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Employee Parking

Employees may park in designated Restricted Parking (E1, E2, E3, E4, E5, E6, E7, E8, E9, E10, E11). Employees may also park in designated General Parking, Pyramid Parking Structure, Palo Verde Parking Structure, and the Palo Verde North Parking Structure unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage. Paid parking is required at all times when parking on campus. Please visit our campus map to view all parking locations on campus.

Employee Rideshare Program

Employees are encouraged to participate in Sustainable Transportation options when commuting to campus. Employees using these forms of transportation can enjoy Rideshare Rewards by enrolling in the Employee Rideshare Program.

Employee Virtual Permits

Employee parking can be purchased online or at the Cashiers Office located on the first floor of Brotman Hall. Payments can be made by cash, check, or debit card, and online with e-check (no fee) or credit card (2.75 % convenience fee). Available employee parking includes a full year, academic year or semester depending on employee unit. A pretax payroll deduction is available online (not available for semester permits).

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

Employee Parking by Category (effective July 1, 2017)

User Category Monthly Deduction Fall or Spring Semester Summer Semester
Faculty Parking Fees

EMP CFA - Unit 3 (Academic Year)

$11.53 $69.18 $46.32

EMP CFA- Unit 3
(Full Year)

$15.39 N/A N/A
User Category Monthly Deduction
Staff Parking Fees
EMP Other - Units 1, 4, 6, 8 $14
EMP Other - Units 2, 5, 7, 9 $15.06
EMP, Casual, Confidential, Aux $15.09
User Category Monthly Deduction
Management Parking Fees
EMP MPP (through Aug. 31, 2017) $15.09
EMP MPP (starting Sept. 1, 2017) $20

Annual, fall, summer and spring parking is prorated depending on the date of purchase. Contact the Cashiers Office at 562.985.2222 for the current prorated price.

Employee parking is valid in both Restricted Parking and General Parking. Please review the campus map for the location of Restricted Parking lots.

Employee Carpool Program

If you are a current CSULB faculty or staff member with a paid semester or a non-expiring payroll deduction virtual permit, we highly encourage you to carpool to campus. Not only do carpool members share the cost of gas and vehicle expenses, but they can also avoid traffic by utilizing the many HOV lanes on the freeways leading to campus. Carpooling also qualifies you for points and benefits via the Employee Rideshare Program. Additional information is available on our Carpool webpage.

Employee Parking Refunds

Fall, spring, academic year and annual parking purchases may be refunded based on the value remaining on the virtual permit at the time of the refund. Employee parking depreciates at a rate proportional to the monthly rate of the virtual permit. A one-time $10.00 processing fee will also be deducted from the value of the virtual permit at the time of request. Refund requests will be accepted up to the date of full depreciation. Refund applications are available at the Cashiers Office on the first floor of Brotman Hall. Summer virtual permits are nonrefundable.

Temporary Parking

Temporary university employees may purchase temporary parking privileges from the Cashiers Office in Brotman Hall. Questions regarding other temporary parking should be made at the Cashiers Office in Brotman Hall, or by calling 562.985.2222, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Canceling Parking

Employees leaving the university must cancel their virtual permits. Virtual permits can be canceled at the same time that exit paperwork is submitted. Employees on payroll deduction will be asked to complete a stop form, which will halt future CSULB parking payroll deductions. This will be especially important for individuals moving to another state agency.

Motorcycle Virtual Permits

Motorcycle parking is sold for each of the following semesters/sessions:

Motorcycle Permit Fees By Semester 
Session/Semester Parking Fee
Annual $105.00
Fall/Spring $30.00
Winter $15.00
Summer $30.00

Motorcycle virtual permits can only be used in areas designated as motorcycle parking. View the campus map for the locations of motorcycle parking spaces. Motorcycle parking permits can be purchased at the Cashiers Office in Brotman Hall weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online. Motorcycle parking is verified by the License Plate Recognition (LPR) permitting system.

Emeriti Permits

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 parking must be purchased at the Cashiers Office.

  •   Emeriti permits are available at the Visitor Information Center (VIC) and the Cashiers Office located on the first floor of Brotman Hall.
  •   Emeriti permits are valid in designated as Restricted, General including the Pyramid Parking Structure, Palo Verde South Parking Structure, and Palo Verde North Parking Structure. 
  •   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 winter session.
  •   If you are an infrequent emeritus member, a permit from the Visitor Information Center (VIC) will be issued each day for each emeritus visit to campus. An emeritus identification card is required for proof of status.

Concurrent Employment

Employees who are employed at two or more CSU campuses are only required to purchase a single parking permit. CSULB has established a process with each CSU campus in order to verify your parking purchase at multiple CSU locations. Please review our Concurrent Employment webpage for full program details.

Accessible Parking

CSULB Faculty & Staff

All faculty and staff using a DMV-issued Disabled Persons (DP) placard or similar distinguishing license plate must also purchase a form of paid parking when parking in a Disabled or Short-Term parking space on campus. Paid parking can be purchased at the pay stations provided within each lot. Please visit the campus map for accessible parking locations on campus.