Parking Services

Rules & Regulations


Chico State provides parking for students, faculty and staff, and visitors.  A valid hourly or semester permit is required Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-10:00 during Fall and Spring semesters as well as Winter and Summer sessions.  Exceptions are weekends and recognized campus holidays.

 The authority to establish rules and regulations pertaining to the parking of all vehicles on a California State University campus is vested in the University President pursuant to Section 21113(a) of the California Vehicle Code and Title 5, Article 7, Section 42200 of the California Code of Regulations.

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.”

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


Vehicles found to be parked in violation of any campus parking regulation(s) or parked in violation of any section or sections of the California Vehicle Code are subject to being issued a parking citation by a CSU Chico Police Department Parking Officer or a University Police Officer.

Administration and daily operations of the Chico State parking program are the responsibility of Parking Services and the University Police Department. Parking regulations are subject to change without noticeFailure to follow all parking rules and regulations may result in fines, penalties and additional administrative action. 

Permits Required

Parking permits are required
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m
Including 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.