Parking Permits

All vehicles parked on campus must have a valid SBCC parking permit.  Parking permits are available for sale online by semester, or daily, from the dispensers in the student lots.   In order to avoid a parking citation all cars must have a parking permit affixed to the lower left corner (driver's side) of a vehicle's windshield. Below are the details on where to obtain a parking permit. (Purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space)

Due to COVID-19 the college is making permits available to students only.  Public is welcome to purchase a daily pass from our meter machines.

STUDENT PERMITS

Semester parking permits are valid in student lots and may be purchased on-line through pipeline.  Parking permits are available in the following categories: 

  • Day/Evening Permit - $33.95* Allows students to park in any student parking lot between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. for the semester.   
  • Evening-Only Permit - $18.95* Allows students to park in any student parking lot between the hours of 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. for the semester.

  • Summer Permit - $18.95* Allows students to park in any student parking lot between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. during the summer term (Summer permits are not valid in the Leadbetter lots).

  • CCPG** Students and Other Aid Recipients - All Day/Eve…………$23.95*  Allows students to park in any student parking lot between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. for the semester. 

* Prices include shipping, handling, postage and applicable credit card processing fees. 

** Effective Fall 2018, the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW) has been renamed the California College Promise Grant (CCPG)

  • PURCHASE: Parking permits may be purchased on-line through pipeline when registering for classes. 
  • REFUNDS: Permits returned prior to the start of a semester are eligible for a refund.  The fee is not refundable once the semester begins.  SBCC does not issue refunds for lost or stolen parking permits.  This policy also applies to permits that were not received at the verified delivery address.

STAFF PERMITS

Permits for SBCC Staff and Faculty are free. 
Classified staff and Faculty permits may be picked up at the Campus Safety Office the week before the Fall semester begins.  A notice is sent out via e-mail with information on permit availability in mid August.  

Adjunct Faculty permits may be picked up at the Campus Safety Office the week before the Fall semester and the week before the Spring semester begin.  

VISITOR PARKING

Visitor and guest permits are required to park on campus.  All parking lots on campus are allocated and signed for specific uses, and parking regulations are enforced 24/7.  Signs are posted at the entrance of each lot. 

There are several basic options for visitor parking:

Up to 30 minutes: 

  • Lot 1-A Meter Parking (outside the Student Services building)

A permit must be purchased in the amount of $1 for 30 minutes at the meter machine and displayed on dashboard face up with date and time clearly visible from the outside to avoid being issued a citation. 

Longer than 30 minutes:

  • Lots 2-C (La Playa East)
  • Lots 3 (La Playa West)
  • Lots 5-2 (West Campus parking structure, level 2)
  • Lots 5-3 (West Campus parking structure, level 3)
  • Lots 5-4 (West Campus parking structure, level 4)

Day Permits may be purchased for 3-hours, in the amount of $3, or all-day, in the amount of $7.  Permits must be displayed on dashboard face up with date and time clearly visible from the outside to avoid being issued a citation.  

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Yes, permits are required at all times when parking on campus.  The purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee a parking spot.

  • Parking permits can be purchased online. Logon to your Pipeline account and click on “Order Your Parking Permit Online” from the home tab. Daily permits may be purchased from the dispensers in the lot. 

  • Yes, your Summer Permit is valid for both summer terms.  

  • No, at this time permits are not required for motorcycles, however, motorcycles must be parked in designated motorcycle parking only to avoid being issued a citation.  


* Effective Fall 2018, the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW) has been renamed the California College Promise Grant (CCPG).

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(Current modified Office Hours are 9:00am-12:00PM M-F until further notice) 

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