4.32 Motor Vehicles Policy

Operation of motorized vehicles by the public is permitted only on College roads and parking lots. Use of all other areas is prohibited. All motor vehicle operators will be governed by College regulations, and the statutes of the City of Union and laws of the State of Missouri.

4.32.1 Vehicle Registration and Parking Permits

A. Employees, regardless of classification, must register all motor vehicles they park or expect to park on College property. Motor vehicles must be registered at the Business Office within 48 hours of initial employment or within 48 hours of purchase.

B. College parking permits must be displayed as directed. A student permit is not required, but all employees are required to have and display a permit. Only students or employees displaying state-issued handicapped parking permits or license plates are eligible for reserved handicapped parking.


4.32.2 Parking Violations

A. Employees, students or visitor owners, operators or registrants will be held responsible for any traffic or parking violations involving their vehicle.

B. Students and visitors will be held responsible for handicapped parking and fire lane violations at all times and reserved lot violations between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Fines may be levied in these cases by the College or the City of Union. College fines should be paid at the Business Office cashier’s window.

C. Those students who have outstanding fines at the end of the semester will be placed on a “hold” list. While the student is on this list, he/she can receive neither grades nor transcripts from the Registrar’s Office and will be restricted from registering for any subsequent semesters. When the student is placed on the “hold” list, he/she will remain on it until the outstanding fines are paid.


4.32.3 Abandoned Vehicles

Vehicles abandoned on College grounds will be issued a College and/or city citation and will be towed at the owner’s expense. The following are considered abandoned:

(1) Vehicles displaying expired license plates.
(2) Vehicles in an inoperative condition (including those with flat tires or engine problems) left on College grounds for a period exceeding 15 days. Such vehicles will be reported to the City of Union as abandoned vehicles.


4.32.4 Visitors

A College visitor is defined as any person other than a student or employee of ECC. Visitors are requested to comply with all College traffic regulations. A person operating a registered vehicle loaned by a relative or friend is not considered to have visitor status.

Visitor parking tags may be obtained from campus security and shall be displayed in order to park in spaces or areas otherwise designed for staff parking.

(Adopted 11-2-1987; Revised 8-28-2003)