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Call us if you have questions at (970) 491-7041

7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekdays


Important dates for the 20-21 academic year

  • May 18 through August 23: When visiting campus during the summer you will need a parking permit or pay at a meter or pay-station to park on campus during the day. Please note that red curbs, load zones, ADA stalls, the Lake Street Garage, and some permit parking (specifically B and the Lake Street Garage) are enforced at all times.
  • August 1: 2020-21 permits are available on our website.
  • August 10 through 23: Move-in weekend. Get your permit online before classes start.
  • August 24: First day of classes

Important information about game day parking for students

Regular CSU parking permits purchased for the 2020-21 year are not valid just before or during (times to be announced) home CSU football games that will be held on campus this fall. If you are a student who lives on campus, you’ll be allowed to park on campus, but must move your vehicle for a period of time to a designated repark lot.

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.

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 six game days when the Rams play at the on-campus stadium. More information about where residence hall students should park is available through Athletics. A map outlining where students must move their vehicles during game days is available here.

More information about the game-day experience is at

On all remaining Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, parking on campus is open to the public without a required permit from Parking and Transportation Services or CSU Athletics.

Residence hall parking permit prices

  • Annual permit for vehicles: $667
  • Annual permit for remote parking: $188 (available for some halls; not valid on main campus)
  • Ingersoll west side (Lot 215) only permit: $424
  • Semester-only permit for vehicles: $376
  • One-month permit for vehicles: $94
  • Annual permit for motorcycles, mopeds or scooters: $293
  • With confirmation of medical need, permits for ADA compliant parking are available (see Medical Authorized Parking below)

Important information

  • Only one vehicle permit allowed per student.
  • Applicants wanting to have a vehicle and a motorcycle on campus at the same time may purchase one vehicle permit and one motorcycle permit. Alternatively, if only the vehicle or motorcycle will be on campus, motorcycle owners can add it to the regular vehicle permit and switch between their regular vehicle and their motorcycle.
  • Multiple license plates can be registered to one permit, but only one vehicle can park on campus at any given time.
  • Permits are issued for the sole use of the applicant and cannot be transferred to another person.
  • Applicants are responsible for all citations issued to vehicles linked to their permit.
  • Motorcycles may only park in motorcycle-designated stalls. Motorcycles may park in a meter or a pay station stall upon payment to the device.
  • Low power scooters (under 50 cc or 4476 watts) operated in Colorado must be registered with the state and must park in designated motorcycle parking and have a valid CSU parking permit.

Virtual permit enforcement

  • CSU uses a license plate based permit system.
  • Vehicles must park with license plate or temp tag visible from the drive lane.
  • Any number of vehicles may be registered to a single permit, but only one vehicle may park on campus at any time.
  • Permit holders are required to register the license plate, temporary tag or registration sticker (for scooters) of any vehicle they park on campus.
  • Customers may link their license plate, temporary tag or registration sticker for their vehicle at any time through our website (follow the links for My Parking Account and click on Manage My Permits from the menu). Vehicles no longer being used may be removed at any time.
  • Rental, loaner, or other vehicles borrowed for a short time must be deleted from the permit system promptly.
  • Parking on campus is monitored through a camera system attached to Parking and Transportation Services vehicles that scan license plates and compare them to our virtual permit database.
  • If you need to re-add a license plate or if the website gives you an error, contact our office immediately. Please call or email our office so that we can assist you with your problem in a timely fashion so you do not receive a citation.

To purchase a parking permit

  • You must have your residence hall assignment.
  • You must have your license plate, temporary tag, or scooter registration.
  • To purchase your permit, click on the “Purchase a Permit” link at the bottom of the page.
      You will be asked for your university electronic ID (EID) and password. Please read each screen carefully. Making an incorrect selection may result in receiving the incorrect permit. Permits may be paid for with MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or charged to your CSU student account.
  • If you receive the wrong permit, change residence halls, or move, come to Parking Services at 1508 Center Avenue to exchange it or request a partial refund.

Where you can park

  • The permit you are issued is based on your residence hall assignment.
    • Residents of Allison, Parmelee, and Corbett Halls are issued Q permits, valid in all Q, X and XR permit lots, marked with these signs:
      • Q PermitX PermitXR PermitXZ PermitRB Permit
    • Residents of Braiden and Newsom Halls are issued W permits, valid in all W, X and XR permit lots, marked with these signs:
      • W PermitX PermitXR PermitXZ PermitRB Permit
    • Residents of all other halls are issued X permits, valid in all X and XR permit lots, marked with these signs:
      • X PermitXR PermitXZ PermitRB Permit
    • Residents of all halls are eligible for the XR permit (availability is limited) valid in Lot 215 on the west side of Ingersoll Hall and marked with this sign:
      • XR PermitRB Permit
    • Students living on the north side of campus (in Allison, Parmelee, Corbett, Laurel Village, Westfall, and Durward) are eligible for the remote parking I permits (availability is limited), valid in all I permit lots (640, 641, and 642) off of City Park Avenue at 1400 West Elizabeth and 1500 West Plum Streets, marked with this sign:
      • I Permit
    • Parking spaces Are “first come, first serve”
      • Please be aware that residence hall parking is limited. Your parking permit does not guarantee you a parking location in any lot or in a desired location. City of Fort Collins streets surrounding the campus have restricted parking and permits may be required.
      • Avoid parking in A, B, D, E, F, IJ, MB, S, T, U or Z marked parking. You will receive a citation for parking where your permit is not valid. Watch for signs at lot entrances and specially designated rows and stalls.
        • Pay-to-ParkH PermitA PermitB PermitD PermitE PermitF PermitI PermitState and ServiceZ PermitS PermitT PermitU PermitZ PermitLoad ZonesLEED Reserved

    Visitor parking

    • Visitors to campus must abide by all parking regulations.
    • Visitors may purchase a daily permit and park in A, Q, W, X, and Z lots. Daily permits are available in our office at 1508 Center Avenue, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. with extended hours until 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday for $13 a day.
    • Most A and Z permit lots only require permits until 4 p.m. Q, W, and X permit lots require permits until 8 p.m. A, Q, W, X, and Z permit lots only require permits Monday-Friday, not on Saturday or Sunday (excluding parking garages, which are enforced 24/7).
    • Meter, pay-to-park, and pay-by-space parking is available (see marked areas on the Campus Parking Map) in many places on campus at $2 per hour.

    Bicycle registration, safety, and alternative transportation

    • Bicycle registration is mandatory with the CSU Police Department. Individuals who ride a bicycle on the CSU campus must abide by the CSU bicycle regulations. Enforcement of bicycle traffic and parking is handled by the CSU Police Department.
    • Bicycling, skateboarding and rollerblading are not permitted in campus buildings.
    • CSU police offers SafeWalk, a safe escort for any student, employee or guest, from any on-campus location to another on-campus location or a location within a three block radius of campus between dusk to dawn, 365 days a year. To request a SafeWalk (970) 491-1155.
    • Consider using alternative forms of transportation, including bicycles, skateboards, and roller blades.

    Permanent and temporary medical authorized parking

    • Permanent medical authorization parking permit process:
      • Download the medical authorization form (under Important Links below) and have your doctor fill it out and return it to our office.
      • Once we process the form, you will be able to purchase an H permit (instead of the normal Q, W, or X permits).
      • Each person is allowed to have one permit. If you purchase a Q, W, or X permit in error, please come to the Parking Office and we can exchange it for an H permit.
    • Temporary Medical Authorization parking permit process:
      • If you need ADA parking on a temporary basis and you plan on having your car on campus beyond that, first purchase a year or fall semester permit.
      • If you are away from campus, download the medical authorization form (under Important Links below) and have your doctor fill it out.
      • If you are on campus, visit the CSU Health Network in the Health and Medical Center buildng. They have the form and will fill it out.
      • Bring the form to our office and complete a permit application form (available in our office or under Important Links below). If you are unable to come to the office, you may send a representative with the signed forms.
      • If you do not currently have a parking permit, the medical permit will be priced at our monthly rate of $94.
    • CSU recognizes ADA plates and placards from all states.
      • They may only be used in ADA stalls by the registered owner or when the registered owner is a passenger.
      • A valid CSU Parking and Transportation Services permit must be purchased to park in permit areas.
      • Blue ADA meters require payment for time or for the vehicle to be linked to a valid CSU parking permit.

    Important links