The Woodland Community College Police Department enforces parking
regulations seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Permits are not required
during district holidays. As a result, all persons/parties parking on
campus property must adhere to the respective procedures listed below.
Enforcement of the permit requirement will be suspended during the first fourteen (14) calendar days of each semester, seven (7) calendar days of the summer intersession, and during commencement ceremonies. Designated Parking will be enforced during these periods.
Permit parking is enforced in all general lots between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. All general lots require a properly displayed, valid permit during these times. All other parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This includes designated staff spaces, handicap spaces, timed spaces, red zones, yellow zones, and areas not marked (no parking at any time).
The Iparq System supplies a temporary parking permit once the order is complete.
The temporary parking permit must be displayed immediately and then replaced with the actual permit once received.
Details of Parking Regulations
These parking procedures are intended to promote the safe and orderly movement of traffic on all District property for vehicles and bicycles. All applicable provisions of the California Vehicle Code are expressly applicable to the traffic upon the highways, roadways, driveways, paths, parking facilities and grounds of the District.
Parking of motor vehicles and bicycles is limited to specially designated areas. Fee permits are required. Vehicles or bicycles parked or left standing in violation of the provisions of this procedure are subject to fines, towing, or impoundment. The District provides parking facilities for vehicles for the sole purpose of conducting college business. Persons park on District property at their own risk. The District assumes no liability for damages or loss to any vehicle or its contents.
All persons operating, driving, parking, or leaving a vehicle standing on District property are required to adhere to the provisions of AP6750. All persons who enter on District property are charged with knowledge of the provisions of this procedure and are subject to the penalties for violations of such provisions.
WCC PD personnel are authorized by the Chief of Police to enforce all the provisions of this procedure and the California Vehicle Code in a manner authorized by the California Education, Penal, and Vehicle Codes. YCCDPD enforces driving and parking regulations seven days a week, 24 hours a day. The Chief of Police may designate exempt parking spaces or areas of parking spaces to accommodate special circumstances (i.e. athletic team buses; sports officials, etc.) The ultimate goal of enforcement is to gain voluntary compliance with this policy, through fair, equitable, and consistent enforcement of the policy itself. YCCDPD staff charged with enforcing this policy are encouraged to gain compliance through verbal and written warnings, citations, and whatever other tools available to encourage Students, Employees, and Visitors to comply with this policy.
DRIVING ON WCC PROPERTY
The driver of a vehicle shall obey all posted road signs, and the State of California Vehicle Code while driving on District property. In addition to the California Vehicle Code, the following procedures shall be followed:
- Failure to obey any signal or device erected or posted and applicable to vehicles or pedestrians, or failure to comply with any lawful order, signal or direction of an Enforcement Officer is unlawful.
- No person shall drive or ride any vehicle (except for authorized vehicles), or other mode of transportation on any walkway, landscaped area or any other area not improved and maintained or marked for the purpose of vehicular traffic.
- Unless otherwise posted, it is unlawful to exceed the posted speed limits on District roadways or parking facilities:
- Woodland Community College: 15 MPH
- Yuba College: 15 MPH
- Lake County Campus: 10 MPH
- Colusa County Outreach Facility: 10 MPH
- It is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle in a prohibited direction of traffic.
- It is unlawful to fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.
- The use of skateboards, roller skates, roller blades, and scooters are prohibited on District property.
PARKING ON DISTRICT PROPERTY
The Governing Board may require students in attendance and employees of the District to pay a fee, in an amount not to exceed limits set forth in the California Education Code, and adopted by the Governing Board, for parking services. The Governing Board may also require the payment of a fee, to be established by the Governing Board, for the use of parking services by persons other than students and employees. The Governing Board shall adopt a parking fee schedule and a violation bail schedule, which is found in attachment A of this procedure. The Governing Board shall revise and adopt any changes to the fee schedule and/or violation bail schedule as needed.
PARKING PERMITS REQUIRED
Except as provided below, any vehicle parked on District parking facilities must be legally parked and properly displaying a valid parking permit. Parking in District general parking lots and “Staff Only” spaces is a privilege. The privilege can be revoked at any time for good cause, by order of the Chancellor.
- Permit parking is enforced in all general lots between 6:00am and 6:00pm Monday through Friday. All general lots require a properly displayed, valid permit during these times. All other parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This includes designated staff spaces, handicap spaces, timed spaces, red zones, yellow zones, and areas not marked (no parking at any time).
- Authorized Service Vehicles and media vehicles in the course of conducting official business for or with the District are exempt from parking permits. Authorized Service Vehicles and Media Vehicles that do not bear a California Exempt License Plate must clearly display an Official Business Placard on the front dash board.
- Permit parking enforcement may be suspended upon order of the Chancellor or his/her designee for a period not to exceed 48 hours.
- Enforcement of the permit requirement will be suspended during the first fourteen (14) calendar days of each semester, seven (7) calendar days of the summer intersession, and during commencement ceremonies. Designated Parking will be enforced during these periods.
- No permit is required for bicycles. Bicycles must be parked in bicycle racks located in various locations on District property. Any bicycle parked in a hazardous manner, or secured to a ramp, pole, tree, or any location other than a bicycle rack may be impounded by YCCDPD. By Order of the Fire Department, bicycles are not allowed inside any district building. Bicycles left unattended for more than seven days will be considered abandoned and may be impounded by the YCCDPD for safe keeping. Bicycles will be disposed of in accordance with the Lost and Found property policy if not claimed by the bicycle owner.
Permits must be clearly visible from outside the front windshield area of the vehicle to be considered valid. The entire permit must be visible. Motorcycle permits must be affixed to the right or left front fork of the motorcycle, near the triple clamp.
The issuance of a parking permit does not guarantee parking availability. The responsibility of finding legal parking spaces rests with the motor vehicle operator. Lack of parking spaces is not considered a valid reason for violation of this procedure. Parking is available on a first come, first served basis.
Daily Parking Permits
Daily Parking Permits are valid for one (1) day only and can be purchased from any automated Permit Machine, from Admissions and Records Services (Daily Scratcher Permit) or on line at https://yccd.thepermitstore.com. Daily Permits are valid at any District property, in any general parking lot. The Conditions and instructions on the front and back of the Daily Permit must be adhered to. Daily Permits are not valid for “Staff Only” spaces. To be considered valid, Daily Permits must:
- Be used on the date of purchase, or date scratched/punched (Daily Scratcher Permit)
- Be placed face up so the entire pass is clearly visible from outside the front windshield on the front dash board of the vehicle, or clearly displayed from the vehicle’s rear view mirror.
- Have the month, day, and year clearly scratched or punched.
- Used on a vehicle parked in a general parking lot.
Parking Permit Refunds
Parking Permit refunds are available during the first two weeks of each semester. A parking permit or “best” part of the parking permit, and receipt must be returned with application to the Admissions and Registration Services Office(s) or Cashier. Any materials (permit printing cost, etc.) and/or administrative costs will be deducted from the refund amount.
Abandoned Vehicles/Recreational Vehicles
After 72 hours, unless prior arrangements have been made with the YCCDPD, disabled and/or abandoned vehicles will be towed away at the owner’s expense. Recreational vehicles are not allowed to park overnight, nor are persons allowed to sleep overnight in their vehicles while on District campuses.
General Parking Lots = Student or Visitor Parking
Designated Staff Area = Reserved for Employees
Blues Lines/Curbs = Handicapped Only
Low Emissions Vehicle=Vehicle Displaying DMV Clean Air Vehicle Sticker Only
Red Lines/Curbs = No Parking Area/Tow-Away Zone
Yellow Lines/Curbs = Loading/Unloading Only
45-Minute Parking = 45 minute time limit
30-Minute Parking=30 minute time limit
15-Minute Parking= 15 minute time limit
Areas with no Markings = No Parking at any time
A valid handicapped placard or disabled license plate and a current parking permit must be properly displayed on a vehicle. Designated parking spaces (blue) indicates parking limited exclusively to the vehicles of all disabled persons to include disabled veterans, disabled students, and disabled employees in all District general student parking lots. A valid “Staff” or “Student” parking permit, or Daily Parking Permit also must be displayed in plain view from outside the front windshield.
Vehicles parked illegally in red zones or parked so as to impede the flow of traffic on campus streets, lot entrances and driveways, in front of fire hydrants, or in other areas where emergency vehicles might be hindered, may be subject to being towed away at owner’s expense and inconvenience. Vehicles parked in staff or handicapped spaces are subject to towing and/or parking citation.
Excessive Parking Violations
After five (5) parking violations left unpaid for 21 days, a student may be subjected to the penalties of Disciplinary Probation, including ineligibility for athletics and other student activities, and withholding of grades and transcripts, in accordance with section 8 of the student code of conduct. In addition, the fifth unpaid citation may result in tow-away and impounding of vehicle; redemption of vehicle and towing and storage fees are the owner’s responsibility.
It is a violation of this policy for an employee to leave 5 parking violations unpaid for 21 days.
Contesting a Notice of Parking Violation
Under California Vehicle Code Section 40215(a), you have the following rights when appealing a parking violation:
Level 1 – The Administrative Review
The Woodland Community College Police Department (YCCDPD) is required to perform an administrative review of a contested parking citation if the appeal is made within 21 days of the issuance of the citation or within 14 days of the mailing of the notice of the delinquent parking violation. A review may be requested by visiting www.yccd.edu/police/appealing. If, following the initial review, the issuing agency is satisfied that the violation did not occur, that the registered owner was not responsible for the violation, or that extenuating circumstances make dismissal of the citation appropriate in the interest of justice, the issuing agency shall cancel the notice of parking violation or notice of delinquent parking violation. The issuing agency or the processing agency shall mail the results of the initial review to the person contesting the notice.
Please be specific in explaining the factual information as to why the violation did not occur, that the registered owner is not responsible for the violation, or that extenuating circumstances existed at the time of the violation. If you are not satisfied with the findings of the Administrative Review, you have the option of requesting a Level 2 packet for an Appeals Hearing.
Level 2 – The Appeals Hearing
If you are dissatisfied with the results of the initial review, you may request an administrative hearing of the violation no later than 21 calendar days following the mailing of the results of the issuing agency’s initial review. The request may be made by telephone, in writing, or in person. The person requesting an administrative hearing shall deposit the amount of the parking penalty with the processing agency. The issuing agency shall adopt a written procedure to allow a person to request an administrative hearing without payment of the parking penalty upon satisfactory proof of an inability to pay the amount due. An administrative hearing shall be held within 90 calendar days following the receipt of a request for an administrative hearing.
You must contact the YCCDPD at (530) 741-6771, come in person to the Police Department, or mail a completed Level 2 request form. You may request a mail-in or in-person appeals hearing. At your discretion, an appeals hearing may be conducted by written correspondence or by personal appearance. Your request for an appeals hearing must be accompanied by payment in full of the amount due for the citation, unless satisfactory proof of inability to pay has been submitted and accepted. After your request and payment have been received, your case will be set for hearing and you will be notified of the date and time.
An in-person face-to-face hearing will be scheduled only when specifically requested and full payment of the parking penalty is made or waived. A hearing officer will review the written information provided, your testimony and that of any witnesses and evidence provided which is relevant to your case. A decision is then rendered. In lieu of an in-person face-to-face appeals hearing, an appeals hearing may also be conducted by written declaration. A hearing by written declaration will be performed after full payment of the penalty is received or waived. A hearing officer shall review the written declaration and render a decision based on the information submitted.
The decision of the hearing officer may be delivered personally to you or by first class mail. If you are found “not liable”, the penalty paid for the citation will be refunded. Reference: California Vehicle Code Section 40215 (c) (4).
Level 3 – The Judicial Review
If you are not satisfied with the Level 2 appeals hearing decision, you may further appeal your case to the Superior Court having jurisdiction where the violation is alleged to have occurred. Within 30 calendar days after the mailing or personal delivery of the final decision described in subdivision (b) of Section 40215, the contestant may seek review by filing an appeal to be heard by the superior court where the same shall be heard de novo, except that the contents of the processing agency’s file in the case shall be received in evidence. A copy of the notice of parking violation or, if the citation was issued electronically, a true and correct abstract containing the information set forth in the notice of parking violation shall be admitted into evidence as prima facie evidence of the facts stated therein. A copy of the notice of appeal shall be served in person or by first-class mail upon the processing agency by the contestant. For purposes of computing the 30-calendar-day period, Section 1013 of the Code of Civil Procedure shall be applicable. A proceeding under this subdivision is a limited civil case.
The fee for filing the notice of appeal is as provided in Section 70615 of the Government Code. The court shall request that the processing agency’s file on the case be forwarded to the court, to be received within 15 calendar days of the request. The court shall notify the contestant of the appearance date by mail or personal delivery. The court shall retain the fee under Section 70615 of the Government Code regardless of the outcome of the appeal. If the court finds in favor of the contestant, the amount of the fee shall be reimbursed to the contestant by the processing agency. Any deposit of parking penalty shall be refunded by the processing agency in accordance with the judgment of the court.
If you have questions regarding the appeal process, please call the Woodland Community College Police Department at (530) 741-6771.