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:
- General Permits — Commuter students and campus visitors
- Resident permits — On-campus students
- Faculty/Staff permits — Cal Poly Employees
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 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 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.
Parking Pay Stations
For your convenience, parking pay stations have been placed in near many of the lots on campus. Pay stations are available 24/7. For the locations of all Cal Poly parking pay stations, see the Parking Pay-Station Map.
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
- Grand Avenue Parking Structure
- Village Drive Parking Structure
- Canyon Circle Parking Structure
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
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.
Police Department Reception Center
Annual, Quarterly, Weekly, and Daily parking permits may be purchased at the Police Department Front Counter. 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 UPD Parking Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-756-6654 and submitted via email to email@example.com or turned in directly to UPD Bldg 36.
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
Parking permits are required Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am through 10:00 pm; and Friday, 7:00 am through 5:00 pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 805-756-6654.