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All motor vehicles parked on campus must display a valid Highline College parking permit or a daily parking pass. Permits are required for both day and night parking. Parking permits are not transferable with the exception of carpool permits.

Student Parking Permit Fees

Types of Parking PermitsPer Quarter
Part-time students (registered for 0-5 credits)$29.00
Full-time students (registered for 6 or more credits)$46.00
Motorcycles, motor bikes, scootersFREE
carpool permit (limit 1)$18.00
Senior citizens (registering under tuition waiver)$29.00
Special rates (summer quarter)$29.00
Additional/replacement/second car permits (limit 2)$29.00

Purchasing Student Parking Permits or Daily Parking Pass

Student Parking Permits

Apply, pay and pick up a parking permit all in one place (for carpool permits, see below). You can purchase on campus or, if you are buying a full-time permit, skip the lines and buy online.

Buying in person

Buying Online (Full-time permits only)

  • Visit the Highline Bookstore website.
  • Click “Parking Permits”.
  • Fill out the Your Information section and click Add to Cart.
  • Pay with a credit card (Visa, Mastercard). Note: The $47.00 price includes a $1.00 fee for processing and shipping.
  • Choose to have your permit mailed to your home address or pick it up at the Bookstore (Building 8).

Daily Parking Pass

If you do not have a quarterly parking permit, use Highline’s new Parking Pay Stations. For only $1, you can buy a daily parking pass that lasts until 10 p.m.

  • Find a machine near the entrance of Building 6 in the East parking lot and one at the entrance of Building 29 in the South parking lot.
  • Pay with a $1 bill or credit card. Machines do not give change.
  • Exchange coins or large bills at the Cashier Office in Building 6.
Michael Pham uses new Highline Parking Pay Station

No parking permit? No problem! Highline offers daily parking passes for $1.

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Carpool Permits

We have implemented a new and improved student carpool application process.

Effective immediately, students will be able to pay and receive a carpool permit directly at the Cashiers Office (using this Student Carpool Application Form). Beginning Winter 2018, carpool permits will be $18.00 per quarter. Manual verification of class schedules at the Public Safety Office is no longer required. 

Student carpool permits are limited to 250 permits per quarter and will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis.

Guest Parking Form (Employees ONLY)

To request a guest parking pass, access the Guest Parking Validation Request Form. You will prompted to log in using the same user name and password for your computer. Once you completed the Guest Parking Validation Request Form, you will receive an email with a seven-digit parking validation (coupon code) and instructions on how to use the validation code. You may use the validation code in either the East or the South parking lot at Highline College.

Guest Parking Validation Request Form

Guest Parking Validation Instructions

Chapter 132I-116 of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) explains the Colleges’ traffic and parking regulations; and it is the responsibility of every parking permit holder to be familiar with them.
Students, staff, and faculty with parking permits may park on campus to the extent that spaces are available as follows: (See map at bottom)

  • Student parking is limited to areas designated for students with a valid “HC/CWU student” parking permit.
  • Carpool parking is limited to spaces designated for carpools with a valid “CARPOOL” parking permit.
  • Staff/Faculty daytime parking is limited to areas designated for staff/faculty parking.
  • Parking after 4:00 P.M. is on a first-come, first-served basis in the East, South and North parking areas, with the exception of disabled, carpool and visitor parking.
  • Disabled parking stalls are available throughout the campus and can be utilized only by vehicles displaying valid “STATE DISABLED” permit or “DISABLED PLATE”. Vehicles with a valid “STATE DISABLED” decal or plate can also park in any available stalls, including “STAFF/FACULTY, CARPOOL, and VISITOR” parking, and do not require a Highline College parking permit.
The person to whom a permit is issued is responsible for all violations of the Parking and Traffic Rules and Regulations involving the vehicle for which it is registered at the College or to which it is affixed.

Parking appeals can be filled out on the back of the citation and turned into the Public Safety Office in Building 6 or submitted via the online form below.

The following are unacceptable grounds for appeal

  • Lost citation
  • Forgetfulness
  • Parking only for a short period of time
  • Failure to display a valid parking permit
  • Failure to see signs
  • Giving incorrect or invalid information (e.g. wrong license or permit number)

Appeals submitted for these reasons will be DENIED.

If you wish to appeal a citation, please complete and submit the requested information below. You must respond within twenty calendar days of receiving a citation for your appeal to be considered. You will be notified of the appeal decision in writing.

Parking Citation Appeal Submission Form

All fields below are required. If you do not provide enough correct and sufficient information, your appeal will be automatically denied.

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Highline College Designated Parking Area Map

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