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Parking Information

Semester Student Permits (Spring & Fall $42/Summer $25) may be purchased from Community Education.

Two ways to purchase a Semester Student Permit:

1. In Person for fastest service: Click here for office locations.

2. By Phone: by calling Community Education at 415.485.9305. If you purchase by phone, a permit will be sent to you by regular US Postal Mail.

Please be sure to have your car’s make, model, year, color, and license plate # at time of purchase.

Semester permits should be affixed to the lower corner of the windshield, on the driver's side. You may use the "suction cup hanger" sold at the College Bookstore, but it must be placed in the lower corner of the windshield (permit faces outside). NOTE: If your permit loses its static cling, rub it on your clothing and re-apply.
Possession of a parking permit does NOT guarantee you a parking space. If the lot is full, you must try another student parking lot. Before purchasing a daily permit, always find a legal parking place first.
Lost or stolen permits cannot be refunded or replaced.

Daily $4 Permits

Daily student permits are $4 per calendar day, and 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. The inability to get a permit from the machine is most often due to operator error. Read the instructions on the machine. If a machine is not working report malfunction to the police dispatcher by calling 415-485-9696, and find an alternative, functioning machine and purchase a permit. The college highly recommends purchasing a semester permit for convenience and as a cost-saving measure.
Daily permits should be placed on the top of your dashboard, just in front of your steering wheel. A daily student permit is good in any student lot, on both campuses for the date the permit was issued.

Parking regulations and fees are managed by the College of Marin Police Department.
For more information about COM Parking, including Disabled Persons Placards and more, please visit:

* Summer hours vary, College of Marin is closed on Fridays during the summer.