Parking Information

Welcome to Chico State!

The CSU, Chico Police Department would like to assist you with having a pleasant visit and semester at CSU, Chico. Here are some tips for parking on campus.

Parking is very limited and on certain days it may take additional time to find available parking. Allow yourself adequate time to locate a parking space.

Where to Park

New Spring 2017-PassportParking App

We are excited to announce that students, staff, faculty, and visitors at California State University, Chico can now pay for hourly and daily parking from their smartphone.  Users can download PassportParking for free from the iPhone App Store and Android Google Play. Mobile web services are also available by visiting

The pilot program will support mobile payments initially at two locations: the Stadium and Student Health Center Lots.  This pilot does not affect parking rates or FS/G/ R-permit holders, who may continue to park in designated spots as usual. Feedback on the service will be requested from users throughout the trial period. 

Parking Permits Required

Parking permits are required Monday-Friday, 7:30 am-10:00 pm in all campus parking lots.

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 who are attending special events, such as cultural shows, musical / theatrical performances, sporting events, conferences, and other events not classified as "Official State Business."

Note: 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.

Alternative Transportation

Due to limited parking availability, you may wish to make use of an alternative means of transportation. You can find out more by checking out the latest information on what the campus Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) Department is doing to support alternatives to commuting in your car.


Your Wildcat Card allows you to ride the B-Line (Butte Regional Transit) at no charge. For information about B-Line routes and schedules, visit their website. You may also wish to check the Associated Students bulletin board, located in the BMU Lobby, for ride share information. 

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Parking regulations are published and enforced by the CSU, Chico Police Department