Parking Permits, Rules & Regulations
Regular Parking Pass
The cost for a regular parking pass is $150 for the academic year. Students using a regular parking pass may park in any campus lots designed for students—except for the overnight parking lot.
Students using this pass must vacate all campus lots by 2 a.m. each evening, and may not return to the lot until 6 a.m. the following day. Violators will be ticketed and risk having their car towed after multiple violations.
Parking pass fees are nonrefundable.
Overnight Parking Pass
The cost for an overnight parking pass is $650 for the academic year. Payment for the overnight parking pass must be made by cash, check, or charge. Financial aid funds cannot be used to pay for the pass unless you have a credit on your CCAD account after tuition and fees have been deducted for the term.
Parking pass fees are nonrefundable.
The location for overnight parking is the lot on the corner of Cleveland Avenue and Gay Street. If demand exceeds that area, CCAD may designate spots in other lots. Only designated overnight parking spaces can be used for overnight parking, and only those who choose to purchase an overnight parking pass can park in those dedicated spaces day or night. CCAD will sell only as many overnight passes as we have dedicated spaces for overnight parking.The lot will not be monitored 24 hours a day. Security staff will periodically patrol this area as they do the rest of campus but no one will be stationed there fulltime.
When you receive your statement of tuition and fees for the fall semester (typically sent in early July), a parking pass registration form will be included. Please return this completed form, with payment, to the address below to request a parking pass for next year. Please be aware that you must pay for your parking pass with cash, check, or charge when you register for the pass.
One-Stop Student Services
60 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
You can also contact One-Stop Student Services at 614.222.3295 to charge the amount to a credit card, if desired. If you have returned your completed parking pass registration form with payment before Aug. 1, your parking pass will be mailed to you. If registering after this date, your parking pass will be available for pick-up at the Safety & Security Office (Administration Building) at the beginning of the semester. No pass will be provided until payment is received.
Employees who will be driving vehicles other than their registered car for short periods of time must obtain a temporary permit. Vehicles must be parked off campus until a temporary permit is obtained and properly displayed on the vehicle. Temporary permits are marked with an expiration date and must be placed where they can be easily viewed through the rear windshield. Temporary permits without an expiration date are not valid. The use of anything other than a valid temporary permit could result in a fine or towing of the vehicle. When acquiring a permit (permanent or temporary), individuals should not park in CCAD lots until a valid permit is properly displayed on the vehicle. Temporary permits can be obtained at the service desk of the Safety & Security office weekdays, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Visitor Parking Permits
Visitor permits are for individuals visiting CCAD who are neither students nor employees. (Visitor spaces are not temporary parking places for employees or students). Visitor permits are obtained from the service desk in the Safety & Security office. These permits must be placed on the vehicle so that they are clearly visible. Visitor permits are valid only for the date indicated on the permit. Visitors are subject to parking rules and regulations.
Replacement of lost or damaged permits are available at the service desk in the Safety & Security office.
Parking Rules & Regulations
Traffic and parking regulations are enforced. Those who violate parking rules and regulations may receive a fine and/or have their cars towed beginning with the first parking violation.
Where to Park
College-owned lots are marked with standard CCAD signs. Employees may park in any CCAD lot, but must first fill up the lots designated for faculty and staff. Students are not permitted to park in lots designated for faculty and staff parking. No unauthorized person is permitted to park in handicapped or reserved parking spaces. Vehicles must be parked front-bumper-in between the parking lines in paved and lined lots and in front of blocks if they are present.
Vehicles Will Be Ticketed and/or Towed if:
- They are parked at the end of a row so that the entire vehicle is not directly in front of a block or within painted parking lines.
- They are blocking doors to buildings.
- They are blocking parked cars.
- They are parked in such a way as to make it difficult for cars to exit from authorized parking spaces or parking lots.
Parking Fines and Towing
Tickets are issued and fines levied for vehicles in violation of the parking rules (e.g. cars that are parked improperly, in unauthorized spaces, or not displaying a current permit in the lower left (driver's side) rear windshield). Individuals may be subject to a fine beginning with the first parking violation. Fines must be paid to the Bursar's office (located in the Administration Building). In addition, a violation of parking rules may result in the vehicle being towed (beginning with the first parking violation). Towing charges are levied on the vehicle by the towing company and cannot be waived or reimbursed by CCAD. Individuals should be aware that if they park in a lot not owned by CCAD, the owner of the lot may have the car towed. Having your car towed is very expensive and inconvenient. Please review the campus map carefully to make certain you park only in lots owned or leased by CCAD. Do not park in lots owned by Columbus State Community College. They no longer permit CCAD parking in their lots and they will tow!
Appealing a Parking Ticket
The following steps should be used to appeal a parking violation:
- Pick up a parking ticket appeal form from the Safety & Security office. Fill it out and return it to the Safety & Security office within 14 days of the date on the ticket.
- The director of Safety & Security will review the appeal within 24 hours. It is your responsibility to check back with the director to find out the appeal decision.