- LBNL Security conducts patrols of parking lots throughout the Laboratory to carry out parking policy enforcement activities. LBNL parking policies are enforced through the use of Parking Violation Notice forms that are issued by LBNL Security to vehicles that are observed to be in violation of LBNL parking policies.
- Vehicles parked in violation of established parking policies will be issued a Parking Violation Notice. One copy of the Parking Violation Notice will be left by Security on the vehicle, and another copy will be provided to the LBNL Site Access Manager for review.
- The University of California Police Department (UCPD) conducts traffic and parking enforcement patrols throughout LBNL. UCPD patrols may issue parking citations for vehicles and drivers observed to be violating the California Vehicle Code.
- The Site Access Manager will review each Parking Violation Notice for accuracy and assess the appropriate parking point penalty to the owner of the vehicle found to be in violation of LBNL parking policy.
- LBNL parking permit holders who accumulate six points in any consecutive 90-day period or 10 points in a year are subject to having their parking privileges suspended for up to 30 working days. When an LBNL parking permit holder approaches the 90-day or annual parking point threshold, the Site Access Manager will submit the parking permit holder’s Parking Violation Notice file to the LBNL Transportation Demand Management Committee.
- The Transportation Demand Management Committee will review all applicable Parking Violation Notices and make a recommendation on the status of the LBNL parking permit holder’s parking privileges.
- LBNL parking permit holders who believe that they were issued a Parking Violation Notice in error may submit an appeal through the Site Access Manager for review.
LBNL Parking Policy Violations
Parking in an unauthorized space such as a loading zone, an unmarked area, in an area not allowed by permit type (for example, General parking permit in an Orange Circle parking space)
Failure to display permit
Failure to display Stack Parking contact information while parked in a Stack Parking space
Failure to adhere to posted instructions
Unauthorized parking in a handicapped zone
Parking in a red zone
Parking in a manner that creates an imminent safety hazard (for example, blocking a traffic lane)
For details on eligibility, please see www.lbl.gov/Workplace/RPM/R1.04.html
- Forgotten Permit. Persons who forget their hanging permit may request a temporary one-day parking permit at the entry gate. The issuance of a temporary parking permit will be reported to Site Access. Abuses of the temporary permit provisions are subject to the penalties noted below.
- Replacement of Lost or Stolen Parking Permits. To replace a lost or stolen parking permit, contact the Badge Office.
- Penalties for Abuse of Parking Privileges. To ensure that the parking policy is enforced equitably throughout Berkeley Lab on-site parking areas, the Laboratory has instituted a point system for parking violations by which various parking offenses are assigned penalty points within a period of time, and after six points are accumulated within a six-month period, parking privileges are suspended. If a continual pattern of abuse is detected, further administrative action may be taken.
- Return of Parking Permit on Termination of Employment. Parking permits are the property of the Laboratory and must be returned to the employee’s division office or the Badge Office no later than the last day of employment. If the permit holder leaves after hours, parking permits can also be turned in to the security officer at the entry gates.