Buying a Parking Permit

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Buy a Permit

Parking permits are sold online and in parking offices. See parking permits to find out where specific permits are sold.

Note: Student permits are only available online. If you have questions about online sales, contact the parking office, parking@ucsd.edu, or (858) 534-4223.

To purchase a parking permit, you'll need:

  • Your vehicle information (make, model, and license plate number)
  • Campus ID (for most student, staff, and faculty permits)
  • Online purchase requires:
    • Single Sign-On access
    • A valid Visa, Mastercard, American Express card or student account
    • Access to a printer to print your receipt, which serves as a temporary permit for 7 business days, until you receive your permit by mail

One Year permits:

  • Are prorated on the 1st and 16th each month
  • Require full payment (with cash, check, credit card, or student account)
  • Expire on June 30, 2018

Payroll permits:

  • Are prorated on the 1st and 16th each month
  • Require payment with monthly payroll deductions
  • Expire on June 30, 2019
  • Payroll deductions for permits will continue until you submit a Cancellation/Refund Form (PDF) and surrender the permit at a parking office.

2017/2018 Annual and Quarterly Sales Dates

Permit Type Valid Available Online
One Year A, B, N/W, OPH, M July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 June 26, 2017
Payroll A, B, N/W, OPH, M July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019 June 26, 2017
Summer Session I S July 3 – Aug. 5, 2017 June 26, 2017
Summer Session II S Aug. 6 – Sept. 9, 2017 July 24, 2017
Summer Quarter B, S, N/W June 26 – Sept. 30, 2017 June 26, 2017
One Year S July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 Sept. 15, 2017
Fall Quarter B, S, N/W Sept. 18 – Dec. 31, 2017 Sept. 15, 2017
Winter Quarter B, S, N/W Jan. 1 – March 31, 2017 Dec. 18, 2017
Spring Quarter B, S, N/W March 26 – June 30, 2017 March 12, 2018
A=Faculty | B=Staff (quarterly B for grad students only) | S=Student | N/W=Night/Weekend | OPH=Off-Peak Hours | M=Motorcycle