Student Commuter Virtual Permits

Student Commuter Virtual Permits

Effective July 1, 2019, Parking Services at San Jose State University will start using virtual permits for students.  Student Commuter Virtual Permits are available for sale at a variety of price levels according to where vehicles can park, the number of days per week of usage, and the term length of permits.

Student Commuter Virtual Permit descriptions, pricing, and sales locations are listed below.  Note: Commuter virtual permits are not valid for overnight parking.  On-campus residents and vehicles requiring overnight parking must purchase an ‘H’ Virtual (Housing) Permit.


  • All Student Commuter 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.
  • Be aware of the effective and expiration dates of all decal and virtual permits to avoid being cited for parking without a valid permit.  Hourly and daily permits may be purchased from ParkMobile App or paystations when parking at all other times.
  • Please note: The parking permits sold through the online ordering portal, ParkMobile App, or Digital Paystations are virtual permits based on the vehicle license plate. Customers will NOT receive a physical permit.
  • You may register up to three vehicles under a single SJSU parking account. Only one vehicle may park on Campus at a time. If you need to have more than one vehicle on Campus at a time, the second vehicle must be registered and paid under a separate permit or day pass.  If more than one vehicle found on campus without the purchase of additional permit, both vehicles will be cited for Misuse of Parking Permit. Log in to your Parking Account to change vehicle information when driving a different vehicle.
Student Commuter Virtual Parking Permit Prices
Permit Description Permit Prices
Academic Year
(Valid from mid-August through May. Includes Winter Session. Only available in Fall.)
(Fall or Spring. Does not include Winter Session.)
2-Day A Week
(Valid on 2 specific days a week all semester.)
1-Day A Week
(Valid on 1 specific day a week all semester.)
Winter Session (3-Week Permit) $36.00/session
Summer Session (5-Week Permit) May 31 through July 5, 2019 (1st summer session) & July 6 to August 15, 2019 (2nd Session) $53.00/session
Summer Session (10-Week Permit) May 31 through August 15, 2019 $106.00/session
Park & Ride Lot
(Fall or Spring Semester)


Main Campus Pay-Station Virtual Permit Prices for Students

Permit Description Permit Prices
Per Half-Hour (Maximum daily rate of $8) $1.00/half-hour
Evenings after 5:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday) $5.00/day
All Day (Weekends & Holidays) $5.00/day
Overnight (Overnight permits expire at 7:00 a.m.) $10.00/night


Park & Ride Pay-Station Virtual Permit Prices for Students

Permit Description

(Park & Ride Pay-Station Permit not valid on main campus)

Permit Prices
Per Half-Hour (Maximum daily rate of $4) $0.50/half-hour
All Day $4.00/day