Parking Services and FAQ's

What you need to know about parking at Saddleback College

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In order to purchase a parking permit, you will need to log into Mysite. On the left side of the page you will see Parking. When you click on this you will be directed to the link of the outside vendor that the college is using to purchase passes.

Your first few weeks on campus will be exciting, but they also can be confusing. Listed below are some of the most frequently asked questions by new students regarding the parking rules on campus. If your specific questions aren't addressed, call (949) 582-4585 or stop by Campus Police and Parking Services on the lower campus in parking lot 2. We're here to help you understand the rules that you will have to follow if you choose to bring a motorized vehicle to campus.

 

 

WHAT ARE THE HOURS THAT PERMITS ARE REQUIRED?

Permits are required Monday through Sunday at all times. Semester parking permits can be purchased online by loging into your MySite account and clicking on "Parking" or at the Campus Police Station for $30.00. Day parking permits can be purchased for $2.00 at any one of the four yellow permit dispenser machines located at the Medical Center Drive campus entrance next to the flag pole; at the north end of parking lot 10, at LOT 5A (Near Tennis Courts); and at parking lot 1. Timed metered parking is available at the north end of lot #9 at a rate of $0.50 per hour.

IS MY SEMESTER OR DAY PARKING PERMIT VALID IN PARKING METER SPACES?

NO. No campus parking permit (except handicap placards) is valid in metered spaces. Meters are enforced at all times. Students are welcome to use the metered spaces, but meter rates must be paid.

I'VE HEARD ABOUT A "GRACE PERIOD" DURING THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF EACH SEMESTER WHEN I DON'T HAVE TO HAVE A PERMIT ON MY CAR. IS THIS TRUE?

NO. There is not a grace period. Parking permits are required on campus at all times.

CAN I GET A REFUND FOR MY PARKING PERMIT?

A: If you drop all your on campus classes within the first two weeks of semester classes and the first week of summer or 8 week classes and return the permit to the Police department within that same time. A refund can be requested.

WHAT IF I USE A DIFFERENT CAR OR FORGET TO BRING MY PARKING PERMIT?

It is common for students and staff to temporarily change vehicles and forget their parking permit as a result. If this happens to you simply stop by the Campus Police Station in parking lot 2 and we will issue a temporary parking permit at no cost to you.

WHAT IF I LOSE MY PARKING PERMIT, OR WHAT IF IT IS STOLEN....WILL I GET A FREE REPLACEMENT PERMIT?

NO. Parking permits are personal property, just like books, calculators, and jewelry. To replace a lost permit you will have to purchase another one. As for stolen permits, if you are the victim of a theft you should report the circumstances to Campus Police. Depending on the circumstances of the crime a stolen permit may be replaced to you free of charge.

I RIDE A MOTORCYCLE. DO I HAVE TO BUY A PARKING PERMIT?

YES, if you plan to park it on campus. Motorcycles are restricted to parking within designated spaces set aside for motorcycles.

 

Parking Citation Process: PAY FOR YOUR PARKING TICKET ONLINE

O.K.! SO I GOT A PARKING CITATION....NOW WHAT DO I DO?

Please understand that absolutely no one enjoys getting a parking citation. But getting angry about it and being rude to people will not make it go away. If you get a parking citation you have three options. You MUST do one of these three within 21 days of receiving the citation. Judge Hammer

  1. Pay the citation by mail using the envelope provided with the citation.
  2. Pay the citation at the Campus Police station in person.
  3. Contest the citation if you believe it was issued in error. You can do this by filing an appeal on-line at saddleback.edu or at the Campus Police station. The appeal process is in accordance with California law, so you will be required to submit a "Parking Citation Review Request." This can be done by going to www.saddleback.edu/police/ and clicking on "contest your citation".

WHAT HAPPENS TO A CITATION THAT ISN'T PAID?

If a citation is not paid or appealed within 21 days from the date it was issued a " Notice of Intent" to place a hold on the vehicle registration is mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle. Failure to respond to this "Notice of Intent" results in a hold being placed on the vehicle registration through the Department of Motor Vehicles. Saddleback College increases the citation amount by $23.00, and the DMV adds their own fee to the penalty. If you have five or more unpaid citations at any time your vehicle(s) are subject to immobilization and/or impoundment until you pay the citations and all penalty and impound fees in full.

I HAVE OTHER PARKING QUESTIONS I NEED ANSWERED. WHEN IS THE CAMPUS POLICE AND PARKING OFFICE OPEN?

For non-emergency inquiries or assistance, our office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. IF YOU NEED EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE, you can contact Campus Police anytime (24 hour per day) during the day or week at the following campus telephone numbers:

Campus Police: (949) 582-4585

EMERGENCIES: (949) 582-4444

Information; Parking Services; Lost & Found; Campus Police: (949) 582-4585

Questions or comments about this page may be sent to:
Andrew Craven, Parking Coordinator