5.27.1 Campus Parking

Responsible Position

Director of Facilities and Security


Minnesota Statute 136F.67, Subd. 2, Parking.


Vehicles must properly display a parking permit on the vehicle while parked on property under the control of the college. Failure to display a parking permit will result in a fine and/or removal of the vehicle at the expense of the owner. Vehicles must be parked within the striped boundaries of the parking space. The fact that other vehicles are parked improperly does not excuse parking over any line.

The purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee availability of a parking space. All persons operating motor vehicles on college property do so at their own risk. No responsibility or liability is assumed by the college for loss of property, damage to vehicle while parked, damage which may be incurred through the process of impounding the vehicle, or any other damage or loss of any kind sustained while on college property.

Lost or stolen permits can be replaced for a fee. Anyone with an illegal ATCC parking permit could:

  • lose all parking privileges,
  • pay a fine,
  • be turned over to authorities for prosecution

The speed limit in each parking lot is 10 mph. If violated, parking privileges could be revoked. Parking is prohibited in areas specifically designated as visitor parking, delivery areas, service areas, "No Parking Zones," fire lanes or zones, driveways, lawns, sidewalks, fence compounds, and other posted areas. Time limit parking zones may be used by anyone for the designated time.

Permit Fees and Related Fines

Student parking fees for credit courses are applied per credit up to a maximum of 15 credits per semester. A parking fee is not charged for online, clinical, and internship credits when the student is not on campus in order to complete.

The cost for administrators, faculty, and staff is prorated depending upon the level of assignment.


Parking fees may be waived by completing the Parking Use Fee Exemption Request form from the Business Office. Students who have already obtained a permit must return their permit along with the waiver form.


Refunds for parking permits will be made if a student withdraws from the college according to policy 5.12 Financial Due Dates, Refunds, Withdrawals, and Waivers. The parking permit must be turned in with the withdrawal form to receive a refund.

Obtaining a Permit

After registration, students obtain parking permits in the IT Department when they receive their student ID cards.

Daily Permits

Daily permits can be purchased in the Business Office for $1.00 per day by permit holders who do not have the parking permit with them. Anyone who receives a parking ticket before purchasing a daily permit must pay the fine.

Visitor Permits

Visitor permits are available at the Welcome Center or the Customized Training Center.

Parking Violations

There are times when an improperly parked vehicle may be towed right away if it a safety issue (e.g. snow plowing or traffic issue). If it does not constitute a safety issue, the first violation is a written warning. The second violation is a $25 ticket. The third violation is a $50 ticket. The fourth violation will be a towed vehicle to the impound lot at the owner’s expense. Parking tickets are paid to the ATCC Business Office.

Related ATCC Documents:


Approved by: Leadership Council

Effective Date: 3/24/2021

Next Review Date: March 2024

Archive: 5.20.1 Parking Procedure