Parking News


Upcoming Parking Impact


IMPORTANT PARKING NOTICE - SPRING:       Limited Parking and Heavy Traffic

During the first few weeks of instruction, traffic is unusually heavy and finding parking is difficult!  Please plan accordingly and consider using the SJSU Park & Ride Lot or your VTA EcoPass for public transportation.  For more information, click on the link: SJSU Parking Services Important Notice Spring 2020

Passenger Drop-off

 If you are being drop-off or dropping someone off, please utilize our new passenger loading zones that are located around the perimeter of the campus on 4th, San Fernando, 10th, and San Salvador Streets. 

A map of the SJSU Drop Off Areas can be found on our website at:


2019 Fall Semester Virtual Permits Expiring - 12/31/19 

This is a reminder that ALL 2019 Fall Semester Virtual Permits will be expired on 12/31/2019.  Please purchase a valid SJSU parking permit if you are going to park on campus after 12/31/2019.  Please note:  Paid parking session is required at all times when parking on campus. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

2020 Winter Session Permit available for purchase

2020 Winter Session virtual permits (effective 01/01/20 - 01/18/20) are available for purchase through SJSU Parking Services Online and at the Parking Services Office (cash or check only).

2020 Spring Semester Virtual Permits available for purchase starting 12/15/19

2020 Spring Semester Virtual Permits (effective 01/18/20 - 05/31/20) will be available for purchase through SJSU Parking Services Online starting 12/15/19.  You may also purchase these permits at the Parking Services Office (cash or check only) beginning 12/16/19.

Lot 8

Effective 09/03/19, Lot 8 will be converted to short term parking only.  Employees will need to relocate to one of the parking structures.

Pay Station Refunds Policy

Effective 09/04/19, parking pay stations take exact change only.  No change is dispensed.  No refunds for overpayment transactions.  Make sure you have exact cash amount if you pay cash via pay stations.  Pay stations except Visa and Mastercard.

Perimeter Parking

Attention: As of 08/15/2019, SJSU permits are NOT VALID on On-street parking around the campus.

Virtual parking permits for new permit purchases 

Effective July 1, 2019, Parking Services at San Jose State University will start using virtual permits for students, MPP’s, Confidential employees, Auxiliary employees, Emeritus faculties, visitors, contractors, and vendors. 

Virtual permits allow you to park in your designated area without being required to display a physical permit.  With virtual permits, you will NOT need to come to Parking Services office to pick up your permit or wait for a physical permit to arrive in the mail. The license plate registered when purchasing your parking session will become your virtual parking permit, and your permit will be valid as soon as the first effective date of your permit. As each vehicle’s license plate is used as your parking permit, license plates must be registered precisely to avoid being issued a citation. Errors in license plate registration are the responsibility of the registrant and will cause the issuance of a violation. You can register up to three vehicles on your permit; however, only one vehicle is allowed on campus at a timeIf more than one vehicle found on campus without the purchase of additional permit, both vehicles will be cited for Misuse of Parking Permit.  Paid parking session is required at all times when parking on campus. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  License Plate Recognition (LPR) verifies parking session in all garages and lots.  For additional information visit SJSU Virtual Permit FAQ.

2020 Spring Semester Student Virtual Parking Permits

2020 Spring Student Commuter and Student Housing virtual parking permits are available for purchase through SJSU Parking Services Online and at the Parking Services office starting December 15, 2019.

Please note: The parking permits sold through the online ordering portal are virtual permits based on the vehicle license plate. Customers will NOT receive a physical permit. Also, Bursar’s office will no longer sell parking permit.  

Click for a listing of available permits and sales locations.

2020 Employee Parking Permits

2020 Spring Semester physical parking permits are available for purchase starting December 15, 2019 through the Parking Online Services website and at the Parking Services office.  All employee permit types are available for purchase at the Parking Services Office. Click for a listing of available permits and sales locations.

Employees currently on a pre-tax payroll deduction parking plan may pick up their new annual parking permit or multi-year parking permit at the Parking Services office. 

Virtual permits for employees

Due to the complex nature of the virtual permitting system and the need to resolve pre-rollout issues, Parking Services will delay the use of virtual parking permits for some employees until further notice. The virtual permits will be valid for MPP’s, Confidential employees, Auxiliary employees and Emeritus only.