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A complete copy of the South Orange County Community College District Traffic & Parking Regulations (AR-3450) can be obtained at the Campus Police Station (CP 100), at the Administration Building (A 100).

Parking on campus is by permit only Monday through Sunday, seven (7) days a week, 24 hours a day. There is no beginning of semester waiver. Green-curbed (timed) parking areas do not require a permit. No overnight parking is allowed without approval from the Campus Police Department. Violation of this regulation may result in the vehicle being cited and/ or towed at the owner’s expense. Students are reminded not to park in spaces marked for staff or in disabled spaces unless authorized.

Disabled Parking

There are disabled spaces in each parking lot. A valid campus student/ staff parking permit is required, in addition to the California Disabled Placard, to park in designated disabled spaces.


Citations are issued for violations of the District’s traffic and parking regulations. Penalties range from $38.00 to $250.00, depending on the type of violation. An appeal process is available under CVC 40215(a), and instructions are printed on each citation.

Parking Permits

Parking permits are required on the IVC and ATEP campuses 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week. There is no beginning of semester waiver. Students may purchase parking permits when they register online or at a later time through MySite. Annual and semester permits for automobiles are not sold on campus. Parking permits purchased online will be mailed to students directly, and a temporary permit, which is valid for two weeks, is available once the order is placed. Parking permits must be displayed in the lower corner of the driver’s side windshield. Permits are static cling and do not require permit hangers. Irvine Valley College semester or annual student parking permits are valid for student parking at Saddleback College and ATEP and in designated student parking areas for IVC classes at CSUF-Irvine. The South Orange County Community College District determines the cost of parking permits and the fees charged to purchase daily permits from dispensers.

Daily Permit Dispensers

Daily parking permit dispensers are located near the entrances to lots #2, #5, #8 and #10, and at the Irvine Valley entrance near the Performing Arts Center. When properly displayed, permits are valid in student parking only. If students experience any problems with a permit dispenser, they should contact 949-451-5234 for immediate assistance. IVC daily parking permits are valid at IVC and ATEP only, and are not valid at Saddleback College.

Lost or Stolen Permits

Students who lose their parking permit must go to the Parking Services Office to purchase a replacement. Stolen permits may be replaced at no cost with a copy of the police report from the department that took the report. It is a misdemeanor in California to falsify a police report.