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Parking Regulations

General Information

  • Parking permits are required to park at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus. Parking is enforced Monday through Sunday, 24 hours a day.

Parking Enforcement

Parking rules and regulations are designed to: provide orderly parking for faculty, staff, students and visitors, protect pedestrians, and ensure emergency access to all buildings. Violation of these regulations can result in parking citations, immobilization or towing of your vehicle. ONLY the Department of Parking Services has the authority to waive or grant exceptions to these regulations. Parking Services will make every effort to ensure that a parking space is available to anyone who purchases a parking permit through enforcement of these regulations. Due to the limited number of parking spaces on campus, enforcement of parking regulations is important even during off-peak periods to ensure availability during peak periods. A concerted effort is made to enforce regulations as uniformly as possible.

Parking Permits

Permits may be purchased on the CSUSB Parking Services website or at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus. For questions, you may call the campus at (909) 537-5912.Daily permits can be purchased at campus permit dispensers or in the bookstore located in the Mary Stuart Rogers Gateway Building.

Violations of the parking regulations include the following:

  • No current permit/decal displayed
  • Overtime violation
  • Unauthorized parking in a space designated disabled
  • Parking in front of the construction entrance located on the north side of the parking lot
  • Displaying an altered/stolen/lost permit/decal
  • Improper parking permit display
  • Blocking access to a disabled space/ramp
  • Unauthorized parking in a services space
  • Unauthorized parking in an undeveloped area
  • Parking in a 'Red Zone' or barricaded area
  • Unauthorized parking in a reserved space
  • Double parking/parking over line

NOTE: The summarized information listed above does not amend, modify or substitute CSUSB Parking Rules and Regulations. Copies of these regulations may be obtained by calling Parking Services at (909) 537-5912. You may also request a copy of the regulations by writing to: California State University San Bernardino, Parking Services Department, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407.

How to Pay for Parking Citations

Please mail payments to:California State University, San BernardinoBursars Office5500 University ParkwaySan Bernardino, CA 92407Parking citations must be paid within 21 calendar days of the citation issue date. Payments received after that time are subject to an additional fee, a late charge, and subject to a DMV vehicle registration hold.


Individuals who receive a parking citation and believe that extraordinary or mitigating circumstances warrant waiver of their parking fine may petition the Parking Services Department for reconsideration. Parking citations may be appealed within 21 calendar days of the date of citation issue. Review of a citation may be requested by submitting a letter or a Request for Citation Review form to Parking Services. Forms are available at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus or by calling (760) 341-2883. Late fees do not accrue during the period that the appeal is under consideration.Those dissatisfied with the Parking Services decision may petition for an Administrative Hearing within 21 calendar days of the appeal decision.

Parking Services

Escort Services

  • Parking/Community Services provides escort service for any staff, faculty, guest, or student of the University.
  • To be escorted to your car, please call (760) 341-2883, ext. 78131 or ask a Community Services Officer on campus.

This FREE service is provided Monday through Friday, 7 am to 10 pm & Saturday, 7 am to 5 pm

Motorist Assistance

  • Keys Locked in Your Car?
  • Need to Jump Start Your Car?

Call for assistance at (760) 341-2883, ext. 78138.This FREE service is provided Monday through Friday, 7 am to 10 pm & Saturday, 7 am to 5 pm

Parking Staff - Security Parking Officers

Katrina McDowell - 

Julian Cansino -

The parking staff patrols the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus to: protect the campus community and visitors from safety hazards and suspicious activity, enforce parking regulations by written citations and warnings, and provide support and assistance to campus security and/or police. They may also perform services such as battery jumps/vehicle unlocks, secure campus facilities, and assisting with special events, directing traffic, disseminating information and staffing the visitor information center. They also provide training on crime prevention awareness, participate in emergency response teams, and respond to emergency situations.

For emergencies, dial (760) 341-2883 ext. 78138