Public Safety & Parking
Citations will be issued for violation of provisions of the California Vehicle Code as well as the following special College regulations under C.V.C. § 21113:
- Vehicles parked in a parking stall shall have displayed a valid Student Parking Permit (see section on "Display of Permit" for proper permit display). Vehicles without parking permits may park in one of two pay lots on campus—Pay Lot A or Pay Lot B, for $3.00all day/evening; or in parking "meter" stalls located in certain parking lots (see section on "Special Parking Areas".
- No person shall fail to obey any sign or signal erected to carry out these regulations or any section of the California Vehicle Code.
- No parking is allowed in any area that does not have a clearly marked stall.
- Vehicles parked within a stall shall not overlap the lines designate that stall.
- All vehicles shall be parked heading into a parking stall—head-in parking only.
- Painted curbs are an indication of restricted parking and the color denotes the type of parking allowed as follows:
- RED ZONE—indicates no parking or stopping any time, whether vehicle is attended or not.
- YELLOW ZONE—indicates a fifteen (15) minute time limit for loading and unloading vehicles. Vehicles parked in these areas must leave flashers on.
- GREEN ZONE—indicates restricted time limit parking – thirty-minute (30) and ten-minute (10) parking spaces currently available.
- BLUE ZONE—indicates disabled person's parking area. California State Disabled Persons placard or current Mt. SAC Special Handicap/Medical Parking Permits are required (certain restrictions apply).
- No person shall abandon, or leave standing, any vehicle or motorized cycle on the campus for 72 or more consecutive hours without permission of the Public Safety Department. Violations will result in vehicle removal and storage at owner's expense.
- No Person shall drive any unlicensed vehicle, nor shall any person stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon driveways, paths, or the grounds of Mt. San Antonio College without permission. Any unidentifiable vehicle on campus is subject to removal and storage at owner's expense. Exception is made for District-owned vehicles.
Any student parking on the West side of Grand Avenue not conducting business in that area may be subject to citation and/or their vehicle being impounded.
Students not using the crosswalks on Grand Avenue will be subject to citation by the Sheriff's Department. This is a dangerous crossing. Your safety is our concern.
Citation Appeals Process
The Parking Services Department receives its authority to enforce the Traffic & parking Regulations from the California Penal Code, the California Vehicle Code, & provisions established by the California State Legislature. Ignoring a citation will result in immediate legal action in the form of substantial additional penalties and a hold being placed on the vehicle registration with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Parking citation fines are now paid at the Bursar's Office in the Student Center (Bldg. 9A) Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
To pay or inquire on your citation:
By Internet: www.pticket.com/mtsac
By Telephone: (909) 274-4299
In Person: Bursar's Office, Bldg. 9A
Mt. San Antonio College
ATTN: Police Department
1100 N. Grand Ave.
Walnut, CA 91789
Include your original citation with your payment. NO CASH.
Pursuant to California Vehicle Code Section 40215(a), you may contest a citation within 21 calendar days of issuance.
To contest your citation:
Contest Online: Login into: myportal.mtsac.edu.
Contest by E-mail: For Non-Students/Visitors email written appeals to Appeals@mtsac.edu.
Contest by Mail: Write a letter requesting an Initial Review. You must provide the reason you feel the citation was issued in error, include a copy of the citation, and include copies of all applicable documentation relating to your appeal. Documents submitted will not be returned. Mail your appeal to the address indicated above. Please provide your complete name and mailing address, as you will be notified by mail of the result of your Initial Review.
- Within 21 calendar days of mailing of the appeal decision, post bail & request an Administrative Hearing at Bursar's Office, Building 9A. Proceed to Step 3 to contest further.
- Within 30 calendar days of the mailing of the Administrative Hearing decision, seek review with Pomona Municipal Court, Room 204, 350 W. Mission Blvd., Pomona CA 91766
A citation may be dismissed to students who have purchased a parking permit and who have been issued a parking citation for "No Valid Permit displayed" or "Improper Display of Permit" in a student parking lot, if dismissal is requested within 35 calendar days of citation issuance and a $5.00 administrative fee has been paid to cover the cost of processing these dismissals. Only one parking citation will be dismissed for these reasons.
To disabled individuals who possess a State Disabled Persons Placard and receive a citation for failing to display their placard, who request a citation dismissal and submit their current Disabled Placard documentation as evidence that a placard had been issued to them, must pay a $25.00 administrative fee to process the cancellation of the citation as per California Vehicle Code Section 40226.
C.V.C. § 40226. An issuing agency may, in lieu of collecting a fine for a citation for failure to display a disabled placard, charge an administrative fee not to exceed twenty-five dollars ($25) to process cancellation of a citation in any case where the individual who received the citation can show proof that he or she had been issued a valid placard at the time the citation was received.
Added Sec. 5, Ch. 640, Stats. 2002. Effective January 1, 2003.
Vehicles issued five (5) or more unpaid delinquent parking citations are subject to immobilization at owner expense as per C.V.C. § 22651.7.