Parking Permits

Cal State LA’s Parking Services is a self-supporting entity that does not receive state general funds to operate, maintain and construct new parking facilities. Parking Services has launched a new parking management system that will include the implementation of virtual permits to replace parking hangtags. This system conversion will improve and streamline the parking permitting process by using license plate recognition technology. Starting the Spring 2020 semester, you will no longer need to display a physical permit. You will only need to register the vehicle parked on campus. All parkers must have a valid parking permit at all times when parking in a Cal State LA lot.  Faculty, staff, and students must note the signs displayed at every parking lot in order to avoid citations.  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.

Semester and 30-day permits can be purchased at or through the MyCalStateLA Portal.

Students can purchase a semester permit, a 30-day student permit, or a daily permit.  

Faculty & Staff can purchase a semester parking permit or daily permit at or through the MyCalStateLA Portal. Qualifying Faculty and Staff may register for Cal State LA Parking Services' Pre-Tax Parking Permit Deduction Plan. This plan allows for full-time Cal State LA staff and tenured faculty to deduct parking fees monthly. To qualify, faculty and staff must have continuing appointments that begin in the Summer Session or Fall Semester and end in June to qualify. To enroll in payroll deduction complete the Parking Payroll Deduction Authorization online. Submissions will be reviewed by Parking Services prior to issuing a permit. Submissions can take up to 3 business days to review and approve. The first month of parking must be paid for in advance. Parking fees will be deducted for the month from the prior pay period. To make changes or to opt-out of the payroll deduction program, employees must complete the Payroll Deduction Update Form. All changes must be made prior to the 7th day of the month to affect the deducted pay period. Parking Services submits requests to the State Controller's office to deduct fees. Additionally, it is the responsibility of the employee to inform Parking Services of changes to payroll status, bargaining unit, separation, or any other change that will affect the payment of parking fees. If at any time it is discovered that the faculty or staff on Parking Payroll Deduction does not meet the qualifications, separated, or deductions cannot be completed, the parking permit may be deactivated and the employee may be removed from the payroll deduction program. The employees will be held responsible for any outstanding parking fees owed. 

New changes affecting Payroll Deduction Parking -The State Controller's Office (SCO) can no longer process retroactive refunds. SCO can only process refunds for employees whose deduction is effective for a future month.

Cal State LA offers many types of semester or academic annual permits to fit your needs.

Purchase a permit only if you will be working on campus or using the facilities. Face coverings are required while on campus and please remember to always practice social distancing.

Student Permits

Student Semester and 30-day permits can be purchased through your MyCalStateLA Portal or at

Student Parking Fees 2021-2022
Type Rate
Summer Session 2021 (10 weeks) $133.50
Summer Session 2021 (5 weeks) $66.75
Fall Semester 2021 $220.00
Spring Semester 2022 $220.00
Summer Session 2022 (10 weeks) $133.50

Housing Resident

Housing Residents require a Resident Permit. Resident parking is only allowed in the north section of Lot 5 and Paseo Rancho Castilla East of Mariondale Ave. to Hellman Bridge only. Verification of housing residency must be obtained prior to purchasing a Resident Permit. Vehicles displaying a Resident Permit may not park in student lots. First-time freshmen are prohibited from purchasing a Resident Permit.

For more information visit our Housing Resident Parking Page.

Housing Resident Semester Permits can be purchased through your MyCalStateLA Portal or

Resident Parking Fees 2021-2022
Type Rate
Summer Session 2021 $160.20
Fall Semester 2021 $264.00
Spring Semester 2022 $264.00
Summer Session 2022 $160.20

Faculty Staff

Faculty & Staff Permits allow for parking in Faculty & Staff lots and student lots. They are sold to employees of Cal State LA and verification of employment from Human Resources must be obtained prior to sale. Prices for permits vary based on the employee's bargaining unit.


Faculty Staff Prices for 2021-2022
Unit MPP Unit 3 Units 1, 4, 8, & 11 Units 2, 5, 7, 9, 10, & 13 Unit 6
Summer Session 2021 $133.50 $38.47 $41.40 $42.65 $38.90
Fall 2021 $220.00 $69.26 $74.52 $76.77 $70.02
Spring 2022 $220.00 $69.26 $74.52 $76.77 $70.02
Summer Session 2022 $133.50 $38.47 $41.40 $4265 $38.90

Faculty & Staff Permits are available for purchase through your MyCalStateLA Portal or at For parking information call (323) 343-6118. Qualifying Faculty and Staff can sign up for Payroll Deduction by completing the Payroll Deduction Authorization Form.

2-Wheel Vehicles

2-Wheel Permits are available to students, faculty, and staff that drive a 2-Wheel motorized vehicle to campus. 2-Wheel Permits and spaces are not valid for motorized vehicles with 3-wheels.

2-Wheel Permits can be purchased through your MyCalStateLA Portal or at

2-Wheel Parking Fees 2021-2022
Type Rate
Summer Session 2021 $34.20
Fall Semester 2021 $49.00
Spring Semester 2022 $49.00
Summer Session 2022 $34.20

High School Permits

High School Permits are for students of LACHSA and MASS High School. High School Permits can be purchased at

High School Parking Fees 2021-2022
Type Rate
Semester 1 $242.00
Semester 2 $242.00

General Parking Permits

For Those affiliated with Cal State LA but do not qualify for Student, Faculty, Staff, or other semester permits, we offer a 30-day Non-Affiliated Permit. These permits allow for parking in student areas. Non-Affiliated permits are available for purchase at

General Parking Fees
Type Rate
30-day Non-Affiliated $60.50


PayByPhone is the most convenient way to pay for daily parking. Download the app now from the Blackberry, Google Play, and iOS App Store. For more information pn PayByPhone, please visit

PayByPhone is available for daily parking in the following parking locations;

PayByPhone is available for daily parking in the following parking locations;
Parking Location Location Number
Parking Structure C - Top Level 4129
Parking Structure C 1568
Parking Structure A 1566
Parking Structure B - C Level 1567
Parking Structure D 1569
Parking Structure E 1570
Lot 1 1571
Lot 2 1573
Lot 5 1476
Lansdowne Ave (Street Parking) 1470
Paseo Rancho Castilla (Street Parking) 1471
Mariondale Ave (Street Parking) 42009


Permit Proration

Cal State LA Semester Permits prorated every 30 calendar days and summer session permits prorate every 25 calendar days.  Please visit the 2021-2022 Proration Page for current proration schedules and prices.

Refund and Exchange Policy

Refunds or exchanges for semester permits require the parking permit to be deactivated upon submission of the Refund Request Form. Semester permit refunds requested before the first day of classes or due to class cancelation (proof of cancellation required) will receive a 100% refund or credit for exchange.  Semester permit refunds requested on the first day of classes or later will receive a partial refund/credit for exchange based on the proration schedules listed on the 2021-2022 Proration Page.  Exchanges can only be done within the term purchased.  No credit can be applied toward future terms or semesters.  Past semester permits are not valid for refunds.  There are no refunds for daily permits, 30-day permits, or intersession permits. Please visit the 2021-2022 Parking Refund Schedule for refund prorations. 

Contact Parking and Transportation for more information.

All the above information is subject to change without further notice.

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