Residential Permit Needed for Parking on Residential Streets

cars in bc parking lot with solar panels

Thursday, August 03, 2023 (initially reported April 17, 2017)

Be aware that not all street parking surrounding Bakersfield College is "free" to anyone. The Bakersfield City Council enacted a residential parking permit for the use of residences and their guests only to park on certain streets to the east and west of the campus. This went into effect April 24, 2017.

The maps below indicate where these areas requiring a residential parking permit are located. If you park in any of these areas without being issued a parking permit by a resident, then you will be subject to a parking citation issued out by the Bakersfield Police Department.

The restricted parking in the areas on the map are from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Monday - Sunday. 

If you have any questions regarding the parking restrictions on city streets, please contact the Bakersfield Police Department Traffic Division by calling (661) 327-7111. Bakersfield College provides plenty of parking in the student parking lots to accommodate students parking needs.

Please consider purchasing a BC student parking permit and parking in one of the three large student parking lots on campus.

residential permit outline--- Bakersfield City Residential Parking Permit (8:00 AM - 8:00 PM)

residential permit and no parking outline

--- No Parking (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

--- Bakersfield City Residential Parking Permit (8:00 AM - 8:00 PM)