Display / Validity of Permits

  • Decals shall be valid only when affixed according to the directions printed on the removable covering. All permits must be displayed in plain view with numbers clearly visible.
  • Vehicle permit exceptions: federal, state, district, media, county or city-owned vehicles, and handicap placards or other handicap identification issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Motorcycles/mopeds are not require to display permits if parked in specifically designated motorcycle parking areas.
  • Area permit exceptions: 30 minute visitor and loading/unloading zones designated by yellow curb.

Invalid Parking Permits

Parking permits are rendered invalid when expired or voided, not legible, altered in any way, not valid in that particular area, sold, loaned or otherwise transferred to another person, displayed by a vehicle other than the one for which the permit was issued, or falsified information provided when applying for permit.

General Parking Regulations

  • Parking is specifically prohibited in handicap spaces except for vehicles with appropriate handicap designators displayed. This section is enforced 7 days per week, 24 hours per day.
  • Parking is permitted in a designated parking space only.
  • Parking permits are not valid at parking meters or 30-minute visitor parking.
  • Parking is not permitted along any red curbing, fire lane, or any place other than designated parking spaces.
  • Motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, mopeds, and motorized bicycles are prohibited from parking at bicycle racks.
  • Loading zones are for loading and unloading only and the time should not exceed posted limits.
  • The Shasta College campus is closed each night from 11:00 pm to 6:00 am. No overnight parking of vehicles will be permitted on campus unless a permit is obtained, in advance, from Campus Safety. Vehicles left on campus, even with a permit, are left at the owner / operator’s own risk and may be towed at the owner’s expense.
  • Vehicles parked in metered spaces are subject to being cited at intervals that correspond with the time limit of the specific meter. (Example: a 120-minute limit parking meter, in a void mode, may result in a citation after each 120-minute period.)
  • Parking at any time beyond the time limit, in a time-controlled zone is unlawful.
  • Parking at any time in violation of any posted sign is unlawful.
  • Vehicles must be parked entirely within the marked single parking space being used.
  • Camping or residing in a motor vehicle on District property is prohibited, unless specifically authorized by the Director of Campus Safety.

Availability of Parking Space

Responsibility for finding a legal parking space, as well as finding out where and when a parking permit is valid, rests with the motor vehicle operator. Purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee a space to park. Lack of a parking space within a specific lot, mechanical problems, or other disabilities, are not considered valid justification for violation of District parking regulations. Personal notes are not considered valid authorization to park in violation of District parking regulations.

Fines for Illegal Parking

The minimum fine for illegal parking in a handicap space is $275. The fine for all other parking violations is $25 each. Failure to pay a fine or submit a “Request for Administrative Review” form, within the designated time may cause a penalty to be added to the fine and a “hold” to be placed on the vehicle registration by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to buy a permit to park at Shasta College?
A valid parking permit must be displayed if you park in any parking space Monday through Thursday, between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm, or 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Fridays. Purchase a semester permit at the Admissions & Records Office or purchase a daily permit from the yellow dispensers located in student parking areas. The cost of a daily permit is $2 and is valid for the day of purchase.

Do I have to buy a permit if I drive a moped or motorcycle to school?
Mopeds and motorcycles may park in designated motorcycles parking areas without charge. However, if you wish to park in a regular vehicle space you must purchase and display a permit.

If I own more than one car, do I have to buy more than one permit?
Permits decals are repositionable and may be removed and transferred to another vehicle.

Where can visitors park?
Visitors may park in designated visitor parking areas for 30 minutes without obtaining a permit; pay to park in the metered areas; purchase a daily permit from the yellow dispensers located in the student parking lots and park in any student designated parking space.

Does my Shasta College permit allow me to park in a metered space without paying?
No. Metered spaces are for short-term use and require you to place money in the meter in order to park there - day or night.

What does it cost to park in a metered space?
Campus meters cost $.25 for 30 minutes and registers a maximum of two (2) hours of time.

I am handicapped and I have a valid DMV Handicap placard. Do I have to buy a permit if I am a student or employee of Shasta College?
No. Vehicles displaying valid DMV Handicap placards or license plates may park on the Shasta College campus without displaying a parking permit or paying to park in metered areas.

I have a leg cast from an accident right now. Can I park in handicapped parking?
You may obtain a temporary handicap placard from DMV which will allow you to park in handicap parking. Contact the DMV office to determine what is required to obtain the placard.

If I want to contest a citation I received, can I communicate with someone on campus?
Contact Campus Safety if you have any questions regarding a parking citation. To contest a citation online visit paymycite.com/shastacollege. Submit the form within 21 calendar days from the issuance of the citation, or 10 days from the mailing of the Notice of Delinquent Parking Violation.

My vehicle will not start and I think my battery is dead. Will someone help me?
Call (530) 242-7910 to request a jump start.

Can I get a refund on my permit if my educational plans change?
The semester parking permit fee is refundable (less a 10% handling fee) within the first three weeks of each semester during regular business hours at the Business Office. The semester parking permit must be accompanied by a current cash register receipt with a corresponding permit number.