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District Parking Regulation

 

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 408-855-5435 or visit us at the Mission College Campus Center.

 


Sincerely,

James Kerbey

Parking and Traffic Division

District Police Department 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

- For e-mail inquiries, please send our office a message  at: parking.services@wvm.edu

 




- A valid student or staff or a valid daily parking permit is required to park on campus.

 Parking permit required Monday-Sunday, 7:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.

A valid student or staff parking permit is required to park on campus. Student parking permit requirements are enforced Monday through Sunday, between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Areas specifically marked for disabled parking, red zones, staff parking, time zones, and other restricted areas are enforced every day, seven days a week, 24-hours a day.

Overnight parking is prohibited without prior authorization from the District Police Department. Vehicles left overnight without authorization from the District Police may be towed at owner's expense.

 



A semester-length student parking permit may be purchased online at  missioncollege.edu  or  westvalley.edu  or in person at the Admissions and Records (A&R) Office.

  • For online purchases, a printable temporary permit will also be provided if the permit is currently in use.
  • To purchase a semester-length permit, either online or in person, you will need to know your vehicle's make, model, color, and license plate number. 
  • To be valid, the semester-length permit must be properly placed on the vehicle and be clearly visible from the outside of vehicle.  
  • If you are a Financial Aid student receiving a Board of Governors Waiver, you can purchase your permit online, but you must enter your student ID number when prompted to receive the discounted price.

 


  • Purchase and/or possession of a permit does not authorize parking on campus. It is the responsibility of the driver to properly park the vehicle and display a valid and authorized permit. Vehicles with car covers are no exception. Failure to properly display a permit may result in a citation.
  • To be properly displayed, permit must be affixed to the inside of the front windshield, bottom corner, driver's side. Improper or non-display of a permit may result in a parking citation.
  • One day "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.

 



PARKING PERMITS: 

 - One Day Visitor or Daily Parking Permit

Daily permits are $3.00 per day and valid on the date purchased only.

One day "Daily" parking permits may be purchased at any of the daily permit dispensers located in the parking lots. Daily permits are $3.00 per day. Daily permits must be displayed on the front dashboard and the expiration date must be visible from the outside of vehicle.

 All dispensers will accept one dollar bills, dimes, nickels, quarters. At Mission College all daily permit dispensers will accept credit cards. At West Valley College daily permit dispensers in parking lots 2, 4, 5, 7, and Tennis Courts will accept credit cards. Once purchased, daily permits may be used in any student parking stall on campus.

One Day (Daily) Permit Kiosks (Yellow machines) are available:

- At West Valley College: in all parking Lots.

- At Mission College: in parking Lots B, C, D.




Student Parking Permits:

Student Semester Parking Permits are valid for use at both West Valley College and Mission College.

- A West Valley-Mission Community College District Parking permit is required on all vehicles parked on the West Valley College and Mission College campuses during the following hours: Monday through Sunday   7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

- 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. 

 





 
Fall Semester Permit (Valid: August 1, 2016 thru January 29, 2017)

 - FALL SEMESTER 2016: August 27 - December 17, 2016.

 A student "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 (Monday, August 22, 2016 through Monday, September 5, 2016).

  Please note that the grace-period no longer includes the second week of the semester.

 • During the "grace period", no parking citations will be issued to any vehicle that is parked in a marked student parking stall without a permit; all the other parking violations will be enforced.

  Parking citations will be issued to vehicles failing to display a valid student parking permit beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

• There is no grace period for timed zones, red zones, handicap zones, staff parking, special and other restricted areas. Parking areas specifically marked for disabled parking, red zones, loading zones, time zones and other restricted areas are enforced every day of the year, 24-hours a day.

 - During the Fall Semester (August 27 - December 17, 2016) all of the following permits will be valid for use.  

 • Fall Semester Permit (Valid August 1, 2016 through January 29, 2017)

 • Daily Parking Permit (Valid on the date purchased only- $3.00 per day).



- WINTER SESSION 2017 ( January 3 - January 26, 2017):

There is no grace-period during the Winter Session. All vehicles parked on campus during the Winter Session must have a valid parking permit.                                                             All of the following parking permits will be valid for use:

  • Fall 2016 Semester Permit
  • Spring 2017 Semester Permit
  • One day "Daily" Parking Permit

Any student who is officially enrolled in a Winter Session class, and who does not already own a Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 semester length permit is eligible to receive a FREE student parking permit valid for use during the 2017 Winter Session. Winter Session students may pick-up their free student parking permit at the Admissions.       

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                - Spring 2017 Semester Permit ( Valid 12/19/2016 - 5/31/2017)                                                                  

- SPRING 2017 SEMESTER (January 28 - May 26, 2017).

A student "grace-period" will be observed during the week immediately prior to the start of the spring semester and during the first week of the spring semester.  

  • The "grace-period" begins on Monday, January 23, 2017 and ends on Sunday, February 5, 2017.
  • 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.
  • There is no grace period for time zones, red zones, handicap zones, staff parking, special and other restricted parking areas.
  • A valid parking permit must be displayed on the vehicle parked on campus starting Monday, February 6, 2017.                                                                                                                                                                                       During the Spring 2017 Semester (January 28 - May 26, 2017) all of the following permits will be valid for use:                                                                                                                                                                                       - Spring 2017 Semester Permit (Valid 12/19/16 - 5/31/17)                                                                                                                                                                                       -One day (Daily) Permit -valid only for the date purchased - $3.00 per day.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 




Driver Responsibilities

  Citations may be issued for parking or traffic violations. Parking and traffic regulations in effect pursuant to 21113(a) C.V.C.

  It is the responsibility of every driver to know and obey the West Valley-Mission Community College District parking regulations and the California Vehicle Code. 

The West Valley-Mission District Parking Regulations and the California Vehicle Code are enforced at all times. Vehicles not properly parked, or not in compliance with West Valley-Mission Community District Parking regulations, or the California Vehicle Code, are subject to citation and possible tow.

 

 FIREARMS PROHIBITED 626.9(h) P.C.

 


 

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.
  • Overnight parking prohibited vehicles may be towed.
  • Vehicles and contents left at the owners' risk.

 Please contact 408-855-5435 or via email: parking.services@wvm.edu 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.

 




SEMESTER PARKING PERMIT PURCHASE:

 West Valley College  Fall 2016 Permit (Valid 8/01/16 - 1/29/17) : $50.00                                                                 

 Mission College        Fall 2016 Permit (Valid 8/01/16 - 1/29/17):  $50.00                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               West Valley College  Spring 2017 Permit (Valid 12/19/16 - 5/31/17): $50.00                                                                                                                                                                                     Mission College        Spring 2017 Permit (Valid 12/19/16 - 5/31/17): $50.00                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                       


 

PURCHASING A PARKING PERMIT

- Semester length student parking permits may be purchased online. 

 

HERE

 

- Student Parking Permits can also be purchased directly in person at the Admissions / Admissions & Records (A&R) Office at West Valley College or Mission College during normal business hours. 

 




ENFORCEMENT:

Parking permit requirements are enforced Monday - Sunday between 7:00am and 10:00 pm, excluding district holidays.

Parking permit required Monday-Sunday, 7:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.

A valid student or staff parking permit or a daily parking permit is required to park on campus. Student parking permit requirements are enforced Monday through Sunday, between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m..

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.

WARNING:

Purchase and/or possession of a parking permit does not authorize parking on campus. It is the responsibility of the driver to properly park the vehicle and display a valid permit. Failure to properly display a valid permit will result in a citation.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

- If you forget your permit you must purchase a daily parking permit from one of the daily permit dispensers located in the parking lots.

- Stolen permits should be reported to the West Valley-Mission Community College District Police Department at (408) 855-5435 or in person. Lost permit will not be replaced.

- Permit is valid for use at both West Valley College and Mission College, but only in student parking areas and only during the dates indicated on the permit.

- See class schedule for refund information and deadline.





PART-TIME FACULTY-STAFF Parking Permit - RENEWAL Information:

- All WVMCCD Part-time Staff/Faculty and contractor (annual) parking permits will be EXPIRED in the end of the calendar year (December 31) and MUST BE RENEWED for the following year.

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 send/submit your Police Services Request Form (obtained from HR) and Staff Parking Permit Application to the District Police -Parking Services Office for PT (yearly) Permit renewal.

You may scan and e-mail your forms to parking.services@wvm.edu ;

 or mail it back to WVMCC District Police Parking Services Office 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 parking.services@wvm.edu ;

 or mail it back to the address below:


WVMCCD Parking Services - District Police

 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 immediately reported to the West Valley-Mission Community College District Police Department by calling 1-408-855-5435 or by visiting the Police business office. Lost permits will not be replaced free of charge, however, a replacement permit may be purchased at the standard purchase price. This includes BOG (Board of Governor) students purchased theirs at the discounted price.

 


Voided, stolen, altered or counterfeit permits may be confiscated by the District Police Department using any reasonable means necessary.

 



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, Motorcycles 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 and valid on the date purchased only.  All dispensers will accept one dollar bills, dimes, nickels, and quarters. At Mission College all daily permit dispensers will accept credit cards. At West Valley College daily permit dispensers in parking lots 2, 4, 5, 7, and Tennis Courts will accept credit cards.

Once purchased, daily permits may be used in any student parking stall on campus.

 

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, quarters, and credit cards. 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. Parking permit dispensers will accept one dollar bills, dimes, nickels, quarters, and credit cards. Once purchased, daily permits may be used in any student parking stall on campus.

 





DISPLAYING PERMITS:

  • Purchase and/or possession of a permit does not authorize parking on campus. It does not guarantee the availability of a parking space.
  • It is the responsibility of the driver to locate an authorized parking space, legally/properly park the vehicle, and display a valid and authorized permit. Vehicles with car covers are no exception.
  • Failure to properly display a permit may result in a citation.                     

                                                                                      



 

MOTORCYCLES/ MOTOR-SCOOTERS PARKING:  

Motorcycles/motor-scooters are prohibited from parking in spaces designated for four wheel vehicles; Motorcycles are prohibited from parking in stalls designated for four-wheeled vehicles.  

Designated motorcycle parking is available at the front of each parking lot: 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. However, motorcycles must be parked in a designated motorcycle parking area.

 


 

Bicycle , Roller-Skating & Skateboarding:

 Bicycle Riding prohibited on campus, except roadways open to public vehicular traffic.

 Roller-skating and Skateboarding prohibited on any portion of the campus. Violators are subject to citation.

 



 SHORT-TERM VISITORS:

 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 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 across the M.E. Fox Center.

 

 



DISABLED PARKING:

 All drivers who are disabled (as defined in the California Vehicle Code Section 295.5) and use a designated disabled parking stall must display a valid placard or specialized license plates issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Failure to display a valid placard or plate may result in a citation and fine.

 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.

 

 



SPECIAL PARKING AND LOADING:

Students or Staff members who have special parking or loading needs must contact the District Police in advance.

Business cards or notes left on the vehicles are not acceptable and a citation may result. No warnings are issued.

 



 

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 (online), 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/digits/numbers 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  

Please send check or money order only. Do not send cash and make it

 Payable to: Office of Parking Violations (WVMC)

 Please write or include the citation number on your payment (check/money order).

 

•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 parking violation / citation 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.

Please contact the District Parking Services at 408-855-5435 or e-mail: parking.services@wvm.edu, or visit us at the District Police Offices for any additional questions.