The California Vehicle Code, the Ordinances of Ventura County, and the Traffic and Parking Regulations of the Ventura County Community College District are in effect 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and are enforced by the VCCCD Police Department pursuant to Section 21113(a) of the California Vehicle Code.

The VCCCD Police Department reserves the right to restrict the use of any parking stall, area, or parking lot at any time. It is the responsibility of every driver to know and obey the VCCCD and California Vehicle Code parking regulations. Any vehicle not properly parked, or parked out of compliance with regulations, is subject to citation and/or impoundment.

The Governing Board of Trustees of the Ventura County Community College District has authorized parking regulations to provide for the safe and orderly flow and parking of motor vehicle traffic on its campuses, pursuant to the California Vehicle Code. It is applicable to all vehicles operated or parked within the legally established and posted boundaries of the public grounds upon which the colleges are situated. On special occasions, events, or emergencies, college authorities reserve the right to temporarily suspend these regulations, in whole or in part, as may be necessary to accommodate the situation. Suggestions for change of these regulations or any questions concerning their provisions should be directed to the Office of the Chief of Police.

PARKING PERMITS

The Ventura County Community College District will be requiring new virtual parking permits beginning Spring 2023. No paper permits or window stickers will be issued. All students, faculty, staff, and visitors must register their vehicle license plate when purchasing parking permits. The VCCCD Police Department will utilize automated license plate readers to verify parking permits are issued to vehicles parked on the campuses. Up to two (2) vehicles per person per permit are allowed, and will be valid at each of the three VCCCD campuses: Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College.

A valid virtual semester or daily parking permit is required for all vehicles, including motorcycles, parking on campus (except government vehicles). Grace periods may be implemented at the beginning of each semester. It is the responsibility of every driver to know and obey the VCCCD and California Vehicle Code parking regulations. The parking regulations can be found in our Parking Regulations section.

Student, staff, and daily parking permits issued by the VCCCD are valid at Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College. Parking permits cannot be sold, exchanged, given away, duplicated, or purchased from any person or agency other than the VCCCD.

STUDENTS

All students may purchase semester-long virtual parking permits for varying prices depending on permit type. Student parking permits are valid for only one semester. Vehicles with student permits assigned to them are allowed to park in any stall not designated for staff or visitors, nor any area with timed visitor parking (e.g. green zones).

Alternatively, students may also purchase virtual single-day permits for the days they are present on campus in lieu of a semester-long virtual permit. This may be a beneficial alternative for students who only need to be present on campus for one or two days per week. Virtual daily permits are valid at all VCCCD colleges and in any stall not designated for staff or visitors, nor any area with timed visitor parking (e.g. green zones). Daily permits may not be refunded.

VISITORS

There are timed parking stalls located throughout each VCCCD college that are designated for visitors, free of charge. These stalls may be marked by signage, road paint, and/or green curbs, and they typically are free for time increments between 20 and 30 minutes.

Alternatively, visitors may purchase virtual single-day parking permits that are valid only for the day they are purchased. Vehicles with daily permits are valid at all VCCCD colleges and in any stall not designated for staff or visitors, nor any area with timed visitor parking (e.g. green zones). Daily permits may not be refunded.

FACULTY AND CLASSIFIED STAFF

Regular full- and part-time faculty and full-time classified employees may order staff parking permits free of charge. Staff parking permits are valid for two years and must be reissued after expiration. Vehicles with staff permits assigned to them are allowed to park in staff parking stalls and lots at VCCCD colleges.

PART-TIME/PROVISIONAL STAFF

Temporary staff members (e.g. provisionals or professional experts), contractors, and vendors may obtain temporary virtual parking permits at no charge from the VCCCD Police Department. The staff member's supervisor must contact the campus police station to request the permit, providing the staff member's name, contact information, staff I.D. number, and vehicle information. These permits are valid for a specific amount of time as indicated on the permit. Vehicles with temporary staff permits are allowed to park in staff parking stalls and lots at VCCCD colleges.

GOVERNMENT VEHICLES

Official vehicles displaying federal, state, or county license plates are presumed to be on official business and do not require parking permits.

PURCHASING PERMITS

STUDENT SEMESTER PERMITS

Virtual student semester permits are available for purchase via the MyVCCCD Portal Marketplace. The below chart describes the prices for each type of student permit available for purchase. You must provide your vehicle license plate to purchase your permit.

For instructions on how to purchase virtual student semester parking permits, follow our step-by-step guide:

  Step-by-Step Guide for Students

 

STUDENT PERMIT PRICING

TYPE PRICE
Student Semester $58
Motorcycle Semester $40
Student Semester w/ eligible type of CCPG Waiver $30
Motorcycle Semester w/ eligible type of CCPG Waiver $30

Refunds are available to students who drop all courses for the term. The deadline to drop for a refund on full semester courses is 14 days after the term begins. For late start courses, the deadline is one week after the start of the course. To request a refund, please email clientrelations@phxgis.com. Please include your original email receipt of purchase and your reason for requesting the refund. All refunds will need to be approved by the District and approved refunds will be processed within 30 days.

 

STAFF & FACULTY PERMITS

Faculty and full-time classified staff are eligible for virtual staff permits that are valid for two years. Applicable employees may order permits free of charge via the MyVCCCD Portal. You must provide your vehicle license plate to order a permit.

For instructions on how to purchase virtual staff parking permits, follow our step-by-step guide:

  Step-by-Step Guide for Staff

Part-time, temporary, and provisional employees are eligible for temporary staff permits that may be issued for various amounts of time. To request a temporary staff permit, ask your supervisor to contact the police station on your campus and provide us with your name, contact information, staff I.D. number, and vehicle information.

DAILY PERMITS

Single-day permits may be purchased online through the PayMyCite.com website using a credit/debit card, or purchased with cash using the kiosks located throughout the campuses. Daily permits cost $2.00 and are valid only for the day they are purchased. You must provide your vehicle license plate or partial VIN number to purchase a permit. Daily permits are valid at all VCCCD colleges and in any stall not designated for staff or visitors, nor any area with timed visitor parking (e.g. green zones). Daily permits may not be refunded.

Each VCCCD campus is equipped with "PERMIT REQUIRED" signage with a QR code, which may be scanned using your smartphone to access the PayMyCite.com website and easily purchase a virtual daily parking permit.

PARKING CITATION APPEALS

The VCCCD Police Department utilizes a third-party contractor for parking administration and revenue collection services. All parking citation appeals must be submitted through the Parking Citation Service Center.

To contest a parking citation, you will need to go online to the PayMyCite website and appeal the citation online. Detailed instructions on how to appeal are available on the Parking Citation Service Center website. Instructions on paying citations or questions regarding citations may be made via telephone to the Parking Citation Service Center at 800-535-2421. You must contest a parking citation within 21 days from the date of issuance or 14 days from a mailed notice.

If you received a parking citation on your vehicle and it was issued incorrectly (i.e. incorrect license plate or vehicle), you may make an inquiry to the VCCCD police station on the campus where the citation was issued.

ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW HEARINGS

If your citation was not dismissed after the initial review, or your were dissatisfied with the results of the first-level appeal, you may contest your citation to the next level. To do so, you must request an Administrative Review Hearing. To learn more about the Administrative Review Hearing procedure and access the required documents, please visit the Parking Citation Service Center's webpage.

You will be required to deposit the full amount of the violation prior to the approval of an Administrative Review Hearing. If your case is upheld, the deposit will be applied to the fine. The hearing officer is not a member of or associated with the VCCCD Police Department. He or she is a qualified independent contractor who is trained and licensed to provide this service.

Hearing by Written Declaration

You have the option of having your hearing via written declaration, for which you will not be required to appear in person. The hearing officer will decide your case based on the documentation you submit compared to the documentation provided by the VCCCD Police Department. You may also submit additional written information that supports your claim. You will be notified in writing of the hearing officer's decision.

PARKING REGULATIONS

PARKING AND CAMPUS TRAFFIC

Parking areas are located throughout the campuses and are restricted to permit parking by students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Visitor parking areas are also located throughout the campuses and are posted with signs indicating the time limit. Some visitor parking areas are marked with green curbs. The largest visitor parking areas are usually near the Administration buildings of the three campuses.

Staff parking areas are posted and restricted to staff member vehicles with a valid virtual staff parking permit issued.

Motorcycle parking zones are marked and located in various lots at each campus. These spaces are to be used only for motorcycles and motor-driven cycles with a valid virtual parking permit.

Loading zones for passengers (white curb) and cargo vehicles (yellow curb) are located at designated areas of the campuses. Vehicles in the process of loading/unloading at these locations do not need a parking permit.

Off-campus parking is available at Ventura and Oxnard Colleges on the streets surrounding the campuses. Please read the signs posted for restrictions. Many of the residential neighborhoods have time restrictions. If you choose to park in these areas, please be considerate of our neighbors. Do not block driveways or park in any other manner prohibited by law, which will result in a citation. Moorpark College does not have parking available on its perimeter roadways. Most of the surrounding neighborhoods require a special permit. The city police departments frequently cite off-campus parking violations.

TRAFFIC AND PARKING ENFORCEMENT

Any person driving a vehicle onto one of the three campuses is required to comply with all parking regulations and traffic laws of the State of California and the Ventura County Community College District. College police officers and police cadets employed by the VCCCD Police Department are responsible for enforcing the provisions of these laws. Violations will result in citations being issued with collection or follow-up action taken through the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Processing of unpaid citations consists of a Notice of Delinquent Parking Citation letter originated by the processing agency informing the violator that failure to respond to the original citation will increase the fine. If the Notice of Delinquent Parking letter receives no response by the violator within the timeframe indicated in the letter, the DMV will be notified. Once such notice is filed with the DMV, the registered vehicle cannot be re-registered in the State of California until the parking violation and administrative fees are paid in accordance with Section 40200 of the California Vehicle Code.

The speed limits on the college campuses are 15 miles per hour on all roadways and 10 miles per hour within the parking lots and aisles. No person shall drive a vehicle on campus at a speed that is greater than is reasonable or prudent considering the weather, visibility, traffic, and the surface and width of the roadway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property. No person shall operate a motor vehicle or combinations of vehicles in such a manner as to disturb educational activities in progress on the campus.

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR PARKING ON CAMPUS

All vehicles shall be operated and parked in conformance with posted or marked one-way traffic patterns. Vehicles shall not be parked against the flow of traffic or backed into diagonal parking stalls. No vehicle shall be parked in a marked or posted no-parking zone, in a fire lane, or within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.

Parking outside of a marked stall is not allowed, nor is extending outside a stall into a roadway constituting a traffic hazard. Vehicles may not park in any location not specifically designated and/or posted for parking. Vehicles involved in passenger loading/unloading are not to be left unattended in any passenger loading area. Overnight parking of motor vehicles is not permitted on the campus without the consent of the VCCCD Police Department. Only vehicles with a bona fide reason recognized by the College are permitted to park on the campus during other-than-regular class hours.

During regularly scheduled class hours, all motor vehicles parked on the campus must have a valid virtual parking permit issued, current vehicle identification number, and license plates on both the front and rear of the vehicle. A parking permit is invalid if issued for a semester or day other than the one in progress.

Individuals with a Disabled Person Placard or license plates from the DMV are authorized to park in marked handicap stalls on campus. Vehicles displaying a Disabled Person Placard or license plate are still subject to parking permit requirements as authorized by §§ 54100 C.C.R., 67301(a) Ed. Code, and 76360 Ed. Code.

Virtual parking permits are required in the student and staff stalls from 7:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.

PARKING VIOLATION FINES

VEHICLE CODE VIOLATION BAIL
21113(a)CVC No Valid Parking Permit Displayed $50
21113(a)CVC Posted Staff Parking Area Only $50
21113(a)CVC Vehicle Parked Outside Marked Stall $50
21113(a)CVC Permit Not Affixed to Windshield $50
21113(a)CVC Overtime Parking $50
21113(a)CVC No Parking Zone $50
21113(a)CVC Vehicle Parked in Red Zone $50
21113(a)CVC Vehicle Parked in Loading Zone $50
21113(a)CVC Parking for Electric Vehicles Only $50
21113(a)CVC Parking Unlawfully in Posted Fire Lane $50
22500.1CVC Parked Unlawfully in Posted Fire Lane $40
22500(L)CVC Blocking Handicap Access Ramp $285
22507.8(a)CVC Unauthorized Handicap Parking $285
22507.8(c)CVC Parking on Handicap Space Line $285
22507.8(b)CVC Blocking Handicap Space $285
22651(i)CVC Vehicle With 5+ Unpaid Citations $40
22502(a)CVC Parked Parallel & Within 18" From Curb $40
22514CVC Parked Within 15' of Fire Hydrant $40
5200(a)CVC Less Than 2 License Plates Displayed $81
5201(a)CVC No License Plates $81
5201(c)CVC License Plate Security Cover $81
5204(a)CVC Valid License Tabs Not Displayed $81
4000(a)CVC Expired Registration $81

REMOVAL OF PARKED AND ABANDONED VEHICLES

In accordance with the California Vehicle Code, the VCCCD colleges reserve the right to remove from its grounds any vehicle found to be under the following circumstances for which the owner will be liable for towing and storage fees:

  • Abandoned Vehicles: Vehicles parked on the campus overnight without permission from the VCCCD Police Department will be presumed to have been abandoned. If not claimed by the owner within 72 hours, it will be removed from the campus.
  • Vehicles impeding the operation of emergency equipment, obstructing traffic flow, or otherwise parked in such a manner so as to create a hazard to the safety of persons and property.
  • Any vehicle that has been issued five or more citations to which the owner or person in control of the vehicle has not responded within 21 days of the last (fifth) citation.
  • Handicapped Parking: Unauthorized vehicles parked in designated handicap spaces not displaying a disabled person placard or license plates may be towed away at the owner's expense.

LIABILITY

The Ventura County Community College District assumes no responsibility for damage to a vehicle, injury to its occupants, or theft of its contents while it is being operated or parked on any of the college campuses. Should your vehicle be involved in any of these contingencies, you should immediately notify the VCCCD Police Department. If your vehicle becomes disabled on campus or if your battery is dead, the VCCCD Police Department may be able to assist you to the extent of their capability. Please lock your vehicle and remove any valuable items from view to prevent theft. Also, please report any suspicious activity to the VCCCD Police Department.

The Ventura County Community College District shall not be liable under any circumstances for the loss or damage caused to any vehicle parked in a district parking lot.