EFSC Parking Related Common Questions & Answers

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Question 1:  Can I switch parking permits between vehicles?

No. Parking permits are non-transferable. One permit per vehicle. The permits are not registered to the student or faculty or staff member; they are registered to the vehicle. See more about how to get a permit.

Question 2:  I dropped my classes or decided not to attend EFSC. Can I get my money back for a parking permit?

Class withdrawal/cancellation - The permit cost will be refunded if the permit was purchased prior to attending classes and a student withdraws from classes, or if classes are cancelled and a student will not be attending any other classes on Eastern Florida State College campuses. The parking permit must be returned to the Campus Security Office to obtain a refund.

Question 3:  I lost my parking permit, it was stolen, it came off at the car wash, I got a new vehicle, my vehicle was in an accident and totaled - do I have to pay for another parking permit?

  • Vehicle replacement - If a student purchased a parking permit for a vehicle that becomes inoperable, or if a student purchases a different vehicle within the period of validity of the purchased permit, a new permit will be issued without additional cost, and the old permit will become invalid.
  • Vehicle involved in a crash - If a student's current EFSC-registered vehicle becomes disabled due to a traffic crash, he or she will be issued a new permit for a new vehicle without additional cost, and the old permit will become invalid. A written statement detailing the facts and circumstances may be required. If a student's vehicle is temporarily disabled, he or she will be issued a temporary permit at no cost while the vehicle is being repaired.
  • Lost or stolen permit - If a student's current EFSC parking permit is lost or stolen, he or she may be required to provide a written statement detailing the facts and circumstances. If within the period of validity of the purchased permit, a new permit will be issued without additional cost, and the old permit will become invalid.
  • Damaged/replaced window - If a student's rear window becomes damaged and needs replacing, he or she will be issued a new permit without cost, and the old permit will become invalid. A written statement detailing the facts and circumstances may be required.

Question 4:  When may I get a student parking decal?

Student parking permits are always available in each of the Security Offices on each of the campuses. See more about how to get a permit.

Question 5:  Do I need to request and pay for a parking permit if I am only registered for one class?

Yes. All students, regardless of the program (CC, VC, continuing ed or leisure classes, Dual Enrollment/Early Admissions, ESOL), who wish to bring a vehicle on campus are required to purchase a parking decal. See more about how to get a permit.

Question 6:  Do I need a parking permit if I take my classes through Eastern Florida Online (eLearning)?

Yes. If you will be bringing a vehicle on campus for any reason (hybrid class, proctored testing or tutoring for example), you will be required to obtain a parking permit.

Question 7:  Do I need to request a parking permit if I carpool, take the bus or get dropped off for classes?

No. Only those students who wish to park their vehicles on campus are required to purchase a parking permit.

Question 8:  I have more than one vehicle that I may bring on campus. Do I have to purchase a permit for it?

Yes. If you will regularly bring a vehicle on campus, you must purchase a parking permit for that vehicle if you are a student. Faculty and staff must request permits for each vehicle they drive to work. Permits are non-transferable.

Question 9:  How much do the parking permits cost?

Annual student parking decals are $40 (plus tax) and will be good for Fall, Spring and Summer Terms during an academic year. After Fall Term, a Summer/Spring Decal is available for $20 (plus tax) when purchased in either Spring or Summer Term. Faculty and Staff do not pay for parking permits.

Question 10:  How long are the parking permits good for? What is the expiration date on parking permits?

Student parking permits are valid for a year or until the permits expiration date if purchased after a Fall Term. Student parking permits follow an academic year (adjacent Fall, Spring and Summer Terms) not a calendar year.

Question 11:  Where can I get a permit once I have the temporary parking permit?

Students may pick up their parking decals in the Campus Security Office on each campus.

Question 12:  I have a rental/loaner car, what can I do so I don’t get a ticket?

Temporary Parking Passes are available in the Security Offices of each campus, povided you have a valid parking permit on file.

  • Make sure to obtain a temporary parking pass prior to class or work.
  • Temporary parking passes may be written up to 30 days. Duration of the pass is up to the discretion of the Security Office.

Question 13:  What is the deadline for having a parking permit on my vehicle each term?

All students must have a minimum of a temporary parking permit by the end of first week of classes of each term.

Students who fail to obtain a permit by the end of the first week of classes will be written citations by the Security Offices.

Question 14:  What are the consequences for not having a proper permit?

All vehicles parked on EFSC property without a valid parking permit face traffic citations for the violation.

  • Parking citations are given for each occurrence with the published fine for each infraction.
  • Failure to pay traffic citations will impact the student’s ability to progress in their studies, obtain grades and transcripts and graduate.

Question 15:  Do I need a parking permit if I am attending a public event or am a visitor to the campus?

No. Parking permits are not needed to attend public events or visiting on EFSC campuses. However, there may be a need for a temporary or event permit for your vehicle. This is determined by the Chief of Collegewide Security and the Event Coordinator.

Question 16:  I feel that I received a traffic citation in error. Can I contest or appeal the citation?

Yes. All parking permits and traffic citation disputes shall be directed to the Campus Sergeant for consideration and resolution.