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- If I don't have a permit, can I put a note on my dashboard and park anywhere?
- I'm visiting on official business. Do I need a permit?
- I'm a student taking only one class and do not wish to purchase a semester permit. What should I do?
- I only need to be on campus for 10 minutes. Should I purchase a daily permit?
- I loaned my car to a friend and they were cited for parking in a yellow staff stall. Am I responsible for the ticket?
- 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?
- How do I pay my parking citation?
- I received a parking ticket but I disagree with the grounds on which it was given to me. How do I appeal the citation?
- I have more than one vehicle that I drive to campus. Do I have to pay full price for a second vehicle permit?
- I'm not sure where to place my parking permit. How do I know where it goes?
- What happens to people who refuse to pay parking citations?
- How do I get help if my car breaks down while on college property?
- 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?
- If my temporary parking permit expires will I get a parking ticket?
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 1-805-922-6966 extension 3652 for details.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Citations can be paid online by logging into the myHancock account, or payment in person.
For student citation payment, sign into myHancock and under the parking tab click link called citation payment. Using the citation payment link, follow the prompt to complete the payment process.
For Faculty/Staff, log into myHancock account and under the employee parking tab use the order an employee parking permit. The link will take you to an option to pay your parking citations.
For visitors please use the Citation payment link below or payments can also be made in person at the college cashiers offices located on the Santa Maria Campus Building A, or the Lompoc Valley Campus Building 1. Pay My Parking CitationAll questions pertaining to parking citation collection can be addressed to the Allan Hancock College Police Department by calling 1-805-922-6966 ext;3652
I received a parking ticket but I disagree with the grounds on which it was given
to me. How do I appeal the citation?
To submit a parking citation appeal, first log into your myHancock account and on the student home screen scroll down to the parking tab. Under the parking tab are links for buying a permit, appealing citations and the parking regulations. Click on the appeal citations link and fill in the required fields.
If you don't have a myHancock account and need to appeal a citation, you can still appeal a citation from the Allan Hancock College website. From the webpage click on Services & Support, followed by the Campus Police link. Once in the Campus Police page choose the Parking Citation link. On this page is the Appeal Citation link. After clinking on the link, fill in the required fields to appeal a citation.
I have more than one vehicle that I drive to campus. Do I have to pay full price for a second vehicle permit?
Students only need to purchase one parking permit. When purchasing the permit, the student will have an option to choose which vehicle the permit will be valid on. This option can be changed to another vehicle but must be switched online prior to arriving or immediately after arriving on campus.
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 21 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.
How do I get help if my car breaks down while on college property?
Police officers and Campus Safety 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. Blue light emergency phones are for emergencies only. They are located throughout the Santa Maria campus, Lompoc campus and both sites parking lots. An officer will respond to your location.
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.
- Log into myHancock.
- Once logged in, place your cursor over the Menu option in the top left corner under the myHancock logo.
- A menu tab will open, Click on EMPLOYEE RESOURCES.
- A secondary menu tab will open under employee resource's, at this time click on EMPLOYEE RESOURCES HOME.
- A new page will open, In the center of the page is REQUESTS AND WORK ORDERS.
- At the bottom of the tab will be TEMPORARY PARKING PERMIT REQUEST.
- Click on that link and fill out the form.
- Once completed don't forget click on the submit button.
Please make sure all request are submitted at minimum of 7 days prior to the event start date. Within those 7 days you will receive a response from Police Department Staff with further instructions.
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.