Visitors and Guests to CSU San Marcos have one of three choices for parking. A parking permit is required at all times while parked on campus.

  1. Visitors may purchase a daily or timed permit in any general parking lot, or all-day permits from the Parking and Commuter Services office located in the Public Safety Building (PSB 63). For questions, please call Parking and Commuter Services at: 760.750.7500.

    Daily Rates (Yellow & Blue Pay Stations)
    Pay stations accept 1's, 5's, and quarters.
    Pay Stations are located in parking lots B, C, F, K, N, X, and the Parking Structure 1.
    • All Day permit: $9
    • 4 hour permit: $6
    • 2 hour permit: $4
  2. Visitors may utilize parking meters located in lots, B, C, E, L, P, and Z. Cost of the parking meters are $1.50 per half hour.
  3. Visitors and guests may park in any timed zone such as 3, 5, 15, or 30 minute zones.
    Daily permits should be displayed face up on the dash board of the vehicle so they are clearly visible from the outside of the vehicle; the date and time information should be displayed and clearly visible from outside of the vehicle. A citation may be issued if the permit is not properly displayed.

Driving and Parking Alternative: Mass Transit...