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Bakersfield College

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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 parking permit costs are as follows.

Fall or Spring Standard Student $40
Summer Standard Student $30
Financial Aid Student (any term) $30

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 $5 at any of our parking dispensers, labeled as "PPD" on our campus map. This pass will allow students to park in any student lot for the day issued only. Parking dispensers accept debit/credit cards and cash in exact change.

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.

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 $5 at any of our parking dispensers, labeled as "PPD" on our campus map. This pass will allow visitors to park in any student lot for the day issued only. Parking dispensers accept debit/credit cards and cash in exact change.

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.

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 and special guests may also obtain a day-pass parking permit for $5 at any of our parking dispensers, labeled as "PPD" on our campus map. This pass will allow vendors and special guests to park in any student lot for the day issued only. Parking dispensers accept debit/credit cards and cash in exact change.

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.

 

Benefits To Parking On Campus

College Safety works very hard to keep our campus community safe. Here are a few reasons we recommend parking on campus.

  • Parking on campus is safer than parking your vehicle in the surrounding neighborhoods, as College Safety Officers continuously patrol our parking lots.
  • Vehicle burglaries on campus are lower compared to the rest of Bakersfield.
  • College Safety offers an escort service from the campus parking lots.
  • Our parking lots are closer to the core of campus than neighboring streets.
  • The cost of a $30 permit is lower than the cost of one parking citation.

 

Disabled Person Parking

Bakersfield College is committed to suitable parking for those with Disabled Person Placards or Disabled Person License Plates. These placards and license plates are issued by the State of California. See the California Department of Motor Vehicles Disabled Person Parking Placards and License Plates page.

Disabled Person Parking is available in every Bakersfield College campus parking lot, except P9. Spaces are marked in blue with the signage of the International Symbol of Access (wheelchair symbol).

Any person displaying a valid Disabled Person Placard or Disabled Person License Plate may park in Disabled Person Parking spaces without a Bakersfield College parking permit. If all Disabled Person Parking stalls are full, you may park in any student or staff parking lot by displaying both a valid Bakersfield College parking permit and a valid Disabled Person Placard or Disabled Person License Plate.

Misuse of Disabled Person Placards or Disabled Person License Plates may result in parking citations (with substantial fines), administrative disciplinary action, and/or seizure of misused placard/license plate, as defined by the California Vehicle Code.

 

Parking Rules & Regulations

When on our campuses, traffic and parking regulations shall be enforced at all times. These include Federal, State, and local laws. The Bakersfield College Parking Rules & Regulations provides detailed information on our parking policies and procedures. Please take some time to read this information.

Parking Rules & Regulations are subject to change at any time. You may receive a copy of this agreement by printing it or requesting a copy from College Safety. Special parking requests or other issues should be brought to the attention of Campus Safety, immediately. Contact them at (661) 395-4554 or collegesafety@bakersfieldcollege.edu.

 

Citations

Parking violations are set by the State of California and other applicable local, State, and Federal laws. Citations for violations can be issued at any time. Fees for violations can be costly, so it is a good idea to keep yourself informed with the Bakersfield College Parking Rules & Regulations.

Fines

This is a partial list of fines that are associated with parking violations and are subject to change at any time.

Violation Fine
Permit Not Displayed $35.00
Disabled Person Placard Not Displayed $275.00
Parked Over Zone Time Limit $35.00
Parked in Red Zone $35.00

Paying A Citation

Payments on citations issued by Bakersfield College must be paid within 21 days of the date of the citation. For those that qualify, payment plans for citation fees must also be setup within 21 days of the date of the citation. Not adhering to the time frame may result in immediate action, including additional penalties, a lien hold placed on your vehicle registration, vehicle impounding/immobilization, or other actions allowable by law.

To pay your citation or inquire about payment plans, visit CitationProcessingCenter.com, call 1 (800) 989-2058, or mail the Citation Processing Center address below. You will need the citation number and the time the citation was issued or the license plate number of the vehicle. Payments can be made with a debit or credit card or in certified funds (money order, etc.)

Appeals

Appeals for parking citations issued by Bakersfield College must be submitted within 21 days of the date of the citation. Bakersfield College has no obligation to respond to appeals received more than 21 days after the date of the citation.

To appeal a citation, visit CitationProcessingCenter.com, call 1 (800) 989-2058, or mail your appeal to the Citation Processing Center address below. You will have the opportunity to submit supporting documents with your appeal.

Administrative Hearing

If an appeal is denied, you will have the opportunity to request an administrative hearing within 21 days of receiving the results of your appeal. To request an administrative hearing, visit CitationProcessingCenter.com, call 1 (800) 989-2058, or mail the Citation Processing Center address below.

To proceed with an administrative hearing, you must deposit your citation penalty fees with our processing agency, Citation Processing Center. For those that qualify, the deposit requirement may be waived. An adminstrative hearing will be held within 90 days of the request and shall be conducted in-person at Bakersfield College or by mail.

Citation Processing Center Address

Bakersfield College
Citation Processing Center
PO Box 10479
Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479

When paying a citation, please only send certified funds (money order, etc.) Do not send cash.

 

Pick-Up & Drop-Off Zones

The main Panorama campus has designated Pick-Up & Drop-Off zones in three locations. These areas are designated for loading and unloading, only. Pickup/Drop-off areas are 15-minute timed zones.

Designated areas are:

  • Admin Way (along the Haley Street entrance), from the entrance to the stop sign. (The circle in front of the Administration Building is a red zone, NOT a Pick-Up & Drop-Off zone.)
  • The circular area directly in front of the Outdoor Theater, to the east of P3.
  • Red & White Way (entrance from Mt. Vernon Avenue, across from Valley Strong Credit Union), from the entrance to the circle. (Vehicles are not allowed to park within the circle.)

See our Pick-Up & Drop-Off zone map.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

There are several parking restrictions in the residential and business areas surrounding the main Panorama campus. See the breakdown of residential parking restrictions. This information is provided by the City of Bakersfield and/or the County of Kern and is subject to change at any time.

Please be mindful of our neighbors by parking legally, respecting property, not walking on grass areas, not littering, and not blocking access to driveways or alleys. Outside of Bakersfield College property, parking laws and ordinances are enforced by the Bakersfield Police Department.

Parking in business parking areas outside of the college can result in your vehicle being towed, at your expense.

On Haley Street (between Panorama Drive and Radcliffe Avenue) there is no parking on the west side of the street from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. On the east side of Haley Street, there is limited street parking available. In this area, parking laws and ordinances are enforced by the Bakersfield Police Department.

You may want to consider other options, like being dropped off, taking advantage of public transportation (GET Bus and Kern Transit), or walking/biking to campus, if able. See our Transportation page for more information about alternative options.

While parking off campus might work out, we still recommend purchasing a semester parking permit. Day-pass parking permits may also be purchased at our parking dispensers.

Yes. If your permit is lost, please notify College Safety immediately. Replacement parking permits cost the same as the original.

To purchase a replacement parking permit, you will need to pay your permit fees at Business Services and then take that receipt to College Safety so they can process your permit order.

Appeals for parking citations issued by Bakersfield College must be submitted within 21 days of the date of the citation. Bakersfield College has no obligation to respond to appeals received more than 21 days after the date of the citation.

To appeal a citation, visit CitationProcessingCenter.com. You will have the opportunity to submit a written appeal and supporting documents.

You can also mail a written appeal with supporting documents to:
Bakersfield College
Citation Processing Center
PO Box 10479
Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479

Parking violations are set by the State of California and other applicable local, State, and Federal laws.

Payments on citations issued by Bakersfield College must be paid within 21 days of the date of the citation. Not adhering to the time frame may result in immediate action, including additional penalties, a lien hold placed on your vehicle registration, or vehicle impounding/immobilization.

To pay, visit CitationProcessingCenter.com. You will need the citation number and the time the citation was issued or the license plate number of the vehicle. Payments can be made with a debit or credit card.

You can also pay by certified funds (money order, etc). Mail your payment to:
Bakersfield College
Citation Processing Center
PO Box 10479
Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479

Payment plans can also be arranged by calling 1 (800) 989-2058.

Parking permits should be displayed on the vehicle's lower, driver's side, front windshield. Vehicles that do not have properly displayed permits may receive citations.

If your vehicle breaks down and/ or becomes immovable, please contact College Safety as soon as possible at (661) 395-4554.

College Safety Officers are only able to provide vehicle assistance by jump starting vehicles with dead batteries. For other issues, you may want to contact your roadside assistance provider or other mobile vehicle repair service to obtain further assistance. These services often come with their own fees, but College Safety can help connect you with local services, if needed.

No. Notes, money, expired parking permits, altered or copied parking permits, hazard lights, etc. are not honored in lieu of an official Bakersfield College issued parking permit. Incorrectly permitted vehicles may recieve parking citations.

Misuse of parking permits is subject to administrative disciplinary action.

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.

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.

If your college business requires you to park in a student or staff parking lot, you must be permitted. Please reach out to your point of contact here at Bakersfield College. They will coordinate with College Safety to provide you a parking code that can be used at our parking dispensers. Alternatively, you may obtain a day-pass parking permit for $5 at any of our parking dispensers, labeled as "PPD" on our campus map. Parking dispensers accept debit/credit cards and cash in exact change.

The registered owner of the vehicle is responsible for the parking citation, even if the registered owner "loans out" the vehicle to another person.

Any person displaying a valid Disabled Person Placard or Disabled Person License Plate may park in Disabled Person Parking spaces without a Bakersfield College parking permit. If all Disabled Person Parking stalls are full, you may park in any student or staff parking lot by displaying both a valid Bakersfield College parking permit and a valid Disabled Person Placard or Disabled Person License Plate.

Misuse of Disabled Person Placards or Disabled Person License Plates may result in parking citations (with substantial fines) and/or administrative disciplinary action.