How to Buy Parking Permits

You can purchase parking permits 4 ways:


Students and employees: Visit SJSU Parking Online Services button to buy parking permits on line.

All Student Commuters: Virtual Permits are available for purchase through SJSU Parking Online Services and Parking Services office. 

Please note: Parking permit is no longer available for sale at the Bursar’s office.

Watch the Parking Online Services video for instruction on how to purchase permits online.

Parking Services Office

parking services lobby

Visit the Parking Services Office, located in the University Police Department at 7th and San Salvador Streets. We accept cash or check only.

Permits available are:

  • Employee permits
  • Vendor permits
  • Contractor permits

Bursar's Office

Parking permit is not longer available for sale at the Bursar's Office (located in the Student Services Center). 

ParkMobile mobile app

parkmobile user     ParkMobile Logo

Parking Services recently partnered with Parkmobile to provide a service that allows users to pay for and extend parking sessions using a smartphone or web app. This service includes geo-fencing for guidance and wayfinding as well as customizable expiration reminders so you can extend your session remotely by phone.  For more information, please visit the Parkmobile App page

Permit Pay-Stations

Digital Pay StationVisitors or guests may park and purchase Virtual Single Day and Hourly permits through ParkMobile App or self-service Permit Paystations.  We recommend downloading the ParkMobile app before arriving at SJSU for faster and move convenient visitor parking payments.  Self-service permit paystations are located at the following locations:

  • North Garage (65 S 10th St, San Jose, CA 95192), 1st Floor by elevators.
  • South Garage (377 S 7th St, San Jose, CA 95192), Section 3A, Section 4H, or 1st Floor exterior.
  • West Garage (450 S 4th St, San Jose, CA 95192), section 1A and Section 3C.
  • Park & Ride lot (350 E. Humboldt St, San Jose, CA 95112), near the lot attendant's booth.

Visitor/guest virtual parking permit is valid in any General parking space not designated for any other use (such as Employee parking).  Paystations accept Visa/MasterCard and coins, $1, $5 bills (Exact change only. Paystations do not give out change.  NO REFUND WILL BE GIVEN FOR OVERPAYMENT). See Parking Maps.