District Parking Regulations
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•Student parking permits are valid for use at both West Valley College and Mission College.
• Daily Parking Permit (Valid on the date purchased only-$3.00 per day) Permit Machines take coins and one dollar bills only.
• Summer Semester Permit (Valid for use: May 23, 2015 through August 28, 2015)
• Fall Semester Permit (Valid August 1, 2015 through January 29, 2016)
No overnight parking is allowed between 12:00 AM-5:00 AM without prior authorization from the District Police Department. Vehicles found in violation may be subject to citation. Please contact 1-408-855-5435 for further information.
At Mission College, please note that in parking areas that are designated and signed as Levi's Stadium event parking; stadium attendees must pay the applicable parking fee to park in these areas.
Parking and Traffic Services is committed to supporting the West Valley-Mission Community College District community by creating a smooth, efficient and welcoming parking experience. Our staff is dedicated to making your visit a positive one. If there is anything we can assist you with, please call us at 1-408-855-5435, or visit us at the Mission College Campus Center.
Sincerely, James Kerbey
Parking and Traffic Division
District Police Department
PURCHASING A PARKING PERMIT:
Semester length student parking permits may be purchased online
Student Parking Permits can also be purchased directly from the Admissions and Records office during normal business hours. Student parking permits are valid for use at both West Valley College and Mission College. To be valid, the permit must be properly placed on the vehicle and be clearly visible from the outside. To be properly placed, the permit must be affixed to the inside of the front windshield, bottom corner, driver’s side.
Parking permit requirements are enforced Monday - Sunday between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm, excluding district holidays. Parking areas specifically marked for disabled parking, red zones, loading zones, time zones and other restricted areas are enforced every day, 24-hours a day. Parking citations issued by the District Police Department are issued with the authority of the California Vehicle Code and the authorization of the West Valley-Mission Community College District Board of Trustees. District parking citations are legal documents that will be issued and processed in accordance with applicable state and local laws and regulations. In the event that you receive a parking citation while on campus, please carefully follow the payment or appeal instructions printed on your citation. Failure to do so may result in the addition of a late penalty amount and a hold being placed on the registration of your vehicle. Vehicles with five or more outstanding citations are subject to tow.
Annual Part-time Staff/Faculty Parking Permit Renewal Information:
To renew your part-time temporary staff parking permits for the calendar year for all part-time faculty/staff, contractors and professional experts please follow the instructions below:
Part-time Faculty or College/District Staff: Please submit your Police Services Request Form and Staff Parking Permit Application from Human Resources. Please send your Police Services Request Form and Parking Permit Application directly to the Parking Services Office. You may scan and e-mail your forms to firstname.lastname@example.org ; or mail it back to the address below.
Professional Expert or Contractor Staff: Please contact your program coordinator or supervisor at your assigned campus for a Staff Parking Permit application. Please send your Parking Permit Application directly to the Parking Services Office. You may scan and e-mail your forms to email@example.com ; or mail it back to the address below.
District Parking Services 3000 Mission College Blvd. Mail Stop #8 Santa Clara, CA 95054
The following regulations and procedures have been designed to provide for the effective use of parking areas, the safe movement of motor vehicles and pedestrian traffic, and the general safety of the campuses. Failure to comply with parking or traffic laws and regulations constitutes a violation subject to established penalties. Regulations must be observed at all times, including exam periods, registration, summer school, weekends, periods between semesters and inclement weather.
Parking is prohibited in any area not specifically marked as a parking space, including planted and unplanted landscapes, lawns, sidewalks, pedestrian malls, service docks, service drives, roadsides, driveways, streets and other traffic ways, pedestrian crossings, disabled ramps, bus zones; red, yellow, white and unmarked curbs, posted No Parking zones, barricaded or closed lots and streets. Vehicles must be parked with all wheels resting within the boundaries of the parking space as indicated by painted lines or other markers. Vehicles are to be parked in parking spaces front-end first (No “backing into” the space). Taking more than one parking space is prohibited.
Business cards or notes left on a vehicle are not an acceptable substitute for a valid parking permit. Vehicles displaying only a business card or note will receive a citation. No warnings are issued.
Stolen permits should be reported to the West Valley-Mission Community College District Police Department by calling 1-408-855-5435. Lost permits will not be replaced.
Voided, stolen, altered or counterfeit permits may be confiscated by the District Police Department using any reasonable means necessary.
Purchase and/or possession of a parking permit does not guarantee the availability of a parking space. It is the responsibility of the driver to locate an authorized parking space, legally park the vehicle and to properly display a valid parking permit. Vehicles with car covers are no exception.
All student semester length parking permits are valid at both West Valley College and Mission College. Your semester length student parking permit is static cling and must be attached to the inside lower-left corner (driver side) of the front windshield. Please make sure the inside of your front windshield is clean and dry before affixing the permit. To be properly displayed, the permit must be visible from the outside of the vehicle. All four-wheeled vehicles must properly display a valid West Valley-Mission Community College District parking permit when parked on campus. Improper or non-display of a permit will result in a parking citation. Students and visitors may purchase either a one-day “daily” parking permit, or a semester length parking permit. Motorcycles do not require a parking permit, however they must be parked in a designated motorcycle parking area. Motorcycles are prohibited from parking in stalls designated for four-wheeled vehicles.
One-day visitor or “daily” parking permits:
May be purchased from one of the many daily permit dispensers that have been provided for your convenience. Daily permits must be displayed on the driver's side of the front dashboard and the expiration date must be visible from the outside of the vehicle.
Daily permits are $3.00 per day. Permit dispensers accept change and dollar bills only.
At Mission College:
Daily parking permit dispensers are located in Parking Lots B, C, and D. All dispensers will accept one dollar bills, dimes, nickels and quarters. Once purchased, daily permits may be used in any student parking stall on campus.
At West Valley College:
Daily parking permit dispensers are located in all seven of the student parking lots. All dispensers will accept one dollar bills, dimes, nickels and quarters. Once purchased, daily permits may be used in any student parking stall on campus.
FALL SEMESTER 2015: August 31, 2015 through December 19, 2015
A student parking “Grace-Period” will be observed during the week immediately prior to the start of the fall semester and during the first week of the fall semester (Saturday, August 22 through Monday, September 7, 2015). Please note that the grace-period no longer includes the second week of the semester. During the grace period, no parking citation will be issued to any vehicle that is parked in a marked student parking stall without a permit; all other parking violations will be enforced. Parking citations will be issued to vehicles failing to display a valid student parking permit beginning Tuesday, September 8 2015.
During the Fall Semester (August 31, 2015 through December 19, 2015) all of the following permits will be valid for use.
• Fall Semester Permit (Valid August 1, 2015 through January 29, 2016)
• Daily Parking Permit (Valid on the date purchase only-$3.00 per day) Permit Machines take coins and one dollar bills only.)
WINTER SESSION 2016: TO BE ANNOUNCED
SPRING 2016: TO BE ANNOUNCED
Motorcycles/motor scooters are prohibited from parking in spaces designated for four wheel vehicles. Designated motorcycle parking is available in parking lots 2,5, 7 and East College Circle (near Athletic Fields) at West Valley College and in parking lots A, B, C, D, at Mission College. No parking permit is required for motorcycles parking in designated motorcycle parking areas.
Visitors who will be on campus for a brief visit may take advantage of a limited number of free fifteen (15), thirty (30) or (40) minute parking stalls.Vehicles properly parked in a marked time zone stall do not need to display a parking permit. Visitors who believe their visit may exceed the posted time limit of the time-zone stall are encouraged to purchase a daily parking permit for use in a student parking stall. Vehicles parked in a marked time-zone in excess of the posted time limit may receive a citation.
At Mission College:
The time-zone stalls are primarily located in the very front row of Parking lot A.
At West Valley College:
The time-zone stalls are primarily located in the first row on the northeast side of Parking Lot 5 next to the M.E. Fox Center.
All drivers who are disabled (as defined in section 295.5 CVC), and who have been issued a valid disabled parking placard or plates by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, are authorized to park in any disabled parking stall on campus. To be legally parked in a disabled stall, the disabled placard or plates must be properly displayed pursuant to the California Vehicle Code and D.M.V. guidelines. Vehicles properly displaying a valid disabled parking permit do not need to display any other District parking permit to park in a disabled parking stall. In addition, any vehicle properly displaying a valid disabled parking permit may park in any student, staff or time-zone stall without displaying any other District permit. Disabled permits are not valid for use in E-plate, Service Vehicle, Special Permit stalls, out of a marked parking stall or other restricted areas.
PAYING A PARKING CITATION:
To avoid additional penalties, parking citations must be paid within 21 calendar days of the issue date. Payment may be made via the internet, telephone, mail or in person.
•Internet: http://www.pticket.com/wvmc (Credit Cards: Master Card, Visa or Discover is accepted for payment). Please note that an additional service charge may apply.
•Telephone: 1-800-818-1832 Enter 9378 for West Valley College or 6477 for Mission College when prompted to enter the first four letters of the city or agency. (Credit Cards: Master Card, Visa or Discover is accepted for payment). Please note that an additional service charge may apply.
•Mail: Office of Parking Violations (WVMC)
P.O. Box 11113
San Jose, CA 95103
(Check or money order only – Please include your citation number on your payment. Do not send cash)
•In Person: Office of Parking Violations
210 N. Fourth Street, Suite 150
San Jose, CA 95112
(Master Card, Visa, Discover, check, money order, and cash accepted)
CONTESTING A CITATION (By Mail):
In the event that you believe your citation was issued in error and the indicated violation did not in fact occur, please submit a completed appeal form within 21 calendar days of the issue date of your citation. Per California law, failure to submit an appeal form within 21 calendar days of the issue date of the citation will result in the forfeiture of your right to appeal the citation. Appeal forms may be obtain at:
www.pticket.com/wvmc/online_forms.html or by calling 1-800-818-1832 and requesting that an appeal form be mailed to you. When completing your appeal form, please use facts, such as times and locations, to clearly explain why you believe the specific violation indicated on your citation did not occur. Please feel free to include pictures or other supporting documents that you believe will help explain or verify your statement, however, please note that supporting pictures or documents cannot be returned. Do not include payment for the citation when submitting your appeal form.
Complete appeal forms should be mailed to:
Office of Parking Violations (WVMC)
P.O. Box 11113
San Jose, CA 95103
CONTESTING A CITATION (Online):
Please note if you choose to file an online appeal you can go directly to the Office of Parking Violations website at https://www.pticket.com/WVMC
Please enter in your violation number. You will be given the option to Appeal Online. After choosing this option, please follow the instructions provided by the Office of Parking Violations website to submit your appeal. If you submit the appeal online you do not need to send in a written appeal.
AFTER YOUR APPEAL IS SUBMITTED:
Once your appeal form has been received by mail or through the website, your appeal will be carefully considered by a review officer to determine if the facts provided constitute a legal and valid justification for the dismissal of the citation. Upon completion of the review, a letter will be mailed to the address you provided, with a statement indicating if the citation was dismissed or upheld. In the event that your citation was dismissed, you will not need to take further action. If your citation was upheld, please carefully follow the instructions included with the letter as they will provide you with steps to pay the citation, or to continue in the appeal process.
This parking information was accurate at the time of publication. However, due to changes in legislation, procedure, or policy, these regulations or procedures are subject to change without written notice. Detailed copies of the District's parking regulations are available at the Police Business Office at each campus.