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Parking Permits

Effective December 1, 2021, Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College are introducing a virtual parking permit system for purchasing virtual parking permits on all San Mateo Community College District campuses.

All vehicles parked on campus must have a valid virtual parking permit beginning spring 2022. To simplify the purchase and vehicle registration process, purchasing a permit and registering your vehicle is done online, but an over-the-counter cash option is available at any cashiers office on our college campuses.

To purchase your semester virtual permit and register your vehicle, please go to smccd.thepermitstore.com/purchase.php.

You will need the following information to register a vehicle:

Vehicle Registration Information Requirements

Once the online process is completed, your virtual parking permit will be active January 1, 2022.

All information associated with your virtual parking permit must be kept current.

If you need to add or change any information, please update your information online at smccd.thepermitstore.com/purchase.php. Only registered students may purchase a virtual student virtual parking permit.

A student virtual parking permit does not guarantee the permit holder a parking space.  ​

Important: Your vehicle and license information must enter match to the vehicle you are parking on campus. Any discrepancies in this information may result in the issuance of a citation.

All vehicles parked on campus must have a valid virtual parking permit beginning spring 2022. To simplify the purchase and vehicle registration process, purchasing a permit and registering your vehicle is done online. 

A daily/visitor/event virtual parking permit is valid in any student lot.

To purchase a daily visitor virtual permit and register your vehicle, please go to smccd.thepermitstore.com/purchase.php

Once the online process is completed, your virtual parking permit will be active immediately or on the date you choose.

COST: All day:  $3.00

All information associated with your virtual parking permit must be kept current.

If you need to add or change any information, please update your information online at smccd.thepermitstore.com/purchase.php.

All vehicles parked on campus must have a valid virtual parking permit beginning spring 2022. To obtain your employee virtual parking permit and register your vehicle in our system, please go to smccd.thepermitstore.com/purchase.php. Your standard work email and password can be used to log in. 

Once the online process is completed, your virtual parking permit will be active January 1, 2022.

All information associated with your virtual parking permit must be kept current.

If you need to add or change any information, please update your information online at smccd.thepermitstore.com/purchase.php

Only SMCCCD employees may request an employee virtual parking permit.

Once you request your virtual staff/faculty permit, your physical permit that is on your vehicle windshield will no longer be valid.   ​

Employees are permitted to park in any staff/student parking lot in a valid marked/lined parking space.

Disabled person parking spaces are in various lots throughout our campuses.  If you are displaying a valid state-issued disabled person’s placard or have state-issued DP license plates, you are eligible to park in any valid parking space on campus without any additional virtual parking permit requirements.

You must display a valid state-issued DP (Disabled Person) Placard or state-issued DP license plate, otherwise your vehicle will be subject to a citation.
A grace period allowing for the purchase of permits will be in effect until end of day on February 28. A virtual permit will be required starting March 1. Following semesters will revert to the standard grace period of the first two weeks of Spring and Fall semesters, and the first week of the summer session. The grace period pertains only to permits, with all other parking regulations enforced at all times in all parking lots.