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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.

Virtual Permits

CSULB uses the License Plate Recognition (LPR) permitting systemYou will not need to display a physical hangtag or paper permit if you have purchased one of the following virtual permits. Please ensure your license plate number has been entered correctly into your online vehicle account to avoid an unnecessary citation.

 

Student Virtual Permit

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

Employee Virtual Permit

Valid in areas designated as Employee Parking, General Parking and all Parking Structures 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 parking where Short-Term parking is provided including G1, G4, G10, G15, E1, E5, 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 designated Employee Parking and General Parking after 5:30 p.m., and all day on weekends. This permit is also valid in G2 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 R1, R2, R3. Valid in lots designated as Employee 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 G2 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.

Emeriti Virtual Permit

Valid in designated Employee Parking, General Parking and all Parking Structures unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage.

Volunteer Virtual Permit

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

Official Guest of the University Virtual Permit

Valid in Official Guest of the University spaces (South Campus Turnaround), Short-Term parking spaces (G1, G4, G15, E1, E5 State University Drive), all Parking Structures, and lots designated as General Parking unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage.

Activity Virtual Permit

Valid in all designated General Parking and all Parking Structures unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage. Activity permits are valid after 4 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends. To obtain an Activity Permit, please fill out the Parking Request Form [PDF] and bring the completed form along with a valid drivers license to the Cashiers Office (BH 148) during normal business hours.

Community Virtual Permit

Valid in designated as General Parking, G1, G4, G15, E1, E5 unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage. This permit is also valid in Employee Parking after 5:30 p.m., and all day on weekends. To obtain a Community Permit, please fill out the Parking Request Form [PDF] and bring the completed form along with a valid drivers license to the Cashiers Office (BH 148) during normal business hours.

LifeFit Virtual Permit

Valid in E4 Permit spaces in the southern section of Lot E4. This permit is also valid in lots designated as General Parking and all Parking Structures unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage. To obtain a LifeFit Permit, please fill out the Parking Request Form [PDF] and bring the completed form along with a valid drivers license to the Cashiers Office (BH 148) during normal business hours.

Disabled Student Services (DSS) Virtual Permit

Valid in all designated Employee Parking, General Parking and all Parking Structures unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage. To obtain a DSS permit, please bring documentation supporting the need for accessibility to the Disabled Student Services Office in Brotman Hall (BH 270), Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

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.

 

Office of the President Permit

Valid in designated Employee Parking, General Parking, Short-Term parking spaces, and all Parking Structures unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage.

Special Events Permit

Special Events permits are 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.