Parking Permits

A number of different parking options are available to members of the Cal Poly community, including students, staff, visitors, and more.

The following types of parking permits are available for sale and will continue through the quarter, while supplies last:

Commuter permits

Information about Commuter student permits

Resident permits

Resident permits are for students who reside on-campus

Parking Permit Costs

The cost of parking permits varies based on the type (residential, commuter, or staff) and the desired duration. Information regarding the prices of resident, commuter, and staff permits is viewable on the respective page of each. For a master list of all parking prices, please see the parking permit fees page.

Purchasing Parking Permits

You may purchase parking permits at the following locations and methods:

Online/Credit Card Purchase

Students/Faculty/Staff may purchase parking permit through the mycalpoly portal under "Money Matters". Purchasing through your portal assures that you will receive the correct parking permit. This is the ONLY way to pay for a parking permit with a credit card. No credit cards are accepted at campus cashiering areas listed below.

Parking Pay Stations

For your convenience, parking pay stations have been placed in many of the lots on campus. For the locations of all Cal Poly parking pay stations, see the Parking Pay-Station Map. Pay stations may offer different permit types based on the location and use of the lots within the vicinity.

Note: Pay stations accept ($1) one dollar bills, ($5) five dollar bills, and credit/debit cards. (MC, Visa, AMEX, and Discover). No change given at pay stations.


  • California Blvd.
  • Highland Dr.
  • PAC Loop

Park & Pay

Visitor Information Center

Daily and Weekly parking permits are available for purchase at the Visitor Information Center. No long-term permits are sold at the Visitor Information Center.

For permits offered, directions, and hours, see Visitor Information Center.

Transportation and Parking Services

Annual, Quarterly, Weekly, and Daily parking permits may be purchased at the Transportation and Parking Services office. See Office Hours for hours and directions.

Off Duty Staff and Faculty Permit

Prior to purchasing their permit, eligible persons must complete a request form. This form may be obtained by contacting Transportation and Parking Services at or 805-756-6654.

Pay for Parking Information

The concept of "pay for parking" on campuses of The California State University is at the direction of the State Legislature and is based on the theory that parking facilities must be paid for by the user. The money collected for parking permits reimburses the state for costs of constructing and operating parking facilities. Enforcement of parking regulations has been made the direct responsibility of the University. For more details, see Section 1 of Rules and Regulations.

Parking Enforcement Hours

PLEASE NOTE: Parking signage on campus supersedes website information, which is subject to change.

Parking permits are required Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am to 10:00 pm & Friday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Unless otherwise noted with signs or curb markings. Example: Staff 24/7 or Resident 24/7 spaces.

All other parking restrictions (red zone, yellow zone, disabled, etc.) apply 24 hours, 7 days a week.

If you have questions regarding parking at Cal Poly, please e-mail or calling 805-756-6654.