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Commuter Permit

Winter 2023

Waitlists for Winter 2023 will open Monday, December 5th at 10:00AM.

Permit awards will be randomized and awarded through a lottery system on Dec. 12, Dec. 15, Dec. 19, and Jan. 2.

Once awarded, students will have three (3) business days to complete the purchase online. The third business day will end at 8:59:59PM. No exceptions to this three-day timeframe will be granted. Waitlists may reopen for subsequent lottery awards if permits remain available.

Permit Type Valid Parking Locations Quarterly Rate
Grand permit Grand Ave Structure and Orange Lots $221
Commuter permit Orange Lots (H-12, H-14, H-16) $158
K-1 permit K-1 parking lot $158

The following types of permits are available for sale to commuter students.

Some areas may be sold out for Fall 2022/Academic Year 2022-23:

  • Commuter motorcycle and evening permits (valid after 5 p.m.) go on sale January 9 – no waitlist
  • Parking permit fees for 22/23 academic year are now posted below.
    • Short Term Commuter & Visitor Parking Lots

      For short term commuter students:

      Daily and weekly parking permits are available for students who commute to campus infrequently. Short term permits are only valid in the following lots:


      For Visitors:

      Hourly parking permits or paid ParkMobile sessions are only valid in the following lots:

    • Long Term Commuter Parking Lots

      Long Term Commuter parking permits are valid in designated parking areas based on the permit type. This allows students to choose a parking lot that best fits their needs. There are three permit types, each of which allow the student to park in a dedicated lot between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. All commuter permits are valid in staff parking areas after 5 p.m. Long Term Commuter parking permits do not allow for overnight parking. Please review the campus parking rules and regulations prior to parking or purchasing a permit.

      K-1 Permits are only valid in the K-1 parking lot.

      Orange Permits are only valid in the following lots:


      Rover Permits are valid in the following lots:

    • Purchase a permit

      Visitors

      Visitors can purchase short term parking permits at the pay station in the K1 and H1 parking lots. Visitors may also use the many campus parking meters or pay contactless using the ParkMobile app. The zone number for ParkMobile will be posted in each parking area that it is available.

      • Waitlist Instructions

        Parking Waitlist

        All parking waitlists are closed for Fall 2022. Any available commuter parking permits will be put online for sale first-come, first-serve starting Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. until permits are sold out.

        Commuter Students can purchase a Long-Term Commuter parking permit through the waitlist. Permit awards will be randomized and awarded through a lottery system. When a lottery number is selected, the student will automatically be awarded a permit, notified via a Cal Poly email and will have three (3) business days* to complete the purchase online. No exceptions to this three-day timeframe will be granted. Students are limited to joining one waitlist using their parking account. Waitlists may reopen for subsequent lottery awards if permits remain available.

        *Definition of three (3) business days: Business Days are Monday-Friday; Day 1-day of award, Day 2, Day 3-award is valid until 8:59:59 PM PST.

        Day 1 Day 2 Day 3:

        Award Time* – 11:59:59 PM

        *Permits can be purchased anytime after awards go out.

        12:00:00 AM – 11:59:59 AM

        12:00:00 AM – 8:59:59 PM**

        **Permits can only be purchased until 8:59:59 PM on the final (3rd) business day.

      • 2022/23 Parking Rates

        Short Term and Time Limited Parking as of 9/1/2022

        Permit Type Rate
        1 Hour $2.50
        2 Hours $5.00
        Daily $7.00
        Weekly $35.00

        Long Term

        Permit Type Commuter
        (H12/H14/H16)
        Commuter K1
        (K1 Lot Only)
        Grand Structure Motorcycle Evening
        (Valid after 5 p.m.)
        Student Carpool & Quarter Rate $158.00 $158.00 $221.00 $52.67 $52.67
        Annual Rate $474.00 $474.00 $663.00 $158.00 $158.00
      • 2023/2024 Parking Rates

        Short Term and Time Limited Parking

        Permit Type Rate
        1 Hour $3.00
        2 Hours $6.00
        Daily $8.00
        Weekly $40.00

        Long Term

        Permit Type Commuter
        (H12/H14/H16)
        Commuter K1
        (K1 Lot Only)
        Grand Structure Motorcycle Evening
        (Valid after 5 p.m.)
        Student Carpool & Quarter Rate $161.67 $161.67 $226.00 $54.00 $54.00
        Annual Rate $485.00 $485.00 $678.00 $162.00 $162.00