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Parking Services is responsible for the implementation of the university parking policy set forth by the parking committee. Parking Services coordinates and regulates the administration of this policy with respect to vehicle registration and parking enforcement in an effort to provide safe and available parking for all members of the campus community and their guests.

Chapman University has a mandatory parking permit policy for all university constituents. This policy, mandated by the City of Orange, is designed to promote on-campus parking to lessen the impact on the residents living in close proximity to the university.  Anyone driving to campus to attend class, teach, work or attend events is required to obtain a parking permit and park in a university owned or operated parking area or curb adjacent to a university building.

Parking is enforced 24 hours-per-day; 365 days-per-year. Parking without a valid parking permit will result in a parking citation. 

Everyone, even returning faculty and students, must register on-line at www.chapman.edu/vr for a parking permit or parking permit waiver.  Students are automatically assessed a parking fee and can opt out of this fee on-line at www.chapman.edu/vr if living on campus without a vehicle or commuting via alternative means.  Faculty and staff can pay at the Cashier's Office or via payroll deduction.  Proof of payment, receipt or payroll form, required to pick up a permit.  New Payroll Forms are available from Payroll's website under Forms.  You must submit a new form annually to continue Payroll Deductions, deductions do not carry over from the previous academic year. 

The Vehicle Registration System is available to request 2017/18 permits and waivers.  Permits for the 2017/18 academic year are available for pick-up at the Office of Public Safety and Parking Services; 418 N. Glassell Street.  The 2016/17 parking permits expired August 11, 2017 so please make arrangements to obtain a new permit in order to avoid being cited.

Should you have any questions regarding parking at Chapman University, please contact Parking Services at (714) 997-6560, (714) 997-6543 or parking@chapman.edu.  If it is after hours or during the weekend please contact Public Safety Dispatch for assistance at (714) 997-6763.



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Parking Space Availability App

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The free parking space availability App showing availability in the Barrera, Lastinger and West Campus Structures.

The iPhone App can be viewed here 
The Android App can be viewed here

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