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Attention: Parking permits or daily visitor permits are required to park in campus parking lots. See below for free parking options.  Parking permits can be purchased at the cashier's office located in Wenatchi Hall. The cashier's office is open Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. - noon.

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Parking facilities at Wenatchee Valley College are provided for the convenience of students and staff. The traffic and parking regulations established are for the safety and convenience of pedestrians and drivers and to ensure orderly operation.

Vehicle Registration and Parking Permits

No person shall park or leave any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, in a designated parking area of Wenatchee Valley College, other than visitor parking, without a valid parking permit.

Discounted Parking Permits for Electric or Hybrid Vehicles

Wenatchee Valley College is offering discounted parking permits for WVC students and employees registering electric or hybrid vehicles. To qualify for the reduced parking permit, drivers need to bring their state-issued vehicle registration showing that they have a hybrid or electric vehicle.

Fuel-efficient (hybrid/electric) permit rates:

  • STUDENT: $20/quarter or NON-REFUNDABLE $65/year
  • EMPLOYEE: $20/quarter, $60/year
  • RESERVED EMPLOYEE: $32/quarter, $96/year
  • EVENING-ONLY: $12/quarter

Standard vehicle permit rates:

  • STUDENT: $25/quarter or NON-REFUNDABLE $70/year
  • EVENING-ONLY: $15/quarter
  • DAILY: $2.00/day
  • SENIOR STUDENT (60 or older): $5/quarter
  • EMPLOYEE:  $25/quarter or $70/year
  • RESERVED EMPLOYEE: $40/quarter or $115/year

Parking permits can be obtained at the cashier’s office in Wenatchi Hall. Parking permits are registered to the purchaser.  All infractions associated with that permit number are the sole responsibility of the purchaser.

Permits must be hung from the vehicle’s rearview mirror or on the driver's side dashboard with permit information visible from exterior of vehicles. Failure to display permit properly will result in vehicle being ticketed. Permits are the individual’s responsibility; if lost; full parking fees will be charged for replacement.

Visitor or One-Day Permits

Visitors must obtain a courtesy permit from whom you are visiting in order to park in the visitor area longer than the posted 30 minutes or in any other designated parking space for any length of time.

Daily permits are available from parking pass machines in the parking lots at Smith Gym, Sexton Hall, Brown Library and the Music and Art Center. The machines accept coins, bills and debit/credit cards.

Campus Parking Lots

  • Mish ee twie on Fifth St. (Visitor Only Parking Lot A)
  • Smith Gym on Fifth St. (Parking Lot B)
  • Sexton Hall on Ninth St. (Parking Lot C)
  • Music and Art Center on Fifth St. (Parking Lot M)
  • Library upper and lower parking lots on Nelson St. (Parking Lot D)
  • Smith Gym upper parking lot near soccer fields (Parking Lot G)
  • Knights Hall parking lot, off Ninth St. 

Wenatchee Valley College assumes no liability for vehicles parked on college property. Wenatchee Valley College reserves the right to refuse issuance of a parking permit.

Free Parking

WVC has teamed up with the Armory and WestSide High School to provide free parking. These areas are on the east side of the Armory  on Ringold Street and the south side of WestSide High School on Ninth Street.  All of these are first come first served and are subject to closure for agency events that require parking space.

Common Infractions

  • No WVC permit.
  • Parking in handicapped space without a valid handicapped placard or license plate.
  • Parking in restricted lots or zones, fire lanes, driveways.
  • Parking so as to occupy more than one space.
  • Parking in areas not designated by lines for parking.
  • Students parking in visitor parking lot or reserved spaces.
  • Parking with a reserved permit in a non-reserved parking space except during summer quarter and quarter breaks.

Parking and Traffic Regulations

  • Vehicles must be parked only in designated spaces, occupying only one space and not obstructing traffic.
  • Areas adjacent to yellow curbing or bumpers are no-parking zones
  • Vehicles with permits may not park in visitor or Robert Graves Gallery areas. After 5 p.m. any vehicle with a valid parking permit is allowed to park in visitor parking. This does not include reserved parking which requires a reserved permit at all times.
  • Disabled vehicles may not be parked on campus for more than 72 hours. They will be towed at owner's risk and expense 24 hours after written tow notice.
  • Cycles, motorcycles and scooters may park in designated parking spaces or in open spaces adjacent to parking spaces so long as they do not interfere with vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
  • No vehicle may be parked in a handicapped space unless the vehicle displays a valid handicapped placard or license plate.
  • The on-campus speed limit is 10 miles per hour.
  • Pedestrians have the right of way at all times.

Parking Violations and Fines

Violators of the above bulleted items are subject to fines. Violators of these regulations are notified of the violation by the issuance of a parking ticket, which indicates the date, approximate time, locality and nature of violations. Tickets may be served by attaching or affixing a copy to the vehicle allegedly violating any of the parking regulations.

A $20 fine will be assessed for each violation. If paid within 24 hours from the time a ticket is issued, excluding weekends and holidays, the fine will be reduced to $10 per violation.  Fines are to be paid at the cashier’s office located in Wenatchi Hall. The fine for parking in a handicapped space without a valid State of Washington placard or license plate will follow the revised code of Washington and be enforced by Wenatchee Police Department. 

Parking fines are considered financial obligation to the college, and grades and other official records will not be released until all such obligations have been met. Such unpaid obligations will also result in prohibiting an individual from enrolling in future classes offered by the college.

Wenatchee Valley College parking permits are the property of Wenatchee Valley College and may be recalled and revoked for continued violation of parking and traffic regulations.

Following the issuance of the third unpaid violation of these parking rules and regulations, a parking "Boot" may be installed on the ticketed car with instructions to pay the fine before removal of the "Boot."

A vehicle may be impounded without notice to the owner, at the owner’s risk and expense, when, in the judgment of the parking administrator, the vehicle obstructs or impedes the flow of traffic or poses an immediate threat to public safety such as parking in fire/emergency lanes or driveways.

Questions related to parking should be referred to the cashier’s office at 509.682.6500.  Any decision may be appealed in writing to the WVC Vice President of Administrative Services, whose decision is final.