How do I purchase a permit ?
 Permits can be obtained by visiting our website at https://csi.aimsparking.com/.  

How much does a permit cost?
Please visit our website for permit rates.  

Who is required to purchase a parking permit? All college employees and students, including summer, visiting, evening, full-time, part-time, continuing education, etc. are required to purchase a valid CSI parking permit.  

What are my options if I am only parking on campus occasionally?
We recognize that many of you will be enrolled in hybrid courses and/or working a hybrid schedule and therefore, we are pleased to announce that we are now offering the additional option to purchase a “Daily Parking Pass.”  Our daily parking pass will also be available to visitors and/or students looking to access amenities on campus.  Please visit our website at https://csi.aimsparking.com/ to purchase a daily pass. Please note a daily pass is limited to 15 times per semester. Once you have exceeded the limit you will be instructed to purchase a valid semester or yearly parking permit. 

All daily pass permit holders are restricted to park in lot 6. 

Can I transfer my permit to another car?
You cannot transfer permits from one vehicle to another. If you get a new car, please contact ops@csi.cuny.edu for instructions. Remember that all registered students must purchase their own permit. Households with multiple students are required to purchase a permit for each vehicle coming to campus.

Can I be denied a permit because of unpaid tickets?
Yes. All tickets must be satisfied before a permit can be purchased.

I am a student that also works for the college. Do I qualify for a staff permit and an access card?
No. Student status prevails. You will be eligible for a student permit. Only those individuals who are issued CSI Faculty/ Staff ID cards may purchase a staff permit.

How do I register for a handicapped permit?
If your vehicle has handicapped license plates, the vehicle is automatically authorized to park in any handicapped-reserved space. A valid CSI parking permit is still required.
The College of Staten Island requires, in addition to a valid CSI parking permit, every student and college employee who displays a State, County, or municipal agency handicapped hangtag to REGISTER with the Office of parking & DolphinCard Services prior to using the handicapped-reserved spaces on campus. A special permit will be issued for your vehicle that will authorize you to park in these spaces. Please contact the office for specific instructions.  Please follow up with an email to our office OPS@csi.cuny.edu with a copy of your driver’s license and a copy of your hangtag to verify handicapped credentials.

What if I don't pay tickets received?
Due to a rise in non-compliance with permit purchasing, we will be increasing enforcement monitoring, which will include immobilization of non-compliant vehicles. Vehicles with two (2) more outstanding summonses that are past the due date for payment are subject to vehicle immobilization. Additional sanctions may include placement of an academic block, which will prevent the student from registering for classes, receiving a transcript, or obtaining a diploma. Faculty and staff with one or more outstanding summonses may have a letter of advisement sent to their Department Chair, Director, or Dean. All outstanding summonses are subject to collections proceedings.

What do I do if my registered vehicle is out of commission and need to bring another vehicle on campus?  Virtual alternate vehicle passes are available through our website at https://csi.aimsparking.com/. Once your selected date range expires your virtual permit will automatically switch back to your original plate.  

Is a visitor pass good for anyone to use? No, a visitor pass can only be utilized if you are a visitor.  If you are a registered student and/or active faculty/staff member the use of a visitor pass is not authorized and can result in a summons.    

What do I do if my vehicle is immobilized?  The Barnacle immobilization system, which attaches to the vehicle windshield, will be utilized on campus. If your vehicle is immobilized, follow the instructions displayed, or contact the Parking Office immediately to discuss payment options. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO MOVE THE DEVICE OR THE VEHICLE

Do I get a physical parking permit? No, all permits are virtual, and you will not receive a physical parking permit. 

Who do I contact regarding the faculty/staff parking lot gate arms?  Please contact Public Safety with any questions or concerns regarding the gate arms.  

What happens if my vehicle is damaged while I am parked on campus?  All persons parking their vehicles on campus do so at their own risk.  Neither the College of Staten Island nor the College of Staten Island Auxiliary Services Corporation will be responsible for the loss or damage to any vehicle, its content or equipment therein.  If a situation is to occur, please reach out to Public Safety for further assistance. 

Where do my parking fees go?  Fees from parking permits are utilized for critical maintenance of parking lots, such as salting and snow removal; pothole repairs; resurfacing, striping, and painting of lots; and campus signage.

I am authorized to park in a handicapped spot, how do I register my credentials?  You will need to send a copy of your hangtag and drivers license to ops@csi.cuny.edu for validation.  You will need to send your credentials each time you renew your permit.  

Do I still require a valid CSI Parking permit if I have a handicapped hangtag? Yes, you will need to have a valid CSI parking permit to park your vehicle on campus.