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The following is an overview of KCC’s parking regulations. A detailed list of KCC’s parking regulations is available from the KCC Police Department.
Students and Visitors
Students may park only in the open/unmarked spaces found in lots P2, P3, P4, P5, P9, P10 and P12. Parking decals/permits are not required for open parking. Refer to the parking lots map for locations.
Persons with Disabilities
To park in a handicap space, vehicles must display either a handicap license plate or the state of Illinois handicap parking permit in the vehicle’s front window. Spaces are in lots P1, P7, P10 and P12. Unauthorized vehicles in these spaces will be subject to fines and towing at the owner’s expense.
With a current staff parking decal, employees may park in lots P0, P6, P11, P13 and P15. Employees who regularly use alternate vehicles may choose to obtain a parking decal for each vehicle. Failure to display a permit will result in a fine.
Temporary employee permits are available in the Office of Business Affairs or call Physical Plant at 815 802-8174 with the make and model of the car.
Employee parking is not allowed in lot P0 spaces A, B, C and D.
Motorcycles can be parked in the northwest corner of the student parking area (lot PM) or other open parking areas.
Sustainable Vehicle Spaces
Designated parking spaces for sustainable vehicles (flex-fuels, hybrids and electric vehicles) are marked with signs in lots P2, P5, and P15.
Special Parking Permits
A limited number of restricted spaces (separate from handicap) are available and are located in the north row of Lot P0. Spaces are labeled A, B, C and D.
With verification from a physician, a student or staff member may request a restricted permit from the Student Services or Office of Business Affairs. Use of these permits is limited to six weeks.
- Parking lots: 15 mph
- Roadways: 20 mph unless otherwise indicated
- College Drive: 30 mph
Parking Spaces and Vehicle Operation
The responsibility for finding a legal parking space rests upon the vehicle operator. The fact that other vehicles are parked improperly is not a valid excuse for parking with any part of the vehicle over any line or in a “no parking” zone or reserved space.
Vehicles shall be parked totally within designated parking spaces. All other areas are “no parking” zones. Parking is prohibited on grass or any area not identified for parking use. Vehicles parked on KCC property must be in operating condition at all times.
Fines and Enforcement
Those who own, possess, or operate a vehicle on KCC’s campus are responsible for knowing the regulations. Ignorance of the regulations is not reason for exemption.
With rare exceptions, the penalties for violation of regulations are imposed against the vehicle involved rather than against the operator, and the owner of the vehicle in violation becomes responsible for the payment of fines.
Violators are subject to fines in accordance with state law. Tickets will be issued and fines assessed for violations of parking regulations. Fines must be paid within the time specified on the ticket.
Fines issued by KCC will be assessed as follows:
- Restricted parking (permit not valid for lot) – $25
- Improper parking (on grass, sidewalk, etc.) – $25
- No parking zone or not designated parking – $25
- Parking in any reserved space – $25
- Parking in fire access area – $50
- Handicapped parking without permit – $750 (payable to the city of Kankakee)
Outstanding violations will be reported as encumbrances to the Accounting Office, which will restrict registration and/or the release of student records, and could result in the immediate towing of vehicles until all assessments are cleared. Violations not collected through the Accounts Receivable billing system may be referred to a collection agency to obtain payment.
Vehicles utilizing college facilities that are in violation of any section of these regulations may be issued notice of violation and/or towed at the owner’s expense. Examples of towing violations include but are not limited to:
- Obstructing traffic, creating a safety hazard, or parking in a no-parking zone
- Unauthorized use of a handicap or any other reserved space
- Abandonment of a vehicle
- A vehicle which has received three or more parking violations during a semester
In addition to KCC’s police and public safety officers, the Kankakee Police Department also patrols the college’s campus and may issue tickets for parking and vehicle operation violations.
For students, appeals of parking violations must be made in writing to the deputy chief of police within five working days of the writing of the violation. The results of the appeal will be communicated by the deputy chief of police within five working days of the receipt of the appeal. Appeals by employees can be made in the Office of Business Affairs.