There are three types of student parking permits: semester, academic year (two semesters) and student residential permit.
Students with either the semester or the academic year permit may park in surface lots B1 and B2, G3 and G4, B6 (adjacent to Plummer Street), E6 on Halsted Street, and the parking structures B3, B5 (off Darby Street) G3 (off Zelzah Street) and G9. See the CSUN map for locations.
Student residential permits are ideal if you are living in Student Housing. They are valid in all student lots as well as in G10 and F10.
Permits must be displayed on the front windshield in the lower corner on the passenger side. The entire permit must be visible, showing both serial number and security features.
Purchase a parking permit through the myNorthridge Portal using an ATM/debit card or a credit card. The permit will be mailed to your home address on record within two weeks. If you lose your permit, purchase a replacement for $10 at the Department of Police Services.
Motorcycles and scooters must be registered with the Department of Police Services if you want to park on campus. If you already have a CSUN parking permit, registration is free. Be sure to bring your up-to-date DMV registration.
Metered parking is located on Lindley Avenue and on Darby Avenue. Daily permits can be purchased at the information booths, or at one of the yellow dispensers in lots B1, B6, E6 and G4 and in parking structures B3, B5, G3 and G9. See the CSUN map for locations.
Limited street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood. Pay attention to posted signs for street cleaning days and hourly limits. Curb colors are enforced at CSUN. A blue curb means that a disabled permit or placard is required, a red curb means no parking and a yellow curb means loading and unloading only.
The Amber Light Patrol is a safety service provided by the university. Parking enforcement vehicles with emergency amber-colored lights are available to assist with finding a lost vehicle, jump-starting a dead battery, or retrieving keys locked in an automobile.
Obtain an official temporary or permanent disabled placard (good for 180 days or longer with a physician's approval) by completing this form from the Department of Motor Vehicles or, if you are an AAA member, from your local AAA branch.
There is no fee for permanent placards, but temporary placards cost $6. Both require a doctor's approval.
Nearest AAA and DMV locations:
9440 Reseda Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91325
20725 Sherman Way
Winnetka, CA 91306
14400 Van Nuys Blvd.
Arleta, CA 91331