Parking Tickets, Appeals
Where to Park
You will be ticketed and fined for the following parking 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 a way that restricts the flow of traffic
- Parking in pedestrian areas or crossings
- Parking next to the curb
- Parking beyond the 30-minute or one-hour limit where such a time limit is designated
- Any other improper parking, including yellow pads and over yellow line in parking stalls
How to Appeal a Parking Violation
If you think your vehicle unjustly received a JCCC parking ticket, you may appeal.
All appeals of parking violations will be considered with respect to JCCC parking regulations. Lack of knowledge or unfamiliarity with these regulations is not considered a valid reason for parking in violation of the regulations.
Appeals must be received within ten (10) business days after issuance of the citation or the right to appeal is forfeited.
The Parking Violation Appeal Review Board consists of five voting members representing a variety of areas across campus. The Student Affairs Committee appoints the Review Board members.
To appeal a JCCC parking or tobacco violation, complete an appeal form online or print an appeal form, complete the form (print legibly) and submit the form.
Completed forms may be left at the police department drop box at room 115 in the Carlsen Center. Completed forms may also be mailed to:
Parking Control Officer
Johnson County Community College
12345 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66210
If the appeal form is filled out completely and submitted on time, it will be reviewed at the monthly Review Board meeting. The decision of the Review Board will then be communicated to the appellant in writing.
Following are situations that are typically not accepted as valid extenuating circumstances for parking in violation of parking regulations.
- An appeal based on how long you were parked in violation.
The JCCC Police Department will issue a citation to any vehicle parked in violation of regulations. An appeal that states that the vehicle was only parked for two minutes, five minutes, etc., is not considered valid. A parking restriction holds for parking for any period of time other than designated 30-minute parking.
- 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 campus. 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 legal space.
- An appeal based on the assertion that class wasn't in session.
Parking regulations are enforced throughout the entire calendar year and are not directly associated with the class schedule.
- An appeal of a restricted/prohibited violation during evening or weekend hours.
All parking restrictions and prohibitions are enforced during normal college hours, seven days per week.
- An appeal based on the appellant'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 the Staff Lot. If you forget your permit, notify the JCCC Police Department.
- 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.
College Parking Policies
For more information about parking on campus, review the following:
For more information, email or call Officer Ed Vesey or call him at 913-469-8500, ext. 4216.