Parking and Traffic Regulations

In order to promote a safe parking environment, students must register any vehicles they park on MTC campuses. Registration is free and may be done for several vehicles at one time. Students are subject to a $100 fine for failure to register their vehicle.

Students may register vehicles through their MyMTC accounts by visiting the “Vehicle Registration – Student” link. The link can be found on MyMTC Students page under “Services and Links.” Upon completion of registration, students will print off a form that serves as proof of registration, and submit the form for a student parking permit. Permits are available at the Cashier, Student Information Centers, Student Commons and Operations. The student permit is to be placed on the driver’s side rear window or bumper and is required for parking in student parking spaces on any campus. Student parking spaces are identified with white-lined spaces, the same color as the student permit. Students are only allowed to park in these white-lined, student parking spaces. (See the maps on Appendix V.)

This process must be repeated whenever you get a new license plate or for any additional or new vehicle parked on campus.

The college is not responsible for theft, vandalism or other damage to vehicles (or their contents) while these are on college property. Students are advised to leave valuable possessions at home.

Penalties and Fines

Vehicle owners will be held responsible for any violations involving the vehicle, even if someone else was driving it. All members of the college – students, faculty and staff – are subject to the same traffic and parking regulations.

Fines may be paid in person at the Cashier’s Office on the Beltline and Airport campuses Monday through Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or mailed to: Midlands Technical College, P.O. Box 2408, Columbia, SC 29202. The ticket number and student ID number should accompany payment to help ensure payment is properly credited.

Failure to pay fines may result in the loss of classes and prohibit registration and the release of transcripts. The debt will be processed through the college’s collection procedures if payment is not received. Payment may be made at all cashier locations, online or by calling 803.732.5200.


Parking Improperly – $10.00

Parking in No Parking Zone – $15.00

Parking in Visitor’s Reserved Parking – $15.00

Parking in Faculty/Staff Zone – $15.00

Loading Zone Violation – $15.00

Parking in a Handicapped Zone – $100.00

Parking at a Fire Hydrant – $100.00

Unregistered Vehicle/Plate – $100.00

Other – $15.00


If a student wishes to appeal a ticket, they should submit the appeal in writing to the Chief of Police within three days after receipt of the ticket. The appeal should include the student’s name, student ID number, the ticket number, a telephone number where the student can be reached, and the reason the student is requesting an appeal. The appeal can be emailed to or mailed to Midlands Technical College, P.O. Box 2408, Columbia, SC 29202.

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