Pay Stations

Our pay stations allow you to pay for parking virtually.  Follow the instructions below to purchase your permit:

  1. Take a picture of your license plate
  2. Go to the pay station and select the amount of time you would like to park
  3. When prompted, enter your license plate information
  4. Select your method of payment. 

Please note, the machine takes exact cash only - no change or refunds are provided.  If you use your credit card you are given an option to enter your cell phone number to receive a text message when your time is about to expire should you choose to extend your time.  Pay stations allow for overnight and weekend passes for guests who are visiting the campus.  Overnight perimts can be purchased for $20 and are valid until 10:00 p.m. the next day. Weekend permits can be purchased on Friday for $30 and are valid through Sunday at 10:00 p.m.

Pay stations are located next to the Parking Information Kiosk, P3 Level 1, P7 Level 2, and P12 Level 8.

Pay station permits may park in any student "S" parking stalls. Pay station permits are not valid to park in spaces marked as Faculty/Staff (F/S).  Pay station permits are not valid to park in spaces marked for Service/Vendor (S/V), Special Permit (SP), Electric Vehicle (EV), or Disabled Person (DP) unless accommpanied by a special permit, DMV placard/plate, or are actively charging in an EV space located in student parking. 
  • Parking 1 Levels 3-5
  • Parking 2B
  • Parking 2C
  • Parking 3
  • Parking 4
  • Parking 7
  • Parking 12 Levels 3-8
  • Parking 15
  • Parking 16
  • Parking 17
  • Parking 17A
  • Parking 17B
SDSU Parking and Transportation Services works directly with Associated Students to support special events occurring at Viejas Arena and Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre.  During large event days, Monday-Thursday, Parking areas 6, 7, and 12 may be closed to ensure parking capacity to support special event traffic.  Notice of closures occurs via special event closure notification on our webpage and on our closure signs.  Notice of closure signs are posted at P7 and P12 at least 3 days in advance on A Frames.  The day of the event, electrical message board signs are posted on Montezuma Road/54th Street and College Ave/Canyon Crest Drive with notifications to park east of College (P3/P4).  Pay station permit holders who are not associated with the event will be redirected to the east side of campus.  Please arrive early to campus and plan for alternative parking as needed.   

Should you have any questions, please contact [email protected]