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General Information:

Parking permits are required at all times when parking at CSUSB Palm Desert Campus. Parking is enforced Monday through Sunday, 24 hours a day. Please note there is NO GRACE PERIOD.

  • All CSUSB faculty, staff, students and guests must display a valid parking permit on vehicles parked on campus.
  • All vehicles must park in authorized paved parking areas and only in spaces marked by limit lines as a parking space. Any exception to this instruction will be posted as such. aormly as possible.

Parking Permits:

The daily parking permit rate is $6.00 (Monday thru Friday until 5:00 pm). The weekend daily parking permit rate is $3.00 (Beginning on Friday at 5:01 pm thru Sunday 10:00 pm). Daily parking permits can be purchased from any of the following locations:

  • Drive Up Permit Dispenser (Berger Drive)
  • Walk Up Permit Dispenser Parking Lot A
  • Bookstore (Inside) – Monday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. & Friday: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Via Parkmobile Mobile App (Mobile App required-Mobile App available on Google Play and the App Store) 
  • Semester and Academic Year permits may be purchased online

For questions, you may call Parking & Transportation services at 909-537-5912. 

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 & Transportation Services has the authority to waive or grant exceptions to these regulations. Parking & Transportation 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. ***A copy of the Parking Rules and Regulations can be found at Parking Rules and Regulations.*** 

How to Pay for Citations:

Pay citations online.Payments are also accepted in person at the administration office (RG-203), or by mail (Please make checks payable to CSUSB).Please mail payments to:

California State University, San Bernardino Bursars Office UH-0355500 University Parkway San 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. 

Appeals Process: 

Per the California Vehicle Code- Division 17 Offenses and Prosecution, Chapter 1 Offense, Article 3 Procedure on Parking Violations, 40215 (a) For a period of 21 calendar days from the issuance of a notice of parking violation or 14 calendar days from the mailing of a notice of delinquent parking violation, a person may request an initial review of the notice by the issuing agency. 

1st Level Appeal (Administrative Review)

Individuals who receive a parking citation and believe that extraordinary or mitigating circumstances warrant a 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 issuance. Review of a citation may be requested by submitting a Request for Administrative Review Form.  Requests may be emailed to Parking Services. This request MUST be received within in the 21 calendar days. If the Request for Administrative Review is submitted after 21 calendar days, your request will not be reviewed. Late fees are not assessed during the period that the appeal is under consideration. After submitting your request for administrative review, you will receive an email confirmation and can also check the status online

2nd Level Appeal (Administrative Hearing) 

Those dissatisfied with the results of the initial review may petition for an Administrative Hearing within 21 calendar days of the appeal decision. The hearing may take place in person or by written declaration. To Request an Administrative Hearing please contact Parking Services at (909) 537-5912 or via email. California Vehicle Code 40215(b) requires the appellant to deposit the full citation amount with CSUSB. If you are unable to pay the full amount of the parking penalty before the hearing due to financial hardship, you may apply for a Request for Waiver of Penalty Deposit. If your request is approved, a hearing will be scheduled. If the request for financial hardship status is denied, the full amount of the parking penalty must be paid before an Administrative Hearing will be scheduled.

3rd Level Appeal (Appealing the Administrative Hearing)

If you are not satisfied with the hearing officer's decision, you may appeal the decision through the Fontana District of the San Bernardino Superior Court pursuant to California Vehicle Code 40230. All appeals must be requested within 30 days from the date of the hearing officer's decision. You may file a third level appeal by appearing in person or writing a letter to the San Bernardino Superior Court. A $25.00 filing fee must be submitted to the court for each citation that you are appealing. You must also provide the court a copy of your second level administrative hearing decision. The San Bernardino Superior Court will respond via US Mail with your hearing date. The files of the citation administrative hearing decision will be submitted to the Court as evidence. If the Judge presiding over your case renders a decision to dismiss your citation, the $25 filing fee along with your parking fine will be refunded. 

Additional Services: 

Escort Services

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

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 non-emergencies, dial (760) 341-2883 ext. 78138, for emergencies dial 911.