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Parking Permit Privileges

Parking privileges are provided in accordance with your permit classification. Paid parking is required at all times when parking on campus. All forms of paid parking are nontransferable. Parking privileges may be revoked for any individuals found sharing or falsely using another individual's virtual or physical parking permit. Failure to comply with CSULB parking regulations may result in citation.

Virtual Permits

CSULB uses the License Plate Recognition (LPR) permitting systemYou will no longer need to display a physical hangtag or paper permit if you have purchased one of the following virtual permits types. Please ensure your license plate number has been entered in correctly into your online vehicle account to avoid an unnecessary citation.

 

Student Virtual Permit

Valid in lots designated as General Parking, and Parking Structures 1, 2, and 3, unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage. This permit is also valid in lots designated as Restricted Parking after 5:30 p.m. and all day on weekends.

Employee Virtual Permit

Valid in lots designated as Restricted Parking, General Parking, and Parking Structures 1, 2, and 3, unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage. Employee virtual permits are also valid in Short-Term parking spaces after 5:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday evening.

Daily Virtual Permit

Daily parking may be purchased at parking pay stations on campus. Daily parking is valid from the time of purchase until 11:59 p.m. that day in lots designated as General Parking. Daily parking is also available after 5:30 p.m.​ and all day on weekends in lots designated as Restricted Parking. Visitors requiring accessible parking may visit the Visitor Information Center (VIC) for daily permits and parking information. Daily parking purchases are nontransferable and nonrefundable.

Short-Term Virtual Permit

Short-Term parking is available in various time increments and can be purchased at the pay stations located in the lots where Short-Term parking is provided including Lots 1, 8A, 11C, 16, 17, 21, Beachside, the South Turnaround, and select street parking spaces on State University Drive. Short-Term parking is valid only in the lot in which it was purchased. Short-Term parking purchases are nontransferable and nonrefundable.

Resident, Beachside ("B") Virtual Permit

Valid in designated Resident spaces at the Beachside campus. Beachside virtual permits are also valid in lots designated as Restricted Parking and General Parking after 5:30 p.m. and all day on weekends. This permit is also valid in Lot 20 during Hillside and Parkside dining hall hours, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Overnight parking with this virtual permit is allowed in designated Resident spaces only.

Resident, On-Campus ("R") Virtual Permit 

Valid in designated Resident spaces within Lots 14C, 14D and 19. Valid in lots designated as Restricted Parking and General Parking after 5:30 p.m. and all day on weekends. This permit is also valid in Beachside resident spaces during dining hall hours Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Overnight parking must be in a designated resident parking space at Beachside campus only.

Overnight (Resident Guest) Virtual Permit

Valid for parking in Lot 20 only. Overnight parking is valid 24 hours from the time of purchase (main campus) or beginning at 5 p.m. until 8:59 a.m. the following day (Beachside campus). The Overnight Resident Guest virtual permit can only be purchased at a parking pay station.

Motorcycle Virtual Permit

Valid in designated motorcycle spaces only. Please visit our campus map for designated motorcycle parking locations.

Official Guest of the University Virtual Permit

Valid in Official Guest of the University spaces (South Turnaround), Short-Term parking spaces (Lots 1, 8A, 11C, 16, 17, State University Drive), Parking Structures, and lots designated as General Parking unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage.

Hangtag or Paper Permits

CSULB will continue to issue plastic hangtags or paper permits for the following classifications until these groups are fully transitioned into the License Plate Recognition (LPR) permitting system. These permits must be visibly displayed from the rearview mirror (or dashboard in the case of paper permits) at all times when parked on campus.

 

Activity Permit

Valid in all lots designated as General Parking, and Parking Structures 1, 2, and 3 unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage. Activity permits are valid after 4 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends.

Community Permit

Valid in lots designated as General Parking, and Parking Structures 1, 2, and 3 unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage. This permit is also valid in Restricted Parking lots after 5:30 p.m., and all day on weekends.

Emeriti Permit

Valid in lots designated as Restricted Parking, General Parking, and Parking Structures 1, 2, and 3, unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage.

Office of the President Permit

Valid in lots designated as Restricted Parking, General Parking, Short-Term parking spaces, and Parking Structures 1, 2, and 3 unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage.

Lot 10A Permit

Valid in Lot 10A Permit spaces in the south section of Lot 10A. This permit is also valid in lots designated as General Parking and Parking Structures 1, 2, and 3, unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage. The Lot 10A permit is also valid in lots designated as Restricted Parking after 5:30 p.m., and all day on weekends.

Special Events Permit

Special Events permits are lot-specific and generally ordered in bulk through the campus EMS system. Permit cost will vary depending on the agreement with Parking and Transportation Services and other departments or organizations on campus hosting the event.

Volunteer Permit

Valid only in the parking lot that is listed on the front of the printed permit. If the designated lot is full, then the permit is valid in Parking Structures 1, 2, and 3, unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage.