Parking

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It is the responsibility of all drivers to know and understand the University parking rules and regulations. Parking regulations are enforced 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. Please obey all posted signs and/or curb markings.

  • A current valid Cal State L.A. parking permit must be properly displayed and visible on the rear-view mirror of the vehicle or placed face up on the driver’s side dash. Expired permits and/or daily parking permits must be removed before displaying a current permit. Note: Expiration dates are printed on each permit and it must be visible.
  • Semester, Intersession, and Annual Permits may be purchased at the Parking & Transportation Service Center (P&T), located south of Lot 3.
  • Fall online permit sales have concluded.  Fall permits may be purchased in person at the P&T
  • Faculty/Staff may purchase Spring Semester permits online beginning November 30, 2016.  Spring permits will not be valid until January 22, 2016
  • Student or 2-Wheel Spring Semester permits maybe purchased online by clicking here.  Spring permits will be shipped beginning November 30, 2016 and should be recieved by December 14, 2016.  Spring permits will not be valid until January 22, 2016.   
  • Resident and Faculty/Staff annual permits must be purchased in person at the P&T Center. Daily parking permits are only available for purchase through parking dispensing machines located in all student lots. Current permits must be properly displayed on the first day of each term.
  • Lost permits will not be replaced. Purchase of a parking permit does NOT guarantee a parking space at any given time on campus. For parking refunds, permit must be returned to the P&T Service Center
  • Owners of convertible or open vehicles (i.e., Jeeps) are responsible for securing their parking permit. If stolen due to open access, the permit will NOT be replaced.
  • Should you forget your valid parking permit, you may purchase a daily permit at any of the parking permit dispenser machines conveniently located in Lots 1, 2, 5, 7, and 11, Parking Structure A (all levels), Parking Structure B (C-Level) and Parking Structure C (Yellow Level). Daily permits must be displayed face-up on the driver's side dash with the valid date/time shown. Failure to display your permit correctly may be plausible cause for citation.
  • Vehicles parked in unauthorized parking areas/zones are subject to citation and/or tow-away.
  • Overnight parking for Resident guests is allowed only in the Residential parking area Lot 7 with a valid parking permit. Overnight parking for eligible commuters is allowed with prior approval from Parking and Transportation Service Center, (323) 343-6117.

Contesting a Parking Citation

What if I get a parking ticket? How do I pay for it?

Payment for citations should be made within 21 calendar days of receiving the citation. Payments can be made:

  • By mailing your payment to the address located on the citation.
  • Online at PayMyCite.com.
  • In person with check or cash at the Parking & Transportation Service Center.
  • In the citation payment drop-box in front of Public Safety (check or money order only please)

If payments are received after the due date, a delinquent fee will be assessed to your fine and will be included on your Delinquent Courtesy Notice. Failure to pay a citation may result in a DMV hold and a university hold being placed on your record. Having five or more outstanding citations may result in your vehicle being removed (towed) from campus.


How can I contest a parking ticket?

Step One: Initial Review

A request for an Initial Review of a ticket can be made by submitting a Parking Citation Contest form to the Public Safety Front Desk. This request must be submitted within 21 calendar days of receiving the citation or within 14 calendar days of receiving the Delinquent Courtesy Notice. Responses will be mailed to the name and address supplied on the form.

Contest Forms are available at our Front Desk or online at PayMyCite.com. You may return the Contest Form:

  • In person Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm and Saturday, 8 am to 12pm.
  • By fax at: (323) 343-3724.
  • By mail at: Public Safety/Parking Services, 5151 State University Dr., Public Safety Bldg, Los Angeles, CA 90032.

Step Two: Administrative Hearing

If you are not satisfied with the Initial Review results, requests for an Administrative Hearing can be made by returning the Request enclosed in your Initial Review response. Please note that the Request must be made for an Initial Review before requesting an Administrative Hearing. The request for the Administrative Hearing must be made within 21 days of the results from the Initial Review. No money is required to request an Initial Review, but all fees due from the Citation must be paid before an Administrative Hearing date is provided (Reference CVC 40215.b. for complete details).

A Hearing Examiner will review the information provided and your testimony. A decision is then rendered. The decision of the Hearing Examiner may be delivered by first class mail.

If your citation is "dismissed," the penalty paid for the citation will be refunded in full. Refunds can be requested at the Commuter Services Office located on the south side of the Public Safety Building. Commuter Services is open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, and can be contacted by phone at (323) 343-5277.

Further information on Parking Citations is available online at: PayMyCite.com or by contacting the Public Safety Office at (323) 343-3700.

All above information is subject to change without further notice.

General Parking Information

Parking information is also available at the Welcome Center located on Paseo Rancho Castilla and Campus Road; the Information Kiosk located at the west entrance of the Administration Building; or, at the Parking & Transportation Service Center located south of Lot 3.

Visitor/Daily Parking is available with the use of a valid daily permit purchased from permit dispensers machines conveniently located in Lots 1, 2 (after 1pm), 5, 7, and 11, Parking Structure A (all levels), Parking Structure B (C-Level) and Parking Structure C (Blue and Yellow Levels). Motorcycle/Moped permit dispenser machines are located in Lots 1 and 4. One hour permit dispenser machines are located in Lots 4A and Student Union Lot.

Daily permits must be displayed face-up on the driver's side dash with the valid date/time shown. Failure to display your permit correctly may be cause for citation.  Permit dispenser machines accept $1 and $5 bills and Visa or Mastercard.  They do not issue change.

Costs for Daily Permits are as follows:

Length of Time Rate
Daily Permit Rates
1 hour (Lot 4A and Student Union only) $2
4 hours $3
All Day $6
2-Wheel $2

 

Student Parking is authorized with a current permit in Lots 1, 2, 5, 7, and 11, Parking Structure A (all levels), Parking Structure B (C-Level), and Parking Structure C (Blue Level). Additional student parking is available in Lot 1A after 4p.m. and Parking Structure B (B-Level) and Lot 3 after 5:30 p.m.

Residential Parking permits are available for purchase at the Parking & Transportation Service Center with a valid Resident Verification form from Housing Services. Residential permits are valid in Lot 7A (all day), and in all student parking lots from 5am to 12 midnight.

Faculty/Staff Parking permits are available for purchase at the Parking & Transportation Service Center with a valid employee I.D. Designated parking includes Lots 3, 6, 7, 7A, 9, 10, and 11; Parking Structure A (all Levels), Parking Structure B (all levels), and Parking Structure C (Green & Blue Levels).

Disabled Parking requires a current Cal State L.A. parking permit and a valid DMV disabled placard at all times. Parking is available in the designated stalls in Lots 3, 4, 6, 7, 7a, 8, 10, and 11, Parking Structure A (all levels), Parking Structure B (B-Level), Parking Structure C (all levels).

Motorcycle or Moped Parking is authorized with a current permit in Lot 6, Lot 10, and Parking Structure B (all Levels).

Special Event Parking reservations can be made by contacting Parking Services at: (323) 343-3704.

Bicycle Parking (permit or fee not required): Bike racks are located at the Student Union, Music, and Fine Arts Buildings; Parking Structures B and C; Lots 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 11; and Transit Center. To rent a bicycle locker, contact Commuter Services at (323) 343-5277.

Construction Zones: Access to parking areas and roadways are subject to change. Please adhere to all posted signs carefully.

All above information is subject to change without further notice.

Parking Fees

The Parking Services program is self-supporting and derives its revenues from parking fees paid by faculty, staff, students and visitors.  Parking revenues are allocated for parking maintenance, enhancements and overall safety in all parking structures and facilities.

Below are the approved parking rates for the remaining academic term and new academic semesters:

 

Parking Fees Summer 2016 - Spring 2017

Summer Session 2016

Rate

Student and Housing Resident

$66

2-Wheel

$15.60

Fall Semester 2016

Rate

Student and Housing Resident

$165

Off-Site

$50

2-Wheel

$39

Winter Intersession 2017 Rate

Student and Housing Resident

$33

2-Wheel

$7.80

Spring Semester 2017 Rate

Student and Housing Resident

$165

Off-Site

$50

2-Wheel

$39

 

Note:  Housing residents must provide proof of residency from the Housing Office.  Housing Permits cannot be purchased online.

Daily Rates:

4-Hour Parking $3
All-Day Parking $6

Session, intersession, or semester permits can be purchased online here or in person at the Parking & Transportation Service Center located in Lot 3 during business hours, Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

For further information please contact the Parking & Transportation Service Center at (323) 343-6118.

Parking Permits

PURCHASE YOUR PARKING PERMIT ON-LINE

Things to know before you log in:

  • Please have your Student CIN and Vehicle information available.
  • The following credit cards are accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
  • All Student Parking permits will be mailed to the address provided during the ordering process.
  • Residential/Housing permits, must be purchased in person.
  • Fall online permit sales have concluded.  Fall permits may be purchased in person at the P&T

  • Spring permits will be shipped beginning November 30, 2016 and should be recieved by December 14, 2016. 

  • Spring permits will not be valid until January 22, 2016.   


Parking permits may also be purchased at the Parking & Transportation Service Center, located south of Lot 3.

Type of Permit Cost
Current Parking Permit Fees
Student Semester $165
Residential Semester $165
Faculty/Staff Semester $69.26 - $165
High School Semester $166.65

2-Wheel Semester

$39

Parking Refunds

Refund Policy

Student and/or employee must return the parking permit to Parking and Transportation Service Center before the first day of classes or due to class cancelation will receive a 100% refund.  Students and/or employees who return the parking permit on the first day of classes and no later than the 60th day of the semester will receive a partial refund. Contact The Parking and Transportation Center ay (323) 343-6117 for more information.

All above information is subject to change without further notice.

Parking Reservation Guidelines

CAL STATE L.A. PARKING SERVICES VISITOR AND SPECIAL EVENT PARKING INFORMATION

The campus parking program is a self-supporting entity and receives no state general funds to operate, maintain and construct new parking facilities. All guests and visitors not transacting state business must pay to park on campus. For visitors not transacting state business, departments may purchase and reserve parking permits through the parking reservation process by providing a chargeback account number.

The following parking information should be helpful when inviting visitors and planning events at Cal State L.A.

Typical guests who qualify for no-cost parking permits:

  • Guest speaker in academic courses
  • Major donors of the university sanctioned by the Office of the President or Institutional Advancement
  • Interview candidates for state positions
  • Campus advisory groups, officially sanctioned by the university
  • Dignitaries or government officials visiting the campus in an official capacity
  • Volunteer employees providing a service to the University who are not receiving any form of class credit or compensation
  • Non-paid persons visiting the campus for the purpose of transacting official state business

Typical visitors required to pay to park*:

  • Students
  • All employees paid to work at Cal State L.A.
  • Emeritus faculty and staff working for pay
  • Vendors
  • Contractors
  • Consultants
  • Attendees of all types of camps
  • Attendees of instructional activities for credit or no credit
  • Visitors of faculty and staff (not conducting state business as described above)
  • Drop-in visitors
  • Attendees of non-Cal State L.A. special events

PARKING RESERVATIONS:

Campus departments may make advance parking reservations for visitors required to pay for parking. A chargeback account number must be provided at the time the reservation is made. The rate is $6.45 per day per vehicle, which includes an administrative processing fee. Hourly rates cannot be purchased through Parking Reservations.

Visitors also may pay to park on the day of the event by purchasing a daily parking permit from a permit machine located in designated campus parking lots and parking structures.

Daily Permit Rates
Length of Time Rate
1 hour (Lot 4A and Student Union only) $2
4 1/2 hours $3
All Day $6
2-Wheel $2

 

TO MAKE PARKING RESERVATIONS CALL EXT. 3-3704, SEND YOUR REQUEST BY EMAIL OR FAX YOUR REQUEST TO EXT. 3-6475.


SPECIAL EVENT PARKING INFORMATION:

A two-week period is necessary for processing parking arrangements for an event. Event Parking Request Form** must be submitted to Parking Services 14 calendar days prior to the date of the event.

The request form can be faxed to ext. 3-3724. A hard copy also should be sent to Parking Services, Public Safety Building.

Off-peak parking times when the most parking is available at Cal State L.A. are Fridays, weekends, holidays when classes are not held, quarter breaks and summer quarter. To avoid potential parking issues, these times should be considered first when scheduling a large event.

Event sponsors are responsible for informing all participants of parking location and costs, if any.

**Note: The Event Parking Request Form is available in Public Folders under Public Safety.


What Services Are Available For Special Event Parking?

Cal State L.A. Parking Services provides parking lot staffing to cordon off parking spaces, set directional signage for your event, greet visitors and allow access to a parking lot with the appropriate parking permit. Parking Services also provides information booth staffing beyond normal hours to give directions and distribute parking permits.

Charges will be assessed for the above services and signage needed.

For assistance with special event parking please contact Parking Events at ext. 3-3704.

CAL STATE L.A. PARKING SERVICES IS HERE TO HELP PROVIDE A WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUR VISITORS.

Phone:
(323) 343-3700

Information Kiosk Hours:
Monday - Friday:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Parking & Transportation Service Center Hours:
Monday-Friday:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Welcome Center Hours:
Monday - Thursday:
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

Additional Information

Disabled Parking:
Voice (323) 343-3140;
TDD (323) 343-3139

Event Parking:
(323) 343-3704

Parking & Transportation Service Center: (323) 343-6118

Parking Citation Payments and Info: (323) 343-3705

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