MCTC's Public Safety Department is responsible for enforcing parking rules and regulations. All employees, students and visitors are required to comply with college parking policies.
- MCTC employees, State of Minnesota employees, Hennepin County employees, and City of Minneapolis employees enforce parking regulations (police officers, traffic patrol officers or other emergency crew personnel as appropriate).
- Enforced violations are, but not limited to: Parked over a yellow line, blocking wheelchair ramp, parked in handicapped space, not parked in a parking space, parked in a traffic lane, no permit displayed, taking two spaces, leaking vehicle fluids (or other safety concern), abandoned or overnight parking violation.
Employees, students and visitors parking their vehicles on MCTC property are expected to obey parking control signs and conform to all applicable regulations.
Vehicles parked contrary to regulations may be issued citations with penalties ranging from warnings to monetary fines. Vehicles blocking exits, fire lanes or handicapped parking areas may be towed without warning at the owner's expense. Parking in a payroll deduction (employee only) surface lot without prepaying through payroll deduction is considered "theft of state parking services". Employees on payroll deduction may only park one vehicle on campus at any given time using their payroll deduction options.
Vehicles on record, by reference to current MCTC parking permit license plate, with more than one unpaid parking fine may be towed without warning at the owner's expense.
Schedule of violations and fines
|Handicapped parking or blocking handicapped access
|Parking in fire lane
|Parking unregistered vehicle (no college permit)
|Improper permit display/permit not visible or permanently affixed
|Permit not authorized for space
|Parking on lawns, landscaped areas, sidewalks/other prohibited area
|Parking in an access lane
|Failure to park in a designated space/on or over yellow line
|Bike locked to prohibited fixture
Appeal of citation
Only unpaid citations may be appealed. The appeal form is available at the Public Safety Office, R3100, or on the parking web site. Appeals must be filed within five (5) working days of the date the citation was issued. The Director of Public Safety and/or the Vice President of Finance and Operations makes the decision on all appeals. All decisions are final.
Payment of fines must occur within five (5) business days, unless in the appeals process, of the issue date posted on the citation. All fines are to be paid in person or by mail to the MCTC Business Office, 1501 Hennepin Avenue S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403. A copy of the citation must accompany payment.
To pay a citation: Citation payments
are to be directed to the Business Office. Your copy of the citation
must accompany payment. Make checks payable to MCTC. Cash is acceptable.
An additional penalty of $5.00 will be assessed for late payments.
Failure to pay this fine could result in:
- Your vehicle being immobilized or towed at owner's expense
- Loss of parking privileges on campus property
- College administrative sanctions
Failure to pay parking fines is a violation of college policy. Vehicles on record with more than one unpaid parking fines and no remaining appeals options may be towed without warning at the owner's expense. Additionally, students may have a hold placed on academic records until payments are received.
Who can I call for an escort to or from my
If for any reason you want an escort to or from your vehicle, please
do not hesitate to stop by the Public Safety desk on the north side
of the Hennepin Avenue skywalk and request an escort there. Or, you
can stop by the ramp office and an escort will be summoned for you.
If you want an escort from your vehicle, please push the assistance
button at the ramp entrance and request an escort to meet you at your
What do I do if I see suspicious or illegal activities
in the ramp?
If you see any suspicious activity or vehicle accident of any
kind in the ramp, please notify the Public Safety department or
ramp office immediately. The ramp office is located in the parking
ramp on the ground level; the public safety desk T.200 is located
on the ramp side (north side) of the skywalk in the elevator lobby
(3rd floor). Or you can call 612-659-6900 (Public Safety/Emergency)
or 612-659-6835 (Ramp Office).