Ridgecrest Indian Wells Valley Campus
Student Parking Permits Required the First Day of the Spring 2014 Semester
Beginning with the spring 2014 semester, Cerro Coso Community College will require Parking Permits at all parking lots located on the Ridgecrest campus. Parking permits are $20.00 for each Fall or Spring semester and $10.00 for Summer intersession.
Permits will be available for purchase on the web at www.permitsales.net/CerroCoso beginning on January 7, 2014. If paying by credit or debit card, your permit will be mailed to the address you provide. You will also receive an e-mail with a temporary permit to print and use until you receive your actual permit. If paying by cash, check or third party agency/organization, you must still request your permit online and then visit the Admissions and Records Office to pay for and obtain your permit.
One day parking permits are available in Admissions and Records for $1.00 each.
A student parking fee of $20 per semester will provide the fiscal resources needed to keep our parking lots at the Ridgecrest campus well maintained and secure, making us good stewards of our fiscal resources. The revenue generated from permit sales can ONLY be used for parking lot maintenance, security, and enforcement. The College will make every effort to keep parking fees as low as possible and still maintain a service that will provide a safe and convenient parking experience.
Getting Your Permit
- Go to www.permitsales.net/CerroCoso.
- Fill in your last name and your student ID number, with the @ symbol.
- Fill in your information.
- Pay online with a credit card or pay at the Admissions Office with cash or a check.
- All vehicles must have a parking permit.
- Permits are to be affixed to the inside lower left (driver's side) corner of the front windshield allowing full visibility of the vehicle identification number.
- Short-term parking is not for student and staff use.
- Parking permits are not transferable between vehicles. Permits are the responsibility of the holder and/or purchaser and will not be replaced if lost or stolen.
- Vehicles must be parked in designated parking areas, within the two painted lines and not over the front painted limit line.
- Vehicles must be operated in a safe manner.
- No person shall drive, park or leave standing any motor vehicle, motorcycle, moped or motor driven cycle upon any area not designated for motor vehicle use including lawn, athletic field, practice area, or sidewalk.
- Parking Defined: To park or leave standing any type vehicle, whether occupied or not, other than for the purpose of, or while actually engaged in, loading or unloading passengers and/or equipment. Vehicles shall not be parked or left standing, even though occupied by driver and/or passenger, in a loading zone, disabled zone, limited-time zone, or any other limited or restricted parking zone, other than that time specified by sign and/or curb markings, or areas not designated for use.
- $25.00 minimum fine for citations issued for parking violations.
- Cerro Coso Community College is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged property.
- Regulations are subject to change.
CCCC makes every effort to provide safe and convenient parking for all who attend the college. Our campus has grown significantly since students began bringing cars to campus in 1973, and so it's important that we maintain safe and suitable parking options. The costs associated with parking are high. Parking facilities require resurfacing and repaving every 5 to 10 years. Beginning with the spring 2014 semester, Cerro Coso Community College will require Parking Permits at all parking lots located on the Ridgecrest campus.
- Parking is not FREE - Building, operating, maintaining, and providing security for parking facilities costs A LOT of money.
- Parking fees are necessary to build, operate, and maintain parking lots and provide adequate parking and safe movement of pedestrians and vehicles.
- Everybody likes free parking, including us. But just because we don't pay for it doesn't mean that the cost goes away. Somebody has to pay for it. And that somebody is everybody.
- To accommodate the diverse parking needs of the campus community, Cerro Coso will offer various types of parking permits, most of which may be purchased in advance online.
- Parking is authorized in designated parking spaces only. Parking spaces cannot be created. A parking space is designated by a white parking space line on each side or end of the vehicle. Vehicles must fit within the parking space lines.
- Cerro Coso permit rates and parking fines are among the lowest throughout the state.