Costs for parking permits

Some colleges and universities may charge little or nothing for parking privileges, so they must spread their costs for parking infrustructure and administration of permits to ALL students. At Westmont, we cannot offer permits to all students. Operating a vehicle on campus is a privilege which is not evenly shared by all students. Therefore, we charge a permit fee to those who reserve a permit.

Cost for a semester parking permit will be $205 for 2018-2019

The cost for a permit has not risen much in the last 13 years In 2005, the cost was $140 for a semester permit. Base cost is $205, but with the early request discount the semester cost can be reduced to $180.

Early request discount is $25

Early requesting allows us to to process requests in advance, and get them ready for pick-up on the first day of the semester. It also helps us to project demand prior to the start of the semester. So, we give a $25 discount for permits requested or reserved by July 31.

Scooter and motorcycle permits

Motorcycle and scooter permits are 1/2 (one-half) the cost of a student's semester permit for a car or truck.

Temporary permits

The cost for a temporary permit is $3/day. Temporary permits are issued by the Housing & Parking Office.


No payment is required at time of request, or at time of pick-up. The cost for a permit is posted to the student's account near the end of the month in which the request has been submitted.

Cancellation policy

Refunds for cancelled semester permits are given at the discretion of the Housing & Parking Office. There is no cancellation or refund for temporary permits.

A semester permit may only be cancelled by email request. Here is how a refund will be determined:

  • A full refund will ONLY be given for a cancellation PRIOR to the start of the semester.
  • A PARTIAL refund will be based upon the week in which the reserved or issued permit has been cancelled by the student.
  • PARTIAL refunds will be pro-rated for the first 10 weeks of gthe semester (i.e. 10% cost per week whether actually issued or held on reserve). No refunds after the tenth week of the semester.