The Department of Public Safety & Police is responsible for enforcing traffic laws and parking regulations at the Arnold campus and the Arundel Mills parking lot. These regulations are designed to protect the safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors.
Maryland’s Vehicle Law, Rules of the Road – Title 21, Section 101.1(2) states that a person who uses a motor vehicle on community college property must obey the rules of the road as if they were on a highway or roadway in the state of Maryland.
DPSP can issue citations for violations of:
View the official Traffic & Parking policy.
All drivers must:
During weekday business hours, student parking is permitted in any space in lots A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, and M, excluding:
After 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, parking is allowed in faculty/staff parking spaces. Parking is allowed in all reserved parking spaces all day Saturday and Sunday, except those designated for the physically disabled or as loading zones.
The number of handicapped-accessible parking spaces on campus is limited. Do not use a handicapped-accessible parking space unless you have a permit issued in your name. Maryland law requires all persons having a permit to display it on the rear-view mirror, and to carry with them the application for the permit.
The law and college policy give a police officer, or any other person authorized by a political subdivision the authority enforces, to enforce this. College Public Safety and Police officers have the right to ask anyone parked in a disabled space to show the application for the permit. If you cannot produce the application, or the application is in someone else's name, the officer will advise you to move your vehicle from the space. Any person who violates the provisions of this section of the motor vehicle law is guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a fine.
Temporary handicap parking permits can be obtained through Public Safety and Police for students, faculty or staff who have physical disabilities but lack state-issued license plates or hang tags. A physician's written statement will be required.
Students are not issued parking permits.
Faculty and staff must properly display current parking permits on the vehicles they park at the college each day. Faculty and staff permits are available in the Public Safety and Police office. The cost of replacement is $10.
All lost, stolen or destroyed permits must be reported immediately to Public Safety and Police. If you find a permit you had reported lost or stolen, return it to Public Safety and Police. Such permits are considered revoked; a vehicle may be ticketed and towed if it displays a revoked permit. The college reserves the right to revoke/recall a parking permit at any time.
Faculty/staff permits must be hung and displayed from the rearview mirror, with the number facing forward and clearly visible through the windshield.
Temporary permits must be displayed on the driver's side front corner of the dashboard.
For a motorcycle/moped, affix the parking permit to any conspicuous area of the vehicle.
AACC faculty and staff can download a parking permit form, complete it and submit it to the Department of Public Safety and Police via email or interoffice mail.
Violation of the AACC Campus Smoking Policy
Fines must be paid within 28 calendar days of the issuance of the violation. A late penalty of $10 will be assessed beginning the 29th day. This late penalty will be assessed every 14 days until the fine has been paid or a maximum fine of $100 has been reached.
All payments must be made at the Cashier’s Office, Student Services Center Room 120. You can reach the cashier's office at 410-777-2236.
All grades, transcripts, and diplomas will be withheld until the fines have been paid.
AACC citations can be appealed within 14 days from the date the citation was issued. The appeal will be reviewed by the DPSP appeal’s officer. After the appeal is evaluated, a final decision of either “Granted” or “Denied” will be electronically submitted to the email address provided on the appeal form.
If an initial appeal is denied, you may file a second and final appeal to the Traffic Appeal Committee. This appeal must be in writing and received in the DPSP office within 14 calendar days from the date of the initial denial email. A copy of the denial email must accompany the second appeal.
If the committee denies your appeal, you have 14 calendar days from the date of the second denial letter to pay the fine or late fees will be added. If not paid, a “Business Office Hold” will be placed on the student or employee account. Final authority rests with this committee.
You may submit a citation appeal by completing a Campus Visitor Appeal online, or returning it to the college office location that you received the citation. The college office will then forward it immediately with an explanation to the Public Safety and Police Office.
The college reserves the right to remove any vehicle found on campus that is: