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Parking Permits

If you plan to park, under University of California policy you must display a valid parking permit or choose daily or hourly visitor parking. You can avoid parking by using alternative transportation.

Visiting UC faculty and staff who hold permits at their home campuses may be eligible for parking discounts.

New employees are eligible for a complimentary parking permit.

Permit Options

Transportation Services offers several parking permit options for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Compare the options to select the best permit for your needs. See parking space surveys to check parking availability. Or, avoid parking by using alternative transportation.

Valid
weekdays:
 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. 4:30–11 p.m. 2:30 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Permits S SR B A M V NWE NWS OPH
Eligibility* Student Student Staff/Grad Students Faculty All All Staff/
Faculty
Students Staff
One Year $780 $780 $972 $1,116 $264 $172 $172 $660
Payroll $81/mo. $93/mo. $22/mo. $14/mo. $55/mo.
Academic Quarters $195 $195 $243**     $43  
Summer Sessions $65          
Alternate Schedule $117/qtr. $44/mo. $48/mo.      
1 Month $81 $93 $22   $55
10 Days $40 $47 $58      
1 Day $4 $4.70 $5.80 $30
*See permit descriptions below for eligibility details.
**Graduate students only

A – Faculty and Senior Staff

Who's eligible?

Staff with titles in these categories:

  • Academic
  • Manager and senior professionals (MSP)
  • Emeritus faculty and retirees
  • Designated house staff
  • Postdoctoral scholars with these title codes (payroll deduction available for title code 3252 only):
    • Postdoc-Employee (3252)
    • Postdoc-Fellow (3253)
    • Postdoc-Paid direct (3254)

Options:

  • One Year: $1,116
  • Payroll: $93/month
  • Alternate Schedule (park 3 days per week—any combination of days): $48/month [available at parking offices only]
  • 1 Month: $93
  • 10 Day (maximum 3 per quarter): $58
  • 1 Day (maximum 10 per quarter): $5.80

Purchase:

Valid A permits allow parking in these spaces:

  • A: 24/7 (reserved faculty): 24 hours daily (look for posted signs: “A permit required 24 hours a day/7 days a week”)
  • A: 24 hours daily
  • B: 24 hours daily
  • S: 24 hours daily
  • R: by permission only, 24 hours daily (look for a "Reserved ###" sign and matching stencil on the ground)
  • V: 4:30 p.m. – 7 a.m.

Note: See Lots That Require an Access Sticker.

B – Staff and Graduate Students

Who's eligible?

  • Staff with titles in these categories:
    • Academic
    • Manager and senior professionals (MSP)
    • Career and casual
    • Resident physician
    • Medical intern
  • Graduate and postdoctoral students
  • Visiting scholars

Options:

  • One Year:$972
  • Payroll (staff only): $81/month
  • Academic Quarter: $243 (graduate students only)
  • Alternate Schedule (park 3 days per week—any combination of days): $44/month [available at parking offices only]
  • 1 Month: $81
  • 10 Day (maximum 3 per quarter): $47
  • 1 Day (maximum 10 per quarter): $4.70

Purchase:

Valid B permits allow parking in these spaces:

  • B: 24 hours daily
  • S: 24 hours daily
  • A: 4:30 p.m. – 7 a.m. weekdays; all day on weekends
    • Not valid where posted: “A permit required 24 hours a day/7 days a week.”
  • V: 4:30 p.m. – 7 a.m.

Note: See Lots That Require an Access Sticker.

S – Students

Commuter students who do not live on campus can purchase this permit.

Who's eligible?

  • Undergraduate students (see Freshmen Parking)
  • Graduate and postdoctoral students
  • Visiting scholars

Options:

  • One Year: $780
  • Academic Quarter: $195
  • Summer Session (I or II): $65
  • Alternate Schedule (park 3 days per week—any combination of days): $117/quarter [available at parking offices only]
  • 10 Day (maximum 3 per quarter): $40
  • 1 Day (maximum 10 per quarter): $4

Purchase:

Valid S permits allow parking in these spaces:

  • S: 24 hours daily
  • B: 4:30 p.m. – 7 a.m.
  • A: 4:30 p.m. – 7 a.m.
    • Not valid where posted “A permit required 24 hours a day/7 days a week.”
  • V: 4:30 p.m. – 7 a.m.

Note: See Lots That Require an Access Sticker.

SR – Residential Students

Student who  live on campus, excluding first-year students, can purchase this permit. A limited number of exceptions will be allowed each quarter for first-year students with extenuating circumstances. If you need a parking permit, contact TellTPS@ucsd.edu.

Who's eligible?

Undergraduate resident students (see Freshmen Parking)

Options:

  • One Year: $780
  • Academic Quarter: $195

Purchase:

SR permits are sold online only.

Valid SR permits allow parking in these spaces:

  • S: 24 hours daily
  • B: 4:30 p.m. – 7 a.m.
  • A: 4:30 p.m. – 7 a.m.
    • Not valid where posted “A permit required 24 hours a day/7 days a week.”
  • V: 4:30 p.m. – 7 a.m.

Note: See Lots That Require an Access Sticker.

OPH – Off-Peak Hours Staff

Who's eligible?

Staff with titles in these categories:

  • Academic
  • Manager and senior professionals (MSP)
  • Career and casual
  • Resident physician
  • Medical intern

Options:

  • One Year: $660
  • Payroll: $55/month
  • 1 Month: $55

Purchase:

Valid OPH permits allow parking weekdays and all day on weekends in these spaces:

  • S: 2:30 p.m. – 9 a.m.
  • B: 2:30 p.m. – 9 a.m.
  • A: 4:30 p.m. – 9 a.m.
    • Not valid where posted: “A permit required 24 hours a day/7 days a week.”
  • V: 4:30 p.m. – 9 a.m.

Note: See Lots That Require an Access Sticker.

NWE – Night & Weekend Employee

Who's eligible?

  • Staff with titles in these categories:
    • Academic
    • Manager and senior professionals (MSP)
    • Career and casual
    • Resident physician
    • Medical intern
  • Graduate and postdoctoral students
  • Visiting scholars

Options:

  • One Year: $172
  • Payroll: $14/month

Purchase:

Valid NWE permits allow parking in these spaces:

  • S: 3 p.m. – 7 a.m.
  • B: 4:30 p.m. – 7 a.m.
  • A: 4:30 p.m. – 7 a.m.
    • Not valid where posted “A permit required 24 hours a day/7 days a week.”
  • V: 4:30 p.m. – 7 a.m.

Note: See Lots That Require an Access Sticker.

NWS – Night & Weekend Student

Who's eligible?

Anyone may purchase annual and quarterly Night & Weekend Student permits.

Options:

  • One Year: $172
  • Academic Quarter: $43

Purchase:

Valid NWE permits allow parking in these spaces:

  • S: 3 p.m. – 7 a.m.
  • B: 4:30 p.m. – 7 a.m.
  • A: 4:30 p.m. – 7 a.m.
    • Not valid where posted “A permit required 24 hours a day/7 days a week.”
  • V: 4:30 p.m. – 7 a.m.

Note: See Lots That Require an Access Sticker.

M – Motorcycle

Who's eligible?

Anyone parking a:

  • Motorcycle
  • Motorized scooter
  • Motorized bike (motorbike)

Options:

  • One Year (faculty & staff): $264
  • Payroll (faculty & staff): $22/month
  • 1 Month: $22

Purchase:

Valid M permits allow parking in motorcycle spaces only.

V – Visitor

Who's eligible?

Anyone may purchase this permit at pay stations.

Rates and Payment Options

See Visitor Parking

Questions?

Contact a parking office.