Campus Parking

SF State Parking ICON

SF State provides parking for student, faculty and staff, and visitors.  A valid daily or semester permit is required at ALL times in every lot.  After 5:00 p.m. and on weekends, all lots are open to the public.  See the parking map for the locations of each of these lots.

Effective, June 1, 2020, the city and county of San Francisco has begun collecting the mandated 25% parking tax from all drivers who park on campus, as ordered by they California Supreme Court.  The following daily rates reflect the city and county parking tax:

New Daily Parking Permit APP available. 

SFSU parking permits are now available to be purchased on the Flowbird Parking App.  Available to download on Apple App store or Android Apps Goggle Play.  For more information go to


Daily Student and Public Parking

Lot 20: General paid public, visitor/guest, student parking

  • Hours: 24-hours a days, 7 days a week.
  • Fee:
    • $6.25 for two hours.
    • $10.00 for the day (Daily permits expire at midnight) 
    • $20.00 for two days 
  •  Level 4i Orange to 4n Orange and the roof level are restricted to staff and faculty between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Lot 25: General paid public, visitor/guest, student parking

  •  Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., 7 days a week.
  •  Fee:
    • $6.25 for two hours
    • $10.00 for the day (Daily permits expire at midnight)
    • $20.00 for two days

Please note that exact change is required; machines do not give change. Pay stations will accept $1, $5 and $10 bills as well as credit/debit cards and the SF State OneCard. If credit/debit card is used there is a 2.75% credit card fee

Student Semester Permits:

Campus residents may purchase a semester permit for Lot 20 and Lot 25 online. See the permit page for more information.

Faculty & Staff Parking

Faculty/staff with current campus parking permits ONLY. For more information on parking permits refer to the parking permit page.

  •  Lot 1
  •  Lot 6
  •  Lot 19

Loading Zones

Loading zones are strictly enforced and limited to 20 minutes. Loading zone permits should be obtained from the Parking & Transportation Department. Buildings with Loading Zones:

  •  Library
  •  Creative Arts
  •  Facilities
  •  Thorton Hall

Motorcycle Parking

Motorcycle parking is free on campus.  Motorcycles need to be parked in designated motorcycle parking.  Spaces are available in Lot 20 parking garage and Lot 6 parking garage. 

Parking for Persons with Disabilities

  •  It is the policy of the University to provide convenient accessible parking facilities for all persons with disabilities who are members of the faculty, staff, student body, and visiting general public.
  •  A valid DP/DV license plate or placard issued by the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles AND a valid University parking permit must be displayed to park in a blue zone on campus.


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