Campus Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness
Parking and Traffic: Official Policies and Regulations
- Park in designated spaces only, see campus parking map;
- One vehicle per space;
- No parking in fire zones (yellow) or areas marked "No Parking" (white angled lines);
- Do not block entrances, exits, or gates;
- All vehicles must park in accordance with college policies summarized below;
- Permit parking enforced 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
- No permit parking in visitor spaces.
Parking Citation Appeals
Citations may be appealed by completing the online appeal form. No hard copy/paper appeals will be accepted (WAC 132Y-100-108). You must file an appeal online within five days of the ticket date. You will receive campus email notification of the appeal decision within 10 business days.
The speed limit for all college property is ten miles per hour unless otherwise posted.
Pedestrians always have the right of way. Skateboarding and rollerblading are not allowed on campus.
Motorcycles may only park in designated Lot B spaces — west of Snoqualmie Hall.
Student Parking Permits
Students with a valid EdPass student identification card:
- Students must show a current college ID (EdPass)
- Take your valid EdPass card to any of the following locations to get your parking permit sticker:
- Enrollment Services, First Floor Lynnwood Hall, or
- Cashier's Office, First Floor Lynnwood Hall.
Students without a valid EdPass student identification card:
For students without a valid EdPass student identification card, parking permit stickers are available in the EdPass Office, Lynnwood Hall 214.
Employee Parking Permits
Employees must show a valid EdPass and bring their campus ID number and vehicle plate number(s) to the Campus Safety and Security Office, Woodway Hall 217.
Parking Permit Placement
Please display your parking permit on the lower driver side portion of your windshield. The permit number and bar code must be clearly visible and unobstructed.
See the proper placement of your parking permit.
College students and employees may obtain carpool permits from the Campus Safety and Security Office, Woodway Hall 217 one week before the start of each quarter until they are gone. Permits are first come first served. Vehicles issued a carpool permit must meet the following criteria:
- All carpool participants must be registered students or employees of Edmonds Community College.
- Each vehicle must have two or more registered carpool participants, all 16 years of age or older;
- Each vehicle must have two or more passengers on board upon arrival at the college and the carpool permit must be visible on the driver's side dashboard.
- Only vehicles displaying a valid carpool permit may park in designated carpool spaces in Lot L prior to 10 a.m.
Security officers monitor Lot L for 'short term visitor only' parking. The campus is open parking after 2 p.m. No parking permits needed after 2 p.m. Visitors may call the parking lot security officer at 425.754.0154 for a visitor permit if Lot L is full. Additional visitor parking with a visitor permit in lots K and P.
Disabled Permits and Parking
Applications can be obtained at Services for Students with Disabilities. The actual permit must be from the Department of Licensing.
No vehicle may park in a designated disabled parking space without an approved disabled parking permit issued by the State of Washington (RCW 46.61.582). The permit must be clearly displayed according to state law. Campus security and/or local law enforcement agencies will enforce the disabled parking spaces.
In addition to the disabled permit, a staff, student, or visitor permit must also be displayed.
Only vehicles displaying a valid staff or visitor permit may park in designated staff lots A and P. After 2 p.m., any vehicle may park in designated staff/student lots without a permit.
Motorcycle parking is designated in Lot B.
No bicycles are allowed inside college buildings or on walkways on the second level of buildings.
Bicycles should always be locked to a bike rack. A good D-lock through a tire and frame with a cable lock larger than 3/8-inch through the other tire, frame, and rack is recommended. Bicycles can be engraved for identification; many bike shops offer this service for free.
You may rent a space in a keycard-secured enclosed bike shed for $15 per quarter. Take your receipt from the Cashier's Office to Woodway Hall 217, in the Security office, for a bike shed slot assignment.
The amount of the fine is noted by the Security Officer on the citation, and is assigned according to college policy. Fines must be:
- presented and paid in person at the Cashier's Office OR
- mailed directly to the Cashier's Office using the self-address citation envelope.
Payment will not be accepted by the Security Officer issuing the citation under any circumstance.
According to the college policy, the Security Office imposes violation fines, when:
- Any vehicle is parked in a staff or student lot without displaying the valid approved
permit between 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Staff permits are annual and should be placed on the driver's side front window lower left corner.
- Student parking stickers should be placed on the driver's side front window lower left corner.
- All vehicles on campus must display a valid parking permit.
- Any vehicle is parked in a designated carpool space without displaying an approved carpool permit between 6:30-10 a.m.
- A vehicle is occupying more than one space.
- A vehicle is parked in a designated disabled parking space without displaying a Washington disable-parking permit.
- A vehicle is parked in a designated fire lane or areas marked "No Parking" (with white angled lines).
- A vehicle is parked in such a manner as to prevent access to/from any parking spaces or disrupt college activities.
- A vehicle is parked anywhere not specifically designated as parking (i.e. loading and unloading zones).
- A motorcycle is parked in a space not designated as motorcycle parking.
In cases where a vehicle has three or more unpaid citations of any kind, or is in violation of #4, #5, or #6 above, the vehicle may be immobilized, and/or towed by a contracted towing company to a vehicle storage site selected by the college and/or the towing company. The expenses associated with such impounding shall be charged to the owner/operator of the vehicle. The college and its employees or agents shall not be liable for loss or damage of any kind resulting from such impounding and storage.
Registration for classes and requests for transcripts will be denied to students with unpaid fines until such fines are paid in full. Vehicles with three or more unpaid citations of any kind, or in violation of #4,# 5, or #6 above:
- The vehicle may be towed.
- The charges associated with such impounding shall be charged to the owner/operator of the vehicle.
- The college and its employees or agents shall not be liable for loss or damage of any kind resulting from such impounded.
Assumption of Liability
All vehicles are parked on college property at the owner's risk. Edmonds Community College assumes no liability for theft or damage to vehicles while parked on college property. All valuables should be removed or stored out of sight.