Parking Services has been responsible for coordinating parking on campus for more than half a century. We offer permit and metered parking and configure parking lots to make sure everyone who can park has a place to park. Parking and Transportation Services and the Parking Services committee strive to keep up with the parking needs of our ever growing campus.

Parking lots are enforced as posted. Parking citations are a necessary part of regulating our parking lots and we offer an appeals process for when unusual circumstances arise. Some lots have more than one permit type designated or rows that have different requirements from the rest of the lot. You must have a permit or pay meters year round as posted.

We are happy to assist you with any parking related questions you may have. Feel free to call us, email us, or stop by our office. We are here to help!

We offer several online services for your convenience:

Office location

Parking Services, including alternative transportation services, is located in the southwest corner of the Lake Street Garage, located at 1508 Center Avenue (on the corner of Prospect Road and Center Avenue). Please consult the campus parking map for assistance with finding our office. We can be found on the map at location J-14.

CSU Parking Services in the Parking Garage. December 16, 2010

Our mailing address is:

CSU Parking and Transportation Services
Lake Street Garage
6012 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-6012

Hours of operation

Parking Services, including alternative transportation services, is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. with extended hours until 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, except during standard university holidays.

Phone and fax

Parking Services can be contacted by phone at (970) 491-7041.

Our fax number is (970) 491-2017. We suggest calling our office to confirm successful transmission of your fax.


You can email Parking and Transportation Services at For more immediate assistance, please call us or stop by our office.

After hours

Emergency parking assistance can be obtained after hours by contacting the CSU Police Department at (970) 491-6425.

Financial operations

Parking on campus must pay for itself, due to state statute regulations (Parking Services is governed by C.R.S. § 23-5-107 and C.R.S. § 23-5-101.5). Staff, faculty, students and visitors pay for parking in one of three ways: buying a permit, paying a meter or paying a fine.

All the money collected from parking goes to support parking. No tax, tuition or fee revenue supports parking on campus. All parking maintenance and operations are supported by money collected from parking permit sales, meters and fines. Parking costs include new construction, maintenance of existing facilities, signs and enforcement.