CSU Parking Regulations
Colorado State University Parking Regulations are approved by the Board of Governors in accordance with the
authority of CRS 23-5-106 through 108.
Click here for a PDF copy of these regulations.
The Mission of Colorado State University Parking Services is to manage parking resources in a manner that
supports the campus activities and enhances life in the community.
All vehicles parked on the main campus must have a valid parking permit properly displayed or pay a meter. All zones are
enforced as posted.
Fines double if they are not paid or an appeal action filed as provided for in these regulations within 14 calendar days of
the date of issuance of a parking citation. Please do not ignore parking citations received while parking on campus.
Delinquent citations can result in additional fees, a hold being placed on your transcripts, and your obligation being
referred to state collections.
All officially designated parking areas are posted. If an area is not posted for parking, you may not park there. The posted
sign regulates the type of parking authorized. Do not park in areas that are not specifically marked to allow parking.
Whether marked "no parking" or not, these are "no parking" zones.
Load zones and timed zones are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Multiple citations may be issued.
Parking where you desire may be difficult at times. Please plan ahead and allow sufficient time to walk to your
desired destination. Parking is on a "first come, first served" basis. Possession of a parking permit does not guarantee
that a space will be available. Parking illegally because you could not find a legal parking space is not a valid excuse for
being illegally parked.
If your car fails to operate and you are forced to park illegally, please notify Parking Services immediately for phone
clearance. (After hours call Colorado State University Police Department at (970) 491-6425.) Vehicles having received a
warning sticker for accumulated citations are not eligible for clearance.
Allocation of parking space is determined by the Parking Services Committee and the Administration in accordance with
authority granted by the Board of Governors.
Parking Services is a self-supported auxiliary department of Colorado State University. No tax revenue, general funds,
student fees, or tuition monies are received or used for parking.
Visitor Parking Policies
Visitors are required to pay for parking either by paying a meter or purchasing a
permit. $6.00 Daily permits are available in the Moby Lot (195), the
Spruce Lot (330), the
Art Lot (505), the
University Square Lot (575), and the
Veterinary Teaching Hospital West Lot (725) in dispensers in the southeast corners of these lots (see the
Campus Parking Map). In addition, daily permits are sold at the Parking Services office
in the southwest corner of the Lake Street Garage, located at 1508 Center Avenue. Visitors may also purchase a permit for other areas on
campus for up to six months by applying at Parking Services Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visitors are responsible for
disposition of tickets they receive and should contact Parking Services for information. Visitor parking permits are for visitor use only.
Faculty/Staff/Students using a visitor permit are subject to misuse of permit fines.