RATES, RULES, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
The Elihu M. Harris State Office Building's parking rates, rules,
policies and procedures are as follows effective January 22, 2004, as the
responsible party overseeing the operation of the parking garage for the
Department of General Services, Building and Property Management Branch, the
Building Manager reserves the right to change these rules periodically in
response to operational needs.
The monthly charge to park in the garage will be $95.00 per month. This
rate apples to either privately owned or state vehicles. Payment will be made to
the Department of General Services (DGS) on a monthly basis in advance the
1st of each month. Payment will be made by automatic payroll
deduction, cash or check for privately owned. State vehicles will be billed to
the agency billing code supplied by the agency.
ALLOCATION OF PARKING SPACES
Parking in the garage will be for state employee personal vehicles or State
owned vehicles only. Each state agency will be allocated a number of parking
spaces based on the percentage of square footage they occupy in the building.
That agency will be responsible for assignment of their parking spaces to
individuals for their personal vehicles or for State owned vehicles.
The remaining spaces will be issued out by DGS on a first come, first
served basis. A waiting list for parking spaces has been established and as
spaces become available they will be issued out to persons on the waiting
If you wish to sign up on the parking waiting list, you may do so in
writing, by submitting your request to the Building Manager's office in suite
HOURS OF OPERATION
The parking garage is open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday, except state holidays. There is no overnight parking allowed in the
garage, except for state vehicles, or with prior approval of Building
State employees parking their vehicles past midnight must notify the
building manager's office at 2-2564 in advance. You will need to provide your
name, phone number, license plate number, parking space number, vehicle color,
vehicle make, and how many days you would like to leave your vehicle in the
garage. The parking garage may not be used as a storage facility for personal
Any personal vehicle left parked overnight in the parking garage will be
issued a warning and will be subject to a citation by the California Highway
Patrol (CHP). If the vehicle is not moved after being issued a citation by the
CHP the vehicle will be towed at the owners expense.
FIRE AND CASUALTY DAMAGE
Parking space holders will make no claim of any nature against the State of
California, or DGS, due to any damage of personal vehicles, unless such damage
or destruction should arise from gross negligence or willful misconduct of
agents or employees of the State of California in the course of their
The DGS will not be responsible for the theft of your vehicle or the theft
of any personal property left inside your vehicle while you are parked in the
HOLD HARMLESS CLAUSE
This agreement is made upon the express condition that the DGS is to be
free from all liability and claims for damages by reason of any injury to any
person or persons, from any cause or causes whatsoever while in, upon, or in
anyway connected with the parking garage.
To cancel your parking access, a thirty (30) day prior notice must be given
To cancel the automatic payroll deduction, you will need to come to the
Building Manager's Office and fill out a cancellation of payroll deduction
The parties hereto agree that parking privileges can be terminated at
anytime by DGS with just cause: i.e., willfully breaking any rules, failure to
pay rate or failure to comply with any rules including this policy and
procedure. DGS may terminate this agreement at anytime during the term hereof by
giving notice to the other party in writing.
Only one car is allowed to park, in a marked parking space, per paid
parking fee, this includes State vehicles.
When an agency pays for parking a State vehicle, individuals shall not park
private vehicle in lieu of the state vehicle.
You must adhere to all posted signage (stop, miles per hour, reserved
parking, etc.) in the parking garage.
Smoking is not allowed in or upon the premises, or within 25 feet of any
entrance to the building. This includes smoking inside your car while it is
inside the parking garage.
Parking access does not allow you to assign your space to others.
Individuals shall not sublet or subcontract their parking access.
Garbage containers are supplied and maintained by Building and Property
Management, and are located in the garage elevator lobbies. PLEASE do not leave
trash in the garage areas - we do not provide waste removal services in the
Do not leave hazardous materials - such as batteries, used oil and filter,
tires, coolant, etc., in the garage or trash containers located in the garage
If you are caught breaking any of the above rules, posted signs in the
garage, policies or procedures, you will be subject to losing your parking