Campus Maps & Parking


New!

Semester parking permits are now purchased online

Click here for instructions on obtaining your permit:

 Permit Instructions for Students

 

 Permit Instructions for Faculty/Staff

 

 
Parking Fees for 2014-2015: 
  • $25 per semester (Fall & Spring)
  • $10 - Summer
  • Please take note that if you are wanting to purchase an additional parking permit for another vehicle you will need to bring the registration to both vehicles to the District Police Department for approval.
     A grace period of two weeks is provided the first two weeks of Fall and Spring Semester. Permits are not required during this time.  This does not apply for the summer session.
    Daily permits may be purchased for $2 from any of the permit machines at the following locations:
    • Visalia Campus - Lots 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, & 9
    • Hanford Center - Inside the Vocational Education Building & under the breezeway between Public Safety and Educational Buildings and Lot 2.
    • Tulare Center- Lots 1, 2 and 3
      The Gray Machines located in Visalia Lot 4, Hanford Lot 2 and Tulare Lot 1 accept Visa and MasterCard or debit cards with the Visa and MasterCard logo
     

     New Parking Permit FAQs

     
    Why doesn’t my banner log in work? How do I create a user name and password?
    If this is your first time logging into the Permit Store you will need to create a user account. To accomplish this start by clicking on “Buy a Permit.”
    • Enter your banner number and name and select the permit you wish to purchase. Click “Add Item”
    • On the next screen click “Proceed to Check Out”
    • On the next screen you will be prompted to “Create account” Click on this and proceed to follow the rest of the prompts.
    Why the increase in price for student permits?
    The state legislature sets the maximum amount which a Community College may charge for parking. Currently the maximum is $50.00 per semester; however the district has opted to only increase the semester permit from $20.00 to $25.00 this year. The semester permit has been at $20.00 for approximately 12 years. This parking fee pays for a portion of District Police and for portions of parking lot maintenance.
     
    How long will it take to get my permit?
    Normal turnaround time is 3-5 business days. After completing your online permit process you may print a temporary permit.
     
    Are student permits only valid for the semester or for the whole year?
    Student permits are valid for one semester only. The permits will come with a month and year expiration on them and are valid for the final day of the month indicated on the permit.
     
    Are staff permits valid for the semester or for the whole year? 

    Staff permits are valid for the whole year. At the end of the academic year, staff will need to apply for a new permit.

     

     Parking Regulations

     
    • ​All lots are parking by permit only.
    • Hours of enforcement: 6am - 10pm, Monday - Friday. Parking permits are not required on weekends. All other parking violations apply 24/7.
    • Permits are to be affixed on the inside of the front windshield on the left hand lower corner.
    • In the event that your permitted vehicle is not operative, you may contact District Police for a special two-week temporary pass. Recognizing that some students may have special circumstances, transferable permits are available upon request. To obtain a transferable permit, complete the Special Consideration Permit Request available under the Parking Regulations tab and submit the completed form to the District Police Department. All requests will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and a determination will be made on a case-by-case basis. Request must be made prior to purchase of a permit.
    • A 5 minute grace period is given to obtain the permit. In the event a citation was issued, it must be time stamped within 5 minutes after the issued time of the permit.
    • In the event a permit machine is not functioning, you may obtain a permit from a permit machine in another lot or by going to the District Police Office on the Visalia campus or at the Hanford Hub. It is still your responsibility to obtain a permit prior to parking.
    • Lost/destroyed permits may be replaced for the same price as the original permit. Report stolen permits to the District Police Office immediately. Free replacement permits provided upon submission of police report. Parking will not be dismissed unless the police report is make prior to issuance of citation.
     

     Parking Designations

     
    • ​RESERVED - Faculty & Staff only - Yellow curb
    • HANDICAPPED - Handicap placard, license plate or COS permit with accompanying Disability Resource Center endorsement - Blue curb
    • MOTORCYCLES/MOPEDS - Must be parked in designated spaces, permit not required - Orange curb
    • 20-MINUTE ZONE - Visitor parking, permit not required - Green curb
     

     Driver Responsibilities

     
    • ​It is the responsibility of every driver to know and obey district parking regulations and the California Vehicle Code.
    • It is the drivers responsibility to provide a perking permit for any vehicle on district property.
    • College of the Sequoias' parking regulations and the California Vehicle Code are enforced at all times.
    • All vehicles must be parked within allotted spaces.
    • Issuance of a permit does not guarantee a parking space.
    • Permits must be properly displayed.

     

     

     Motor Assistance

     
    • ​District Police can jump-start your vehicle if your battery is dead. District Police cannot change your tire or provide gas.
    • To get assistance, you need to have your identification and be prepared to sign a damage waiver. During peak periods, you may have to wait for assistance.
     

     Violations & Fines

     

    ​Sections:

    • 102: Disobedience of District Police $40
    • 103: Speed Limit (10 mph in all parking lots) $75
    • 104: No Visible/Improperly Displayed permit $35
    • 105: Unauthorized/Altered Permit $100
    • 107: Reserved Parking $35
    • 108: Motorcycle not in Designated Parking $35
    • 109: Bicycle Parking $35
    • 110: Loading Zone $35
    • 111: Green Curb (20 minute) $35
    • 112: Red Zone $50
    • 113: Head-in Parking $35
    • 114: Not Within Allotted Spot $35
    • 115: Parking/Driving in Unauthorized Area $35
    • 116: Abandoned Vehicles Towed
    • 117: Blocking Traffic/Driveway Towed
    • 118: 5 Unpaid Parking Violations Towed
    • 119: Sleeping in Vehicle (10 p.m. to 8 a.m.) $35
    • 120: Pedestrian Right-of-Way $35
    • 121: Prohibited Methods of Conveyance $35
    • 122: Loud Music $35
    • 123: Handicap Parking $330
    • 124: Littering $35
    • 125: Posting Handbills $35
     
    Last Updated: 7/24/2014 11:12 AM