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Permit Information

You can purchase permits online or at a parking pay station depending on the type of permit you are purchasing. Below you will find more detailed information of different permit types on campus.

Student

Student virtual permits are valid in General (G) Lots and any of the three 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 can be purchased online with a valid credit card (2.75% 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.

Call us at 562.985.4146 for questions regarding your virtual permit or check out our Chat Bot.

Student Parking Fees (effective July 1, 2020):

Type

Price Effective Dates
Monthly permit* $40 1st day - last day of the month
Fall 2020 $175 08/16/20 – 01/17/21
Spring 2021 $175 01/10/21 – 06/06/21
Academic Year 2020-21 $350 08/16/20 – 06/06/21
Summer 2020 $115 05/17/20 – 08/16/20

*Monthly permits are a pilot program for Fall Semester 2020 to provide students with additional parking permit options.

Virtual Permitting

CSULB uses the License Plate Recognition (LPR) permitting system. The vehicle’s license plate will be used to verify parking purchases. No plastic hangtags or paper permits are issued. There is a 2-vehicle limit per student permit.

Daily or Short-Term Parking

If you have not purchased annual or semester parking, you may choose to purchase a Daily or Short-Term parking from a parking pay station. Short-Term parking may also be purchased via Parkmobile App, a mobile payment option for Short-Term parking purchases on CSULB campus. Additional information and pricing provided in the Daily or Short-Term menu provided below.

​​Sponsored Students

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.

Student Parking Refunds

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 Semester 2020):

Return Date

Student Academic Year Student Semester Student Academic Housing Semester Motorcycle
Up to and including 08/24/2020 $350 $175 $400 $60
08/25/2020-09/30/2020 $308 $131 $352 $45
10/1/2020-10/31/2020 $262 $87 $300 $30
11/1/2020-11/30/2020 $220 N/A $252 N/A
12/1/2020-01/19/2021 $175 N/A $200 N/A

Employee

Employee virtual permits are valid in any Employee (E) Lot, General (G) Lot, and all three of the 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, and also online with e-check (no fee) or credit card (2.75 % convenience fee). Available Employee Parking includes monthly, semester, academic year and full year depending on your employee unit. A pretax payroll deduction is available online (unavailable for semester permits).

Monthly employee parking is valid from the first day of the month to the last day of the month. Semester employee parking is valid one week prior to the start of instruction. Annual employee parking is 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.

Employee Parking by Category (effective July 1, 2020)

Employee Parking Fees (Monthly Payroll Deduction)

User Category Monthly Deduction
EMP Other- Units 1,4,6,8 $14.00
EMP Other - Units 2 $15.06
EMP, Casual, Confidential, Aux $40.00
EMP MPP $40.00
EMP CFA - Unit 3 (Full Year) $15.39
EMP CFA - Unit 3 (Academic Year) $11.50

*Valid effective dates from start to end date of payroll deduction.

Faculty Parking Fees (EMP CFA - Unit 3 Only)

EMP CFA - Unit 3 Permit Fees Price Effective Dates
Summer 2020 $46.17 05/17/20 – 08/16/20
Fall 2020 $69.26 08/16/20 – 01/17/21
Spring 2021 $69.26 01/10/21 – 06/06/21
Academic Year $15.39 per month/ $138.51 AY 

08/16/20 – 06/6/21

Virtual Permitting

CSULB uses the License Plate Recognition (LPR) permitting system. The vehicle’s license plate will be used to verify parking purchases. No plastic hangtags or paper permits are issued. There is a 5-vehicle limit per employee permit.

Employee Parking Refunds

Annual, fall, summer and spring parking is 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. 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.

Employee Carpool Program

If you are a current CSULB faculty or staff member, we highly encourage carpooling to campus. 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. Carpooling also qualifies you for points and benefits via the Employee Rideshare Program. Additional information is available on our Carpool webpage.

Residents

Student Residents On Campus ("R" permit)

  • Valid in designated Resident spaces in R1, R2 or R3. Overnight parking is in the designated R lots ONLY.
  • On campus residential parking privileges are also valid in General "G" parking lots after 5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and all day Fridays/weekends unless the space is otherwise restricted by posted signage. Vehicles parked overnight in these locations may be cited.
  • This parking designation provides parking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, therefore no additional CSULB parking privileges will be issued.

Student Residents at Beachside ("B" permit)

  • Beachside Housing is currently closed. No Beachside permits are available at this time.
  • For additional information regarding University Housing policies and fall 2020 procedures, please email housing@csulb.edu or call 562.985.4187.

Resident Motorcycle Option

Residents who have purchased a Residential virtual permit may choose to exchange their permit for a valid Motorcycle permit at no additional charge by visiting the Cashiers Office in Brotman Hall.

Resident Permit Academic Year Fees

User Category Price Effective Dates
Student Resident $400 08/16/20-06/06/2021
Motorcycle $120 08/16/20-06/06/2021

Beachside Housing Guests

All guests must purchase either daily or overnight parking to avoid a citation. Hillside and Parkside guests may obtain daily parking in General lots. Overnight parking is available for purchase and valid only in lot G2. Beachside guests may park in short-term parking spaces in the Beachside parking lot. Overnight parking will be available for purchase beginning at 5 p.m. daily.

Short-term parking is available for purchase in the Beachside parking lot. Overnight parking Monday – Thursday: Is available for purchase and valid in only in in the Beachside lot Short-Term parking spaces after 5:30 pm. Overnight parking Friday - Sunday Resident fees include overnight guest permits in accordance with Housing & Residential Life procedures. Permits valid only in the Beachside lot Short-Term parking spaces.

Employee Residents

May park in any employee or general parking space on campus. Parking in designated resident spaces is prohibited.

Daily or Short-Term

Individuals may purchase Daily or Short-Term parking from the parking pay stations located within each parking area. All parking pay stations are cashless, they accept credit cards and debit cards. If paying cash, please visit the VIC. No refunds are provided for Daily or Short-Term parking purchases and all transactions are final.

Daily Parking

Individuals can choose to purchase parking for the day. Daily parking is valid only within the lot in which it was purchased and cannot be transferred to other Daily parking locations on campus. 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

Short-Term parking is available in select areas on campus (G1, G4, G5, G10, G11, G12 G15, E1, E5, E6, State University Drive and the South Turnaround). Please review the campus map for all Short-Term parking locations. Short-Term virtual permits are valid only within the lot in which they were purchased and cannot be transferred to other Short-Term parking locations on campus.

Short-Term parking may also be purchased via the Parkmobile App. Parkmobile is a convenient service that even provides countdown reminders and the ability to extend your purchase via your mobile device. Download the Parkmobile App for Android or iPhone platforms. 

Short-Term and Daily Parking Prices (effective July 1, 2020)

Time Price
30 minutes $2
1 hour $4
90 minutes $8
Daily $10

Accessible Parking - Students

Students using a DMV-issued Disabled Persons (DP) placard or distinguishing license plate must also purchase a valid form of paid parking when parking in a disabled or Short-Term parking space. Students requiring accessible parking are not allowed to park in spaces marked as Employee within Employee Lots. 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 directly at the Cashiers Office during normal business hours or from a parking pay station. Students requesting specific parking accommodations should contact Bob Murphy Access Center at 562.985.5401 or BMAC@csulb.edu.

Accessible parking spaces are noted on the campus map. Please hover your cursor over each lot to see the number of accessible parking spaces provided within that area.

Accessible Parking - Faculty & Staff

All faculty and staff using a DMV-issued Disabled Persons (DP) 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 at the Cashiers Office, through our online parking system, or at the pay stations provided within each lot.

Emeriti

We are currently not providing Emeriti permits for fall 2020 at this time. More information will be announced soon as we continue to monitor local and state guidelines and the campus repopulation plan

If you are an Emeritus working on campus, please contact ParkingGeneral@csulb.edu to inquire about possible parking arrangements.

Volunteer

We are currently not providing Volunteer permits at this time. More information will be announced soon as we continue to monitor local and state guidelines and the campus repopulation plan

If you are a volunteer working on campus, please contact ParkingGeneral@csulb.edu to inquire about possible parking arrangements.

Community, Activity, or LifeFit member

Certain community permits such as LifeFit, Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC), Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and Activity Permits are currently unavailable as these programs are temporarily unavailable on campus. Purchase of these permits will be reopened as soon as these programs resume on campus in accordance with the campus repopulation plan.

Event Parking

There are currently no events on campus during fall semester 2020. Please continue to monitor One Beach-Reuniting The Beach for the most current updates.

If working on campus, please contact ParkingGeneral@csulb.edu to inquire about possible parking arrangements.

Overnight Parking

Overnight parking is limited to university housing residents who have purchased Resident ("R") permits and park in Resident (R) Lots.

Please email ParkingGeneral@csulb.edu for additional questions.

Important Note: Individuals should limit any non-essential travel to campus whenever possible. If you do choose to park on campus, a valid parking permit is required at all times