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Los Rios Police Department (LRPD) enforces the California Vehicle Code and board-approved regulations on grounds designated for vehicle parking and traffic.

It is the responsibility of every driver to know and obey Regulation 2252: Student Parking Fees. In addition, all vehicles must adhere to parking regulations and are subject to citations and fines as provided by California Vehicle Code (CVC), Section 21113.


Vehicles parked illegally in red zones or parked so as to impede the flow of traffic on campus streets, parking lot entrances, and driveways, in front of fire hydrants, or in other areas where emergency vehicles might be affected, are subject to being towed away at the owner's expense.

Drop-Off Areas and Loading/Unloading Zones

No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle in any passenger loading zone for any purpose other than the loading or unloading of passengers.

No Overnight Parking

Parking lots are closed to vehicle parking from 11:00 pm to 6:00 am without prior permission from the Los Rios Police Department.


Parking permit regulations are strictly enforced 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and 365 days per year. All regulations are enforced at all times. A list of common violations is shown below, but other regulations are also enforced.

Common Parking Violations

Violation number Title Description Penalty fee
3A.1 No valid permit visible A vehicle is parked on campus and does not have the proper permit displayed. $33
3A.4 Fraudulent use of permit A permit displayed in a vehicle is found to be fraudulent (for example, a Xerox copy), reported stolen, or reported lost. Also, when permits are altered (for example, dates changed). $66
3A.5A Outdated permit A permit is displayed in a vehicle on campus and does not have a valid semester permit or date and time stamp present. $33
3A.6 Permit improperly displayed A permit is displayed in the wrong location and/or the permit information is not visible to the officer. $33
4A.1 Parked over boundary lines A vehicle is found to be parked over a parking space boundary line in a way that obstructs parking or traffic. $33
4A.2 Used two parking spaces A vehicle is found to be parked in two parking spaces in such a way that another vehicle is unable to occupy the second space. $33
4A.3 Parked in driving lanes A vehicle is parked in a lane used for moving vehicles (such as in a parking lot, on campus roadway, and so on). $33
4B Not parked in designated area A vehicle parks in a lot or area displaying an improper yet valid permit (for example, a valid student permit or daily permit is displayed in a vehicle located in staff lot, or in a location other than a designated parking space, such as on diagonal lines, on the dirt, or on the sidewalk). $33
4D.1 Unauthorized use of disabled zone A vehicle is parked in a lot or area designated for disabled parking only. Vehicles parked in these areas (clearly marked with blue disabled signs and blue painted delineations) that do not clearly display a valid disabled permit (issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles and/or any Los Rios Health Center) are in violation of this section. Furthermore, vehicles parked in these areas must display a valid daily or semester permit per District Regulation 2252, section 4.1 and Title 5, subchapter 2, section 54100 (d). $283
4D.10 Expired meter/zone A vehicle exceeds the posted limit in a timed zone. $33
4D.11 Parked on shoulder of road A vehicle is parked on the side of a roadway. $33
4D.12 Parked in fire lane A vehicle is parked in a fire lane. Fire lanes are usually designated as such with the words “Fire Lane” painted on the pavement. $33
4D.13 Parked on roadway A vehicle is parked on a roadway (for example, parked on the road with hazard lights on when running into the bookstore). $33
4D.2 Unauthorized use of permit A vehicle is parked in an area designated for staff or students and has a permit displayed that does not authorize that vehicle to park in that area (for example, permit displayed is for student parking and vehicle is parked in staff area and or a staff permit is being utilized by a student parking in staff area). $33
4D.3 Parked on service road A vehicle is parked on a paved or unpaved road designated for service only and authorized for use by only District and/or emergency vehicles. $33
4D.4 Parked in red zone A vehicle is parked at a red painted curb. $33
4D.5 Parked blocking gates A vehicle is parked in such a manner that it is obstructing the free and unfettered use of a gate. $33
4D.6 Bus zone A vehicle is parked in an area clearly designated for busses only. $33
4D.7 Parked in "No Parking" zone A vehicle is parked in an area where a “No Parking Anytime” sign is displayed. (There must be a sign in view for this violation to be issued). $33
4D.8 Parked in loading zone A vehicle is in a loading zone over the time limit. Also, active loading and unloading is required. $33
4E Vehicle parked overnight A vehicle is parked overnight (11:00 pm to 6:00 am) at any Los Rios Community College District parking area without prior approval. $33

District Parking Resources

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California Parking Laws

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