Parking Procedures - 640.01

Johnson County Community College
Series 600: Safety & Security 
Section 640: Parking

See also Parking Policy - 640.00

You do not need to register your vehicles with JCCC in order to park on a JCCC campus, but it can be difficult to find a parking space, especially between 8:30 a.m. and noon, so allow extra time to park.

Where to Park

There are several parking lots and three parking garages on the JCCC main campus.

Parking Tickets/Fines & Towing

You will be ticketed, fined and/or towed 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 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
  • Parking in a way that creates a hazard or obstruction to the movement of traffic
  • Unauthorized overnight parking
  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Any other improper parking, including yellow pads and over yellow line in parking stalls

Fines must be paid within 10 business days of the violation. Parking violation tickets may be paid in the Business Office at GEB 115.

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 Violation

If you think your vehicle unjustly received a JCCC parking ticket, you may appeal.  Towing may not be appealed.

Parking ticket appeals will be considered with respect to JCCC Parking Policy and related Procedures. Lack of knowledge or unfamiliarity with these policies/procedures is not considered a valid reason for parking in violation of the policy/procedures.

Appeals must be received within ten (10) business days after issuance of the citation or the right to appeal is forfeited.

Parking violations may be appealed by completing and submitting a written appeal to the JCCC Police Department (CC 115) or by submitting an online Parking Violation Appeal Form

Completed forms may also be mailed to:

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

Parking appeals are reviewed by the Parking Violation Appeal Review Board.  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.

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 policy/procedures.

  • An appeal based on how long you were parked in violation of JCCC Parking Policy.  The JCCC Police Department will issue a citation to any vehicle parked in violation of JCCC Parking Policy and Procedures regardless of how long that violation has been occurring. An appeal that states that the vehicle was only parked in violation of policy 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 restrictions are enforced 24 hours a day and seven days a 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 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 Parking Spaces

At the Olathe Health Education Center (OHEC) 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.

LEED certification requires the buildings to be designed and built according to certain standards in several categories: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Innovations and Design.

Two goals of LEED certification are to encourage more carpooling and to reward the use of more energy efficient vehicles.  This is done by reserving some of the “premium” parking spaces near the buildings for “LEED Qualifying Low Emission Vehicles” and “Carpool Parking.”

The JCCC Police Department will issue parking permits to allow JCCC students, faculty and staff to utilize these spaces as follows:

“LEED Qualifying Low Emission Vehicles” Permits

  • There is no charge for the LEED Qualifying Low Emission Vehicles permit.
  • A qualifying vehicle is defined as having a score of 40 or greater in the rankings by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE).   Current list of qualifying vehicles is available at: LEED2012.xls. Information on the methodology for scoring the vehicles can also be found at greenercars.org.
  • The permit is required because the list of qualifying vehicles is extensive and very specific as to model and engine classification, so it is not always easy to tell by looking at a vehicle if it qualifies.  The permit will help everyone in the campus community to see whether or not a particular vehicle belongs in a reserved space.
  • The permit is a hanging tag that can either be hung on the rear view mirror of the vehicle or otherwise displayed in the front windshield area, in such a manner that its permit number, expiration date and the license number are clearly and completely visible from outside the vehicle through the driver’s side of the front windshield.
  • The permit shall not be altered in any way, and must reflect the current registration information on file with the JCCC Police Department (permit number, expiration date, and vehicle license number). Vehicles occupying a “LEED Qualifying Low Emission Vehicle” space and not properly displaying the JCCC Police Department’s LEED permit will be ticketed for parking without the required permit.
  • VISITORS who receive tickets should contact the JCCC Police Department at (913) 469-8500 Ext. 3303.

Criteria for receiving a “LEED Qualifying Low Emission Vehicles” permit

  • Bring your vehicle and registration to the JCCC Police Department, CC 115, or to an officer at the Olathe Health Education Center, 21201 W. 152nd Street, room 123.
  • Your vehicle must be on the current eligibility list at greenercars.org under the 'Documents' section.
  • Fill out an application form, and after it is approved, one permit will be issued for use only on the specific vehicle that has been approved.
  • Permits will expire in two years, and must be returned or renewed on or before the expiration date.

“Carpool Parking” Permits

  • There is no charge for the LEED Carpool permit.
  • A carpool is defined as two or more persons who make arrangements to share a ride to JCCC on most occasions, thereby helping to reduce the need for parking spaces. 
  • Each carpool will be issued one permit, which will not be permanently affixed to one vehicle, but can be displayed in whichever vehicle is utilized on a particular day.  The permit will list the license numbers of all vehicles that are part of the carpool, which will allow anyone in the campus community to see whether or not a particular vehicle corresponds to the permit.
  • The permit is a hanging tag that must be properly displayed on whichever vehicle is being used on a particular day.  The tag can be displayed either on the rear view mirror or otherwise displayed in the front windshield area, in such a manner that its permit number, expiration date and the list of vehicle license numbers are clearly and completely visible from outside the vehicle through the driver’s side of the front windshield.
  • The permit shall not be altered in any way, and must reflect the current registration information on file with the JCCC Police Department (permit number, expiration date, and a complete, current list of all associated vehicle license numbers).A person can be a member of more than one carpool, as it may be feasible to share a ride with different persons on different days of the week.
  • Vehicles occupying a LEED “Carpool Parking” space and not properly displaying the JCCC Police Department’s LEED Carpool permit will be cited for parking without the required permit.
  • VISITORS who receive tickets should contact the JCCC Police Department at (913) 469-8500 Ext. 3303.

Criteria for receiving a “Carpool Parking” permit

  • Each member of a carpool must fill out an application form at either the main JCCC Police Department office in CC 115, or at the Olathe Health Education Center, 21201 W. 152nd St, Room 123.
  • Depending upon how long the carpool arrangements are likely to exist, the permits will have an expiration date which may range from the end of a single semester to a year or more.  For long-term arrangements, renewal will be made as simple as possible, but each member will be responsible for re-affirming the arrangement with the JCCC Police Department on or before the expiration date.  If a change in membership occurs, a permit will not be altered: a new permit will be issued.
  • Permits must be returned or renewed on or before the expiration date.

Approved:  1/17/13 (Previously versions: 324.00 – Student Parking; 324.01- Regular; 324.02 – Handicapped; 324.03 – Bicycles; 324.04 – Skateboards and Roller Blades and 419.12)

Signature on File in Policy Office

Terry A. Calaway
President