Department Guest Permits

When Fall Semester and Spring Semester classes are in session, on-campus visitor parking can be difficult to find during peak periods, which are generally Mondays through Thursdays, between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm.

Outside of peak periods, visitors may park in and purchase Single Day and Hourly permits from self-service Permit Paystations located at the following locations:

  • North Garage (65 S 10th St, San Jose, CA 95192), Levels 3 and above.
  • South Garage (377 S 7th St, San Jose, CA 95192), Sections 2J and above.
  • West Garage (450 S 4th St, San Jose, CA 95192), All Levels

Visitor parking is available in any General parking space not designated for any other use (such as Employee parking).  Paystations accept coins, $1, $5, and $10 bills as well as Visa/MasterCard. See Parking Maps.

Visitor Parking Permit Prices
Permit Description Permit Prices
Per Half-Hour
(Maximum daily rate of $8)
Evenings after 5:30 pm (Monday - Friday) $5.00/day
All Day (Weekends & Holidays) $5.00/day
Overnight (South Garage only; permits expire at 8:00 am the following day) $10.00/night

Department Guests

  • Short-term parking spaces (allowing up to 20 or 30 minutes free parking, depending on location), are available in the North Garage, South Garage, Lot 1, Lot 4, Lot 7, and Lot 8 for loading/unloading and running short errands.
  • During peak periods, long-term visitor parking is available at off-campus public parking facilities, most of which are located along the northern and western campus perimeters.  The City of San Jose's 4th & San Fernando Garage (44 S 4th St, San Jose, CA 95113) is located across the street from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library.  Please note that off-campus public parking facilities may have different rates and hours of operation.
  • Department Guests are visitors whose parking has been arranged in advance by an inviting or sponsoring department.  Click here for more information.
  • Many public transportation agencies provide service to SJSU.  Visit Transportation Solutions or call 408-924-RIDE (408-924-7433) for more information or trip planning assistance.