Student parking permit requirements will be waived during the SPRING 2021 SEMESTER. 

Staff/Courtesy parking permits for the 2020-2021 academic year will not be issued until further notice please continue to display the 2019-2020 parking permit.

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Parking Permits

Semester parking permits are sold exclusively online, and can be purchased at any time.  Students will use their portal login* to proceed and community members who wish to purchase a permit may do so after going online and registering.  Once the purchase of a semester pass is completed, a temporary parking pass will be issued and must be printed out to be displayed.  It is the responsibility of the student/driver to have a parking pass displayed inside their vehicle on the dashboard, in an unobstructed view, while parking on campus. Temporary passes are only valid for 10 days to allow the physical parking permit to arrive at the designated address indicated during purchase.  If the physical parking permit does not arrive within 10 days, please call PMB immediately, 1-800-700-4417.

As of March 17, 2020, the PMB call center will be temporarily closed in coordination with guidance from public health officals.   PMB will be using an email module to respond to questions and inquiries.  

For questions or concerns, contact PMB through the following emails: for parking permits and for citations. 

*Students will need to contact Student Helpdesk, 209-381-6565 or email for their portal login.

About Parking on Our Campuses

  • Parking is by Permit Only; valid in General parking areas
  • There are no free or guest parking stalls.  The green 10-minute stalls are limited to only 10 minutes and are located throughout the parking lots.
  • Day passes may be purchased from Ticket Dispensers for $2.00 a day.  Ticket machines will take dollar bills, coins or debit/credit cards, EXACT AMOUNT ONLY.   Day Passes can be purchased for consecutive days at the machines.  NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR UNUSED DAYS.
  • Semester Passes are sold online for $30 each ($15 for Summer semester) on
  • No overnight parking permitted unless prior authorization has been approved by the                                             VP of Administrative Services Office.
  • UC Merced students, with valid parking permit, can park in the designated gravel lot next to Lot P12, behind the Child Developement Center.
  • See our interactive campus map for parking lot locations


There are various motorcycle parking on campus indicated with MOTORCYCLE painted on the curb.  A parking pass is not required to park his/her motorcycle in these locations.  However, if a student should choose to park  in a regular parking stall then a parking pass would be required.  A parking pass for the semester may be purchased online,  Please note, you will only need to register your motorcycle license plate number into the system.  A parking permit WILL NOT be mailed out.

Rules & Policies

Upon the five entryways of Merced Community College District Campus are signs stating parking is by
permit only.  All persons who enter college grounds are charged with the knowledge of these provisions and are subject to fines, towing, or impoundment.

Parking permits and day passes allow for parking in general parking only; therefore, not valid in timed,
staff, or admin parking. All handicap parking must display a valid handicap placard or license plate in conjunction with a Parking Pass/Permit.

Refer to Board Policy/Administrative Procedure 6750.

Dispute or Pay a Parking Citation

If you received a parking citation, you can do one of two things: Dispute or Pay

To Dispute:

  1. Log on to
  2. Enter Citation Number OR License Plate Number
  3. Click DISPUTE
  4. Fill in the information under RESPONDENT'S INFORMATION, including the statement.
    It is imperative a valid email address is entered. Response will be sent by way of electronic mail.

To Pay:

  1. Payments can be made online with a Visa or Mastercard at
    Check or money order made payable to PMB can be sent to One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

Citation must be paid or disputed within 21 days of issuance to avoid further fines, DMV holds, or possible tow. After time allowance, option to dispute will be waived.

Refer to Board policy/Administrative Policy 6750