Campus Safety FAQ

How to arrange parking for a guest/meeting

Faculty and staff who are scheduling meetings involving off-campus guests should submit a Parking Service Request Form within 48 hours of the scheduled event. This form is located on the campus police section of the Portal. Information needed: date and time of arrival, number of guests or spaces needed, lot requesting and vehicle information if possible.

Where can I park?

All lots on the Main Campus of Forsyth Tech are color coded. Signs are located on poles in each lot. Student lots have green signs and Staff/Faculty lots have red signs. The visitor lot has blue signs.

  • Student parking lots: C, E, F, J, M, O, Q
  • Staff parking lots: A, D, G, HH, K O, P, R, X, Z
  • Visitor parking lot: B

For more information, please view the parking map of the Forsyth Tech campus.

Visitor Parking (Lot B) is for visitors only; even when on campus and not in class.

Faculty, Staff and Students are still required to park in their designated parking lots even when classes are not in session.

For further information, please read the Traffic Rules and Regulations issued with the purchase of your parking decal or download the Traffic Rules and Regulations to view a copy of the campus map.

Who is required to purchase a parking decal?

All full and part-time faculty and staff are required to purchase a valid parking decal. All students who drive and park a vehicle on the campus property of Forsyth Tech (Main, Northwest, Swisher, West and Woodruff Campus) whose class is five days or more must purchase a valid parking decal. If you are a student at Forsyth Tech and also work part-time at Forsyth Tech, you are required to purchase a student parking decal and park in student parking.

Overnight Trips: Where/How to Park and Permits

Where/How to Park

Staff and students who leave campus on an overnight trip as either the driver of a fleet vehicle, the passenger in a fleet vehicle, or as a participant in a “road-trip” or other group activity may need to leave a vehicle on campus. Staff may leave their vehicles in staff lots and students may leave their vehicles in student lots. Forsyth Tech and the Campus Police Office assume no responsibility for vehicles left on campus overnight.

  • The driver of a fleet vehicle may park in the parking space of the fleet vehicle they will be driving.
  • Passengers cannot park in the fleet vehicle parking space.

Permits

  • Dealer Permit - Is issued only to those individuals who are car dealers and can provide such documentation. Persons who are issued this permit must purchase a current parking decal.
  • Handicapped Permit - Is required by staff and students to park in handicapped parking spaces on campus. This permit must also accompany a valid state handicapped placard, registered to the driver of the vehicle. This permit will only be issued to those who have a valid handicap registration card issued in their name. You may not use another person’s handicap placard to park in handicapped parking.
  • Special Parking Permit - Is required to park in designated parking areas/lots usually not authorized by a person’s parking decal. These permits are only issued to those who have documented special needs. Examples: medical conditions, domestic violence, etc…Special parking permits do not authorize or allow individuals to park in handicapped spaces or violate any other traffic rule or regulation.
  • Temporary Parking Permit (Staff and Students) – Is required to park on campus if you have to drive a different vehicle other than the vehicle you have registered with the Forsyth Tech Campus Police Office.Parking anywhere on campus during hours of operation requires the display of a valid parking decal or parking permit. If you have arrived on campus you should stop by the Campus Police Office (Carolina Annex – Main Campus) before parking to pick up a free temporary parking permit. This includes both staff and students.Picking up a temporary permit will require only about a minute of your time, so you will not be delayed in reaching your destination. Temporary parking permits do not take the place of purchasing a decal and will only be issued to those who have a valid decal on their regular vehicle.If you cannot stop by the Campus Police Office before parking, you cannot legally park in a campus lot.
  • Visitor Parking Permit - Issued only to visitors to Forsyth Tech upon request. Visitor permits are not issued to staff or students.

What if I have to drive a different vehicle?

Parking anywhere on campus during hours of operation requires the display of a valid parking decal or parking permit. If you’ve arrived on campus you should stop by the Campus Police Office (Carolina Annex – Main Campus; Off Campus sites – Security Office) before parking to pick up a free temporary parking permit. This includes both staff and students.

Picking up a temporary permit will require only about a minute of your time, so you will not be delayed in reaching your destination.

If you cannot stop by the Campus Police Office before parking, you cannot legally park in a campus lot.

How to park legally

  • Display a current parking decal or parking permit in the proper location on or in your vehicle
  • Park in a legal space; Not in reserved, no parking, visitors, or along curbs
  • Obtain prior authorization for special situations

Are parking decals transferable to another vehicle?

Parking decals are not transferable. If you drive a new or different vehicle permanently or on a regular basis, you will be required to purchase another parking decal.

Where do I place my parking decal?

Parking decals must be affixed to the outside left rear window or left bumper. Parking decals may not be taped or displayed using any other method of attachment. A vehicle is not considered registered until the parking decal is properly displayed on your vehicle.

Parking Decal Refund Policy

There are no refunds for parking decals.

Prior Authorization for Special Situations

Campus Police understands that there are circumstances that will occasionally require parking in a non-parking area.

Campus Police will work with you to accommodate special parking situations. Drivers must receive prior authorization before parking in a non-parking area for any period of time.

Authorization is typically provided in the form of a special parking permit, but short term authorization may also be granted through a phone call to the Campus Police Office at (734-7243).

Loading and Unloading

Although loading/unloading is a legitimate, ongoing need throughout campus, this need is not recognized as an excuse to park in a prohibited or reserved area.

If you need to load/unload from an area that is not a parking space (curb) you must contact the Campus Police Office and request permission.