Parking Permits

Faculty/Staff Permits

  • Faculty/Staff permit types: Represented Semester, Non-Represented Semester, Payroll Deduction
  • Parking permits are required at all times except on observed holidays when University offices are closed. There is no grace period.
  • Purchase Permit Online
    Purchase your Faculty/Staff semester permit online through the Campus Portal. Click the link for the complete details on online permit sales.
  • Purchase Permit In-Person
    Faculty/Staff semester parking permits can be purchased at Parking and Transportation (T-1400) Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm. You must present your CSUF Titan Card or other picture identification to verify employment status via CMS and/or People Directory.
  • Display of permit
    Permits should be hanging from the rear view mirror of the vehicle, with number clearly visible. Any other display may result in a parking violation notice. The California Vehicle Code (CVC) requires that the permit be removed before driving the vehicle.
  • Fees
    Permit type and fee is determined by employment status according to CMS and People Directory at the time of purchase. Prior to purchasing your semester parking permit please make sure your employment contract has been completed. Employees without an active contract will only be eligible for a student semester parking permit.
  • Expiration
    Dates that the permits are valid for are printed on the permits.
  • Parking areas where valid.
    See parking lots.


Student Semester Permits

  • Student permit types: Resident Permit and Semester Permit
  • Parking permits are required at all times except on observed holidays when University offices are closed. There is no grace period.
  • Purchase Permit Online
    Purchase your Student semester permit online through the Campus Portal. Click the link for the complete details on online permit sales.
  • Purchase Permit In-Person
    Student semester parking permits may be purchased at Parking and Transportation (T-1400) Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm.
  • Display of Permit
    Permits should hang from the rear view mirror of the vehicle, with number clearly visible. Resident Hall permits should be placed in the lower left hand corner of the windshield. Any other display may result in a ticket. The California Vehicle Code (CVC) requires that the permit be removed before driving the vehicle.
  • Fees
    For a current list of parking fees, click here. The cost will be prorated over the semester.
  • Expiration
    Dates that the permits are valid for are printed on the permits.
  • Parking areas where valid.
    See parking lots.


Daily Permits

  • When and where to purchase
    Daily permits may be purchased from permit machines located in Lots A, D, G, S, Arts Drive and levels two and above of the Nutwood, State College, and Eastside Parking Structures. Daily permits are valid in student lots and parking structures, unless restricted. Daily permits are valid all day at the Irvine campus in student lots only. After 4pm daily permits are valid in College Park Faculty/Staff. After 6pm daily permits are valid in Lots A Faculty/Staff, E Faculty/Staff, C-West, and C-East. See campus map.
  • Purchase Permit Online
    Faculty, Staff and Students may purchase a daily permit through the Campus PortalOpens in new window . Non-Affiliate/Guests may purchase a daily permit by creating an account here.
  • Display of permit
    The permit must be displayed on the interior front dash with the date side up. The date and number must be visible to be valid.
  • Fees
    The cost of a daily permit is $8.00
    Permit machines located in lots A, D, G, S and on the ground level of the parking structures accept Discover, MasterCard, and Visa, only the machines located in surface lots accept $1 & $5 bills only
  • Permit machines located on levels two and above of the Nutwood, State College, and Eastside Parking Structures accept Discover, MasterCard, and Visa only
  • Expiration
    Daily permits are valid on the day purchased for that day only.
  • Parking areas where valid.
    See parking lots.
  • Cal State Fullerton Irvine Campus
    Daily permit machine is open all day


Faculty and Staff may request Daily Permits for Visitors and Guests

  • When and where to purchase
    Faculty and Staff may use the PRO (Permit Request Online) systemOpens in new window to request daily permits for visitors and guests. The requests should be made at least 24 hours in advance for paid permits, and 72 business hours in advance for complimentary permits.
  • Fees
    The cost of a paid daily permit is $8.00
  • Additional Information
    See the guest and visitor parking policy.
  • Questions about event/guest parking
    Any questions about event/guest parking contact (657-278-3082)


Disabled Person (DP) Permits

Temporary Disabled Permit FormPDF File Opens in new window

Students, Faculty, and Staff with disabilities who have been issued a DMV Disabled Person (DP) placard may park in any designated DP space, Faculty/Staff space or 30 Minute Visitor space and MUST display both the DMV DP placard/plates AND a valid CSUF Parking Permit when parked on campus. Parking arrangements for temporary disabilities may be made with Disabled Student Services by contacting Disability Support ServicesOpens in new window at (657) 278-3117.


Motorcycle Permits

  • Fees
    For a current list of parking fees, click here. The cost will be prorated over the semester.
  • Purchase Permit Online
    Purchase your motorcycle permit online through the Campus Portal. Click here for the complete details on online permit sales.
  • Purchase Permit In-Person
    Faculty, Staff and Student may purchase a motorcycle permit at Parking and Transportation (T-1400) Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm.
  • Display of Permit
    Motorcycle permits must be affixed in a prominent location on the left side of the rear bumper of the motorcycle.

Emeriti Permits

  • Emeriti permits are issued at the direction of the Office of the President.
  • Emeriti permits are valid in all faculty/staff, student surface lots, and parking structures.


University Support Permits

  • University Support permits are valid in 30 minute zones, faculty/staff, student lots, and parking structures.


Special Permits


Volunteer Permits


OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) Permits

  • OLLI permits are valid in lot J and student parking spaces.
  • Distributed by the OLLI officeOpens in new window .


Contractor/Vendor Permits


CSU Reciprocity Parking Permit

CSUEU Article 21 Section 21.15
21.15 CSUEU-represented employees employed at two or more campuses shall not be required to purchase multiple parking passes. Procedures to implement the terms of this provision shall be determined by the CSU. This procedure will permit parking at all campuses where a CSUEU-represented employee is employed, provided that the employee has purchased a parking permit during the same timeframe at a CSU campus.

CFA Unit 3 Article 32 Section 32.24
32.24 Faculty Unit Employees employed at two (2) or more campuses shall not be required to purchase multiple parking passes.  Procedures to implement the terms of this provision shall be determined by the CSU. This procedure will permit parking at all campuses where a faculty member is employed provided that the faculty unit employee has purchased a parking pass during the same academic term at a CSU campus.

APC Article 32 Section 32.6
32.6 For the duration of the agreement, the campus shall not substantially reduce the availability of non-reserved staff parking for the use of Academic Professionals of California (APC) represented staff with non-reserved parking permits.

APC represented employees employed at two or more campuses shall not be required to purchase multiple parking passes. Procedures to implement the terms of this provision shall be determined by the CSU.

  • Employee must submit a CSU Reciprocity form.
  • Employee must own a faculty/staff permit from another CSU.
  • CSU reciprocity parking permit must be displayed with a valid faculty/staff permit.
  • CSU reciprocity parking permit enables the holder to park in faculty/staff, student surface lots and parking structures.