Parking at San Jose State University


Parking at SJSU

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Effective July 1, 2019, Parking Services at San Jose State University will start using virtual permits.

Virtual permits allow you to park in your designated area without being required to display a physical permit. The license plate registered when purchasing your parking session will become your virtual parking permit. As each vehicle's license plate is used as your parking permit, license plates must be registered precisely to avoid being issued a citation. Errors in license plate registration are the responsibility of the registrant and will cause the issuance of a violation. You can register up to three vehicles on your permit. Only one vehicle is allowed on campus at a time. Paid parking session is required at all times when parking on campus. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. License Plate Recognition (LPR) verifies parking session in all garages and lots. SJSU LPR Usage and Privacy Policy can be found at

Benefits of Virtual Permits

  • Eliminates the requirement to display physical permits and the need to move permits from vehicle-to vehicle

  • Eliminates the need to come to the Office to pick up physical permits. No More Lines!!!

  • Easy to upgrade or downgrade semester or academic virtual parking permit

  • Lost or stolen permits and the associated replacement fees, police reports, and processing times will be eliminated

  • Your permit is active as soon as the permit effective date

  • No more forgetting your permit or worrying about a permit being displayed improperly

No physical parking permit will be sold at the Bursar's Office. Student parking virtual permits are available for sale through Parking Online Services. For more information, please visit Parking Services, e-mail, or call 408-924-6556.

Student virtual permits purchased online with a credit card are active as soon as the permit effective date. For other form of payment, please contact Parking Services.

Please note that parking permits do not guarantee on-campus parking availability during peak periods (typically Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm). During peak periods, commuters are encouraged to use Transportation Alternatives (see next section) or the Park & Ride Lot located at 1281 S. 7th St.

Parking Services
University Police Building

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