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Policy Name:
Traffic & Parking
Responsible Department:   Facilities & Security
Approval Authority:   Troy McQuillen, Vice President
Policy Owner:   Melissa Jensen, Senior Director
Effective Date: 08/01/2018
 
Version Number: 2
Legal Counsel Reviewed (yes/no): No
Legal Reference(s):
Scope: College-wide
 
 
Reason for Policy
 
This policy has been established to help protect the safety of students, faculty, staff, and guests and to control motor vehicle traffic and parking on the campus of Kirkwood Community College. 
 
The Policy
 
Kirkwood’s traffic and parking regulations are based on the Code of the State of Iowa. As the College has a variety of locations, local laws and ordinances also apply. Students, faculty, staff, and guests are expected to comply with these regulations. 
 
Traffic and parking violations such as speeding, failure to stop at a stop sign, reckless driving, and parking illegally are not permitted.
 
The majority of parking spaces on campus are to be used on a first come, first serve basis.  Students, faculty, staff, and guests may park in any of the non-designated parking areas.
 
Reserved Parking
 
The following areas are reserved and are clearly marked:
   
Kirkwood Issued Permit Parking
 
Kirkwood has special permit parking spaces available.  The designated spaces are available on a temporary basis only.  Permit designated spaces must display a Kirkwood issued permit to park in these locations. 
 
Examples of circumstances which may qualify for special parking are:
 

 

 

Warnings & Violation Notices

 
Warning notices will be issued by Campus Security whenever possible.  Violation notices, or tickets, will be issued when the warning notice has been ignored, or the violation is significant.  Continual disregard of warnings and tickets may result in a vehicle being towed.
 
The city where the campus is located may also issue parking and/or moving violation tickets. 
 

Administrative Fee & Violation Appeal Process

 
Administrative fees will be charged for violations.  Administrative fees for violations will be considered the same as any other debt owed to the college. See the Administrative Fees & Violations Chart for cost.
 
If a ticket is received, students, faculty, staff, and guests must do one of the following:
 
• Pay the fee at the One Stop office, second floor, Kirkwood Hall.
 
• Mail the fee to Kirkwood in the envelope provided.
 
• Submit an appeal form within 5 days. Appeal forms may be obtained and completed at Administrative Fee/Violation Appeal  
 

References

 
State of Iowa Persons with Disabilities Parking Law
 
Temporary Parking Permit Request
 
Administrative Fee/Violation Appeal
 
Administrative Fees & Violations Chart