Directions and Parking

Directions and Parking

Directions and Parking

Directions and Maps to NECC Lawrence Campus

Lawrence Campus: 420 Common Street

From Interstate 495 north or south, take exit 41 (Route 28) toward Lawrence. Follow Route 28 north for 2.4 miles. Turn right on Common Street and continue straight. The building is on the right.

From Interstate 93 north or south, take exit 46 (Route 110). Proceed on Route 110 (which becomes Haverhill Street) toward Lawrence. Turn right on Route 28 and take the fifth left onto Common Street. Continue straight. The building is on the right.

Parking on Campus

Planning to drive to campus? You will need a NECC parking decal to park in a permit parking lot.

You can get one in three easy steps: 

  1. Order decal online using your Debit/Credit Visa, MasterCard or Discover through
  2. Print receipt
  3. Place it on your dashboard until the parking decal arrives in the mail.

NOTE: is a secure website guaranteed by Security Metrics Credit Card SAFE.

To purchase a parking decal with a check or exact change (cash) payment, go to the Payments Window in the Ourania Behrakis Student One-Stop Center in Haverhill, or the Welcome Express Center in the Dr. Ibrahim El Hefni Allied Health and Technology Center at 414 Common St. in Lawrence. You will need your vehicle registration information at the time of completing your Parking Decal Application Form.

Northern Essex Community College’s parking decal requirements are an important part of the college’s overall public safety plan.

  1. Parking decals allow Public Safety to know who is on campus at all times.
  2. Due to the premium parking in Lawrence, parking decals allow Public Safety to eliminate non-NECC individuals from parking in NECC parking lots. Previously non-NECC individuals would park in the NECC parking lots to avoid paying for city parking and parking meters. With parking decals, NECC can provide the full extent of available parking to NECC individuals, and NECC individuals only.
  3. Parking decals assist Public Safety in identifying the driver of a vehicle in the event of an emergency, accident, etc.

Parking Decals are required to park in permitted parking lots. Fees apply for all students, faculty and staff as follows:

Permitted Parking Lots — Parking Decal Costs

Student   $8.50 per semester
Full-Time and Part-Time Faculty and Staff   $12 annually

Visitors and Free Parking Lots

Haverhill:   Designated areas in the Hartleb Technology Center
Lawrence:   Buckley Garage (validate your parking ticket at any Public Safety desk).
NECC Riverwalk:   No Parking Decal Required

On a space available basis, any employee or student who does not wish to pay the parking fee may park for free in the designated area in the Hartleb Technology Center parking lot on the Haverhill Campus, or in the Buckley Garage on the Lawrence Campus. NECC Riverwalk will not require a permit.

Information for Students

The parking fee for students is $8.50 per semester. Students will need a new parking decal for each semester they are enrolled: fall, spring, and summer. Students can purchase a parking decal 24-48 hours after registering for classes.

Questions about Parking Decal?

Contact the Bursar’s Office at 978-556-3895 or email

Additional details and the full parking policy is available here.