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 and maintenance, and all parking operations. Parking and Transportation Services does not receive any tuition, student fee or tax revenue.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT GAME DAY IMPACTS TO PARKING

Game Day parking impacts on employees

We know you may have questions about game-day impacts to parking. Regular CSU parking permits purchased for the 2017-18 year are not valid for the six Saturdays that home CSU football games will be held on campus this fall: Aug. 26, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Oct. 28, Nov. 11, and Nov. 18. All CSU parking  inventory including street and metered spaces will be reserved and specially permitted for game attendance parking only and other university allocation (e.g., ADA parking; faculty, staff and students whose jobs require them to be on campus on game days, and student residence hall repark). Faculty and staff who need to be on campus on game days must have a special permit which will require them to park in a designated lot. Special game day permits are issued on an as-needed basis and must be requested in advance from your college dean, department chair, unit head or supervisor. More information about game day on campus is available at http://col.st/ISdGs. On all remaining Saturdays and Sundays, parking on campus is open to the public without a required permit from Parking and Transportation Services or
CSU Athletics.

Game day parking impacts on students

We know you may have questions about game-day impacts to parking. Regular CSU parking permits purchased for the 2017-2018 year are not valid for the six Saturdays that home CSU football games will be held on campus this fall: Aug. 26, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Oct. 28, Nov. 11, and Nov. 18. All CSU parking inventory including street and metered spaces will be reserved and specially permitted for game attendance parking only and other university allocation (e.g., ADA parking; faculty, staff and students whose jobs require them to be on campus on game days, and student residence hall repark). Students who live off campus who wish to attend the game and park on campus must purchase a single game or season pass parking permit through Athletics (http://col.st/ISdGs). All residence hall students with a current CSU parking permit do not have to obtain a special game day permit, but are required to park in specific lots reserved for them on the six Saturdays a year when the Rams play at the on-campus stadium. More information about where residence hall students should park is available at http://col.st/n2QC5 and a map is available at http://col.st/c5ZUH. More information about the game-day experience is at http://col.st/ISdGs. On all remaining Saturdays and Sundays, parking on campus is open to the public without a required permit from Parking and Transportation Services or CSU Athletics.

Permits

Below is a list of permit types available at CSU. Rates are effective from July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018.

The type of permit you are eligible to purchase is determined by your university classification. Only one permit may be issued to 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.

Code Type Description Annual Price
A Faculty or Staff Permit Permit for regular CSU staff and faculty members $582
AD Admin Reserved Permit Reserved space permit for CSU administration $2,428
B Faculty or Staff Permit Permit for CSU staff and faculty members in specific departments which require expanded parking options $582
D Health and Medical Center Permit Permit for Health and Medical Center employees working on the CSU campus $582
E Athletic Stadium Permit Permit for designated Athletic Department employees working at the stadium $582
F Federal Permit Permit for federal employees working on the CSU campus $582
H Handicapped Commuter Student Permit Permit for long-term handicapped CSU commuter students (students who do not live on campus) $536
H Handicapped Faculty or Staff Permit Permit for long-term handicapped CSU staff and faculty members $582
H Handicapped Residence Hall Student Permit Permit for long-term handicapped CSU residence hall students $628
I International House Housing Permit Permit for Apartment Life residents 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 $176
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 $276
Q Residence Hall Student Permit Permit for CSU students living in Allison, Parmelee, or Corbett Residence Halls $628
S University Village Housing Permit Permit for Apartment Life residents living in University Village $150
T Aggie Village Family Housing Permit Permit for Apartment Life residents living in Aggie Village Family $300
U Aggie Village Housing Permit Permit for Apartment Life residents living in Aggie Village $628
W Residence Hall Student Permit Permit for CSU students living in Braiden or Newsom Halls $628
X Residence Hall Student Permit Permit for CSU students living in a residence hall $628
Z Commuter Student Permit Permit for CSU students who do not live on campus $536
CP Student Carpool Permit Permit for CSU students who split the cost of the permit to carpool and park designated carpool spaces $536
CP Employee Carpool Permit Permit for CSU faculty and staff who split the cost of the permit to carpool and park designated carpool spaces $582
LD LEED Permit 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 Permit for CSU staff, faculty, or students who drive an eligible electric vehicle and park in a designated electric vehicle parking space NA
MB Moby Arena Permit Permit for CSU staff, faculty, or students to park only in the Moby Arena lot $400
RB Research Blvd Permit Permit for CSU staff, faculty, or students to park only in the Research Blvd lot $250
XR Ingersoll Permit Permit for CSU students living in a residence hall for remote parking by Ingersoll Hall $400

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 are available 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 or 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.