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 sticker is not valid for parking on Boston College's campus or within the Boston City Limits.
This decal must be prominently displayed in the uppermost center portion of the vehicle’s windshield.
Boston College students living in Boston City limits should contact The City of Boston's Transportation Department for information on resident parking.
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