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Parking permits for the summer semester are available for purchase on WebAdvisor beginning May 2, 2018


Summer permits are valid June 1, 2018 - August 5, 2018

Student Automobile Parking Permit: $22
*Eligible Financial Aid BOGFW recipients: $20

*Special classification BOGFW recipients do not qualify for a cost reduction in parking fees. If you are approved for BOGFW and WebAdvisor is not displaying the option to purchase the permit at the BOGFW reduced price, please contact a BOGFW Financial Aid Specialist before purchasing a permit to verify your eligibility. BOG Specialist: (619) 421-6700 x-5253

SUMMER GRACE PERIOD: No permits required in student lots (White-lined spaces only) from June 4, 2018 - June 15, 2018.


IMPORTANT: Students or Visitors parked in yellow-lined staff spaces at any time are subject to a citation.

All students must purchase their parking permits online via WebAdvisor. College Police does not provide parking permits to students over the counter.

NOTE: Two vehicles can be registered on the same permit, however, only ONE permit will be provided and must be displayed on the vehicle that is parked on campus. We allow two vehicles to be registered to one permit in the event that one becomes inoperable and vehicle must be switched.

More student parking permit information.

College Estates Parking District

Beginning August 22, 2016, students and non-residents will no longer be able to park in the residential neighborhood (College Estates) east of Otay Lakes Road across from Southwestern College. The City of Chula Vista has created a parking district exclusive to the residents of College Estates. Parking in the College Estates will require a city-issued residential parking permit that only neighborhood residents can purchase. All non-residents will be cited. The city-issued permit (not Southwestern College parking permits) must be displayed on vehicles in College Estates from 8am – 5pm, Monday through Friday. For more information please visit:


Parking permits are required and must be visibly displayed on vehicles that park on campus at all times. Please make sure the front portion of the permit is facing outward on your windshield or dashboard. Failure to visibly display your permit will result in a citation.

Please note designated parking areas:

White-lined spaces  = Student parking 
Yellow-lined spaces = Staff parking
Green-lined spaces = Visitor parking (one hour or less)

Lost or stolen parking permits are not replaced, this applies to students and staff. Stolen decals should be reported to the SWCPD. Replacement permits must be purchased at full price.

Parking Services Operational Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

We are closed on all state mandated holidays.

Pay citations online at:  



            I.    Parking Services Locations & Contact Information
           II.    Visitor Parking
          III.    Student Parking
          IV.    Staff and Faculty Parking
           V.    Parking Information
          VI.    Parking Policy
         VII.    Announcements
        VIII.    Parking Citations (Administrative Review)
          IX.    Pay Citations Online

**The Southwestern College Police Department enforces traffic and parking at all times during the week and also on Saturdays**

I. Parking Services Locations & Contact Information

Parking Dispensers

Parking dispensers (Lot B, F, J, O and A are $3 for a daily permit) (Visitor permits are $1 and only available in Lot A)

All dispensers will provide change for bills up to five dollars ($5). The dispensers accept debit and credit cards.

The Daily Dispenser permit is ONLY valid on the date that is printed on the receipt and in any student space (white-lined). It is NOT valid in staff space (yellow-lined), meter parking or for overnight parking.

If you have any questions, please contact parking services from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at (619) 216-6611.

II. Visitor Parking

Green Parking Lines Visitor parking requires either a full day or 60 minute parking pass from the machine on the north end of Lot A. The green marked spaces are only for visitors spending less than 60 minutes on campus; for longer than 60 minutes, visitors need to purchase a full day pass and park in white spaced lines outside of Lot A. 

For Non-Students/Auditing a class coming for Turtle Swim or College for Kids:

• Between the times of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, go to the police department at 105D
• Request a permit number and state your reason for needing a permit
• Go to the Cashiers in the Cesar Chavez building and pay the required amount
• Return to the police department with your receipt and a parking permit will be issued
• Be sure to know your license plate number and all information in correlation with your vehicle.

*Once a permit has been purchased, there are absolutely no exchanges or refunds.* 

If you need more information about online parking permits and the fields of payment, please click on this flyer.

III. Student Parking

White Parking LinesStudents must now purchase parking permits online using WebAdvisor. If cash is your only means of payment, use a designated computer from within the Higher Education campuses or the Cesar Chavez building on the main campus.

Permits are mailed via U.S. mail in 5 to 10 business days. During the interim, students may print out a temporary permit until the permanent one is received. Students must have a parking permit beginning the first day of class.

The student parking permit only allows parking in white-lined spaces. Parking in a yellow-lined space (STAFF PARKING ONLY) may result in a citation.

Students purchasing parking permits will need to do the following:

• WebAdvisor URL is
• Log into WebAdvisor:
• Go to the Academic profile and you will see SWC Parking Permits on bottom left column
• Follow the direction and it will lead you to the Credentials website
• Pay for your permit
• Print out your temporary permit (if needed)

IV. Staff and Faculty

 Yellow Parking LinesWe are going online with ordering parking permits. All employees will need to register online in order to receive your NEW TWO (2) YEAR parking permit. You will need your license plate numbers to register. Once you have registered, you will receive an email notification that your parking permit is ready for pick up. Employees will pick up their permits at Campus Police in Room 105D on the Chula Vista campus. The parking permit will be valid until August 18, 2017. Employees at the Centers, permits will be sent to your schools.

To request a two (2) year parking permit you will need to go to;
• WebAdvisor: URL is
• Sign in
• Go to the Purchasing tab and you will see SWC Parking Permits, select that.
• Follow the directions it will lead you to the Credentials website.

Employees will pick up their permits at Campus Police in Room 105D on the Chula Vista campus once the order has been submitted.

If your permit is lost or stolen, you will need to file a police report to obtain another one.

V. Parking Information

On-campus parking is supervised by the Southwestern College Police Department. The parking lots and traffic safety are also enforced at all the Higher Education Centers as well. The following rules and regulations pertain to all vehicles within the jurisdiction of Southwestern College. The parking services hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am through 5:00 pm, however, on Saturday there is still parking enforcement. If you have any parking related questions and cannot find your answer here, please do not hesitate to contact us through email at or by dialing (619) 216-6611.

VI. Parking Policy

  1. All regulatory signs on campus must be obeyed. Violators will be cited under California Vehicle Code

  2. The maximum speed limit on the campus is 20 MPH. No stopping, parking, or passing is allowed on the perimeter road of the main campus at any time.

  3. Parking is allowed in marked spaces only. Parking in triangles, along roadways, or along parking lot curb line is prohibited. Overflow parking will ONLY be allowed in the dirt area adjacent to Lot O. ON the Chula Vista maps. Permits are required at all-time including in the overflow parking area.

  4. Within Lot A of the Chula Vista Campus, there are visitor parking spots marked by green lines near the parking machine on the North end of the lot. The permit dispenser has parking passes that cost $1.00 for up to 60 minutes of parking.
  5. All of the Higher Education Centers (HEC) have available parking meters that have a fee of $1.00 for a total of 45 minutes. All of the parking machines at the HECs will not accept additional coins for an extension of time.

  6. Starting the first day of the class, all vehicles must have a properly displayed parking permit in order to park on campus with the exception of metered and handicapped spaces. For those who purchase parking for only lots O and G on the main campus, must only park within those parking lots. It is also imperative that all disability placards be visible when parked in any spaces except for the green visitor spots.

  7. All spaces that are marked with yellow lines are only available to staff members who have a visible staff permit, but are able to park in white lines as well. Staff members may not park in metered, visitor or disabled spaces without proper display.

  8. All white lined spaces are available to students with the proper permit or daily pass and will be enforced from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The only parking will be enforced on Sundays is if there is a special event.

  9. Daily permits are available for purchase from within the parking lots of A, B, F, J and O. There are parking signs in order to specify exactly where the permit machines are located. A $3.00 day pass allows any vehicle to park in only white lined student parking spots.

  10. Motorcycles have a special parking permit allowing them to park in designated motorcycle parking or regularly marked spaces. Depending on a staff or student motorcycle rider will determine where on the campus they may park. Due to motorcycles unable to really place a daily permit on their bike, if a citation is given, report to the police department in room 105D.

  11. Any valid permanent parking permit or daily pass does not always guarantee and parking space. It is the operators’ responsibility to find a legal parking spot and illegally parking will not be justified if there are not any available spots.

  12. Southwestern College is not responsible for any lost or stolen parking permits and all replacements will have to be bought at the full price.

  13. Temporary permits that consist of student, staff, vendor and visitor may be obtained by the police department depending on the reason a temporary pass is needed.

  14. All unaccompanied vehicles that are parked in a loading zone for longer than 15 minutes will be cited.

  15. Parking and loitering on campus after 11:00 p.m. or after special events is prohibited.

  16. If a fraudulent parking permit is noticed on campus, that vehicle will not only be cited, but the permit will be confiscated and the owner will be referred to Student Affairs for disciplinary action.

VII. Announcements

Parking will always be enforced during regular campus hours and any exceptions must be obtained by the Associated Student Organization (ASO) and will then need to be approved by College Police. All parking will be enforced by professionally trained police personnel in all lots pertaining to the Southwestern College campus. Any new faculty or staff should coordinate with their supervisors in order to obtain a parking permit from the Parking Services Office in Room 105D.

VIII. Parking Citation Appeal (Administrative Review)

To appeal a citation, you must complete a Request for Administrative Review form within 21 days of receipt of the parking citation. The Administrative Review form may be obtained at the College Police Office, or downloaded as an electronic form (PDF). Once completed, please send this form to for review. It may also be submitted in person to the parking services personnel at the College Police Department in room 105D or via mail to: SWC Police Department, 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910 

IX. Pay Citations Online

If you would like to pay the citation without having to come to the campus, please follow this link below in order to pay online. There will be a $3.95 fee in order to process the payment using the online service. If you have a pending appeal form, do not make a payment until you have confirmation of either dismissal or the citation being upheld.  There are no refunds after the payment has been processed, so it is paramount that you have confirmation that the citation is still open. Pay Citation

Southwestern College Police Department
Attention: Parking Services
900 Otay Lakes Road Bldg 105D
Chula Vista, CA 91910

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