All vehicles are required to have a parking permit. Visitors to campus may purchase a daily permit from one of the machines on campus.

Students parking on the Palm Desert campus must purchase and properly display a College of the Desert parking permit. Permits may be purchased online or over the counter at the Bursar’s office located on the first floor of Cravens Student Services Center. Vehicles not properly displaying a parking permit will be cited. Motorcycles and motorbikes are required to park in designated areas. Parking regulations may be found online or obtained from the Bursar’s Office. For more information, please call (760) 341-2111.

Citations are issued by the Public Safety Department and may be paid at the Bursar’s office. To dispute a citation, Citation Contest Forms are available at the Bursar’s Office, the Public Safety Department office located in South Annex, or online. Completed forms should be returned to the Bursar’s Office or submitted online.

Parking lots are conveniently located throughout the campus. Red, yellow, and blue curb markings, all no-parking signs, and emergency parking zones are to be observed at all times. Parking on or in front of ramps is forbidden. Restricted parking is in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday when classes are in session. 

Parking for individuals with disabilities must be observed at all times. Disabled Parking Placards may be obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles and must be displayed when parking in designated areas. 

The College assumes no liability for vehicles parked on campus.