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About Us

Mission Statement: Parking and Commuter Services strives to provide innovative parking resources to the Cal State San Marcos community through Integrity, Teamwork, and Outstanding Customer Service.

Self Support Operation: Parking Services at Cal State San Marcos is a self-support program established to provide parking facilities and resources.  It derives no support from the State for capital outlay or operational costs. All costs of operation, including staff and benefit costs, debt service, maintenance and construction of parking lots, and in the future, parking structures, are paid for by income received from parking fees. 

  • Revenues received from citation payments support the operating costs for the fines and forfeitures program, alternative modes of transportation, and for surcharges paid to San Diego County.
  • Revenues from fines and forfeitures cannot support the cost of parking construction.

Contacting Parking Services:

  • Administration (Front Counter, Permit Sales, Citation Appeals, Events, etc)
    • Phone: (760) 750-7500
  • Adjuction (Citation Issues and Appeals)
  • Commuter Services (Carpool, Biking, Vanpool, Bus, Sprinter, etc)
    • Phone: (760) 750-7520
  • General Email: parking@csusm.edu 
  • General Fax: (760) 750-3880

Location: PSB 63 (University Police Building)

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Mailing Address

Parking and Commuter Services
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001 


Financials - How are Parking Funds spent? Fiscal Year 2015/16 Parking Expenses