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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:

Parking Permit Costs

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

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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 your 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.

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

University Cashier Office

The University Cashiers office is located in the Administration Building, Bldg. #001, Room #131-E. University Cashier Office information & hours.

Visitor Information Center

Certain parking permits are available for purchase at the Visitor Information Center. Quarterly and Annual permits are not sold at the Visitor Information Center.

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

Police Department Front Counter/Reception Area

Annual, Quarterly, Weekly, and Daily parking permits may be purchased at the Police Department Front Counter. See Office Hours for hours and directions.

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Off Duty Staff and Faculty Permit

Prior to purchasing their permit, eligible persons must complete this request form. This form may be submitted via email to or turned in directly to UPD headquearters.

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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.

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Parking Enforcement Hours

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

Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters:

Monday through Thursday, 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Summer quarter and academic breaks:

Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM. - 5:00 PM

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

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Additional Information

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