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University Transportation & Parking Services (UTAPS)



Sacramento State’s PayByPhone mobile payment service means that students with smartphones no longer have to wait in line to buy machine-issued daily parking permits.  PayByPhone works on iPhone, Blackberry and Android devices. When students sign up online at or by downloading the free phone app, they will supply their license plate and credit card numbers. Use the last seven digits of the VIN if license plate is not available (new vehicle).  Once on campus, they park in a student-only space, open the app, enter Sac State’s PayByPhone location number – 5115 – and their desired parking duration, either two hours or all day.  Students without a smartphone can use the service by calling PayByPhone’s toll-free number posted on the campus parking-permit machines, (866) 234-7275.  Users will get a text five minutes before their time expires, offering the opportunity to increase their parking permit duration.


How much is it?
$3.00 for 2-hours
$6.00 for All-Day

*Plus 0.35cent transaction fee.

How do I get the app?
Download the free PaybyPhone app from your smartphone app store.
Call 1 (866) 234-7275 

What is Sac State’s PaybyPhone location code?

How does it work?
The PayByPhone parking permit is linked to the vehicle’s license plate number that you specify. When the vehicle’s license plate number is checked by the parking officer, it will show the PayByPhone permit purchase. 

Where can I park?
The PayByPhone parking permit is valid in Student spaces.

Updated: February, 2015