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Driving and Parking Regulations

All students and employees operating vehicles are responsible for reading and adhering to the current Marymount California University parking and driving regulations.

Oceanview Campus Parking Map
Traffic Citation Appeal Form
Transportation and Shuttle


Vehicle Registration

  • All motor vehicles (automobiles, motorcycles and motorized scooters) must be registered online immediately following registration or employment.
  • There is a parking permit fee of $60 annually or $45 per semester for students.
  • Each vehicle registered must have a separate permit.
  • Students may not transfer parking permits to other vehicles or to other students.
  • Lost permits or duplicates can be purchased at a cost of $10 at the Campus Safety and Security office.
  • Permanent parking permits (decals) on automobiles must be affixed fully in the lower right (passenger side) corner using their adhesive backing. Mirror tags for employees must be placed on the rearview mirror while parked on campus with the permit number facing outside the vehicle.
  • Temporary parking permits must be acquired for any vehicle being used on campus on a temporary basis. Temporary permits are issued free of charge and may be obtained from Campus Safety and Security in OS231. You also may contact from your school email and request that a PDF version be sent to you. The Parking Assistant may limit the number of temporary permits issued to a person or vehicle.
  • Individuals who knowingly acquire, use or display a parking permit inconsistent with their current status are engaging in fraudulent behavior. They will be referred to the campus discipline process and charged $60 for an additional permit.


Paying attention to the parking rules and limits can save you time, frustration and money. Do not park:

  • In posted short-term parking for longer than the posted maximum time limit — e.g., Bookstore.
  • In areas posted “Faculty/Staff,” unless you are a faculty/staff member — e.g., Cecilia lot and the employee lot behind the Commons.
  • In areas posted “Visitor Parking.” Current students should not park in these areas.
  • In any posted “Handicapped Parking” space, unless the driver or passenger has a state-issued permit.
  • On a roadway or in a red zone.
  • In any area posted “No Parking Anytime” or in spots marked “Parking by Special Permit Only.”
  • In driveways, beside landscaped islands or on lawns or walkways.
  • On San Ramon Drive, the residential neighborhood adjacent to the northeastern side of campus. Parking here is only available to residents who have permits. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department strictly enforces the law, and violators may face a large fine or have their vehicles towed.


It is your responsibility to inform Campus Safety and Security immediately if your vehicle develops a mechanical issue. For liability reasons, we will not jump-start or unlock your vehicle, but we can direct you to local sources for aid.

The driving regulations and requirements of the California Motor Vehicle Code apply to all driving on campus.

  • The posted speed limit on campus is 5 mph, unless otherwise posted
  • Drivers must STOP at stop signs and YIELD at yield signs
  • Pedestrians in designated crosswalks have the right of way at all times
  • A traffic violation may be emailed to the registered owner of a vehicle if a driving infraction is observed by Campus Safety and attempting to make contact with the driver might jeopardize the safety of others
  • Traffic accidents occurring on campus must be reported to Campus Safety, and traffic accidents involving personal injury also will be reported to the police and the Student Affairs office.


Pedestrians are urged to use designated walkways along roadways to ensure their safety.

The following fines will be levied for these offenses at the rate indicated:

Parking in handicap space without a permit $150
Parking in a reserved/faculty/visitor only space $65
Parking in a red or emergency access zone $75
Parking in a bus stop or loading zone $75
Parking or operating a vehicle in an off-road area $75
Dangerous or reckless vehicle operation $200
Failure to obey a traffic sign $150
Failure to display a parking permit $60
Speeding or speed unsafe for conditions $200
Community courtesy violation $60
Failure to obey directions of a campus official $50
Improper parking $65

The cost to the institution for determining the user of a vehicle without a current parking permit may be assessed to the user as an additional charge.

  • Fines are payable online via the Rydin Portal; or in the Campus Safety and Security Office in OS 231.
  • Fines not paid within 60 calendar days of the violation will result in the doubling of the fine amount and possible suspension of parking privileges.
  • There is a discount on some citations if paid within 10 days of the violation.


  • Appeals must be submitted within 20 days of the violation.
  • The appeal must be submitted online via the Rydin Parking Portal found on the Campus Safety and Security Page. It will be directed to the Appeals Board, a confidential group consisting of current students, faculty and staff. If the Board determines that a violation was written in error, the Parking Assistant will revoke or reduce the violation. All appeals are reviewed for merit. The appellant will be notified via email of the Board’s ruling. All rulings are final.
  • If left unpaid, the citations will double after 60 days.

Fines for appeals which are denied or altered will be placed on the student’s account, making him or her unable to request transcripts or graduation gowns.This will not affect the students’ ability to register for classes.

Repeated citations for similar offenses will result in a percentage increase on all subsequent citations.

All violations issued to a vehicle shall be the responsibility of the registered owner.

Marymount California University:

  • Assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to vehicles or their contents driven or parked on any Marymount property.
  • Reserves the right to remove unlawfully parked or inoperative vehicles left for extended periods of time at the owner’s expense. Vehicles without current license plates or without a current Marymount parking permit also are subject to impoundment.
  • Reserves the right to immobilize or impound a vehicle at the owner’s expense when the vehicle repeatedly has been in violation of parking regulations or whenever warranted by immediate circumstances.