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

Annual permits:

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

2016/2017 Annual and Quarterly Sales Dates

Permit Type Valid Available Online
Annual A, B, S, N/W, OPH, M July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 June 25, 2016
Summer Session I S June 27 – Aug. 1, 2016 June 22, 2016
Summer Session II S Aug. 1 – Sept. 5, 2016 July 25, 2016
Summer Quarter B, S, N/W June 27 – Sept. 30, 2016 June 22, 2016
Fall Quarter B, S, N/W Sept. 12 – Dec. 31, 2016 Sept. 7, 2016
Winter Quarter B, S, N/W Jan. 1 – March 31, 2017 Dec. 26, 2016
Spring Quarter B, S, N/W March 27 – June 30, 2017 March 22, 2017
A=Faculty | B=Staff (quarterly B for grad students only) | S=Student | N/W=Night/Weekend | OPH=Off-Peak Hours | M=Motorcycle