Parking and Personal Transportation Operating Procedure 640.01

Johnson County Community College
Series: 600 Safety and Security
Section: Campus Security and Control

Cross-Reference: Parking and Personal Transportation Policy 640.00

Only vehicles and personal transportation devices authorized pursuant to the Parking and Personal Transportation Policy may be operated on College campus. Authorized vehicles do not need to be registered with JCCC to be operated on campus and park in general parking areas on campus.

Where to Park

There are several parking lots and four parking garages on the JCCC main campus. It can be difficult to find a close parking space, especially between 8:30 a.m. and noon, so vehicle operators should allow extra time to park.

Tickets, Fines & Towing

Vehicle owners and/or transportation device operators will be ticketed, fined and/or towed for the following violations:

  • Failure to display a parking permit, if required
  • Parking in a restricted area
  • Parking in posted "No Parking" areas
  • Parking on the grass or sidewalks
  • Parking in loading zones/service areas
  • Parking in pedestrian areas or crossings
  • Parking next to the curb or a fire lane
  • Parking beyond the 30-minute or one-hour limit where such a time limit is designated
  • Parking in a way that creates a hazard or obstruction to the movement of traffic
  • Unauthorized overnight parking
  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Improper parking in spaces designated for charging of electric vehicles
  • Any other improper parking, including yellow pads and over yellow line in parking stalls
  • Use/operation of skateboards, roller blades, non-motorized scooters or electronic personal assistive mobility devices (EPAMDs), including Segways, hoverboards and self-balancing electric scooters, except as allowed in accordance with JCCC Access Services guidelines

Fines must be paid within 10 business days of the violation.

Fines may be paid at the JCCC Bursar’s Office, GEB 115, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fine payments can also be mailed to:

Johnson County Community College
12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66210-1299
ATTN: Bursar’s Office, 115 GEB, Box 3

Towing: Vehicles may be towed from JCCC property when:

1. Any vehicle or other personal property is parked illegally or placed in such a manner as to constitute a hazard or obstruction to the movement of traffic,
2. The driver/owner of any vehicle is taken into custody by the JCCC Police Department or other local police department and the individual’s vehicle is parked illegally or is not reasonably expected to be moved within 24 hours,
3. Any vehicle is found, which the JCCC Police Department has reasonable grounds to believe has been involved in an accident, and the driver, owner or person in charge thereof has failed to comply with the provisions of state and city laws relating to the reporting of accidents to the police department and the exchange of information at accident scenes,
4. A reported stolen motor vehicle is discovered,
5. A vehicle is deemed by the JCCC Police Department to have been abandoned by failure of the owner to respond to attempts to notify the owner (including vehicles on campus as part of an instructional course), or
6. Removal is necessary in the interest of public safety because of fire, flood, storm or other emergency reason.

How to Appeal a Parking/Transportation Violation

Personal transportation and vehicle owners/operators believing a ticket was incorrectly issued or requesting waiver of a fine due to extenuating circumstances may file an appeal. Towing may not be appealed.

Appeals of tickets must be submitted on the JCCC Appeal Form (hard copies available at the Student Information Desk in the Student Center) and received by the JCCC Police Department in Carlsen Center, CC 115, within (10) business days after issuance of the ticket, or the right to appeal is forfeited. Completed forms may also be mailed to:

Parking Control Officer
Johnson County Community College
12345 College Boulevard
Box 12
Overland Park, KS 66210

Appeals are reviewed by a designated officer from the JCCC Police Department. The decision of the designated officer will then be communicated to the appealing party in writing.

Following are situations that are typically not accepted as valid extenuating circumstances for violating the Parking and Personal Transportation Policy and Operating Procedure:

  • Lack of knowledge or unfamiliarity with these Policies or Procedures.
  • An appeal based on how long you were in violation of the JCCC Parking and Personal Transportation Policy. The JCCC Police Department will issue a citation to any vehicle parked in violation of JCCC Policy and Procedures regardless of how long that violation has been occurring. An appeal that states that the violation of Policy was only for two minutes, five minutes, etc., is not considered valid.
  • An appeal based on your need to get to class/work/an appointment on time.
  • It typically requires a few minutes to locate a parking space on JCCC campuses. Allow enough time to find a legal parking space.
  • An appeal based on lack of a parking space near your destination.
  • Parking spaces are very competitive, and a space in a specific lot is not guaranteed. Drivers must park in a properly designated space.
  • An appeal based on the assertion that class wasn't in session.
  • Parking restrictions are enforced throughout the entire calendar year and are not directly associated with the class schedule.
  • An appeal of a violation during evening or weekend hours.
  • All parking and personal transportation restrictions are enforced 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
  • An appeal based on the appealing party’s assertion that she/he did not see the sign or line markings. It is the driver's responsibility to note and comply with all posted signage, notices and line markings.
  • An appeal based on the assertion that the driver forgot his/her College permit.
  • Drivers must display a permit in order to park legally in areas where permits are required. If you forget your permit, notify the JCCC Police Department or park in an area that does not require a permit.
  • An appeal based on a vehicle malfunction. Drivers who experience a vehicle malfunction and cannot move their vehicle should contact the JCCC Police Department for assistance first. Short term authorization to remain parked may be received from the JCCC Police Department.
  • Use of four-way hazard flashers. Four-way flashers are designed to warn other motorists that your vehicle may be a hazard. Use of four-way flashers does not allow you to park illegally for any period of time.

If Your Vehicle has Been Towed

Contact JCCC Police Department, Parking Control Officer, ParkingControl@jccc.edu or phone: 913-469-8500, ext. 4216.

LEED Qualifying Low Emission Vehicles and Carpool Parking Spaces and Permits

At the Olathe Health Education Center (OHEC) and the Hospitality and Culinary Academy (HCA) there are parking spaces reserved for “LEED Qualifying Low Emission Vehicles” and for “Carpool Parking.” Future buildings on campus may also have such spaces in parking areas near them. These spaces are provided as part of JCCC’s efforts to certify new buildings as Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) buildings by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The JCCC Police Department will issue parking permits to allow JCCC students and employees to utilize these spaces. Information about LEED certification and criteria for obtaining a LEED or carpool permit can be found on the JCCC Police Department website.

Signature on File in Policy Office
President


Date of Adoption: 01/17/2013 (Previously versions: 324.00 – Student Parking; 324.01- Regular; 324.02 – Handicapped; 324.03 – Bicycles; 324.04 – Skateboards and Roller Blades and 419.12)
Revised: 04/21/2016 (Previous version: Parking Operating Procedure 640.01)