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Parking Regulations


Controlled Parking

Parking is specifically controlled at all times (24 hours a day, 365 days a year) in the areas listed below:

•         Red curb-no parking anytime.

•         Green curb-limited time as indicated.

•         Yellow curb-service vehicles only.

•         White curb-limited time is five minutes.

•         Blue curb-No vehicles should park in a blue zone reserved for "Disabled Parking Only" unless properly displaying a Department of Motor Vehicle's Disabled Plate placard, and a valid University of the Pacific parking permit.

•         Reserved areas as indicated.


Prohibited Parking

•         Within fifteen feet of a fire hydrant.

•         Parking in the roadway adjacent to other vehicles. (Known as double parking).

•         On any lawn, sidewalk, or in any area that restricts vehicle or pedestrian traffic.


Other Regulations

•         Vehicles cannot be used as living quarters while parked on campus.

•         Vehicles must be fully contained in the stalls/areas marked for parking.

•         Diagonally and perpendicular parked vehicles must have one wheel within 18" of the curb.

•         Both inside wheels of a parallel parked vehicle must have the wheels within 18" of the curb.

•         All parking along roadways and areas not otherwise marked must be parallel and facing the direction of traffic.

•         Head in parking (in diagonal stalls only - Lot #34 and Lot #36).


Parking Permit Regulations

Parking permits are enforced Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. except at Towerview Apartments, Cowell Health Center, and the Townhouse Parking Lots which are enforced 24 hours a day. "A" permits are enforced all year including the summer months.


Display of Permits

Permits are required and must be placed hanging from the rear view mirror or on the dashboard, facing forward, with not obstructions blocking information on the permit.



Permits are replaced only by the finance department with a written police report defining the cause of the loss. The cost of the replacement permit is determined by the finance department.


Unauthorized Use of Permits

No person may alter, deface, destroy, counterfeit, or unlawfully remove a parking permit from any vehicle nor shall any person possess any permit not specifically authorized by the University, for use as a university permit.


Permit Removal

The University assumes no responsibility for the removal of any expired, unauthorized or revoked faculty, staff or student parking permit.


Cancellation of Parking Permits

The University may cancel or revoke any permit for cause by notification or in writing at least seven (7) days prior to the effective date.


Standard Annual Permits

A-All University streets and "A" and "B" lots
B-"B" lots only
C- Parking Lot 1
D-Dental school and Stockton "B" lots only.
E-Emeriti faculty valid on all University streets and "A" and "B" lots
F/L-Law school and Stockton "B" lots
N - Stockton north campus only
S-Service vehicles issued by the Department of Public Safety for University-owned vehicles valid on all University streets and "A" and "B" lots


Visitor Parking

Visitors to the campus between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. must display a temporary parking permit on their vehicle. If parking in the reserved visitor's parking near the tower you must obtain a temporary parking permit from the Welcome Center in the Tower lobby.


General Regulations


The University is not liable or responsible for damage or loss to any vehicle while on campus. The University assumes no liability for damages to personal property arising from parking privileges.


Parking decals and temporary permits

All motor vehicles parked on University property must either have a properly authorized temporary parking permit which is displayed according to instructions on the permit or a valid annual decal. Vehicles displaying parking permits or decals which are improperly located are subject to citation. Permission to drive or park on University property may be denied by proper authority at any time.


Parking space

Possession of a current parking permit or pass does not guarantee a parking space. The responsibility of locating a legal parking space in any given lot or street rests solely with the holder of the permit or pass.


Overnight Parking

Overnight parking is prohibited year round in certain designated areas, except those vehicles authorized by the Department of Public Safety.


Vehicle Maintenance

Vehicle Maintenance is not permitted on campus. Violators are subject to citations and charges for cleanup. Heavy fines are imposed for oil/petroleum products left on the roadways.


Abandon Vehicles

No person may abandon, wreck, dismantle, or render any vehicle inoperable on University property. Emergency repairs may be made only with the approval of the Department of Public Safety. A 72-hour towing notice may be attached to abandoned vehicles. If the vehicle is not removed within 72 hours in compliance with this notice, the vehicle may be towed at the owner's expense.



Motorcycles may not be driven off normal motor vehicle traffic routes and must be parked in designated motorcycle areas. Mopeds may not be driven on sidewalks or on the Wood Memorial Footbridge.



Skateboarding and rollerblading on campus is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Department of Public Safety.


Equestrian Traffic

Horses are not permitted on campus at any time except when specifically authorized by the Department of Public Safety.


Out of State Vehicle Registration Requirements

Any vehicle entering the State of California is subject to registration immediately if the vehicle owner accepts gainful employment or is renting a home/apartment for use as a residence, including student residence halls.


Types of Stockton Campus Parking Permits

Vehicles without the correct parking permit may be cited.

"A" parking lot permits are enforced 365 days a year.

Permit  TypeWho Can Buy ITValid for These Parking LotsCostPurchase  Location
ARegular faculty and staff

All "A" lots on the Stockton campus

"A" parking permits are not valid if used by anyone other than the purchaser.


Regular faculty and staff.  

Students who reside on the south side of the Calaveras River 

All "B" lots on the Stockton campus.$100Online
NStudents who reside on the North side of the                    Calaveras RiverValid in all "B"/"N" lots on the north side of the Calaveras River May also be used to park in Lot 3 - immediately east of Klein Family Field.$100Online

Lot 1 - northwest of Klein Family Field and adjacent to the Stadium.

Please Note:  "C" permits can only be purchased in the Cashier's Office and are not available online. 

$25Cashier's Office

All "B" lots on the Stockton campus or in the visitor's parking in front of Burns Tower. 

Visitors to the campus between 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM must display a free temporary parking permit on their vehicle.


Parking Permit Terms & Conditions

To purchase a permit, each individual must agree to the following:



    Parking permits, ordered online, must be picked up at the Cashier's Office, located in the Finance Center.  A valid photo ID (e.g., Pacific Card, driver's license) is required at time of pick-up. 

    Students are required to pick up their own parking permits.

    Permits are valid only when used by purchaser. 

    There are no refunds for purchased parking permits. All purchases are final.



    Parking permits, ordered online, will be sent to the mailing address that is on file with the University. Also, permits will not be mailed to a campus address.

    Permits are valid only when used by purchaser. Under no circumstance may an employee purchase an 'A' permit and give it to a child or student for use on campus.

    Payment by Employee Payroll Deduction, if chosen, may be used for one (1) personal-use permit. It may not be used to pay for permits of spouses or children. All payroll deduction withholdings are taken from the Employee's paycheck on a pre-tax basis.

    There are no refunds, upgrades or downgrades for purchased parking permits. All sales are final.



  • The cost to replace a lost/ stolen parking permit is $25.00.  Replacement permits are purchased from the University Cashier in the Finance Center. 

    Parking permits remain the property of the University of the Pacific and must be surrendered to the Department of Public Safety or Human Resources upon request. 

    A parking permit does not guarantee a parking space, but allows parking if a space is available. Each vehicle operator is responsible for finding legal space in the parking area designated by the permit they possess. Lack of space is not a valid excuse for violating any parking regulation. Purchaser will obey all posted parking and traffic signs on campus at all times.

    Parking in a handicapped stall does not require a University parking permit. However, the owner/ operator of the vehicle must contact Public Safety and register their information with them.

    All motor vehicles are brought onto the University grounds at the owner's risk and the University undertakes no responsibility for their safety or security. The University is not responsible for loss or damage to property arising from bringing a motor vehicle onto any University grounds.

    Permits will be displayed from the rear-view mirror or dashboard with the numbers facing the windshield while parked. Sun shields, ornaments or other items must not inhibit the visibility of the hang tag. Prior to placing vehicle in motion, the vehicle operator must remove the hang tag from the rear-view mirror so that the operator's field of view is unobstructed.

    Faculty, staff and students may only purchase one annual parking permit per academic year.



The provisions of the California Vehicle Code and University regulations issued by the Board of Regents of the University will be enforced by the Department of Public Safety on all property owned and/or operated by the University.

Parking and traffic regulations are established under the authority of Section 21113 of the California Vehicle Code. These regulations apply to all faculty, staff, students and visitors of the University and are intended to:

•         Promote pedestrian and vehicular safety. Make parking facilities available to all members of the campus community.

•         Ensure access at all times for ambulances, firefighting equipment and other emergency/service vehicles.

•         Provide proper collection of parking fees.

•         Provide limited visitor parking.


Suspension of Parking Regulations

The Department of Public Safety shall reserve the right to temporarily suspend parking regulations for the general public who may attend special events on campus (e.g., athletic events, concerts, conferences, commencement ceremonies, etc.)


Special Exemptions

All public owned and operated vehicles and those vehicles specifically authorized by the University shall be exempt from certain provisions of the University Parking Regulations when actively involved in the performance of University business, maintenance or emergency services.


Roadway Closure

Any campus roadway, alley, driveway, parking area or any portion, hereof, may be closed when necessary.

Motorists are required to obey verbal orders of a Public Safety Officer.


Parking Citation Appeal Form

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