SAC STATE VISITOR FAQs

The following FAQs are intented to give you a quick guide to parking properly on our campus.  For more detailed information, contact us at (916) 278-7275 or parking@csus.edu.

Do I have to pay to park?
Yes.  A parking permit is required at all times unless special arrangements have been made with the parking office.

Can I park for free after a certain hour, weekends or holidays?
No.  A parking permit is required at all times unless special arrangements have been made with the parking office.

How much is a daily parking permit?
A daily parking permit is $6.  A two-hour permit $3.

Where are daily permit machines located?
Permit machines are located in student parking lots. Reference the campus map for permit machine locations, indicated by a dollar sign ($). 

Where can I park with a daily parking permit?
Daily permits are valid in student parking lots. This excludes the residence hall parking lot.  Remember to read parking lot signs.

Do daily parking permit machines take cash and credit cards?
Yes.  Daily parking permit machines accept silver coin, $1 bills, $5 bills, MasterCard, Visa.

Are daily parking permits refundable?
No.

Can I park for free if the daily permit machine is not working?
No.  If a daily permit machine is not working, please use the next nearest machine.  Reference the campus map for permit machine locations, indicated by a dollar sign ($). 

Is there free timed parking?
Yes.  See this map for free timed parking locations.

Are there parking meters on campus?
No.

I am disabled and have an ADA placard/license plate.  Can I park for free?
No.  California Vehicle Code 21113.a provides Sacramento State the authorization to establish rules and regulations.  Furthermore, the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, (42200.c) requires that vehicles displaying an ADA placard or license plate also display a valid Sacramento State parking permit.  This entitles the vehicle to be parked in any student, faculty/staff or timed parking space for an indefinite period of time.

I received a parking citation.  How do I appeal it?
You may appeal online or at the UTAPS office.

I received a parking citation.  How do I pay it?
You may pay online or at the UTAPS office.  Be aware, there is a small convenience fee to pay online.

When is the parking office open?
Reference our office hours located to the left.

Where is the parking office located?
Folsom Hall, 7667 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA. 95826.

I am visiting a relative/friend in the residence halls.  Can I park overnight?
Yes; however, the student you are visiting must make prior arrangements with the parking office.  Parking permits must be purchased for each day the vehicle will be parked on campus.  IMPORTANT: residence hall visitor permits may only be purchased from the parking office.

How do I arrange parking for an event on campus?
Visit Special Event Parking.

 Updated March, 2015