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For interpretation of this policy, Please Contact: Director, Parking Services, 909/537-5912
Chapter 1 --- VEHICLE PARKING
SECTION 1.00 --- BACKGROUND
Title V of the California Code of Regulations provides that parking fees shall be assessed to park vehicles upon CSU campuses and that those fees will be used to fund the operation, maintenance, and construction of parking facilities. Student parking fees are recommended by the Campus Fee Advisory Committee and are approved by the campus president, in accordance with CSU Executive Order No. 740. The purpose of this Parking Policy is to establish the rules and guidelines which will be utilized in administering the parking program at CSUSB. The intent of the Parking Services Department is to provide quality parking services, parking lot safety, and enforcement of regulations.
SECTION 1.01 --- PARKING PERMIT REQUIRED
Except as provided in this section, current valid CSUSB or systemwide parking permits must be appropriately displayed on all vehicles which are parked anywhere on the campus. Faculty or staff from another CSU campus visiting CSUSB for the purpose of conducting state business may obtain a visitor's pass from the Information Center. This permit may be used in any general parking space. Permits displayed must be according to Section 1.03.
- ENFORCEMENT HOURS
Effective July 1, 2005 permits are required for parking on campus at all times -- 24 hours day/7 days/week. Parking enforcement hours are indicated by signs posted in all permit parking areas.
The distribution of annual parking permits will be as follows: employees on 12-month payroll deduction will receive their permits at the beginning of the fiscal year; employees on a 9-month payroll deduction will receive their permits on or before September 1.
- CERTAIN AREAS EXCEPTED
Permits are not required in time limited parking spaces and only license plates and placards for disabled persons issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles are honored at time limited parking spaces without a time restriction (i.e., 30-minute parking spaces).
- AVAILABILITY OF PERMITS
Annual and quarterly parking permits are available to students, faculty and staff through the Bursar's Offices during normal business hours. Quarterly permits may also be purchased at the Coyote Bookstore during the first three weeks of each quarter. Vendor permits may be obtained through the Parking Services Office. Daily permits are available through permit dispensing machines. Special dispensations/permits may be issued by departments approved by the President, Vice Presidents, and the Parking Services Office.
- PERMITS PROPERTY OF THE UNIVERSITY
Parking permits/decals are the property of the university and may be invalidated, revoked, canceled or recalled. The use of a parking permit/decal is limited to the person who received/purchased the permit/decal. Permits/decals are not transferable except that they may be used for the purposes of implementing ridesharing programs.
- GUEST PERMITS
Guest permits are issued solely to guests of the university as described in Section 1.02. Guest permits may be issued by departments approved by the Division's Vice President. Guest permits shall not be issued to faculty, staff, or students to avoid payment for parking fees.
- INVALID PERMITS/DECALS
Canceled, forged, altered, or unofficial permits/decals shall not be honored. They may be confiscated by any officer of the University Police Department or Parking Services. Any person who knowingly displays a canceled or expired parking permit/decal, plate or placard for the purpose of fraudulently obtaining parking privileges on the university may be subject to campus disciplinary action and/or penalties as set forth in appropriate sections of the California Penal Code.
SECTION 1.02 --- SPECIAL PERMITS/DISPENSATIONS
Parking privileges may be extended by the Parking Services Office under special circumstances. The user of such a parking permit is subject to the express limitations indicated on the permit. Such permits will be valid only during the times and in the areas designated in writing on the permit at the time of issuance. All guest permits shall be written in ink or typed. Permits written in pencil shall not be honored. No unauthorized individuals or departments may grant special parking privileges. Under emergency conditions, the Director of Parking Services shall have authority to assign parking privileges as needed. Special dispensations are allowed in the following circumstances:
- Persons not employed by the campus, visiting the campus for the purpose of transacting state business with the campus, such as:
- Campus advisory groups, officially sanctioned by the university.
- Vendors and contractors performing duties contracted by the university while parked in a specific area designated by Parking Services.
- Dignitaries or government officials visiting the campus in an official capacity.
- Major donors of the university sanctioned by the Division of University Advancement.
- Faculty and staff on non-paid status, (from all sources, i.e., grants, etc.) working on campus, including emeritus faculty.
- Student recruitment and orientation events, (i.e., financial aid workshops, Transfer Day).
- Extraordinary ceremonies or campus community events (e.g., graduation, Environmental Expo, University Picnic).
Special dispensations for parking shall be authorized by and coordinated with the Parking Services office. The following conditions shall apply:
- Generally, parking enforcement shall occur at all times except as noted in this policy. If cancellation of enforcement is required, written approval must be obtained in writing from the Director of Parking Services.
- Distribution of special passes is the responsibility of the department(s) or organization(s) who are responsible for the event. For large events, special permits may be printed upon approval of Parking Services and mailed in advance.
- Advance notification of 14 days is required to Parking Services for any requests. Failure to comply may result in financial chargeback for personnel to accommodate the event.
- Dispensations are limited to designated parking lots which shall be assigned by Parking Services.
SECTION 1.02.1 --- SPECIAL PERMITS/SERRANO VILLAGE PARKING
Special parking areas for the residents of Serrano Village are designated by yellow lined areas closest to the dorm facilities in Lots D and E. Serrano Village residents must display a special parking decal for that area, as well as a paid parking permit. Special decals will be issued through the Parking Services Office and are non-transferable. Parking availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Spaces may be added or deleted according to specific Housing needs. An annual review of spaces will be conducted by Parking Services every December.
SECTION 1.02.2 --- FACULTY AND STAFF DESIGNATED PARKING
Special parking areas for faculty and staff are designated by specific signage. Faculty and staff must display an annual paid parking permit to utilize these spaces. Part-time faculty and staff are also permitted to use these spaces. Faculty and staff members who display quarterly permits or daily permits will need to display a special decal, along with the paid parking permit, to park in these spaces. The special decal is available from the Bursar's Offices. Parking availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking Services will review the number and location of reserved faculty and staff spaces at least annually and, in consultation with the Campus Transportation Committee, make appropriate adjustments according to faculty and staff reserved parking needs. (Parking in the Science Parking Lot is covered by a separate campus policy.)
SECTION 1.02.3 --- SPECIAL PERMITS/RETIRED FACULTY AND STAFF
All campus employees who have served for a minimum of seven (7) years and who have retired in good standing are eligible for a parking permit at no charge by applying at the Parking Services office. Retirees must renew their parking permits each fiscal year. Retirees' parking permits are not transferable.
SECTION 1.02.4 --- ANNUAL FACULTY AND STAFF AWARD RECIPIENTS
Those employees receiving the Outstanding Employee, Excellence in Performance, Outstanding Faculty Advisor, and the Outstanding Professor awards will each receive a parking space of their choice in one of the parking lots. These spaces will be designated with a specific sign for one year. The spaces are only to be utilized by the employee, and their license plate(s) will be kept on file. These spaces are non-transferable and must be relinquished to the Parking Services Department if said employee chooses not to accept the award.
SECTION 1.02.5 -- EVENT PARKING PERMITS
To facilitate convenient and friendly parking services to persons attending events on the CSUSB campus, the following event parking process will alleviate the need for those attending the event to purchase individual parking permits. The following two options are available to those who schedule campus events.
- The event scheduler may include the cost of parking in the fee paid for the event, or
- The event scheduler may pay the parking fee directly to the Parking Services Department.
Requests may be made to the Parking Services Department to obtain event parking permits. The cost of the permits shall be determined by the Director of Parking Services, who will consider the following services in determining the cost:
- Number of vehicles
- If reserved spaces or any available parking spaces will be used
- Special services provided, e.g.
- Parking officers
- Directional signs
- Cart, tram, or bus service
The cost will typically be less per vehicle than the daily parking rate, unless there are significant extra expenses such as tram service.
Event Parking Permits
The Director of Parking Services shall determine the permit to be utilized for each event. Examples of permits to be utilized include:
- Printed permits made available to the event attendees to display on their dash boards.
- No permit required when event attendees park in areas designated specifically for the event.
The event host may request that specific parking spaces or lots be reserved exclusively for the persons attending the event. The request shall be made to the Director of Parking Services, who will consider the feasibility of the request, methods in which it may be carried out, and potential adverse effects on parking activities.
SECTION 1.03 --- PERMITS/DECALS VALID IN ASSIGNED AREAS
- University parking permits/decals are numerically coded and are valid in all parking lots. A special decal must be displayed, along with a paid parking permit, when parked in the faculty/staff gate arm controlled lot. This lot is governed by the Science Parking Lot Policy.
- DISPLAY OF PARKING PERMIT: Parking permits/decals are not valid unless properly displayed (as stated below) with all numeric designations and expiration and/or purchase dates in clear view.
- Annual, sponsored activity and advisory board permits must be clearly displayed from the rear view mirror.
- Daily and special parking permits must be displayed on driver's side dashboard.
- Quarterly permits must be displayed from the rear view mirror.
SECTION 1.04 --- APPLICATION OF REGULATIONS
The provisions of this policy prohibiting the stopping, standing or parking of a vehicle shall apply except when it is necessary to stop a vehicle to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with directions of a police officer, Parking Services personnel, or official traffic control devices.
All applicable provisions of the California Vehicle Code pertaining to the parking of vehicles shall apply anywhere on the university or upon any of the grounds or parking facilities owned or controlled by the university, pursuant to Section 21113 of the California Vehicle Code.
A notice of parking violation of any section of this University or of the California Vehicle Code will be attached to the vehicle parked, stopped or standing in violation (CVC 40202).
SECTION 1.05 --- RESTRICTED PARKING AREAS
Where spaces are appropriately posted to indicate that parking is restricted to the use of certain individuals or vehicles, all vehicles parked in such spaces must conform to the posted restrictions or are required to have the express permission of the Director of Parking Services or Supervisor. Spaces referred to include, but are not limited to, those spaces set aside for persons with physical disabilities, persons with medical parking permits, car/van pool, and service vehicles. Unless exempted by the California Vehicle Code, vehicles using such restricted parking spaces must display the appropriate university parking permits. Unless posted otherwise, restricted parking spaces are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- RESTRICTED PARKING -- CAMPUS CORE AREA -- ON STREET: The parking of vehicles on the streets within the core area of the campus is prohibited. Exception to this restriction may be provided by Parking Services for exceptional need. The central core area of campus is considered closed to general traffic. Vehicular access to this area will generally be limited to no more than 30 minutes unless otherwise designated for university related purposes only, and provided when other access options are not feasible. Parking is limited to service vehicles, 30-minute, and other off-street locations. Request for vehicular access will be evaluated by Parking Services.
- RESTRICTED PARKING --- CAMPUS CORE AREA --- OFF STREET: The parking of motor vehicles in designated off-street parking areas within the main campus core is prohibited unless a Vendor/Service Vehicle Permit is properly displayed or clearance obtained from Parking Services.
- RESTRICTED CAMPUS CORE AREA --- ACCESS: Use of the core area as a short cut is prohibited and subject to citation.
- RESTRICTED PARKING --- CONSTRUCTION SITE: Only contractors, sub-contractors, and their employees may park within the construction site fenced area.
SECTION 1.06 --- SIGNS OR CURB MARKINGS TO INDICATE NO STOPPING AND PARKING RESTRICTIONS
Subject to the provisions and limitations of the California Vehicle Code and those of this policy, signs or the following curb markings shall be placed to indicate parking or standing regulations, and said curb markings shall have the meaning as herein set forth.
When signs or curb markings as authorized under this policy are in place, no persons shall stop, stand or park a vehicle adjacent to any such legible sign or curb marking in violation thereof.
- RED shall mean no stopping, standing or parking at any time except as permitted by the California Vehicle Code and except that a bus may stop in a red zone marked or signed a bus zone.
- YELLOW shall mean no stopping, standing or parking at any time for any purpose other than the loading or unloading of passengers or materials. Loading or unloading of passengers shall not consume more than five minutes, nor the loading or unloading of materials more than the posted time limit. In the absence of yellow curb markings, signs will be posted to clearly indicate that the area is restricted to loading or unloading only.
- WHITE shall mean no stopping, standing or parking for any purpose other than loading or unloading of passengers which shall not exceed five minutes.
- GREEN shall mean no parking for longer than the posted time limit.
- BLUE shall mean loading and unloading for persons with disabilities only.
Zones described in subsections (a), (b), (c), (d), and (e) of this section, red, yellow, white, green, and blue shall be applicable at all times, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.
SECTION 1.07 ---PARKING SPACE MARKINGS
- No vehicle shall be stopped, left standing, or parked other than within a single marked space.
- Oversized vehicles must contact Parking Services for a review and/or special permit.
- Only one vehicle is permitted per marked space.
- Motorcycles must park in designated motorcycle parking areas. Motorcycles may not be parked in automobile spaces (timed spaces excepted) unless permission has been provided by Parking Services.
SECTION 1.08 --- OVERTIME PARKING
When authorized signs or meters are in place giving notice and specifying specific time limits of parking on any portion of the university, no person shall park, store or leave standing any vehicle for a period in excess of the time limit. Each consecutive instance of parking beyond the maximum limit posted shall constitute a separate violation. Parking meters are available in all parking lots. The Board of Trustees for The California State University establishes fees for coin-operated parking meters.
SECTION 1.09 --- PARKING PROHIBITED
No vehicle shall be parked in any area or upon any street or roadway or portion thereof when authorized signs or markings are in place prohibiting same. Such signs will designate such areas by bearing the legend "No Parking Anytime" or "No Parking".
SECTION 1.10 --- REMOVAL OF VEHICLES
In accordance with the California Vehicle Code, any officer of the University Police Department or Parking Services Department is authorized to remove or cause the removal of any vehicle from the university that is parked in violation of the University's Parking Policy to the nearest garage or other place of safety, at the expense of the owner.
SECTION 1.11 ---TEMPORARY "NO PARKING" SIGNS
Parking Services is authorized to erect or place temporary "No Parking" signs on the university when necessary. No vehicle shall be parked or left standing in violation of such temporary restrictions.
SECTION 1.12 --- PARKING PROHIBITED IN LANDSCAPED AREAS
No vehicle shall be parked or left standing anywhere on the university in or upon a landscaped area. For the purposes of this section, a landscaped area shall be defined as any unpaved area that has been planted with grass, ornamental trees or shrubbery, or which has been graded or improved for purposes other than vehicle parking, including undeveloped fields and agricultural areas or any paved or brick patio area. (Authorized university utility and emergency vehicles are exempt.)
SECTION 1.13 --- BLOCKING TRAFFIC PROHIBITED
No vehicle shall be parked or left standing so as to interfere with or impede the normal flow of traffic.
SECTION 1.14 --- BLOCKING RAMPS PROHIBITED
No vehicle shall be parked or left standing so as to interfere with or impede the normal movement of wheelchairs upon ramps installed for the purpose of assisting the movement of persons with disabilities.
SECTION 1.15 --- PARKING PROHIBITED ON SIDEWALKS
No motor vehicle shall be parked or left standing on any sidewalk in such a manner as to block, impede or hinder the movement of pedestrians.
SECTION 1.16 --- BLOCKING FIRE LANE PROHIBITED
No vehicle shall be parked or left standing within the boundaries of a designated fire lane.
SECTION 1.17 --- LODGING IN A VEHICLE PROHIBITED
It is unlawful to dwell overnight or lodge on campus in any motor vehicle, motor home, trailer, boat, or house car on the grounds and roadways of the university without specific authorization from Parking Services.
SECTION 1.18 --- REMOVAL OF MARKINGS
No person shall remove, obliterate or conceal any chalk mark or other distinguishing mark used by any police or parking officer in connection with enforcement of parking regulations. Such an act shall constitute an infraction.
SECTION 1.19 --- PARKING SPACES FOR THE DISABLED
No motor vehicle shall be parked in, obstruct, block, or otherwise bar access to those parking spaces designated disabled parking.
SECTION 1.20 --- REMOVAL OF BOOT
No person shall remove, damage, or attempt to drive away, or otherwise interfere with the placement of a boot (vehicular immobilization device). Any person involved in such acts will be subject to appropriate university administrative action, charges incurred as a result of damage to the boot, and to criminal charges under the California Penal and/or Vehicle Code.
SECTION 1.21 --- LOITERING WITHIN A PARKING FACILITY
No person shall loiter or remain within a parking facility except to park or retrieve a parked vehicle. Failure to comply may result in arrest for trespassing per Section 602.J Penal Code.
SECTION 1.22 --- REGISTRATION REQUIRED
No person shall drive, move, or leave standing upon a highway, or in an off-street public parking facility, any motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, pole or pipe dolly, logging dolly, or auxiliary dolly unless it is registered and the appropriate fees have been paid under this policy except that an off-highway motor vehicle which displays an identification plate or device issued by the department pursuant to Section 38010 may be driven, moved, or left standing in an off-street public parking facility without being registered or paying registration fees.
Chapter 2 -- CITATIONS AND APPEALS
SECTION 2.01 --- CITATIONS
All of the provisions of the California State University, San Bernardino parking regulations are enforceable as described below in Chapter 3 -- Enforcement. Citations will be issued for parking violations.
SECTION 2.02 --- APPEALS
Administrative review of citation(s) must be requested within 21 calendar days from the issuance of parking violation or within 14 calendar days from the mailing of a notice of delinquent parking violation -- CVC 40215(a). Appeal forms are available at the Parking Services Office and at the Information Centers located at the main entrance of campus and on Coyote Drive.
There are three levels for appeals:
- FIRST LEVEL:
The Citation Review Officer will review the appeal. If the appeal is denied, the appellant has the option of requesting an Administrative Hearing.
- SECOND LEVEL:
The appellant must post bail to request this level. Payment and/or the request for an Administrative Hearing must be made within 21 calendar days following the mailing of the initial review -- CVC 40215(b). The citation is heard by the Administrative Hearing Officer (who is outside of the Department of Parking Services). The appellant may request the hearing to be in person or by mail. If the hearing officer finds in favor of the appellant, the bail is returned.
- THIRD LEVEL:
If the appellant does not prevail at the Administrative Hearing level, they may request a municipal court de novo hearing. They may take the citation to the San Bernardino Municipal Court, Second Floor Traffic Annex, 351 North Arrowhead Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92415. Any questions about this process should be addressed directly to the municipal court.
Chapter 3 -- ENFORCEMENT
SECTION 3.01 --- AUTHORITY OF POLICE AND PARKING OFFICERS
It shall be the duty of the members of the University Police Department, Parking Services, and such persons as are authorized by the Director of Parking Services, to enforce all of the provisions of this policy and all applicable provisions of the California Vehicle Code on the university, as provided by applicable sections of the Education Code and of the Penal Code of the State of California.
SECTION 3.02 --- REQUIRED OBEDIENCE TO CSUSB CODE
Violations of this policy or the California Vehicle Code are subject to citation to the court of jurisdiction in accordance with applicable provisions of law. Employees may be subject to administrative discipline and students may be charged with violation of the Student Conduct Code.
SECTION 3.03 --- EXEMPTION OF CERTAIN VEHICLES
- The provisions of this policy relating to the operation, parking, and standing of vehicles shall not apply to any vehicle or to the operator of any vehicle of police or fire departments, any public ambulance or any public utility vehicle, when such vehicle is operated in the manner specified in the California Vehicle Code in response to an emergency. The University Police Department and Parking Services shall be exempt from the provisions of the CSUSB Parking Policy.
- The foregoing exemptions shall not, however, protect the driver of any vehicle from the consequences of his/her willful disregard for the safety of others.
- Any vehicles of the CSU San Bernardino Facilities Services or firms under contract to the university while in use for the construction or maintenance work upon the grounds of the university, any vehicle used by the United States Postal Service or the campus Mail Service for the collection, transportation or delivery of United States mail, or other vehicles may be exempted from some or all of the provisions of this policy by Parking Services or the University Police Department.
SECTION 3.04 --- WHEN TRAFFIC DEVICES ARE REQUIRED FOR ENFORCEMENT
No provision of the California Vehicle Code or of this policy for which signs are specifically required for enforcement, shall be enforced against an alleged violator unless appropriate signs are in place and are sufficiently legible to be seen by an ordinarily observant person, giving notice of such provisions of the traffic and parking regulations intended to be in force.
APPROVED BY ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL 10-2-95
- REVISED 12-2-96
- REVISED 6-16-97
- REVISED 8-10-98
- REVISED 1-9-02
- REVISED 1-14-05
- REVISED 12-11-08