Catalog  –  2013 - 2014


Traffic and Parking Regulations

General Regulations

Students must purchase a parking permit to park on the Porterville College campus. Parking permits may be purchased at the Office of Admissions and Records in the Academic Center. One-day parking permits can be purchased at the Business Office or Information Center for $1.00.

Students possessing a valid State Disabled Person Placard and/or temporary campus disabled parking permit do not require a parking permit. Those students may park within any student or disabled parking stall on campus.

Parking permits are valid only when displayed in the proper manner in/on the vehicle. Proper posting of permits is as follows:

  • Hanging from the rear view mirror, facing forward, in no way obscured from view.

Parking on the Porterville College campus is in marked parking slots. Vehicles must be parked face forward, within the two painted lines and not over the front painted limit line.

Limited time (30 minutes) visitor parking is provided at the front of the college. Porterville College staff and/or students are NOT visitors or guests. Guests/visitors using limited-time parking do not require parking permits.

In case of extended visits, guest/visitor parking permits may be obtained at the Information Desk in the Academic Center. The completed guest/visitor parking permit shall be placed in plain view atop the left side of the dash.

All parking permits are the responsibility of the holder and/or purchaser and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Report lost/stolen permits to campus security and complete an incident report, available from campus security or the Information Desk.

No person shall drive, park or leave standing any motor vehicle, motorcycle, moped or motor-driven cycle upon any area not designated for motor vehicle use including any lawn, athletic field, practice area, or sidewalk.

Read and obey all traffic and parking signs and markings.

Anyone receiving a citation is allowed to file an appeal contesting the action. Appeal forms are available at the Information Desk in the Academic Center or at the Maintenance and Operations Office. The decision from a written appeal is final.

Minimum fine for citations issued is $25.00.

Parking Defined: To park or leave standing any type vehicle, whether occupied or not, other than for the purpose of, or while actually engaged in, loading or unloading passengers and/or equipment. Vehicles shall not be parked or left standing, even though occupied by driver and/or passenger in a loading zone, disabled zone, limited-time zone or any other limited or restricted parking zone, other than that time specified by sign and/or curb markings, or areas not designed for use.

Parking Zones

  • Orange Curbed Zone: District parking zone for “E” (exempt) district vehicles only.
  • Yellow Curbed Zone: Reserved for the exclusive use of public carriers and/or school buses.
  • Yellow Posted Zone: Reserved for the exclusive use of district vehicles; loading/unloading passengers (3 minutes); loading/unloading of materials only (30 minutes maximum). May be used by employees, students, visitors and/or vendors.
  • Green Zone: For the exclusive use of guests and visitors only, limited to 30 minutes. Other special parking permits may be requested at the Office of Admissions and Records.
  • Red Zone: No parking any time – tow away zone.
  • Blue Zone: Reserved for the exclusive use of disabled parking.

Security Department


(559) 791-2200


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Campus security

(559) 791-2440

Traffic citations/appeals

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