Parking Information

Parking Regulations

A valid student, staff, or one-day “daily” visitor parking permit is required to park on campus. Student and visitor parking permit requirements are enforced Monday through Sunday, between 7:00 AM and 10:00 PM.

Purchase and/or possession of a permit does not authorize parking on campus. It is the responsibility of the driver to properly park the vehicle and to properly display a valid and authorized permit. Vehicles with car covers are no exception.

Restricted areas, including disabled parking, red zones, loading zones, staff parking, and time zones, are enforced every day, 24-hours a day. Overnight parking is prohibited without prior authorization from the District Police.

Purchasing a Parking Permit

A semester-length student parking permit may be purchased online at www.westvalley.edu or in person at the Admissions and Records Office. For online purchases, a printable temporary permit will also be provided if the permit purchased is currently in use. To purchase a semester-length permit, either online or in person, you will need to know your vehicles make, model, color, and license plate number. If you are a Financial Aid student receiving a California Promise Grant (Formerly Board of Governors Waiver), you can purchase your permit online but you must do so via the link in the student portal located on the college website.

Semester-length parking permit refund requests must be made in accordance with the refund schedule identified by Admissions. For permits purchased in-person at the Admissions Office, please take your permit to the Admissions Office to request a refund. For permits purchased online and mailed to your home, please take your permit to the District Police office.

One-day “Daily” parking permits may be purchased at any of the daily permit dispensers located in parking lots B, C and D. Daily permits are $3.00 per day and all dispensers will accept cash, coins, and credit cards.

To be valid, all permits must be displayed on the front dashboard and the entire permit, including the expiration date, must be visible from the outside of the vehicle.

Visitors who will be on campus for a brief visit may take advantage of a limited number of free forty (40) minute time zone parking stalls located in parking lot 5. Visitors planning a longer visit to campus should purchase a one-day “daily” parking permit at any of the daily permit dispensers located throughout the parking lots.

Motorcycles and other two-wheeled vehicles are prohibited from parking in spaces designated for four-wheel vehicles. Designated motorcycle parking is available in parking lots 2, 3, 5, and 7. No parking permit is required for two-wheeled vehicles.

All individuals who are disabled (as defined in the California Vehicle Code Section 295.5) and use a designated disabled parking stall must display a valid placard or specialized license plates issued by the DMV. Failure to display a valid placard or plate may result in a citation and fine.

Students or Staff members who have special parking or loading needs must make arrangements with Parking Services in advance. Business cards or notes left on the vehicle are not acceptable and a citation may result. No warnings are issued.

Stolen permits should be immediately reported to the District Police Department by calling 408-855-5435 or by visiting the Police business office located adjacent to the athletic facilities. Lost permits will not be replaced free of charge, however, a replacement permit may be purchased at the original purchase price.

Electric vehicle charging stations, also known as “E.V.” stalls, are located in Parking Lots 2, 4, 5 and 7. Students, staff, and visitors are welcome to use the charging stations; however, a valid student, staff, or one-day visitor parking permit must be displayed on the vehicle while it is parked in an “E.V.” charging stall.

Grace Period

A student “grace-period” will be observed during the week immediately prior to the start of the Fall semester and during the first week of the Fall semester. (The “grace-period” begins on Monday, August 23, 2021 and ends on Monday, September 6, 2021.)

During the grace period, no parking citation will be issued to any vehicle that is parked in a marked student parking stall without a permit; all other parking violations will be enforced. Parking citations may be issues to vehicles failing to display a valid student parking permit beginning Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

There is no grace-period during the Winter Session. All vehicles parked on campus during the Winter Session must have a valid parking permit properly displayed at all times. During the Winter Session (Tuesday, January 4 through Thursday, January 27, 2022) all of the following parking permits will be valid for use:

  • Fall 2021 Semester Permit
  • Spring 2022 Semester Permit
  • Daily Permit

Students who have already purchased a Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester length permit may use either of these permits to legally park on campus during the Winter Session.

A student parking “grace-period” will be observed during the week immediately prior to the start of the spring semester and during the first week of the spring semester. (The “grace-period” begins on Monday, January 24, 2022 and ends on Sunday, February 6, 2022.)

During the grace period, no parking citation will be issued to any vehicle that is parked in a marked student parking stall without a permit; all other parking violations will be enforced. Parking citations may be issues to vehicles failing to display a valid student parking permit beginning Monday, February 7, 2022.

Parking Map

Parking Lot Map

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Disclaimer

This is only a summary of the District’s parking procedures and regulations. All procedures and regulations are subject to change.

For the most current and complete procedures and regulations, please visit us online.

Questions? Contact Us

For additional parking information, including detailed parking regulations and citation payment or appeal information, please:

Email: parking.services@wvm.edu

Last Updated 11/16/21