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Employee Parking

Employees may park in designated Employee (E) Parking Lots on campus (E1, E2, E3, E4, E5, E6, E7, E8, E9, E10, E11). Employees may also park in General (G) Parking Lots including all three parking structures 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.

Employee Rideshare Rewards

Employees are encouraged to take one of the many Sustainable Transportation options provided to get to campus. Effective Sept. 1, 2019, employees using sustainable transportation methods of traveling to campus can earn raffle tickets towards the monthly drawings of four $50 Beach Bucks cards. Simply create an account and start logging your travel days today on our 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).

How-To Purchase A Parking Permit [PDF]

Semester employee parking is valid one week prior to the start of instruction. Annual Employee parking permits are 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. There is a 2-vehicle limit per virtual permit.

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Employee permits are valid in both Employee (E) and General (G) Parking Lots. Please see the campus map for all parking locations.

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 raffle tickets 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 (BH-148). Summer virtual permits are nonrefundable.

Temporary Parking

Temporary university employees may purchase temporary parking from the Cashiers Office (BH-148). Questions regarding other temporary parking should be made at the Cashiers Office in Brotman Hall, or by calling 562.985.2232, Monday-Friday, 8 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 transitioning 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 $90
Academic Year $60
Fall $40
Spring $40
Summer $40

Motorcycle virtual permits can only be used in areas designated as motorcycle parking. Please view the campus map for all motorcycle parking locations. Motorcycle parking permits can be purchased at the Cashiers Office in Brotman Hall (BH-148), Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online through the CSULB Parking Portal. Motorcycle parking is verified and enforced via the License Plate Recognition (LPR) permitting system.

Emeriti Permits

CSULB emeritus faculty and staff are eligible for complimentary parking on campus. Complimentary parking is extended to a CSULB emeritus member in any capacity including FERP, retired, annuitant, consultant, etc.

Steps to obtain Emeriti Parking Privileges:

  •  Go to Please have your license plate and vehicle description ready.
  •  Select Get Permits
  • Log in with your Beach ID and password
  • Follow the instructions on each page including a selection of permit and how to enter your vehicle information

It is critical that your vehicle license plate information is entered correctly at the time of permit registration. Inaccurate or missing vehicle information may result in a parking citation. Multiple vehicles may be entered into the system if you drive more than one vehicle to campus, but only one vehicle is allowed on campus at a time.  You can update your vehicle information by using the CSULB Mobile App or by visiting

Emeriti permits are valid in lots designated as Restricted, General, and Pyramid, Palo Verde South, and Palo Verde North Parking Structures. If you are an infrequent emeritus visitor, a permit from the Visitor Information Center (VIC) may be issued each day for each emeritus visit to campus. An emeritus identification card is required for proof of status. There is a 2 vehicle limit per permit.

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 some form of paid parking when parking in a Disabled Parking space on campus. Paid parking can be purchased at the campus pay stations provided within each lot. No parking permit is required when parking in Short-Term parking spaces if a DP placard or DP license place is displayed. Please visit the campus map for all Accessible parking and Short-Term parking locations.