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parking on campus


Update for Fall Quarter 2020

Please note: Because the campuses are closed to the general public, parking permits will not be required this quarter. 

Tacoma campus 

Students are required to display a current parking permit for day and evening classes. The parking permit must be displayed inside the front windshield on the driver’s lower left side.

Register for parking permit online, then stop by the Parking/Student ID Office in Bldg. 14 to pick up a permit. Permits costs $15 per quarter; $60 for the year.How to pay:

  • For ABE, AESL or ESL, GED, EMT (first quarter), Workfirst and Workforce (without financial aid), Spruce, neighboring college students, and + 21 students can pay in cash, check or money order via the Cashier's Office in Bldg. 14. If you need to pay via credit or debit card, TCC will charge your account, and you can later pay online in your Student Center account.
  • For all other TCC students, the cost of your permit will be added to your total tuition payment.

Gig Harbor campus

There is open parking at the TCC Gig Harbor Campus. A permit is not needed.

Visitor parking

Gig Harbor campus has open parking. Parking permit is not needed

Tacoma campus requires a parking permit. Register for parking permit online.

Please park in designated spots. Most campus parking stalls are unmarked - all students must park in unmarked stalls. Other parking stalls are marked as staff, visitor, or disabled. If unmarked stalls cannot be found, please go to Public Safety in Bldg. 14 for a temporary pass. Disabled parking slots are designated with disabled parking signs and also marked on the pavement.

Parking permit counter hours and location


Register for parking permit online

Registration of your vehicle is required prior to picking up a permit.

Where to get a permit

Permits are issued at the Parking/Student ID Office in Bldg. 14. Call with questions: 253-460-4422

Fall, winter and spring business hours

Monday-Thursday: 8am-7pm
Friday: 8am-5pm

Parking and traffic fines 

Students are required to display a parking permit on the Tacoma campus. TCC does issue fines if permits are not displayed. Parking and traffic fines are:

Obstructing Traffic


Disabled Parking (TCC fine)


Disabled Parking (City of Tacoma patrol fine)


Reckless Driving




Stop Sign Violation


Illegal Parking


No Valid Parking Permit Visible


Parking in Fire Lane


Other Violations



Online Payment

Students can pay parking fines through ctcLink. If you are not a student, you can pay parking fines online.