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Parking at IVC

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic parking is complimentary for visitors, students, staff, and faculty for the Fall 2021 term through the end of the Spring 2022 term.

Entrance Stop SignA permit will not be required to be displayed. All other regulations will still be enforced (red curb, ADA, roadway, no overnight, etc.).

Starting Spring Semester 2022, 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.

Persons who are not disabled, but have medical problems that would require special parking, may apply for a Medical Parking Permit at the IVC Health and Wellness Center. Applications or renewal of these permits shall be supported by a statement from a physician indicating probable time of the medical problem. Upon the approval of such an application by the director of the IVC Health and Wellness Center, the Police Department at Saddleback College or Irvine Valley College will issue the Medical Parking Permit. This Medical Parking Permit allows parking in areas posted or marked as staff parking. Application for this permit must be made each semester and a new parking permit obtained by the first day of class each semester. These permits are not valid in visitor or metered areas.

* Parking permits are required starting Spring Semester 2022

Student Parking Permits *

  • Auto
    • Annual: $80 
    • Semester: $40
    • Summer: $25
  • Motorcycle
    • Annual: $40
    • Semester: $20
    • Summer: $10
  • California College Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors Waivers) are still available at a discounted rate.

Purchase a Parking Permits

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.


Students are eligible for a parking permit refund for two reasons:

  1. Their class is canceled due to insufficient enrollment and the student is not enrolled in any other classes on campus during the semester; or
  2. The student officially withdraws from all of their on-campus classes prior to the refund-eligible drop deadline.

In both instances, the student parking decal must be turned in to the Campus Police Department in order to receive a refund. Return the parking decal to the campus it was purchased from (either Irvine Valley College or Saddleback College) within the first four weeks of a regular term, or within the first two weeks of an eight-week term if the student only enrolled in an eight-week term within a regular term or summer session.

Daily 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 only in student parking spaces at IVC. Visit the Campus Map to see where the permit dispensers are located 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.

How to Display the Parking Permits *


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.

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. Below is a brief list of violations and fine amounts. Complete copies of the district Traffic & Parking Regulations are available at CP 100 near Lot 8.

Violation Fine
403(a) - Failure to Display a Valid Permit $38.00
403(b) - Invalid/No Permit in Staff Space $38.00
403(c) - Reserved Parking Only $38.00
404 - Student/Staff in Visitor Space $38.00
405 - No Parking Zone $38.00
406 - Red Curb/Fire Lane $38.00
407 - Prohibited or Time Limited Parking $38.00
408 - Parked in Unauthorized Area $38.00
409 - Parked Blocking Roadway $38.00
411 - Parked Outside Designated Space $38.00
412 - Parked Backwards $38.00
414 - No Parking Overnight $38.00
415 - Low Emitting/Fuel Efficient Parking Only $38.00
416 - EV Charging Only $38.00
417 - EV Charging in Undesignated Space $38.00
418 - EV Permit/Fee Parking Only $38.00
*CVC 4000(a)(1) - No Evidence of Current Registration $190.00
*CVC 5200(a) - No License Plate(s) $108.00
*CVC 5204(a) - No Current License Plate Tabs $108.00
CVC 22500.1 - Red Curb/Fire Lane $38.00
**CVC 22507.8(a) - Posted or Marked Disabled Parking $250.00
CVC 22507.8(b) - Blocking/Obstructing Disabled Parking $250.00
CVC 22507.8(c) - Parked on Disabled Crosshatched Lines $250.00
CVC 22511.1(a) - Electric Vehicle Charging Parking Only $100.00
CVC 22511.1(b) - Blocking/Obstructing Electric Parking $100.00

*Correctable Violation Reducible to $10.00
**Correctable Violation Reducible to $25.00

An administrative review process is available under CVC 40215. You may file an administrative review in CP 100 or online by visiting Contest a Citation under "Parking" in the left navigation menu.

* Parking permits are required starting Summer Semester 2022

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.