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Merced Community College District Parking Policy


  1. Parking on campus requires a current semester parking permit. This permit is required anytime you are parked between 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM Monday through Thursday, and Friday before 1:00 PM. This permit must also be visibly displayed in your parked vehicle in order to avoid receiving a parking citation.
  2. Owning a current parking permit doesn't guarantee that parking spaces on campus will be available for you to use. Merced College does not sell or rent parking spaces on campus but rather only, through the selling of a parking permit, allow owners of current parking permits the ability to park on campus.
  3. Signs regulating parking on campus are posted at each entrance to the campus and can be found at various locations throughout the campus.
  4. Daily parking permit dispensers are located at or near each of the main parking lots. The fee for a day permit is $1.00.
  5. Drivers who park their vehicles on campus must adhere to all local, state, and federal laws and regulations governing the operating and parking of vehicles.
  6. The fine for parking citations that are issued can be found on the back of the citation.


  1. Authority to regulate parking on campus was established by the Board of Trustees of Merced Community College District.
  2. The Merced College Police Department is vested with the responsibility of managing and regulating the parking on campus.
  3. The Merced College Police Department is located in the Services Building.

Review Process

  1. After an officer/personnel of the college police department has commenced writing a citation, he/she does not possess the authority to void any citation once the citation has been issued.
  2. If you receive a citation and would like to contest it, you may do so by appearing at the Merced College Police Department during operating hours and request to obtain an initial review form (Initial Administrative Review). The Chief of Police of Merced College has the sole authority in this section of the review process.
  3. If you are not satisfied with the findings of the initial review process, you may choose to initiate the second review process. You can do this by obtaining the second form (Request for Hearing Examination) at the Merced College Police Department. This review is sent to Merced Community College Payment Processing Center for a finding. This process requires a $25.00 refundable deposit, if the citation being contested is found to be invalid.