5.7 College Access, Parking, and Security Policy

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Chapter 5: Administration

5.7 College Access, Parking, and Security Policy

Related Minnesota State Board Policy: 5.11 Tuition and Fees
Related Minnesota State Board Procedure:  

Purpose:  To comply with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Policy 5.11 and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Procedure 5.11.1 for parking fees and enforcement on property owned or leased by Normandale Community College.  Parking fees support the cost of construction, improvements and maintenance of parking lots, security of parking lots and access to the College’s entrances and roadways. They are required by State Statute 136F.67 which limits the use of state appropriation for such purposes.

Part 1: Parking Fees

Subpart A:  Students

  1. Parking fee is assessed on a per credit basis.
  2. The parking fee is not charged for online course credits.
  3. Parking fees for students are due with their tuition and fees by the established deadline.

Subpart B:  Employees

  1. By Minnesota State Colleges and Universities policy, fees paid by employees cannot be less than the fees paid by students.
  2. The parking fee for full-time employees is equivalent to the student per credit charge multiplied by 30, the number of credits equivalent to a full-time student.
  3. The parking fee for part-time employees is the annual fee multiplied by the employee’s full-time equivalency.
  4. The parking fee is deducted from employee’s payroll.

Subpart C:  Exceptions for Employees

  1. Upon request, exceptions will be considered per the union contracts, faculty on sabbatical, or faculty who teach only online.
  2. Requests for waivers are submitted to the Vice President of Finance and Operations who will approve or deny them as appropriate.
    1. To request a waiver of the College Access, Parking and Security (CAPS) fee, please submit the waiver form to Lisa Wheeler, Vice President of Finance and Operations, prior to August 31 for the upcoming academic year.  See the form for more instructions.
    2. Parking Waiver Form
  3. Requests must be submitted annually, no later than September 1 to be applied to fall term or the entire year and no later than December 1 to be applied for spring term.
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Part 2: Parking Areas and Policies

Subpart A:  College Parking Areas

College parking areas refers to any surface lots, parking ramps, or overflow lots, on or off campus, which are owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by Normandale Community College and enforced by the Public Safety Department.


Subpart B:  Parking Rules and Regulations

In accordance with Minnesota State Statute 169.966, faculty, staff, students, and visitors parking their vehicles on college parking areas are expected to obey parking signage and conform to all applicable rules, and regulations governed by the Public Safety Department.

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Part 3: Parking Citations and Appeals

Subpart A: Rules & Regulations Enforcement

In addition to providing security services, Normandale Community College’s Public Safety Department is responsible for enforcing parking rules and regulations in College Parking Areas as defined in Part 2 Subpart A(1). In addition to issuing a citation, vehicles may be towed without warning at the owner’s expense.


Subpart B: Non-Payment of Fines

Failure to pay parking fines is a violation of college policy. Students may have a hold placed on academic records and may be unable to register for future college courses until payments are received by the Payments and Billing Office.


Subpart C: Appeal of Citations

  1. Unpaid Normandale citations may be appealed. The appeal from is available at the Public Safety Office or on the Public Safety website. Appeals must be received by the Public Safety Department within 10 business days of the date the citation was issued.
  2. Appeals received within 10 business days of the citation's issuance are processed and sent to the Student's Rights & Responsibilities Board. The board is made up of students, staff, and faculty who determine whether the citation was valid based on the circumstances stated in the appeal. They will decide to uphold, reduce, or dismiss the citation and will notify the appellant by mail of their decision. All decisions by the board are final.
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Date of Adoption: Established prior to 2011
Date of Implementation: Prior to 2011
Policy History and Subject of Revisions:  
March 2018, Policy name change, updated links, Part 1 Sup-part C updates, formatting
November 2015, updated links, removed dollar amounts & added calculations of fees, formatted
Department Owner:  Facilities
Next Review Date:   March 2021

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