Vehicle & Bicycle Registration

Students, faculty and staff must register their vehicle with the Davidson College Police Department within 48 hours of arriving on campus. Handicapped and temporary parking permits are available. Bicycle registration is also available and recommended, but not required.

To register a vehicle, stop by the police office, in the basement of Tomlinson Hall, or register online. Student parking decals are valid from August 1 through July 31 each year, and employee decals are valid for all active employees.

Bicycle Registration

To register a bicycle, stop by the police office, in the basement of Tomlinson Hall, or register online (login required). Students, faculty and staff will receive a free bike lock upon registration. Bicycles should be locked when not in use.

Vehicle Registration Fees

Student vehicle registration is $50, or $25 for limited parking (parking only in the Ramsey lot and the third parking bay of Baker Sports Complex). Parking decals must be displayed clearly. There is a $3 charge for all replacement vehicle decals. 

Temporary Registration

Temporary parking permits for visitors staying overnight also are available at the Campus Police office. Temporary permits should be displayed clearly, hung from drivers' rear view mirrors. Campus visitors may park in spaces and lots not marked for students and staff. Baker Sports Complex is open to visitor parking.

Handicapped Parking

To park in handicapped parking spaces, a North Carolina handicapped license plate or a Davidson College-issued handicapped parking permit must be displayed. Permits are available at no charge in the Campus Police office.


Motorcycles must be parked in regular vehicular parking spaces and, like vehicles, must be registered with campus police within 48 hours of arriving on campus.