Parking Rules

Parking permits are required: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM

Vehicle Code Enforcement: 21113VC 

California Vehicle Code provisions are enforced on the CSU, Chico campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.

Campus Parking lots are enforced Monday through Friday (weekends and holidays excepted). Holidays are defined as those holidays that are observed by the University. 

Where to Park

Hourly/Daily Parking

Parking is available on the CSU, Chico campus. Permits are required and can be purchased from various locations on campus including: Normal Lot, Parking Structure 1, Parking Structure 2, Stadium Lot, West Sacramento Lot, and the Gateway Science Museum Lot.

Hourly/Daily Rates : The cost is $1 per hour up to 4 hours or $5 for the day. With the purchase of an hourly/daily permit, parking is available on campus in any "G" stall.

Accessible Parking 

Parking for those vehicles with a disabled plate or placard is available in various lots around campus. Visitors to campus are not required to purchase a parking permit but are encouraged to contact the CSU, Chico Police Department at the corner of West 2nd and Chestnut Streets for a courtesy pass. 

All students and employees of CSU, Chico are required to display both a plate or placard and a valid campus parking permit.

Accessible stalls located in the campus core area have restricted access and are not available for daily use without prior authorization. 

Temporary Accessible Parking 

If you are a student, faculty, or staff member and have been temporarily injured, you may request a special disabled parking permit from Cashiering at (530) 898-5936.

Carpool Parking 

Due to the limited availability of parking on campus, we encourage carpooling as an alternative method of transportation. Carpools receive preferential parking on the 1st floor of Parking Structure 1.  If you plan on carpooling, a valid CSU, Chico parking permit is required. You may apply for a carpool permit at the CSU, Chico Police Department. Please note: Chico residents are not eligible for carpool permits.

Forgot your Permit? (Students, Faculty, and Staff Only) 

If you forgot your parking permit, no matter which type you have, you will be required to purchase an hourly or daily permit to park on campus. These permits can be purchased from any of the dispensers located across campus. The permit must be displayed face-up on the dashboard of the vehicle and is valid ONLY in a "G" stall. 

Requests for "No Cites" cannot be accommodated.

Loading and Unloading Rules

Access to the campus core for loading and unloading may be allowed during the following times:

  • Monday through Thursday: 6:00 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. and after 2:10 p.m.
  • Weekends: case by case basis, call the CSU, Chico Police Department at (530) 898-5555 for more information.

Vehicles without pre-authorization to access gated areas during these times must contact the CSU, Chico Police Department at (530-898-5555) for clearance. Access is not guaranteed.

For the safety and security of campus property and the community at large, vehicles found to be in violation of these parking restrictions are subject to a parking citation, revocation of loading and unloading privileges, towing, and/or other action as deemed necessary by the CSU, Chico Police Department.

Vehicles loading or unloading in other campus areas, not deemed the campus core, may do so with prior approval from the CSU, Chico Police Department. 

Inner Campus Traveling and Parking Restrictions

  • Vehicles shall not travel at speeds greater than 5 mph.
  • Vehicles shall be kept in good working order, so as not to leak hazardous materials such as, gasoline, oil, diesel, or anti-freeze on inner campus roadways, walkways, or sidewalks.
  • Vehicles shall not park on any unpaved areas such as grass, planted areas, or dirt areas.
  • Vehicles shall not park in stalls, or any portion thereof, marked for specific purposes, without permission from the CSU, Chico Police Department (state vehicle stalls, handicapped stalls, Facility Management stalls, etc).
  • Vehicles shall not park in such a manner as to block, obstruct, impede, or delay any emergency vehicle.
  • Vehicles shall not block or obstruct any doorway, driveway, or portion thereof.

Bus Parking On Campus 

Due to limited parking availability and vehicle mobility issues, the following parking rules and procedures have been established
relating to the safe movement and parking of buses.

  • California State University, Chico does not allow the parking of buses on campus or in campus parking lots.  Exemptions may be given by contacting the CSU, Chico Police Department by phone at (530)898-5555.

Areas for busses to load or unload passengers include:

  • Bus stop on Arcadian Drive, near Holt Hall.
  • Bus areas along Warner Street between 1st and 2nd Streets.

Use of Parking Facilities 

  • All vehicles shall park within designated parking stalls. Parking stalls are designated by two parallel white boundary lines.
  • Vehicles shall not be driven or parked on pedestrian walkways, campus sidewalks, or service roads without prior authorization of the CSU, Chico Police Department. 
  • All vehicles traveling within the campus core or in University parking lots shall not exceed a speed of 5MPH.