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Visitor Information

Sacramento State hosts a variety of events and visitors are always welcome.

Parking regulations and enforcement apply to all visitors, faculty, staff and students.

Parking Permits

A Sac State virtual parking permit is required to park on campus at all times. An $8 daily (or $4 two-hour) virtual parking permit can be purchased using one of three methods below. Your license plate is your parking permit!

If you need additional information, please visit the Sacramento State Visitor Information Center in Sacramento Hall which is normally staffed Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

3 Ways To Pay For Parking


Sign up for a PayByPhone account and download the PayByPhone app. When you arrive on campus, enter location number "5115" into the app to pay your parking fee.

Permit Machine

When you arrive on campus, pay with cash (no coin) or credit at any permit machine located in all student parking lots/structures or the UTAPS office at the Welcome Center building

Parking Portal

Purchase a permit in our online parking portal.

Permit Policies

  • You must enter your license plate into PayByPhone and permit machines to purchase a permit.
  • Your virtual parking permit is valid in student parking spaces.
  • Visitors may also utilize timed parking spaces for short-term visits.

Permit Machine Locations

Permit machines located in all student parking lots/structures:

  • Student Lots 1C, 7, 8, 9, 14
  • 5th floor of Parking Structure 1
  • 3rd floor of Parking Structure 2
  • 1st and 3rd floors of Parking Structure 3
  • 3rd and 4th floors of Parking Structure 5
  • The UTAPS office at the Welcome Center building

Campus Services

Find Us

Welcome Center
Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Contact Us

Phone: (916) 278-7275