Cornish College of the Arts has established the following regulations to govern parking on its property.
Permission to park any vehicle upon Cornish College of the Arts property is governed by these regulations and is a privilege granted by the Administration of the College.
In fairness to those faculty, staff and students who follow the regulations outlined in this policy, the College must consistently implement this Parking Management Policy.
Cornish College of the Arts assumes no liability for loss or damage to a vehicle or its contents while parked in a College parking lot.
Permission to Park on Cornish Property
As Cornish is located in a downtown area with increasing pressure on its parking lots from adjoining businesses and residential units, it is necessary that the College restrict the use of its parking lots to people having direct business with the College.
All students, employees, outside contractors and guests wishing to park in Cornish lots must have a properly displayed permit for the assigned lot. These permits (which include the free “evening, weekend and holiday permit”) will allow Campus Safety and Security to contact a vehicle owner in case of an emergency.
Objectives of Parking Regulations
- Ensure compliance.
- Ensure access for emergency equipment at all times.
- Facilitate the work of the College by ensuring access to its vehicles and assigning the limited parking space for the most efficient use.
Authority to Manage Parking Services
Campus Safety and Security is the duly appointed representative of the College and has authority to enforce all parking regulations on College property. Campus Safety and Security is given powers of citation and impoundment and shall execute the powers of enforcement as granted by this policy and the Administration of the College.
Revisions of These Regulations
The College Administration reserves the right to revise these regulations, including the fee, fine and penalty schedules. Fees, fines and penalty schedules may be revised annually during the College’s budget building process and become effective fall semester of each year.
The College discourages overnight parking except for students who have purchased permits for residence housing. If anyone desires to leave their vehicle past building closing hours, they need to notify Campus Safety and Security of that fact.
On a case by case basis, overnight parking may be permitted at Kerry Hall.
Authorization for Issuance of Permits
Campus Safety and Security is authorized to issue permits to park on College property. All outstanding parking violation penalties must be satisfactorily settled before a parking permit may be issued or renewed.
Each employee and student may be issued a single permit. This permit is only transferable between vehicles registered to the individual. Cornish does not sell permits for non-employees or non-students.
You must have a valid state-issued disabled license plate or rear view mirror ADA tag to park in an ADA spot on Cornish property. You must also purchase and properly display a Cornish parking permit. Anyone parked in an ADA spot without the proper license or tag is subject to immediate towing.
License plate and address changes
If you have a Cornish parking permit of any kind, license plate or address changes must be reported to the Office of Campus Safety and Security within ten days of the change.
A lost/stolen/misplaced purchased Parking Permit may be replaced by paying a replacement fee of $25.00.
Types Of Permits
Evening, Weekend and Holiday
The College issues free an “evening (after 4:00 pm), weekend and holiday” permit to employees and students who do not purchase a permit. This permit does not allow parking between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, the entire year.
Free permits can be obtained from the Office of Campus Safety and Security on the 3rd Floor at MCC, 1000 Lenora, Monday – Friday, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm or the Kerry Hall Security Office at 710 E. Roy.
The free permit is good for each fiscal year (June 1 to May 31) and can be obtained at any time.
It must be correctly displayed on the dashboard lower left driver’s side.
There is a $5.00 replacement fee for a lost permit.
Special Visitor Permits
If a department needs a special visitor permit, the Department Chair or Cabinet member can email the Director of Campus Safety and Security 24 hours in advance. He or his designee will provide this one day permit. A record of these distributed permits is kept by Security.
Summer Departmental Retreats/Staff Day
If a department is holding a faculty retreat during the summer parking permit period, the department coordinator or Chair can request passes to accommodate faculty parking. This request is to be emailed to the Director of Campus Safety and Security a minimum of five (5) business days in advance. He or his designee will provide these one day permits. A record of these distributed permits is kept by Security. Staff attending staff day and needing to drive their car on that day can request a pass directly via email from the Director of Campus Safety and Security.
All employees or students wishing to park on College property between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays, must purchase a parking pass. This permit is valid at all times and days.
The College sells the following types of permits:
- Full-time and part-time Cornish employee permits by the semester
- Outside contractor permits by the semester
- Student permits by the semester
- Day permits for either employees or students
- Day permit punch cards ( employees only)
- Summer short session permits
- Summer residence housing permits
- Kerry Hall overnight permits
Permit coverage periods for all purchased permits are updated to be effective fall semester and reflect the specific calendar for each year:
|Fall semester||August 21 through December 31|
|Spring semester||January 1 through May 19|
|Summer semester||May 20 through August 14|
The permit must be displayed at the commencement of each coverage period. There is no grace period at the start of each permit coverage period. The College strongly advises those wishing to park to plan well in advance to secure the necessary permit before parking on College property at the commencement of any permit coverage period.
Employee purchased semester permits
All employee vehicles parked on Cornish College of the Arts property between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays, must have a properly displayed and valid permit. The permit must be affixed to the lower left corner of the front windshield.
For employees “part-time” is defined as anything less than the defined departmental full-time work load.
Employees may sign up for a parking permit at the Office of Campus Safety and Security on the 3rd Floor at MCC, 1000 Lenora, or the Kerry Hall Security Office at 710 E. Roy, 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Employees pay for their semester parking permits via monthly pre-tax payroll deduction. They may sign up beginning August 1 of each year and designate at that time how many semesters they want to purchase (1, 2 or 3). This designation will remain in place until the succeeding August unless the employee signs a form revoking the parking permit deduction for succeeding semesters.
It is also necessary that all employees in August of each year sign-up reauthorizing this payroll deduction.
Deadlines for revoking a parking permit deduction
December 1 for cancelling spring semester
April 15 for cancelling summer semester
The College cannot process partial semester parking permits so it is important that employees adhere to these deadlines.
When the employee signs up in August for their parking, if they have selected fall semester, they will be handed their parking permit for fall at that time. If they have also selected to purchase permits for spring and summer, those will be mailed to their department mail box in advance of the commencement of the parking permit period.
Outside Contractor (Nellie’s and Security) Purchased Semester Permits
All outside contractor vehicles parked on Cornish College of the Arts property between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays, must have a properly displayed and valid permit. The permit must be affixed to the lower left corner of the front windshield.
Prior to the commencement of each permit coverage period, outside contractors must purchase and pay in full for each semester permit at the 3rd Floor, Cashier’s Office at MCC, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Student purchased semester permits
All student vehicles parked on Cornish College of the Arts property between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays, must have a properly displayed and valid permit. The permit must be affixed to the lower left corner of the front windshield.
Student parking permits can be purchased from the Cashier at MCC, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
These permits are available for guests, employees or students who wish to park on an occasional basis Monday – Friday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm
This day permit is to be displayed on the driver’s side of dashboard in the vehicle. This permit is only good for the applicable assigned parking lot.
You must come prepared with your license plate number when you purchase this permit.
There are two ways employees can purchase day permits before 9:00 am:
- Monday – Friday from 7:30 am to 9:00 am day permits may be purchased from Campus Safety and Security on the 3rd floor at MCC. The charge for this day permit will be deducted from your next payroll check when you purchase at Security at MCC. or
- Between the hours of 7:30 am to 9:00 am Monday – Friday employees may also purchase a day permit at Nellie’s using cash or a credit card
After 9:00 am until 4:00 pm employees can purchase day permits from the Cashier at 1000 Lenora. This can be a payroll deduction or the fee may be paid in cash, check or credit card.
For guests and students:
There are two ways for guests and students to purchase a day permit before 9:00 am
- Monday – Friday you can go to the Office of Campus Safety & Security on the 3rd floor at MCC from 7:30 – 9:00 am for a temporary permit, but you must go to the MCC Cashier Office during the Cashier hours (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) the same day and pay for this temporary permit. or
- You can go to Nellie’s Café and purchase this permit only between the hours of 7:30 – 9:00 am
After 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.guests and students can purchase day permits from the Cashier at 1000 Lenora.
Day Permit Punch Cards (employees only)
Available for purchase at the Cashier’s office 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday, is a punch card that is good for ten day permits, The guest, employee or student may take this punch card to Security at either Kerry Hall or MCC and be issued a day permit for each punch. Day permit punch cards are not available for purchase at Nellie’s.
Summer Short Session Permits
During the summer, to facilitate attendance of classes that are shorter than a normal semester, the College sells to employees, students and guests “short session permits.” These need to be obtained in advance of each session and correctly displayed at all times on the vehicle’s dashboard.
Employees can sign up for them per the instructions in the Employee semester permit section on Page 3.
Guests and students can purchase these permits Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm from the Cashier. The Cashier issues a receipt which you then take to Campus Safety and Security and they issue the permit.
Summer Residence Housing Permits
For Cornish students residing in the residence halls in the summer, there is no charge for parking in the residence hall parking lots. (Must display “free” pass, see page 3.)
Kerry Hall Overnight Permits
On a case by case basis subject to availability by special arrangement only, the College will sell overnight parking permits for the Kerry Hall garage. Access is strictly controlled by the Operating Days and Building Hours calendar with no exceptions. The cost is by either the employee or student semester fee schedule. Very rarely will the day pass parking fee be applicable. Apply with the Director of Campus Safety and Security.
Cornish College of the Arts parking lots are for the use of employees, students and authorized visitors to the campus at all times. As Cornish is located in a downtown area with increasing pressure on its parking lots from adjoining businesses and residential units, it is necessary that the College restrict the use of its parking lots to people having direct business with the College.
Specific lots are assigned for the use of employees between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday except holidays. These lots are:
|Lot A||1000 Lenora||The “Prow”|
|Lot B||1000 Lenora||Denny/Boren|
|Lot C||1000 Lenora||Terry/Lenora|
|Lot D||2015 Boren||Raisbeck Hall|
|Lot E||1001 Lenora||Notion Building|
|408/418 8th Avenue|
428 9th Avenue
|Alley by scene shop/Sr. Studios|
Inside fenced area of the 9th Studios
|Kerry Hall||(Limited number of permits available for students for all hours)|
Note: Students and employees may park in these lots Monday – Friday, 4:00 pm to midnight, weekends and holidays without a purchased Cornish parking permit but you must have a free “weekend, evening and holiday” permit. If you are parked during these free periods without a correctly displayed “weekend, evening and holiday” permit, you will be ticketed.
The 7th and 8th Avenue Residence Hall parking lots are assigned to students seven days a week, 24 hours a day. A limited number of Kerry Hall permits are available also. These Kerry permits are also applicable to the Residence Hall lots.
Certain spaces are reserved for College vehicles and/or specific officers of the College.
Scooters and Motorcycles
For the purpose of these regulations, motorcycles, motorized bicycles and scooters are considered to be motor vehicles and are subject to parking rules and regulations.
Motorcycles, motorized bicycles and scooters must be parked in designated areas only.
No parking permit is required
Bicycles shall be parked in designated areas in racks. At no time shall a bicycle be parked in any building, near a building exit, in planted areas, or otherwise secured to building fixtures. Bicycle racks are for temporary parking and are not to be used for overnight storage except in the bike yard at the 7th Avenue Residence Hall.
Bicycles parked inside a College building shall be impounded by Campus Safety and Security. Bicycles will be released during business hours and upon presentation of proof of ownership. As the College does not have space to store unclaimed bicycles, after five (5) business days, an unclaimed bicycle will be donated to charity.
Enforcement Of Parking Regulations
In fairness to those faculty, staff and students who follow the regulations outlined in this policy, the College must consistently implement the following parking policy.
Campus Safety and Security is responsible for monitoring use of the Cornish parking lots and delegated to issue citations to vehicles not correctly displaying a valid Cornish parking permit. This procedure is in effect at all times.
Violations must be paid at the Cashier’s Office located on the 3rd floor of MCC at 1000 Lenora, Monday through Friday, between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm or mailed to Cashier’s Office, Cornish College of the Arts, 1000 Lenora Seattle, WA 98121.
Unpaid fines for student vehicles will be added to the student’s Student Account Record.
Unpaid fines for employees or outside contractors will be reported to the immediate supervisor.
Registered Owner Responsibilities for Illegal Parking
Every person in whose name a vehicle is registered shall be responsible for any parking violations for this vehicle.
Mitigation and Suspension of Penalties
Upon showing of good cause or mitigating circumstances, the Director of Campus Safety and Security or designee may impose a lesser fine than those established in these regulations or may suspend the fine.
If you feel a citation was unfairly issued, you can petition the violation within five (5) calendar days of issuance of the ticket. This requires you to fill out a petition form that can be secured from the Campus Safety & Security Office at either Kerry Hall or MCC. You must fill out the form entirely and then wait for a response from the Director of Campus Safety and Security. The ticket is not automatically voided by submitting the petition.
The Director of Campus Safety and Security or designee will review this appeal within five business days of receipt of the appeal and will notify the appellant of his/her decision. The appellant will have five business days to pay the ticket at the original penalty cost or the increased penalty will be assessed.
Enforcement of Penalties
All outstanding parking violation penalties must be satisfactorily settled before a parking permit may be issued or renewed for a semester and/or day pass.
Any parking fine which is unpaid for a period of time in excess of the time specified for payment will constitute a delinquent and unpaid debt due to the College. This may be processed for collection in accordance with College procedures.
Any vehicle with one or more outstanding parking violations is subject to impound upon any subsequent parking violations.
Impoundment of Vehicles
Any vehicle parked on Cornish property may be subject to impoundment for cause as non-compliant with these regulations. The College, its officers, employees and agents shall not be liable for loss or damage of any kind resulting from such impoundment.
Any motor vehicle that has not been driven for five consecutive days, and the owner of which cannot be immediately identified or contacted, will be towed at the owner’s expense.
Impoundment for Failure to Pay Fines
Citation Notices shall clearly indicate that failure to respond by either payment of fines or a written appeal will subject the vehicle to impoundment if it is found parked on College property.
Impoundment Without Prior Notice
A vehicle may be impounded without reasonable attempt having been made to notify the owner of the possibility of this action only in the following circumstances:
The vehicle has no properly displayed current parking permit and is found during enforcement hours.
The vehicle is found parked in a designated disabled parking space without a valid state ADA permit and a College parking permit.
The vehicle is found parked blocking a driveway, entrance, or exit, or the alley at MCC or in a reserved space.
Parking Fines Listing
The fines or penalties which may be assessed for violations of these regulations are those detailed below:
No valid or correctly displayed parking permit
- $25.00 if paid within 10 days
- $50.00 if not paid within 10 days
Misuse of ADA parking space
- $125.00 if paid with 10 days
- $250.00 if not paid within 10 days
Parking in a driveway, entrance or exit or the alley at MCC or in a reserved space
- $25.00 if paid within 10 days
- $50.00 if not paid within 10 days
Additions or other changes to this list will be published as needed and will be available in the Office of Campus Safety and Security and on the shared drive s:\allemp\policies\parking management.
Parking Permit Charges – August 1, 2011 through May 31, 2012
(no deviation from this schedule is allowed without review by the VP for Finance & Administration and COO)
Fall 2011 thru Summer 2012
Students and Employees
Students and Employees
|Rounded Monthly Cost||x 4||4 Mo. Ded. Period|
|$45||$180||Sept – Dec|
|$45||$180||Jan – Apr|
|$30||$120||May – Aug|
|Rounded Monthly Cost||x 4||4 Mo. Ded. Period|
|$29||$116||Sept – Dec|
|$29||$116||Jan – Apr|
|$18||$72||May – Aug|
Student Parking Rate
$300 for fall and spring semesters
$5.00 per day for employees $7.00 per day for guests and students
Day Permit Punch Card
Ten day permits per card for $50.00 for employees
Ten day permits per card for $70.00 for students
Outside Contractors Semester permits
$160.00 to be paid prior to start of each semester in one payment.
Summer Short Session Permits
$10.00 per week. Payment is to be made one time for the total amount due for the session.
Students and Guests
$20.00 per week. Payment is to be made one time for the total amount due for the session.