Vehicle Registration and Zoned Parking System
With the exception of short term guests and visitors, all vehicles parked or driven on campus by students, faculty, or staff must be properly registered with the College and identified by the current numbered decal provided. Students must register their vehicles at the beginning of each fall semester, or the earliest date thereafter if a vehicle is brought to campus later during the semester. Registration is required for all vehicles including those borrowed or leased. The yearly decal lasts through the following spring and summer sessions. Students who may change domiciles during the year are responsible for procuring the zone decal that applies to their new residence. The decal is to only be placed on the vehicle to which it was registered. Only one current decal may be displayed on a vehicle. In the case of two immediate family relatives sharing the same vehicle with two different zone domiciles, special arrangements may be applied for through Campus Safety. Decals must be affixed to the lower left hand corner of the front windshield, on the driver's side, directly above the state inspection sticker, and be displayed in an upright and externally readable manner.
Parking congestion on most campuses is a fact of life. Such burdensome situations are usually created by too many drivers competing for spaces in the central core of the campus. Millsaps is designed as a pedestrian campus. This design is intended to minimize "inter-zone" vehicular travel by students during zone hours. Neither student work-study employment, nor varsity sports practice/games will exempt students from parking regulations.
Zoned Parking System Rules
General Parking Policies
Parking Citation Definitions and Fines
Fines are payable in the Business Office by either check, credit card, or by charging to an existing authorized CREDIT on the violator's student account. If paying by mail, enclose a copy of the ticket with the check or money order. The mailing address is:
1701 North State Street
Jackson, MS. 39210-0001
Unpaid fines become part of a student's College bill and must by paid promptly. Fines not paid or appealed within 2 weeks (14 calendar days) of the date of issue.
Citations are placed on the offending car windshield. It is possible for one to be blown away in the wind, or to have been removed by someone else. The other copy of the citations are are kept in Safety Office. The violation remains valid in the system. The Campus Safety Office matains a database with all violations are issued.
Our College administration has made clear that traffic regulations and fines apply equally to students, faculty and staff. Appropriate sanctions will be incurred by violators.
To Avoid an Accident
- Always keep a safe distance from the car in front of you. Increase this distance even more during rainy or foggy conditions.
- Allow rude or impatient drivers to pass. Stay clear of weaving or reckless drivers; avoid passing them if possible.
- Do not react to a driver who has become hostile. Avoid making eye contact or gesturing.
In Case of an Accident
- Unless there is immediate danger of further accidents, vehicles should be left in accident position for the perusal of the investigating authority. If there is danger and no serious injuries if possible, move your vehicles to a safe area such as a service station or well lit parking lot. Let the other driver know what you are doing so he/she does not think you are fleeing the scene.
- Conceal and secure any valuables before exiting your vehicle.
- Write down the names, addresses, and phone numbers of all persons involved and all witnesses. Also write down their vehicle description including the license plate.
- Notify Campus Safety or if off campus, other authorities.
- Notify your insurance company when practicable. Fill in the following: Insured By: Policy No:
Students may, with legitimate reason, appeal only one citation, per semester period. Requests for appeal must be submitted to the SBA Student Security Committee within 2 weeks (14 days) of the citation issue date. Appeal forms are available in the Campus Safety Office or go online at the Campus Safety website. The appellate will be contacted by the Office of Campus Safety, and a hearing date set. Right of appeal is forfeited after 14 days.
Reimbursement of successfully appealed parking citations will be credited to the student's account by the Business Office.
Citations are issued in numbered sequence. The traffic officers that issue citations have no appeal or revocation authority therefore are not proper sources for verbal appeals.