Under state law all parking on a University campus is subject to payment of a specified fee. This applies to all Staff, Faculty, Students, and Visitors. Visitors who are parked in posted time zones for the time specified or who display valid visitor parking permits are excluded.
The University reserves the right to charge a fee for parking during special events on weekends and holidays.
Purchase a Permit
Purchasing a parking permit takes the hassle out of having to worry about getting a daily pass and also helps you save time and money!
Students can login to your SSU Online Services and click on the Parking Permits button to access your account to purchase a parking permit.
Staff & Faculty
Staff and Faculty can login to your SSU Online Services and click on the Parking Permits button to access your account to purchase a parking permit.
Under state law, all parking on a California State University campus is subject to payment of a specified fee. This applies to all employees, students, and visitors, except those visitors who are parked in posted time zones for the time specified or who display valid visitor permits.
Students with California disabled placards who are receiving financial aid may be eligible for parking fee waivers. Please contact Financial Aid for eligibility information.
Different fees may apply to certain represented employees.
Three different types of parking permits are available. General permits are valid in lots E, F, G, H, J, L, M, N and O. Reserved permits are valid in all General lots and in lots A, D and on Juniper Lane.
Daily reserved parking permits are subject to availability and may be unavailable without notice.
Parking permits may be purchased online only.
Persons who park on campus on a regular basis are strongly encouraged to purchase semester permits. Long-term (two year) parking permits may be purchased by full-time faculty and staff who participate in the payroll deduction plan. These permits will be automatically replaced before the expiration date unless a stop is specifically requested by the participating employee.
Hangtag permits must be displayed in clear view inside the windshield hanging from the rear view mirror or on the lower driver’s side dashboard. Decals must be affixed to lower side driver side window or hanging from rear view mirror. Permits must be fully visible at all times. Please remove your hanging permit before driving.
Altered, fraudulent use, or production of parking permits is strictly enforced with minimum fines of $285.00. In addition to fines, incidents of altered or fraudulent parking permits will be forwarded to law enforcement for administrative and/or criminal investigation.
- Permits are not transferable between parties
- Permits must be entirely visible to be valid
- Display original permit only (no copies)
Short-Term Parking Permits
Short-term parking permits are available for purchase at permit machines located in most parking lots, at either of the Parking Information centers or can be purchase online. Please refer to the campus map for exact locations. Permit machines accept cash or all major credit cards. Machines do not give change.
Short-term parking is available without a permit only in marked timed zones. Timed zones are located in many parking lots. Timed zones are strictly enforced.
Short-term parking permits are $5.00 per day for general and $8.00 for reserved parking. Multiple day permits are available for consecutive days at the daily rate. Multiple day permits and reserved permits are available only at the Parking Information centers or online. Short-term reserved passes are subject to availability at the discretion of Parking Services.
Students, faculty or staff who attend the University on a regular basis are strongly encouraged to purchase a semester permit. Persons who come to campus two times a week for a 16 week semester will spend $160.00 on daily permit fees. Additionally, parking permits save you time with parking permit machines!
If the machine does not operate properly, it is the responsibility of the purchaser to immediately contact Transportation & Parking Services at
Temporary Disability Parking
Qualifying students, faculty, or staff with temporary or on-going disabilities who do not possess a DMV Disabled Placard may apply to receive a Temporary Disabled Parking Permit. This permit allows vehicles to park in disabled zones on campus for up to 30 days. Vehicles must also display a valid SSU parking permit.
Temporary disabled parking permits may be obtained by filling out a Temporary Disability Parking Application. Information regarding the acquisition and proper use of the permit and the application are available in the 30-Day Temporary Parking Guidelines. Medical certification may be required. Applications should be returned to Disability Services for Students. Please contact Disability Services for Students at (707) 664-2677 (dial 711 for Relay) for additional information about this program.
The permits may not be renewed. Individuals who require longer accommodation must contact the California DMV to apply for a disabled placard.
Temporary Disability Parking Application (doc)
This form is to be used by qualifying students, faculty, or staff who would like to apply for a temporary parking permit. Applications should be returned to Disability Services for Students in Schulz 1014A.
30-Day Temporary Parking Guidelines
This web page provides information regarding the acquisition and proper use of the permit.
The Parking Kiosk is located in Salazar 1000 where you can purchase a parking permit and pay or dispute citations.