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Visitor Parking & Registration

Visitor passes are short term and are typically only valid one day unless notated otherwise. Please note that all visitors must provide vehicle information including make, model, vehicle color, and license plate number and state in order to receive a parking permit.

Where to Register

  • Welcome Center: Visitors can register their vehicle at the Welcome Center during regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm. License plate and vehicle information will be required to register. 
  • Parking Services Office: Visitors can register their vehicle at the Parking Services Office (Illges Hall 122) during regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm. License plate and vehicle information will be required to register. After business hours, visitors may register via e-mail at parking@columbusstate.edu. Please include the make, model, and vehicle color along with license plate information (tag number and state) in the e-mail.
  • Online: Visitors may navigate to the Parking Web Portal to register their vehicle for a temporary, one-day parking permit. The vehicle's information including make, model, vehicle color, and plate number and state will be required in order to register online.
  • Request by University Employees: Departments requesting visitor, vendor, intern, or volunteer parking permits should contact Parking Services via e-mail at parking@columbusstate.edu or by telephone at 706-507-8203. Whenever possible, requests should be made at least two business days in advance and must include the vehicle's description and tag information, including license plate number and state.
  • Retired Faculty/Staff, Trustees, Alumni Board: University Advancement in conjunction with Parking Services provides a Visitor parking permit upon request to these individuals. Please visit the Parking Services Office on the first floor of Illges Hall for more information.
  • Contractors and Vendors: Companies and individuals should coordinate directly with the respective CSU academic or staff department who will then request support, including visitor permits and assigned parking locations, from Parking Services.

Displaying Tags/Permits

Permanent visitor permits should be suspended from the rearview mirror any time the vehicle is parked on campus. The hangtag must face outward from the vehicle and be totally unobstructed. If no mirror is available, the hangtag should be placed face-up on the driver-side dashboard. Paper passes should be placed on the dashboard, permit side up, and should not be obstructed by other objects on the dashboard (including a sunscreen).

Visitor Parking

  • Visitors are allowed to park in any space designated as Visitor Parking or one of the many white-lined spaces around campus. The map below can serve as a guide to find the parking lots with designated Visitor Parking spaces and the lots with white-lined spaces. Please note that a visitor's parking pass is still required regardless of the parking location.
  • Visitors are NOT allowed to park in any area that is designated as no parking, reserved, restricted, red-lined spaces, fire lanes, or bus parking only, in any loading zone for longer than the allowed loading time, or in any other areas not designated for visitors or open parking.
  • Visitors with ADA needs should have a state-issued Disability Parking permit in order to park in an ADA designated parking space. A visitor parking permit and vehicle registration with Parking Services are still required.

What to do with Citations: If a citation is received, the visitor should follow the instructions printed on the citation. If possible, visitors should bring the citation to Parking Services on the same day the citation was issued. If this is not possible, please either e-mail (parking@columbusstate.edu) or call Parking Services at 706-507-8203 for instructions.

 

Visitor Parking Map