How to get a Semester parking permit. (Click this link)

Student Semester Parking Permit Fees
 Fall/Spring: $40.00 *                             
 Summer: $15.00     
 Fall/Spring: $15.00
 Summer:  $8.00

*$30.00 Fall/Spring permit fee - For recipients of the California College Promise Grant (CCPG, formerly known as the Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver, BOGW) the $10.00 discount will be applied to student’s account automatically.

The parking fee is non-refundable once the semester or session begins. The parking permit fee is not an eligible tax credit fee.

Daily parking permits are available for $4 and can be purchased from the self-serve permit machines in all of the parking lots located on the SLO and NCC campus. Machines accept: One ($1) dollar bills only, Credit Cards, Apple & Android Pay. Permit is valid the day of purchase in any lot on either the SLO or NCC campus.

  • Where should my permit be displayed?

    Semester permits must be clearly displayed in one of the following methods:

a.  Permanently affixed on the interior lower right corner of the front windshield. (passenger side)

b.  Suspended from the rear view mirror on/in a plastic hanger.  Permit should be facing forwards, toward the front of the vehicle so it can be seen if standing in front of the car.  Plastic hangers to display the parking permit are available for purchase for $1.00 from campus police or the cashier's office. 

c.  Motorcycles or mopeds must display permits on the front forks or cowling.

        Daily permits must be placed date side up on the dashboard in clear view. 

If you have any questions regarding parking permits, please call the Cuesta College Police Department at 805-546-3205 or email us at

  • Other Parking

Disabled Parking

Disabled parking is available in each of the paved lots.  Students and staff that park in disabled parking spaces must display a  valid Cuesta parking permit and a valid disabled placard issued from the Department of Motor Vehicles.  In the event that accessible parking is unavailable, the driver may park in the nearby staff or time limited parking spaces with a valid parking permit and disabled placard properly displayed and visible at all times.

Visitors displaying a valid DMV-issued disabled placard may park without a Cuesta parking permit in disabled parking spaces that are designated "Visitor Only".  Failure to visibly display a valid DMV-issued disabled placard may result in a citation and fine, per DMV regulation.

Please Note, a Visitor is one who is not participating in classes, activities or events on campus.

20-Minute Parking

You may park in the 20 minute parking stalls without a Cuesta College permit, but please limit your visit to 20 minutes. Our parking enforcement staff monitor these areas using electronic marking devices that accurately captures the time and location of your vehicle. Parking longer than 20 minutes is subject to a citation.