Frequently Asked Questions


General Questions:


Q: I have some things that I need to unload quickly, can I park on the sidewalk or in a fire lane or accessible space?

A: No. While we understand you only intend to be there a short while, placing your vehicle in one of the above listed areas is a violation of city and state laws. Further, parking your vehicle in a fire lane or on the sidewalk could hinder emergency personnel from staging rescue vehicles in the event of a real emergency. We have made an effort to provide 15 minute parking spaces throughout campus for you to use for short term loading and unloading.

A vehicle will be considered in violation of college regulations if it is stopped or parked in a ADA Accessible Space, fire lane, no parking area, or restricted zone. 

Q: Can first-year students bring cars to campus?

A: No, Colorado College does not allow first-year students to have a car on campus, and most students do not feel that they need one. Under extenuating circumstances, first years may be eligible to apply. Gaining an exception does not guarantee a parking permit on campus. Permits are given on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

Q: I received a ticket, what are my options?

A: If you have received a ticket from Campus Safety, you may either pay the citation at the parking office or you may follow the instructions printed on the ticket and appeal the citation online through the Parking Website. Appeals must be submitted within 10 days of the violation; appeals after 10 days will not be considered.

Make sure to check that the citation was issued by Campus Safety; CSPD enforces parking regulations on and around campus as well, and if you are given a ticket by the city, you will need to pay or appeal the ticket at the municipal court house. Tickets not paid or appealed within 48 hours will be subject to appropriate collection procedures.

Repeated violations may result in disciplinary action, which may include but is not limited to: revocation of campus parking privileges, vehicle immobilization, or towing. A $50 fee will be assessed for the removal of the immobilization device. 

Q:Can parking privileges be revoked?

A: Yes Receipt of three (3) tickets during one academic year will result in the loss of parking privileges until the following Fall Semester. If an additional two tickets, for a total of five (5) tickets are received, parking privileges will be forfeited for the following academic year.

The student conduct office will be informed of any forfeiture of parking privileges on campus.

These regulations apply to all Faculty, Staff, and Students. 

Q: What if I have outstanding parking fees?

A: If you have outstanding parking fees, you will not be eligible to apply for a parking permit. Please ensure that all fees have been satisfied on your account.

Failure to pay outstanding citations within 90 days may result in account holds or payroll collections. 

Q: What if I do not register my car?

A: If you do not register your car, and are found to be in violation of the parking regulations, you are eligible to have your vehicle immobilized. Further citations may be directed to conduct.

Q: What if I have a accessible placard?

A: Valid accessible license plates or placards must be displayed when a vehicle is parked in an accessible space.The striped area directly adjacent to the accessible parking space is part of the space. Parking in these areas is the same as parking in an accessible space and will be enforced as such.

Vehicles with valid accessible license plates or placards are still required to purchase a parking permit for campus. However, they will be allowed to park in any available accessible parking space on campus.

Q: What if I did not receive a parking permit? 

A: Here are some parking alternatives if you did not receive a parking permit for campus. 

Parking Application Questions:

Q: I don't have the car I will be driving yet/ I don't know the license plate number of the car I will be driving, what should I put in that field?

A: Just use the plate number, make and color of another vehicle you or your family own to complete the application. We can update the system later once you get your new vehicle or remember your license plate number.

Q: I want to apply for a spring semester permit, how do I do that and when will I get billed?

A: In the drop down menu for "Permit Duration", you can select either Fall Semester, Spring Semester, or Annual. If you want to apply for just the spring semester, you can select that option from the drop-down menu. You will not be billed for any permit until you pick it up. Individuals seeking spring permits should still apply for that permit on permit application day when it opens for the fall semester.

Q: I am a residential or commercial tenant (including all college employees living on campus), which option should I select?

A: All college staff living on campus should indicate themselves as an employee and select your salary range. However, you should then send an email to parking@coloradocollege.edu and tell us which building you will be living in so that we can remove you from the normal lottery and assign you a tenant permit. This does not apply to students living in Breton Hall (1131 N Cascade) or the Senior Cottages (918, 922, 928, and 930 Weber Street) which are considered on campus housing and subject to normal permit issuance protocol.

Q: I submitted my permit application but have not received a confirmation email. Did my permit application go through? How can I find out if it did?

A: Once you click "Submit" on the permit application form, you will be automatically redirected to a splash page that reads:

Thank you for registering your vehicle for the upcoming academic year.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Parking Office at 719-389-6888 or via email at parking@coloradocollege.edu.

This means that your permit has successfully found its way to our online database. In addition, you will receive a confirmation email. If you did not, it is likely that your email was entered incorrectly. Please contact the parking office if you would like to verify that we received your application. 


If you have any other questions or can think of anything we could add to this FAQ, please contact the Parking Office at 719-389-6888.

Report an issue - Last updated: 10/15/2021