General Parking Rules and Regulation Information

District Parking Facilities may be used only by persons actually attending or participating in District programs or campus events. The speed limit is 5 mph in parking lots, and 15 mph on campus roads. Parking is only allowed in posted designated areas. Permits are required Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Automobiles must park in marked stalls where posted. Motorists may not park overnight on any campus or district facility unless an overnight permit (issued by College Police) is displayed. Please refer to complete SDCCD Parking Regulations available at the college police office on your campus for more detailed information.

All Motorists are responsible for proper display of a valid parking permit. Automobile permits must be adhered to the lower left corner (driver's side) of the front windshield; OR hung from the rearview mirror to be properly displayed. Motorcycle permits should be visibly glued to either of the front forks. Temporary and daily machine permits should be displayed face up on driver's side dashboard area. Permits are required in all lots Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Daily Permits may be purchased from permit machines located at Mesa, Miramar and City College. The cost of a daily permit is $1.00/hour, up to $5.00/day maximum. Daily permits should be displayed face up on the driver's side dashboard area. Look for posted signs or contact SDCCD Parking Services at 619-388-6416 for machine locations. Daily permits may be utilized by students and visitors alike and are valid in student lots only.

Visitor/Meter Parking spaces are available on most campuses and are reserved for VISITORS ONLY. No student or staff parking in these spaces. Students or staff found parked in these spaces may be cited. Parking meters are enforced 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday – Friday. Parking permits are not valid at meters.

Guests, special event spectators, visitors and vendors must display a valid parking permit. Temporary guest permits may be available from your host or you can purchase a daily student permit from machines at Mesa, Miramar and City Colleges. Temporary permits are valid in designated lots on designated days/dates. Daily machine permits are valid in student lots only. Look for posted signs or call Parking Services at 619-388-6416 for machine locations.

Student Permits may be purchased at the accounting office on each campus, or through on-line registration (Reg-e). Permits purchased after classes begin must be picked up at college police office on campus. New permits must be purchased each fall, spring and summer semester. See class schedule or Reg-e for a list of current fees.

Refunds are only given when the parking permit is returned within the first two weeks of the sixteen-week semester. Short-term classes must return the permit no later than Monday of the second week of classes in order to be eligible for a refund.

Student Parking is posted and requires proper display of a valid student permit 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Everyday that classes are in session. NO GRACE PERIOD.

Staff Parking may be designated by posted signs and/or ground markings and faculty/staff permits are required within the designated areas. Faculty or staff permits are obtained through campus police and are for employee use only. Students, family or friends in possession of employee permits will be cited and the permit confiscated. SDCCD students working hourly must utilize student parking while working. Students may only utilize staff parking on weekends and holidays. Faculty/staff parking permits are required Monday through Friday 7a.m. to 10p.m.

FLEX Parking is available in designated faculty/staff parking lots by posted signs and ground markings. Faculty/Staff permits are required 7a.m. to 10 p.m. Students with a valid parking permit may utilize Flex Parking after the hour posted on the signs – REFER TO THE POSTED SIGNS FOR THE EXACT TIME STUDENT PERMITS ARE HONORED in a particular parking lot/space.

Carpool Parking at Mesa College is designated by orange curbs, orange striping and orange-on-white signs and requires valid carpool sticker. Carpool applications, regulations, and validation are available at the College Police office (Q-100). Three or more applicants are required to qualify for carpool validation; at least 2 carpool members must be present when utilizing carpool parking spaces. Single riders/drivers observed entering or leaving a vehicle parked in a designated carpool space may be cited.

Motorcycle permits are not valid on automobiles. Motorcycles may only use designated motorcycle parking spaces.

Disabled Person Parking is available on all campuses and district facilities, wherever the wheelchair symbol appears on a parking lot sign. Students, staff and visitors with disabilities displaying a valid state-issued placard or license plate may utilize any designated disabled parking as well as parking reserved for use by faculty, staff, students or administrators. Valid placards will be honored in metered spaces without depositing coins and time restricted spaces until 11 p.m. Temporary disabled permits are available to students through the DSPS offices on campus (A doctor's letter requesting accommodation is required). Disabled person parking privileges are often abused. Help eliminate placard abuse and protect your parking privileges by never allowing your placard to be used by anyone else (including family members and friends). Vehicles parked in disabled spaces without a disabled placard and/or plates may be cited. All disabled placard holders are required to present placard identification, upon request, to law enforcement officers or persons authorized to enforce parking laws, ordinances, or regulations (CVC section 22507.56). Disabled person placards found being used by someone other than placard owner will be cited and the placard confiscated. Disabled parking violations are currently $443.

Loading Zones Yellow zones are reserved for commercial loading/unloading 7a.m. to 6p.m. unless otherwise posted. White zones 7a.m. to 10p.m.

Lost/Stolen parking permits should be reported to college police. A new permit must be purchased when the original has been lost or stolen. If a lost or stolen permit is located and a police report is on file, the cost of the replacement permit will be refunded.

Parking Citations issued on (and off) campus by College Service Officers and College Police Officers are legal and binding. An unpaid parking citation may result in an additional fine amount on your vehicle registration fees or other collection action. Immobilization or impounding of a vehicle is likely results of accumulating five (5) or more unpaid parking citations. Persons may contest a citation(s) online at or by submitting a completed "SDCCD Request to Waive (Appeal) Parking Citation" form. Forms are available on each campus in the college police offices. Per the California Vehicle Code, requests must be submitted before the citation is twenty-one (21) calendar days old. For more information call (619) 388-6415.

CAUTION Vehicles without a valid, properly displayed permit may be cited or towed per California Vehicle Code, Section 21113(a). Parking citations are NOT automatically dismissed. Vehicles with five or more unpaid citations are subject to immobilization or impounding per California Vehicle code, section 22651 and 22653. Vehicles with registration expired over six (6) months are subject to impound.

Emergency call box phones are located in most student lots. Familiarize yourself with their location before you have an emergency. All District telephones have a one-button direct dial to the College Police Dispatch Center - Program your cell phone to dial 619-388-6405 for a College Police officer response.

Motorist Assistance – free battery-jumps and vehicle lockout service is available to owners of a valid SDCCD parking permit parked on campus or within a three block radius of campus. Call College Police Dispatch at (619) 388-6405 or pick up an emergency call box phone to request service. After dark Police Escort Service is also available through police dispatch.

Avoid the traffic and parking congestion. Ride your bike!


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