Campus Safety and Security
Parking and Traffic: Official Policies and Regulations
One vehicle per parking space. No parking is permitted in yellow or red zones. No parking permitted in the entrances, exits, gates, fire lanes, loading zones or any place not clearly a parking stall. All vehicles must park in accordance with college policies, summarized below.
The speed limit for all college property is five miles per hour at all times.
Pedestrians always have the right of way.
Staff, visitor permits, and carpool permits are available from the Security Office, Woodway Hall 217.
Student permits are available in the Office of Student Life-Brier 252, or Cashier office LYN 1st floor - (CWU students only from Snoqualmie Hall 105). Students must show a current college EdPass and proof of payment for the quarter.
Carpool/Visitor - LOT L
College students and employees may obtain carpool permits from the Security Office one week before the start of each quarter until they are gone. Carpool permits are only good up until 10AM and then LOT L is completely visitor only parking. Security officers monitor Lot L for 'short term visitor only' parking. Only vehicles displaying a valid carpool permit may park in designated carpool spaces in Lot prior to 10AM. The campus is open parking from 2:00PM on. No parking permits needed after 2PM. 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 & P.
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.
- Carpool Lot L is open to visitor parking after 10AM.
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. The permit must be clearly displayed according to state law. Campus security and/or local law enforcement agencies will enforce the disabled parking spaces.
Only vehicles displaying a valid staff or visitor permit may park in designated staff lots A and P. After 2PM any vehicle may park in designated staff/student lots without a permit.
Motorcycles may park in designated motorcycle spaces in Lot B.
No bicycles are allowed inside college buildings or on walkways located on the second level of the buildings. Bicycles should be equipped with a bicycle lock while parked. You may rent a secured enclosed bike locker for $15 per quarter. Take your receipt from the Cashier's Office to WWY 217 for a locker 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 (1) presented and paid in person at the Cashier’s Office OR (2) 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 before 2PM. Staff permits are annual and should be displayed hanging from the rearview mirror. 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.
- 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.
- A vehicle is parked in such a manner as to prevent access to / from any parking spaces, or to disrupt college activities.
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 four or more unpaid fines may be immobilized until fines are paid. Unpaid citations by faculty/staff will be forwarded to their division VP.
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.
Citations may be appealed by completing the online appeal form. No hard copy/paper appeals will be accepted. You must file an appeal online within five days of the ticket date. You will receive campus email notification of the appeal decision within 5-7 business days.