other reserved parking areas, fire lanes, no parking areas, accessible space access aisles, etc.

Referent to section 40-6-226 of the Official Code of Georgia, it is unlawful to obtain, alter, or utilize a state-issued disability permit for fraudulent means. Violators are subject to ticketing, towing, and/or disciplinary action, and may be referred to the appropriate state authorities.

Parking Policies

Detailed parking policies are available in the university catalog.

PARKING POLICIES

Parking and Transportation Advisory Committee (PTAC)

PTAC advises the Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA) on all things related to parking and transportation. This group makes recommendations based on thorough discussions, and each member votes 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: two faculty members from University Senate; two staff members from Staff Council; two resident student members from Resident Student Association (RSA); and two commuter student members from Student Government Association (SGA).

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.

2020-21 PTAC Members

  • Mary Argel, Student Government Association

  • Kevin Blanch, Staff Council

  • Jared Bryant, Resident Student Association

  • Rodica Cazacu, University Senate

  • Nathan Graham, Student Government Association

  • Timothy Hasty, Staff Council

  • David Johnson, University Senate

  • Jack Howle, Resident Student Association

How Are We Doing?

We value your feedback. Please share your experiences, suggestions, and ideas with us. You can email us at parking@gcsu.edu or text us at 478-200-9110.