Police Services

Parking Information

All persons parking on any of the campuses in the Contra Costa Community College District must have a valid permit displayed on their vehicle. To avoid a citation, please take care to park only in authorized spaces on the college campus with a valid permit properly displayed. This is a summary of District Parking Policies. Detailed information, including faculty/staff and student lot locations, are available from the District Police Office on each campus.

How do I purchase a permit?

Students registering for classes using WebAdvisor will have the opportunity to pay for the semester parking permit. Information has already been placed on the WebAdvisor landing page indicating this new feature. A link has been included in WebAdvisor after the student completes the process of registering for classes.

How much does a permit cost?

Student parking permits are required for Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Fall and Spring permits are $48.00 for cars and trucks, and $30.00 for motorcycles and mopeds. Summer permits are $25.00 for cars and trucks, and $15.00 for motorcycles and mopeds. Daily permits, good only in student lots, may be purchased from dispensers in various lots for $3.00

Students who qualify for the Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver will pay $25.00 for cars and trucks.

Permits can be purchased online through InSite. Permits are no longer available for purchase at the campus.

Fines for parking citations are $40.00.

Where do I park?

Students may park only in the lots designated as student lots. A map of the campus and the location of these lots may be obtained from the District Police Office.

Do I need to display my permit?

All permits must be displayed in plain view with all numbers and markings clearly visible It is the responsibility of the driver to have the permit displayed.

What is the fine for a citation?

Failure to properly display your permit will result in a citation. Purchase and/or possession of a permit does not authorize parking on college facilities unless the permit is correctly displayed on the vehicle. The fine for illegal parking without a permit is $40.00.

Do you have a grace period?

A grace period for student parking permits is allowed for the first week of each semester. No citations are issued for vehicles properly parked in marked student spaces during this period. Vehicles illegally parked in staff, disabled, no parking, or other restricted areas are subject to citation at all times.

General reasons that violations will not be dismissed

Below are some commonly listed reasons given for violating parking regulations. While these reasons may seem valid to the violator, they do not address the laws of the State and the College. These reasons generally will NOT result in the violations being dismissed, or the violator being successful in a hearing.

  1. Short Errands: No errand, no matter how short or how important to the driver short of a bona fide medical emergency, is an acceptable excuse for illegal parking. A short errand is a very common excuse. It is not a valid reason for illegal parking.

  2. Late For Business Or Personal Appointment: Being late does not permit the driver the privilege of parking illegally.

  3. No Place Else To Park - The Lot Was Full: Other than being an invalid excuse, this, in fact, confirms the driver's liability. It is every driver's responsibility to locate legal parking.

  4. I Didn't See The Sign - I Didn't Understand The Sign: Drivers are required to look for signs when parking. This may mean checking an entire lot from corner to corner. Drivers are also required to abide by the directions on the sign. A person indicating that they did not see a sign preventing parking is not an acceptable excuse.

  5. Only Part Of My Car Was Illegally Parked: A violation is not based on a certain percentage of the vehicle being illegally parked. If part of the vehicle extends into a restricted area, the violation is the same as if the entire vehicle encroached.

  6. I Left Someone In The Car; I Left My Parking Lights On Or Blinking; I Left A Note In The Car As To My Whereabouts With The Motor Running: Many drivers seem to think that evidence of a short stay mitigates the offense. It does not. The purpose of parking regulations is to restrict from certain places or permitted at times, motor vehicles which are not in motion. The presence of a passenger, a sign or blinking lights does not satisfy this purpose and, therefore, does not constitute a valid reason to dismiss a violation.

  7. It Was Only A Few Minutes: This explanation is one of the most common claims. Even if true, parking in a prohibited area is illegal.

  8. Nobody Else Got A Ticket: Sometimes this excuse is raised as discriminatory enforcement. The officer may have had to leave the area before checking all the vehicles, however, a citation stands on its own.

  9. Someone Else Had My Car: Under the new law, the registered owner (R.O.) has joint responsibility with whoever was driving their car. Unless it can be shown by the R.O. that the car was driven without permission, the R.O., renter or lessee is responsible for a parking citation.

  10. An Official Saw Me Park And Didn't Say Anything - Or Said It Was OK For A Few Minutes: Generally speaking, employees have no authority to give permission to break the law. Whenever possible, an officer will caution about illegal parking, but silence by an official does not waive parking restrictions.

  11. This Violation Has Not Been Enforced In The Past: This normally is not the case, however, inadequate staffing or other priorities may give rise to violations not being enforced continually; but, nowhere does apparent failure to enforce parking laws constitute a valid excuse for illegal parking.

  12. I've Done It For Years - Everybody Does It: This is never a valid excuse for illegally parking. Nobody should be rewarded for getting away with prior violations.

  13. The Permit Machine Wasn't Working: It is often discovered that the permit machines are working fine. The inability to get a permit from the machine is most often due to operator error. Read the instructions on the machine. In any event, if a machine is not working, there are several others on campus and it is YOUR responsibility to purchase a permit from another machine. Report any machine malfunction immediately to the parking officer and/or police dispatcher The college HIGHLY recommends purchasing a SEMESTER PERMIT using WebAdvisor when registering for classes.