parking on campus


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.

If you are a TCC student, 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

In Tacoma, please park in designated visitor spots. In Gig Harbor, there is open parking. 

Parking permit counter hours and location


Where to get a permit

Permits are issued at the Parking/Student ID Office in Bldg. 14. Call with questions: 1-253-460-4422

Fall, winter and spring business hours

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

Summer business hours

Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-7pm
Closed Friday

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


Handicap Parking


Reckless Driving




Stop Sign Violation


Illegal Parking


No Valid Parking Permit Visible


Parking in Fire Lane


Other Violations



Non-student Online Payment

Students can pay parking fines through ctcLink. Non-students can use this link to pay parking fines online.