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Traffic and Parking Regulations

Employees, students and visitors are responsible for complying with our traffic and parking regulations adopted under ORS 341.300. Maximum speed on college roadways is 20 MPH.


  • Parking is allowed only in areas designated as parking spaces by striping, signing or marking
  • Parking in areas not designated as a parking space is prohibited
  • Vehicles shall not be parked in areas identified as restricted parking by signs, striping or marking (fire lanes, red zones, bus only)
  • Vehicles shall be parked with the front of the vehicle facing the curb or other terminus of a parking space (head-in parking only, vehicles may not be backed in)
  • Except when specifically allowed for overflow parking, vehicles may not be parked on grass
  • Vehicles shall only park within the boundaries of a single parking space
  • Only vehicles properly displaying a valid placard issued by a State Motor Vehicles Division, may park in a space designated by signs and/or markings as Reserved for Disabled Parking

Parking Permits

  • An annual permit is valid fall term through the end of summer term
  • Parking permits are non-refundable and are issued for specific vehicles, they are non–transferable
  • After initial purchase of an annual permit, additional annual permits may be purchased for a reduced fee
  • A license plate frame option is available for $15, and requires an annual permit sticker
  • Annual and term parking permits are required to be placed on the exterior of a vehicle, either on the rear bumper or rear window so they are clearly visible and legible from the rear of the vehicle
  • Lost permits will be replaced upon payment of the permit fee for a second permit
  • Motorcycles may park without a permit in designated motorcycle parking areas, motorcyclists using a regular parking space must display a valid parking permit

Regulations for Other Modes of Transportation

  • Riding bicycles is restricted to roadways and parking lots
  • Bicycles may not be ridden in pedestrian areas, except by Public Safety or law enforcement officers
  • See bike racks located near entrances to lock up your bicycle
  • There are bicycle fix-it stations located near the entrances of Buildings 2 and 8
  • The use of skates, roller blades, non–motorized scooters and skateboards is not permitted in pedestrian areas of the campus
  • Motorized wheelchairs and motor assisted scooters are allowed in pedestrian areas of campus, when operated in compliance with the Oregon Vehicle Code


By choosing to carpool, bike or ride the bus to school or for your personal trips, you are choosing to save time, money and the planet. See more information about carpooling.


    Parking permits are required for all vehicles using Salem campus college facilities from 8 am-10 pm, Monday-Friday.

    Permits are available on My Chemeketa site and the Public Safety Office –
    Salem Bldg. 2 Lobby, Rm.173 
    Monday–Friday, 8 am-6 pm
    Annual permits are $40 and term permits are $25


    Parking permits are required for the Yamhill Valley Campus. There is no cost for Yamhill permits at this time. These permits are only valid for the Yamhill Valley Campus.

    Permits are available at the front desk of Building 1
    Monday–Friday, 8 am-6 pm


    Visitor permits are available at the Chemeketa Salem main entrance information booth off Cooley Drive Northeast. Visitor permits must be placed on the dash of a vehicle date side up so they are visible and legible.

    College employees or students may not park in a visitor parking space.

    • 14 consecutive day temporary permits are available under special circumstances
    • Vendor temporary permits are provided with proper identification of business
    • Contractor temporary permits are provided for the duration of work on campus
    • Special permits for reserved parking areas are issued only to college staff with the approval of the Public Safety Director