Beginning June 1, 2012, the Washington Administrative Code
(WAC) for parking, citations, and the appeal process at Shoreline Community
College will be enforced without exception.
Under WAC 132G-116-285, all appeals must be made within five
(5) working days of date of citation. After five (5) working days from the date
of the citation, violator waives all right to appeal. For example, a
citation received on a Tuesday may be appealed up until 4 p.m. the following
Tuesday by submitting the appeal to the Safety & Security Office.
Individuals may be cited for traffic and parking violations committed while on campus including parking without a valid permit, parking in an unauthorized area, blocking a roadway, etc.
Students with unpaid fines will a hold placed on their records, which prevents registering for classes and obtaining college transcripts or financial aid.
The appeal process is not meant for repeated mistakes or
excuses for violations. Parking without a permit, parking in life safety
or signed areas, visitor lot parking or providing false information or
testimony will stand as a violation.
Prior appeals for the same/similar violation are considered
and per the WAC, the supervisor is authorized to let stand, suspend or impose a
lessor fine. Unpaid citations are sent to an outside collections agency.
The appeal process
- File an appeal within five (5) business days. Be concise;
brief, but descriptive. Appeals must include a copy of the ticket and a
copy of personal identification (driver's license, student ID).
- Check on the results. Allow five (5) working days after
submitting the appeal to check on the results. The Director Safety and Security
has the final authority in fines of $50 or less. It is the appellant's
responsibility to contact the Security Office in the 5000 building, Room 5102
(206-546-4633) for the results of the appeal. We do not contact you.
- If you disagree with the results of an appeal, request an
appointment with the Security Sergeant.
- If you wish to further contest the decision, request an
appointment with the Security Director.
- For contested fines greater than $50, the appellant may
appeal the Director of Security’s decision to the Vice President for Academic
and Student Affairs within ten (10) working days of the citation date. The
appellant must make an appointment to see the Vice President for Academic and
Student Affairs by calling 206-546-4651. The decision of the Vice
President for Academic and Student Affairs in any appeal is final.
The Citation Appeal Form is available at the links below or
at the Safety & Security Office (5000 building; room 5102).