Parking Information

The ECC campus has more than 3,600 free parking places, including spaces reserved for persons with disabilities.

Parking Regulations

Please adhere to parking signs as posted. Motorists who violate campus parking regulations and common parking laws will receive a ticket and a fine. 

  • Contractors only area
  • Crosswalks
  • Double parking
  • Driveway/blocking driveways
  • Driving lanes of parking lots
  • Fire lanes
  • Handicap spaces without a placard or a license plate ($350 fine)
  • Intersections
  • Loading docks
  • Maintenance service areas
  • Obstructing roadways
  • On the grass or island in lots
  • Overnight parking without ECC police approval
  • Overtime parking (10-minute zone)
  • Parking in multiple spaces
  • Passenger curb loading zone
  • Restricted lots without permit/tag
  • Safety zone
  • Sidewalks
  • Speeding
  • Yellow curbs

Parking Restrictions

ECC police and Elgin police enforce violations.

Employee Parking

Full- and part-time faculty and staff need a permit to park in employee lots. Student workers are not eligible for employee parking permits. The first permit is free; replacements cost $3 each. Permits and related information are available at the ECC Police Department.

Persons with Disabilities

Handicap parking is available throughout the campus. A parking placard or disability license plate is required. Learn about Illinois Handicap Parking

Motorcycle Parking

Designated parking spaces are set aside for motorcycles in parking lots B, C, D, E, and K, along Chipman Circle and Hoffer Drive, during the appropriate seasons. Spaces are marked with signage.

Parking Tickets

ECC tickets are payable at the Student Accounts, Building B, Room B151, Spartan Drive Campus.

Any violation written by the City of Elgin must be appealed through the City of Elgin court system, not the college.

Appeal ECC Parking Ticket

Complete a Parking Appeals Committee form. Submit the completed form to ECC Parking Appeals Committee and deposit it in a campus mailbox or mail it to:

  • ECC Parking Appeals Committee
    1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL 60123