Campus Parking Regulations

Permit parking will not be enforced for the fall 2020 semester

All auto, truck or van drivers who use campus parking facilities during scheduled class hours and final examination periods are required to pay a parking permit fee. (Motorcycles are excluded if parked in designated motorcycle parking.) Students enrolled exclusively in weekend or off-campus classes are exempt. The parking fee is $58 for the Fall Semester and $58 for the Spring Semester. A two semester Fall/Spring Parking Permit may be purchased for $106. The parking fee for the Summer Session is $26. Parking permits may be transferred from one vehicle to another. One replacement permit may be purchased for $58 if the initial permit is lost or stolen.

One day parking permits valid in student lots only are available for $3 (currency and coins only) from permit machines located in parking lots A, C, F, G, L, N, and P. Visitor parking is reserved for visitors and guests to our campus, staff and students are prohibited from using these lots. Visitor parking is available for $00.50 per each 15 minutes (currency and coins only) from permit machines located in Visitor Lots D and M. Refer to campus maps for permit machine locations.

Students may pay for their parking permits at the time of WebSMART registration. Parking permits will be mailed to students if they register for classes at least one week before the start of the semester. If they register for classes within one week of the start of the semester, they will need to pick up their parking permits at the Cashier's Office in Building 2. For more information about obtaining a parking permit, please visit the SMCCD Public Safety Department website.

Additional Information

Day and evening students must park in student lots only. All staff lots are reserved for staff at all times. Refer to the campus map for parking lot locations. While parking in Skyline College campus parking lots, students must obey all campus, local and state regulations. Backing into parking spaces is prohibited, and violators will be cited.

At the beginning of each term, a grace period of two weeks (one week for summer session) will be in effect in student parking lots only. The grace period does not apply to staff lots and other restricted areas. Parking spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, a parking permit is not a guarantee of a parking space.

Skyline College and the San Mateo County Community College District do not accept liability for vandalism, theft or accidents. Use of campus parking facilities is at the user's risk. However, any such incidents should be reported to the Campus Public Safety Office, Building 6, Room 6106, (650) 738-4199.

Disabled Student Parking

Parking spaces with curbs painted blue and marked with disabled person logos are reserved for those persons with a California Disabled Person placard or license plate. If all of the disabled persons parking spaces in a staff lot are occupied a vehicle with a Disabled Person placard may park in any available space in a staff lot.

No student, staff, daily, patron or visitor parking permit is required when displaying either a valid CA Disabled Person placard or license plates. 

Transportation from student lots to campus may be arranged through the Educational Access Center (EAC).

Ride SamTrans to Skyline College

SamTrans provides bus service along several routes to the Skyline College campus. SamTrans information specialists can help you plan your trip for the shortest possible route: Call toll free 1-800-660-4BUS or visit the SamTrans website. All SamTrans buses are wheelchair accessible.

SamTrans Routes 121 and 140 provide weekday service to Skyline College. Route 121 starts at Lowell and Hanover streets, then serves the Daly City BART station, Seton Medical Center, Colma BART, Serramonte, Fairmont and Westview on its way to the college. Route 140 delivers students traveling from Pacifica and San Bruno BART.

Weekend note: The 121 line does not provide service to Skyline College on the weekends. The 140 is the only line that provides service to the college on weekends.

Redi-Wheels service locations

  • Outside the Gym weight room, Building 3
  • The rear entrance of Building 8
  • The rear entrance of Building 1
  • Pacific Heights (Students wishing to be dropped off or picked up at Pacific Heights should request "Pacific Heights" as the location, not Skyline College.)

Redi-Wheels Paratransit is for persons with disabilities who cannot independently use regular SamTrans bus service some or all of the time. For information and hours, see the SamTrans website.

Appealing a Parking Citation

The right to appeal a parking citation is outlined in California Vehicle Code section 40215.  The appeal process is designed to lawfully address citations issued in error, or when the dismissal of a citation is in the interest of justice.  A formal citation appeal must be submitted in all cases. California Vehicle Code section 40500(d) prohibits any entity from altering, modifying, destroying, or nullifying a citation before it is processed by the Office of Parking Violations.  The San Mateo County Community College District Department of Public Safety cannot rescind or void citations (even if issued in error) outside of the appeal process.

Submit an Online Appeal:

If you receive a parking citation, contest the citation online.

Submit a Written Appeal:

You may contest the citation in writing within 21 calendar days of the issue date of your citation. Please include the following required information:

  • Indicate the factual reason(s) you believe your citation was issued in error,
  • Include copies of any documentation (pictures are especially useful) to support your claim (documents will not be returned),
  • Include your parking permit number (if applicable),
  • Include your citation or reminder notice,
  • Include your full name,
  • Include your mailing address (results of the agency’s decision cannot be mailed without a complete and correct address – include suite number, apartment number, zip code, etc.),
  • Include your telephone number.
Mail all information to:
  • Office of Parking Violations
    P.O. BOX 9003
    Redwood City, CA 94065-9003

Lost Parking Ticket or Citation:

Please call (888) 755-0625 for lost parking tickets/citations.