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Restricted areas

  • Visitor slots
  • Fire lanes
  • All disabled slots (unless displaying a state-issued permit and/or license plate)
  • Any roadway where the vehicle becomes an obstruction in the traffic lane
  • Areas where signs and road markings prohibit parking
  • Sidewalks, walkways, lawns or other cultivated area


All motorcycles and licensed scooters are subject to the same regulations as other motor vehicles and must be parked in a designated parking space in a parking lot. They may not be parked at bike racks or driven on sidewalks. Any unlicensed scooter may be parked at bike racks adjacent to a parking lot, roadway or drive.  Scooters may not be driven on sidewalks or parked at bike racks not adjacent to a parking lot, roadway or drive. Mopeds may be parked in any bike rack on campus. All vehicles in a bike rack must be secured and locked to the rack to prevent theft.

Display of permits

Permits must be hung from the rear view mirror in a manner so that all printed information may be viewed when looking through the windshield (from outside the vehicle). Motorcycle stickers must be located in plain sight.

Violations and fines

The fine for any parking violation issued by Columbia College shall be assessed in the amount of $20. Violations include:

  • Parking in a Columbia College lot without a visible permit
  • Obstructing traffic
  • Parking in fire lanes or handicapped or visitor spaces
  • Residents parking in non-resident spaces
  • Non-residents parking in resident spaces
  • Parking in no-parking areas

City of Columbia authorities, as well as Columbia College Campus Safety, may issue tickets and/or tow a vehicle at the owner’s expense for fire lane and handicap violations. A third violation may result in towing at the owner’s expense. Fines will automatically be charged to your student account.


Columbia College assumes no responsibility for any vehicle parked on or near college property. It is the responsibility of the owner to take precautions against damage to, or theft of, or from any vehicle.


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