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Parking at Allan Hancock College

State law and the California Education code regulate college and university parking programs. At Allan Hancock College, the Allan Hancock College Police Department has the primary responsibility for administering the parking program. 

Parking and Permit FAQs

Parking Requirements 

 Parking Permits are required when parking on campus

Spring, Summer & Fall semesters.

Parking Permits

Parking permits are required when classes are in session for all vehicles parked on the Santa Maria campus, South Campus and at the Lompoc Valley Center between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. Students and visitors may park in white-lined stalls only. Purchasing a parking permit does not imply or guarantee a parking space.

There is no parking fee at the south side of the Columbia Business Center (CBC), at the Workforce Resource Center (WRC), the Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB) Center or the Santa Ynez Valley Center. A special no-charge permit is required by the Air Force for entry onto the base.

Purchasing a Permit

How do I purchase an Allan Hancock College Student Parking Permit?
Student parking permits are now sold exclusively online. After you have registered for classes in the current term you can purchase a permit:

  1. log on to myHancock
  2. Click Purchase Parking Permit under the Parking heading, click the Purchase Parking Permit link and follow the steps to complete your order.
  3. Once the purchase is complete your permit will be activated. 

Note: you must have pop-ups enabled in your browser to be able to view the order screen.

See more information regarding purchasing a student parking permit online.

One-day permits may be purchased for $2 from vending machines located near the parking lots on the Santa Maria campus, South Campus and at the Lompoc Valley Center.


Visitor Parking Permits

For pre-approved parking permits or to request a visitor parking permit please select the link below.


Pre-approved parking permits are issued by the Allan Hancock College Police Department for events and vendors. To use pre-approved codes, click on the link above and enter the code in the pre-approval search bar.  Follow the prompts and enter in the vehicle info that you will be using on campus.

To request a visitor parking permit select the link above. The next page it will display an option for pre-approved parking permits, do not fill in the pre-approval search bar. Leaving the pre-approved search bar empty press the search button and you will be given two options (Temporary Staff & Temporary Student). Staff parking permits are valid in yellow painted parking stalls and white painted parking stalls. Student parking permits are valid in white painted parking stall's only. To choose one of the options select add item. The next page will display the current order. By pressing continue you will be taken to a new page where you can sign into your iParq account or create a new account.  

Parking permits must be approved by AHC PD administrators before they are valid. Please check the email provided as any parking questions or approvals will  be communicated through that email. 


Student Accounts for Current and Former Employees

Below is a link to instructions for current and former employees who are taking courses and need assistance in purchasing their parking permits.


Parking Regulations

If you park in a district parking lot you may park only in designated student areas. Although the district is providing the parking areas, the district assumes no liability or responsibility for loss, theft, or damage to your vehicle, nor does it guarantee a parking space. Copies of the Allan Hancock College Traffic and Parking Regulations are available online, at the Allan Hancock College Police Department, building S2; and at the Lompoc Valley Center administration office. 

View information on parking citations and appeals

Disabled Placards

Drivers possessing valid disabled placards and a valid AHC parking permit may park in designated disabled stalls. If disabled stalls are unavailable, those possessing placards and an AHC permit may park in nearby staff or student parking.

Security Escort Service

Security escort service by the AHC Police Department is available for students to and from parking lots on the Santa Maria campus and at the Lompoc Valley Center. To arrange an escort, call the campus of your choice an hour or more in advance.

Santa Maria campus: 922-6966 ext. 3652
Lompoc Valley Center: 735-3366 ext. 5652