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 Chico State 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. Click here for a list of campus holidays.

Hourly/Daily Parking (Parking Lot Map

Parking is available on the CSUC campus. Permits are required and can be purchased from various locations on campus: Normal Ave. Parking Lot, Parking Structure, Stadium Parking Lot

Hourly/Daily Rates : The cost is $1 per hour from 1-4 hours or $5 for all-day parking. With the purchase of an hourly/daily permit, parking is available on campus in any stall designated 'G' (general parking).

Disabled 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 encourage to contact the university Police department at the corer of W. 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 campus parking permit.

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

Temporary Disabled 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) 898-6347.

Carpool Parking 

Due to the severely limited parking on campus, we encourage carpooling as alternative transportation.  Carpools receive preferential parking in the 1st floor of the campus Parking Structure.  If you plan on carpooling, a current CSU parking decal is required and you may apply for a carpool permit at the University Police Department.  Chico residents are not eligible for carpool permits.

Driving an Alternate Vehicle? (Students, Faculty & Staff Only) 

If you are having to temporarily drive a vehicle other than the one which normally displays your parking decal it will be necessary to purchase a temporary day permit from one of the dispensers on campus. These permits are valid for “G” stalls only.

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

If you forgot your parking permit, no matter what 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 on campus. The permit must be displayed on the dash of the vehicle and is valid in any 'G' stall ONLY.

Requests for No Cites can not be accommodated.

Inner Campus Loading and Unloading 

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. on Friday to Monday at 7:50 a.m.
  • Weekends: case by case basis, call University Police for more information (530-898-5555)

Vehicles without pre-authorization to access gated areas during these times must contact University Police (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 University Police department.

Vehicles loading or unloading in other campus areas, not deemed the campus core, may do so with prior approval from the University Police department by calling (530-898-5555).


Bus Parking On Campus 

Due to limited available parking on campus and the requirement to provide safe movement and parking of busses on the California State University, Chico campus, we have established parking policies and procedures for busses.

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 University Police Department.
  • All vehicles traveling inner campus or in University parking lots, shall not exceed 5 miles per hour.