Parking Information

Welcome to California State University, Chico. Chico State is a bustling residential campus in the heart of downtown Chico. Parking spaces are very limited during certain times and the use of alternative transportation is highly recommended. Please see our Sustainable Transportation page for a list of options.

If you choose to drive, it may take additional time to find parking. Please allow yourself adequate time to locate a parking space and walk to your destination.

Parking Permits

Campus parking facilities are not supported by taxpayer dollars, but are self-supporting. They are paid for by the users of the facilities through payment of parking fees.

Parking Enforcement Information (University Police)

Carpool Parking Spaces

Carpool parking placards are available if you live outside of Chico and have purchased a parking permit. Once you have been issued and display a carpool placard, you may park in designated carpool spaces. Carpool parking spaces are identified on the CSU, Chico campus parking map. Applications for carpool parking are available from the University Police Department (530-898-5555) and must be re-submitted each semester with a minimum of two participants.

Parking Coordination

Parking Services are coordinated by the Director of Strategic Planning for Business and Finance and managed by the following departments: