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Parking Regulations

Parking Regulations

Parking Permit Requirements

Staff and faculty driving motor vehicles (except motorcycles) on to campus and utilizing the parking facilities during regular class hours (Monday-Friday, 7 am–10 pm), including final examinations, are required to obtain and display a parking permit on their vehicle. Please display from your rear view mirror, if applicable, or prominently on your dashboard.

Lost or Stolen Parking Permits

If a Staff permit is lost or stolen, replacements are available at DPS office.

Disabled Parking

Blue Handicapped parking spaces have been provided in Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11 and 12 (see Campus Map). A vehicle must have and display a valid California State Disabled Person Placard (issued by DMV) to park. Disability Parking spaces are regulated under California Vehicle Code Section 22511.5 Disabled Parking Authorized Parking Zones.

Visitor Parking

Visitors to campus may park in any student parking lot in a marked space.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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. (No parking permit is needed as long as the above conditions are met)

Any vehicle parked in an EV space and is not an electric vehicle, not charging, or is left past the 4-hour maximum limit will be subject to a citation.

Traffic and Parking Regulations

The speed limit on the campus is 15 mph.

Parking is permitted only on blacktop surfaces in specifically marked parking spaces. Parking on unpaved areas, in roadways, in crosshatched areas, in marked end zones, in areas posted as no parking zones or in any unauthorized area is prohibited. Vehicles backed into diagonal parking spaces can create a hazard when exiting and will be subject to citation.

No student parking is permitted in the designated "Scholarship Contributor of the Month " parking spaces. These spots are reserved for authorized staff only and unauthorized vehicles may be ticketed.

Driving or parking within the inner campus is prohibited.

The campus is open daily from 7 am to 10 pm.

Stopped or standing vehicles on sidewalks, roadways or restricted areas will be subject to citation.

Skateboards and Bicycles

The riding of skateboards on campus is prohibited by SMCCCD regulations. Bicycles may be operated on campus. The California Vehicle Code prohibits the operation of bicycles on sidewalks.

Public Transit

SamTrans operates one bus route to the college: Route 250 – Hillsdale Shopping Center, Downtown San Mateo, and San Mateo Caltrain Station.

All buses have wheelchair lifts and accommodate two to four bikes. Route 250 provides weekday service until 10:25 pm. There is limited service on weekends. Routing information is available at 1-800-660-4287 and Printed schedules are also available at the Center for Student Life and Leadership Development in Building 17, Room 112.