Vehicle Policies and Procedures
The Public Safety Department is responsible for the safe and orderly movement of traffic, including pedestrian, bicycle and motorized and non-motorized vehicles.
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- All vehicles shall park only in designated spaces between two parallel lines. Employee parking is designated by yellow parallel lines, and student parking is designated by white parallel lines other than visitor, ATM, Child Care or school vehicle parking. Students can also park in employee spaces between the hours of 6:30p.m. and 7:00a.m. daily.
- No vehicle shall park on any roadway not designated or marked for parking.
- No vehicle shall occupy more than one parking space.
- No vehicle shall park facing away from the centerline when utilizing angled parking spaces.
- No pulling through or backing into spaces.
- No vehicle shall park in a red zone or fire lane.
- No vehicle shall park in a disabled space without proper state issued license plate or placard.
- No vehicle shall park on the grass or pedestrian pathway.
Compliance with State of Arizona, ARS-28 codes is mandatory.
- Posted 15 m.p.h. speed limit is in effect.
- All vehicles must comply with current emissions control standards.
- No careless or reckless driving is permitted.
- Driving motor vehicles, motorized cycles or bicycles on pedestrian paths, the campus interior, or sidewalks is prohibited.
- Pedestrians always have the right of way and special caution must be exercised in high pedestrian traffic areas.
Visitors must park their vehicles in the designated visitor parking areas. Vehicles that bear a college parking decal may not park in visitor parking areas. Employees attending other colleges are not considered to be visitors. Additionally, persons registered for classes on this campus are not considered visitors.
Bicycle parking is restricted to the racks provided. A bike parked on a sidewalk or at an entrance to or in a building, or secured to a tree, light pole, sign post, or any other unauthorized area shall be subject to impoundment. The college maintains the right to cut locks, chains or cables for the purpose of impounding a bike that is in violation of these regulations.
- Displaying an altered or substituted permit - $50.00.
- Parking in a fire lane - $50.00.
- Violating a disabled parking stall or access - $50.00.
- Failure of an employee to register a vehicle and display a permit - $30.00.
- Parking in an unauthorized parking area - $25.00.
- Removing barricades or failure to obey vehicle control device - $25.00.
- Parking by a college employee or student in a visitor area - $15.00.
- Obstructing a properly parked/moving vehicle - $15.00.
- Parking outside stall lines - $15.00.
- Parking or blocking a pedestrian path - $15.00.
- Pulling through or backing into an angled space - $15.00.
- Parking beyond the posted time limit - $15.00.
All citations issued to a vehicle will be charged against the student, employee, or owner of the vehicle.
GCC no longer requires students to register a vehicle or obtain a parking decal in order to park on campus. Employees are required to obtain a parking decal in the Public Safety Office as soon as possible upon employment. Decals are to be affixed to the driver side lower left windshield. Employees who use more than one vehicle must get a decal for each vehicle they drive.
Motorcycles/Motorized vehicles must also be registered and parked only in designated motorcycle parking areas marked with green lines.
To register a vehicle the following must be provided:
- Current vehicle registration.
- Current GCC employee ID or drivers license.
- Temporary paper decals may be issued for temporary use of another vehicle or if the employee currently has a vehicle with out of state license plates.
Parking decals must be removed when:
- Ownership of the vehicle changes.
- Association with the college ends.
- Change of vehicle requiring a permit replacement.
- A new parking decal is received.
Fines must be paid at the cashiers office or by check in the envelope provided with the citation within 15 working days from the date of the citation or the fine will be doubled. Anyone wishing to appeal a citation must do so within the 15 working days or the citation fine will be doubled and all rights of appeal will be lost.
Step 1: If the party wishes to appeal, the citation or copy of the citation must be attached to the completed written appeal form. The Parking and Traffic Appeals Officer will review all appeals. Appeal forms are available at the Public Safety Department. If the citation is appealed and the citation is upheld, payment must be received within twenty-one working days of the appeals letter notification date or doubling of the citation amount will occur.
Step 2: If the party receives an unfavorable decision from the Parking and Traffic Appeals Officer and wishes to appeal further to the college appeals board, the written appeal, the appeals officer's decision, a paid receipt equal to the amount of the penalty, and all enclosures must be returned to the Public Safety Department.
Step 3: Appeals Board. These enclosures will be held for the next appeals board. The appeals board will be the final adjudicating authority on campus.
Step 4: Further appeals may be taken to the Maricopa County Superior Court at the appellant's own expense.
For a more detailed version of the MCCD Parking and Traffic Administrative Rules and Regulations, visit the following website: http://www.maricopa.edu/publicstewardship/governance/adminregs/students/2_10.htm
- Habitual or flagrant disregard of vehicle control regulations by students is grounds for suspension or expulsion from the institution.
- Habitual or flagrant continued disregard of parking regulations by a college employee may affect the individual's salary and continuation of employment (ARS §15-1449C).
- If a person fails to respond to a notice of violation of a parking and traffic regulation, a report may be sent to the appropriate Vice President, Dean, or Director for action.
Glendale Community College is not liable for thefts and/or damages occurring on campus grounds. The following suggestions, however, are offered for your consideration and implementation.
- Immediately report all accidents, damage or thefts to Public Safety, located in the Campus Safety Building.
- Close all vehicle windows and lock all doors.
- Keep all personal items out of plain view.
- Report all suspicious activities and/or persons to Public Safety at 623.845.3535 (Main) or 623.845.4111 (North).
- Use the buddy system, especially after dark. Escorts are available from the Public Safety Department.
- Attend personal safety classes and other seminars when offered by the Public Safety Department. These seminars are informative, free of charge and advertised in the college newspaper The Voice.