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Nonresident Student Drivers

Statement and Decal

State law requires Boston College to post the following notice to all students who are not Massachusetts residents:

IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR A NONRESIDENT STUDENT TO FAIL TO FILE A NONRESIDENT DRIVER STATEMENT WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT LOCATED IN THE SAME CITY OR TOWN AS THE SCHOOL OF COLLEGE ATTENDED, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 3 OF CHAPTER 90 OF THE MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL LAWS. FAILURE TO FILE SUCH STATEMENT IS PUNISHABLE BY A FINE NOT TO EXCEED $200.

Under Massachusetts law, if out-of-state students bring cars to campus, but choose not to register the car with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, then they must file a nonresident driver statement with the local police department. Regardless of whether or not they apply for on-campus parking, they are required to register as a nonresident driver. After filing the nonresident driver statement with the Transportation & Parking office, students will receive the nonresident student driver decal.

This decal must be prominently displayed in the uppermost center portion of the vehicle’s windshield.

Boston College students should follow the process below to obtain the nonresident student driver decal.

1. Obtain the registration form online by clicking here
2. Fill the form out completely
3. Drop it off at Transportation & Parking located on the 3rd floor of 129 Lake
    St. on the Brighton Campus
4. Pick up the nonresident student driver decal at Student Services in Lyons Hall