Parking options for employees

CSU has a variety of parking options across campus, including several larger lots served by the Around the Horn, a free campus shuttle.  All employees purchasing an annual and monthly permit should park in employee designated parking lots (see parking map).parked car

Permits maybe purchased online or you can visit Parking and Transportation Services from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (open Tuesdays until 5:30 p.m.).

Purchasing a permit does not guarantee a parking space on campus, or guarantee a space in a desired location. Parking is on a first-come, first served basis. Most parking lots and garages, the majority of which are on the perimeter of campus, are served by a campus shuttle, Around the Horn, for your convenience.

By state statute, parking must pay for itself at CSU; we must generate revenue to pay to maintain all parking lots and structures, and to pay to build new parking options. Your parking permit purchase is the primary funding source for Parking and Transportation Services, and we are not funded through tuition, student fees or tax revenue.

CSU parking regulations

Permit fees starting July 1, 2017

Annual permits

The following permits are available for employees seeking an annual permit.  Select the “Code” for a detailed view of parking locations on campus for that code. All annual permits can be purchased on a monthly basis for those seeking the flexibility.

Discounted permits also are available for employees making less than $35,000 annual and who meet qualifications. Contact Parking and Transportation Services for more information.

Buy your permit online

Code Type Description Annual Price
A Faculty and Staff Permit Permit for regular CSU staff and faculty members $582
AD Admin Reserved Permit Permit for CSU administration $2428
B Faculty and Staff Permit Permit for CSU staff and faculty members in specific departments which require expanded parking options $582
D Medical Center Permit Permit for designated Medical Center employees working on the CSU campus $582
F Federal Permit Permit for federal employees working on the CSU campus $582
H Handicapped Faculty and Staff Permit Permit for long-term handicapped CSU staff and faculty members $582
J Service Permit Permit for CSU employees or contractors who provide a service requiring close proximity to a broad range of buildings $702
M Motorcycle Permit Permit for CSU staff, faculty, or students who drive a motorcycle or scooter $276
CP Employee Carpool Permit for CSU faculty and staff who split the cost of the permit to carpool and park designated carpool spaces $582
LD LEED Permit for CSU staff, faculty, or students who drive an eligible low emissions vehicle and park in a designated LEED parking space. NA
EV Electric Vehicle Permit for CSU staff, faculty, or students who drive an eligible electric vehicle and park in a designated electric vehicle parking space. NA
Research Blvd Permit for CSU staff, faculty, or students to park only in the Research Blvd lot. $250

Apartment Life annual permits

For those employees living in campus housing, the following permits are available. Select the “Code” for a detailed view of parking locations on campus for that code.

Buy your permit online

Code Type Description Annual Price
H Handicapped Faculty and Staff Permit Permit for long-term handicapped CSU staff and faculty members $582
I International House Housing Permit Permit for CSU staff, faculty, or students living in International House and 1500 University Village $150
M Motorcycle Permit Permit for CSU staff, faculty, or students who drive a motorcycle or scooter $272
S University Village Housing Permit Permit for CSU staff, faculty, or students living in 1600 and 1700 University Village $150
T Aggie Village Family Housing Permit Permit for CSU staff, faculty, or students living in Aggie Village Family $300
U Aggie Village Housing Permit Permit for CSU staff, faculty, or students living in Aggie Village $628

Are there permit options if I park on campus occasionally?

Parking and Transportation Services offers two flexible options for those seeking to park infrequently on campus:

  • Commuter 10-Pack: If you forgo an annual parking permit, you are eligible to purchase 10 pack of daily hangtag permits for the price of 9 ($108). These packs must be purchased from Parking and Transportation Services in the Lake Street Garage.
  • Monthly Parking Permit: What if you only want to pay a parking permit during the winter months, or a few months out of the year? For $80, you can purchase a monthly permit. Call Parking and Transportation Services at 970-491-7041.
  • MWF and TR A Permits: If you are only on campus 2 or 3 days a week, you can purchase a permit for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday or Tuesday and Thursday. The annual MWF permit is $350 and the TR permit is $233. The single semester cost for a MWF permit is $192 and the TR permit is $128.

How are permits enforced on campus?

All parking permits on campus are enforced by technology that reads your license plate, so your license plate is your permit. Parking and Transportation Services has vehicles equipped to read your license plate and confirm if you’ve purchased a permit (annual, monthly, daily, or hourly). Parking permits are enforced year-round, unless otherwise noted in specific parking lots.

How do I pay or appeal a citation?

All citations can be paid online. You will be prompted to enter your citation number, license plate number, or CSU ID to look-up and pay the citation. You may also visit Parking and Transportation Services to pay your citation in person.

List of citations

All citations can be appealed online within 14 days or you may visit Parking and Transportation Services to appeal in person.