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Parking Permits

University parking permits are always required while on campus. Parking permits are available and may be purchased online at online at https://csulb.t2hosted.com. Visitors may purchase a day permit from dispensers in general parking lots on campus. The minimum parking citation fine at California State University, Long Beach for parking without a valid, visible permit is $48.00. See Parking Regulations for more details on specific permits.

How to Display Your Parking Permit

Windshield Stickers - Student Semester parking permits:

  • Stuck on the front window passenger's side, face out, and fully visible.
  • On a clear plastic hangtag, available for sale from the University Bookstore, that is suspended from the rearview mirror, hanging and facing the windshield, or lower right front windshield.

Hangtags – Faculty / Staff annual permits:

  • Suspended from the rearview mirror, hanging and facing the windshield.

Paper Parking Permits

Daily/Hourly Permits, Visitor One-Day Parking Permits, Temporary Parking Permits, and Official State Business Parking Permits:

  • Placed on the center dashboard of the vehicle, face up, fully visible, and in such a way as not to obstruct the Vehicle Identification Number.

Types of Permits

Student Parking Permits

Student parking permits are available for purchase online at CSULB Online Parking Services with E-check or credit card. Student parking permits are valid in General (student) lots. Please adhere to the specific rules on the black and gold parking signs at the entrance of each lot to avoid being cited. Students may park in all lots labeled “General Parking”. Student parking permits are valid in certain faculty/staff parking lots after 5:30 P.M. on weekdays and all day on weekends. A vehicle with a student parking permit will be cited accordingly if parked in a faculty/staff lot before 5:30 P.M. For locations of general lots, please see the Campus Map and Parking Information web page.

Student parking permits are valid one week prior to the start of instruction.  Annual student parking permits are valid at the start of Summer Session and end with the Spring Semester.

Student Parking Permit Fees as of 5/19/14:

Session/Semester Permit Fee
Annual $342.00
Fall or Spring $123.00
Winter $25.00
Summer $71.00

Fall, Spring, and Summer parking permit prices are prorated depending on the date of purchase.  Contact (562) 985-2222 for current prorated price.

Student Parking Permits Refunds

Fall, Spring or Summer parking permits will be refunded based on the current value of the permit at the time of the parking permit return.  Refund applications are accepted at the Cashier Office (BH-148).  The parking permit must be returned with the refund application.  Winter permits are non-refundable.

Employee Parking Permits

Faculty and Staff parking permits may be purchased through the Cashier's Office located at Brotman Hall (BH 148) with cash, check or ATM or on-line with E-check or credit card.   Available parking permits include Full Year, Academic Year, and Semester, depending on employee unit.  For those who qualify, pre-tax payroll deduction is also available for all but Semester permits.  Employee permits are valid in Restricted (employee) or General parking lots.  For locations of restricted lots see see the Campus Map and Parking Information.

Employee Semester parking permits are valid one week prior to the start of instruction.  Annual employee parking permits are valid from July 1 to June 30 each year.  Academic permits are valid one week prior to the start of Fall instruction through the end of the May Intersession.

Employee Parking Permit by Category

User Category Monthly Deduction Fall or Spring* Semester Winter Summer* Academic Year* Annual*
EMP CFA - Unit 3
(Full Year)
$15.39 $61.56 $15.39 $46.17 N/A $184.68
EMP CFA - Unit 3 (Academic Year) $11.53 $61.56 $15.39 $46.17 $138.51 $184.68
EMP CSUEU
(Units 2, 5, 7, 9)
$15.06 $60.24 $15.06 $45.18 $135.54 $180.72
EMP MPP, Casual, Confidential, AUX $15.09 $60.36 $15.09 $45.27 $135.81 $181.08
EMP Other
(Units 1, 4, 6, 8)
$14.00 $56.00 $14.00 $42.00 $126.00 $168.00

*Prices prorate monthly for these permits; contact Cashier’s Office ext. 51752 for current rate.

Employee Parking Refunds:

Fall, Spring, Summer, Academic Year and Annual parking permits will be refunded based on the current value of the permit at the time of the refund. Refund applications are accepted at the Cashier’s Office (BH-148) and the permit must be returned with the refund paperwork. Winter permits are non-refundable.

Activity Parking Permits

Activity permits are intended for community members contracting for the use of campus athletics facilities.  The valid dates for these parking permits are determined by monthly stickers at a cost of $11.00 per month. This permit is not intended for employee or student use.  Permits are valid in Parking Structures 1, 2, and 3 after 4:00 P.M. weekdays and all day on the weekends.

Carpool Permits

If you are a current CSULB student, faculty or staff member with a paid semester or a non-expiring payroll deduction parking permit, and you drive to campus with one or more current CSULB students, faculty or staff members, then you may apply for a Carpool Permit.  The Carpool Permit Application may be found online or at the Parking and Transportation Services office.  At least two members of the carpool must present the completed signed application in person at the customer service counter of the PTS office in order to receive the carpool permit.  Only one carpool permit will be issued for each carpool.

If you park in a designated carpool space, at least 2 people must arrive in the car and exit the car at the time it is parked in the carpool space. If a driver is seen parking alone in any carpool space, and / or exiting a vehicle alone in any carpool space, then a citation will be issued.

Links: Campus Map and Parking Information

Contractor and Visitor Permits

If you are a contractor or guest that will be parking on our campus for any length of time, please make sure the department or office you are working with secures a parking pass for you. Contact the department office 48 hours before you are scheduled to be on campus and verify that they have secured a permit for the day(s) you will be on campus. If no arrangements have been made prior to your arrival on campus, then you must purchase a day permit at one of the yellow pay stations located in the lots and structures; pay at the meters; or at pay-by-space locations in order to avoid a citation.

Emeriti Parking Permits

Eligible Staff Emeriti and Faculty Emeriti of CSULB may receive a complimentary semester Emeriti Parking Permit. The eligibility criteria for Emeritus are available at Emeritus Policy. This permit is available at the Visitor Information Center and the Cashier's Office located at Brotman Hall (BH-148). They are valid in both General and Restricted lots. Emeriti Permits are available for pickup two weeks prior to the start of the Semester.

Motorcycle Permits

Motorcycle parking permits are sold for each of the following Semesters/Sessions:

Session/Semester Permit Fee
Annual $105.00
Fall or Spring $30.00
Winter $30.00
Summer $15.00

Motorcycle parking permits are available to CSULB students, CCPE students, and CSULB employees. Motorcycle permits can only be used in areas designated as Motorcycle Parking.

Motorcycle Parking Refunds

Annual, Fall, Spring and Summer Motorcycle parking permits will be refunded based on the current value of the permit at the time of the refund. Refund applications are accepted at the Cashier Office (BH-148) and the permit must be returned with the refund paperwork. Winter Motorcycle parking permits are not refundable.

Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) Permit

SRWC parking permits are intended for eligible community members of the SRWC facility. The valid dates for these parking permits are determined by monthly stickers at a cost of $11.00 per month. This permit is not intended for employee or student use. SRWC parking permits are valid in Parking Structures 2 and 3 (maximum 3 hour period).

Special Parking Requests

CSULB Parking and Transportation Services provide assistance with special parking and permit needs of individuals or groups in order to facilitate the business operations of the University according to the following regulations and procedures.

Special Permits, Privileges and Dispensations

Special parking privileges may be extended when circumstances essential to the attainment of the University's mission or welfare of the community exist. Special dispensations are allowed in the following circumstances:

  1. Vendors and contractors performing duties contracted by the university while parked in a specific area designated by the Parking and Transportation Services
  2. Faculty and staff on non-paid status working on campus; including emeritus faculty
  3. Campus community events
  4. As directed by the Office of the President

Special Access parking shall be authorized by and coordinated with the University Parking and Transportation Services. The following conditions shall apply:

  1. Department(s) or organization(s) are responsible for distributing special passes for the event. For large events, and upon approval from Parking and Transportation Services, special access passes may be mailed in advance with the date, time and area specified on the permit.
  2. Request for special access passes are to be made to ParkingGeneral@csulb.edu a minimum of 14 days prior to the date pass is needed to allow for review and processing.
  3. Special Access is limited to designated parking lots, which shall be assigned by Parking and Transportation Services. The user of the Special Access Pass is subject to the express limitations indicated on the permit.
  4. A Special Access Pass must be displayed along with a valid CSULB permit.

Temporary Parking Permits

Temporary parking permits are available to faculty, staff and students who have demonstrated a need for special parking as an alternate to their regular parking privileges. Purchase of a day/student/staff/faculty permit required. Requests for Temporary Parking may be initiated by contacting the Cashier's Office: (562) 985-1752, Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Reciprocity with CSU Campuses

Currently employed CSU Faculty and Staff may park in employee parking at CSULB if they have their valid current term CSU parking permit.  Reciprocity does not apply to individuals not currently employed, including Emeriti.

IMPORTANT: ALL replacement permits are subject to a $20 replacement fee and ALL refunds are subject to a $10 processing fee.