PDFWAC 132Y-100-106

Fines, penalties and impounding.

(1) The current schedule of fines shall be published by the college and made available for review in the security office and is also available on the college's website at www.edcc.edu/safety.
(2) In addition to imposing fines, the senior college security authority and duly appointed security officers are authorized to issue citations, impound, immobilize, and take to such place of storage as the senior college security authority selects, any vehicles parked on college property in violation of these regulations. The expenses of such impounding, immobilization, and storage shall be charged to the owner/operator of the vehicle and must be paid prior to the vehicle's release.
(a) The college shall not be liable for loss or damage of any kind resulting from such impounding, immobilization, or storage.
(b) Impoundment of a vehicle does not remove the obligation for any fines associated with the violation itself.
(c) Vehicles left unattended on college property for longer than forty-eight hours may be impounded.
(d) Grounds for impounding vehicles shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(i) Blocking a roadway so as to impede the flow of traffic;
(ii) Blocking a walkway so as to impede the flow of pedestrian traffic;
(iii) Blocking a fire hydrant or fire lane;
(iv) Creating a safety hazard;
(v) Blocking another legally parked vehicle; or
(vi) Parking in a marked tow-away and/or load/unload zones.
(3) All fines must be paid within twenty calendar days from the date of the citation. All fines are payable as designated on the citation.
(a) If any citation remains unpaid after twenty calendar days from the date of the citation, the following action may be taken by Edmonds College:
(i) Faculty, students, and staff may be denied future parking privileges.
(ii) Students may be referred to student conduct for unpaid citations.
(iii) Employees may be referred for discipline to supervisor and/or HR.
(b) An accumulation of parking and/or traffic tickets that are not responded to and resolved, by payment or appeal, may be sent to collections after such notification is provided to the registered owner of the vehicle cited.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(7), (10). WSR 20-19-058, § 132Y-100-106, filed 9/11/20, effective 10/12/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 07-16-039, § 132Y-100-106, filed 7/24/07, effective 8/24/07.]