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Parking & Transportation: Downtown Center

Sac State Downtown Parking Lot: 304 S Street

Only valid Sacramento State virtual parking permits are honored in the 304 S Street parking lot.

  • The 304 S Street parking lot honors all valid Sacramento State parking permits issued to students, faculty, and staff who have business, classes, or work at the Downtown site when they park their vehicles there.
  • If you have business in the building, you must sign in at the Reception Area. If your vehicle needs to be moved and you cannot be located and you are not on-site, the vehicle may be towed.
  • Students, faculty, and staff can purchase a daily parking pass online at the MySacState website by following these steps:
    • My Sac State > UTAPS Parking Portal > Log In > Select Daily Students ($8) > Select Date > Select Car/License Plate > Pay Now > Checkout > Add credit card
  • Guests can purchase a virtual permit using “Guest Login”.
  • Virtual Permits: Your license plate will now serve as your permit. You can find instructions on how to register your license plate here.
  • Parking is enforced by the City of Sacramento Parking Division. Parking citations issued in the parking lot may be appealed through the City of Sacramento.
  • Parking lot space is limited. There are 63 spots in total, 4 are disabled spots.
  • For tandem parking, please pull forward in the space. Please sign in at the reception desk with your contact information and tandem space number. For prompter check-in, please provide your contact information at the following link. You will only need to do this once or if you change vehicles.

304 S Street Tandem Parking Notification

Nearby Parking

Additional short and long-term 10-hour metered parking is available in front of the building and on all surrounding streets. Parking meters take coins and credit cards.

Public parking can also be found in the following garages that are within two blocks of the building:

  • 500 R Street Garage, enter off of 5th Street, between R and S Streets.
  • Lincoln Plaza Garage (CalPERS building), enter off of Q Street, between 4th and 5th Streets.
    • Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please note: You will not be able to retrieve your vehicle after 6:00 p.m. it will be locked in the parking garage until the next business day.

Public Transportation

Sac State students ride SacRT buses and light rail at no cost with a valid One Card and Student Commuter sleeve.

Use the interactive SacRT Trip Planner to view and plan your travel to and from Sac State.

Bike Information

  • Two bike racks are available within the 304 S St. parking lot. One in the back, another behind a gate in the North East corner of the parking lot.
  • Multiple shared bike and scooter companies operate in downtown Sacramento. There are bike racks where sharables are distributed both a block North and block South of Sac State Downtown. View all nearby bike racks and sharable parking spaces.