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Parking and Driving Regulations

Speed Limits

The speed limit on college roadways is 20 mph. In parking lots, it is 10 mph.

Accidents

If a motor vehicle accident occurs on the campus, contact North Lake College Police immediately (911 from a campus phone, 972-860-4290 from your cell). The Police Department will dispatch emergency responders to investigate the accident.

Parking Decals

Parking decals are required for all students, faculty, and staff members. Parking decals assist the police in identifying the driver of your car in the event of an emergency, accident, etc.

Parking decals are free. Complete a Vehicle Registration Card in the Student Resource Center and bring it in along with your photo ID, vehicle information, including license plate number, when you come to register.

Parking Decals are issued in the Student Resource Center in L240 or at the Police Offices in C204.

Parking Areas

Most of North Lake College's parking lots are available to all students, faculty, and staff. Parking for the disabled are available in designated areas throughout the college parking lots. Vehicles parking in these spaces must clearly display the appropriate placards, decals or license plates. 

There is a staff parking lot where staff tags must be displayed. There is no designated “visitor” parking on campus.

Parking Violations and Citations

Campus citations or the City of Irving citations may be issued for violations of college parking guidelines. The campus police issue citations for violation of college parking policies.

Parking at North Lake College is approved only in designated or marked parking spaces. Parking violations include:
 
  • Parking in the "T" Drive, which is restricted to service or delivery vehicles only;
  • Not having a current parking permit/permit permanently affixed;
  • Parking in a fire lane;
  • Parking in handicap space/handicap access (diagonally striped) space without a handicap plate/tag;
  • Parking in spaces signed as reserved spaces without proper authorization;
  • Overtime in time-limited zones (30-minute and loading zones);
  • Double parking or parking over the lines;
  • Parking in traffic lanes; 
  • Parking in areas marked “no parking”; 
  • Parking on grass or sidewalks, or blocking drives, crosswalks or dumpsters.  
There are three types of citations:
  1. Warning Citation: A warning citation is a notice that the vehicle has been observed parked/operated in violation of college driving or parking regulations. No fine is attached to this citation.

  2. Campus Citation: A campus citation is a notice that the vehicle has been observed parked/operated in violation of college driving or parking regulations. A fine is attached to this citation. Instructions for disposition are located on the reverse of the citation.

  3. City of Irving Citation: A City of Irving citation is a notice of an alleged violation, as authorized by Education Code, Sec.51.206, generally issued to visitors, students, and employees incurring excessive campus citations. However, such citations may be used for the enforcement of any provisions of these regulations. A fine is attached to this citation. Instructions for disposition are located on the reverse of the citation.

    Upon the receipt of three (3) college citations, further violations may result in City of Irving citations being issued to the violator.  Academic blocks may be attached for repeated violations of NLC driving/parking regulations.  

Disposition of Citations

Warning Citation: No action is required.
 
Campus Citation: Return citations to the NLC Cashier’s officer in the A400 area for payment of the fines. Instructions for disposition are located on the reverse of the issued citation.

City of Irving Citation: A City of Irving citation is returnable to the Irving municipal court in which the case is filed. Disposition of the citation may be made in the same manner as any other criminal case within the jurisdiction of such court. Disposition of municipal citations may be made to the City of Irving Municipal Court System by calling 972-721-2451.

Appeal of a Campus Citation

  1. Appealed citations will be reviewed and either suspended or upheld by the Citations Appeals Committee.
  2. Appeals of North Lake College Citations must be made within ten (10) business days of the occurrence by completing an appeals form made available at the North Lake College Police Department, room C204.