Public Safety Information

York Technical College Department of Public Safety


  • The operation of motor vehicles on York Tech College property is a privilege granted by the College administration.
  • Failure to comply with the laws of South Carolina or College regulations will result in a warning or penalty that may include the loss of motor vehicle privileges.
  • The purchase of a permit does not guarantee a parking place, but merely allows for general parking in an appropriate area.  
  • The College shall assume no responsibility for the care or protection of any vehicle or its contents at any time while operated or parked on College property.
  • Regulations apply to drivers of all vehicles and are in force 24 hours a day unless other wise noted.
  • Drivers of all vehicles shall obey the lawful instruction of any Public Safety Officer and any official traffic sign on campus.
  • Parking areas are enforced at all times.

Owners of disabled (broken down) vehicles should contact the Department of Public Safety. Disabled vehicles not registered are subject to tow at the owner's expense.  Any vehicle left abandoned for more than fifteen days is subject to being towed at the owner�s expense.

Permit Placement


Vehicle Registration

Regular vehicle registration is for one semester beginning with the first day of the semester and ending with the first day of the following semester.  The registrant of a vehicle is responsible for parking violations issued to his or her vehicle.

  • Students are only entitled to register two vehicles. However, in certain circumstances a student may be allowed to register more than two vehicles.
  • Permits are not transferable to another vehicle.


Traffic accidents that take place on the York Technical College Campus are to be reported immediately to the Department of Public Safety, ext. 8013 or at (803) 327-8013 if not using a campus phone.

Parking Areas


  • Open Parking- all vehicles bearing any valid York Tech College permit may park daily in areas marked open. 
  • Only vehicles with handicapped placards issued to the person in the vehicle are allowed to park in the handicap parking spaces.
  • Anyone with a temporary disability may apply for a College permit to park in one of the York Tech College space marked "Permit Only."

Places You Should Not Park. Note: All areas not specifically designated for parking are considered "No Parking" zones.

  • Visitor parking.
  • Areas marked with yellow curbs or lines.
  • On a pedestrian crosswalk.
  • Reserved spaces unless authorized.
  • Where there are "No Parking" signs.
  • Loading zones beyond posted time limit.
  • In front of Dumpsters.
  • Fire Zones
  • Unmarked spaces.
  • The area between Bldgs. F and G and the area between Bldgs. C and D unless approved by the instructor and a permit is issued to the vehicle for the �Daily Parking."

No one should use a handicap parking permit issued to another person.

SECTION 56‑3‑1970. Unlawful acts;  penalties.

It is unlawful to park any vehicle in a parking place clearly designated for handicapped persons unless the vehicle bears the distinguishing license plate or placard provided in Section 56‑3‑1960.

It is unlawful for any person who is not handicapped or who is not transporting a handicapped person to exercise the parking privileges granted handicapped persons pursuant to Section 56‑3‑1960.

A person violating the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than two hundred dollars or imprisoned for not more than thirty days for each offense.

Vehicles in Motion

  • The maximum legal speed on College property is 15 miles per hour.
  • Vehicles must stop for pedestrians at marked crosswalks.
  • South Carolina State Highway Regulations apply on York Tech College property at all times.

Towing, Immobilization, and Impounding

The Department of Public Safety has the authority to have a vehicle towed, immobilized, and/or impounded at the owner�s expense and risk if the vehicle is:

  • Blocking a driveway or service entrance, creating a hazard to safety, or parked in a reserved space.
  • Any vehicle left unattended for more than fifteen days.
  • Fees for vehicles towed to the contract wrecker service must be paid to the wrecker service.
  • Once the contracted wrecker service has been called to impound a vehicle, the tow fee must be paid prior to the vehicle being released, regardless if the owner arrives on the scene prior to the wrecker service.

Violations, Penalties, Bonds

  • Penalties and bonds are payable in person or by mail at the York Technical College Cashiers Office between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Penalties and bonds for moving violations will be determined by the appropriate authorities.
  • Parking fines range from $5 to $20 .

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LAST UPDATED: 04/22/14

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