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General Parking Regulations

Off-campus parking enforcement

The campus can only enforce parking within its perimeter. As a courtesy to our neighbors, off-campus "No CSULB Parking" signs may be posted in the streets directly adjacent to the campus perimeter for the first three weeks of each semester. All off-campus parking enforcement questions should be directed to the City of Long Beach Traffic Enforcement Division at 562.435.6711 or

On-campus parking enforcement

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

Parking permits are non-transferable and can only be used by the individual that purchased the permit. Permit privileges may be revoked for any individuals found sharing permits or in violation of other CSULB Parking Regulations listed below.

​The California Vehicle Code (CVC) is enforced on campus. Enforcement officers are granted the discretion to cite CVC violations that they see on campus and deem as unsafe.

Parking locations on campus consist of designated General (G) Parking, Employee (E) parking, colored curbs and special signage within specific parking classifications. Limited overnight parking is available at select locations on campus. Detailed information regarding these items is also provided below.

Title 5, Article 7, Section 42201(a) of the California Code of Regulations specifies that the university president may grant permission for the parking of vehicles on campus to those persons who have paid a parking fee. While possession of a valid and current university parking permit entitles the possessor to parking privileges, the university retains ownership rights and permits may be revoked, canceled or recalled for cause at the discretion of Parking and Transportation Services or the University Police department. Administration and daily operations of the CSULB parking program are the responsibility of Parking and Transportation Services and the University Police Department. Parking regulations are subject to change without notice. Failure to follow all parking rules and regulations may result in fines, penalties and additional administrative action. 

The State of California, California State University, Long Beach (and its employees) shall not be held responsible or liable for any damage or loss by theft, fire, accident, or any other cause whatsoever to any vehicle, or contents thereof, that occurs on university property.


Parking Regulations

Paid parking is required at all times and in all areas of campus. There are no parts of campus or any time of the year when parking is not enforced.

General Parking is for students and visitors.

General Parking: G1, G2, G3, G4, G5, G6, G7, G8, G9, G10, G11, G12. G13, G14, Pyramid Parking Structure, Palo Verde South Parking Structure, and Palo Verde North Parking Structure

Restricted Parking is for employee parking and other designated spaces as marked. Students and visitors may park in Employee (E) Parking spaces after 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

Restricted Parking: E1, E2, E3, E4, E5, E6, E7, E8, E9, E10, and E11

Residential Parking is for individuals living in the on-campus Residence Halls and who have purchased the Residential virtual permit.

Residential: R1, R2, and R3.

Beachside Parking is for individuals living in the Beachside Residence Halls and who have purchased the Beachside Residential virtual permit.

Beachside: located within the CSULB Beachside Campus at 4825 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90804.

Short-Term Parking is provided at select location around campus for a small fee.

Short-Term Parking spaces: located within G1, G4, G5, G10, G15, E1, E5, Beachside campus, the South Turnaround, and State University Drive.

Colored Curbs and Special Signage

Colored curbs will denote specific parking restrictions within parking or street parking locations on campus. Definitions of each curb type are provided below:

Red - No parking. No stopping, standing or parking at any time except for buses and shuttles when a designated bus or shuttle stop exists in this location.

Yellow - Loading zone. There is no stopping, standing or parking at any time unless actively loading or unloading passengers or materials. Loading or unloading is limited to the posted time allotted. 

Green - Designates paid Short-Term parking. A vehicle may only park here for the amount of time purchased at the parking pay station. Short-Term parking is valid only in the zone in which it was purchased. Short-Term parking is nontransferable.

Blue - Accessible parking for use by persons with a disabled license plate or disabled parking placard only. A CSULB virtual or paper must be displayed along with DMV-issued disabled placard or plate in order to park in accessible spaces on campus. 

White - Passenger pick-up and drop-off only. 

University signage is posted in front of designated parking spaces within specific lots on campus where unique parking restrictions may apply. Special space restrictions noted by parking signage may include:

Official Guest of the University - designated for guests who are in possession of a paper parking permit specifically authorizing them to make use of these spaces. Official Guest of the University permits are valid in all Short-Term spaces, Official Guests of the University Spaces located in South Turnaround adjacent to E8, all lots designated as General Parking, and Pyramid Parking Structure, Palo Verde South Parking Structure, and Palo Verde North Parking Structure , unless the space is otherwise restricted with posted signage.

Clinic parking - located in E6 and the South Turnaround.

LifeFit Permit - located in the south end of E4.

H Permit - located on the west side of Parkside Residence Halls.

A Permit - located in E2.

D Permit: located in E6, E7 and E9.

State Vehicles: provided within various parking lots and streetside parking locations where state vehicle access is required.

Overnight Parking Regulations

The campus provides limited overnight parking for visitors of University Housing residents and those who have arranged for special overnight parking approval. Overnight paid parking is required and can be purchased from a parking pay station. G2 is the designated parking area on campus for overnight parking. Additional, overnight parking privileges are provided to students using late night study hall facilities. Overnight parking is provided to students with semester, monthly, daily permits during finals week and for the Employee Lots near the CSULB Library only (E8, E9 & E10).

Additional Overnight Parking instructions are listed below:

Parkside/Hillside resident guests: Overnight parking is available daily in G2 only. Overnight parking is valid 24 hours from the time of purchase.

Beachside resident guests: Overnight parking is available at Beachside campus daily starting at 5:30 p.m. Overnight parking is valid at Beachside until 9:30 a.m.

Other overnight parking requests: Overnight parking not outlined above must be requested by sending an email to for approval. The request must be submitted 24 hours in advance. A confirmation response will be provided once your request has been reviewed. Overnight parking is allowed in G2 only. Overnight parking can be purchased from the pay station in 24, 48 and 72-hour increments. The time of purchase starts the 24-hour incremental period. Please include the following information in your request: 

  1. Name
  2. Date/time requested
  3. Make/model of vehicle
  4. License plate number
  5. Reason overnight parking is required (business, sporting event, field trip, etc.)