Parking Services at SCC


To submit an appeal, please email parking.appeals@ccs.spokane.edu with the following information:

  • Name
  • Student ID Number (if available)
  • Citation Number
  • License Plate
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Appeal Statement (please limit your statement to 1,000 characters or less)

Our Role

The SCC Parking Services Offices provides - but is not limited to - the following services:

  • Unlocking and jumpstarting vehicles on campus
  • Enforcement of campus parking rules
  • Visitor passes/information

All parking appeals will be reviewed by an Appeals Board. The Board will meet on an as-needed basis and review appeals submitted to our office. The Board is comprised of one student, one faculty member, and one staff member. Contact our office at (509) 533-8624 if you have any additional questions.

Not a parking area...

FYI: The pictured area (on the east of campus between the Automotive Building and the Fire Station) is NOT an area for SCC parking! There are multiple signs that say no parking. The City of Spokane may cite and/or tow your vehicle if you park in this area!

(parking lot photo)

Parking on SCC's campus is by permit or meter only. Vehicle parking permits are available for purchase at the Cashier's Office, located in Building 15.

Parking Permit fees:

Annual Permits $82*
Quarterly Permits $27* (Fall/Winter/Spring)
Summer Quarter Permits $13.50*
30-Day Permits $13.50*
Daily Permits $3.00*

*Please note that the fees listed above include tax and are subject to change without notice. To confirm permit fees, please contact the Cashier's Office at (509) 533-7025.

Parking Permits must be displayed from the rearview mirror.

Parking citations ($30.00 per parking violation, $40.00 per moving violation, and $250.00 for misuse of Disabled Parking spaces) must be paid by the end of each quarter in order to register for classes and to release financial aid checks, grades and/or transcripts.

Please review the FAQ section of our website. Should you have further questions, contact our office at (509) 533-8624, Building #1 (Old Main), Room 147.

Parking - Frequently Asked Questions

This section is intended to address common myths and questions about parking on the SCC Campus.

The best rule of thumb to follow: parking is by PERMIT or METER only. If you have questions, you can always call the SCC Office of Campus Safety at 533-8624.

Follow this link for Chapter 132Q-20 WAC, Traffic Rules and Regulations.

When are parking permits required on campus?
Parking permits are required to park at CCS facilities between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Of course, if parked at a meter, the meter must be paid. Additionally, citations will be issued for any vehicle improperly parked regardless of time or day of occurrence. Improperly parked vehicles (e.g. blocking other vehicles, loading/unloading zones or fire lanes) may be towed at owner/driver expense.
Do students have the first two weeks of the quarter to buy their parking permits?
No, enforcement of the parking rules and regulations will begin the first day of fall quarter and will continue until the start of the following fall quarter. (WAC 132Q-20-240)
What should I do if my permit is not in the vehicle I parked on campus?
If you have a permit but do not have it with you, the Office of Campus Safety can provide you with a one-day temporary pass.
Can I park free of charge if I have a state-issued Disabled Placard?
No, the driver must display his or her State Disabled Placard as well as a current CCS parking permit. Those displaying both permits can park in any parking area except Maintenance. Additionally, if parking in a metered slot, the meter must be paid.
Can I back into a parking space or park against the flow of traffic?
No, all vehicles must follow all traffic markings. In spaces that are marked for diagonal parking, vehicles are to be parked at a forty-five-degree angle, facing inward. (WAC 132Q-20-140)
Can students ever park in faculty parking?
Yes, students may use faculty parking on a first-come basis after 3:30 p.m. (WAC 132Q-20-150)
How far into the yellow can I park?
Zero inches of your vehicle can be in the yellow. Yellow painted curbs indicate a loading zone or some other restriction. (WAC 132Q-20-170)
Can I park on campus streets for free?
No, all streets accessing campus are considered campus property and thereby require a parking permit.
Instead of buying a parking permit for the entire quarter, can I purchase daily permits?
Yes, one-day permits may be purchased for $3.00 at the Book Store located in the Lair, B#6; the cashiers office, located in B#50; the Office of Campus Safety, B#1, Rm#147; or at one of two parking kiosks located west of the tennis courts and in P11 between buildings 50 and 8.
If I receive a parking citation and want to dispute the citation, what can I do?
Individuals receiving citations may submit an appeal online. Directions for submitting online appeals are printed on the back of each citation. For further information please call or visit the Office of Campus Safety at (509) 533-8624, Building 1, Room 147.

NOTE: Appeals must be submitted within 14 calendar days of receiving a citation.
What happens if I don't pay my citation?
Failure to pay a citation will initially result in a “HOLD” being placed on your student account, which means that you will not be allowed access to transcripts, grades, registration, or other CCS academic processes. After approximately 30 days, unpaid citations are turned over to collections, which may have an adverse impact on your credit ratings.
Is it true that citations paid within 3 days of issue receive a 25% discount off of the violation fine?
Yes, citations paid within 3 days of issue, including the date of issue, will receive a 25% discount from the fine indicated on the citation – that equates to a savings of $7.50 on a citation fine of $30.00. Additionally, the citation can still be appealed. If the appeal is successful, the appellant will be refunded any fine paid.
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Vehicle Booting

Spokane Community College, in an effort to reduce the number of repeat offenders, will begin using a vehicle immobilization device (commonly known as a boot) on vehicles that meet certain criteria.

The following circumstances would make a vehicle "boot eligible":

  • 1 unpaid parking citation on a vehicle with an out-of-state license plate and the owner is unknown
  • 3 unpaid citations on an account or the equal dollar amount of 3 minimum fines
  • 3 citations issued to a vehicle in 5 academic days
  • If during a probationary period after meeting with the Associate Dean of Student Services for Student Development the individual violates his or her agreement with the associate dean
  • At the direction of the President of SCC or designee

For the boot to be removed, the following would need to happen:

  1. A removal fee of $30 and all outstanding fines would have to be paid at the Cashiers' Office.
  2. Proof of payment would then be provided to the SCC security office and the boot would be removed.
    • If the Cashiers' Office is closed, the offender may sign a contract agreeing to pay the fee and all fines within one business day.
    • If the offender does not pay the fee and fines in full within one business day, the vehicle will again become "boot eligible."
    • If the offender's vehicle is booted a second time prior to paying the fee and fines, an additional $50 fee will be assessed for the second boot removal.

For information about the college's rights regarding the use of vehicle boots, please see the following resources:

Parking Permit Information

Parking at SCC is by permit or paid meter only.

The following permits are available for people who qualify for them:

Pass Type Parking Area
Faculty: Parking in this area requires a faculty permit for the current quarter or school year. This permit allows the holder to park in any Faculty area.
Student: Parking in this area requires a student permit for the current quarter or school year. This permit allows the holder to park in any Student parking space. Student parking in orange areas is not always available.
Handicapped: To park in a Handicapped area, the driver must display his or her State Handicapped permit as well as a current permit. Those displaying both permits can park in any Handicapped area or Faculty area.
Metered Parking: Anyone may park at a meter; however, the meter must be paid, regardless of any other permit(s) displayed.
Motorcycles: Motorcycles are required to park within designated motorcycle stalls on campus and must also display a current parking permit sticker.

The campus parking map shows the approximate location of relevant parking areas.

Be sure to comply with parking regulations such as fire lanes, loading zones, etc., and other, as signs indicate or law requires.

parking kiosk (photo)

Daily Parking Permits

Another parking permit option on the SCC campus is to purchase a permit good for one day at one of the two Parkeon parking kiosks. One kiosk is located on the west side of the tennis courts near the Lair, Building 6 (pictured). The second kiosk is located in the P-11 parking lot, south of the Max Snyder Building Building 50).

To use a kiosk, you simply:

  1. Insert $3.
  2. Press the green button.
  3. Remove the day permit from the kiosk.
  4. Park in a student or faculty lot.
  5. Place the permit on your dashboard so the date is visible.

If you have any questions, contact the Office of Campus Safety at 533-8624.

SCC Parking Map