Vehicle Registration

All motor vehicles, including motorcycles, motorbikes, and mopeds parked on William & Mary property must be registered with Parking Services located at 201 Ukrop Way (Parking Deck). Registration forms are also available at the Watermen's Hall Registration Desk for those individuals at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Campus. The operator of each vehicle will be issued an appropriate decal. The purchase of a decal entitles individuals to park only in those areas designated for the respective decal. The person registering the vehicle must present a current state registration, proof of insurance, and a W&M ID card or current driver's license.

Students may only register a personally owned or family vehicle; proof of ownership must be supplied upon request. Resident students may only register, or store one (1) vehicle while assigned to campus administered housing.

The purchase of a decal does not guarantee a specific parking space, but affords the registrant an opportunity to park in authorized areas when parking space is available. The responsibility for finding a proper parking space rests with the vehicle operator. Decals are effective for the school year which runs from September 1 through August 31 of the following calendar year. Temporary passes are issued as necessary for durations appropriate for their purpose. The campus map highlights the major parking lots at the main Williamsburg and VIMS campuses.

Registrants who misstate their classification category will be referred to the Dean of Students. When the classification status of a registrant or the purpose for which a decal was issued changes, and/or the vehicle information changes, it is the sole responsibility of the registrant to notify Parking Services so the decal may be suitably exchanged. Decal replacement carries an administrative processing fee of $10.

Campus Volunteers and Emeritus Faculty may be issued a decal with appropriate documentation of status. Volunteers require departmental certification and must perform at least 10 hours of service per week. The Provost Office publishes an annual listing of faculty members granted emeritus status. Once approved you must visit the parking office to register your vehicles, a processing fee of $12 is assessed per decal.

All vehicles that display decals must be registered with DMV by the operator in his/her family name. No person shall register another non-family member's vehicle, nor allow another person to register his/her vehicle and/or transfer the decal. Additionally, it is a violation to purchase and distribute a decal for other individuals or display a decal on a vehicle not registered with Parking Services. Students in violation of this regulation will be referred to the Dean of Students.

Acceptance of a decal by an individual attests to that person's complete understanding of the William & Mary's Motor Vehicle Regulations and his/her responsibility to adhere to those regulations.