• Permit Enforcement

Parking permit enforcement begins the second week of each semester. (Fall, Spring & Summer) 

Parking is enforced Monday-Saturday, Sundays are free parking.

All vehicles are required to properly display a valid Daily Permit or Current Semester parking permit when parked on campus.

  • Picking up your Semester Permit

Student Parking Permit Price (Fall/Spring: $40.00*) (Summer $15.00) 

Types of payments: Charged to student account

In order to receive your semester parking permit, a Vehicle Registration form must be completed and submitted to CCPD each semester. (insert link to form)

  • Where Can I pick up my Semester Permit?

Permits will be ready for pick-up beginning the Monday before the semester starts and must be picked up in person at the campus you specify on the Vehicle Registration form. Office locations and hours for pick-up: SLO - Bldg. 6600A; NCC - Rm. N1021.  Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 3:30pm

  • I ordered my permit online


Simply complete and submit the Vehicle Registration form. Our staff will process your permit request. See “Where can I pick up my Semester Permit?” above.  

Where should my permit be displayed?

Student semester permits must be clearly displayed in the following methods:

a.  Permanently affixed on the interior lower right corner of the front windshield.

b.  Suspended from the rearview 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.

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


  • I'm only going to be here for an hour.

Option a. Please park in the available 20 minute parking stalls marked in green in most parking lots.

Option b. Daily Permit. Parking Lots 2, 3, Admin Loop, 4, 5, and 6 for SLO and Lot 11 and 12 at Paso Robles have kiosks available.

Forms of payment: Apple Pay, Android Pay, Credit Cards and (1$) Bills. (No, it doesn't take coins, or give change. If you need one, please call us so we can help you.)

Daily parking permits can be purchased for $4/day from the self-serve dispenser machines. Permits must be properly displayed face up on the dashboard so that the date-of-purchase is visible.


  • 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.