Parking Regulations

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, 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 AND CAMPUS TRAFFIC

Student 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. 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's vehicles that display a valid staff parking permit.

Motorcycle Parking Zones are marked and located in various lots of each campus. These spaces are to be used only for motorcycles and motor-driven cycles displaying a valid 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 College 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. Campus Police officers and Police cadets employed by the Campus 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.

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 Department of Motor Vehicles in Sacramento will be notified. Once such notice is filed with the DMV, the registered vehicle cannot be re-registered in California until the parking violation and administrative fees are paid in accordance with Section 40200 California Vehicle Code.

The Speed Limit on the college campuses is 15 MPH on all roadways and 10 MPH within the parking 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 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 Campus Police Office. 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 conspicuously display a valid permit, current vehicle identification number and license plate on both the front and rear of the vehicle. A parking permit is invalid if:

  • Not plainly displayed so that it can be read from outside the vehicle.
  • Not affixed to the lower left-hand side of the windshield.
  • Altered in any manner.
  • Issued for a semester other than the one in progress.

Parking permits are required in the student and staff lots from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7:00a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays.

REMOVAL OF PARKED AND ABANDONED VEHICLES

In accordance with the California Vehicle Code, the VCCCD District 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 Campus Police Office 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 is 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.

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 Campus Police. If your vehicle becomes disabled on campus or if your battery is dead, Campus Police will 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 Campus Police.

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.