UTAPS is here to help provide a welcoming environment for event attendees. The following parking information should be helpful when planning events at Sac State.

Updated: March 2018

Attendee-Paid Permits

Provide detailed parking information to help your guests navigate and park on campus. Clearly state the following instructions in any announcements, flyers, letters, emails, etc.:
A Sac State parking permit is required to be displayed while parked on campus. To purchase a $7 daily (or $4 two-hour) parking permit:

  • Sign up for a PayByPhone account and download the app. When you arrive on campus, enter location number "5115" into the app to pay your parking fee.
  • When you arrive on campus, pay with cash or credit at any permit machine located in all student parking lots/structures; view the campus map for locations.

Your parking permit is valid in student parking spaces. The closest parking to the (event location) is (nearest student parking lot/structure). Please view driving to campus and campus map for directions. A printable campus map is also available.

Pre-Paid Permits

If you would like to purchase permits for less than 25 event attendees, visit the UTAPS office to purchase $7 daily ‘scratcher’ permits in advance. You may mail these permits to attendees in advance or distribute at the event.

If you would like to purchase permits for 25 or more event attendees, UTAPS will create a printable ePermit (PDF file) for you to distribute to your guests (email, webpage, print and handout). The parking fees must be paid in advance at a daily rate of $3 per attendee, based on the space reservation’s estimated attendance.

To request an event parking quote:

  1. Login to the Sac State Parking Portal.
  2. Click “Request Event Parking”.
  3. Submit the Event Parking Request form.

UTAPS will issue an event parking quote with payment instructions within 1 business day.

Yes, UTAPS is required by law to collect parking fees for anyone using campus parking facilities.

UTAPS is a self-supporting operation which receives no general funding. The only sources of funding are users of Sac State's transportation and parking facilities and services.  Their contributions provide the following:

  • Maximum safety and convenience in regards to transportation and parking.
  • Development and maintenance of suitable parking facilities.
  • Parking enforcement–ensuring all users are meeting the above requirements.

These facilities and services are funded by the implementation and enforcement of the following UTAPS policies.

  • Parking fees are required to be paid by every user of parking facilities.
  • Parking fees are required every day and at all times.
  • UTAPS Parking Regulations

The above policies are in accordance with Section 21113 of the California Vehicle Code, Sections 42200 and 42201 of Title 5 of the California Code of RegulationsThese policies and procedures ensure the cost of Sac State’s transportation and parking facilities is distributed equally among all its users.

No, UTAPS is required by law to collect parking fees for anyone using campus parking facilities. See “Is there a fee for event parking?” above for more information.

However, there is limited funding available for Sac State departments hosting academic related events on campus. A Sac State department may request funding of event parking fees from the All University Expense (AUE) account by reviewing the Event Parking Request for AUE Funds page.

Contact eventparking@csus.edu during initial event planning to determine the most effective parking time to hold the event. The following off-peak parking times are best:

  • After 4:30pm, Monday through Thursday
  • All Day, Friday through Sunday
  • Finals Week
  • Summer
  • Spring Recess
  • Winter Intersession
  • Academic Holidays

Parking Enforcement Officer ($35/hour, three hour minimum). A parking enforcement officer may be hired to cordon off parking spaces, greet visitors and allow access to a parking lot with the appropriate event parking permit.

Information Service Provider ($25/hour, three hour minimum). An information service provider will staff an information booth beyond standard operation hours to provide directions and distribute event parking permits.

All signs on campus need to be approved by Student Organizations and Leadership before they can be displayed and must adhere to the University Policy Manual posting requirements.  More information about posting signs on campus can be found in the Student Organization and Leadership handbook.  

UTAPS does not create, provide or display signs on campus. Contact Reprographics for sign services.

Parking related equipment such as cones, A-frames and directional signs are not available for rent. Please contact the following local business which specializes in these rentals:

Capitol Barricade
6001 Elvas Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 451-5176

Sac State shuttles are not available for charter service. Please contact the following business, which specialize in this service:

Neumann Enterprises
2676 Albatross Way, Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 993-5669

Super Shuttle
6900 Airport Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95837
(916) 929-5411


Buses must drop off and pick up passengers on Stadium Way, between the Broad Field House and the Alumni Center. Click for detailed map.

Note that buses are never allowed to park or utilize the SacRT Transit Center at the front of campus!

Monday through Thursday, buses must park on Ramona Ave. located off campus at 3001 Ramona Ave. Click for detailed map.

Friday through Sunday, buses must park in Lot 9 or Lot 10. Click for a map.

During summer session, buses must park in Lot 7. Click for a map.

For the most up-to-date information on bus parking, contact the UTAPS office at parking@csus.edu.