Parking Rules and Fines
Please watch for pedestrians as you drive on campus. Pedestrians always have the right of way. Use caution in high pedestrian traffic areas. Visit MCCCD website for complete Parking Regulations details.
- Park only in designated spaces.
- Employee parking is designated by yellow parallel lines.
- Student parking is designated by white parallel lines, other than visitor, ATM, Child Care or school vehicle parking. However, students may park in employee spaces between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 7 a.m.
- Limit one parking space per vehicle.
- Parking outside parallel stall lines is prohibited.
- Parking inside a block of solid white lines is prohibited (such as around tree islands and other areas).
- Vehicles must park facing the centerline in diagonal spaces.
- Do not pull through or back into spaces.
- No vehicle shall park in a disabled space without a proper state issued license plate or placard.
- No vehicle shall park on the grass or pedestrian pathway. No vehicle shall park in a red zone or fire lane.
- No vehicle shall park on any roadway not designated or marked for parking.
Visitors must park their vehicles in the designated visitor parking areas (see the parking map for GCC Main and GCC North). GCC students are not considered visitors. Vehicles that bear a college parking decal may not park in visitor parking areas. Employees within the District are not considered visitors.
Bicycle parking is restricted to the racks provided. A bike parked on a sidewalk or at an entrance to or in a building, or secured to a tree, light pole, signpost, or any other unauthorized area shall be subject to impoundment. The college maintains the right to cut locks, chains or cables for the purpose of impounding a bike that is in violation of these regulations.
Operating (driving) Regulations
Compliance with State of Arizona, ARS-28 codes is mandatory.
• Posted 15 m.p.h. speed limit is in effect.
• All vehicles must comply with current emissions control standards.
• No careless or reckless driving is permitted.
• Driving motor vehicles, motorized cycles or bicycles on pedestrian paths, the campus interior, or sidewalks is prohibited.
Only employees are required to obtain a parking decal. Your parking decal should be affixed to the driver side lower left windshield. Employees who use more than one vehicle must obtain a decal for each vehicle. To obtain a parking decal, visit the Campus Safety Office as soon as possible upon employment. Failure of an employee to register a vehicle and display a permit will result in a $30.00 fine. To register a vehicle the following must be provided:
- Current vehicle registration.
- Current GCC employee ID or drivers license.
- Temporary paper decals may be issued for temporary use of another vehicle or if the employee currently has a vehicle with out of state license plates.
Parking decals must be removed when:
- Ownership of the vehicle changes.
- Association with the college ends.
- Change of vehicle requiring a permit replacement.
- A new parking decal is received.
Parking Sanctions (Parking Fines)
All citations issued to a vehicle will be charged against the student, employee, or owner of the vehicle.
- Parking outside stall lines - $15.00.
- Parking inside a block of solid white lines - $25.00.
- Parking in an unauthorized parking area - $25.00.
- Violating a disabled parking stall or access - $50.00.
- Parking by a college employee or student in a visitor area - $15.00.
- Parking in a fire lane - $50.00.
- Pulling through or backing into an angled space - $15.00.
- Displaying an altered or substituted permit - $50.00.
- Failure of an employee to register a vehicle and display a permit - $30.00.
- Removing barricades or failure to obey vehicle control device - $25.00.
- Obstructing a properly parked/moving vehicle - $15.00.
- Parking or blocking a pedestrian path - $15.00.
- Parking beyond the posted time limit - $15.00.
Fine Payment and Appeals
Fines must be paid at the cashiers office or by check in the envelope provided with the citation within 15 working days from the date of the citation or the fine will be doubled. Anyone wishing to appeal a citation must do so within the 15 working days or the citation fine will be doubled and all rights of appeal will be lost.
Step 1: If the party wishes to appeal, the citation or copy of the citation must be attached to the completed written appeal form. The Parking and Traffic Appeals Officer will review all appeals. Appeal forms are available at the Public Safety Department. If the citation is appealed and the citation is upheld, payment must be received within twenty-one working days of the appeals letter notification date or doubling of the citation amount will occur.
Step 2: If the party receives an unfavorable decision from the Parking and Traffic Appeals Officer and wishes to appeal further to the college appeals board, the written appeal, the appeals officer's decision, a paid receipt equal to the amount of the penalty, and all enclosures must be returned to the Public Safety Department.
Step 3: Appeals Board. These enclosures will be held for the next appeals board. The appeals board will be the final adjudicating authority on campus.
Step 4: Further appeals may be taken to the Maricopa County Superior Court at the appellant's own expense.
Habitual and Aggravated Violations
- Habitual or flagrant disregard of vehicle control regulations by students is grounds for suspension or expulsion from the institution.
- Habitual or flagrant continued disregard of parking regulations by a college employee may affect the individual's salary and continuation of employment (ARS §15-1449C).
- If a person fails to respond to a notice of violation of a parking and traffic regulation, a report may be sent to the appropriate Vice President, Dean, or Director for action.