Parking at IVC
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Parking on campus is by permit only in designated spaces. A valid student permit or daily permit is required to park in student parking spaces. A valid staff permit is required to park in staff parking spaces. A valid permit is required on campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Green curbed (timed) or posted timed parking spaces do not require a permit, but the vehicle is subject to the time limitation of the marked space. Students are reminded not to park in spaces marked for STAFF. Also, students enrolled in online/distance learning courses are still required to display a valid parking permit while visiting the campus for exams or facility use. Ultimately it is your responsibility to park legally.
There are disabled persons parking spaces in each parking lot. A valid campus student, staff, or daily parking permit is required, in addition to the California Disabled Placard, to park in designated disabled persons spaces.
Student Parking Permits
Don't stand in line, buy online! Student parking permits purchased online will be mailed directly to students at the address provided during the order process. You may purchase a permit online through MySite by selecting the Parking Permit tab on the left navigation menu in MySite. Remember to print your temporary parking permit offered at the end of purchase and place it on your dashboard until your permit is delivered. Be sure to read the entire flyer that comes with the permit and to properly remove the permit from the flyer.
Permits may also be purchased on campus at the Parking Services Office/Campus Police Station located in the CP100 building (permits are no longer available for sale at the Bursar's office). Avoid the line, buy online!
Parking permits should be displayed in the lower corner of the driver's side windshield. The permits are static cling permits which do not use adhesive and are able to be removed and reapplied. The permits do not require permit hangers. Irvine Valley College semester and annual permits are valid at Saddleback College in the appropriate parking spaces for the type of permit. Daily permits sold at IVC are not valid at Saddleback College.
Parking permits are also available for motorcycles. Motorcycle parking is available in Lots # 2, #8, and #10. Motorcycle permits are only valid in posted motorcycle parking areas. The permit must be properly displayed on the left front fork. Motorcycle permits cannot be purchased online and must be purchased at the Parking Services Office.
The SOCCCD Board of Trustees annually determines the cost of parking permits. The IVC Annual permit valid for the Fall-Spring-Summer academic year is $60. The IVC Semester permit is $30 for fall or spring, and $15 for the summer session. Motorcycle permits: Annual-$20, Semester-$10, Summer-$10. A motorcycle permit may be purchased for $1 when purchased with a automobile annual or semester permit. Board of Governor (BOG) waivers are also available from financial aid for assistance in purchasing a parking permit.
Refunds on parking permits will be given when a class is canceled within 30 days due to insufficient enrollment and the student is not attending any other classes on campus during the semester, or if the student officially withdraws from all of their classes during the first two weeks of a regular term, or during the first week of eight week terms, and the student Parking Decal is turned in to the Irvine Valley College Police Department.
Lost or Stolen Permits
You are responsible for your parking permit. If you lose your permit you will need to purchase a new permit. If your permit has been stolen, you must report it to Campus Police. A stolen permit may be replaced if the request is accompanied with a police report from the jurisdiction in which the theft occurred.
Parking citations are issued for violations of the District's Traffic and Parking Regulations under the authority of the California Vehicle Code, section 21113(a). All other California Vehicle Code(CVC) sections are enforced on campus. Penalties range from $38.00 to $250.00, depending on the type of violation. An administrative review process is available under CVC 40215. You may file an administrative review in the CP100 building or online by selecting the link, Contest a Citation, in the left navigation menu.
Daily Parking Permit Dispensers: $2/day
Daily parking permit dispensers are located near the entrances to Parking Lots #3, #5, #8, #10 and the Performing Arts Center. When properly displayed, daily permits are valid in student parking only. Click here for a map of permit dispensers at IVC.
If you encounter a mechanical problem with one of the dispensers, please report it to Campus Police at 949-451-5234 or the campus operator at 949-451-5100. It is your responsibility to obtain a valid parking permit and park legally.
Complete copies of the District Traffic & Parking Regulations are available at the CP100 building located near Lot # 8 and the Baseball Field or online.