Vehicle Registration Program Information
Q. How much does the program cost?
A. The cost is $25.00 in the Spring and the Fall semesters. In the Fall ONLY an annual permit is available for $45 which is good for the academic year (Fall, Winterim, Spring and Summer). Registration is $10 for the Winterim and $15 for each Summer term. Students are strongly encouraged to register their vehicle online and pay by credit card so that waiting in long lines to make payment by cash or check can be avoided. Please note that there is "no extra charge" for credit card payments.
Q. Does this guarantee a parking spot?
A. All vehicles must be registered to be legally permitted to park on campus. However, registration does not guarantee a parking space in any particular parking area. In time the program should prevent non-registered vehicles from parking on campus, thereby making more space available for registered vehicles. There is currently ample parking available on campus for all students, although some spaces may not be conveniently located.
Q. Is it necessary to register?
A. Unregistered vehicles will be subject to summonses and towing. The summons will come from Nassau County, not the College.
Q. What will the money collected be used for?
A. The fees will be used to repair Nassau Community College's parking lots and enhance security on campus.
Q. Why do I have to register more than one vehicle if I intend to bring more than one vehicle on campus?
A. If you cannot decide to bring only one vehicle on campus you must register every vehicle that you intend to bring each semester. If you have a problem with your registered vehicle, we will accommodate you with temporary permits on a very limited basis. However, remember that three registration fees for one semester are cheaper than one $90.00 summons.
Q. Do faculty or staff members need to comply with the Vehicle Registration Program?
A. Faculty and staff have already registered their vehicles when they picked up their parking permits.
Q. I registered online but I never received my temporary parking permit. What do I do?
A. Temporary permits are e-mailed to your e-mail address along with your order confirmation. It appears at the top of the confirmation e-mail. BE CAREFUL, do not turn in your temporary permit with your payment at the Office of the Bursar. It also can appear in your bulk mail or spam. The e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. A receipt that shows you applied online is not a temporary permit.
Q. I tried to register but I was notified that my records were not found. What do I do?
A. When an order is placed your permit order is referenced to the student records. If you have not registered and paid, your order will not be processed.
Q. I tried to register, but I was unable to complete my order because I was told that I had an invalid address.
A. Not only do the student records get referenced to ensure that we are only accepting the registration of valid students, but also postal records are referenced to ensure that you will receive your permit once it is mailed. Your address must be entered properly.
Q. If I have a problem with the vehicle registration system whom should I call?
A. You should refer all questions regarding the registration process to Credentials Order Processing Services Inc. at 1.800.646.1858. All other questions can be directed to the Office of Public safety at 516.572.7100.
Q. If I am a visitor to the campus, will I have to pay for parking or register my car?
A. No, you will not have to register your vehicle or pay for parking, but you will have to obtain a parking pass from the Public Safety Office. For further information on visitor parking, please go to the VISITOR PARKING information on the NCC website.
Q. I am a Senior Observer. Will I have to register my vehicle?
A. Yes, all vehicles on campus must be registered. Senior Observers are handled through a different process. Questions regarding the registration of a vehicle must be directed to Mr. Herb Chavkin at 516.572.7200. The Senior Observer Office is located on the Plaza Level of the Administrative Tower.
Q. I am taking classes in the Lifelong Learning Program (Continuing and Professional Studies). Do I need to register my car?
A. Yes, all vehicles on campus must be registered. Life Long Learning is handled through a different process. Questions regarding the registration of a vehicle must be directed to Office of Lifelong Learning at 516.572.7472. The Office of Lifelong Learning is located at 355 East Road.
Q. I have registered my vehicle. Can I pay the fees at the College?
A. Yes, as indicated on the registration Web site, you can pay the registration fee at the Bursar's Office located on the Lower Level of the Administrative Tower.
Q. Do motorcycles have to be registered?
A. Yes, all motor vehicles that will be parked on campus must be registered.
Q. I don't have a car now. What if I get a car in the middle of the semester, will I have to pay for the entire semester?
A. Yes, there is no mechanism for pro-rating the fee. You may purchase either a semester or annual permit.
Q. What if I change cars? Can I transfer my registration?
A. No. The permit has your license plate number printed on its face. The permit must match the license plate number on the vehicle being parked on campus.
Q. I registered my car, but decided to take the bus. Can I get my money back?
A. No, the fee is non-refundable.