Parking



Welcome to the Cypress College Online Parking Management System.

The Department of Campus Safety is proud to announce a new and improved parking registration system that offers an easier and more streamlined process to obtain a parking permit for students and staff.

Student – Semester Parking Permits

Student parking permits will be issued by the Department of Campus of Campus Safety. Parking permits must be displayed on your vehicle windshield, lower section, driver side.

Summer Session 2024

No vehicle registration will be required for summer session 2024.

Students parking on campus for summer session 2024 must pick up a free parking permit at the Campus Safety Office. Vehicles parking on campus must display a valid parking permit.

There will be no grace period for summer session 2024.

Spring 2024

All students parking on campus for the spring 2024 semester must register their vehicle(s) with the Cypress College Online Parking Permit System.

Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to register your vehicle(s) with this new system, and use the buttons below to register your vehicle or motorcycle.

When registering your vehicle, you will need:

  • Active Student or Staff ID number
  • Vehicle license plate number
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Vehicle color
  • Vehicle make
  • Vehicle model

Semester Parking Permits


Parking Citations

The Cypress College Department of Campus Safety is responsible for parking enforcement on Campus grounds, parking lots, and roadways. 

  • All vehicles parking on campus must have a valid parking permit and be registered on the Cypress College Online Permit Management System.
  • Failure to register your vehicle for a parking permit with Cypress College with result in a parking citation.
  • The fine for parking on campus without registering your vehicle for a parking permit is $37.
  • Parking Citation fines range from $37 to $290 depending on the violation. See the Parking Fine List here.
  • Please note, if you receive a parking citation, you must pay the fine or submit an appeal to contest the parking citation within 21 days from the date the citation was issued, or the fine will double.
  • A copy of the Cypress College Parking Regulations is available online and at Campus Safety Office.
  • Staff Parking, Disabled Parking, Fire Lane, Time Limit, and Head-in Parking regulations are ALWAYS enforced.
  • Overnight parking is not allowed on campus grounds, parking lots, or roadways.

Contest a Parking Citation

Anyone receiving a parking citation has the right to submit an appeal within 21 days of the date the citation was issued, or within 14 days from the mailing date of the “Notice of Parking Violation.”

Appeals may be completed online.

The registered owner of the vehicle is responsible for paying the parking citation and must bear the burden of proof when submitting an appeal contesting the parking citation. Notice of the decision will be mailed to you regardless of the outcome and further instructions given if necessary. Please note that each parking citation will have pictures to support the violation. The pictures are GPS stamped and will be entered in the Cypress College Parking Enforcement System as evidence to support the reason for issuing the parking citation.

Online Appeals:

Appeals may be submitted online or call (800) 989-2058.


One-Day Parking Permits

One-day parking permits are available for purchase at these on campus locations.

  • Parking Lot 1 – Next to the ATM at the Business Building.
  • Parking Lot 4 – On the sidewalk along the NOCE Building.
  • College Circle Drive – On the sidewalk across from Parking Lot 5.

The cost of a one-day parking permit is $3 and is valid until 11:59 p.m. on the day of purchase. One-day parking permits allow one vehicle to park in any student marked parking space. One-day permits are assigned to individual vehicles and cannot be shared. Any vehicle found using a one-day that was issued to another vehicle will receive a parking citation.


Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a comprehensive list of the most commonly asked questions regarding parking enforcement at Cypress College. Should you have a question not listed, please contact the Campus Safety Office at (714) 484-7387.

Do I need to register my vehicle every semester?

Yes. Student semester parking permits expire at the end of every semester.

I already registered my vehicle with CA DMV. Do I still have to register with Cypress College?

Yes. Registering your vehicle with CA DMV is not the same as registering with Cypress College.

I never got my parking permit in the mail. What can I do?

If you did not receive your permit in the mail, visit the Campus Safety Office.

Can I share my parking permit with another student?

No. Parking permits are assigned to specific vehicles.

I have a second vehicle. Can I park on campus using the same parking permit?

Yes. Just make sure that the second vehicle is also registered with Cypress College and is the only vehicle assigned to your parking permit. Permit must be displayed.

Can I park on campus for free if I am a guest or attending a special event?

No. You must purchase a day permit or have your host issue you a guest permit.

I am not a student. Do the parking regulations apply to me?

Yes. Parking regulations apply to all vehicles parked on campus parking lots and roadways.

Are the parking tickets at Cypress College “real” tickets?

Yes. Parking tickets at Cypress College are issued under the California Vehicle Code.