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Parking at the Wharton, Richmond and Bay City Campuses

Parking information

General Instructions:

All vehicles, including motorcycles, must be registered with the Office of Security and Public Safety and display a current WCJC parking decal.  The parking decals are valid for one school year and expires after each Summer II session. 

The decals must be affixed to the lower left corner of the rear window or left rear bumper of the vehicle. 

Motorcycle decals can be displayed on the windshield, the rear license plate frame, or rear fender.

Vehicles with plastic windows or a soft top (for example a jeep or convertible) may place decals on the front window close to the  registration decals or on the rear bumper.

  • Old decals should be removed
  • Decals may not be placed over an old decal
  • Decals cannot be altered in any way.


Any violation will result in a parking citation.

All vehicles parked on college-owned or controlled property must be parked within properly marked spaces.  Vehicles parked on grass, sidewalks, or anywhere else on college property, as well as vehicles parked on parking lots but not in marked parking spaces, are subject to being towed at the owner's expense.

Please check with the Public Safety Officers at the Richmond and Sugar Land campuses regarding specific parking instructions at those locations.  Parking on campus is a privilege that may be revoked for cause.

WCJC Parking Striping:

  • Students - White Lines (NOT visitor white lines)
  • Employee - Red Lines (Wharton); Green Lines (Richmond)
  • Handicap - Blue Lines/Curbs
  • Visitor - "Visitor Parking" signage (20 minute limit)
  • Dormitory - Green Lines/Designated Dorm Lots
  • Reserved - Green Lines (Curbs)
  • Loading Zone - White Lines (15 min. limit)
  • No Parking - Yellow or White Cross Stripes/Curbs

All students must register each vehicle that is used on campus.  Vehicle registration is completed by submitting the Vehicle Registration Form.

Anyone buying or trading a vehicle must update vehicle information.  Decals should be removed from vehicles no longer being used by the student.  Old decals must be removed before affixing new ones on the rear window.

All Faculty, Staff and Employees must obtain a decal for each vehicle that may be driven on campus or WCJC property.

Handicap parking is allowed in all parking spaces, excluding loading zones, fire lanes, times areas beyond the timed limit, or parking spaces specifically marked for an individual.  Handicap designated spots are available in most lots.  Handicap placards must be displayed.

Temporary Parking Permits may be obtained from the Office of Security and Public Safety at the Wharton and Richmond Campuses.  Temporary permits must be displayed to the front of the vehicle by placing on dashboard above speedometer, numbers facing outward.

All parking permits/decals are located in the Security and Public Safety Department at no additional cost (included in fees).

Parking Citations 

Citations are $25.00 each.  Information regarding towed vehicles can be obtained from the Office of Security and Public Safety.

Search Fee of $10.00 is applied to non-registered vehicles.

Payment of Citations is made in any WCJC Business Office.  Failure to pay citations will result in a hold being placed on the student's records.  All appeals must be made within five (5) school days of the date of the citation.  Appeal forms may be picked up in the Office of Security and Public Safety at the Wharton or Richmond Campus.

Vehicle Registration Form

Parking Regulation No. 315

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