Parking Services

Commercial Parking

Contractors, Vendors & Media Parking


When on the CSU, Chico campus for authorized projects, contractor vehicles must be parked in a designated, fenced-in area. Any vehicle not able to park within the fenced area will be required to park off-campus or in a campus parking lot which requires the display of a valid parking permit.


Contracted vendors may have limited access to campus. Allowable driving hour are as follows:

  • Monday through Thursday: 6–7:50 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
  • Friday through Sunday: 6–7:50 a.m. and after 2:10 p.m. on Friday.

When vehicles are parked they must be clear of all doors, disabled access, fire lanes, and sidewalks.


A designated media stall is available on the 4th floor (next to the elevator on the northeast corner) of Parking Structure 2, located at the corner of West 2nd and Chestnut Streets.

Loading/Unloading Zones

For purposes of loading/unloading heavy items that are unable to be transported from a parking stall, the vehicle may be directed to a designated loading zone. Prior approval from the University Police Department is required. 

Inner Campus Loading and Unloading 


All persons wishing to drive inner campus and temporarily park their vehicle near campus buildings to load or unload heavy items, must first obtain permission from the University Police Department. 

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

  • Monday through Thursday: 6–7:50 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 6–7:50 a.m. and after 2:10 p.m.
  • Weekends: case by case basis, call the University Police Department for more information.

Vehicles without pre-authorization to access gated areas during these times must contact the University Police Department for clearance. Access is not guaranteed.

Inner Campus Access 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 University 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.

For the safety and security of campus property and the community at large, vehicles found to be in violation of 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 at 530-898-5555