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Vehicle Permit and Citation Information

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and as part of our commitment to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District is delivering most of its instruction and services online.  As a result, the District will not be requiring students to purchase parking permits for the Fall 2020 semester.  When it is safe for our college campuses to open to students and the public, students and visitors may park in any available student parking space.  Restrictions include, but are not limited to, parking in a fire lane, staff parking, disabled placard misuse, and timed spaces will still be enforced and cited accordingly.  This notice regarding Fall 2020 parking permits is effective through January 31, 2021.

The Campus and Parking Services (CAPS) office is responsible for parking enforcement at the campuses. Parking rules and regulations are enforced year round which may include holidays, spring break, weekends and summer session. Owners are solely responsible for loss, damage or theft to their vehicle while parked on District property. Vehicles parking on campus must be parked between two demarcated lines and there is no overnight parking permitted on campus after 11:00pm.

For a complete parking regulations packet please click here.

Parking Permits

Students may obtain parking permits online by logging into WebAdvisor. The purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space will be available. Student parking permits cost $40, and are static cling so they may be transferred to another vehicle only if owned by the same person. The permit must be clearly displayed on the front window, either side, inside lower corner. All permit information must be visible including the expiration date. All student parking permits must be visibly displayed so that the date, year and color of the permit can easily be seen. The permit must be displayed through the front windshield, attached to the window. Permits shall not be displayed through window tinting. Lost or stolen parking permits must be replaced at the vehicle owner's expense. As part of the reciprocal agreement with PLNU, we now accept PLNU valid student parking permits. Permit must be visibly displayed so that the date of the permit may be seen.

Disabled Placards All students or staff displaying a disabled placard also must display a GCCCD parking permit. There is a limited number of permits availble through EOPS, ARC and DSPS offices for those who demonstrate need.

Motorcycles must display a parking permit and park in designated motorcycle spaces. Motocycle permits are available at the cashiers offices. Do not park in hash marked or regular spaces unless clearly demarcated with a "motorcycle" sign and stenciled logo. Motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds must park in designated motorcycle areas with a valid motorcycle parking permit clearly displayed. Employees can obtain a permit from the Campus and Parking Services office.

Staff permits are available at CAPS offices. Only cars with staff permits are allowed in spaces designated for staff and only vehicles with handicap placards or plates are permitted to use handicap parking.Staff may register for a parking permit here. Remember to disable your pop-up blocker and bring an ID to CAPS for pick up.

We have many options for commuting staff, please check out our flier here!

GCCCD accepts staff parking permits from the following institutions: PLNU, Mesa College, San Diego City College, Southwestern College, Palomar, Miramar, Mira Costa, Imperial Valley, Mt. San Jacinto and San Diego Continuing Education.

 Permit Display

 Permit parking is enforced on all District property:

  • Monday - Thursday from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday from 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sundays - no citations are issued for failure to display a parking permit. All other parking and traffic violations will be enforced 24 hours a day, year round. This includes staff parking, fire lanes, disabled parking spaces and other vehicle infractions. 

Bicycle Parking

Bicycles are not permitted inside buildings or on railings which obstruct pedestrian pathways and disabled access ramps. Please use bike rack parking at all times. 

Cuyamaca Bicycle Rack Parking Map

Grossmont Bicycle Rack Parking Map

One-day Parking Permit for Guests

A one-day parking permit costs $2 and is valid for the date and time issued. Parking permit dispensers are located throughout campus. The campus has also partnered with Passport Parking, Inc. to pay by mobile phone.

Permit Machine

Vendor Parking Permits

All vendors are required to have a parking permit. Vendor permits are available through the CAPS office with 48 hours notice. Permission to drive and park on interior campus pathways are granted on a case by case basis and CAPS must be notified in advance. Citations will be written on vehicles found parked on pedestrian or emergency pathways.

Parking Citations

Parking citations vary between $45 to $500 per violation and can be paid or appealed online by visiting  If the citation is not paid within 21 days, the fine will increase by $75. After 45 days, the citation will be reported to the state Department of Motor Vehicles, which will not renew your registration until the fine is paid. All disputed fines are individually reviewed by a non-biased representative in the Campus and Parking Services office. You will be notified on the outcome of your appeal for a parking citation.

Upon request, any registered owner or driver of a vehicle that receives a GCCCD parking violation and has been denied at the first level appeal, will be provided with an application for ‘Indigent Status.’ A completed application accompanied by supporting income verification documents providing family income less than 150% of the most current Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG), will be approved to attend the second level Administrative Parking Hearing without first posting the statutorily required fine deposit. Additionally, upon request, any registered owner or driver of a vehicle that receives a GCCCD parking violation(s) will be approved to make payment on that violation(s) within parameters set by the District Public Safety Office. More information regarding parking citation pay plans may be obtained at the Campus and Parking Services offices and found here.

Click here for: How to Appeal a Parking Citation/Ticket


Citation Fees
Citation Citation Rate
No student permit displayed $45
Failure to display staff permit $45
Blocking an exit $45
Blocking a traffic lane $45
Undesignated area $45
No Parking Zone $45
Parked across two stalls $45
Improper Display $45
Violation of posted signs $45
Time Zone 10, 15, 20, 30 & 60 minutes                          $45
Current registration not displayed $45
Altered/Counterfeit Permit $100
Red Zone/Fire Hydrant $100
Disabled placard misuse $400
Disabled parking $400

Public Safety Contact Numbers

Call 911 in an emergency

  • Life-threatening situation
  • Medical emergency
  • Crime in progress
  • Fire
  • Major disturbance
  • Crime report
  • Request for police presence to deal with potentially-disruptive person

Sheriff's Non-Emergency Line

Call 858-565-5200

  • Reporting a break in that occurred in the past
  • Reporting vehicle damage
  • Reporting suspicious situations that are non-threatening
  • Any non-life threatening issue

Call Extension 7654 or (619) 644-7654 for Campus and Parking Services or email

  • Automobile assistance
  • Parking
  • Lost & Found
  • Safety Escort
  • Room Unlock/Lock



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