Traffic and parking regulations apply to all motorized vehicles and are vigorously enforced 24 hours a day. Anyone who operates a vehicle on an HCC campus or property must comply with lawful orders and directions given by HCC Public Safety officers and employees authorized to direct, control or regulate traffic.

Parking Decals

Cars parked in lots designated for faculty/staff must display the proper decal provided by the Public Safety Office. Visitors and students* do not need a decal and may park in any lot not reserved for staff.

*Ybor City Campus students (including those from other campuses), faculty, staff, and visitors must properly display an HCC decal in the parking garage and parking lots. We strongly encourage students at other campuses to register their vehicles.

Parking Decals for Contractors

Contractors may apply for a contractor parking decal.

Parking Decals for Students, Faculty and Staff

Current students, faculty and staff may apply for an HCC parking decal.

Posted Speed Limit

Unless otherwise posted, the campus speed limit is 15 mph.

Prohibited Operations

Drivers of vehicles performing prohibited operations will be referred to the dean of Student Services or appropriate administrator, and the vehicle may be removed at the owner’s expense.

The following vehicle operations are prohibited on HCC property:

  • U-turns
  • Pulling through or backing into a space
  • Driving on sidewalks (only motorized and non-motorized vehicles used by the disabled are permitted on campus sidewalks)

Parking Violations

Vehicles found in violation of HCC parking regulations may be removed at the owner’s expense. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Parking in restricted areas such as those reserved for faculty and staff
  • Parking in a disabled parking space without a valid Florida Permit/License plate (this may also result in a fine of approximately $250.00.)
  • Obstructing vehicular or pedestrian traffic
  • Receiving more than one HCC Parking Violation within one year
  • Motorcycles, bicycles and scooters not in designated areas or special racks
  • Parking within 10 feet of a fire hydrant
  • Parking in a loading zone
  • Parking in a driveway in a designated tow-away zone
  • Parking on a sidewalk or in the grass
  • Parking out of a marked parking space
  • Obstructing a legally parked vehicle
  • Overnight parking without Public Safety authorization

HCC reserves the right to issue parking violations to improperly parked vehicles. For more information on traffic and parking rules and regulations, contact the Public Safety Office or the Campus President’s Office.

Vehicle Accidents on Campus

Drivers of vehicles involved in accidents resulting in injury, death or damage to the property of others must immediately stop, notify the appropriate law enforcement agency, report the accident and any injuries to the Public Safety Office, and remain with the vehicle until an officer or designee arrives.