College Police

Parking Information

Speed Limits on Campus

ROADWAYS 20 MPH or Posted Limit

Motor Assistance

College Police can jump-start your car if your battery is dead, or unlock your car door if you lock your keys inside.

College Police cannot change your tire or provide gas.

To get assistance you need to have a driver's license and be prepared to sign a damage waiver. During peak periods you may have to wait.

Driver Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of every driver to know and obey the Napa Valley College parking regulations, and the California Vehicle Code.

It is the driver's responsibility to provide a parking permit for any vehicle parked on the Napa Valley College campus.

The Napa Valley College Parking Regulations and the California Vehicle Code are enforced at all times.

Colored curbs (blue for disabled, red for no stopping, etc) have the same meaning on the campus as those found in any city.

Any vehicle not properly parked is may be issued a parking citation and or towed away.

Parking Permits

Napa Valley College parking permits are required on all vehicles parked on any part of the Napa Valley College campus during the following hours:

Monday - Thursday 6 A.M. to 10 P.M.
Friday 6 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Saturday and Sunday No Permit Required
College Holidays No Permit Required

Semester parking permits must be purchased online, and can be paid for online or at the Business Office, Cashier's Window (1500 Building). The cost of semester parking permits are $32.00 for Spring or Fall semester and $16.00 for Summer semester.

There are no refunds for semester parking permits.
Lost or stolen permits are not replaced.

Daily parking permits can be purchased from the stamp dispensers located in the parking lots. Daily parking permits are $2.00 per day and valid on the day of purchase only.

Semester parking permits are static-cling which adhere to the inside of the window. Permits should be place in the lower driver's side windshield.

A parking permit entitles parking on campus when space is available. At peak class periods (9:00 AM to 1:00 PM) all parking lots may be full. Alternate methods of transportation are strongly encouraged.

Designated Parking Spaces

Motorcycles may park in designated parking spaces in the North and South parking lots. A permit is not required for motorcycle parking in these spaces. Motorcycle parking spaces are marked on the pavement by short diagonal lines. Motorcycles that are parked in a regular car space must have a valid permit. We do not recommend the permit be placed on the motorcycle due to potential theft or loss. The driver/owner of the motorcycle must contact the College Police department to register the motorcycle and permit.

Visitor parking is located in the parking lot near buildings 1300 and 1700. Visitors parking is marked by either a green curb or signs and is limited to 30 minutes. Visitors requiring more than 30 minutes need to purchase a daily parking permit from a daily permit machine. Click here for more information about parking for visitors.

parking is marked by orange signs, orange care stops or orange lines and is restricted to those cars with a Napa Valley College Staff parking permit. Parking in staff parking with a semester or daily permit may result in a parking ciation and possible tow-away. If you are a Napa Valley College employee, click here to order a staff parking permit.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off zones are marked with a white curb, signs or both. Parking and leaving your car is not allowed in these zones; however, you may sit and wait inside your car for a passenger.

Parking Citations

Any car, which is parked in violation of the Napa Valley College parking regulations, may be issued a parking citation.

If you receive a parking citation and wish to appeal it, you must contact the College Police Department within 21 days of receiving the citation or you will loose your right to contest the citation.

You may pay for your citation at the following locations:
- In person - at the cashier's window located in the 1500 building.
- On line - at
- By mail - place check or money order (NO CASH) inside original citation (citation is an envelope). Postage is required.

Failure to pay or respond to a parking citation within 60 days will result in a "HOLD" being placed on you car registration by the Department of Motor Vehicles. This means that you will not be able to renew your car registration until all fines are paid.

By California law, the registered owner of a vehicle is liable for all citations issued to that vehicle.

Parking citations are issued in accordance with the Napa Valley College parking regulations and California Vehicle Code Sections

Tow Away

Disabled and/or abandoned vehicles will be towed away at the owner's expense after 72 hours, unless prior arrangements have been made with the College Police Department.

Any car with five or more unpaid parking citations may be immobilized or towed away at the owner's expense.

Any car that is illegally parked, impedes the flow of traffic, or parked in a pathway or driveway may be towed away at the owner's expense.

Overnight Parking

The Napa Valley College campus is closed to vehicle parking from 11:00 PM until 6:00 AM without prior permission of the College Police Department.

Recreational vehicles are not allowed to park overnight, nor are persons allowed to sleep in their vehicles overnight on campus.


Copies of the official Napa Valley College parking regulations can be obtained from the College Police.

Click here to download a pdf version of Parking Information.

Click here to download a parking information brochure.

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If you are planning an event on campus, you need to make arrangements for parking far enough in advance. Please click here for more information on requesting a modification in parking.

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Click here to download an informational flyer about visitor parking options.