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Student Parking Permit fees are as follows:

  • Auto
    • Annual: $80 
    • Semester: $40
    • Summer: $25
  • Motorcycle
    • Annual: $40
    • Semester: $20
    • Summer: $10
  • Board of Governors Waivers are still available at a discounted rate.

Parking on campus is by permit only in designated spaces at all times. 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. Students are reminded not to park in spaces marked “STAFF.” Students enrolled in online or 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.

While time-restricted (green curbed) parking spaces do not require a permit, vehicles parked there are subject to the time limitation of the marked space.

Disabled Parking

Disabled parking spaces are available in each lot. A valid parking permit is required along with a California Disabled Person Parking Placard. Those with valid parking permits and placards can park in student, staff and disabled parking spaces. 

How to Buy a Permit

Semester and annual parking permits are only available for purchase through MySite. Select the Parking Permit tab on the left-hand navigation menu. Permits will be mailed directly to the address provided during the order process. Remember to print the temporary parking permit offered at the end of the purchase process 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. Annual permits are only available during the fall semester.

If you need help buying a permit online, visit Campus Police in CP 100.

daily permit dispenserDaily Parking Permits

Daily parking permits are $5. Dispensers are near the entrances to lots 2, 5, 8 and 10, and the Performing Arts Center. These permits are valid in student parking only at IVC. Click here for a map of permit dispensers at IVC.

If you encounter a mechanical problem with one of the dispensers, 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.


Parking permits must be displayed in the lower corner of the driver's side windshield. These static cling permits do not use adhesive and can be removed and reapplied. These permits do not require permit hangers.

Semester and annual student and staff permits are valid at IVC, ATEP and Saddleback College in the appropriate parking spaces for the type of permit. Daily permits are only valid for the campus where they were purchased.


Motorcycle parking permits must be displayed on the left front fork. These permits are only valid in the posted parking areas available in lots 2, 8 and 10.


Refunds for student 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 their on-campus classes during the first two weeks of a regular term, or during the first week of eight-week terms. The permit must be turned in to the Irvine Valley College Police Department within the first four weeks of the semester, or within the first two weeks of an eight-week term.

Lost or Stolen Permits

You are responsible for your parking permit. If you lose your permit you will need to buy a new one. 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 to $250, depending on the type of violation. An administrative review process is available under CVC 40215. You may file an administrative review in CP 100 or online by visiting and selecting Contest a Citation in the left navigation menu.

Complete copies of the district Traffic & Parking Regulations are available at CP 100 near Lot 8 or online.

The SOCCCD Board of Trustees determines the cost of parking permits. Permit prices are subject to change upon Board of Trustee approval or changes in California Education Code.

Police Badge Combo

T: 949-451-5200

The IVC Police Department is next to Lot 8 and the baseball field in building CP 100. Thirty-minute parking is available in front of the Police Station.

See Something, Say Something
Crimes, suspicious activities, and any emergency should be reported to the Campus Police Department.

Department Hours

Mon:​   7 am - 6 pm ​
​Tue: ​  7 am - 6 pm
​Wed: ​  7 am - 6 pm
​Thu:   ​7 am - 6 pm
​Fri: ​  7 am - Noon

Campus Safety Escort Service

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Call 949-451-5234. Or from any campus office or classroom phone dial extension 5234.

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