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Parking Services

Find more information about parking regulations, parking citations and appeals process, and electric vehicle charging stations.

Parking Services is located in the Police Department building at the corner of Redondo Beach Blvd. and Crenshaw Blvd. The office is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., closed on campus holidays and weekends. Parking Services can be reached during normal business hours at 310-660-6769 or parkingservices@elcamino.edu.

Parking Regulations

The Vehicle Code Laws of the State of California, the Ordinances of Los Angeles County and the Traffic and Parking Regulations of the El Camino Community College District are in effect 24 hours per day, seven days per week and are enforced by the El Camino Police Department pursuant to section 21113 (a) of the California Vehicle Code. 

All parking and traffic regulations are enforced through citations issued by the El Camino Police Department. The El Camino Community College District reserves the right to restrict the use of any parking stall, area, structures, or lot at any time.

  • All faculty and staff members are required to have and display a valid El Camino College staff parking permit to park a motor vehicle in staff parking lots. 
    • It is recommended that during the first four weeks of the semester that you plan to arrive at the campus at least one hour prior to the start of your class. 
  • Motorcycles and mopeds shall be parked only in designated motorcycle parking areas.
  • All motor vehicles shall be parked within and parallel to painted space boundary lines.
  • Reserved parking stalls (red and white curbs) require a valid reserved parking permit with matching stall/permit identification number.
  • Staff carpool parking stalls (orange and white curbs) require a valid staff carpool parking permit.
  • Staff parking passes are valid in student lots. A staff parking permit does not guarantee you a parking space.
  • Motor vehicles shall not be parked/stopped.
    • Overnight on campus (except by special permission granted by the El Camino Police Department);
    • In a space painted with multiple diagonal markings;
      • All motor vehicles shall be parked within and parallel to painted space boundary lines;
    • In driving lanes within parking lots;
    • On campus roads, service roads or driveways; or
    • Along curbs that are painted red or are painted to restrict zones exclusive of loading passenger zones which must be used for the purposes intended.
  • Reserved parking stalls (red and white curbs) require a valid reserved parking permit with matching stall/permit identification number.
  • Staff carpool parking stalls (orange and white urbs) require a valid staff carpool parking permit.
  • Disabled parking areas are strictly enforced every day, 24 hours per day, seven days per week. A vehicle shall not be parked or occupy a parking space that is designated as a disabled parking space unless that vehicle displays a valid disabled placard, license plate or permit.
  • No vehicle shall be parked in excess of the posted time limit (within any 24 hour period) in any of the visitor parking areas. Please check the signs posted in the visitor parking area for time limits. All vehicles parked in excess of the posted limits will be cited. Parking permits are not valid in these parking areas.

  • All students and visitors are required to have and display a valid El Camino College parking permit to park a motor vehicle in the student/general parking lots. One-day parking permits are available from the parking permit machines located in the parking lots.
    • It is recommended that during the first four weeks of the semester that you plan to arrive at the campus at least one hour prior to the start of your class.
  • With the purchase of a semester parking permit, automobiles or other four-wheeled motor vehicles shall be parked only in the area and in such a manner as designated by the College. Parking is not allowed anywhere else on campus (outside of a marked stall).
  • Motorcycles and mopeds shall be parked only in designated motorcycle parking areas. Signs are posted at the entrance to the lot (staff, visitor, etc.) Parking may be restricted to spaces specifically marked for each group.
  • All motor vehicles shall be parked within and parallel to painted space boundary lines.
  • Motor vehicles shall not be parked/stopped:
    • Overnight on campus (except by special permission granted by the El Camino Police Department); or
    • In a space painted with multiple diagonal markings;
      • All motor vehicles shall be parked within and parallel to painted space boundary lines;
    • In driving lanes within parking lots;
    • On campus roads, service roads or driveways; or
    • Along curbs that are painted red or are painted to restrict zones exclusive of loading passenger zones which must be used for the purposes intended.
  • Reserved parking stalls (red and white curbs) require a valid reserved parking permit with matching stall/permit identification number.
  • Staff carpool parking stalls (orange and white urbs) require a valid staff carpool parking permit.
  • Disabled parking areas are strictly enforced every day, 24 hours per day, seven days per week. A vehicle shall not be parked or occupy a parking space that is designated as a disabled parking space unless that vehicle displays a valid disabled placard, license plate or permit.
  • No vehicle shall be parked in excess of the posted time limit (within any 24 hour period) in any of the visitor parking areas. Please check the signs posted in the visitor parking area for time limits. All vehicles parked in excess of the posted limits will be cited. Parking permits are not valid in these parking areas.

 

Staff and student parking permits are displayed by hanging them in front of the rear view mirror and may be transferred from one car to another. Decal permits that may be affixed to the inside window are available from the Police Department for individuals who drive vehicles that are difficult to secure.

  • All permits must be clearly visible from outside the vehicle.
  • Daily parking permits are to be displayed on the dashboard, with the permit date facing the front windshield.
  • Semester parking permits must be hung from the rear view mirror with permit numbers facing the windshield.
  • Remove all expired permits from your dashboard to prevent misidentification.

Semester parking permits for students are $35 and are available from the Cashiers Office located in the southeast corner of the Bookstore building, ground level. Students and visitors may also purchase daily parking permits from $3.00 per day. These permits are available from the parking permit machines located throughout the campus parking lots.

  • Temporary parking permits are not available for current/past permit holders.
  • For any permit machine malfunctions, please use one of the other machines located in each parking lot.
  • Machines are able to accept cash only: dollars bills, quarters, dimes, and nickels.
  • To report an out of order machine, please contact the Police Department at 310-660-3100.

Daily parking permits are to be displayed on the dashboard, with the permit date facing the front windshield. 

Immediately report the theft of an El Camino College Parking Permit to the Police Department. A police report will be taken and the parking permit ID number will be placed in the stolen parking permit database. The individual may purchase a replacement permit from the Cashiers Office.  

  • The fee for a replacement permit is charged by cashiers and may not be waived.
  • The College is not responsible for any lost or stolen permits.

No vehicle shall be parked in excess of the posted time limit (within any 24-hour period) in any of the visitor parking areas.  Please check the signs posted in the visitor parking area for time limits. All vehicles parked in excess of the posted limits will be cited. 

 

A person shall not use such a plate or placard for the purpose of parking unless the person is disabled, or the driver of a vehicle in which a disabled person is a passenger. 

Pursuant to section 22511.56 (a) of the California Vehicle Code any person on El Camino College Campus displaying a placard is subject to presenting proper identification and evidence of the issuance of that placard to parking enforcement officers and or campus police officers upon the officer's request. 

Misuse of a placard may result in, but are not limited to, the confiscation, citation, removal of the vehicle, and/or arrest.   Misuse of a placard is described in section 4461 (c) of the California Vehicle Code and is classified as a misdemeanor. 

Individuals displaying a disabled person's placard or disabled person's license plates may park in designated disabled persons parking stalls and timed zones without receiving a citation. 

Individuals displaying a disabled person's placard or disabled person's license plates parking in student or staff parking stalls (non-disabled persons stalls) persons parking stalls must display a valid ECC parking permit. Vehicles not displaying a valid ECC parking permit will be issued a parking citation.

Additional information may be found on CA-DMV's website, reference sections 22511.5 - 22511.95. 

 

Parking and traffic regulations will be enforced through a joint action of the El Camino Police Department and the South Bay Superior Court, Torrance, California. 

Citations issued by the Police Department and all fines are payable to the El Camino Community College District. Parking fines are a minimum of $40. 

Parking Regulations are enforced 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Parking permit requirements are enforced 24 hours per day, seven days per week throughout the entire year, including holidays and weekends, unless otherwise specified. 

Students and visitors may park in the staff parking lots with a valid El Camino College student parking permit/daily permits after the posted times on weekdays and all day on weekends and holidays.

 

Pursuant to California Vehicle Code Section 22651 of the California Vehicle Code, vehicles can be towed and/or booted. This vehicle code section applies to all roadways, parking lots and parking structures on district property.

Vehicles that have been towed will only be released to the registered owner. 

The El Camino Community College District shall not be liable under any circumstances for the loss or damage caused to any vehicle parked on or adjacent to any District property.

 

The Police Department may only offer assistance in calling an authorized auto service such as AAA, local tow company, etc. for motorists requiring flat tire, battery jump, vehicle unlock (key assist) and/or towing services.  We are not able to assist in any other way or provide equipment. 

 

Parking Appeals

An Online Parking Citation Appeal can be filed online. 

You may pick up a Parking Citation Appeal form at the El Camino Police Department lobby, located at the corner of Crenshaw Blvd. and Redondo Beach Blvd. in Parking Lot K. You may also submit a Parking Citation Administrative Review Via the web. You must come into the Parking Services Office if you elect to go beyond Step I. 

 

You have 21 days from the date of your citation to submit an Administrative Review form to appeal your parking citation. This form allows you to put in writing your explanation and reason for appeal.  This form will be reviewed by the Police Department, and a decision will be made and mailed to you within five working days. Parking citations will generally not be recommended for dismissal for a lost or forgotten permit, improperly displayed permit, not knowing the regulations, not displaying daily permits properly and not seeing the signs. Please be specific in explaining why you feel the citation should be dismissed. If you do not agree with the findings of the Administrative Review, you have the option of going on to Step II.

 

You must have completed an Administrative Review form and completed the entire process before requesting an administrative hearing. You may request to have a hearing before an El Camino College parking citations hearing officer by coming in person to the El Camino Police Department within 21 days after the decision of the administrative review has been mailed to you. 

The amount of the parking fine must be posted in the form of a check or money order at the time you make your appointment for an administrative hearing. If you do not agree with the decision of the administrative hearing officer, you have the option of going on to Step III. 

Pursuant to C.V.C.  40215(b) a person may complete an indigent status form if they can prove that they do not have the ability to post the penalty due to financial hardship in order to set up the administrative hearing.  The appellant must complete the indigent status form and submit it along with your request for an administrative hearing for consideration.

 

You must have completed both the administrative review process and the administrative hearing in order to file a Notice of Appeal through Civil Court. You are required to appear in person at Stanley Mosk Courthouse, 111 North Hill Street, Room 102, Los Angeles, CA 90012 within 20 days after mailing the administrative review final decision. The Notice of Appeal can only be made after an individual has had an administrative review final decision. A copy of the Notice of Decision must accompany the filing. The court will require a filing fee, plus any other applicable court charges and fees; the appeal is heard de novo with the parking agency’s file in the case submitted as evidence of the violation. 

WARNING: Failure to adhere to the timelines as indicated in each step will prevent you from contesting a citation any further.

Parking Citation Appeal

 

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Ten Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) ChargePoint charging stations (marked in green) are available on the lower level of ECC's Parking Lot C (located off Manhattan Beach Boulevard - view campus map). Students, staff, faculty and visitors with a valid parking permit are welcome to use the charging stations.

Only electric vehicles that are using the charging stations may park in the designated spots. A vehicle that is parked in an EV charging station but is not connected for electric charging purposes is subject to citation and/or tow per CVC Section 21113(a).

The cost to use the stations is 30 cents per kilowatt hour. In order to use a station, you must have a ChargePoint account, and you may pay using either the ChargePoint mobile app or ChargePoint card. Those with a current ChargePoint account may start using the stations at any time.

 
  • To register for a new account: simply sign up with ChargePoint. It's free to register; the user's credit card will be billed with each use.
  • To start using the stations immediately: download the free mobile app (iPhone App Store or Android Play Store) and enter ChargePoint login data.

 

For additional information, sign up for a ChargePoint account and view the training videos.

 


For more information, contact Parking Services at ext. 6769 or parkingservices@elcamino.edu.