1. These regulations apply to ALL PERSONS who drive or park within the Cypress College campus area.

2.  Citations are written by Cypress College Safety Department.

North Orange County Community College District

Board of Trustees:
       
M. Tony Ontiveros, President
Dr. Barbara Dunsheath, Vice President
Molly McClanahan, Secretary
Jeffrey Brown
Leonard L. Lahtinen
Jacqueline Rodarte
Fred Williams, Interim Chancellor
Robert Simpson, Ed.D., President, Cypress College

        The North Orange County Community College District, in compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, religion, disability, sex, or sexual orien¬tation in any of its policies, procedures, or practices. The District is also committed to maintaining campuses that are free of harassment, drugs, and alcohol. A copy of the District’s full policy on nondiscrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault treatment and counseling, and maintenance of a drugs-free environment is avail¬able in the District’s Human Resources Office.

Division 1 – Definitions
Section I

Definitions

Whenever in these Regulations the following terms are used, they shall have the meaning respectively ascribed to them in this section:

Campus: The North Orange County Community College District – Cypress College.

Campus Safety Officer / District Safety Officer: A Non-Sworn, Public Officer employed by the NOCCCD authorized to issue parking citations on District premises for violations of parking regulations established by the District. AP 7600 2.7.2

District Employee: A certificated or non-certificated employee of the NOCCCD authorized by the Governing Board, Chancellor, or President of Cypress College, to direct, regulate and enforce traffic and parking regulations on the Cypress College Campus.

Driveway: Any portion of roadway and the adjacent curb area, if any, and the adjacent sidewalk area, if any, designed to be used for vehicular access to a building service entry or service area.

License Plate Recognition:  Cypress College a virtual parking permit campus. Cypress College uses the License Plate Recognition system to identify vehicles by their license plates.  The vehicle license plate number is used in instead of a parking permit.   License Plate recognition technology is used to assist in parking management and in the enforcement of parking regulations. Students, staff and visitors must register and pay in advance on mygateway and/or the Cypress College webpage to receive parking privileges’.
       
Loading Zone: That place adjacent to a curb reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles for the sole purpose of loading and/or unloading passengers or materials.

No Parking Zone: A place where stopping, standing, or parking is prohibited, whether the vehicle is attended or unattended, except when necessary to comply with the directions of a police officer, traffic control device, or district employee.

Park or Parking: To stop or allow to stand any vehicle whether occupied or not, otherwise than in obedience to direction of a police officer, traffic control device or district employee.

Parking Space: The space above an area marked by lines or the surface of a parking area designed to be occupied by a single vehicle.

Police Officer: Every member of the Police Department of the City of Cypress authorized by the Chief of Police to direct or regulate traffic or to make arrests for violations of the State of California Vehicle Code and/or the Cypress Municipal Code.

Reserved Parking Area: That place where parking is restricted to vehicles each of which must have authorized license plate registration and/or a placard that permits parking in the specific Reserved Parking Space occupied by such vehicle.

Reserved Parking Space, Registration Only: A parking space restricted to use during the time period shown on an appropriate traffic control device, for the parking of a vehicle that is registered and authorized to park therein as stated in the parking management system.

Roadway: Those portions of the Cypress College Campus ordinarily used for vehicular traffic.

Sidewalks or Walks: Those portions of the Cypress College Campus, whether or not adjacent to roadways and/or parking area, set apart by curbs, barriers, marking, paving, or other delineation, and designed primarily for pedestrian travel.

Stop: To discontinue the forward or backward movement of a vehicle.

Traffic Control Device: Any pavement, ground or curb markings, posted sign, any mechanically or electrically operated device, barriers, traffic cones, flares, or other structure designed to control traffic or parking by indicating a course of action to be followed by the driver of a vehicle or a restriction placed upon the actions of such driver, or to control ingress to or egress from a roadway or parking area.

Cypress Municipal Code Definitions: In addition to the definitions set forth above, applicable definitions of other words and phrases set forth in the Cypress Municipal Code are hereby incorporated in these Regulations as though set forth in full herein.

Vehicle Code Definitions: In addition to the definitions set forth above applicable definitions of other words and phrases set forth in the Vehicle Code, as amended, of the State of California are hereby incorporated in these regulations as though set forth in full herein.

Division 2 – Administration

Section 2

Administration
It shall be the duty of the Director of Campus Safety of Cypress College or designee to provide for the administration and enforcement of these traffic and parking regulations. His or her duties shall include, but not necessarily be limited to:

a. Maintaining at the principal administrative office of Cypress College a copy of these regulations, with effective amendments, if any, or as amended, and making such copy available for examination by all interested persons.

b. Preparing and making available for distribution at the Campus Safety Office of Cypress College copies of these regulations with effective amendments, if any, or as amended.

c. Publishing these regulations, with effective amendments, if any, or as amended, and subsequent amendments thereto in the student newspaper, College Website, and various social media outlets. Publication of each subsequent amendment to the regulations shall be in the issue immediately preceding the effective date of such amendment.
 
d. Providing for the procurement and issuance of stickers, decals, or placards authorizing parking in designated Reserved Parking spaces.

e. Providing for the appropriate marking of the surfaces of roadways, parking areas and curbs to designate crosswalks, parking spaces, reserved parking spaces of each type, loading zones, and no parking zones.

f. Providing for the posting of appropriate signs giving notice of special conditions or regulations governing speed limit; use of parking spaces, parking in loading zones, no parking in crosswalks, roadways and no parking zones, and such other regulations which are in addition to those contained in Vehicle Code, State of California.

g. Providing for the enforcement of these traffic and parking regulations. In the discharge of this duty the President or Director of Campus Safety is empowered to utilize the services of such personnel as he or she sees fit.

Division 3 - Enforcement and Obedience Regulations

Section 3
Authority of Personnel

a. It shall be the duty of the President, Cypress College, or appropriate designee, to take such disciplinary action as is authorized by section 10601, Education code, State of California, in the case of each student who continues to willfully disobey these Regulations, or openly and persistently defies the authority of enforcement personnel.

b. District employees, when specifically authorized in writing by the Governing Board, or Chancellor of the North Orange County Community College District, or President, Cypress College, shall have the authority to direct or to regulate traffic on the Cypress College Campus, and it shall be the duty of such employees to report to the President, Cypress College, violators of traffic and/or parking regulations.

c. Authorization is hereby granted to members of the Police Department, City of Cypress, to issue citations or make arrests in the Cypress College Campus for the following violations:

(1) Violations of the vehicle laws of the State of California that are applicable to the ownership and/or operation of motor vehicles on the streets of the City of Cypress, and/or

(2) Violations of the traffic laws of the City of Cypress that are applicable to street traffic.

Section 4
Obedience to Regulations and Enforcement Personnel

These regulations apply to all persons and all vehicles while within the limits of the Cypress College Campus. The obedience of all such persons to, and the operation of all such vehicles in accordance with these Regulations and the order, direction or signal of authorized enforcement personnel are mandatory, unless such persons or the operation of such vehicles are exempt from provisions of applicable portions of the Cypress Municipal Code, the State of California Vehicle Code, or these Regulations.

Division 4 - Traffic Control Device
Section 5

Traffic Control Devices and Enforcement

No provision of the California Vehicle Code, the Cypress City Traffic Ordinance or these Regulations, for which signs or markings or any other traffics control devices are required, shall be enforced against an alleged violator, unless appropriate signs or markings or other traffic control devices, giving notice of such provisions, are in place and sufficiently legible to be seen by an ordinarily observant person.

Section 6

Curb Marking as Control Device

When curbs or edges of roadways are painted to indicate a parking regulation, the following colors only shall be used, and the colors shall indicate only as follows:

a. RED to indicate no stopping, standing, or parking whether the vehicle is attended or unattended.

b. YELLOW to indicate stopping, standing, or parking for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers or materials for such time as stated hereinafter.

c. GREEN to indicate stopping, standing, or parking for a limited time as indicated on a traffic control device.

Section 7

Defacing, Etc. Traffic Control Device

No person shall willfully deface, injure, move without authorization, or interfere with any traffic control device.

Division 5 - Traffic Pattern
Section 8

Authority to Establish Traffic Pattern

The President, Cypress College, is authorized to establish a pattern of required turns and one-way traffic to facilitate the movement of traffic on the roadways for the Cypress College Campus. Appropriate traffic control devices shall indicate any traffic pattern to establish.

Section 9
Authority to Enforce Traffic Pattern

When signs, markings or other traffic control devices are installed on the Cypress College Campus to establish a traffic pattern, no driver of a vehicle shall disobey the direction indications or limitations shown by such devices.

Division 6 - Special Stops Required

Section 10
Authority to Establish Stops

The President, Cypress College, is authorized to establish a pattern of required traffic stops on roadways of the Cypress College Campus. A sign conforming to the requirements of Section 21400, Vehicle Code, shall indicate each such stop.

Section 11
Obedience to Established Required Stops

When a vehicle on a campus roadway is required to stop before entering the intersection of such roadway with another roadway, the driver of such vehicle shall bring the vehicle to a complete stop and shall yield the right-of-way to other vehicles which have entered the intersection from the other roadway or which are approaching so closely on the other roadway as to constitute an immediate hazard. A driver having so yielded may proceed, and the drivers of all other vehicles approaching the intersection shall yield the right-of-way to such driver.

Division 7 - Stopping, Standing, and Parking Regulations

Section 12
Prohibited Stopping, Standing or Parking

No person, except as noted hereinafter, shall at any time, stop, leave standing or park any vehicle whether attended or unattended, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer, district employee, or traffic control device, in any of the following places within the Cypress College Campus:

a. On a crosswalk, sidewalk, landscape, pedestrian walkway, concourse, driveway, forecourt or courtyard.

b. On a roadway in a manner that obstructs the flow of traffic on such roadway.

c. Adjacent to any vehicle stopped, parked or standing at the curb or edge of a roadway.

d. In a no parking zone.

e. Adjacent to a red line painted on the edge of such roadway.

f. In any place where authorized signs, painted curbs, ground or pavement markings, barriers, barricades, or other traffic control devices, whether permanent or temporary,  prohibiting parking are in place.

g. Other than within a single, marked parking space, unless the size or shape of such vehicle makes compliance impossible.
 
h. No person shall park a motorcycle, scooter, moped, motorized bike, or trike in an area reserved for an automobile.

Section 13
Restricted Stopping, Standing or Parking

No person shall stop, leave standing or park any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, in any of the following places within the Cypress College Campus, except in compliance with the specific regulations stated herein governing each such place; unless necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer, district employee, or traffic control device:

a. In a LOADING ZONE, in excess of 20 minutes, as indicated on a traffic control device identifying the loading zone.

b. In a Reserved Parking Space, FACULTY or STAFF: any vehicle stopping, standing, or parking in a staff or faculty parking space shall display, in a designated location, an authorized and valid parking permit authorizing parking therein on the date/s or specific time period stated on such parking permit hanger, sticker, or decal.

c. In a Reserved Parking Space, PERMIT ONLY: any vehicle stopping, standing, or parking in a permit only space shall display, in a designated location, an authorized and valid parking permit authorizing parking therein on the date or specific time period stated on such parking permit, sticker, or decal.

d. In a Specified Temporary Parking Space, as marked and/or identified by a traffic control device indicating:  24 MINUTE PARKING, 10 MINUTE PAY PERMIT ONLY, TIME LIMIT, ATM PARKING, TEMPORARY PARKING, VISITOR PARKING: any vehicle stopping, standing, or parking in a specified temporary parking space shall not remain in the parking space for longer than the time posted; or in the absence of a posted time limit, no vehicle shall remain in the parking space for any reason other the designated purpose as indicated by ground or pavement marking, posted sign, curb marking, or any traffic control device.

e. In any parking space marked or designated by any traffic control device indicating CAMPUS SAFETY or DISTRICT VEHICLES ONLY.

Section 14
Unrestricted Stopping, Standing or Parking

Except as provided in Sections 12 and 13 of these Regulations, unrestricted stopping, standing, or parking of vehicles is permitted on the Cypress College Campus only in those areas marked for parking by lines designating parking spaces and within such parking spaces; except in   authorized, undeveloped, unmarked, or unpaved parking areas designated as “Overflow Parking”.

Section 15
Head in Parking Only

No person shall pull a vehicle forward through a stall or back a vehicle into a stall so that the vehicle is parked in a stall in a direction opposite the flow of traffic.

Section 16
Exemption of Certain Vehicles

a. Drivers of District owned vehicles displaying license plates indicating registration as a publicly owned vehicle may drive or park such vehicles on campus sidewalks or beyond curb lines or other markings used to delineate the boundaries of roadways and/or parking areas, as well as within parking areas, when such action is necessary in performance of official duties.

b. Emergency vehicles and authorized contractors, vendors, or service vehicles may drive or park such vehicles on campus sidewalks or beyond curb lines or other markings used to delineate the boundaries of roadways and/or parking areas, as well as within parking
areas, when such action is necessary in performance of their authorized or official duties.

c. The foregoing exemption does not protect the driver of any such vehicle from the consequences of his/her willful disregard of the safety of others or his/her failure to observe all other traffic and parking regulations.

 

Division 8 - Traffic and Driving Regulations

Section 17
Speed Limit

No person shall drive a vehicle upon any roadway parking lot or grounds of the Cypress College Campus at a speed in excess of 15 miles per hour.

Section 18
Driver’s License

No person shall drive a motor vehicle within the Cypress College Campus unless such person holds a valid driver’s license issued under the provisions of Division 6, California Vehicle Code, except such persons as are expressly exempted by said Vehicle Code.

Section 19
Proof of Insurance

All persons parking in Cypress College parking facilities shall have Proof of Liability Insurance.

Section 20
Registered Vehicles

No person shall drive, move, or leave standing any motor vehicle, trailer, semi-trail¬er, pole, or pipe dolly, or auxiliary dolly within the Cypress College Campus unless it is currently registered and displays valid license plates, current and valid vehicle registration tabs and/or Vehicle identification number in accordance with the provisions of Division 3, California Vehicle Code, except vehicles, implements, trailers, and other equipment exempted by said Vehicle Code.

Section 21
Registration of Vehicle Plates


1. The Campus Safety utilizes license plate recognition (LPR) technology to identify registered vehicles, payment status, and their parking privileges.
2. All vehicle plates are required to be registered in the system to park on campus.
3. Your vehicle license plate will serve as your permit number. 
4. Failure to register your vehicle license plate may result in a parking citation for invalid plate registration.

Division 9 – Miscellaneous Regulations

Section 22

Theft and Damage of Vehicles

a. No person either individually or in association with one or more other persons, shall willfully damage or tamper with any vehicle or the contents thereof or break or remove any part of a vehicle without the consent of the owner.

b. No person with intent to commit any malicious mischief, injury, or other crimes: shall climb into or upon a vehicle whether it is in motion or at rest, attempt to manipulate any of the levers, starting mechanism, brakes, or other mechanism or device of a vehicle while the same is at rest or unattended, set in motion any vehicle while the same is at rest and unattended.

Section 23
Removal of Vehicles

Any police officer or any district employee specifically authorized to enforce this section, is hereby authorized and empowered to remove or cause to be removed vehicles parked or left parked contrary to these regulations, and to store such vehicles. The owner or operator of any such vehicle shall be liable for the reasonable towing and storage charges incurred by such removal.

Section 24
Unpaid Parking Citations Towing and Impound Policy

Parking at Cypress College is regulated in accordance with State Law, District and College Policy. Users of the parking facilities at the College must comply with all applicable statues, regulations, and local policies. Vehicles found to be in violation of parking regulations will be cited. Any vehicle found parked on Cypress College property that has (3) three or more un-paid Cypress College parking citations is subject to towing without notice at the owners expense. The registered owner of the vehicle will be responsible for paying all citations and impound fees prior to the vehicle being released by the impound company.

Section 25
Credentials and Disabled Placards

Owners are required to register Vehicle license plates to park on campus.  Your vehicle license plate will serve as your permit number.   To park in a reserved area for handicapped persons, you must display a disabled placard, plus register your vehicle license plate (students, staff, guests, and visitors).  Disabled placards must be current, and clearly visible from the front of the vehicle, or on the rear vehicle license plate.  Failure to properly display an authorized State Disabled parking placard may result in a citation.

Section 25
Overnight Parking on Campus

Parking on all campus streets and parking lots is prohibited between the hours of 12:00 AM and 4:40 AM.  The following vehicles are exempt:

a. Vehicles owned and/or operated by NOCCCD.
b. Vehicles with permission to park overnight, as authorized by the Director of Campus Safety of Campus Safety or appropriate designee.
c. All vehicles parked on campus must have valid parking license registration.

Cypress College Parking Fees

1.  An optional parking fee of $35.00 per semester and $20.00 for summer session has been authorized by state law (Education Code 25425 and 25425.1) and established by the District Board of Trustees.

5. One Day parking is available for parking in Lots 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. The fee is $2.00 per day.  Owners are required to register Vehicle license plates to park on campus.  Your vehicle license plate will serve as your permit number. 
3. Payment for semester parking privileges may be made at the time of registration. Those students who pay for parking may park in Lots 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 (student spaces only). Owners are required to register Vehicle license plates to park on campus.  Your vehicle license plate will serve as your permit number.

4.  There will be NO PARKING FEE REFUNDS.

5.  The School of Continuing Education (SCE) will sell parking permits for Continuing Education; funds are set aside for parking lot expansion as needed.

6.  Parking is prohibited anywhere on campus except in the parking lots and on College Circle Drive. Violators will be ticketed by the Cypress College Department of Campus Safety. Fines for illegal parking have been set at $37.00 for all areas except designated Fire Lanes, which is $115.00, and Disabled Parking spaces, which is $290.00.

7.  The revenue from the parking fees will be used to maintain and supervise the existing parking lots, the campus in general and to set aside funds for parking lot expansion as needed.

8.  Anyone receiving a citation for parking illegally, (regardless of the reason), may appeal the ticket with the Cypress College Department of Campus Safety. Those wishing to appeal may pick up an explanation of the appeal process at the Campus Safety Office or download the appeal process instructions and forms from the Cypress College website.

9.  Motorcycles:  Owners are required to register Motorcycle license plates to park on campus. Your vehicle license plate will serve as your permit number.  Motorcycle plate registration is $20 per semester.

Highlights - Campus Traffic and Parking Regulations Cypress College

• Owners are required to register Vehicle license plates to park on campus.  Your vehicle license plate will serve as your permit number.

• The Campus speed limit at all times is 10 M.P.H. or 15 M.P.H. as indicated by signs.

• Any car parked in a RESERVED space (staff/handicapped) must be registered with valid credentials and/or a disabled placard must be visible on the rear view mirror or the license plate of the vehicle.

• Park ONLY within designed parking spaces.

• No parking on crosswalks, sidewalks, driveways, or in a manner that will hinder normal traffic flow.

• No parking, standing, or stopping in RED ZONES at any time.

• Vehicles shall park head in only.

• No citations can be recalled or cancelled for any reason once issued. Citations may be appealed ONLY.

• Strict obedience to police officer or authorized official, and to all authorized signs and other traffic control devices, is required.

• These regulations apply to motorbikes and scooters.

• Parking is prohibited on the interior campus, landscape and areas designated as fire lanes.

• Parking permit stickers, decals, and printed permits must be displayed inside the windshield on the driver’s lower left side.

• Parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day for illegal parking.

• Parking is enforced for valid permits Monday -Fridays.  Illegal parking is enforced all times.

• No person shall park a motorcycle in an area reserved for an automobile.