Parking and Transportation

Visitor Parking Information

The goal of Parking and Transportation Services is to provide the best in customer service to our campus communities.  Parking on campus requires a valid CSUN parking permit. Parking on campus is open seven days a week, 24 hours-a-day, and is enforced. Parking permits are required at all times in all areas of campus. Parking permits must be properly displayed to avoid parking citations. To be valid, the parking permit must be affixed to the vehicle front inside windshield, lower corner, passenger side, while parked at CSUN.  The entire permit must be visible including serial number and security features. Parking Officers patrol all lots daily and are authorized to issue citations on vehicles that are in violation of parking rules and regulations. All rules and regulations concerning parking may be obtained at any Campus Information Booth or the Parking Office. Our Parking Officers patrol our parking areas daily. 

 

Planning Your Visit

From CA 118 Westbound:
Exit CA 118 at Reseda Blvd and turn right. Travel 200 yards on Rinaldi to Reseda Blvd. Turn right on Reseda and travel 2.5 miles south to Prairie Street. Turn left and travel one-and-a-half blocks to information booth on the left.

From CA 118 Eastbound:
Exit CA 118 at Reseda Blvd. Turn right on Reseda and travel 2.5 miles south to Prairie Street. Turn left and travel one-and-a-half blocks to information booth on the left.

From Interstate 405 Southbound:
Exit Interstate 405 at Nordhoff St. and turn right. Travel 3.2 miles to Zelzah Ave. Turn right on Zelzah. Proceed through the light to parking lot G4 on the left. Information Booth is located in the lot.

From Interstate 405 Northbound:
Exit Interstate 405 at Nordhoff St. and turn left. Travel 3.2 miles to Zelzah Ave. Turn right on Zelzah. Proceed through the light to parking lot G4 on the left. Information Booth is located in the lot.

From US 101 Westbound:
Exit US 101 at Reseda Blvd and turn right. Travel 4.5 miles, past Nordhoff Street to Prairie Street. Turn right and travel one-and-a-half blocks to information booth on the left.

From US 101 Eastbound:
Exit US 101 at Reseda Blvd and turn left. Travel 4.5 miles, past Nordhoff Street to Prairie Street. Turn right and travel one-and-a-half blocks to information booth on the left.

Visitor Parking

All persons using our parking facilities are to park in designated parking areas and spaces and, to
purchase the appropriate parking permit before parking in designated areas and spaces.

2. Daily Parking Permits may be purchased in advance from our Permit Store.  

3. Daily Parking Permits may also be purchased once you arrive on campus from a parking permit dispenser or from one of the Information Booths.  Generally, at least one information booth is open between the hours of 7:00 a.m - 9:00 p.m. Sunday - Saturday. 

Information Booth #1, located on Lindley Avenue off Nordhoff Street.
Information Booth #2, located on Prairie Street off Darby Avenue.
Information Booth #3, located off of Zelzah Avenue and Prairie Street.

4. All valid dates are printed on the face of the permits.

 

Pay by Space and Metered Parking

We provide short term parking for those persons visiting our campus for a short period of time. Permits are not valid at meters and may not be substituted for payment.

1. Pay by space lots are located in lots B4, D1, F2, and G3 Surface lot.

2. Pay by space meters may be activated by paying with coins, cash or debit/credit cards. Pay by space meters accept coins ($.05, $.10, $.25 and $1.00) and bills ($1.00 and $5.00).

3. Metered parking spaces are located in Parking Lot B5, and Residential Parking Areas.

4. All meters require coins for activation. Paper money will not activate the meter and taping the money to the meter is not acceptable form of payment. Citations will be issued for meter violations.

Parking Regulations

Please read and heed the parking instructions below or call the Parking Office.

1. Parking permits are required at all times in all areas of campus.  All persons using our parking facilities are to park in designated parking areas and spaces and, to purchase the appropriate parking permit before parking in designated areas and spaces.

2. A designated parking space is formed between (2) painted parallel lines. Unless the space is so defined, 
it is not a designated parking space.

3. Provisions of California Vehicle Code are enforced on the campus.

4. CURB COLORS ARE ENFORCED.

BLUE - Disabled Permit/Placard Required
RED - No Parking
YELLOW - Loading/Unloading Zone