Parking Brochure (PDF, 263KB)

All permit and parking regulations are enforced seven (7) days a week, 24 hours a day throughout the entire calendar year.

Curb Color Markings Use
  • Dark Green - Limited-time zones.
  • Blue / White Stenciling - Disabled Parking. It is unlawful for any person to stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle in a stall or space designated for individuals with disabilities unless the vehicle displays either a special identification license plate or a distinguishing placard issued by the DMV. (C.V.C. 22507.8(a)).
  • Red / Fire Lanes - No person shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, at any curb or in any location designated as a fire lane.  The designation shall be indicated (1) by a sign posted immediately adjacent to and visible from the designated place, (2) by outlining or painting in red with the words "FIRE LANE" stenciled in white, or (3) by a red curb or red paint on the edge of the roadway with the words "FIRE LANE" stenciled in white. (C. V.C. 22500.1)
  • Red / No Parking Zones-No parking anytime. These areas will be posted with "No Parking" signs. (C.V.C. 21113(a)).
  • Red Curb / Red Line / Red Crosshatched Lines - No Parking.
  • Yellow - State Vehicle Zone parking other than by state service vehicles conducting university business is prohibited. 

Obstruction of Passageways / Roadway - Parking will not be permitted in any way that may obstruct a roadway, passageway or doorway of a building.

Direction of Vehicles / Parking Stalls - Vehicles must park facing inwards with the front of the vehicle directly in front of the wheel stops or curbing in the marked spaces. No backing in or pulling forward is permitted.

Parking / Designated Space - All vehicles must park within the lines of one designated parking space and must park facing into the parking space.

Limited Time Zones - Limited time zones are intended for the use of individuals who have short-term university business. Limited time zones should not be confused with metered zones.

Outlying Areas and Adjacent Roadways - Parking permits will not be honored in any outlying campus areas located on University Drive, Potrero Road, Lewis Road and Hueneme Road.  Parking in these areas is prohibited. Violators may be cited or towed at the vehicle owner’s expense.

Metered Parking - Metered parking spaces are available throughout the campus. These spaces are for individuals who have short-term university business. Metered zones are not to be used for instructional sessions. Metered zones are enforced seven (7) days a week, 24 hours a day.  Parking permits are not honored in metered spaces.  Payment of the metered rate is required of all vehicles utilizing these spaces.  Each instance that the posted time limit is exceeded is considered a separate violation of the parking regulations, a vehicle may receive multiple citations on one day in the same metered space.

Bus Zone - No vehicle shall stop or park at any time in a designated bus zone.  Vehicles stopped or parked in the bus zone are subject to citation and/or towing at the vehicle owner’s expense. (C.V.C. 22500(i)).


Storage of Vehicles
No storage of vehicles is permitted on campus.  With the exception of residence hall students with valid parking permits, vehicles are considered stored if parked on campus after midnight.

Abandoned Vehicles
Abandoned vehicles will be towed away at the vehicle owner’s expense after three (3) days (C.V.C. 21113 and 22651(k)). Written notice from Public Safety will be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle in question.

Inoperative Vehicles
Any parking permit issued pursuant to campus regulations shall cease to be valid when the vehicle displaying the permit is determined to be inoperative by the PSD personnel. The following standard of in-operability shall be applied in any such determination:

A motor vehicle is inoperative if it cannot be moved under its own motor power and remains stationary in excess of three (3) consecutive days. When a representative of the PSD determines a vehicle to be inoperative, the vehicle shall be deemed parked without a valid parking permit and shall be issued a “Notice of Parking Violation” (citation) on the same basis as any vehicle not bearing a permit. If in the judgment of the Police and Parking Services representative a vehicle is restored to an operative condition, a permit for the vehicle may be reissued.

Repair of Vehicles
No repair of private vehicles shall take place on campus with the exception of jump starting a dead battery or fixing a flat tire.


Human Habitation
No person shall use any motor vehicle in any area on the campus for the purpose of human habitation or camping. “Human Habitation” includes one or more of the following activities: sleeping, cooking, or showering. It is prohibited to dump body waste on university grounds.


California Vehicle Code
All state laws, including the California Vehicle Code provisions, are enforced on the CSUCI campus seven  (7) days a week, 24 hours a day.  This includes holidays, weekends, and other periods when classes are not in session.

Except in situations where the PSD representatives are controlling traffic flow or direction, pedestrians have the right-of-way (C.V.C. 21950(a), but they must use crosswalks and may not cross in unmarked areas. 

Traffic Signs
It shall be unlawful to fail to obey any sign erected or maintained to indicate and to carry out the provisions of this code or any other traffic regulations (C.V.C. 21461(a)).  All stop signs and special road signs must be observed. 

Traffic Control Devices
Barriers, barricades, fences, or posts may be placed at any point and at any time to restrict traffic as may be deemed necessary for safety and convenience. The removal or moving of such barriers, barricades, fences or posts, except for emergency purposes, is forbidden without the expressed permission of TPS or the Police Department. (C.V.C. 21464(a)). 

Traffic Officer
It is unlawful to refuse to comply with any lawful order, signal, or direction of any traffic officer.
 (C.V.C. 21100.3).

Bicycle Lanes
Motor vehicles may not park, drive, or stop for passengers in designated bicycle lanes (C.V.C. 21211(b)).

Circulation of Traffic
All motor vehicles must circulate within the main campus on paved motor vehicle roadways only.

Speed Limit For Campus Core
The maximum speed limit is 20 miles per hour on all campus roads and 5 miles per hour in the parking lots, unless otherwise indicated by painted lanes and/or posted signs (C.V.C. 21113(a)

EMERGENCY VEHICLES (Being Utilized for Official Emergency Purposes)

With the exception of those regulations outlined in the California Vehicle Code, emergency vehicles are exempt from the CSUCI Parking Regulations.  For the purpose of these regulations, an emergency vehicle is defined as any privately owned two-wheeled, three-wheeled, or full-sized vehicle used in response to emergency calls for fire or law enforcement or for the immediate preservation of life or property; or any publicly owned vehicle that is engaged in law enforcement work.


A reference copy of the California Vehicle Code is available at Transportation and Parking Services.