Parking Regulations

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 valid Cal State LA parking permit must be displayed and visible on the rear-view mirror of the vehicle or placed face up on the driver’s side dash at all times.
  • 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.)
  • Intersession and Resident Summer permits must be purchased in person at Cashiers Window 7.
  • Daily parking permits are only available for purchase through dispensing machines located in student lots.
  • Current permits must be 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 Cashiers Window 7.
  • 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.
  • If 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, and 7, 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 7A with a valid parking permit.
  • Overnight parking for eligible commuters is allowed with prior approval from The Transportation Service Center, (323) 343-6117.
  • Vehicles must park "Head-in" in Parking Structure C and Lot 10

For a quick guide to student parking please view our Parking Services Information Brochure.


All above information is subject to change without further notice.


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