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Parking Permits

Parking permits are required for all vehicles parking on SBCC campus parking lots. Parking permits are available for sale, online by semester, or daily, from the dispensers in the student lots.   In order to avoid a parking citation all cars must have a parking permit affixed to the lower left corner (driver's side) of a vehicle's windshield. Below are the details on where to obtain a parking permit or where to park until a permit has been purchased or received. (Purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space)

STUDENT PERMITS
Semester parking permits may be purchased on-line through pipeline.  Parking permits are available in the following categories:

  • Day/Evening Permit - $33.40* purchased online via pipeline. Allows students to park in any student parking lot between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. for the semester.   
  • Evening-Only Permit - $18.40* purchased online via pipeline.  Allows students to park in any student parking lot between the hours of 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. for the semester. 
  • Summer Permit - $18.40* purchased online via pipeline.  Allows students to park in any student parking lot between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. during the summer term (Summer permits are not valid in the Leadbetter lots).
  • CCPG** Students and Other Aid Recipients - All Day/Eve…………$23.40* purchased online via pipeline.  Allows students to park in any student parking lot between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. for the semester. 
  • Hourly Classified Staff - $13.40* purchased online via pipeline.  Allows hourly staff to park in any student parking lot between the hours of 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. for the semester. 

* Prices include shipping, handling, postage and applicable credit card processing fees. 

** Effective Fall 2018, the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW) has been renamed the California College Promise Grant (CCPG)

  • PURCHASE: Parking permits may be purchased on-line through pipeline when registering for classes. 
  • REFUNDS: Permits returned prior to the start of a semester are eligible for a refund.  The fee is not refundable once the semester begins.  SBCC does not issue refunds for lost or stolen parking permits.  This policy also applies to permits that were not received at the verified delivery address.

STAFF & FACULTY PERMITS
Permits for SBCC Staff and Faculty are free. 


Classified staff and Faculty permits can be picked up the week before the beginning of Fall semester in the Campus Security office on East Campus.  A notice will be sent out via e-mail with information on permit availability in mid August.  

Adjunct Faculty permits can be picked up the week before the beginning of Fall semester and the week before the beginning of Spring semester in the Campus Security office on East Campus.

VISITOR PARKING
Visitors and guests to Santa Barbara City College are required to purchase parking any time they park on campus.  All parking on campus is allocated and signed for specific uses, and parking regulations are enforced 24/7.  There are several basic options for visitor parking:

Up to 30 minutes: 

  • Lot 1-A Meter Parking (outside the Student Services building)

A permit must be purchased in the amount of $1 for 30 minutes at the meter machine and displayed on dashboard face up with date and time clearly visible from the outside to avoid being issued a citation. 

Longer than 30 minutes:

  • Lots 2-C (La Playa East)
  • Lots 3 (La Playa West)
  • Lots 5-2 (West Campus parking structure, level 2)
  • Lots 5-3 (West Campus parking structure, level 3)
  • Lots 5-4 (West Campus parking structure, level 4)

Day Permits may be purchased for 3-hours, in the amount of $3, or all-day, in the amount of $7.  Permits must be displayed on dashboard face up with date and time clearly visible from the outside to avoid being issued a citation.  

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Do I need a parking permit to park on campus?

Yes, permits are required at all times when parking on campus.  The purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee a parking spot.

How do I get a parking permit?

Parking permits can be purchased online. Logon to your Pipeline account and click on “Order Your Parking Permit Online” from the home tab.  Assistance is available at the Cashier’s Office SS-150.

Is my Summer Permit good for both summer sessions?

Yes, your Summer Permit is valid for both summer terms.  


* Effective Fall 2018, the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW) has been renamed the California College Promise Grant (CCPG).

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