Parking FAQ

Parking fees are shared and equitable. All individuals who utilize parking facilities on campus must also share in the cost of providing these facilities and services regardless of status (employee, faculty, student, etc.) or guest designation. Title 5, Article 7, Section 42201(a) of the California Code of Regulations states that “the university president may grant permission for the parking of vehicles on campus to those persons who have paid a parking fee."

Parking is enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. If you choose to park on campus, some form of paid parking is required.

Students permits and Daily Permits may park in all General (G) Lots including the three parking structures. Employee permits may park in all Employee (E) Lots or General (G) Lots including the parking structures. On-Campus Resident permits can park in any Residential (R) Lot or General (G) Lot including parking structures.

Please review the campus parking regulations for additional student permit valid locations and information. The campus map provides detailed information about the different parking lot types and their location on campus.

Student semester, monthly, and academic year permits can be purchased online via the online parking portal. Daily or Short-Term parking is available via the ParkMobile App or the parking pay stations located within each parking lot.

All student virtual permits are only purchased online through the parking portal. CSULB currently uses License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology. Parking permits are verified via the vehicle's license plate. Physical permit stickers or hangtags are no longer issued or required on campus.

Permits are nontransferable and may only be used by the individual who purchased them. Parking privileges will be revoked for any individuals found in violation of campus parking regulations regarding permit sharing. Please notify University Police at 562.985.4101 if anyone attempts to illegally sell or transfer a parking permit.

Refund requests can be made at the Cashiers Office in Brotman Hall. Fall or spring semester permits will be refunded based on the value remaining on the permit at the time of request. Summer session permits are nonrefundable. Please review the current Permit Refund Schedule by visiting Permits and selecting the type of permit that you purchased (student, resident, employee, etc.).

Please follow the instructions listed on the back of your citation. You can easily pay your citation online, or if you feel you were cited in error, you may also appeal your citation online within 21 days from the date of issue.

Individuals requiring accessible parking can learn more at the campus parking regulations website or by visiting the campus map.