department menu

Visitor/Guest Parking

A parking permit is required at all times while parked on campus.

Visitors may purchase a daily or timed permit in any general parking lot utilizing our daily permit machines. All permits are available in the Parking and Commuter Services office (located in PSB 63) .  For questions, please call Parking and Commuter Services at: (760) 750-7500.

Daily Rates (Yellow & Blue Pay Stations)
Pay stations accept 1's, 5's, and quarters and debit/credit cards
Pay Stations are located in parking lots B, C, F, K, N, and the first, second, fifth, and sixth levels of PS1

  • All Day permit: $9.00
  • 4 hour permit: $6.00
  • 2 hour permit: $4.00

Visitors may utilize parking meters located in lots C and E.  Cost of the parking meters are $1.50 per half hour.

Visitors and guests may park in any timed zone such as 3-, 5-, 15-, and 30-minute zones.

Daily permits should be displayed on the dash board of the vehicle, face up with date and time clearly visible from the outside of the vehicle.  A citation may be issued if the permit is not properly displayed.

Pay By Phone

Purchase your parking time electronically through the PayByPhone app. Or access PayByPhone via the CSUSM app under "MOVE".

Register online ahead of time to save time and elect to receive a text or email to extend your parking time if needed.