SMCCCD Parking and Traffic Regulations

Building 22 - Room 106
Phone: (650) 306-3420 


Effective December 1st, 2021, Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College are introducing a virtual parking permit system for purchasing virtual parking permits on all San Mateo Community College District campuses.

Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis in the San Mateo County Community College District except for specific spaces reserved for visitors, staff and the disabled. The District provides parking on its facilities but accepts no liability for vandalism, theft, or accident.

Virtual Parking Permit Requirements

All persons driving motor vehicles (except motorcycles) onto campus and utilizing the parking facilities during regular class hours (Monday-Friday; 7 am -10 pm), including final examinations, are required to obtain a virtual parking permit. Virtual parking permits are not required in student lots on weekends or holidays. A parking permit is not required for motorists riding motorcycles and parking must be in designated Motorcycle Parking areas. A parking permit is not a guarantee of a parking space.

Grace Period

A grace period allowing for the purchase of permits will be in effect during the first eight weeks of the Spring 2022 semester.  Following semesters will revert to the standard grace period of the first two weeks of Spring and Fall semesters, and the first week of the summer session. The grace period pertains only to permits, with all other parking regulations enforced at all times in all parking lots. 

Parking and Traffic Regulations

Traffic/Parking regulations (including unauthorized parking in handicapped spaces) are enforced at all times under the jurisdiction of the San Mateo County Superior Court. Pedestrians have the right of way at all times. For more details on Traffic Regulations, you may refer to item 8.48 (Traffic Regulations) of the San Mateo County Community College District Rules and Regulations.

Parking is permitted only on blacktop surfaces in specifically marked parking spaces. Parking on unpaved areas, in roadways, in areas posted as no parking zones, or in any unauthorized area is prohibited. Vehicles parked backed into parking spaces can create a hazard and will be subject to citation. Driving or parking within the inner campus is prohibited. Campus speed limit is 25 mph. Where signs indicate a lesser speed, that speed will be the maximum.