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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.

Student, Staff, or Visitor parking permits are required to be displayed on the vehicle's lower, driver's side, front windshield. On our campuses, each type of parking lot is clearly marked at each entry or exit. Please review our campus map for more details.

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 may also 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.

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 Reassigned Parking Permit Agreement. Permits should not be shared with other persons.

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.

Staff are allowed a maximum of two parking permits. In the case of a lost or stolen permit, the staff member 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 Reassigned 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.

If your college business requires you to park in a student or staff parking lot, 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.

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 document 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
Handicapped 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. 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.

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. 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

 

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.

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