Campus Safety: Parking Information
Parking at the Claremont Colleges is regulated and a valid parking permit is
required to park on campus property.
Students and faculty/staff of the Claremont Colleges can create accounts and
register vehicles online.
Visitors may obtain a temporary parking permit at Campus Safety at no
Parking Regulations and Appealing a Citation
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: I saw a traffic accident. What should I do?
The first thing to do is to notify Campus Safety so that the appropriate help can be sent. Tell the dispatcher the exact location of the accident and if you think if anyone is injured or hurt. Stay on the phone until the dispatcher tells you that you can hang up the phone.
- Q: Why are the vehicle registration fees different for each campus?
The vehicle registration fee is set by each campus. They are billed to your student account.
- Q: How much of my vehicle registration fees go to Campus Safety?
None. All vehicle registration fees are collected by each of the campuses.
- Q: I will have a car on campus for the next few days. Do I really have to register it?
Yes. You are eligible for a free temporary parking permit.
- Q: I have a friend who will be visiting me for a few days. Do they have to register their car?
Yes. All vehicles on Claremont Colleges property must have a parking permit. Your friend can apply for a temporary parking permit at Campus Safety.
- Q: I just brought a car on campus. How much time do I have before I have to register it?
You have three days to register the vehicle after bringing it on Claremont Colleges property. You may, however, still be cited for failure to register until you register your vehicle. You can appeal these citations.
- Q: I just switched cars. The old car was registered. What should I do?
Come to Campus Safety with your student I.D. card and the new vehicle's DMV registration card, and we will update your records. Failure to do so may cause your vehicle to receive citations even though a valid parking permit is displayed. Parking permits are issued to specific vehicles and are not transferable.
- Q: I lost my permit. What should I do?
Come to Campus Safety with your student I.D. card and the vehicle's DMV registration card. You can obtain a replacement permit at the current cost of $10.00.
- Q: My permit was stolen from my car. What should I do?
The procedure is the same as if you lost your permit. You will also have the option of filing a theft report with Campus Safety.
- Q: I received a citation for parking in a student lot that
wasn't on my home campus. Why?
Each campus regulates the
parking in its lots. Some campuses want to enforce this regulation in order to insure that
students on their home campuses have adequate parking.
- Q: I take classes at campuses other than my home campus. What
should I do?
You can apply for permission to
park on another campus. To apply, see the Dean of Students for your campus and ask for a
petition to park on another campus. They will petition the campus that you want to park
on. If permission is granted, Campus Safety will be advised to provide you with a student
parking permit for the campuses that are approved. You will be notified by either the Dean
of Students Office or Campus Safety of the outcome of your request.
- Q: What is the big deal if I park in a red zone or a fire
lane when I just need to run into a building for a minute?
Areas designated as fire lanes
are done so for the sole reason of the safety of the college community. This is so the
fire department can readily get to people who may need their help. A lot of their
life-saving equipment is on their fire trucks, and seconds saved could mean the difference
between life and death for someone. The fire department can also levy huge fines against
the campuses because fire lanes are blocked.
- Q: I don't see the problem if I park in a loading dock. There
usually isn't anyone parked there anyways.
Loading docks are for the purpose of vendors making
deliveries, such as food, mail, or supplies. A lot of delivery companies, if they cannot
unload when their trucks arrive, will leave, and it will require another delivery charge
for them to come back, often delaying deliveries.
- Q: How much money does Campus Safety get for writing
None. All citation fees are
collected by the violator's campus and billed to their student accounts.
- Q: What happens if I refuse to register my vehicle with
Your vehicle is subject to be
towed and removed from campus property.
- Q: I received a citation that I don't think I deserved. What
can I do?
You can appeal a parking
citation within 10 days of the issuance date. You can appeal the citation by filling out
the appeal section on the back of the pink copy of the citation, or come in to Campus
Safety and get a Citation Appeal Form to complete, or
Get a copy of the appeal form.
- Q: My vehicle was towed by Campus Safety. What should I do?
Go to Campus Safety. Advise the
dispatcher that you vehicle may have been towed. In order for your vehicle to be released
from the towing company, you will be required to register your vehicle. Campus Safety will
authorize the towing service to release the vehicle to you. You may then go and get your
- Q: Sometimes I see the Claremont Police Department on campus
writing citations. Why is this?
The Claremont Police Department
is authorized to enforce all state and city laws on the campuses. Even though the
Claremont Colleges property are private property, all state and local laws apply here.