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Parking Regulations

Parking is free for summer 2022.

Paid parking permits will be required for the fall 2022 semester.
Permits will be available online here beginning July 1, 2022.

If you should have any questions, please contact Chief Mueller at 

Parking at Cerritos College
is by permit only. Permits may be purchased for the day or for the semester.

Parking Areas - Vehicles authorized to park on the Cerritos College campus shall be parked only in areas that have been painted with lines indicating parking stalls. Park only in the area designated by your permit except for students with a valid "DP" plate or placard and a current parking permit.

All Parking Stalls/Lots on Campus are Color Coded:

  • WHITE Student parking, current term or daily parking permit required
  • YELLOW Faculty and Staff permit required
  • GREEN Timed stalls 2 hr max parking time limit (pay and display permit required for these stalls)
  • BLUE Valid "DP" plate or placard
  • WHITE GRID MARKED "MOTORCYCLE" Motorcycle parking only
  • PINK Cosmetology Patron parking only. Special permit required

Daily Permits are available online. Each permit is valid only on the day it is purchased. This permit is valid only in white-lined student stalls. Daily permits are $4.00. No refunds on daily permits are available.

Special Event Parking Permits:  Special Event parking has been defined as events that do not involve the college staff or its students.  Examples include High School Basketball Tournaments, H.S. Football games, youth athletic events, and Jiu- Jitsu tournaments, to name a few. Cost: $4.00.

Student Semester Permits can be ordered online through the link above. 

Refunds for semester permits will be credited only if all classes within the semester have been officially dropped within the appropriate deadline for the semester. The deadline is defined as the end of the second week of full semester length classes or 10% of class meetings for shorter than semester length classes. See current class schedule for refund process.

Staff Parking is reserved in yellow lined stalls for Cerritos College staff only.  Staff permits are available for the semester or for the year. College staff are also expected to obey all parking rules and regulations.

Disabled Persons may park in designated Disabled Person Parking stalls with a valid DP plate or placard. Students are not authorized to park in yellow lined staff parking areas unless they are disabled and have a DP plate or placard and have a student parking permit.

Motorcycles are required to have a parking permit.

Possession of a Permit does not guarantee a parking space on campus. It merely authorizes use of the parking areas.

Parking Violations will be cited. Citations will be issued to any vehicle on campus without a current parking permit, or illegally parked. Citations are written by Police Cadets who are also on patrol campus-wide for your safety and assistance.

Off-Campus Parking is extremely restricted.  Parking in surrounding residential areas is by City issued permit only.  Student vehicles parking in the surrounding neighborhoods are subject to being cited, towed away and impounded by the city at the student's expense. Towing can be immediate and fines and fees may run hundreds of dollars per towed vehicle. Parking in the shopping centers adjacent to campus is also prohibited by the property owners.  Student vehicles parked in these lots are impounded by the property managers, at the student's expense.  

Bicycles must park in District provided racks. Bicycles attached to railing, trees, light poles etc. are subject to removal by Campus Police.

Cerritos College assumes no liability and is not responsible for damage or theft of any vehicle or its contents.

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