Traffic and Parking Enforcement (includes Fines & Impound)

Parking Fine Schedule

Bellevue College issues citations to ensure an open, safe and accessible learning and working environment. The fine schedule is determined in accordance with regional standards and to assure compliance.

ViolationFine Amount
No Valid Parking Permit Displayed$25
Improperly Displayed Parking Permit$25
Parked Over Designated Time Limit$25
Parked In 2 Or More Spaces$25
Parked in Area Not Designated For Parking$25
Parked In Area Not Authorized$50
Parked On Or Blocking Walkway$50
Parked In Marked No Parking Area/Landscape$50
Parked In Reserved Area Without Special Permit$50
Parked in Marked Fire Lane$50
Blocking Or Impeding Traffic$50
Displaying Unauthorized / Stolen / Forged Permit$60
Parked In ADA Stall Without Valid Placard$250

Impounding and Towing

In the event that a vehicle has violated the rules defined in Bellevue College Policy 6200 and Procedure 6200P, the Public Safety Department is fully authorized to take immediate action. Under certain circumstances, Bellevue College Public Safety Department is authorized to tow and impound vehicles in violation of Federal, State, or City laws or Policy 6200.

Bellevue College shall not be liable for loss or damage of any kind resulting from impound, transportation, or storage. All related expenses are the sole responsibility of the vehicle’s owner or operator.

Violations warranting immediate impound include but are not limited to one or more of the following:

  • Blocking a roadway so as to impede the flow of traffic
  • Blocking a walkway so as to impede the flow of pedestrian traffic
  • Blocking a fire hydrant or fire lane
  • Blocking another legally parked vehicle
  • Parking in a marked “Tow Away” zone
  • Creating a safety hazard in the opinion of a Public Safety officer

Impound Warning Recipients & Abandoned and/or Unattended Vehicles

The Public Safety Department will place one (1) impound warning upon any vehicles which have accumulated three (3) or more citations. After forty-eight (48) hours have passed since an impound warning was placed on any given vehicle, Public Safety has the authority to contact the towing company under contract to service the campus to immediately tow and impound the vehicle. Only the Director of the Public Safety Department has the authority to forcibly tow and/or impound vehicles on Bellevue College property.

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If you have any questions please contact Nataliya Perelomova, Parking Guide Lead at 425-564-2516 or email

Last Updated October 20, 2022