Vehicle Permit and Citation Information

At this time students and visitors may park in any available student parking space.  Restrictions include, but are not limited to, parking in a fire lane, staff parking, disabled placard misuse, and timed spaces. These areas will still be enforced and cited accordingly. 

The Campus and Parking Services (CAPS) office is responsible for parking enforcement at the campuses. Parking rules and regulations are enforced year round which may include holidays, Spring break, weekends and summer session. Owners are solely responsible for loss, damage or theft to their vehicle while parked on District property. Vehicles parking on campus must be parked between two demarcated lines and there is no overnight parking permitted on campus after 11:00pm.


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Students may obtain parking permits online by logging into Self Service. The purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space will be available. Student parking permits are $40.00 a semester and $18.00 for summer semester. The parking permits are static cling so they may be transferred to another vehicle only if owned by the same person. The permit must be clearly displayed on the front window, either side, inside lower corner. All permit information must be visible including the expiration date. All student parking permits must be visibly displayed so that the date, year and color of the permit can easily be seen.

The permit must be displayed through the front windshield, attached to the window. Permits shall not be displayed through window tinting. Lost or stolen parking permits must be replaced at the vehicle owner's expense. As part of the reciprocal agreement with PLNU, we now accept PLNU valid student parking permits. Permit must be visibly displayed so that the date of the permit may be seen.

All students or staff displaying a valid and current disabled placard are not required to display a GCCCD parking permit. Placard misuse will be heavily enforced and a CAPS specialist may ask to see your placard and registration at any time. Please be prepared to show proof of ownership when requested by a Parking Services Specialist.  

Motorcycles are not required to display a parking permit but must park in designated motorcycle spaces.  Do not park in hash marked or regular spaces unless clearly demarcated with a "motorcycle" sign and stenciled logo. Motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds must park in designated motorcycle areas.

Grossmont Motorcycle Parking Map

Cuyamaca Motorcycle Parking Map

Staff permits are available at CAPS offices. Only cars with staff permits are allowed in spaces designated for staff and only vehicles with handicap placards or plates are permitted to use handicap parking.Staff may register for a parking permit here. Remember to disable your pop-up blocker and bring an ID to CAPS for pick up.

GCCCD accepts staff parking permits from the following institutions:

Imperial Valley College
Mira Costa College
Mt. San Jacinto College
Palomar College
Point Loma Nazarene University
San Diego City College
San Diego College of Continuing Education
San Diego Mesa College
San Diego Miramar College
Southwestern College


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Permit parking is enforced on all District property:

  • Monday - Thursday from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday from 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sundays - no citations are issued for failure to display a parking permit. All other parking and traffic violations will be enforced 24 hours a day, year round. This includes staff parking, fire lanes, disabled parking spaces and other vehicle infractions. 

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A one-day parking permit costs $2 and is valid for the date and time issued. Parking permit dispensers are located throughout campus. The campus has also partnered with Passport Parking, Inc. to pay by mobile phone.

All vendors are required to have a parking permit. Vendor permits are available through the CAPS office with 48 hours notice. Permission to drive and park on interior campus pathways are granted on a case by case basis and CAPS must be notified in advance. Citations will be written on vehicles found parked on pedestrian or emergency pathways.

Parking citations vary between $45 to $500 per violation and can be paid or appealed online by visiting  If the citation is not paid within 21 days, the fine will increase by $75. After 45 days, the citation will be reported to the state Department of Motor Vehicles, which will not renew your registration until the fine is paid. All disputed fines are individually reviewed by a non-biased representative in the Campus and Parking Services office. You will be notified on the outcome of your appeal for a parking citation.

CVC 40220 allows for installment payments to qualifying low-income individuals who apply within 120 days from the issuance of a notice of parking violation, or within 10 days after an administrative hearing determination, whichever is later. For more information, including about applying and determining if you qualify, please call 619-644-7654 or visit our website A payment plan application form will be required.

Upon request, any registered owner or driver of a vehicle that receives a GCCCD parking violation and has been denied at the first level appeal, will be provided with an application for ‘Indigent Status.’ A completed application accompanied by supporting income verification documents providing family income less than 150% of the most current Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG), will be approved to attend the second level Administrative Parking Hearing without first posting the statutorily required fine deposit. Additionally, upon request, any registered owner or driver of a vehicle that receives a GCCCD parking violation(s) will be approved to make payment on that violation(s) within parameters set by the District Public Safety Office. More information regarding parking citation pay plans may be obtained at the Campus and Parking Services offices and found here.

Administrative Review Parking Citations- Step 1

Parking citations must be contested on The citation must be contested within twenty-one (21) calendar days of the citation issue date or within fourteen (14) calendar days from the receipt of the Notice of Delinquent Parking. Persons appealing their citations may present anything they wish to support their position that the citation should be dismissed. This may include statements, permits, photographs, or receipts. It is also important that the citation number, vehicle license plate number and state be included with the request.  The owner and driver of the vehicle are both responsible for the parking citation and bear the burden of proof when contesting the citation. Notice of the decision will be mailed to you regardless of the outcome and further instructions given if necessary. Questions regarding parking may be directed to  The burden of proof is required by the appellant, not the issuing officer. Citations issued due to lack of knowledge, not seeing information, or receiving information from a source other than Campus and Parking Services are not grounds for dismissal. 


Administrative Second Level Hearing- Step 2 

If an appeal is denied at the first stage, the appeal may be presented to an administrative hearing officer. State Law requires that all fees due on the citation be deposited and that the administrative hearing be requested within twenty one (21) days from the receipt of the administrative review results. You may download this 2nd Level Hearing Request Form. The request may be made by telephone at (619) 644-7654, by emailing, or in person between 8:00am - 3:00pm

The day of the administrative hearing, Campus and Parking Services will present a copy of the citation and any additional statements, photos, etc. provided by the officer in support of the citation. Attendance is encouraged at the hearing in case the hearing officer has any questions. However, if you are unable to attend, the hearing officer will review all the information presented and make a decision. If you make an appointment to attend a hearing and do not show up or cancel 24 hours in advance the citation will automatically be upheld.

When Campus and Parking Services is notified of the hearing officer's decision, a decision notice will be mailed via certified mail. Should the citation be dismissed, the Campus will refund the deposit fee. If the decision of the hearing officer is not to your satisfaction, the decision can be appealed to Superior Court. 

Citation Fees

Citation Citation Rate
No student permit displayed $45
Failure to display staff permit $45
Blocking an exit $45
Blocking a traffic lane $45
Undesignated area $45
No Parking Zone $45
Parked across two stalls $45
Improper Display $45
Violation of posted signs $45
Time Zone 10, 15, 20, 30 & 60 minutes                          $45
Current registration not displayed $45
Altered/Counterfeit Permit $100
Red Zone/Fire Hydrant $100
Disabled placard misuse $400
Disabled parking $400