Please consider one of the many discounted forms of sustainable transportation available as an alternative to driving and parking a vehicle on campus.
If you will be parking a vehicle on campus, some form of paid parking will be required. You may purchase permits online through the Parking Portal. Daily and Short-Term parking can be purchased touch-free via the Parkmobile App or from a parking pay station. Additional information on permit types is provided below.
CSULB uses a completely paperless permitting system called License Plate Recognition (LPR). No plastic hangtags, stickers, or paper permits are issued or required. Your license plate will function as your parking permit.
Student permits are valid in any General (G) Lot (excluding G15) and the 3 campus parking structures unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage. Student permits are also valid in Employee (E) Lots after 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and all day on weekends.
Student permits are purchased online with a valid credit card (2.65% convenience fee) or via the e-check option (no fee). Fall permits are valid one week prior to the start of class instruction and spring permits are valid one day prior to the start of class instruction. Academic year virtual permits are valid one week prior to the start of fall instruction until the last day of Summer Intercession.
For questions regarding your virtual permit, please call us at 562.985.4146 or email ParkingGeneral@csulb.edu.
Student Parking Fees (as of July 1, 2022):
|Fall 2022||$250||08/14/22 – 01/22/23|
|Spring 2023||$250||01/15/23 – 06/04/23|
|Academic Year 2022-23||$500||08/14/22 – 06/04/23|
|Summer 2022||$165||5/15/22 – 08/14/22|
|Monthly permit||$55||1st day - last day of the month|
CSULB uses the License Plate Recognition (LPR) as our virtual permit system. No plastic hangtags or paper permits will be issued. The vehicle’s license plate will be used to verify parking purchases. There is a 2-vehicle limit per student permit.
Students who are sponsored by various internal/external departments need to submit an application through that specific department prior to receiving their parking permit.
Examples of these departments include:
Student Financial Services then processes the request for a permit and sends an email confirmation. Vehicles parked on campus prior to receiving a permit confirmation may risk receiving a citation.
For additional questions, please contact Student Financial Services at 562.985.8280.
Employee permits are valid in any Employee (E) Lot or General (G) Lot as well as all three campus parking structures unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage. Employee permits are also valid in Short-Term parking spaces after 5:30 p.m. on Friday through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday night.
Employee parking can be purchased online or at the Cashiers Office located on the first floor of Brotman Hall. Payments can be made with cash, check, or debit card, online with e-check (no fee), or credit card (convenience fee applies). A monthly, pretax payroll deduction is also available online.
Monthly employee parking is valid from the first day to the last day of the month. Semester employee parking is valid one week prior to the start of instruction. Academic year parking is valid one week prior to the start of fall instruction through the end of the May Intersession. Annual employee parking is valid from July 1 to June 30 each year.
Employee Parking by Category (effective August 22, 2022)
|User Category||Monthly Deduction|
|EMP Other- Units 1,6,8||$14.00|
|EMP Other - Unit 4||$14.42|
|EMP Other - Units 2,5,7,9||$15.51|
|EMP CFA - Unit 3 (Full Year)||$15.85|
|EMP CFA - Unit 3 (Academic Year)*||$11.89|
|EMP, Casual, Confidential, Aux||$55.00|
*Rate is based on payroll deduction for 12 months. Permit is only valid during the Academic Year and renews automatically every Academic Year.
|EMP CFA - Unit 3 Permit Fees||Price||Effective Dates|
|Fall 2022||$71.34||08/14/22 – 01/22/23|
|Spring 2023||$71.34||01/15/23 – 06/04/23|
08/14/22 – 06/04/23
|Full Year||$190.20||07/01/22 - 06/30/23|
Employee Carpool Program
We highly encourage carpooling to campus whenever it is feasible. Not only do carpool members share the cost of gas and permit fees, but they can also avoid traffic by utilizing the HOV lanes on nearby freeways leading to campus. Additional information is available on our Carpool webpage.
Student Residents on Campus ("R" permit)
- Valid in Resident (R) Lots and General (G) Lots (excluding G10) all day, 7 days a week, unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage.
- Overnight parking is available in Resident (R) Lots or General (G) Lots (excluding G10). Overnight parking in any campus parking structure is strictly prohibited.
- On-campus Resident (R) permits are also valid in Employee (E) Lots after 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and all day on weekends unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage.
Student Residents at Beachside ("B" permit)
- Valid in the Beachside Lot at all times.
- Beachside permits are valid in General (G) Lots (excluding G10) on campus after 5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and all day Friday-Sunday unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage.
- Beachside permits are also valid in Employee (E) Lots after 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, and all day on weekends unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage.
- Overnight parking in the Beachside lot only.
Resident Parking Fees (as of July 1, 2022)
All guests must purchase some form of paid parking to avoid a citation. A Daily permit is available in any General Lot and valid only in the lot purchased until 11:59 p.m. Overnight parking for guests of on-campus residents is available for purchase and parking in Lot G2 only. Overnight parking is valid 24 hours from the time of purchase. Overnight parking for guests of Beachside residents is available for purchase at the Beachside Lot and valid in the Short-Term parking spaces only. Overnight parking is available for purchase beginning at 5:30 p.m. and valid through 9:30 a.m. the following morning.
May park in any employee or general parking space on campus. Parking in designated resident spaces is prohibited.
Daily and Short-Term parking can be purchased via the Parkmobile App from the parking pay stations located within each parking area where spaces are provided. Parkmobile is a convenient service that provides reminders and the ability to extend your purchase via your mobile device. Download the Parkmobile App for Android or iPhone platforms.
All pay stations are cashless, they accept credit cards and debit cards. If paying cash, please visit the Visitor Information Center (VIC) or Parking and Transportation Services Office. Please note that all pay stations on campus are paperless. If you require a receipt, please email us at ParkingGeneral@csulb.edu with your request and a receipt will be provided for you.
Daily parking is valid only within the lot it was purchased. Daily parking is valid in spaces designated as General Parking unless space is otherwise restricted with posted signage. Daily parking is also allowed in lots designated as Employee Parking after 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends. Daily parking expires at 11:59 p.m. on the date of purchase.
Short-Term parking is available in 30-, 60-, or 90-minute increments and can be purchased at the pay stations located within the parking lots where Short-Term spaces are provided. These lots include G1, G4, G10, G15, E1, E5, the Beachside parking lot, the South Turnaround, and the street parking spaces located on State University Drive. Short-Term virtual permits are valid only within the lot in which they are purchased
Short-Term and Daily Parking Prices (effective July 1, 2022)
Students using a DMV-issued placard or distinguishing license plate must also purchase a valid parking permit if parking in an accessible parking space or Short-Term parking space. Students requiring accessible parking are not allowed to park in spaces marked as Employee Parking. Access to Employee spaces within Employee Lots is only permitted after 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and all day on weekends.
Valid paid parking may be obtained online at the Parking Portal, from a pay station, or via the Parkmobile App. Students requesting specific parking accommodations should contact the Bob Murphy Access Center at 562.985.5401 or BMAC@csulb.edu.
For Employees & Faculty
All faculty and staff using a DMV-issued placard or distinguishing license plate must also purchase a form of paid parking when parking in an Accessible or Short-Term parking space on campus. Paid parking can be purchased online at the Parking Portal, at the pay stations, or touch-free via the Parkmobile App. For additional questions, please contact the Bob Murphy Access Center at 562.985.5401 or BMAC@csulb.edu.
Bob Murphy Access Center (BMAC) for students
The BMAC permit is valid in all lots designated as Employee (E) or General (G) parking including all three campus parking structures unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage. To obtain a BMAC permit, please bring documentation referencing the need for accessibility to the Bob Murphy Access Center (BMAC), Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Valid in designated motorcycle spaces only.
Please visit our campus map for designated motorcycle parking locations. Exception: Electric motorcycles may park in EV charging spaces. Visit EV regulations to learn more about parking regulations related to EV charging spaces.
|Permit Type||FY 2022-23|
IMPORTANT NOTE: A complimentary Motorcycle Permit is available upon request to those who have already purchased a student or employee semester/academic year permit at no additional fee. Please visit the Cashiers Office on the 1st floor of Brotman Hall to request a motorcycle permit.
Academic Year 2022-23 Emeriti virtual permits are now available for processing online through the Parking Portal.
Emeriti virtual permits are valid in all lots including Employee (E) Lots and General (G) Lots, unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage.
To obtain Volunteer Parking, departments working with volunteers will submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org to register volunteers in the Parking System.
Authorized volunteers will access a Volunteer Parking Permit through the Parking Portal.
Volunteer Parking Permits expire every Fiscal Year.
Activity (Club Sport), LifeFit, Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) virtual permits are available for purchase. Parking regulations for these permits are based on the permit type specified below:
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 Community Parking Request Form (PDF) and bring the completed form along with a valid driver's license to the Cashiers Office (BH 148) during normal business.
Valid in all lots designated as General (G) Parking and the three campus parking structures. This permit is also valid in any Employee (E) Lot after 5:30 p.m., and all day on the weekends. To obtain a Community Permit, please contact the Parking office at 562.985.4146.
Valid in E4 Permit spaces in the southern section of Lot E4. This permit is also valid in lots designated as General (G) Parking and all campus parking structures unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage. To obtain a LifeFit Permit, please fill out the Community Parking Request Form and bring the completed form along with a valid driver's license to the Cashiers Office (BH 148) during normal business hours.
For updated pricing for these permits, please visit Parking Fee Schedule (2021-26).
Parking for campus events may be purchased via the ParkMobile app or the ParkMobile Events Module (up to 30 days prior to the event). Zone numbers are available on the app, the website or on signage posted in each lot.
Parking may also be purchased from a parking pay station located within each lot. Daily parking permits are only valid within the parking lot in which they are purchased.
Annual, academic year, and semester virtual permits are already valid during campus events; therefore, no additional parking purchase is necessary for a campus event if you are already in possession of a student or employee permit.
Valid in lots designated as Employee (E) Parking, General (G) Parking, Short-Term parking spaces, and all campus parking structures unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage.
Virtual permits may be refunded based on the current value remaining on the permit at the time of return. Specific guidelines are provided below.
Fall, spring, summer or academic year virtual permits may be refunded based on the current value remaining on the permit at the time of return. Refund applications are accepted at the Cashiers Office. Refunds are subject to a one-time, $10 processing fee.
Student Permit Refund Schedule (Fall 2022):
|Student Academic Year||Student Semester||Student Academic Housing||Semester Motorcycle|
Annual, fall, summer and spring parking permits are prorated monthly, and based on the value remaining on the virtual permit. No refunds are given for partial months. Employee parking depreciates at a rate proportional to the monthly rate of the virtual permit.
Refund requests will be accepted up to the date of full depreciation. Refund requests may be sent to ParkingGeneral@csulb.edu.
Daily & Short-Term Permits
No refunds are provided for Daily or Short-Term parking purchases and all transactions are final. For additional questions, please call 562.985.4146 or email ParkingGeneral@csulb.edu.