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Parking General Information

ALL REGISTERED STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE A CSCC PARKING PERMIT EVERY SEMESTER. Parking on property controlled by Columbus State Community College (CSCC) is by permit only, including motorcycles. Student permits will remain valid until the first day of the following semester. Parking is restricted to college related business. Students and employees are not permitted to park in spaces designated for visitors, including meters. Parking is prohibited in any area not specifically designated for parking. Distance Learning students require the parking permit whenever on campus for advising, testing, etc. Parking permits are limited to one per student/employee.

  • Questions about enforcement and citations should be directed to a CSCC campus Police supervisor at (614) 287-2525.
  • Citation appeals should be directed to the Parking Citation Appeals website.
  • Questions regarding permit ordering and citation payment should be directed to the Cashiers’ Office at (614) 287-5658.
  • General questions about parking should be directed to Parking Services at parking@cscc.edu.

Update Your Student Account

Your college account information includes both a primary address and a primary mailing address. Before you begin the permit registration process, be sure to update your primary address and primary mailing address with CSCC Telephone Information Center (614) 287-5353.

 

Student Parking

Parking Permits – Every registered student attending classes at a CSCC campus, a Regional Learning Center, or taking online classes, who may drive to a CSCC campus or Regional Learning Center, is required to purchase a CSCC parking permit each semester.

Parking Permit Purchase – Log into CougarWeb on the CSCC website and follow the steps below under Additional Services:

  • Vehicle Registration Step 1 under ‘Additional Services’.
  • Parking Permit Step 2 – (Permit will be mailed)
  • Pay for Parking Step 3 – (Permit will not be mailed until payment is received)  

parking on cougarweb

Payment may be made on CougarWeb using a credit card or by:

  • Calling the Telephone Information Center (TIC) at 614-287-5353 (credit card only).
  • Going to the Cashier’s Office in Rhodes Hall (cash, debit card, credit card).
  • At the Delaware campus, parking permits may be purchased at the Cashier’s window every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Permit Refund – Permits are non-refundable and may not be transferred to another semester.
Temporary Parking Permit – These temporary permits can be downloaded the first two weeks of each semester. Remember to purchase your semester permit so it is received before the temporary permit expires. You may NOT park at meters. Click here to download a TEMPORARY PARKING PERMIT.

Permit Display –

OPTION 1: Rear windshield, driver’s side, must be permanently affixed inside the window OR displayed in a permit holder (available for purchase at the DX Bookstore). Permit must be displayed IN PLAIN VIEW so ALL information (permit number, expiration date, etc.) is clearly visible from outside the car.

OPTION 2: Front windshield, driver’s side, inside car. Permit must be displayed IN PLAIN VIEW so ALL information (permit number, expiration date, etc.) is clearly visible from outside the car. A permit may be affixed, displayed in a permit holder, or placed on the front dashboard, driver’s side.

Tinted Rear Window – Refer to Option 2 ‘Permit Display’.

  • OSU-CSCC Delaware Students – CSCC requires all registered students to purchase parking permits for each semester. Your permits may be purchased at the Delaware Campus in person on Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. or by using the drop box envelopes.
  • Lost/Stolen Permits – Must be re-purchased at the regular fee ($35) through CougarWeb. After purchase, bring your receipt to the Police Department Communications Center in Delaware Hall and a temporary hang tag will be provided until the new permit arrives. At the Delaware campus, parking permits may be purchased at the Cashier’s window every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Illegal Use, Falsification, Alteration, or Reproduction of Permits - All parking permits are nontransferable. Any person who provides false information, registers a vehicle belonging to another student, illegally sells, transfers, alters, reproduces, or uses a permit not intended for his/her use may be subject to a fine and disciplinary action as well as possible towing. This could also result in loss of parking privileges and forfeiture of all parking permit fees.

Where Do I Park – Student parking is designated by red ‘Student Parking’ signs, the parking garage is also student parking. Registered students cannot park at visitor meters.

Handicap Parking – Valid state-issued handicap placards are required to park in handicap spaces. Handicap parking privileges do NOT exempt the requirement to have a valid CSCC parking permit. If there are no designated handicap spaces available, those with handicap placards may park in employee lots. The illegal use of a handicap placard is an Ohio Revised Code violation and may result in a citation into the local Municipal Court with a fine up to $500.00.

Visitor Parking

Visitors – Visitor parking is designated with parking meters (coins only) on the Columbus campus in parking lots 6-E, 7-E, 9-E, 11-S, and behind the bookstore. Remember to check it frequently. If no parking meters are available, stop by the Police Department Communications Center in Delaware Hall and request a temporary permit. The permit should be placed in your vehicle immediately. NOTE: Students and employees are not visitors and may be cited. Street parking may also be available at municipal meters. Park in a student lot (designated with an “S”) while going to get a visitor permit.

Obtaining Visitor Parking Permit – Temporary permits may be received at the Police Department Communications Center in Delaware Hall. You must show your valid driver’s license to receive a permit. You will receive an orange temporary hang tag to place on your rear view mirror, with the information facing the windshield. At the Delaware campus, go to the front desk and call Public Safety at 740-203-8083 and request a visitor parking permit.

Online Visitor Permits – If you are mailed a temporary visitor permit for a meeting, place the permit facing up on the front dashboard of your car on the driver’s side IN PLAIN VIEW. Failure to do so may result in a citation. Visitor permits may NOT be used by students or employees of CSCC. These permits do NOT grant parking at visitor parking meters.

Employee Parking

How To Get A Parking Permit – Human Resources will distribute a parking permit form upon hire. Submit that form along with the form for your Cougar ID card to the Police Department Communications Center in Delaware Hall. At the Delaware campus, employee permits may be obtained at the Cashier’s window every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

How To Get A Replacement Permit – When practical, the old employee permit (or pieces of it) should be turned in at the Police Department Communications Center in order to be issued a replacement permit. The Dispatcher will have you complete another application for a parking permit.
Where Can I Park – Employee lots are designated by blue “Employee Parking” signs (ex. 1-E, 7-E). If no employee spaces are available, employees are permitted to park in student lots.

  • Placement of Permit – Place permit IN PLAIN VIEW on the driver’s side front or rear windshield, or on the rear bumper. Temporary hang tags may be obtained from the Police Department Communications Center in Delaware Hall at the Columbus campus when your primary vehicle is not available, or at the Cashier’s window every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Delaware campus. At the Delaware campus, temporary parking permits may be obtained by calling Public Safety (740-203-8083) and requesting a temporary hang tag.

Towing & Immobilization of Vehicles

Columbus State is a private tow away zone. Vehicles may be towed or a vehicle immobilization device applied for illegal parking.  All outstanding citations are your responsibility for payment, including those issued when your vehicle is towed or immobilized.

  • Towed Vehicles – The towing of cars is authorized by Ohio Revised Code 4511.681. Towed vehicles with no police hold (ex: licensing, expired plates, etc.) placed on them may be released once the towing charges are paid to the towing service at the time of retrieval. Towing and storage charges are determined by the individual towing companies. Some towing companies only accept cash payment. Vehicles with police holds placed on them require the driver to go to the Police Department to get written authorization for the towing company to release the vehicle. If you believe your vehicle was towed, call CSCC Police at (614) 287-2525.
  • Immobilized Vehicles – Illegally parked vehicles may have a vehicle immobilization device attached to the driver’s side front wheel. An “Immobilization Notice” should be attached to your driver’s door window. Do not attempt to remove the device or move the vehicle because your vehicle will be damaged. To have the immobilization device removed from your vehicle, bring the Immobilization Notice to the CSCC Police Department located at Delaware Hall, room 047 on the Columbus campus or in the Administration Building at the Delaware campus.

General Parking Regulations and Requirements

  • The Ohio Revised Code requires vehicle operators to have a valid driver’s license, valid license plates, and proof of insurance.
  • Follow all traffic rules and regulations while on campus; failure to do so may result in citations issued by the CSCC Police.
  • Obey posted speed limit signs on campus and where not posted the speed limit is 15 mph. Campus roads are also pedestrian walkways; pedestrians have the right-of-way.
  • Vehicles parked on property controlled by CSCC must have a valid CSCC Parking Permit displayed and must park in accordance with posted signage and restrictions. Handicap parking privileges do NOT exempt the requirement to have a valid CSCC Parking Permit.
  • All vehicles must be parked in areas designated by their parking permits and in accordance with parking signs.
  • A parking permit does not guarantee the holder a specific parking space.

Liability Notice

Columbus State will not accept any vehicle for safekeeping; nor shall CSCC be responsible for loss or damage to any vehicle or its contents by fire, theft, vandalism, criminal damaging, acts of nature, or any other cause. Nor shall CSCC be responsible for any loss, damage, or injury by or to any person that occurs on property controlled or owned by Columbus State. Columbus State is not responsible for towing and storage fees, losses or damage to any vehicle towed.

 

Parking Tips

Peak time - Be prepared to park in the outer lots around campus due to proximity lots filling at peak times, Monday through Thursday between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm, and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Parking - Read lot signs to ensure you are in the proper lot. Red signs indicate student parking, Blue signs indicate employee parking.

Overflow parking lots - Additional parking on the Columbus campus is available in Lot 28 on Mt. Vernon Avenue, just west of Cleveland Avenue, and Lot 32 (on the east side of the parking garage).

Columbus State Police - Remember to abide by college policies, local, state, and federal laws. CSCC Police are Ohio Certified Law Enforcement Officers empowered to enforce college policies, traffic, and criminal laws. They also stand ready to assist you when needed.

Prevent theft - Do not leave valuables in plain sight in your vehicle. Trunk storage is best. Lock your doors and roll up the windows.

Report crimes – If you see anything suspicious contact the CSCC Police Department at 614-287-2525 and 911 for emergencies.

Lot closings - Special events, construction, or emergencies could close CSCC parking lots at any time. Lot closures and the latest parking and traffic updates may be posted on Twitter @cscc_parking.

Motorcycles – Valid CSCC parking permit is required for motorcycles. Permits should be obtained following the guidelines for student and employee parking permit requirements. Keep the parking permit with you to provide proof of a valid permit if requested by CSCC Police.

Overnight parking – Any vehicle parked in a CSCC controlled parking lot after campus is closed must have authorization from CSCC Police at (614) 287-2525. Failure to receive pre-authorization may result in a citation. Vehicle must display a valid CSCC permit.

Parking permit ordered, not received – Call the Telephone Information Center (TIC) 614-287-5353 and inquire if anything has prevented your permit from processing. When permit processing is confirmed, the Police Department Communications Center in Delaware Hall can issue a temporary hang tag, in person, until your permit arrives. Most permits will be received prior to the start of the semester if ordered at least (2) two weeks before the semester starts. If you are issued a temporary hang tag, hang it on the rear-view mirror with the information facing the front windshield. If the temporary hang tag expires before the permit arrives, stop by the Police Department Communications Center in Delaware Hall to request another temporary permit. At the Delaware campus, temporary parking permits may be obtained by calling Public Safety (740-203-8083) and requesting a temporary hang tag.

Register more than one vehicle – Only one permit per student or employee is permitted. You can physically transfer permits from vehicle to vehicle (plastic permit holders are available at the DX Bookstore). Permits may NOT be shared with other students or employees.

Rental or non-registered second car – Physically transfer your CSCC permit to that vehicle. If you are unable to physically transfer your permit, the Police Department Communications Center in Delaware Hall at the Columbus campus can issue you a temporary hang tag, at the Delaware campus, call Public Safety from the front desk at 740-203-8083 for a temporary hang tag. Plastic permit holders are available for purchase in the Bookstore. Display the permit in the front windshield, driver’s side, inside the car. Permit must be displayed IN PLAIN VIEW so ALL information (permit number, expiration date, etc.) is clearly visible from outside the car. Visitor permits and visitor parking may NOT be used by students or employees at any time. Citations may be issued.

Citations/Appeals/Fines

Citation - Appeal information is posted on the back of parking citations. A citation may be appealed if the recipient feels the citation was unjustified. Appeals must be submitted online within ten (10) calendar days of the date of the ticket. The appeal will be reviewed by the appeals group. You will be notified of the results through an email to your CSCC email account. If your appeal is granted, a credit will be posted to your account. All decisions of the appeals process are final. Appeals are filed online at: https://web.cscc.edu/pca/default.aspx.

What Happens If I Don’t Pay My Fine – Your fine should be paid within 30 days – contact the Cashier’s office to pay the citation fine.  Collection of parking fines follows the Cashiers and Student Account procedures under “Collection of Past Due Balances” which can be found in the college catalog.

1) Your student account may be blocked.

2) All unpaid accounts for students, employees, or visitors are forwarded to the Ohio Attorney General for collection per the procedures outlined in the college catalog.

PARKING VIOLATIONSEXPLANATION OF VIOLATIONSCURRENT FINES
Unregistered Vehicle No valid permit issued to the vehicle. Vehicles parked on CSCC property are required to have a valid CSCC parking permit displayed unless the vehicle is driven by a visitor and is parked in a designated visitor space including paid meters designated for visitor parking. $100.00
Failure to Display Valid Permit Vehicles with valid permits are required to have them displayed in plain view. $35.00
Obstructing/Prohibited Parking Vehicles parked or standing that block the safe flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic. This includes vehicles parked outside designated spaces or parked in two or more spaces, fire lanes, yellow zones, or other areas posted as no parking. $100.00
Parked in Restricted Zone Vehicles parked or standing in spaces or lots outside their permitted zones. This violation applies to students, faculty, and associates who park in improper zones, or areas posted as reserved, restricted, for specific vehicles, or visitor spaces. $50.00
Unauthorized Use of Permit Improper use, illegal sale or transfer of, alteration or reproduction of a CSCC parking permit. This includes parking with a CSCC permit for purposes unrelated to CSCC business -- classes, work, or events. All parties involved are subject to fines and possible disciplinary action. $100.00
Expired Meter Visitor vehicles parked at expired meters. This will also apply to students, faculty, and associates who improperly park at visitor meters which may also result in a citation for Parked in Restricted Zone. $20.00
Unauthorized Overnight Parking Any vehicle parked in a CSCC controlled parking lot after campus is closed must have authorization from CSCC Police at (614) 287-2525. Failure to receive pre-authorization may result in a citation. Vehicle must display a valid CSCC permit. $100.00
. All State of Ohio Citations including handicap and traffic citations will be handled by the municipal courts not CSCC Up to $500