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PARKING PERMITS AND PAY STATIONS
Parking Permits for the main campus and Greenwood Parking lot are required for both day and evening students, as well as all weekend events. If you have a quarterly student permit or a staff or faculty permit, you do not need to also purchase a daily permit. A quarterly parking permit is good for day, night, and weekend parking. (Quarterly student parking permits are $15.00 and available at the Cashiers or Bookstore.)
Hourly and Daily Parking Permits are available on campus at 6 convenient locations on campus:
The state of the art Pay Stations give visitors, guests, employees, online, and continuing education students, the ability to purchase a short-term permit for a low price. It is also a solution for those who have driven a car other than their own to campus, and have forgotten to bring their assigned quarterly or annual parking permit. Please note: Students who did not purchase a quarterly parking permit ($15) will need to purchase a daily permit for the time they will be on campus. The passes offer an easy alternative to those who do not need a full quarter parking permit.
Look for the signs and arrows that say "Pay Here."
SCC parking rates are being kept low and affordable, and will continue to be far below other colleges and city parking rates.
Quarterly or daily permits are required at all times.
HOW TO USE PARKING METERS
The Pay Stations are easy to use and offer directions in the English, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian languages. When using a credit or debit card, allow 20-30 seconds for the machine to process and authorize your card. If you push additional buttons during this process, you may consequently purchase, and charge your card, for an additional permit. Once it is distributed from the machine, simply peel off the back of the permit and stick the permit, facing out, to your passenger-side window. The Pay Stations accept credit cards, debit cards, and quarters as payment - no bills. A new dollar bill exchanger has been installed in the lower level of the PUB (9000 Building) next to the vending machines to provide quarters as needed. Please notify the Security Department if there is a problem at a machine.
FREE PARKING AT THE SEARS LOT
The near-by Sears lot is free to students, faculty and staff, and does not require a SCC parking permit. Learn more about parking at Sears by visiting: Sears Lot Parking and Free Shuttle. Parking at Sears is convenient during busy times of day on main campus, and transports you to and from 2 designated location sites on campus. Hours are: Mon-Thurs 8:00am-4:00pm and Fri. 8:00am-2:00pm. There is no shuttle service during Summer Quarter.
PARKING LOT HOURS
Main campus parking lots are officially open 6:00am to 10:00pm, 7 days a week. It is understood that due to late night events, vehicles may be parked after 10pm for an event. For this reason, daily parking permits can be purchased up until 12 midnight, at which time the Pay Station closes.
The Greenwood parking lot gate closes at 10:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and is closed all weekend. There is no overnight parking allowed on campus. With advance knowledge and permission from the Director of Security, overnight parking arrangements can be made in very limited situations.
The Visitor Parking Lot in front of the 1000 building is for Visitor Parking Only. No students (including online students); No employees. The Visitor Lot will allow for 30 minutes of free parking for a visitor. After 30 minutes, additional parking time must be purchased at one of the pay stations. This is enforced. Students and employees using this lot, even with a permit of any kind will be cited.
Disabled parking requires a valid WA State disabled placard and a SCC parking permit. There are designated disabled parking spaces close to most buildings. With a valid disabled placard that was issued to the person in the vehicle at the time of parking; the vehicle is allowed to park in any parking lot.
CARPOOL PERMIT PARKING
Carpool parking is available in the Greenwood Parking Lot and at the Sear's Parking Lot only. Students are required to apply for Carpool Permit at the Safety & Security Department, Room 5102. A minimum of 2 students must apply together and must arrive together to park with a Carpool permit. Please bring valid identification and your course schedules when applying. The Carpool permit can be revoked for violations.
For more information or to report a problem with a Pay Station, please contact the Department of Safety & Security at Room 5102 or 206-546-4633.
Location of the permit:
The permits are now hanging permits. They must hang from the rearview mirror FACE OUT with the number clearly showing. If someone does not have a rearview mirror, they can either tape the permit to the window or place it on the dashboard.
Registered students and employees are not allowed to park in the visitor lot at any time. This includes evening students, on-line students, and those attending Lake Forest Park or other satellite campuses.
If your parking permit is stolen, please notify the Safety & Security Office in Room 5102 as soon as possible: (206) 546-4633
Per Washington Administrative code 132G-116, all petitions of appeal must be submitted in writing, on the appropriate form, within five (5) working days of date of citations. (Appeal forms are in the Safety/Security office in the 5000 Bldg., Room 5102 >Appeals of Citations
Limits to Liability
The parking permit licenses the holder (licensee) to park one automobile in a student parking lot. The college hereby declares itself not responsible for fire, theft, damage or loss of vehicle or any article left in it. All such risks are being assumed by the licensee. Only a license to park is granted hereby and no bailment is created.
If you lose your permit, you may purchase a replacement at a charge equal to the original cost. If you find the original permit within the same quarter, the Cashier's Office will gladly give you a refund equal to the cost of the second permit. If the missing permit is found on another vehicle on college property, the owner of the vehicle may receive a citation and/or the vehicle may be impounded.
Where to park?
Refer to the map in the Quarterly Class Schedule for parking areas marked student parking. Additional shuttle parking is available behind Sears Marketing Center on N. 160th St. Monday through Friday - 8:00am to 5:30pm.
The college has the authority to impound or wheel-lock vehicles that violate parking regulations. (WAC 132G-116).
Parking permits are transferable. If you have to drive another car, remove the permit and reattach it to the rearview mirror of the new vehicle.
Signs to look for
The campus parking lots are divided into two key areas, Employee parking, and Student parking. Within these two sections, the college also has designated parking areas, such as Disabled parking, Visitor parking, Day Care (20min), Motor Pool and Dental Hygiene parking. It is important for both staff and students to pay close attention to these areas; they are strictly enforced.
Below are just a few examples of signs you will see on our campus. Please pay close attention to regulatory signs and directions.
Regulatory signs and directions:
drivers of vehicle shall obey regulatory signs and signs/traffic control devices at all times and shall comply with directions given by safety/security officers in the control and regulation of traffic and parking.
No vehicle shall be operated on the campus at a speed in excess of 15 miles per hour or such lower speed as is reasonable and prudent in the circumstances. No stopping, parking or passing is allowed in the perimeter road at any time.
Persons involved in traffic accidents on college property are encouraged to report the accident to the college safety/security department. An officer may be dispatched to file a report on the accident.
Traffic offenses: College safety/security officers may issue citations for any traffic offenses which are codified by the traffic laws of the state of Washington, traffic code of King County or the policy of the college. Due to the severe risk to public safety, traffic offenses do not require previous warning prior to the issuance of a citation.
Designated and assigned parking:
Vehicles shall be parked on college property only in those areas set aside and designated as parking areas. In any area requiring a special parking permit, i.e. dental hygiene, no vehicle shall park without said permit. Parking is allowed in marked spaces only. Parking triangles, along roadways, or along parking lot curbing is prohibited.
No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle at any place where official signs, curb, or pavement markings prohibit parking, nor within fifteen feet of a fire hydrant or ten feet of any building, nor at any place for which the vehicle does not have a valid parking permit. Any vehicle not parked in a marked/designated parking stall shall be considered illegally parked.
Short-term parking, intended for visitors to the campus, is available in the visitor parking lot south of the 1000 building. The time limit in the visitor lot is 30 minutes. Students cannot park in the visitor lot during any quarter for which they are registered. All designated parking areas are strictly enforced. Exceptions: Student vehicles displaying a valid disabled placard/plate and a valid S.C.C. permit can park in disabled spaces in the visitor lot.
Allocation of parking spaces:
The parking spaces available on college properties shall be assigned by the college safety/security department in such a manner as will best meet the objectives of these regulations. The safety/security department is authorized to mark various parking areas on college property with numbers or titles or by posting of signs, curb, pavement markings, or traffic control devices.