Frequently Asked Questions

When are parking permits required?
Where can I park on Saturday and Sunday?
Where can buses park?
What if I disagree with my parking citation?
How do I pay my parking citation?
What if I don't pay my parking citation?
Where do I buy a semester parking permit (students)?
How much is a semester parking permit (students)?
Where do I buy a staff/faculty permit?
Where do I buy a one-day parking permit?
How much is a one-day permit?
"...but I only need to park for a few minutes!"
What areas are always enforced?
What if I lost my parking permit?
Where can I park if I'm disabled? 
Where do I park for event "X"?
Can I have Building "X" or Room "X" opened?
Can I get a ride in one of your carts?
But I see other people getting rides...
Do the new cell phone laws apply on campus?


When are parking permits required?

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Where can I park on Saturday and Sunday?

  • Parking permits are not required on Saturdays, Sundays, and State holidays, except during special events.

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Where can buses park?

  • Lot Y, on the northwest corner of Barstow/Sierra Vista Ave
  • Bus Parking

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What if I disagree with my parking citation?

  • You may request an Initial Review (appeal) of your parking citation by filling out an Initial Review request.
  • Appeals can be made online, by mail, or in person at the Police Department.

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How do I pay my parking citation?

  • Payments can be made in person, over the phone, or online.

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What if I don't pay my parking citation?

  • Failure to pay or appeal a parking citation will result in one or more of the following:
    • letter to the registered owner
    • late fees
    • hold on DMV registration
    • student hold on campus

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Where do I buy a semester parking permit (students)?

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How much is a semester parking permit (students)?

  • $93 Semester (fall or spring)
  • $186 Annual (fall/spring)
  • $44 Summer

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Where do I buy a Faculty/Staff permit?

  • Faculty and Staff must buy a parking permit at the Cashier's Window in Joyal Administration Bldg
  • IMPORTANT: You must have authorization from Human Resources or Academic Personnel to buy a Faculty/Staff permit.

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Where do I buy a one-day parking permit?

  • Daily parking permit dispensers are located at the entrances to the campus, and in various parking lots.

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How much is a one-day permit?

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"...but I only need to park for a few minutes!"

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What areas are always enforced?

  • Disabled parking (blue zones)
  • Emergency parking (red zones)
  • Loading/timed zones (white zones)
  • Reserved stalls
  • Parking meters
  • Other special parking areas (signed)

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What if I lost my parking permit?

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Where can I park if I'm disabled?

  • Parking lots have clearly designated parking spaces for the disabled.

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Where can I park for event "X"?

  • Do not assume there is free parking for the event you are attending.
  • Please call the department sponsoring the event for parking information.

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Can I have Building "X" or Room "X" opened?

  • Room openings for classes are routed via the Scheduling Office, Thomas Admin Building, Room 128, 559.278-2491.
  • Groups can submit a request thru Scheduling or Student Involvement, USU 306, 559.278-2741.
  • Fresno State Police Department personnel will only open a building/room for an individual if he or she is authorized to be in the requested room.
  • more...

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Can I get a ride in one of your carts?

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But I see other people getting rides...

  • Not all carts transporting people are from the Police Department.
  • Others being transported may be part of a tour, Plant Ops, Ag Ops, the President's Office etc.

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Do the new cell phone laws apply on campus?

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