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Parking Permits

Student Parking Permits

University parking permits are required at all times while on campus. Students may purchase semester parking permits at CSULB Online Parking Services and may also purchase day permits from dispensers in general parking lots on campus or utilize pay-by-space or metered parking spaces.

Student Parking Permits

Student parking permits are available for purchase at CSULB Online Parking Services 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. 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 5/19/14:

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

Annual, 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 value of the permit at the time of the parking permit return. Refund applications are accepted at the Cashier’s Office located in Brotman Hall. The parking permit must be returned with the refund application. Winter permits are nonrefundable.

Temporary Parking Permits

Questions regarding 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.

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.

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 are available to CSULB students and CCPE students and can be purchased at the Cashier’s Office in Brotman Hall weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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.

Daily and Hourly Parking

Students may purchase day permits for parking in general lots or at pay-by-space parking spaces. Metered spaces are also available on campus. Learn more about short-term parking options.

How to Display Parking Permits

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. Suspend the hang tag from the rearview mirror, facing the windshield and in full view.

Place daily and hourly paper permits on the center dashboard of the vehicle, face up, fully visible and not obstructing the vehicle identification number.

Online Parking Services

A valid parking permit must be displayed at all times while parking on campus.

Purchase student parking permits, pay and appeal citations and manage your parking account at CSULB Online Parking Services.

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, with the exception of lot 5, 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.

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

Faculty and Staff Parking Permits

University parking permits are required at all times while on campus. Faculty and staff may purchase parking permits at CSULB Online Parking Services at the beginning of each semester or at the Cashier’s Office throughout the year.

Employee Parking Permits

Faculty and staff may purchase employee parking permits 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 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. Suspend employee permits from the vehicle’s rearview mirror, facing the windshield.

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 the Cashier’s Office at extension 51752 for the 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 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 for verification of destroyed status and to obtain a replacement parking permit for a nominal fee. Replacement of lost, stolen, or damaged permits only applies to faculty and staff.

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.

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. 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.

Carpool Permits

If you are a current CSULB faculty or staff member with a paid semester or a nonexpiring 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 Rideshare Program. Learn more about the carpool application process.

Reciprocity with CSU Campuses

Currently employed CSU faculty and staff may park in employee parking at CSULB if they display a valid, current term CSU parking permit. Reciprocity does not apply to individuals not currently employed, including emeriti.

Emeriti Parking Permits

CSULB emeritus faculty and staff who do not receive compensation from the university are eligible to receive a complimentary semester emeriti parking permit. This permit is available at the Visitor Information Center and the Cashier's Office located on the first floor of Brotman Hall. They are valid in both general and restricted lots. 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.

The procedures for exercising this privilege are as follows:

  • 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.
  • If an emeritus member’s visits to campus are frequent, an alternative to visiting the VIC at each visit is to request an emeritus semester parking pass. This pass can be obtained from the VIC before the beginning of each semester. An emeritus identification card is required for proof of status. At that time, an individual’s nonpayroll status will be confirmed.
  • If an emeritus member is working for pay on campus in any capacity (e.g., FERP, retired annuitant, consultant, etc.) a permit must be purchased at the Cashier’s Office.
  • An emeritus member is authorized to park in all designated employee and general parking spaces but not in any metered or pay-by-space locations.
  • 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 an emeritus member does not have a semester pass and visits campus in the evenings or on weekends when the VIC is closed, the emeritus identification card must be placed on the passenger side of the dashboard. If the identification card is not displayed, or if it is displayed when the VIC is open and a daily permit has not been obtained, a citation may be issued.

Special Parking Requests

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 Parking and Transportation Services
  2. Faculty and staff on nonpaid 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 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 the 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.

Online Parking Services

Purchase permits, appeal citations, and pay citations at http://parking.csulb.edu.

Cashier's Office

  • Replacement of lost and stolen parking permits
  • Emeritus parking permits
  • Contract vendor parking permits
  • Employee parking permits
  • Parking permit refunds

Brotman Hall, first floor
(562) 985-8280
Email: cashiers@csulb.edu

Business Hours
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Campus Visitor Parking

All vehicles parked on campus must display a valid parking permit at all times. Contractors and visitors may purchase day permits at yellow dispensers in general parking lots. Pay-by-space and metered spaces are also available for short-term parking.

Visitor Parking Permits

Day Permits

Contractors and visitors may purchase $5 day permits at yellow dispensers in general parking lots. Yellow parking permit dispensers take credit cards and $1 or $5 bills only. No refunds are given on daily permit purchases and all transactions are final.

Properly displayed day permits are valid in general parking lots and in faculty/staff lots, with the exception of lot 5, after 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and on weekends.

Pay-By-Space

Pay-by-space parking is available in lots 1, 17, 15, and 8A, on State University Drive and on South Campus Drive. Pay-by-space machines accept credit cards as well as cash, however, if paying by cash, please have exact change as no change is given. The cost for pay-by-space parking is $2 for 1 hour, $5 for 2 hours, $10 for 3 hours, and $15 for 4 hours. Times are limited in certain high-demand lots. No refunds are given on pay-by-space purchases and all transactions are final.

Those requiring long-term parking may purchase a permit at the Cashier's Office on the first level of Brotman Hall, weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Proper Display of Parking Permits

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.

Event Parking

Parking permits are required to park on campus at all times. If you are attending an event on campus, please first consult with your event host for parking instructions. If instructions are not available, you may purchase a permit when you arrive on campus. Parking permits may be purchased from event staff at select events. For other events, attendees may use the parking meters or purchase a daily permit at the yellow permit dispensers.

Invited Guest Parking

Parking permits are required to park on campus at all times. If you are an invited guest of the university and parking will be provided to you, please contact the department you will be visiting for permit and parking instructions. Invited guests are individuals who have been invited to the campus for one day and who do not receive an intrinsic value, including compensation, from the university, auxiliaries, or a third-party. Examples of invited guests include guest lecturers, board meeting attendees, interviewing candidates, and donors.