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Permit Information

You may purchase permits online or at a parking pay station if buying a daily/short-term parking permit. More detailed information of each permit type on campus is provided below.

CSULB uses a virtual License Plate Recognition (LPR) permitting system. Your vehicle’s license plate is used to verify your parking purchase and only that reason. Plastic hangtags or paper permits are no longer issued.

Student

Student virtual permits are valid in General (G) Lots and all three campus parking structures unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage. This permit is 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

*Monthly permits are a pilot program for Academic Year 2020-21 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 Daily or Short-Term parking from a parking pay station where spaces are provided. 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.

Employee

Employee virtual permits are valid in Employee (E) and General (G) lots 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, 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) $11.53

*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

 

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 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 Resident (R) permits are also valid in Employee (E) Parking and General (G) Lots after 5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and all day Friday-Sunday unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage.

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.

Overnight (Resident Guest)

Valid for parking in Lot G2 only. Overnight parking is valid 24 hours from the time of purchase (main campus) or starting at 5 p.m. until 8:59 a.m. the following morning (Beachside campus). The Overnight Resident Guest virtual permit can only be purchased from the parking pay station within Lot G2 or the Beachside parking lot.

Resident Motorcycle Option

Residents who have purchased a Residential virtual permit may choose to exchange their permit for a 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 & Short-Term

Daily and Short-Term parking can be purchased from the parking pay stations located within each parking area where spaces are provided. 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.

Daily Parking

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

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 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

For Students

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 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.

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 at the Cashiers Office, through our online parking portal, or at the pay stations provided within each lot. For additional questions, please contact Bob Murphy Access Center at 562.985.5401 or BMAC@csulb.edu.

For Visitors

Visitors requiring accessible parking may contact Parking and Transportation Services visit the Visitor Information Center (VIC) for Daily permits and other accessible campus parking information.

Bob Murphy Access Center (BMAC) for students

The BMAC permit is valid in all lots designated as Employee (E) Parking, General (G) Parking and all 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.

Motorcycle

Valid in designated motorcycle spaces only. Please visit our campus map for designated motorcycle parking locations. Exception: Electric motorcycles may also be parked in EV charging spaces. Visit EV regulations to learn more about parking regulations related to EV charging spaces.

Emeriti

We are currently not providing Emeriti permits for Academic Year 2020-21 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.

Prior to COVID-19 restrictions, these permits were valid in the areas specified below:

Activity

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

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.

LifeFit

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 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.

Event Parking

There are currently no events on campus during Academic Year 2020-21. Please continue to monitor One Beach-Reuniting The Beach for the most current updates.

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.

Office of the President

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.

Special Events

Special Event parking, such as filming reservations, is issued specific to each event and is generally ordered in bulk through the campus EMS system. Permit costs will vary based on each agreement with Parking and Transportation Services and the departments/organizations hosting the event.

Refunds

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. Specific guidelines are provided below.

Student Permits

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 (Spring Semester 2021):

Return Date

Student Academic Year Student Semester Student Academic Housing Semester Motorcycle
12/1/2020-01/19/2021 $175 N/A $200 N/A
01/20/2021-02/28/2021 $133 $131 $152 $45
03/01/2021-03/31/2021 $87 $87 $100 $30
04/01/2021-06/04/2021 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Employee Permits

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.

Refund requests will be accepted up to the date of full depreciation. Refund applications are available by emailing 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.

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.