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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.

If you would rather pay for parking on a daily basis, please use the new parking pay stations in the East and South Parking lots. See below for more information.

Purchasing Permits

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:

  • Fill out the parking application. It is available at the Cashier Office (Building 6, 1st floor) or on Highline's website.
  • Bring your application and permit fee to the Cashier Office to recieve your permit. See Student Parking Fees below for the fee schedule.

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).


Carpool Permits
Students who are interested in obtaining a carpool permit will need to visit the Public Safety office on the first floor of Building 6 to apply. Below are the procedures you'll need to follow:


  1. Complete a carpool application. It is available in the Public Safety office (Building 6, 1st floor) or on Highline's website.
  2. Print a copy of each participant's schedule (or a letter from ABE/ ESL). Permit holders' schedules will need to begin and end within an hour of each other.
  3. Bring the completed application and class schedules to the Public Safety office for approval.
  4. Take your approved application and $10 fee to the Cashier Offie (Building 6, 1st floor).
  5. Retrun to the Public Safety office with your payment reciept to pick up your Carpool Permit hand tag.

Other Tips and Information

  • Permits are available throughout the quarter. There is no deadline for purchase.
  • Students with disabilities: If you have a current "Disabled" placard or license plate, then you will not need a Highline parking permit. You placard/license plate is sufficient for parking on campus.


Student Parking Permit Fees

Per quarter

Part-time students (registered for 0-5 credits)


Full-time students ( registered for 6 or more credits)


Motorcycles, motor bikes, scooters


First carpool permit (limit 1)


Senior citizens (registering under tuition waiver)


Special rates (summer quarter)


Additional/replacement/second car permits (limit 1)



New Parking Pay Stations

If you do not have a quarterly paring 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.

  • Click here to watch video.

For additional information stop by the Highline Public Safety office located on the lower level of Building 6  (see campus map) or call (206) 592-3218.

General Regulations

 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.

Available Parking

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 HC parking permit.

Operator's Responsibility

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.

Citation Appeals

How to Appeal a Citation

All appeals are filed online. The form can be found at the Public Safety website.

Instructions for Parking Appeals

  1. Go to
  2. Open the Parking Citation Appeal form and save it to your desktop.
  3. Fill out the Parking Citation Appeal form completely and save.
  4. Email the completed form to Once the form is received please allow for 3-10 days for a response.

Designated Parking Areas:


Parking Information
Parking Permit Form
Print and fill out the form then turn it in at the Building 6 cashier.

The Highline Public Safety office is located on the lower level of Building 6 (see campus map) or call (206) 592-3218.

Map of designated parking areas (PDF)

Related resources

  WSDOT Traffic Cameras