Parking & Traffic Regulations
Persons must obey all California Vehicle Codes and carefully read and follow the campus parking and traffic signage. Illegally parked vehicles will be cited and/or towed at the owner’s expense. For towed vehicles, contact Peralta Police Services at (510) 465-3514. Parking violations are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.
College officials do not have the authority to rescind or to arbitrate citation matters.
Students must not park in staff parking areas, red zones, yellow (loading zones), green 30 minute zones or in other unauthorized areas. Disabled student parking areas are available and posted with blue paint and handicapped parking signs.
“Handicap Accessible” signs mean the area is accessible by persons with disabilities, it does not mean it is designated for “Handicapped Parking”.
Disabled students must also properly display their daily or semester parking permit (and a Student I.D. Decal if they attend Laney) along with their D.M.V. issued handicap placard and/or handicap license plate.
Staff must properly display their staff parking permit along with their D.M.V. issued disabled placard and/or disabled plate.
Daily parking permits expire at 10:45 p.m. each night and the parking lot gates are locked and secured at 11:00 p.m. each evening. Overnight parking is not authorized and vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense. (Contact Peralta Police Services for towed vehicles at 510-465-3456).
Visitors may park in the green 30 minutes zones at Merritt and College of Alameda if they are staying only 30 minutes or less. Visitors may park lawfully on the street at campuses with street parking, (metered zones require coinage). Special guest permits may be obtained through the business offices.
Semester parking permits may be purchased for the student parking at Laney, Merritt and College of Alameda campuses for $20.00 ($10.00 for motorcycles).
The summer session rate is $10.00 for cars ($5.00 for motorcycles). Rates are subject to change.
You may choose to pay for parking on a daily basis, rather than purchasing a semester permit. The cost of daily parking is $0.50 cents per day (exact change only). The daily permits may be purchased from the ticket machines located in the parking lots.
In addition to the daily parking permits, Laney College students must properly display a “STUDENT I.D. DECAL” (hanging from the rear view mirror with the numbered side facing outward), in order to park in a student parking lot or you will be cited.
Student I.D. Decals are issued, initially, at no charge and can be obtained from the Cashier’s Office. (There is a $10.00 replacement cost for lost or stolen Student I.D. Decals).
Unlike Laney, Merritt and College of Alameda, the Berkeley City College campus has no parking lot; therefore, Berkeley City College does not honor parking stickers from other Peralta Colleges. There is no designated public parking lot at Berkeley City College.
Free street parking is available after 6:00 p.m. and at most community sites where Berkeley City College classes are held. The Center Street Garage, located between Milvia and Shattuck, charges an hourly parking fee and the garage may be entered on the Center Street side.