All parking requires a parking decal or a daily permit, which must be displayed on
the student's vehicle. Parking permits are required 6 a.m. through 11 p.m. Monday
through Thursday, and 6 a.m. through 5 p.m. on Friday. Students may park only in student
parking lots. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and having
a permit does not guarantee that a student will find a parking space. Separate summer
permits are also required.
NOTE: Parking permits are not required at the San Ramon Campus.
Parking is particularly challenging the first two weeks of class. Please arrive early to allow time to get parked and get to class on time.
Car drop-off gives you one less thing to worry about during the first two-weeks of class.
Cars that do not display a valid parking permit will be cited. (There is a grace period the first week of each term.)
Want to skip the parking hassles?
Try Transit, instead of driving to campus, and receive a free pre-loaded $20 Clipper Card from 511 Contra Costa for use on buses and BART. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 units to be eligible for this incentive.
Term parking permits are available for purchase on InSite/WebAdvisor.
Term permits are not available for purchase on campus. You will find the link on InSite's Academic Services menu. Go to InSite. We encourage all of our students to purchase term permits online to save time and money over purchasing daily permits, but when daily permits make more sense, we have:
Daily parking permit machines
Daily parking permits are still $3 and can be purchased at the new machines located in campus parking lots. See frequently asked questions about parking fees and parking permit purchasing process. For parking lot locations on the Pleasant Hill campus, please see the campus map.
Parking at the San Ramon Campus is free. Contact all other off campus locations for their parking policies. Students may park in the lots designated as student lots.
All permits must be displayed in plain view with all numbers and markings clearly visible It is the responsibility of the driver to have the permit displayed.
Failure to properly display your permit will result in a citation. Purchase and/or possession of a permit does not authorize parking on college facilities unless the permit is correctly displayed on the vehicle. The fine for illegal parking without a permit is $40. (Effective spring 2010)
A grace period for student parking permits is allowed for the first week of each term. No citations are issued for vehicles properly parked in marked student spaces during this period. Vehicles illegally parked in staff, disabled, no parking, or other restricted areas are subject to citation at all times. Grace period for fall 2019 is through September 2. Permit enforcement begins September 3, 2019.
If you feel you have a valid reason to contest a parking citation (see below for more information) please visit district police services and select "forms". Select Parking Citation Appeals Form for directions on how to file an appeal online.
Below are some commonly listed reasons given for violating parking regulations. While these reasons may seem valid to the violator, they do not address the laws of the State and the College. These reasons generally will not result in the violations being dismissed, or the violator being successful in a hearing.
* All fees are subject to change by the state legislature.
This is a summary of DVC Parking Policies. Detailed information, including faculty/staff and student lot locations, is available from the District Police Office near parking lot 1.
Term (fall / spring) parking permits:
Mid-term parking permit:
Summer session parking permit:
Don't want a parking permit?
Students registering for classes using WebAdvisor will also have the opportunity to
pay for the term parking permit. Information is on the WebAdvisor home page indicating
this feature. A link is also included in WebAdvisor after the student completes the
process of registering for classes.
Log into InSite and purchase parking permits.
Term parking permits are available for purchase approximately three weeks prior to the start of the new term.
Yes, the parking grace period will last approximately one week beginning the first day of the term. See above for exact dates.
No. The only way to purchase a term parking permit is through the online process.
Each college has identified several specific computers on their campus that will allow students to apply for the parking permit, then print out a voucher that is payable at the cashier's office. Upon payment, the student will receive a 7-day temporary parking permit that can be used until the permanent parking permit arrives at the student's home address.
CCC: Computers in the library, and in the assessment center and transfer center.
DVC: Computers #6 through #9 in the Welcome Center, and in the DSS department.
LMC: Outside of the cashier's window, and in the EOPS department.
The permit should arrive at your home address in 2-3 business days.
The name of the company is called Credentials Solutions. More details about the company can be obtained by visiting their website at www.credentialssolutions.com. They can also be reached at 1-800-646-1858.
Credentials Solutions will forward all parking permits that were undeliverable to Police Services, who will hold and release them to students upon review of proper identification.
Yes. Their term fee is now $25 and the mid-term fee is $13. In addition, there are no increases in the parking meters.
Students should report the stolen or lost parking permit to Police Services. Unfortunately, the student must purchase another parking permit if he/she wants to continue parking at a college lot.
Yes. Students now have the ability to purchase their daily parking permits using a credit card or cash.
Yes. Parking fee refunds will be made if the student drops all classes within the first two weeks of instruction for term-length courses or by 10 percent of the length of short-term courses. The parking decal must be returned to the Cashier's Office for a refund. The refund check will be mailed to the student according to the same refund processing cycle as enrollment fee refunds. Lost or stolen parking permits are not refundable