Parking Permits

Parking Permit Requirements

In an effort to assist in removing possible financial barriers and create a greater atmosphere of inclusion with everyone in our campus community, the San Mateo Community College District Board of Trustees has approved the removal of student and visitor parking fees for 2023-2024 Academic year.

Day and evening students must park in student lots only, although student parking fees/permits are waived for the 2023-2024 academic year. We can assist with answering any parking related questions at (650)738-7000.

Enforcement and Types of Parking

Traffic and Parking Regulations (including unauthorized parking in disabled parking spaces) are enforced at all times under the jurisdiction of the San Mateo County Superior Court. Pedestrians have the right of way at all times. For more details on Traffic Regulations, you may refer to Item 8.48 (Traffic Regulations) of the San Mateo County Community College District Rules and Regulations.

Parking is permitted only on blacktop surfaces in specifically marked parking spaces. Parking on unpaved areas, in roadways, in areas posted as no parking zones, or in any unauthorized area is prohibited. Driving or parking within the inner campus is prohibited.

Campus speed limit is 25 mph. Where signs indicate a lesser speed, that speed will be the maximum.

Parking, traffic regulations, and the California Vehicle Code (CVC) are enforced under the authority of Section 21113A CVC. In accordance with California Vehicle Code Section 40202, citations may not be informally rescinded by College authorities. Consistent or flagrant violations may cause the vehicle to be towed away at the owner's expense.

Parking Violations for Staff Parking Lots, Red Zones, Green Zones, Yellow Zones, Disabled Parking, Location not designated Parking, parking in two stalls and any valid vehicle code parking violations may be enforced on our district campuses.  There is no overnight parking on any district parking lot without special approval from the Public Safety Department.

Citations for parking violations are sent to the Office of Parking Violations weekly. All citations are reviewed by the Office of Parking Violations and must be processed through the Office of Parking Violations procedures. Directions for requesting a hearing are explained on the citation.

At this time, all parking areas designated "Staff Parking" will require a dash board/hanging district staff permit placed fully visible on the dash board or front facing area of the vehicle.

Employees are permitted to park in any staff/student parking lot in a valid marked/lined parking space.

Parking in the EV charging stations is limited solely to electric vehicles that are actively charging with a maximum time limit of 4 hours per vehicle and do not require a parking permit. After the four hour maximum limit there will be a $5 fee per hour with a maximum fee of $20 per session. Any vehicle parked in an EV space that is not an electric vehicle or not charging will be subject to a citation.

Disabled Parking Spaces painted blue and marked with the disabled logo are reserved for those persons with a California disabled placard or license plate. Students with temporary disabilities who do not have a placard may receive special parking consideration by contacting the College Disability Resource Center (DRC) office. Special permits must be displayed as noted on the permit.

Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis in the San Mateo County Community College District except for specific spaces reserved for visitors, staff and the disabled. The District provides parking on its facilities but accepts no liability for vandalism, theft, or accident.