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Parking structure.

Parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When you park, make sure your student permit is visible and that you’re in a spot marked Student. Additionally, CSUN is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus, and that includes all campus parking areas and inside and outside of personal vehicles. To learn more about the policy, visit the Clear the Air website.


Handicapped parking

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:

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Northridge office
9440 Reseda Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91325
(818) 993-1616

Winnetka office
20725 Sherman Way
Winnetka, CA 91306
(800) 777-0133 

Arleta office
14400 Van Nuys Blvd.
Arleta, CA 91331
(800) 777-0133


Parking permits for motorcycles and scooters must be purchased at the Department of Police Services. A copy of your DMV registration is required, and if you already have a CSUN parking permit, registration is free. Be sure to bring your up-to-date DMV registration. Motorcycle parking is only allowed in designated parking spaces

Roadside assistance

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. 

Short-term parking

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.

Street parking

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.

Student permits

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.

Where to buy

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.