Parking & Safety FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
The rules and regulations about parking and campus safety can feel overwhelming at times, so we’ve gathered some of the most commonly asked questions for you below.
Parking & Safety Questions Answered!
All staff and faculty will be issued one parking placard that they can move from one vehicle to another. If the placard is lost, a second placard can be purchase for $25.
For students the cost of the parking decal is included in the CAP fee. Once a student pays for their tuition, they can then follow the steps below to register their vehicle.
All student parking decals and employees parking placards can be picked up at the Forsyth tech Campus Police Department located in the Forsyth Building on main Campus.
The CAPS (College Access, Parking and Security) fee, once paid, will provide you with one (1) parking decal per fiscal year. If you need to register any additional vehicles, each additional decal will cost $25.
**Make sure to have a valid student ID number, phone number and license tag number before you begin the registration process**
- Go to Forsyth Tech’s Online Form
- Click the drop-down box located in the upper left-hand corner
- Select “Students Parking Permit Registration”
- Click the button to the right “Write New Online Permit Registration”
NOTE: Your browser must allow popups.
- Click permit type and select “Student”
- Click Continue at the bottom of the page
- Fill out fields on the “Contact Information Page”
- Click Continue
- Enter Vehicle information
- Click Continue to review information
- Proceed to finish
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.
Faculty/Staff placards are to be displayed by hooking the placard over the rear-view mirror.
A vehicle is not considered registered until the parking decal is properly displayed on your vehicle.
There are no refunds for parking decals.
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.
Parking anywhere on campus during hours of operation requires the display of a valid parking decal or temporary parking permit.
If you’ve arrived on campus you should stop by the Campus Police Office (Off Campus sites – Security Office) before parking to pick up a free temporary parking permit. This includes both employees and students.
What you need to obtain a temporary parking permit: current parking decal that has been registered to your vehicle, valid driver’s license, vehicle plate number and make and model for which the temporary permit is needed.
You may also visit the Campus Police page under College Services on Techlink. Navigate to the bottom of the page and click on the “Temporary Parking Permit” button. Select “Temporary Permit” from the drop-down menu and complete the information requested. Submit a Temporary Parking Permit request now.
For your convenience, the permit may be emailed to you upon request, but allow at least 24 hours to accommodate this request; email permit request should be written into the “Notes/Comments:” block at the bottom of the “Review” page before clicking the continue button.
You will be required to print and legibly display the temporary permit on the front dash of the vehicle at all times when parking on campus. If for any reason you are not able to print the temporary permit, you must allow time to pick it up from the Campus Police Office before proceeding to park on campus.
If you cannot stop by the Campus Police Office before parking, you cannot legally park in a campus lot.
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.
All lots on the Main Campus of Forsyth Tech are labeled with signs that are located on poles in each lot.
Student lots: C, CC, CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4, F, J, M, O, O-1, Q
Staff/faculty lots: A, CC, CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4, D, G, HH, K O, O-1, P, R, X, Z
The visitor lot; visitor parking lot: B
Visitor Parking (Lot B) is for visitors/guests only; Faculty, Staff and Students must park in their authorized/designated spaces for all campus affairs, even when on campus and not in class. Parking in Visitor and Staff lots is permitted after 5:30pm ONLY.
Faculty, staff and students are required to park in their designated parking lots even when classes are not in session.
For further information, please read the Traffic Rules & Ticket Appeal issued with the purchase of your parking decal.
Cashier’s Office on Main Campus in the Allman Center on the second floor. The telephone number is 336.734.7210.
Northwest Forsyth Center, first floor, The telephone number is 336.734.7052
Grady P. Swisher Center, first floor. The telephone number is 336.734.7903
Mazie S. Woodruff Center, first floor, The telephone number is 336.734.7950
West Campus Customer Service, 336.734.7023
Please contact Campus Police. The telephone number is 336.734.7243
Parking tickets can be appealed online either on the Forsyth Tech website or TechLink on the Campus Police page.
Parking ticket appeal forms (printable) can be found on the Forsyth Tech website or TechLink on the Campus Police section.
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.
Faculty and staff who are scheduling meetings involving off-campus guests and wish to reserve parking should submit a Parking Service Request Form within 48 hours of the scheduled event. This form is located on the campus police section on TechLink.
Information needed: date and time of arrival, number of guests or spaces needed, lot requesting and vehicle information if possible.
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 336.734.7243.
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.
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.
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 or security office at off-campus locations before parkingto 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 or security office before parking, you cannot legally park in a campus lot.
Visitor Parking Permit – Issued only to visitors of Forsyth Tech upon request. Visitor permits are not issued to staff or students.
Please contact Campus Police at 336.734.7243.
Please contact Campus Police at 336.734.7243.
Please check with:
Information Desk, Main Campus Allman Center, 1st Floor, 336.734.7448.
Campus Police, 336.734.7243.
Customer Service Center in the South Lobby of West Campus, 336.761.1002.
Student Activities Center, Main Campus, Technology Building, Room 124, 336.734.7326.
The information desk if you are at one of the extension campuses.
Please contact Campus Police. 336.734.7243
Traffic Rules & Ticket Appeal Information
You can appeal Forsyth Tech parking tickets.
Here’s the process:
- A written appeal is reviewed by the Director of Campus Police.
- The Director of Campus Police evaluates the appeal based on guidelines and criteria established in the Traffic Rules and Regulations.
- The appellant is informed by mail of the decision.
The Campus Police Office accepts appeals of parking tickets. Any parking ticket may be appealed.
Download the Parking Ticket Appeal Form , get one from the Campus Police Office, or call Campus Police at 336.734.7243 to have a form mailed to you. A Parking Ticket Appeal Form in Spanish is also available.
Complete the form and return it to the Campus Police Office by mail, fax, or in person within 10 calendar days from the date the parking ticket was issued.
You may also appeal the ticket online using the Online Parking Ticket Appeal
The following information must be included with the appeal, regardless of the method of submittal. Incomplete or illegible appeals cannot be processed and you will be charged the amount listed on the ticket.
- Attach the original citation if submitting by mail or in person
- Copy of ticket if you’re filing by fax
- Your name
- Current address (including city and zip code)
- Vehicle license plate number and state
- Parking decal number
- A statement explaining why the ticket should be waived
Remember to keep a copy of your appeal and citation for your records.
To file by mail
Mail the completed form to:
Campus Police Office
Forsyth Tech Community College
2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston Salem, NC 27103
To file by fax
Fax your appeal to the Campus Police Office at 336.734.7245.
Fax the appeal form or letter containing all of the information listed in the section above. Be sure to include your current address because the decision letter will be mailed.
To file in person
File a written appeal at the Campus Police Office.
To file online
Parking tickets may also be appealed online using the NEEDS LINK Online Parking Ticket Appeal
DENIED means that the parking ticket has been upheld as valid under Forsyth Tech traffic rules and regulations and payment must be made within 10 days.
REDUCED means that the Director of Campus Police agrees there was a violation of Forsyth Tech traffic rules and regulations, but that mitigating circumstances presented in your appeal warrant a reduced fine. Payment of the reduced fine is required and must be paid within 10 days.
GRANTED means that the appeal was approved and the fine was waived.