Parking Regulations


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AHC Traffic and Parking Regulations PDF 

State law and the California Education code regulate college and university parking programs. At Allan Hancock College, the Allan Hancock College Police Department has the primary responsibility for administering the parking program. 

Parking and Permit FAQs

Parking Permits

Parking permits are required when classes are in session for all vehicles parked on the Santa Maria campus, South Campus and at the Lompoc Valley Center between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. Students and visitors may park in white-lined stalls only. Purchasing a parking permit does not imply or guarantee a parking space.

There is no parking fee at the south side of the Columbia Business Center (CBC), at the Workforce Resource Center (WRC), the Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) Center or the Santa Ynez Valley Center. A special no-charge permit is required by the Air Force for entry onto the base.

Purchasing a Permit

A parking permit for a two- or four-wheel vehicle may be purchased by enrolled students for $20 fall and spring semesters and $10 summer session online via myHancock with a valid debit or credit card from Credentials Solutions, Inc.

To purchase a parking permit:

After you have registered for classes in the current term you can purchase a permit:

  1. log on to myHancock
  2. select the Student tab
  3. click Purchase a Student Parking Permit in the Cashier Services channel

Note: you must have pop-ups enabled in your browser to be able to view the order screen.

If you are paying by cash, check or voucher, you must use a specially-designated computer located in building A or S on the Santa Maria campus or in building 1 at the Lompoc Valley Center to order your permit and pay a college cashier during cashier hours. Call the location of your choice for hours:

Santa Maria Campus: 1-805-922-6966
Cashier (bldg. A): ext. 3626/3582/3270
Community Education (bldg. S): ext. 3209

Lompoc Valley Center: (805) 735-3366

Once your online purchase is complete, Credentials Solutions, Inc. will mail a current-term parking pass to your home or designated address within five (5) business days. If you purchase your permit less than five (5) business days prior to or after the term begins, you will be able to print a temporary parking permit from the Credentials Solutions, Inc. website. Display the temporary permit in your vehicle per the stated instructions until your current-term permit arrives in the mail. If you have not received your permanent permit in the mail prior to your temporary permit expiring, you must contact the Allan Hancock College Police Department and obtain either an extended temporary permit or a replacement permit. Using an expired temporary permit will not stop you from receiving a parking citation.

The parking permit will be invalid if not attached to the inside lower left (driver’s side) corner of the front windshield. The permit must be visible from the outside front of the vehicle.

See more information regarding purchasing a student parking permit online.

One-day permits may be purchased for $2 from vending machines located near the parking lots on the Santa Maria campus, South Campus and at the Lompoc Valley Center.

Parking Regulations

If you park in a district parking lot you may park only in designated student areas. Although the district is providing the parking areas, the district assumes no liability or responsibility for loss, theft, or damage to your vehicle, nor does it guarantee a parking space. Copies of the Allan Hancock College Traffic and Parking Regulations are available online, at the Allan Hancock College Police Department, building N2; and at the Lompoc Valley Center administration office. 

Disabled Placards

Drivers possessing valid disabled placards and a valid AHC parking permit may park in designated disabled stalls. If disabled stalls are unavailable, those possessing placards and an AHC permit may park in nearby staff or student parking.

Security Escort Service

Security escort service by the AHC Police Department is available for students to and from parking lots on the Santa Maria campus and at the Lompoc Valley Center. To arrange an escort, call the campus of your choice an hour or more in advance.

Santa Maria campus: 922-6966 ext. 3652
Lompoc Valley Center: 735-3366 ext. 5652

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Last Modified Oct 23, 2018