Parking Permit Requirements

All persons driving motor vehicles (except motorcycles) onto campus and utilizing the parking facilities during regular class hours (Monday-Friday, 7am - 10pm), including final examinations, are required to obtain a parking permit. Parking permits are not required in student lots on weekends or holidays. A parking permit is not required for students riding motorcycles and parking must be in designated Motorcycle Parking areas. A parking permit is not a guarantee of a parking space.

Purchasing Student Parking Permits

A grace period allowing for the purchase of permits will be in effect during the first two weeks of the Spring and Fall semesters, and the first week of the Summer session. The grace period pertains only to permits, with all other parking regulations enforced at all times in all parking lots.

Semester parking permits are valid at all three campuses of the District (Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College).

Parking permits are available for purchase online (via WebSMART) during registration and throughout the term of the permit. All permits are mailed to the address specified on the order. Permits are transferable from vehicle to vehicle. For parking fee information, see

Students may purchase permits in person at each College on designated Parking Permit computer terminals only.

Additional parking information and regulations

Disabled Parking

Designated disabled parking spaces painted blue and marked with the disabled logo are provided. Only vehicles displaying a State issued disabled person's parking placard or license plate may park in these locations. Students and employees with temporary disabilities who do not have a placard may receive special parking consideration by contacting the College Disability Resource Center (DRC) office. Special permits must be displayed as noted on the permit.