If I don't have a permit, can I put a note on my dashboard?
Notes and receipts are not accepted in lieu of valid parking permits.  

I'm visiting on official business.  Do I need a permit?
All vehicles parked on the San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles campuses must have a valid parking permit. Contact the sponsoring departments’ division assistant to obtain information on how to obtain a parking permit. 

I'm a student taking only one class and do not want to purchase a semester parking permit. What should I do? 
Daily permits are available for $4 per day. Virtual daily permits can be purchased online. Physical permits can be purchased from any of the self-serve permit machines that are installed in most parking lots or from the Campus Police office on either campus. Machines accept: One dollar bills ($1) only, no coins,  Credit Cards, Apple & Android Pay. Machines do not give change. Permits purchased from the parking lot machines must be clearly displayed, date side up, on the front dashboard.  For more information on Daily parking permits click here.

I only need to be on campus for 10 minutes.  Should I purchase a daily permit? 
Students and visitors who plan to be on campus for 20 minutes or less may park in spaces marked "20-minute parking". No permit is required while parked in the 20-minute zone.  If you think your visit may take longer than 20 minutes, we suggest that you purchase a Daily parking permit for $4. For more information regarding Daily parking permits click here. 

I loaned my car to a friend and they were cited for parking in a staff space.  Am I responsible for the ticket?   
Cuesta College parking citations are forwarded to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) if they are not paid within the 30-day time limit. The DMV will not allow you to register your vehicle until the citation is paid.

Is my parking permit valid at both the San Luis Obispo campus and the Paso Robles campus?
Yes, parking permits are valid at both campuses. 

I received a parking ticket but I disagree with the grounds on which it was given to me.  How do I dispute the citation? 
You may appeal a parking citation at any time within 21 days of the date of the violation. For information on the citation appeal process, please click here.

What happens to people who refuse to pay parking citations? 
Unpaid citations are reported to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The DMV will not allow vehicles to be registered with delinquent parking citations. Vehicles with five (5) or more unpaid campus parking citations may be booted or towed from campus property and stored at owners’ expense. 

How do I get help if my car breaks down while on college property?
Please contact the Cuesta Police at (805) 546-3205 if you need assistance. 

If I drive an oversized vehicle, where can I park? 
It is recommended that oversized vehicles and buses park on the campus perimeter roadways to avoid a citation.

Where can I pay a parking citation?
Citations can be paid by mail or online

Payment can be mailed to the address below: 
Citation number or license plate number must be referenced on your check or money order. Please do not send cash. 
CUESTA COLLEGE POLICE DEPARTMENT                                     
P.O. BOX 8106                    
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA  93403-8106