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Security officer demonstration parking pass machineParking Information

Although our campus is relatively crime free, the number one type of problem is motor vehicle related theft. Please read our advisory​ carefully.

Please refer to the CAMPUS MAP  for parking assignments:

  • Student parking in lots 6 through 12.

  • Visitor parking in lots 2 and 3.

Visitor parking is 1/2 hour only. The campus map also shows where day permit dispensers are located.

While at SAC you must adhere to the following Rules and Regulations.

Parking Rules and Regulations

All parking on campus property requires possession and proper display of a valid parking permit at all times. Possession of a parking permit does not guarantee the availability of a parking space. Parking is authorized only in those areas designated for the type of permit issued. Parking must be in full accordance with the signs posted and/or these written regulations. Student permits are valid in student lots only.

View Traffic & Parking Regulations

Permit Costs

All vehicles parked on our campuses (except for 30 minute visitor parking) must display a valid parking permit.  There are two options, either purchase a semester parking permit, currently $30, at the Student Business office or visitors can purchase a $2 daily parking permit which allows parking in any student parking lot for that day.  Failure to display or purchase a parking permit may result in a citation being issued.

Display of Permit

Permits must be displayed clearly from the rear view mirror when parking in the college parking lots. Failure to display a valid permit may result in a parking citation for the amount of $45.


Once purchased, refunds for parking permits are made only if classes are dropped during the first two weeks.


Replacement authorization is not granted for lost or stolen permits, except at the full purchase price. Permits may be transferred and displayed on the owner's other vehicle(s).


The Campus Safety Department receives its authority to enforce the traffic and parking regulations from the California Penal Code, the California Vehicle Code and the Municipal Court. Ignoring a citation will result in immediate legal action in the form of additional penalties and a hold being placed on your vehicle registration with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Citations will be issued for violation of provisions of the California Vehicle Code as well as the following special college regulations under Section 21113 C.V.C.

View Traffic & Parking Violation Fines

Special Parking Areas

Visitors – Each campus has designated visitor lots which allow you to park for 30 minutes without penalty. Twenty-minute-time areas are designed with green curbs. If any visitor is going to be in a space for longer than the designated time limit, he/she should purchase a temporary parking permit from the permit vending machines which requires $2.00 (subject to change) in coins or a dollar bill for an all day parking permit good in any student lot.

Handicapped - Several areas on campus are designated for handicapped parking. Vehicles parked in these blue-lined parking stalls are required to properly display a California Handicapped placard or a current Special Handicapped Permit and a valid college parking permit.

Staff Lots -  Staff members must have properly affixed on their vehicles, a  Staff Parking Permit. Staff permits are not valid in metered stalls, handicapped areas or red zones.

Motorcycles, Mopeds, Bicycles

No permit is required if parked in designated area. Use of vehicular stall requires a permit.

How to File a Citation Appeal

Appeals must be filed within 14 days of the date the ticket was issued. To contest or pay a parking citation, call the parking administration office between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday – Friday at 1-866-420-2908.

The following does not constitute good cause to void or dismiss citations.  Appeals based solely on these reasons will not be considered.

  • Forgot to display parking permit

  • Lack of knowledge of the regulation

  • Other vehicles parked improperly

  • Late to class or appointment

  • Disagreement with, or inability to pay the parking penalty

RSCCD contracts with an outside agency that handles the payment and processing of all vehicle citations issued by District Safety officers. Reach them at their web address or as as follows:

Rancho Santiago Community College
c/o Parking Citation Service Center

P.O. Box 11923
anta Ana, CA 92711-1923

arking Lot Security

The College provides personnel to patrol the parking lots. However, persons parking on District property do so at their own risk. RSCCD does not assume any responsibility  for loss or damage to vehicles or their contents while parked anywhere on District property.​​

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