Any individual who parks a vehicle on the main or south campus of Colorado State University must have a valid permit linked to the vehicle or pay a meter. All regular and special parking permits are issued by Parking and Transportation Services upon verification of eligibility.

Purchasing a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space. Parking for permit holders is on a first come, first served basis. Possession of a permit allows parking on campus in a designated area but does not guarantee that a space will be available. Only one vehicle linked to a permit can park on campus at any given time.

Your parking permit dollars pay for parking maintenance and operations. By state statute, parking at CSU is required to be self-funded, meaning parking must generate revenue to pay for the costs of parking on campus, including parking lot and garage construction. Parking and Transportation Services does not receive any tuition, student fee or tax revenue.

Permits

Below is a list of permit types available at CSU. Rates are effective from July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017. The type of permit you are eligible to purchase is determined by your university classification. Only one permit may be issued per each staff member, faculty member, or student, with the exception of daily and hourly permits. Click on the permit code for more details. Monthly and semester permits are also available for most permit types.

State classified employees purchasing an A, B, J or M permit will be charged last year’s rates because the state chose to forego salary increases for classified staff for the new fiscal year starting July 1. The university will cover, for this year only, the difference between last year’s permit and this year’s permit for those employees.

Code Type Description State Classified Annual Price Annual Price
A Faculty or Staff Permit Permit for regular CSU staff and faculty members $442 $565
AD Admin Reserved Permit Permit for CSU administration $2,357
B Faculty or Staff Permit Permit for CSU staff and faculty members in specific departments which require expanded parking options $442 $565
D Physician Permit Permit for physicians working on the CSU campus $565
F Federal Permit Permit for federal employees working on the CSU campus $565
H Handicapped Commuter Student Permit Permit for long-term handicapped CSU commuter students $520
H Handicapped Faculty or Staff Permit Permit for long-term handicapped CSU staff and faculty members $442 $565
H Handicapped Residence Hall Student Permit Permit for long-term handicapped CSU residence hall students $476
I International House Housing Permit Permit for CSU staff, faculty, or students living in International House $150
IR International House Residence Hall Student Permit Permit for CSU students living in Allison, Parmelee, Corbett, Laurel Village, Westfall, and Durward Halls for remote parking $150
J Service Permit Permit for CSU employees or contractors who provide a service requiring close proximity to a broad range of buildings $532 $682
M Motorcycle Permit Permit for CSU staff, faculty, or students who drive a motorcycle $209 $268
Q Residence Hall Student Permit Permit for CSU students living in Allison, Parmelee, or Corbett Residence Halls $476
S University Village Housing Permit Permit for CSU staff, faculty, or students living in 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 $476
W Residence Hall Student Permit Permit for CSU students living in Braiden or Newsom Halls $476
X Residence Hall Student Permit Permit for CSU students living in a residence hall $476
Z Commuter Student Permit Permit for CSU commuter students $520
CP Student Carpool Permit for CSU students who split the cost of the permit to carpool and park designated carpool spaces $520
CP Employee Carpool Permit for CSU faculty and staff who split the cost of the permit to carpool and park designated carpool spaces $442 $565
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 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 NA
RB Research Blvd Remote Lot Permit for CSU staff, faculty, or students to park only in the Research Blvd lot. $250

Daily Permits

Daily permits are available for all visitors, as well as CSU staff, faculty, and students for $12 each.

  • Daily permits are available for students, faculty, and staff through our website.
  • Daily scratch-off permits are available for students, faculty, staff, and visitors at Parking Services (1508 Center Avenue, corner of Prospect Road and Center Avenue in the Lake Street Parking Garage).

Permit duration

Most permit types are available for annual, semester, month, and day duration. Annual and semester permits are aligned to the academic calendar and the prices are prorated as the duration of the permit decreases. Except for specialty permits that require written authorization, all permits are available through our website and will list the start and end dates and the current price for prorated permits.

Monthly permits for visitors are available for $108 and 6 month permits for $504 at Parking Services (1508 Center Avenue, corner of Prospect Road and Center Avenue in the Lake Street Parking Garage). Visitors are asked to complete a permit application listing the name and address of the owner/operator of the vehicle and the license number of the vehicle on which the permit will be used. The visitor status is then verified and the permit is issued immediately. A map of the campus and directions to specific locations will also be provided upon request.

Permit Returns and Refunds

The permits in the chart above are all virtual. Students, faculty, and staff qualify by their association with the university. If that association with CSU ends, contact Parking Services and find out if you qualify for a refund. A pro-rated refund minus a $25 restocking and administrative fee will be issued upon the return of any qualifying permit, with the exception of temporary permits and permits purchased via payroll deduction (due to state income tax regulations). The last day for refunds on any permit is March 31.