Parking on all three campuses of the university is by permit only. Campus public safety officers enforce traffic and parking permit regulations on each campus and patrol campus parking on a regular basis. Each campus has somewhat different parking arrangements and policies.

Sacramento Campus

Parking in the Sacramento Campus parking lots is by permit only. Parking regulations are enforced 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays. All students, faculty and staff are required to display a university-issued parking permit on their vehicle when parked in a campus parking lot. Visitors are required to display a university issued visitor's permit on the dashboard of their car in plain view. Visitor's permits can be obtained from the Business Office from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays or from Sacramento Campus Public Safety anytime day or night.

San Francisco Campus

The San Francisco campus is 7-story building located in the South of Market District of San Francisco. Use of public transportation is recommended, as street parking is very limited. If you chose to drive, please allow yourself plenty of time to find parking. Information on nearby garages and public transportation is available here. All automobile parking is allocated based on a selection in a lottery of full-time faculty and staff. Motorcycle parking is be allocated on a first come, first served basis to faculty, staff and incoming 2nd- and 3rd-year students.

Stockton Campus

Permits are required for all parking on the Pacific campus. All users of parking facilities agree to abide the university's Parking Permit Terms and Conditions and to obey all Parking and Traffic Regulations. Parking is enforced by the Department of Public Safety. Faculty, staff and student parking on campus requires a permit. Permits are sold at the beginning of each academic year.

Parking lots are identified by zone. Vehicles may only park in lots corresponding to their permit. At the beginning of each fall semester, faculty, staff, and students can buy Stockton campus parking permits.

Visitor Parking

Visitors to the campus between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays 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.

Citations

Sworn Public Safety offices patrol the campus parking lots regularly. Illegally parked vehicles are cited. If you believe you received a citation in error, please see the Citation Appeal Policies and Procedures.

Liability

The university is not liable or responsible for damage or loss to any vehicle while on campus. The University assumes no liability for damages to personal property arising from parking privileges.

Parking decals and temporary permits

All motor vehicles parked on University property must either have a properly authorized temporary parking permit which is displayed according to instructions on the permit or a valid annual decal. Vehicles displaying parking permits or decals which are improperly located are subject to citation. Permission to drive or park on University property may be denied by proper authority at anytime.

Parking space

Possession of a current parking permit or pass does not guarantee a parking space. The responsibility of locating a legal parking space in any given lot or street rests solely with the holder of the permit or pass.

Overnight Parking

Overnight parking is prohibited year round in certain designated areas, except those vehicles authorized by the Department of Public Safety.

Vehicle Maintenance

Vehicle Maintenance is not permitted on campus. Violators are subject to citations and charges for cleanup. Heavy fines are imposed for oil/petroleum products left on the roadways.

Abandon Vehicles

No person may abandon, wreck, dismantle, or render any vehicle inoperable on University property. Emergency repairs may be made only with the approval of the Department of Public Safety. A 72 hour towing notice may be attached to abandoned vehicles. If the vehicle is not removed within 72 hours in compliance with this notice, the vehicle may be towed at the owner's expense.

Motorcycles

Motorcycles may not be driven off normal motor vehicle traffic routes and must be parked in designated motorcycle areas. Mopeds may not be driven on sidewalks or on the Wood Memorial Footbridge.

Skateboards/Rollerblades

Skateboarding and roller-skating on campus is permitted for transportation purposes only. Recreational use, including tricks, jumps, or movement that endangers self, others, or damages University property, is prohibited.

Equestrian Traffic

Horses are not permitted on campus at anytime except when specifically authorized by the Department of Public Safety.

Non-resident Vehicle Registration Requirements

Any vehicle entering the State of California is subject to registration requirements as administered by the California Department of Motor Vehicles.  Further information is available at the DMV website.

Traffic Violations

Vehicles in violation of University Parking Regulations are subject to being towed.

Moving Violations

If the violation involves a vehicle which has an operator, that person shall cooperate fully with Public Safety Officers by furnishing all information requested (e.g., driver's license, proof of registration, etc.).

Parking Citations

Parking citations issued by the Department of Public Safety are processed directly through T2 Systems. Compliance with the instructions on the back of the citation becomes the responsibility of the cited individual.  All payments/appeals are processed online through T2 Systems; the university does not accept payment for citations received on the Stockton campus.

Removal Of Vehicles

The Department of Public Safety shall have the authority to remove any vehicle parked in violation of parking regulations, if the vehicle is endangering any life or property (e.g., leaking gas, vehicle on fire) or if the vehicle is an obstruction to any emergency vehicle. The owner shall be responsible for any charges related to towing or storage of the vehicle. The University assumes no responsibility.

Parking Citation Review Policy

There are three stages for all contested parking citation appeals: an Initial Review process, an Administrative Review process, and a final review by the San Joaquin County Superior Court.

Under this system, officers will not have to appear for the Initial and Administrative review process. There is no-charge for the Initial Review and Administrative Review; the civil court process does have an administrative fee as set by the court.

Citation Appeal Procedure

If you want to contest a parking citation, you must access the T2 Systems parking portal to "appeal" the issuance of the citation within twenty-one (21) days of receiving the citation.  (This first step of the process is the Initial Review.)  Parking citations will generally not be dismissed for a lost or forgotten permit, for an improperly displayed permit, not knowing the campus parking regulations, and not reading signs posted on the campus.  Please be specific in explaining why you believe the citation should be dismissed (you may upload supporting information to the system).

Online

The person receiving the citation can access the portal here.

T2 Systems will process the appeal and provide response to the person.  If the person wishes to appeal the results of the Initial Review, he/she must advise T2 Systems of their desire to process an Administrative Review within ten (10) days after receiving notification of the Initial Review's decision. This review is also completed online but will be reviewed by an independent examiner hired by the University.  The date and time of the Administrative Review will be provided to the cited person.

If the citation is dismissed, no further action is required. If the citation is not dismissed, the decision of the independent examiner is final. No other campus review is permitted. If the person wishes to contest the appeal beyond the university's review process, he/she may contest the citation to the Stockton Traffic Court within thirty (30) days after receiving notification of the examiner's decision. The court provides an information number (1-800-281-7275) for further contact.  It will be necessary for a Notice of Appeal form to be prepared by the person for the Court. The Notice of Appeal form can be obtained from the Department of Public Safety.

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 perpendicularly 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 rearview mirror or on the dashboard, facing forward, with no obstructions blocking information on the permit.

Replacements

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 -- Issued by Public Safety to departments for approved business-related parking on the Stockton campus.  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 >

Speed Limit

The maximum speed limit on campus streets is 15 miles per hour for all vehicles. The parking lot speed limit is 10 miles per hour for all vehicles.

Pedestrians

Pedestrians shall be given the right of way at all times. Pedestrians should cross streets only at designated crosswalks.

Wood Memorial Bridge

Unauthorized motor vehicles, including motorized cycles, are prohibited on the Wood Memorial Bridge.

Signs

No person shall drive, stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle whether attended or not, upon any driveway, sidewalk, landscaped area or any area not marked for parking or in any other location that will obstruct the view of any sign posted by the Department of Public Safety.

Barriers, Posts, Gates And Fences

No person may remove, damage or alter or otherwise circumvent any barrier, post, gate or fence erected by the University for control of parking and/or traffic.

The provisions of the California Vehicle Code and University regulations issued by the Board of Regents of the University will be enforced by the Department of Public Safety on all property owned and/or operated by the University.

Parking and traffic regulations are established under the authority of Section 21113 of the California Vehicle Code. These regulations apply to all faculty, staff, students and visitors of the University and are intended to:

  • Promote pedestrian and vehicular safety. Make parking facilities available to all members of the campus community.
  • Ensure access at all times for ambulances, firefighting equipment and other emergency/service vehicles.
  • Provide proper collection of parking fees.
  • Provide limited visitor parking.

Suspension of Parking Regulations

The Department of Public Safety shall reserve the right to temporarily suspend parking regulations for the general public who may attend special events on campus (e.g., athletic events, concerts, conferences, commencement ceremonies, etc.)

Special Exemptions

All public owned and operated vehicles and those vehicles specifically authorized by the University shall be exempt from certain provisions of the University Parking Regulations when actively involved in the performance of University business, maintenance or emergency services.

Roadway Closure

Any campus roadway, alley, driveway, parking area or any portion, hereof, may be closed when necessary.

Motorists are required to obey verbal orders of a Public Safety Officer.