Parking and Traffic Information

Traffic Regulations

Parking at Florida SouthWestern State College is regulated to provide for the safe flow of traffic, avoiding property damage (i.e., parking on the grass may damage irrigation systems) and providing access for handicapped persons, emergency vehicles and authorized persons in certain areas. Each campus has adequate parking available. Parking is permitted only in marked parking spaces.

Please be aware of parking in restricted lots/spaces which are appropriately marked with signs.

Campus maps and parking lot signs indicate where drivers may park. Students are prohibited from parking in designated staff lots.

Designated disabled parking spaces are reserved for persons who are permanently disabled. To use these spaces, students must have a special handicap permit issued by the local county license tag office.

Overnight Parking is prohibited, unless Campus Police Department has received prior notification.

The absence of "No Parking" signs does not mean that parking is allowed. Parking on the grass, along roadways, drives, curbs, sidewalks or ramps is prohibited. Parking is permitted only in paved lots or in designated parking areas. Vehicles must be parked within marked spaces. Parking diagonally or taking up two parking spaces is not permitted.

The speed limit on campus is 30 m.p.h. unless otherwise posted. Speed limit in all parking lots or service drives is 5 m.p.h.

To this end campus police officers on all Florida SouthWestern State College campuses enforce the following violations:

  • Parking on the grass
  • Parking in restricted areas (i.e., sidewalks, roadways, crosswalks, etc)
  • Parking/occupying more than one parking space
  • Blocking an entrance, driveway, loading dock
  • Parking in a no parking/restricted parking space/lot (without permit)
  • Littering
  • Parking in Fire Lanes
  • Parking in front of fire hydrant
  • Parking in a handicapped designated parking area (without permit)


Violations 1 thru 8 face a fine of $15.00 and Violation 9, Parking in handicapped area has a fine of $50.00. Fines are paid at the campus cashier’s offices. Unpaid fines will result in holds on transcripts, diplomas or registration for classes. Students who receive parking citations must pay the appropriate fine to the Florida SouthWestern State College Cashiers Office within 14 working days.

Parking Ticket Appeals

If a student wishes to appeal a ticket for violating campus traffic regulations, they should fill out the Parking Citation Appeal, either on Buc Corner or by submitting the form to the Office of Student Engagement in building Q-127. The Student Government Association's Traffic Court will contact the student within 7 business days with a final decision after confirmation that the traffic court received the form. If the Traffic Court requires additional information, they will contact the student to arrange a hearing. The Traffic Court may uphold, modify, or overturn the ticket violation. If you have any questions, please email or

Parking Citation Appeal:

Uniform Traffic Citations

Moving violations, i.e., speeding, reckless driving, etc. may be investigated by campus police or referred to the respective sheriff’s office.

Campus law enforcement officers may also issue state Uniform Traffic Citations for violations occurring on our campuses. These cases are handled thru the county Clerk of Courts offices: