General Parking Information

North has completed the implementation of our License Plate Recognition (LPR) system on our campus. This will enhance the accuracy of permit enforcement and provide convenience for our students, staff, and faculty. No more waiting in line for permits!

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.


  1. The motor vehicle and other traffic laws of the state of Washington shall be applicable upon all lands located within the state of Washington.
  2. The traffic code of the city of Seattle shall be applicable upon all lands located within the city of Seattle.
  3. These regulations shall be applicable to all state lands which are or may hereafter be devoted mainly to educational, public service, and other activities sponsored or endorsed by Seattle College District VI.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(13) and 42.56.040. WSR 15-02-072, § 132F-116-010, filed 1/6/15, effective 2/6/15; Order 29, § 132F-116-010, filed 10/10/75; Order 7, § 132F-116-010, filed 1/12/73.]

  1. Each college president shall delegate to one department or individual on campus the authority to enforce these traffic and parking rules and regulations. This person or office shall hereinafter be referred to as "parking enforcement."
  2. No person shall park or leave any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon any officially designated parking area of Seattle College District VI without a valid parking permit. No vehicle shall be parked in any parking area without a permit for that area, except state-owned vehicles used by the college.
    A valid permit is:
    • An unexpired parking decal permit properly registered and displayed in accordance with instructions.
    • An authorized temporary or visitor permit, displayed in accordance with the instructions on the permit.
  3. The permit issued shall be placed in an easily visible location according to the directions of the campus parking enforcement officer.
  4. Parking permits are not transferable.
  5. The college reserves the right to refuse the issuance of a parking permit.
  6. No vehicle shall be parked on Seattle College District VI properties, except in those areas set aside and designated as parking areas.
  7. No vehicle shall be parked so as to occupy any portion of more than one parking space or stall as designated within a parking area.
  8. Purchasers of Seattle College District VI parking permits may be required to park in specified areas as designated by the college or district parking enforcement personnel.
  9. The parking spaces available on the various Seattle College District VI sites shall be assigned to faculty, staff and students in such manner as to best effectuate the objectives of these regulations. Assignments of parking spaces shall be the responsibility of the campus parking enforcement personnel as directed by the president of the college or district to represent the interests of faculty, staff and students.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 18-02-004, § 132F-116-020, filed 12/20/17, effective 1/20/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(13) and 42.56.040. WSR 15-02-072, § 132F-116-020, filed 1/6/15, effective 2/6/15; Order 29, § 132F-116-020, filed 10/10/75; Order 7, § 132F-116-020, filed 1/12/73.]

  1. Consideration shall be given to provide parking for the following (on a space available basis):
    • Members of the press, television and radio on official business.
    • Vehicles owned by contractors and their employees working on campus construction.
  2. Members of the college board of trustees and retired employees of the Seattle College District will be given complimentary parking for college functions upon request.
  3. Federal, state, county, city and school district personnel on official business and in vehicles with tax exempt licenses.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 18-02-004, recodified as § 132F-116-035, filed 12/20/17, effective 1/20/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(13). WSR 15-15-123, § 132F-116-100, filed 7/16/15, effective 8/16/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(13) and 42.56.040. WSR 15-02-072, § 132F-116-100, filed 1/6/15, effective 2/6/15; Order 29, § 132F-116-090 (codified as WAC 132F-116-100), filed 10/10/75; Order 7, § 132F-116-100, filed 1/12/73.]

  1. Parking violation tickets will be issued for the following violations:
    • (a) Parking in wrong area, improperly, or blocking;
    • (b) Parked in a "No Parking" zone;
    • (c) Parked in a fire lane;
    • (d) Failure to display valid parking permit;
    • (e) Violations of traffic safety laws, such as speeding, reckless/negligent driving, failure to yield right of way, failure to stop at a stop sign, and driving the wrong way on a one-way alley or street;
    • (f) Forged or stolen permit;
    • (g) Parking in a handicap space with no valid handicap placard or license plate.
  2. Parking enforcement shall be applied consistently in a uniform manner across the district.
  3. The amount of each violation shall be set by the Seattle College District, and is as follows:
    • (a) Parked in wrong area, improperly, or blocking: $25
    • (b) Parked in a "No Parking" zone: $25
    • (c) Parked in a fire lane: $100
    • (d) Failure to display valid permit: $30
    • (e) Violations of traffic safety laws: $30
    • (f) Forged or stolen permit: $100
    • (g) Parking in a handicap space without a handicap placard or plates: $250
  4. Employees who repeatedly violate traffic safety or parking rules may be subject to permit revocation.
  5. Students who repeatedly violate traffic safety or parking rules may be subject to student conduct actions and/or permit revocation.
  6. All parking violation tickets must be paid, unless waived for extenuating circumstances, by the parking enforcement personnel at each campus. A record must be maintained of all waived parking/traffic violation tickets.
  7. Appeals to reverse or reduce parking violation tickets shall be done in person or in writing with the parking enforcement office at each campus in accordance with WAC 132F-108-050.
  8. Impounding: This action shall be at the discretion of the college or district parking enforcement regarding any infractions pursuant to these regulations. Impounding may be implemented by mechanical restraints to vehicles on district property or by towing to an approved impounding agency. Release from impound on district property will be made upon payment of an appropriate fee, as determined by the Seattle College District. When a vehicle immobilization device is used (so-called "boot"), the fee to have this removed will be one hundred dollars, in addition to any other fines or fees levied for the infraction.
  9. Towing companies and/or impounding agencies will be selected on the basis of criteria developed by the colleges and the district.
  10. Neither the college nor district nor its employees shall be liable for loss or damage of any kind resulting from impounding and storage.
  11. Any vehicle impounded on or from Seattle College District VI property, shall be at the owner's risk and expense.
  12. No vehicle other than college owned or leased vehicles shall be parked on District VI property for a period in excess of seventy-two hours, without prior approval from parking enforcement. Vehicles violating this regulation are subject to impounding at the owner's risk and expense.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 18-02-004, § 132F-116-045, filed 12/20/17, effective 1/20/18.]

  1. Parking permits are the property of the district and may be recalled for any of the following reasons:
    • When the purpose for which the permit was issued changes or no longer exists.
    • When a permit is used by an unregistered vehicle or by an unauthorized person.
    • Continued violations of parking regulations.
    • Counterfeiting or altering decals.
  2. Vehicles displaying canceled permits will be subject to penalties indicated in WAC 132F-116-040.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 18-02-004, amended and recodified as § 132F-116-055, filed 12/20/17, effective 1/20/18; Order 29, § 132F-116-130 (codified as WAC 132F-116-140), filed 10/10/75; Order 7, § 132F-116-140, filed 1/12/73.]

  1. The parking permit fees shall be established, as appropriate, by the district board of trustees. The fee structure shall be on file at individual college business offices and the district purchasing office.
  2. Students who are registered for six or more credits shall purchase parking at the student rate, even if the student is working as an employee of the college or district.
  3. The parking enforcement personnel for the district parking program shall ensure that the methods of payment for permits are the most convenient for faculty, staff, and students as possible; as technology advances, parking enforcement at each campus may review or revise these methods of payment.
  4. Fees collected from the sale of parking permits shall be used to help offset the expenses of the district's commute trip reduction program, to help maintain the parking facilities at each campus, and to assist with funding of the positions necessary to enforce these parking rules and regulations, and other purposes deemed appropriate.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 18-02-004, amended and recodified as § 132F-116-065, filed 12/20/17, effective 1/20/18; Order 29, § 132F-116-140 (codified as WAC 132F-116-150), filed 10/10/75; Order 7, § 132F-116-150, filed 1/12/73.]

  1. Employee and student parking permits issued at a specific campus or district location will be valid at all other Seattle College District VI parking areas, except that an employee having reserved space parking at their home location may not utilize reserved space parking at a secondary site.
  2. Student parking permits are not valid during the nonoperating hours of each campus. Any vehicle that displays a student permit while parked on campus during the nonoperating hours of the campus may be subject to parking fines and/or impoundment.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 18-02-004, amended and recodified as § 132F-116-075, filed 12/20/17, effective 1/20/18; Order 29, § 132F-116-150 (codified as WAC 132F-116-160), filed 10/10/75; Order 7, § 132F-116-160, filed 1/12/73.]

No vehicle shall park in a parking space designated for disabled persons without displaying a disabled license plate, card, or decal issued by the Washington state department of licensing (or from equivalent other jurisdictions in other states) that indicates that an occupant of the vehicle is disabled.

  1. Such vehicle must be used to transport the disabled person.
  2. Vehicles meeting these criteria will be allowed to park in the designated spaces upon payment of the standard parking rate.
  3. The parking enforcement personnel of each campus and the district office shall make alternative parking available for short-term disabilities.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(10). WSR 18-02-004, amended and recodified as § 132F-116-085, filed 12/20/17, effective 1/20/18. Statutory Authority: Chapter 28B.50 RCW. WSR 85-21-016 (Order 48, Resolution No. 1985-20), § 132F-116-170, filed 10/7/85; Order 29, § 132F-116-160 (codified as WAC 132F-116-170), filed 10/10/75; Order 7, § 132F-116-170, filed 1/12/73.]

License Plate Recognition for Parking Management


This Privacy Notice applies to individuals who provide personal data to North Seattle College (“NSC”), an agency of the State of Washington, in connection with vehicle license plate recognition (“LPR”) hardware and software for parking systems at the Seattle College District campus’s (the “North Seattle College Campus”) parking lots and structures, streets on campus, and leased or managed parking areas, as described below. 

All staff and faculty personal data is collected, managed, and used in accordance with their relative Union Collective Bargaining Agreements.

All student personal data is collected, managed, and used in accordance with FERPA guidelines.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. Information about Seattle College students is collected, maintained and used to meet the college’s educational objectives. Students are protected against improper disclosure of their records. These rights begin the first day of class and extend to all former students.

The LPR systems capture a context photo of the vehicle and its immediate surroundings, and a photo of the license plate. The LPR system also records the global positioning system coordinates and the date/time information associated with the observed vehicle, and generates an alphanumeric version of the license plate number. The photos taken by the LPR system are not of a resolution that would allow for the identification of vehicle occupants if present at the time the photo is taken.

The personal data described above may be combined with personal data already in the NSC’s possession, (such as parking permit information or patron account information).

Personal data collected by the LPR system may be used for:

  • Parking management (such as administering pay-by-plate transactions, improving customer experiences, and parking lot utilization analyses);
  • Parking enforcement (such as determining a vehicle’s parking permit permissions, issuing and supporting the issuance of parking citations, and processing responses to parking citations);
  • Safety and security (such as addressing immediate or on-going safety concerns, conducting specific security investigations, and cooperating with compulsory law enforcement investigations); and
  • Compliance with laws and regulations, meeting NSC requirements (such as NSC Administrative Policy Statements and NSC Presidential Orders), and/or for internal NSC reporting relating to health, safety or similar concerns.

Personal data may be shared with third-party vendors (such as information technology and LPR solutions providers) for storage and other processing of personal data. Personal data may also be shared to comply with a valid legal process, governmental request, or applicable law, rule or regulation. Personal data will not be sold or licensed to any third-parties for secondary commercial purposes.

Personal data collected through the LPR system that results in an enforcement action will be retained as needed to fulfill the purpose for collection, per applicable laws, and in accordance with applicable NSC retention schedules. Personal data that does not result in an enforcement action may be retained for up to ninety (90) days. 

Access to records created and maintained in connection with the LPR parking system is restricted to trained personnel performing their duties and, when necessary, a limited number of personnel with safety and security and/or law enforcement roles and responsibilities in accordance with their relative Union Collective Bargaining Agreements and FERPA guidelines.

You may:

  • View and/or Change Account Information or Preferences
    Registered users of the North Seattle College Campus parking management system may log into North Seattle College Parking Portal.
  • Limit Personal Data Collection
    If you do not want your personal data to be collected, you may choose to not use parking areas and services managed by the Seattle Colleges. 
  • Contact Us
    Access-related requests or other inquiries about LPR system technology or individual privacy, may be made using the contact information that appears below.

North Seattle College Campus
Transportation Office 
North Seattle College 
9600 College Way North 3NC1252 
Seattle, WA 98103-3599
(206) 934-0060

Effective Date and Changes to this Privacy Notice
This Privacy Notice is effective as of October 5th, 2022 and may be updated periodically. Updates to this Privacy Notice can be found on this webpage.