a) Vehicle Registration - All vehicles (cars, trucks, motorcycles, scooters and mopeds) are to be registered within the first seven (7) calendar days of each semester. Eligible students may register and operate only one (1) state registered vehicle on campus.  Vehicle registration is free for the first sticker.  There is a $10.00 fee for sticker replacements. 

To register your vehicle on campus:

  1. You must complete an online application to receive your permit.  This application can be found through your student portal.  To complete the online application you must have the following information:
  • Your student I.D. card
  • Your driver's license
  • Vehicle D.M.V. registration

If you do not have the above required information, you must come to the Public Safety Office and make arrangements for your individual needs.  Once online registration is complete you will be prompted to print out a temporary permit that must be displayed on your vehicle's dashboard.  After the above items are verified by Public Safety, you will receive your permit in the mail.  The permit you receive is not valid until you activate it online by following the instructions included with the permit. 

b) Freshman Vehicle Policy – First-Year residential students are NOT PERMITTED to bring vehicles to campus, nor may they park in surrounding neighborhoods or the Upper Ladera Lot (a.k.a. the City Lot).   

1) For purposes of this policy, a freshman student is defined as any student who graduated from high school within the past 12 months. 

2) A scooter or a motor driven cycle 149cc or less, may be registered if the students has the proper paperwork and meets the scooter registration requirements (per CVC).

Violations of this policy are subject to the following discipline:


a. A first-time student who violates the policy shall be subject to a fine of $500 and 10 hours of community service.

b. Parent or guardian will be referred to the Traffic Appeals Committee for further disciplinary action.

c. Repeat violations will be referred to the Traffic Appeals Committee for further disciplinary action.

c) Parking

1) For commuter students, resident students and faculty/staff, parking restrictions are enforced from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., unless otherwise posted.

2) The registered owner is responsible for his/her vehicle and all tickets received by the vehicle.

3) You are responsible for all information in the PLNU Vehicle Code.  For further information about vehicle registration, parking and traffic regulations see the Public Safety web page

d) Bicycle Registration and Regulations


1) All bicycles should be registered with the Department of Public Safety.

2) Riders are required to follow the same traffic regulations as vehicles (a copy of the PLNU Vehicle Code can be obtained from the Department of Public Safety).

3) Bicycles must be parked in bicycle racks and secured with a sturdy lock.

4) Bicycle placement and storage at your residence hall is determined by the Resident Director.

5) It is highly recommended that all bicycle riders wear a bike helmet.  Any bicycle rider under the age of 18 is required to wear a bike helmet under California law.

e) Recreational Vehicles - Trailers, boats, motor homes, camper shells, jet skis, three- wheelers, four-wheelers, etc. are not allowed on campus without written permission from the Department of Public Safety. Any such vehicle will be subject to being towed at the owner's expense if brought onto campus without permission from the Director of Public Safety.

f) Summer and Recess Storage - In order to leave a vehicle on the campus during Summer Recess, you must get approval from the Department of Public Safety.  This includes students, faculty and staff taking mission trips and campus travel groups.

  • All vehicles, bicycles, trailers, etc. left on campus without written approval from the Director of Public Safety will be subject to being towed at the owner's expense.

g) Settling of Accounts - Tickets must be paid or appealed online: http://www.scapay.com/.