Parking Dispensers

The locations and price are the same as previous Parking Dispensers (Lot B, F, J, O and A are $3 for a daily permit) (Visitor permits are $1 and only available in Lot A) 

The dispensers will provide change for bills up to five dollars ($5). Change will be returned in quarters. The dispensers accept debit and credit cards.

The Daily Dispenser permit is ONLY valid on the date that is printed on the receipt and in any student space (white-lined). It is NOT valid in staff space (yellow-lined), meter parking or for overnight parking.

Questions? Please contact Parking Services at (619) 216-6611.

Parking Permits

See Admissions for latest fees.

A parking permit is not required in student lots until September 7, 2015.  

Visitor parking will be located in PARKING LOT A in the GREEN lined spaces only. You will need a permit to park there. Part of lot C now has yellow staff stripping along the perimeter road, first, and second aisle. 


SWC is going online with student parking permits. Students can purchase their parking permits online on WebAdvisor. Parking Permits will not be available for purchase in the Cashier’s Office. You will need your license plate number and a credit card to register your vehicle. For cash and/or check purchases, please click the link listed below for more information.

Once you have purchased your permit, you will receive the permit via US mail, between 5 to 10 business days. If you purchase your parking permit less than 5 days before the semester begins, you will be able to print out a temporary permit until the permanent one is received. Fall classes start on Monday August 24, 2015. You will need your parking permit starting September 7, 2015.

The student parking permit only allows parking in white-lined spaces. Parking in a yellow-lined space (STAFF PARKING ONLY) may result in a citation.

Students: To purchase parking permits you will need to go to; 

  • WebAdvisor: URL is
  • Log into WebAdvisor:
  • Go to the Academic Profile and you will see SWC Parking Permits
  • Follow the directions and it will lead you to the Credentials website
  • Pay for your permit
  • Print out your temporary permit ( if needed)

       For Non-Students/Auditing a class coming for Turtle Swim or College For Kids:

    • In order to purchase your permits you will need to go to room 105D. The hours of operation are
      8:00am to 4:30pm Monday thru Friday.

    • If a non-student comes on a Friday the hours to purchase a permit are 8:00am to 4:30pm

    • You cannot exchange the permit once you place your order
    • There will be no refunds
    • Order your parking permit and avoid long lines and/or the need to print temporary parking permits!

    If you need more information about online parking permits, and to pay in person option please click on the following Flyer

    Dear SWC Staff and Faculty,

    We are going online with ordering parking permits. All employees will need to register online in order to receive your NEW TWO (2) YEAR parking permit. You will need your license plate numbers to register. Once you have registered, you will receive an email notification that your parking permit is ready for pick up. Employees will pick up their permits at Campus Police in Room 105D on the Chula Vista campus. The parking permit will be valid until August 18, 2017. Employees at the Centers, permits will be sent to your schools.

    To request a two (2) year parking permit you will need to go to; 
        • WebAdvisor: URL is 
        • Sign in 
        • Go to the Purchasing tab and you will see SWC Parking Permits, select that. 
        • Follow the directions it will lead you to the Credentials website. 

    Employees will pick up their permits at Campus Police in Room 105D on the Chula Vista campus once the order has been submitted.

    If your permit is lost or stolen, you will need to file a police report to obtain another one.

    Parking Information:

    On-campus parking is supervised by the Southwestern College Police Department. Parking and traffic are enforced at all times in all Southwestern College locations and parking lots. The following rules and regulations pertain to all vehicles within the jurisdiction of Southwestern College.

    Parking Services office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. We are closed on all District holidays.

    If you have any parking related questions and cannot find your answer here, please do not hesitate to contact us through email at or by dialing (619) 216-6611.

    Parking Policy

    1. All regulatory signs on campus must be obeyed. Violators will be cited under California Vehicle Code.

    2. The maximum speed limit on the campus is 20 MPH. No stopping, parking, or passing is allowed on the perimeter road of the main campus at any time.

    3. Parking is allowed in marked spaces only. Parking in triangles, along roadways, or along parking lot curb line is prohibited. Overflow parking will ONLY be allowed in the dirt area adjacent to Lot O on the Chula Vista campus. Permits are required at all-time including in the overflow parking area.  (Campus Map)

    4. The visitor parking lot located at the Chula Vista campus, located in Parking lot A is marked with green lines. Visitor parking has a time limit of 30 minutes max with the purchase of the visitor parking permit this fee is $1.00.  Visitor permits can be purchased from the permit dispenser located in parking Lot A.

    5. Short-term meter parking is intended for only 45 minutes and is available at the Higher Education Centers, Otay Mesa and San Ysidro. Meters have a maximum time limit of 45 minutes for $1.00. Additional coins will not give additional time on the meters located at the Higher Education Centers.

    6. Parking Permits are required the first day of classes of each semester at all Southwestern College sites. Except metered or disabled person spaces, all vehicles must have a valid parking permit, properly displayed at all times while parked on any campus. Permits are not valid in metered spaces. Lot O & G permits are only valid on main campus in lots O & G. Vehicles parked in disabled person spaces must display valid state-issued Disabled Person Placards at all times.

    7. Staff parking spaces (Yellow/white marked spaces only) require a valid staff parking permit at all times. Staff permits are valid in student and staff parking spaces. They are not valid for metered, visitor, or disabled person parking spaces.

    8. Student parking spaces (white marked spaces only ) require a valid student semester parking permit or a daily parking permit, Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. We do not cite on Sundays unless there is a special event. Student semester parking permits are available in the Cashier's Office located in the Student Services Center or at the other College sites.

    9. Daily permits, valid the date of issuance, are available for $3.00 from permit dispensers at various locations on campus. (See Campus Map for locations Lots A. B, F. J and O) These permits are valid in student spaces only.

    10. Motorcycles may be parked only in areas designated for motorcycle parking and require a valid motorcycle permit.  It is required that you purchase a semester permit when parking your motorcycle on campus or purchasing a daily permit. If you receive a citation and have a daily permit report to the College Police Department in room 105D with the citation and daily permit for assistance.

    11. Purchase of a parking permit does NOT guarantee a parking space. The responsibility for finding a legal parking space rests with the operator of the vehicle. Lack of space is not an excuse for illegal parking.

    12. Southwestern College is not responsible for lost or stolen permits. Replacement permits will be repurchased at full value by student.

    13. Special permits may be issued by the College Police Department and Parking Services.  Special permits must be displayed on the dashboard, face up.

    14. All vehicles remaining for more than 15 minutes in any loading zone on campus will be cited.

    15. Parking or loitering on campus after 11:00 p.m. or after special events is prohibited.

    16. Vehicles using duplicated or fraudulent parking permits will be cited, permits confiscated and referred to Student Affairs for disciplinary action.


    Parking will be enforced in all Faculty/Staff parking lots. Parking permits are required in all lots. New faculty and staff employees may obtain a staff parking permit from the Parking Services Office in 105D.

    Parking Citation (Administrative Review)

    A Request for Preliminary Administrative Review of Parking Citation form (PDF) should be completed within 21 days of receipt of the parking citation. The Administrative Review form may be obtained at the College Police Office, or (by pressing the Ctrl key on your keyboard, and clicking on the blue/bolded text above).

    The Administrative Review form can also be downloaded as an Electronic Form (Word). Once completed please send this form to for review or it may be submitted in person at the College Police Department in room 105 D or by mailed to:
    Southwestern College Police Department
    Attention: Parking
    900 Otay Lakes Road Bldg 105D
    Chula Vista, CA 91910

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