MCC Parking Guide

Students, staff and visitors of MCC must obey laws imposed by the State of Illinois, as well as regulations enacted by the College to regulate traffic and parking and to provide for the safety and security of all persons on campus. The MCC Public Safety/Police Department is empowered to enforce these laws and regulations, levy fines when regulations are not followed and issue college or court citation.

Vehicle Registration

There is no fee to park in MCC maintained parking lots. Students, staff and visitors are not required to register vehicle parked on MCC property.

Parking Restrictions

Driving On Campus

The main campus of MCC is incorporated in the City of Crystal Lake. All drivers must obey MCC regulations as well as Illinois Vehicle Code and any applicable local regulations.

The speed limit for all campus roadways and parking lots is 15 mph or as posted. Please reduce speed for construction, weather conditions, pedestrians, cyclists and heavy parking lot traffic.

Fines and Sanctions

Authority: MCC is state supported property. The MCC Public Safety/Police Department has the authority to impose fines and sanctions for any violation of MCC parking regulations or violation of the Illinois Vehicle Code.

Fines

The following violations will result in a citation of $25:

A handicap parking violation will result in a citation of $250.

All fines must be paid within 30 days of the violation. Fines may be paid in person at the Registrar's Office A258 or by mail. Do not mail cash; submit a check or money order payable to: Registration Office-MCC.

MCC Police Officers may issue Illinois traffic citations to enforce state or local traffic violations. All Illinois traffic citations will be handled through the McHenry County Circuit Clerk's Office.

Sanctions

All persons receiving Illinois traffic citations are responsible for any fines or penalties imposed by the State of Illinois.

Students may be subject to having their grade reports, transcripts and registration privileges withheld until all outstanding citations are processed by full payment or successfully appealed.

Appeal

Anyone receiving a citation for violation of a MCC parking regulation has the right to appeal the citation, for reasonable cause, with the MCC Public Safety/Police Department. Appeal forms are located on the back of the citation. The appeal must be received within 5 days of the notice of violation. All decisions are final.

The MCC Public Safety/Police Department will not entertain appeals of Illinois traffic citations. Please refer to the court date and time listed on the citation.

Towing

A vehicle which is abandoned or parked in such a way as to restrict normal and safe movement of traffic may be towed at the owner’s expense. The vehicle owner will be responsible for any towing charges, including storage charges. Any vehicle left on college property, without proper notice to the MCC Police Department, for more than 7 calendar days will be considered abandoned. A reasonable attempt will be made during this time to contact the owner.

The MCC Public Safety/Police Department is located in B175, near the commons area and café. The Public Safety/Police Department is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by police officers and campus public safety officers.