Commit to a Sustainable Future — Walk, bike, or bus to campus
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.
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.
- Purchase Semester Parking Permit (Student Financial Services/Cashiering)
- Hourly/Daily Permits
- Parking Permit Dispensers
- Parking Permit Types and Permit Display
Parking Enforcement Information (CSU, Chico Police Department)
- Parking Rules and Regulations
- Disabled Parking
- Inner Campus Parking and Loading Rules
- Bus Parking
- Sponsored Parking and Special Events
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Code of Regulations
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 CSU, Chico Police Department (530-898-5555) and must be re-submitted each semester with a minimum of two participants.
Parking Services are coordinated by the Director of Strategic Planning for Business and Finance and managed by the following departments: