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Bakersfield College

P3 Student & Visitor Parking Lot PPD Accessible Parking sign.

Parking

Bakersfield College encourages you to carpool and ride-share to get to campus. Please see our Transportation page for more information about alternate transportation options. Below is information on our parking policies, parking permits, citations, and more.

See our campus map with parking lot locations.

Parking Permits

Order Your STUDENT or STAFF Parking Permit

Please have your BC ID number and vehicle information (year, make, model, color, license plate number, etc) ready to order your permit.

Bakersfield College parking permits are for the use of the assigned driver only. The assigned driver is responsible for all violations involving this permit, agrees to follow our Parking Rules & Regulations, understands that the parking permit remains the property of Bakersfield College, and agrees to present this permit at the request of any College Safety Officer.

Parking permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Parking on campus is first come, first served. A parking permit does not guarantee a parking space on campus. Theft, unauthorized use, or reproduction of this permit is subject to administrative disciplinary action.

You must park according to posted parking signs, marked zones (like red fire lanes, etc.), these instructions, and the California Vehicle Code. Violators may receive citations.

Permit Placement

The permit must be attached to the inside of the vehicle's front windshield, lower left corner, driver's side . (Some permits may also hang from the rear view mirror, facing outward.) It must be visible for inspection from outside the vehicle. The permit should not be in an area of window tinting or obstructed from full view, in any way. Parking permits are not valid unless displayed on the vehicle properly during the time the vehicle is parked on campus.

Students

Student parking permits are required each semester to park in any student lot at any Bakersfield College campus. On the main Panorama campus, these include P3, P6, P7, and P8.

Student Permit Costs

Fall or Spring Standard Student: $44
($40 permit fee + $4 processing fee = $44)

Summer Standard Student: $34
($30 permit fee + $4 processing fee = $34)

Students Receiving Financial Aid In Any Term: $34
($30 permit fee + $4 processing fee = $34)

Students are allowed to purchase one parking permit per term. In the case of a lost or stolen permit, the student should notify College Safety, as soon as possible. The student will then have the option to purchase a subsequent permit at original price. The original lost or stolen permit will be revoked, the newly purchased permit will be reassigned, and students will be required to complete the Revoke Parking Permit Agreement. Permits should not be shared with other persons.

Students may also obtain a Day Pass parking permit for $6 ($5 permit fee + $1 processing fee) from our parking website by selecting Login for Guests. This pass will allow access to park in any student lot for the day of issue only.

Staff

Staff parking permits are required to park in any staff parking lot at any Bakersfield College campus. On the main Panorama campus, these include P2, P3, P4, P5, P9, P11, P12, and P15.

Temporary staff (adjunct faculty, employees on a Temporary Employment Agreement, etc.) are allowed a maximum of one parking permit valid through the duration of the term. Temporary staff must request a new permit each term. Permanent staff (full time faculty, classified employees, managers and administrators) are allowed a maximum of two parking permits valid through the duration of employment.

In the case of a lost or stolen permit, staff members should notify College Safety, as soon as possible. The staff member will then have the option to obtain a subsequent permit (up to the maximum number allowed). The original lost or stolen permit will be revoked, a new permit will be reassigned, and the staff member will be required to complete the Revoke Parking Permit Agreement. Permits should not be shared with other persons.

Staff may also obtain a Day Pass parking permit for $6 ($5 permit fee + $1 processing fee) from our parking website by selecting Login for Guests. This pass will allow access to park in any student lot for the day of issue only.

Visitors

At any Bakersfield College campus, visitor parking is timed at 45 minutes and does not require a parking permit. Visitor parking is available for visitors and guests, only. Bakersfield College staff and students shall not park in designated visitor parking areas.

On the main Panorama campus, visitor parking lots include P1 and the parking stalls off the Haley Street entrance road (Admin Way) leading to the Administration Building.

Visitors may also obtain a Day Pass parking permit for $6 ($5 permit fee + $1 processing fee) from our parking website by selecting Login for Guests. This pass will allow access to park in any student lot for the day of issue only.

Vendors & Special Guests

At any Bakersfield College campus, all vendors and special guests requiring campus parking or access to the campus interior must check-in with College Safety. On the main Panorama campus, College Safety is in Levinson Hall (southwest entrance). To request a temporary permit, please complete our Vendor & Special Guest Parking Request form. Each request is unique and is subject to a variety of factors. If your request is approved, a temporary parking pass may be issued and a fee may be charged. If you are issued a temporary permit, it must be displayed on your vehicle while on campus. The pass will also indicate the location(s) you have been approved to park. Please allow up to 48 business hours for a response.

If your college business requires you to park in a student or staff parking lot, please ask your point of contact at BC to connect with College Safety to review the request. Comped parking in student or staff lots is extremely limited and is not guaranteed.

Vendors & Special Guests may also obtain a Day Pass parking permit for $6 ($5 permit fee + $1 processing fee) from our parking website by selecting Login for Guests. This pass will allow access to park in any student lot for the day of issue only.

Child Development Center (CDC)

At the main Panorama campus, 20-minute CDC parking is available in front of the CDC building. This area is not available as standard visitor or guest parking.

To obtain a CDC parking permit, please reach out to the CDC staff. They will issue a permit to be placed in the vehicle's windshield while dropping off or picking up children.