Parking and Traffic Rules, Regulations and Appeals

Purpose of Parking Regulations
This document includes proposed changes in the parking policies suggested by staff and students. This document takes into consideration comments from several hundred staff and students and is designed to improve the traffic management system on campus.
It is recognized that, with limited parking spaces for the student and staff populations of Fullerton College, reasonable and effective parking management and enforcement may occur. Such enforcement is the beginning of, but not a definitive answer to, addressing parking problems on the campus.
Staff and students are required to obtain parking permits from the Campus Safety Office. As a convenience to employees and students who use parking facilities at more than one campus, there is permit reciprocity among Fullerton College, Cypress College, and the Anaheim Campus, your permit is honored at Fullerton College.
Citable Offenses

California Vehicle Code Violation(s)


21113 CVC
Valid Permit Not Visible 



21485 CVC
Violations of Yellow, Red, Green Curbs



21113 CVC
Staff Permit Required  



22500.1 CVC
Designated Fire Lane



21113 CVC
Failure to Obey Posted Sign 



22523 CVC
Abandoned Vehicle



21113(a) CVC
Permit Not Properly Displayed 



21113 CVC
Lost, Stolen, Misused or Altered Permit



21113(a) CVC
Head In Parking Only                        



21113(a) CVC
Overnight Parking 



21113 CVC
Parked Out of Stall



22507.8(a)+(b) CVC
Handicap Parking/Occupying Space 



21113 CVC
Not A Designated Parking Stall 



22522 CVC
Disabled Curb Access Ramp






4461(c) CVC
Displaying Another Persons Placard


Parking Tickets
Violation 1 & 2: Student & Staff Permit Required
All vehicles parked on grounds shall clearly display a current semester parking permit or daily parking permit on the lower driver’s side front windshield facing outward with the number of the permit clearly visible. A permit in any other area of the vehicle is a violation and subject to citation. Parking is enforced Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, and on Saturdays from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm. Motorcycles, Jeeps, and vehicles with convertible tops must contact the Campus Safety Office for special arrangements.

No student or any other person, (limited to staff), shall park in a stall posted or marked “STAFF”. Vehicles parked in these stalls without a proper staff permit displayed will be cited.
Violation 3: Failure to Obey Posted Sign
No person shall fail to obey any sign or signal erected to carry out these regulations or the California Vehicle Code.
Violation 4: Permit Not Properly Displayed
All vehicles shall display a current semester parking permit on the lower driver’s side front windshield facing outward with the number of the permit clearly visible. Daily parking permits shall be displayed on the driver’s side dash board so the information on the permit is clearly visible. A permit in any other area of the vehicle is a violation and subject to citation.
Violation 5: Head In Parking Only
Vehicles must be parked facing into parking stalls. Maneuvering into a parking stall so that the front-end of the vehicle is at the stall opening can disrupt the flow of traffic in parking aisles and can be a liability to the district. No head-out parking.
Violation 6: Parked Out of Stall
No vehicle shall be parked outside of the designated parking stall. Doing so negatively impacts other vehicles around you. Any vehicle that is parked excessively outside the boundary lines of the parking stall will be cited.
Violation 7: Not a Designated Parking Stall
No parking is allowed in any area that does not have a clearly marked parking stall.
Violation 8: Warning
In the event of a warning being issued, be aware that in the future it could be cause for a citable offense.
Violation 9: Violations of Yellow, Red, Green. Curbs
Painted curbs are an indication of restricted parking and the color of the curb denotes the type of parking allowed. A red zone indicates no parking or stopping anytime. A yellow zone indicates an area for loading and unloading of freights or student drop-off areas not to exceed a 30 minute time limit. Vehicles exceeding the posted time limit will be cited.
Violation 10: Designated Fire Lane
All roads and driveways on the Fullerton College campus which are fire lanes must be kept unobstructed and available to emergency response vehicles at all times. Access to fire hydrants must also be maintained at all times. Any vehicle presenting a hazard by obstructing a fire lane or fire hydrant may be towed immediately.
Violation 11: Abandoned Vehicle
No person shall abandon, or leave standing any vehicle or motorized cycle on the college premises for 24 hours or longer without permission of the Campus Safety Department. Violations will result in vehicle removal and storage under authority of the California Vehicle Code.
Violation 12: Lost, Stolen, Misused, or Altered Permit
Vehicles parking on campus in possession of a reported lost or stolen parking permit will be cited.
Violation 13: Overnight Parking
No person shall remain overnight in any vehicle parked on ground owned or operated by the college. No person shall leave any vehicle on the college premises for 24 hours or longer without permission of the Campus Safety Department.
Violation 14: Handicapped Parking/Occupying Space
No person shall park in an area posted or marked for “Disabled Parking Only” without a State issued disabled person placard.
Violation 15: Disabled Curb Access Ramp
A blue zone indicates disabled person parking. Vehicles not displaying a valid State issued disabled persons placard or license plates will be cited. A current student parking decal is also required.
Violation 16: Displaying Another Person’s Placard
Any person displaying a handicap placard in their vehicle that does not belong to them will be cited.

Appeals Process
Any person who feels that a citation was issued in error may contest the parking citation by filling a notice of appeal at the Campus Safety Office. An appeal must be filed in accordance within the timelines and the procedures set forth on the citation notice. Appeal forms can be found on-line or are available at the Campus Safety office.
According to California law, disregarding the citation will result in the filing of a complaint and renewal of vehicle registration through the DMV is contingent upon compliance.
Hearing Officer Appeal
If you do not agree with the results of you written appeal, you can appeal to a hearing officer. Report to Campus Safety (building 1500) and pay the amount of the citation. You will then be scheduled for a hearing with an independent hearing officer.
Permit Displays
Parking permit decals must be affixed to the vehicle’s lower, driver’s side  windshield. Students should place the decal outside the darkened area of the windshield so the decal can be seen. Daily permits should be displayed on the driver’s side dash board. The permit should be placed face-up so the date and time of purchase can be seen. Permits must be removed from vehicles upon expiration.
For motorcycles, the permit should be clearly visible and placed on the front right fork of the bike.
Appealing a ticket: under “Parking Citation Appeals”.
Paying a ticket:
Help and Further Information
As a convenience to staff, students, and visitors, an abridged version of these policies is available on the Campus Safety website, which can be found under “Quick links” on the Fullerton College main website, It can also be accessed more directly at Hard copies of the abridged version are distributed to all students who purchase a permit. A full set of procedures is distributed to all staff. As a courtesy, these parking guidelines are available upon request at the Campus Safety Department.
Student, staff, and visitors can obtain further information at the Campus Safety Office. The Director of Camps Safety is available to meet with students and staff regarding specific concerns and problems associated with parking and/or enforcement.
Campus Maps are also available at the Campus Safety Office.

Updated by Jonathan Brown, Campus Safety Office;
Updated September 27, 2017