Key and Card Access – Requesting Keys/Cards

As an important part of Palomar College, the key/card policy provides legitimate building access for college personnel, establishes issuing authority and accountability for keys/cards, helps ensure privacy, and contributes to the protection of persons and property.  The Facilities Office is charged with the responsibility for maintaining the integrity of the College’s access control system.  A detailed database of all keys/cards issued is maintained.

When authorized by a Department Chairperson/Director and the appropriate Dean or Vice President, individual room keys/cards (restricted classrooms and offices) will be issued to the following employee classifications by submitting a Key/Card Access Request Form to the Facilities Office:

  • Executive Administrator
  • Part-Time Faculty
  • Permanent Classified
  • Permanent Faculty
  • Temporary Employees 

All Key/Card Access Request Forms for the Escondido Center must be generated by that campus and the form can only be signed by the Director, Extended Education and the Dean or Vice President for that division.  Any forms submitted by the San Marcos Campus to the Facilities Office will be forwarded to the Escondido Center for approval/signatures.  As you can imagine, this will delay the processing of the request for the individual requiring keys/cards.

Key/card requests are typically filled in 2-3 business days; please allow enough time to pass before checking on the status of your order.  Keys/cards are issued to College buildings for the purpose of conducting College business only.  Each key/card is coded with a unique number that can be traced through our detailed database to the person to whom it was issued.  As an added security measure, there are no markings on the key/card to indicate which space it will open.

The Facilities Department/Building Services Locksmith and/or his/her designee are the only person(s) allowed to cut and issue keys/cards for college buildings.

No employees, under any circumstances, will be issued multiple keys/cards for the same area.

All lock and key/card problems should be called into the Facilities Office at extension 2629, Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  After these hours and on weekends as well as holidays, please contact Campus Police at extension 2289 or 760/891-7273.