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PARKING AT LA VALLEY COLLEGE

The College Sheriff controls all parking lot security and parking citation issuance. Parking permits are always required to park in any campus parking lot. Parking violations are enforced under 21113 (a) C.V.C. Please refer to the LAVC Comprehensive Parking and Traffic Regulations Policy for detailed regulations regarding parking and traffic on campus.

PARKING PERMITS

A parking permit is required to park in any campus parking lot. There are four types of parking permits on campus: Student (Semester) Parking Permit, Daily Parking Permit, Faculty/Staff Parking Permit, and Guest Parking Permit. Vehicles without a valid parking permit may be issued a parking citation by the College Sheriff.

Student (Semester/Session) Parking Permit

A semester/session student parking permit can be purchased anytime during the semester from the Business Office, or online through the Student Information System. Please view more detailed information regarding the student parking permit fee and purchasing procedurePurchase of a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space, only the opportunity to park in an appropriate lot if spaces are available. Please read the Student Parking information for student parking areas and other parking-related information.

Students who do not wish to purchase a semester/session parking permit have the option to purchase a daily parking permit at the parking pay stations in Parking Lots A and D and the Parking Structure. Please read the Daily Parking Permit information for how to purchase a daily permit.

Daily Parking Permit

Daily Parking permits can be purchased by visitors and students for $2 (cash only, exact change required) from the parking pay stations located in the following parking lots on campus:

  • Parking Lot A (near Burbank Blvd and Fulton Avenue)
  • Parking Lot D (near Oxnard Street and Campus Drive)

The daily parking permit is valid for any student lot (A, B, C, D, L, M and the Parking Structure), and is good only on the date of purchase. (View Campus Map). Purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space, only the opportunity to park in an appropriate lot if spaces are available.

STUDENT PARKING

  • All students using campus parking are required to purchase a LAVC parking permit. Please read the Parking Permit information on how to purchase a parking permit.
  • Student parking lots are designated by a letter (A, B, C, D, L and M). There is also student parking on the 2nd-4th floors of the Parking Structure. (View Campus Map)
  • Students are not permitted to park in any faculty/staff parking area at any time (College Road North, College Road South, Ethel Avenue, Lot H, the first floor of the Parking Structure, or in any stall in a student parking lot marked as "staff"). The College Sheriff will issue parking citations for vehicles parking in staff parking spots without the properly displayed parking permit.
  • At the beginning of each semester/session, all students are given a designated grace period for parking (in the student lots only), in which they can register for classes and purchase a parking permit. Students should make plans to purchase a parking permit from the Business Office or purchase daily parking permits.
    • In the Fall and Spring semesters, students are given a two-week grace period at the beginning of the semester for parking in any of the student parking areas. In the third week of the semester, the College Sheriff will begin writing citations in all parking lots. 
    • At the beginning of the Summer and Winter sessions, all students are given a one-week grace period at the beginning of the session for parking in any of the student parking areas. In the second week of the session, the College Sheriff will begin writing citations in all parking lots.
  • Please read the General Parking Guidelines for information regarding parking restrictions and rules.

PARKING FOR STUDENTS WITH A DISABILITIES

DISABLED STUDENT PICK-UP/DROP OFF LOCATIONS

  • There is a designated Access Services drop-off/pick up location for disabled students, visitors and guests:
    • in the east side of the roundabout near the main college entrance off Fulton Avenue and Hatteras Street (View Campus Map)

BICYCLE & MOTORCYCLE PARKING

FACULTY/STAFF PARKING

  • A valid faculty/staff parking permit is required to park in any faculty/staff parking areas on campus.
  • Faculty/staff parking areas are located in: (View Campus Map)
    • College Road South
    • College Road North
    • Ethel Avenue
    • Campus Drive behind Campus Center
    • Lot A (designated "Staff" parking stalls)
    • Lot D (designated "Staff" parking stalls)
    • Lot H (designated "Staff" parking stalls)
    • Lot M (designated "Staff" parking stalls)
    • Parking Structure (1st Floor)
  • Please read the General Parking Guidelines for information regarding parking restrictions and rules.

VISITOR PARKING

  • Visitors may be able to park in any student lot (A, B, C, D, L, and M) and the 2nd-4th floors of the Parking Structure with the purchase of a daily parking permit. Please read the Daily Parking Permit information for how to purchase a daily permit.Purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space, only the opportunity to park in an appropriate lot if spaces are available.
  • A 30-minute metered parking area is available: (View Campus Map)
    • near the main college entrance off Fulton Avenue
  • Metered parking spaces on campus may be utilized without charge by individuals with disabilities displaying valid DMV placards.
  • Please see the General Parking Guidelines for information regarding parking restrictions and rules.

FREE PARKING

  • There is LIMITED free parking available on city streets that surround the LA Valley College campus: Burbank Blvd, Fulton Avenue, Hatteras Street, and Coldwater Canyon Extension.
  • Please read all street sign before leaving your vehicle for any specific parking restrictions. Los Angeles Valley College is not responsible for any parking citations you receive on city streets.

BUS / RAIL ROUTES

  • Bus transportation is available to the campus by Metro bus lines, and is connected to Metro Rail (via the Red Line at the North Hollywood Station) by the Metro Orange Line, which stops at the Valley College Station. Check www.metro.net/lavc for schedules of bus lines 154, 156, 167, 656, the Orange Line and the Red Line. For more information, call (323) GO-METRO, or visit http://www.metro.net/lavc.
  • DASH buses also serve the Van Nuys/Studio City area. For more information, contact the L.A. Dept. of Transportation at 1-800-2LA-RIDE, or visit www.ladottransit.com.

GENERAL PARKING GUIDELINES

  • Please display your parking permit properly, in plain view, either hanging from the rear view mirror or on the left side of the dashboard. Failure to properly display your permit will result in a parking citation.
  • Motorcycle riders may obtain a parking permit sticker (for the windshield) from the College Sheriff's Office (located in the Sheriff's Building near Parking Lot D) upon showing proof of purchasing a parking permit from the Business Office.
  • All vehicles must be driven forward into a clearly designated parking space. Vehicles may not park backward into stalls. (Violation 21113.(a) C.V.C.)
  • No student parking is allowed in any of the faculty/staff parking areas at any time.
  • No vehicle may be parked overnight on campus (between 11pm - 6am). All vehicles left overnight will be subject to it being towed at the owners expense. (Violation 21113 (a) C.V.C.)

SPEED LIMIT

  • The speed limit on all college roadways and parking lots is eight miles per hour.
  • Violators of any traffic or parking regulations are subject to citations and fines.
  • Please observe this campus speed limit as safety is our main concern. Remember, pedestrians have the right of way!

SAFETY TIPS

PROTECT YOURSELF—You can take the following actions to protect yourself and your property :

  1. Make sure you always lock your vehicle.
  2. Do not leave valuable items in plain sight in your vehicle (this creates temptation for criminals).
  3. Record serial numbers to your valuable items (car stereo, cell phone, Walkman, etc.). This information is recorded into the "Automated Property System" (APS), which is statewide information available to all law enforcement agencies if they should contact an individual with your property.
  4. Do not leave your textbooks or personal items in a classroom unattended (if you go to the restroom, talk to an instructor, etc.). They may not be there when you return. Write your name on all of your items.
  5. Be aware of your surroundings when walking through the campus or the parking lots. If you reasonably feel in fear for your safety, contact the college sheriff's office and we will assist you.