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Students

Student parking permits are available for purchase online via e-check or credit card (a 2.75% service charge applies to credit card payments). 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. A link to a temporary parking permit is issued at the time purchase and is valid for seven working days, enough time for the physical permit to arrive by mail.

Questions regarding permits may be made at the Cashier’s Office in Brotman Hall weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or inquiries may be made by phone at (562) 985-2222.

Student Parking Permit Fees as of 5/19/15:

Student Parking Permit Fees as of 5/19/15:

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

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

Proper Display of Parking Permits

Please ensure your permit is properly displayed in order to avoid a citation.

Student semester parking permits must be adhered to the front passenger's side window, face out, and fully visible. Permits may also be displayed in a clear plastic hangtag, available for sale at the University Bookstore. This hangtag should be suspended from the rear view mirror, facing the windshield and in full view.

Employee permits are to be suspended from the vehicle’s rear view mirror, facing the windshield and in full view.

Daily and hourly permits, visitor one-day parking permits, temporary parking permits, and official state business parking permits should be placed on the center dashboard of the vehicle, face up, fully visible, and not obstructing the vehicle identification number.

Where to Park

Student parking permits are valid in general lots. Please adhere to the specific rules on the black and gold parking signs at the entrance of each lot to avoid being cited. Student parking permits are valid in employee 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 an employee lot before 5:30 p.m. For locations of general lots, please see the campus map.

Daily and Hourly Parking

If you have not purchased an annual or semester parking permit, you may choose to purchase a daily or hourly permit from a parking dispenser for use in general parking lots or at short-term parking spaces.

Daily and hourly permits, visitor one-day parking permits, temporary parking permits, and official state business parking permits should be placed on the center dashboard of the vehicle, face up, fully visible, and not obstructing the vehicle identification number.

Carpool Permits

If you are a current CSULB student with a paid semester 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 and take advantage of conveniently located carpool spaces across campus. Learn more.

Parking Permits Refunds

Fall, spring or summer parking permits will be refunded based on the value of the permit at the time of the parking permit return. Refund applications are accepted at the Cashier’s Office. The parking permit must be returned with the refund application. Winter permits are nonrefundable.

Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Permits

The lost or stolen permit can be replaced at the Cashier's Office for a nominal fee. Damaged parking permits should be brought into the Cashier’s Office at the time of replacement.

Employees

Faculty and staff cannot purchase permits online. Employee parking permits are purchased at the Cashier's Office located in Brotman Hall with cash, check, or debit card or online with e-check or credit card. Available parking permits include full year, academic year, and semester, depending on employee unit. For those who qualify, pretax payroll deduction is also available for all but semester permits, which must be paid in full. Contact Human Resources to request a pretax payroll deduction form.

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

Annual, fall, summer and spring parking permits are prorated depending on the date of purchase. Contact the Cashier’s Office at (562) 985-2222 for the current prorated price.

Where to Park

Employee permits are valid in employee and general parking spaces located in restricted and general parking lots. For locations of restricted lots see the campus map.

Employee Carpool Permits

If you are a current CSULB 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 free carpool permit and take advantage of conveniently located carpool spaces across campus. Carpooling qualifies for rewards points through the employee Ride Rewards Program. Learn more about the carpool application process.

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 and the permit must be returned with the refund paperwork. Winter permits are nonrefundable.

Temporary Parking Permits

Temporary university employees may purchase temporary parking privileges from the Cashier’s Office in Brotman Hall. Questions regarding other temporary parking should be made at the Cashier’s Office in Brotman Hall, or by calling (562) 985-2222, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Permits

The lost or stolen permit can be replaced at the Cashier's Office for a nominal fee. Damaged parking permits should be brought into the Cashier’s Office at the time of replacement.

Turn in Permits upon Leaving Campus

Employees leaving the university must turn in their parking permits with their exit paperwork. Employees on payroll deduction will be asked to complete a stop form, which will halt future CSULB parking payroll deductions, important for those moving to another state agency.

Emeriti

In order to be eligible for a complimentary semester emeriti parking permit, CSULB emeritus faculty and staff must not receive compensation from the university. If an emeritus member is working for pay on campus in any capacity (e.g. FERP, retired annuitant, consultant, etc.) an employee permit must be purchased at the Cashier’s Office.

  • Emeriti permits are available at the Visitor Information Center and the Cashier's Office located on the first floor of Brotman Hall.
  • Emeriti permits are valid in both general and restricted lots. An emeritus member is authorized to park only in all designated employee and general parking spaces.
  • Emeriti fall, spring and summer permits are available for pickup two weeks prior to the start of the semester. The fall permit is valid through the winter session.
  • If an emeritus member wishes to access a restricted lot that is gated, a gate code for that lot will be issued at the VIC when obtaining the daily permit or when a semester pass is issued. Please be sure to let the VIC staff member know the specific parking lot you wish to park in so that the correct code can be provided.
  • If you are an infrequent emeritus member, then a permit from the Visitor Information Center (VIC) will be issued each day for each emeritus visitor to campus. An emeritus identification card is required for proof of status.
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Visitors

Visitors may purchase Daily or Short-Term parking at the various parking pay stations conveniently located around campus. All parking pay stations accept credit cards and cash. If paying cash, please have exact change available as no change is given. No refunds are given on Short-Term or Daily parking purchases and all transactions are final.

Daily Parking

Visitors may choose to purchase parking for the day. Daily Parking is valid in all general lot spaces except in spaces otherwise restricted by posted signage. Daily Parking is allowed in restricted lots after 5:30 p.m. (Lot 5 after 7 p.m.) Monday through Friday, and all day on Saturday and Sunday. All Daily Parking expires at 11:59 p.m. on the date of purchase.

Short-Term Parking is available in select areas. Short-Term Parking is only valid in the parking lot where it is purchased and is not transferable to other Short-Term Parking locations. Please see the campus map for specific Short-Term Parking locations. Prices for Short-Term Parking are listed below.

Time Price
1 hour $2.00
2 hours $5.00
3 hour $10.00
4 hours $15.00

Event Parking

If you are attending an event on campus, parking must be purchased. If no instructions are provided, you will need to purchase a permit when you arrive on campus from either a parking lot attendant or from a yellow permit dispenser.

Motorcycle Parking

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 $15.00
Summer $30.00

Motorcycle parking permits can be purchased at the Cashier’s Office in Brotman Hall weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or online. Proper display of motorcycle parking permit is required.

Motorcycle permits can only be used in areas designated as motorcycle parking. View the campus map for the locations of motorcycle parking areas.

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's Office in Brotman Hall and the permit must be returned with the refund paperwork. Winter motorcycle parking permits are not refundable.