While parking in Skyline College campus parking lots, drivers must obey all campus, local and state regulations. Backing into parking spaces is prohibited, and violators will be cited. Regulations in spaces reserved for accessible parking are being enforced. You must display a valid state-issued DP (Disabled Person) Placard or state-issued DP license plate to park in these areas, otherwise your vehicle will be subject to a citation. Day and evening students must park in student lots only, although student parking permits are waived for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Student parking fees have been suspended for the Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters.

All vehicles parked on campus must have a valid virtual parking permit. To simplify the purchase and vehicle registration process, purchasing a permit and registering your vehicle is done online, but an over-the-counter cash option is available at any cashiers office on our college campuses.

To purchase your semester virtual permit and register your vehicle, please go to smccd.thepermitstore.com/purchase.php.

You will need the following information to register a vehicle:

Vehicle Registration Information Requirements: license plate number & state, year, color, make, model, type, and if you are the owner of the vehicle

Once the online process is completed, your virtual parking permit will be active January 1, 2022.

All information associated with your virtual parking permit must be kept current.

If you need to add or change any information, please update your information online at smccd.thepermitstore.com/purchase.php. Only registered students may purchase a virtual student virtual parking permit.

A student virtual parking permit does not guarantee the permit holder a parking space.

Important: Your vehicle and license information must enter match to the vehicle you are parking on campus. Any discrepancies in this information may result in the issuance of a citation.

Student parking fees have been suspended for the Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters.

All vehicles parked on campus must have a valid virtual parking permit beginning Spring 2022. To simplify the purchase and vehicle registration process, purchasing a permit and registering your vehicle is done online, but an over-the-counter cash option is available at any cashiers office on our college campuses.

A daily/visitor/event virtual parking permit is valid in any student lot.

To purchase a daily visitor virtual permit and register your vehicle, please go to smccd.thepermitstore.com/purchase.php

Once the online process is completed, your virtual parking permit will be active immediately or on the date you choose.

COST: All day:  $3.00

All information associated with your virtual parking permit must be kept current.

If you need to add or change any information, please update your information online at smccd.thepermitstore.com/purchase.php.

Student parking fees have been suspended for the Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters.

All vehicles parked on campus must have a valid virtual parking permit beginning Spring 2022. To obtain your employee virtual parking permit and register your vehicle in our system, please go to smccd.thepermitstore.com/purchase.php. Your standard work email and password can be used to log in. 

Once the online process is completed, your virtual parking permit will be active January 1, 2022.

All information associated with your virtual parking permit must be kept current.

If you need to add or change any information, please update your information online at smccd.thepermitstore.com/purchase.php

Only SMCCCD employees may request an employee virtual parking permit.

Once you request your virtual staff/faculty permit, your physical permit that is on your vehicle windshield will no longer be valid.

Employees are permitted to park in any staff/student parking lot in a valid marked/lined parking space.

Student parking fees have been suspended for the Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters.

Disabled person parking spaces are in various lots throughout our campuses.  If you are displaying a valid state-issued disabled person’s placard or have state-issued DP license plates, you are eligible to park in any valid parking space on campus without any additional virtual parking permit requirements.

You must display a valid state-issued DP (Disabled Person) Placard or state-issued DP license plate, otherwise your vehicle will be subject to a citation.

Parking spaces with curbs painted blue and marked with disabled person logos are reserved for those persons with a California Disabled Person placard or license plate. If all of the disabled persons parking spaces in a staff lot are occupied a vehicle with a Disabled Person placard may park in any available space in a staff lot.

Transportation from student lots to campus may be arranged through the Educational Access Center (EAC).

Student parking fees have been suspended for the Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters.

The standard grace period of the first two weeks of Spring and Fall semesters, and the first week of the summer session. The grace period pertains only to permits, with all other parking regulations enforced at all times in all parking lots.

Additional Information

Day and evening students must park in student lots only. All staff lots are reserved for staff at all times. Refer to the campus map for parking lot locations. While parking in Skyline College campus parking lots, students must obey all campus, local and state regulations. Backing into parking spaces is prohibited, and violators will be cited.

At the beginning of each term (see note about Spring 2022), a grace period of two weeks for fall and spring and one week for summer session will be in effect in student parking lots only. The grace period does not apply to staff lots and other restricted areas. Parking spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, a parking permit is not a guarantee of a parking space.

Skyline College and the San Mateo County Community College District do not accept liability for vandalism, theft or accidents. Use of campus parking facilities is at the user's risk. However, any such incidents should be reported to the Campus Public Safety Office, Building 6, Room 6106, (650) 738-4199.

Appealing a Parking Citation

The right to appeal a parking citation is outlined in California Vehicle Code section 40215.  The appeal process is designed to lawfully address citations issued in error, or when the dismissal of a citation is in the interest of justice.  A formal citation appeal must be submitted in all cases. California Vehicle Code section 40500(d) prohibits any entity from altering, modifying, destroying, or nullifying a citation before it is processed by the Office of Parking Violations.  The San Mateo County Community College District Department of Public Safety cannot rescind or void citations (even if issued in error) outside of the appeal process.

Submit an Online Appeal:

If you receive a parking citation, contest the citation online.

Submit a Written Appeal:

You may contest the citation in writing within 21 calendar days of the issue date of your citation. Please include the following required information:

  • Indicate the factual reason(s) you believe your citation was issued in error,
  • Include copies of any documentation (pictures are especially useful) to support your claim (documents will not be returned),
  • Include your parking permit number (if applicable),
  • Include your citation or reminder notice,
  • Include your full name,
  • Include your mailing address (results of the agency’s decision cannot be mailed without a complete and correct address – include suite number, apartment number, zip code, etc.),
  • Include your telephone number.
Mail all information to:
  • Office of Parking Violations
    P.O. BOX 9003
    Redwood City, CA 94065-9003

Lost Parking Ticket or Citation:

Please call (888) 755-0625 for lost parking tickets/citations.