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Parking Regulations

Controlled Parking

Parking is specifically controlled at all times (24 hours a day, 365 days a year) in the below-listed areas:

  • Red curb-no parking anytime.
  • Green curb-limited time zone as indicated.
  • Yellow curb-service vehicles only.
  • White curb-limited time is five minutes.
  • Orange curb-Office of Admissions reserved parking.
  • Blue curb-No vehicles should park in a blue zone reserved for "Disabled Parking Only" unless properly displaying a Department of Motor Vehicle's Disabled Plate placard, and a valid University of the Pacific parking permit.
  • Reserved areas as indicated by signage or direction of Public Safety

Prohibited Parking 

  • Within fifteen feet of a fire hydrant.
  • Parking in the roadway adjacent to other vehicles. (known as double parking).
  • On any lawn, sidewalk, or in any area that restricts vehicle or pedestrian traffic.

Other Regulations

  • Vehicles can not be used as living quarters while parked on campus.
  • Where individual parking spaces are designated, every vehicle must be stopped, left standing, or parked entirely within the traffic control devices marking a single parking space.  License plates (rear or front) must be easily visible to the parking lot aisle/roadway. Oversized vehicles (vehicles that cannot fit within a single parking space) may not park on the campus without permission from Public Safety.
  • Diagonally and perpendicular parked vehicles must have one wheel within 18" of the curb.
  • Both inside wheels of a parallel parked vehicle must have the wheels within 18" of the curb.
  • All parking along roadways and areas not otherwise marked must be parallel and facing the direction of traffic.
  • Head in parking(in diagonal stalls only - Lot #34 and Lot #36).

Parking Permit Regulations

Parking permits are enforced Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Except at Towerview Apartments, Cowell Health Center, and the Townhouse Parking Lots which are enforced 24 hours a day. "A" permits are enforced all year including the summer months.

Display Of Permits

Permits are required and must be placed hanging from the rear view mirror or on the dashboard, facing forward, with not obstructions blocking information on the permit.


The cost to replace a lost/ stolen parking permit is $25.00.  Replacement permits are purchased online. To purchase a replacement permit, contact the Department of Public Safety to report the permit lost/stolen and receive a code to purchase the replacement.

Unauthorized Use Of Permits

No person may alter, deface, destroy, counterfeit, or unlawfully remove a parking permit from any vehicle nor shall any person possess any permit not specifically authorized by the University, for use as a university permit.

Permit Removal

The University assumes no responsibility for the removal of any expired, unauthorized or revoked faculty, staff or student parking permit.

Cancellation Of Parking Permits

The University may cancel or revoke any permit for cause by notification or in writing at least seven (7) days prior to the effective date.

Standard Annual Permits

A -- All University streets and lots
B -- "B" and "C" lots
C -- Lot 1 only - commuter lot by Spanos Center and Tennis courts 
D -- Dental school and Stockton "B" lots only
E -- Emeriti faculty valid on all University streets and lots
P -- President's Office valid on all University streets and lots
S -- Service vehicles issued by the Department of Public Safety for University-owned vehicles valid on all University streets and lots

Visitor Parking

Visitors to the campus between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. must display a temporary parking permit on their vehicle. If parking in the reserved visitor's parking near Burns Tower you must obtain a temporary parking permit from the Welcome Center, located at the base of Burns Tower. Get directions to Burns Tower >