Parking Information

Parking Permits

Parking permits are required at all times, including evenings (Sundays and holidays excepted).

Semester Parking Stickers
$41 for Fall/Spring Semester
$25 for Summer Semester

Daily Permits
$4 per day

Permits must be clearly displayed or you will be cited.

Parking Permits sold by Community Education are available for purchase over the phone or in-person.

Kentfield Campus
Student Services Room 145
835 College Avenue
Kentfield CA 94904

Indian Valley Campus
Buidling 7 Room 194 
1800 Ignacio Blvd
Novato CA 94949

All parking prices are subject to change via Board policy. Student and Staff parking are provided at both the Kentfield and Indian Valley campuses. College staff are provided a staff permit, which allows parking in designated staff areas. Students wishing to park in student parking lots, must have a valid parking permit. A currently enrolled student* may purchase a semester permit, good for the entire semester; or may purchase a daily permit, good only for the date of purchase.

*If you are not a currently enrolled student and are authorized by the College of Marin to purchase a parking permit, you must purchase your parking permit in-person at the Community Education Office. Please bring authorization with you.


Parking permits are required at all times, including evenings (Sundays and holidays excepted).

Semester Parking Stickers
The semester parking sticker may be purchased for $41 (subject to change) online. You must be currently enrolled for Community Education classes or a current ESCOM or Gold Card Member in order to be eligible to purchase a student Parking Permit (only one permit per person). You may purchase a parking permit either during or after your class registration. Proof of enrollment and valid identification required. Summer session permits are $25 (subject to change). Stickers must be attached inside the vehicle on the lower left side of the front windshield. All vehicles improperly parked will be ticketed.


Daily $4 Permits
As an alternative to purchasing a parking sticker, you may pay a $4 daily parking fee through parking permit dispensers (which only accept quarters) located throughout the parking lots at both campuses. Daily permits must be visible on the dashboard.

Daily student permits may be purchased as follows:
As an alternative to purchasing a parking sticker, you may pay a $4 (subject to change) daily parking fee through parking permit dispensers (which accept quarters and dollar bills) located throughout the parking lots at both campuses. Parking permit dispensers in Lot 6 at KTD and Lot 1 and Lot 2 at IVC accept $1, $5, $10, $20, and credit cards, all other machines accept credit cards and exact change only. Report any machine malfunction immediately to the police dispatcher at 415.485.9696. The college highly recommends purchasing a semester permit. It will save you time and money.


Disabled Students Parking
No parking permits are required for disabled students. A disabled placard or license plate issued by the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles must be displayed.


FEV Parking
All FEV spots require a FEV permit along with a student or staff parking permit. If you have a fuel efficient vehicle and a parking permit, please come to the Police Department to see if you qualify for a FREE FEV permit. All violators will receive a minimum $100 fine.


Staff Permits
Staff Permits are issued to regularly employed college staff and must be replaced before each October. Applications for staff permits are made available in the mail rooms of both campuses during July, August and September. To obtain a staff permit at other times, contact your department head or department secretary for an application, or contact the Police Department at ext.7455. Student hourly employees are not eligible for staff permits.


Limited Free Parking
Kentfield Campus Parking Lot 13 is designated as free parking. Lot 13 is by the Physical Education Building, past Lot 12. You may park there without a parking permit. This lot is not paved and contains loose gravel. There are no lights at night.  You must park facing the logs or boulders in the lot. Vehicles not parked facing a log or boulder will be cited. There is no parking between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m.


Motorcycles displaying proper license plate registration do not need a parking permit, provided they park ONLY in motorcycle parking areas. These areas are clearly marked and posted. They are located in Kentfield Campus Lots 1, 5, 7, and 12; and in Indian Valley Campus Lots 5, and 7. A motorcycle found in a vehicle space without a permit will be cited. A motorcycle found outside of a marked space will be cited.


Visitor Parking for Official Business
If you are an official visitor to College of Marin, with an appointment, you may be eligible for a temporary one day parking permit. Contact the person you are meeting with, or their department secretary to see if you are eligible for this permit. You will be given the permit, which must be displayed on your vehicle during your meeting.


All Other Visitors
Due to the limited parking available, Kentfield Campus has only three spaces designated for 30 minute visitor parking. These spaces are located in lot 3, next to the Harlan Center. No permit is necessary. There are also two spaces for 15 minute parking in lot 6, next to the Police Department. There is one space for 15 minute loading only in lot 5 near the Learning Resources Center. Indian Valley Campus lots 1 and 2 have 3 one hour spaces. There is also a 10 minute child care drop off in lot 5. No permit is necessary in these spaces.


Other Information
Student police cadets, when available, will escort staff and students from and to their cars at night. To arrange for a cadet escort, call 415.485.9455. The cadets also assist regular patrol officers with traffic and parking problems.


Additional Parking Enforcement Information
Other helpful links:
  1. Campus Police Department
  2. Parking Regulations
  3. Pay Parking Citation
  4. Contest Parking Citation


Permits are numbered and registered when sold. Do not purchase permits from classmates or any other source. If you are approached by an individual wishing to sell a permit they no longer need, contact the Police Department at 415.485.9455. The permit you purchase from a stranger may be reported as lost, stolen, or counterfeit, and therefore be worthless. Students have been arrested for possessing lost, stolen or counterfeit permits. This charge is a felony.