Parking FAQs

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  1. If I don't have a permit, can I put a note on my dashboard and park anywhere?
  2. I'm visiting on official business. Do I need a permit?
  3. I'm a student taking only one class and do not wish to purchase a semester permit. What should I do?
  4. I only need to be on campus for 10 minutes. Should I purchase a daily permit?
  5. I loaned my car to a friend and they were cited for parking in a yellow staff stall. Am I responsible for the ticket?
  6. I lost my parking permit halfway through the semester. Do I need to buy another permit at full price?
  7. My permit was defective when it was sold to me. Do I have to pay for a replacement?
  8. I bought a semester permit at the Santa Maria campus but I would like to take a class at the Lompoc Valley Center (LVC). Do I need a different permit for Lompoc?
  9. How do I pay my parking citation?
  10. I received a parking ticket but I disagree with the grounds on which it was given to me. How do I appeal the citation?
  11. I have more than one vehicle that I drive to campus. Do I have to pay full price for a second vehicle permit?
  12. I'm not sure where to place my parking permit. How do I know where it goes?
  13. What happens to people who refuse to pay parking citations?
  14. How do I get help if my car breaks down while on college property?
  15. I'm a staff member hosting a special event and I need temporary permits for a few people. Where do I go to get the permits?
  16. If my temporary parking permit expires will I get a parking ticket?

 

The information contained in this excerpt is designed to give you a brief overview of the parking program for the Allan Hancock Joint Community College District. If you have other questions, please contact the Allan Hancock College Police department at (805) 922-6966, extension 3652, or stop by our office and pick up a "Traffic and Parking Regulations" brochure D.
 

The Allan Hancock Joint Community College District is committed to the active promotion of diversity and equal access and opportunities to all staff, students, and applicants, including qualified members of underrepresented/protected groups. The college assures that no person shall be discriminated against regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, marital status, or sexual orientation.

 If I don't have a permit, can I put a note on my dashboard and park anywhere? 
Neither notes, nor hazard lights are honored in lieu of a permit. In the event of an emergency, a temporary permit may be requested by contacting the Allan Hancock College Police Department in person. Call (805) 922-6966 extension 3652 for details.
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 I'm visiting on official business. Do I need a permit? 
All visitors parking a vehicle on campus need to obtain a permit. Contact the department sponsoring your visit, they may request a temporary permit for you.
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 I'm a student taking only one class and do not wish to purchase a semester permit. What should I do? 
Those not wishing to pay for a permit may park off campus. A second option for both students and visitors is to purchase a daily permit. Yellow daily permit machines are installed at various locations on both the Santa Maria and Lompoc Valley Center (LVC) campuses. Place the daily permit on the passenger side front dashboard so that it is visible to police staff.
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 I only need to be on campus for 10 minutes. Should I purchase a daily permit? 
Students and visitors who plan to be on campus for 20 minutes or less may park in green stalls marked for 20-minute parking. No permit is required while parked in the green stalls.  If the time limit is exceeded a citation may be issued. 
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 I loaned my car to a friend and they were cited for parking in a yellow staff stall. Am I responsible for the ticket?
If you loan your vehicle to someone, make sure they know where to park. Allan Hancock College parking citations are forwarded to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) if they are not paid within the 21-day time limit. The DMV will not allow you to register your vehicle until the citation is paid.
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 I lost my parking permit halfway through the semester. Do I need to buy another permit at full price? 
If you lose your permit, you must purchase a new one at full price. All requests to purchase an additional/replacement parking permit must be approved by the Chief of Police.
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 My permit was defective when it was sold to me. Do I have to pay for a replacement? 
On occasion, permits may be defective. If your semester or yearly permit has a manufacturer defect, you will be issued a new permit free of charge. If your daily permit is defective, please visit the Allan Hancock College Police Department, and you will be issued a temporary daily permit.
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 I bought a semester permit at the Santa Maria campus but I would like to take a class at the Lompoc Valley Center (LVC). Do I need a different permit for Lompoc? 
Staff and students may purchase a parking permit at either the Santa Maria campus or the Lompoc Valley Center (LVC). Permits are valid on any district campus.
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 How do I pay my parking citation? 
You must pay your citation by mailing check or money order payable to Allan Hancock College in the envelope provided (your citation) or to the following address:

Allan Hancock College
Parking Administration
P O Box 25120
Santa Ana, CA 92799-5120

All questions pertaining to parking citation collection can be addressed by calling 1-800-273-6488.
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 I received a parking ticket but I disagree with the grounds on which it was given to me. How do I appeal the citation? 
Citation appeals are handled at the Allan Hancock College Police Department on either campus. Request to Appeal Citation forms must be completed and are available on the Hancock College website and my Hancock. On the Hancock College website click on Student Services, then Campus PoliceParking Citations/Appeals.  Forms are also available on myHancock, under the Docs/Forms Library, Request to Appeal Citation. Download the form, fill it out and send or take it to the Police Department. Request to Appeal Citation forms must be submitted within 21 days of the issuing date of the citation. Email addresses are mandatory on the form and all responses will be made to the email address listed on the form.
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 I have more than one vehicle that I drive to campus. Do I have to pay full price for a second vehicle permit? 
Semester parking permits are static cling and may be used on more than one vehicle.  If a second permit is needed for an additional vehicle you must purchase one at full price. All additional permits must be approved by the Chief of Police.
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 I'm not sure where to place my parking permit. How do I know where it goes? 
Parking permits are designed to cling to the windshield or be affixed to the fork of your motorcycle.  Check the schedule of classes, campus traffic regulations manual, and the permit itself, for current information on its proper placement.
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 What happens to people who refuse to pay parking citations? 
The Allan Hancock College Police Department issues parking citations in accordance with the provisions listed in the California Vehicle Code. If a citation bail is not paid within 30 days of the due date, the bail increases. Late penalties will apply. Unpaid citations are reported to the California DMV. The DMV will not allow vehicles to be registered with delinquent parking citations. Vehicles with five or more unpaid campus parking citations may also be towed from college properties and stored at the owner's expense. Judicial Data Systems (JDS) handles all parking citation collections (see Parking Citations/Appeals page).
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 How do I get help if my car breaks down while on college property? 
Police officers and security officers are committed to serving our college community. If you need motorist assistance, you may contact the Allan Hancock College Police Department from any phone on campus by dialing extension 3652 on the Santa Maria campus, or extension 5652 on the Lompoc Valley Center (LVC) campus. In case of an emergency, dial 3911 from any campus phone. At the Lompoc Valley Center (LVC) campus, dial 5911, or pick up one of the blue light emergency phones located throughout the Lompoc parking lot areas. An officer will respond to your location.
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 I'm a staff member hosting a special event and I need temporary permits for a few people. Where do I go to get the permits? 
To obtain special event parking permits staff must complete the Temporary Parking Permit Request located under on the Work Tools tab of myHancock under Requests for Assistance.
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If my temporary parking permit expires will I get a parking ticket?
Yes, you need to contact the Allan Hancock College Police Department and obtain an extended temporary parking or a replacement permit prior to your temporary permit expiring.
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