Parking Services

Rules & Regulations


Campus parking facilities are not supported by taxpayer dollars, but are self-supported. As a self-supported operation, 100% of the budget comes from permit sales and the enforcement budget comes from citation revenues.

Pursuant to Title 5, Article 7, Section 42201(a) of the California Code of Regulations, the University president may grant permission to park on campus, "to those persons who have paid a parking fee." This includes students, staff, faculty, and University visitors.

The State of California, CSU, Chico (and its employees) shall not be held responsible or liable for any damage by loss or theft, fire, accident, or any other cause whatsoever to any vehicle, or contents thereof, that occurs on University property.


Parking regulations are published and enforced by the University Police Department.

Permits Required

Parking permits are required
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m
Incuding Winter and Summer Session

Weekends and holidays excepted. Holidays are defined as those holidays that are observed by the University.

For permit restrictions and hours of use please reference signs posted.

Reserved stalls are restricted for use between 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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 observed by the University. 


Please adhere to all rules and regulations posted on university signage throughout campus to avoid being issued a citation. 

For parking lots with spaces marked with single or double lines: Each space is defined by the interior lines, creating a buffer between vehicles. If a vehicle is parked over the interior line, it will be considered taking up two stalls and can be subject to a citation.

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