Parking & Transportation

Discounted bus passes and carpool permits are available for students and employees. Free, sheltered bike racks are conveniently located in various places throughout the campus.

Fall Quarter Parking Updates

  • North is currently implementing a License Plate Recognition (LPR) system on campus to enhance the accuracy and enforcement of parking permits for students, staff, and faculty.
  • Effective this Fall Quarter, parking permits will be available online and will be purchased through a new online portal that will be set up.
  • North’s parking areas will be patrolled by Campus Security Officers more regularly to ensure permit compliance, as well as maintaining a more consistent presence for the safety of the students, staff, and faculty. *

 * With the new access point to light rail via the pedestrian/bicycle bridge (opening 10/2), it is also anticipated that the public will attempt to use North’s lots as a sort of “Park and Ride” that will potentially take away legitimate spots for permitted staff and students.

  • Permits will be available online for purchase after the launch of the LPR system. Everything regarding permits will be handled online.
  • More information on how to obtain your permit online will be sent out as the LPR system launches, in the form of another mass communication and will be available on the parking website.
  • The daily parking rate will be increased from $6 to $10. This will not affect quarterly permit rates, which can be viewed online. Quarterly rates will remain unchanged. The unchanged rates will remain as follows:

Quarterly Permit Rate – Full Time - >67%

$120

Quarterly Permit Rate – Full Time – 50-66.9%

$80

Quarterly Permit Rate – Full Time – 34-49.9%

$60

Quarterly Permit Rate – Full Time – 0-33.9%

$40

Quarterly Evening Permit Rate

$25

Quarterly Reserved Rate

$184.75

Quarterly Permit Rate - Student

$50

 

  • We are still working on the Payroll Deduction process and will release more information on that as we are able to.
  • After the launch of the LPR system, permits will no longer be physical hangtags and will instead be virtual permits linked to your vehicles license

North Seattle College is located in the Northgate/Licton Springs residential neighborhood. Parking in the neighborhood is restricted by a residential parking zone, and vehicles without the appropriate zone permit are limited to 2 hours parking in designated spots. Because of limited parking and environmental concerns North strongly encourages bicycles, carpooling, and bus transportation for students and employees.

Buy your parking permit online! Get more information here about parking permits (available at the Cashier's Office and online).

Discounted bus passes and carpool permits are available for students and employees. Free, sheltered bike racks are conveniently located in various places throughout the campus.

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