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Q: Who must have a parking permit?

A: Anyone who works on, attends, or visits the campus must purchase and display a valid permit. Visitor permits may be purchased at the information kiosks located at the parking structures or at any of the permit dispensers in various parking lots throughout campus.Permits are required on campus at all times. Enforcement is conducted year round, including holidays. As of January 1, 2017 all motorcycles and vechiles displaying a disabled placard are also now required to purchase a permit. 

Q: What is the cost of a parking permit?

A: Our daily parking permit costs $2.00. Student semester parking permits are $40.00. Motorcycle permits are $20 and must park in designated motorcycle parking.

Q: Where do I place my permit?

A: Students must place their static cling permit on the inside of their vehicle windshield just above the vin number. Staff may use a hanger provided or place on their vehicle windshield. Motorcycles must place permits on the left fork leg. 

Motorcycle Permits             Permits

Q: I am only visiting the campus for a few minutes, do I need to purchase a permit?

A: Each campus provides temporary visitor parking for up to 60 minutes. The areas are strictly monitored for abuse and therefore if you are unsure of your length of your visit you should purchase a permit. Cuyamaca visitor parking is near the one-stop area and by the track and field. Grossmont visitor parking is out front of building 10.

Q: I ordered my parking permit but never received it in the mail. Where is it?

A: If you ordered your student semester permit through WebAdvisor please contact the cashiers office to locate it.

Q: I have a semester parking permit but I forgot it, what do I do?

A: You must purchase a $2.00 daily parking permit for your vehicle at one of the gray parking kiosks or at the cashiers offices.

Permit Machine

Q: Can I leave my vehicle on campus overnight?

A: No, overnight parking is not permitted on campus and vehicles will be cited or towed. For special circumstances, please call CAPS in advance at x7654 to make arrangements.

Q: Where can I park?

A: If you buy a daily visitor permit for $2, parking is available in any student parking area. Student parking areas are identified with signage and have two white demarcated lines to park in. Those with a student parking permit or daily parking permit cannot park in spaces marked "staff".

Q: How do I pay for my parking citation?

A: Parking citations can be paid at the cashiers offices or online by visiting: www.paymycite.com/gcccd.

Q: Why do we have to pay for parking?

GCCCD makes every effort to provide safe and convenient parking for all who attend the college. Our campus has grown significantly so it's important that we maintain safe and suitable parking options. The costs associated with parking are high. Parking facilities require resurfacing and repaving every 5 to 7 years.

Here are some facts about parking:

  • Parking is not FREE - Building, operating, maintaining, and providing security for parking facilities costs A LOT of money.
  • Parking fees are necessary to build, operate, and maintain parking lots and provide adequate parking and safe movement of pedestrians and vehicles.
  • Everybody likes free parking, including us. But just because we don't pay for it doesn't mean that the cost goes away. Somebody has to pay for it. And that somebody is everybody.
  • To accommodate the diverse parking needs of the campus community, GCCCD will offer various types of parking permits, most of which may be purchased in advance online.
  • Parking is authorized in designated parking spaces only. Parking spaces cannot be created. A parking space is designated by a white parking space line on each side or end of the vehicle. Vehicles must fit within the parking space lines.
  • GCCCD permit rates and parking fines are generally amongst the lowest throughout the state.
  • The revenue generated by parking fees can ONLY be used for building, operating, maintaining, and providing security for parking facilities on campus.

Top Parking Tips!

  1. Make sure you know the rules when visiting a campus.
  2. Arrive for classes or events 20 minutes early to ensure you get a parking spot.
  3. Always park legally.
  4. You can reduce your carbon footprint by biking to campus. Maps are available here: Grossmont Bike Rack Map & Cuyamaca Bike Rack Map
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