- Starting this year, permits are required at the Miller, Airport and West Point SLCC campuses.
- Parking at the Library Square Campus also requires a special permit. The Library Square permit may be used at any other SLCC campus, but the generic SLCC permit doesn’t work at Library Square.
Fall semester is almost here, and it’s time to review parking on Salt Lake Community College campuses.
The rules for parking on campus are very simple. Students must obtain a permit, and then park in the correct parking lot.
A parking permit costs $35 annually or $17.50 for semester. In order to obtain a parking permit, an applicant must present a vehicle registration to parking services and fill out the paper work.
Parking permits are either a sticker that is placed onto the windshield of the vehicle, or for students with more than one vehicle, a hang tag that goes around a rearview mirror. Registration for each vehicle is required to obtain a hanging permit.
In order to park in disability stalls on campus, a student needs not only need a state placard but also a SLCC disabled parking permit, which must be displayed with the state placard.
“The placard has to be in their name. They can’t be using somebody else’s placard to get disabled parking,” said parking supervisor Alice Stitzer.
There is no free Parking on SLCC campuses. Parking is available for those without a permit at the meters or at the pay lot. A temporary day pass may be purchased for $1 at the information desk.
Parking is available on first come first serve basis, and a parking permit does not guarantee a place to park..
Yellow lines designate student parking. Blue lines designate faculty and staff parking. Regular permits do not allow a vehicle to be parked in cosmetology or dental hygiene stalls. No permit is needed to park in a metered stall.
Be prepared for full campus lots on the first couple weeks of the semester, especially after 10 a.m.
“The first couple of weeks might be crowded, but after that there’s usually parking available,” said Stitzer. “The first couple of weeks, you’ve got a lot of students coming and seeing if they can get into class and so we have extra students on campus.”
If a car is parked without a permit after Labor Day, a $10 citation may be issued. If three parking citations are issued to a single student, the student’s car may be booted.
Jeff Willmore of the Utah Highway Patrol gave other suggestions for SLCC students parking on campus. He wants to remind students to always stop at stop signs, be careful when backing and go the proper speed limit in parking lots. He said if students remember these three things, they will not receive a citation from the Highway Patrol.
Although theft is down on all SLCC campuses, Willmore reminds people to keep their doors locked and not leave valuables in open view.
“If you leave your laptop, put it in your trunk,” said Willmore. “It’s a little harder for someone to come and steal from you, to get into your trunk than it is to get into your window.”