Student Parking

Parking Permits

Most student parking permits can be purchased by sending an email to with new CTCLink ID and type of permit needed (Day, Night, or Wood Tech permit). Transportation Services will then contact you in order to finalize the sale.

There are 2 types of drive alone permits available for students to purchase, either online (preferable) or in person at the college cashier:

  1. All day, daily permit, which allows the student to park every day at every time (no overnight parking or storing of vehicles permitted). Cost is $175 per quarter. These permits are only available until they sell out, and are offered on a first come, first served basis. Sales of these permits are very restricted to a certain number per quarter.
  2. Night time permit. This permit allows students to utilize the garage from 4 – 10:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Fridays from 4 – 6:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. exclusively. The cost for this permit is $35.

Carpool Permits

  • Minimum of two currently enrolled Seattle Central students required to qualify.
  • Children under 16 do not qualify as carpool partners.
  • No minimum credit hour requirements for eligibility.
  • Please visit the Transportation Services Office, BE1143, to discuss.
  • Cost is $100 per regular quarter and $75 for summer quarter.

Student carpool rules:

  • At least two students, with IDs, must be in the vehicle.
  • Harvard Garage parking attendant keeps a list of carpools and will check IDs.
  • Students must remain registered for the entire quarter.
  • If one or more students drop out, the remaining carpool must either find replacements, or surrender the carpool permit.
  • A maximum of four days per quarter is allowed without at least two students per carpool. After that, the daily rate of $10 will apply.
  • Transportation Services reserves the right to rescind any permit or privileges.

Disabled Parking

  • Students with physical disabilities or those who need special accommodations, should contact the Transportation Services Office for alternative parking arrangements in BE4113.
  • Special considerations will be given to students who have Washington State handicapped decals or who provide a doctor's note detailing the medical condition(s).
  • Students with disabilities may purchase daytime parking permits at any time, in person, at the Transportation Services Office in BE1143.

Permit Refunds or Replacements

  • If returned before the sixth instructional day of the quarter (first week), full refund, less $5 fee.
  • If returned between the sixth and fifteenth instructional days (third week), 50 percent refund.
  • No refunds after the third week of the quarter.
  • Please take special care to not lose your permit, there are no replacement permits available for the day time permits.

For a comprehensive list of parking rules and regulations, please see this WA state page.