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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.

New employees are eligible for a complimentary parking permit.

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

Permit Options

Transportation Services offers several parking permit options for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Compare options to select the best permit for your needs. Check parking space availability to find where to park.

Fee Schedules

The two permit fee schedules are described below.

Schedule X

Applies to products/purchases where:

  • Purchase is completed or payment is made on or after October 1, 2019 or advance purchase is made for a product valid on or after October 1, 2019, AND
  • Purchasing individual is a UC San Diego visitor, student or faculty OR  purchasing individual is a UC San Diego staff member and does not belong to the following bargaining units or payroll groups: RA, EX, SX

Permits

S

SR

D

B

A

M

V

NW

OPH

Eligibility Overview*

Student

On-campus Resident Student

Student or Employee

Staff/Grad Student

Faculty, MSP, Post Doc

All

All

All

All

One Year

N/A

$960

N/A

$1,080

$1,236

$288

N/A

$240

$732

Payroll

N/A

N/A

N/A

$90/mo.

$103/mo.

$24/mo.

N/A

$20/mo.

$61/mo.

Academic Quarters

$240

$240

$195

$270

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Alternate Schedule

N/A

N/A

N/A

$171/qtr.
$57/mo.

$65/mo.

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

1 Month

N/A

N/A

$65

$90

$103

$24

N/A

$20

$61

10 Days

N/A

N/A

N/A

$50

$60

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

1 Day

N/A

N/A

$4

$5

$6

$4

$30

$4

$4

*See permit descriptions below for additional eligibility and permit use details. SR permits are for sale to students living in on-campus housing only and are valid in both S and SR spaces.

Notes: Employee access to D permits is on a pilot basis; payroll deduction is not available for D permits. With the exception of D permits, quarterly permits are not available to staff.

Schedule B

Applies to purchases where the purchasing individual belongs to one of the following bargaining units or payroll groups: RA, EX, SX.

Valid
weekdays:
 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. 4–11 p.m. 2:30 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Permits S SR B A M V NW OPH
Eligibility* Student Student Staff/Grad Student Faculty All All Staff/Faculty/
Student
Staff
One Year N/A N/A $972 $1,116 $264 N/A $240 $660
Payroll N/A N/A $81/mo. $93/mo. $22/mo. N/A $14/mo. $55/mo.
Academic Quarters N/A N/A $243**  N/A  N/A N/A $60  N/A
Summer Sessions N/A N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A N/A  N/A  N/A
Alternate Schedule N/A N/A $44/mo. $48/mo.  N/A N/A  N/A  N/A
1 Month N/A N/A $81 $93 $22 N/A  N/A $55
10 Days N/A N/A $47 $58  N/A N/A  N/A  N/A
1 Day N/A N/A $4.70 $5.80 N/A N/A N/A N/A
*See permit descriptions below for eligibility details.
**Graduate students only

What Permit Fees Fund

Permit revenue is used primarily for development, maintenance and operation of parking facilities. Parking proceeds also support other mobility options that reduce environmental impact  and reduce or distribute parking demand, resulting in lower development, maintenance and operating costs.

Debt payments are exclusively associated with parking facility development and capital maintenance. Over the next several years, Transportation Services is making significant investments in replacement and expansion of parking facilities. To fund these improvements, we anticipate modest annual parking permit rate increases along with a pay station rate increase in July 2021 and every four years thereafter.

use of parking fees FY 2020

use of parking fees FY 2025

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 (see fee schedules above):

  • One Year
  • Payroll
  • Alternate Schedule – park 3 days per week, any combination of days (available at parking offices only)
  • 1 Month
  • 10 Day (maximum 3 per quarter)
  • 1 Day (maximum 10 per quarter)

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
  • SR: 24 hours daily
  • D: 24 hours daily
  • R: By permission only, 24 hours daily (look for a "Reserved ###" sign and matching stencil on the ground)
  • V: 4 p.m. – 7:40 a.m. weekdays and all day on weekends
    • Never valid in Patient/Visitor spaces
    • Never valid in Gilman Parking Structure

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 (see fee schedules above)

  • One Year
  • Payroll (Career staff only)
  • Academic Quarter (graduate students only)
  • Alternate Schedule – park 3 days per week, any combination of days (available at parking offices only)
  • 1 Month
  • 10 Day (maximum 4 per quarter)
  • 1 Day (maximum 10 per quarter)

Purchase:

Valid B permits allow parking in these spaces:

  • B: 24 hours daily
  • S: 24 hours daily
  • SR: 24 hours daily
  • D: 24 hours daily
  • A: 4 p.m. – 7:40 a.m. weekdays; all day on weekends
    • Not valid where posted: “A permit required 24 hours a day/7 days a week.”
  • R: By permission only, 24 hours daily (look for a "Reserved ###" sign and matching stencil on the ground)
  • V: 4 p.m. – 7:40 a.m. weekdays and all day on weekends
    • Never valid in Patient/Visitor spaces
    • Never valid in Gilman Parking Structure

Note: See Lots That Require an Access Sticker.

S – Students

Who's eligible?

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

Options (see fee schedules above): 

  • Academic Quarter
  • Summer Session (I or II)

Purchase:

Valid S permits allow parking in these spaces:

  • S: 24 hours daily
  • D: 24 hours daily
  • B: 4 p.m. – 7:40 a.m. weekdays; all day on weekends
  • A: 4 p.m. – 7:40 a.m. weekdays; all day on weekends
    • Not valid where posted “A permit required 24 hours a day/7 days a week.”
  • V: 4 p.m. – 7:40 a.m. weekdays and all day on weekends
    • Never valid in Patient/Visitor spaces
    • Never valid in Gilman Parking Structure

Note: See Lots That Require an Access Sticker.

SR – Residential Students

Students 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. To submit an exception request, see Freshmen Parking.

Who's eligible?

Undergraduate resident students (see Freshmen Parking)

Options (see fee schedules above): 

  • One Year
  • Academic Quarter

Purchase:

SR permits are sold online only.

Valid SR permits allow parking in these spaces:

  • SR: 24 hours daily
  • S: 24 hours daily
  • D: 24 hours daily
  • B: 4 p.m. – 7:40 a.m. weekdays; all day on weekends
  • A: 4 p.m. – 7:40 a.m. weekdays; all day on weekends
    • Not valid where posted “A permit required 24 hours a day/7 days a week.”
  • V: 4 p.m. – 7:40 a.m. weekdays and all day on weekends
    • Never valid in Patient/Visitor spaces
    • Never valid in Gilman Parking Structure

Note: See Lots That Require an Access Sticker.

D – Discount

Who's eligible?

We are offering the pilot D permit at a reduced rate. While the program was originally intended for students, we are allowing faculty and staff participation on a trial basis, but payroll deduction will not be available.

  • Undergraduate students (see Freshmen Parking)
  • Graduate students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Visitors

Options (see fee schedules above)

  • Academic Quarter

Purchase:

Valid D permits allow parking in these lots and spaces:

Lots P703P704, P705, P782 and P386 (Although parking lot designations change periodically, we plan to allow D permits to park in lots for Fall Quarter 2019.)

  • D: 24 hours daily
  • S: 4 p.m. – 7:40 a.m. weekdays; all day on weekends
  • B: 4 p.m. – 7:40 a.m. weekdays; all day on weekends
  • A: 4 p.m. – 7:40 a.m. weekdays; all day on weekends
    • Not valid where posted “A permit required 24 hours a day/7 days a week.”
  • V: 4 p.m. – 7:40 a.m. weekdays and all day on weekends
    • Never valid in Patient/Visitor spaces
    • Never valid in Gilman Parking Structure

NW – Night & Weekend

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
  • Undergraduate students (see Freshmen Parking)
  • Visiting scholars

Options (see fee schedules above): 

  • One Year
  • Payroll
  • Academic Quarter

Purchase:

Valid NW permits allow parking in these spaces:

  • S: 3 p.m. – 7:40 a.m. weekdays; all day on weekends
  • D: 3 p.m. – 7:40 a.m. weekdays; all day on weekends
  • B: 4 p.m. – 7:40 a.m. weekdays; all day on weekends
  • A: 4 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 p.m. – 7:40 a.m. weekdays and all day on weekends
    • Never valid in Patient/Visitor spaces
    • Never valid in Gilman Parking Structure

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 (see fee schedules above): 

  • One Year
  • Payroll
  • 1 Month

Purchase:

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

  • S: 2:30 p.m. – 9 a.m. weekdays; all day on weekends
  • D: 2:30 p.m. – 7:40 a.m. weekdays; all day on weekends
  • B: 2:30 p.m. – 9 a.m. weekdays; all day on weekends
  • A: 4 p.m. – 9 a.m. weekdays; all day on weekends
    • Not valid where posted: “A permit required 24 hours a day/7 days a week.”
  • V: 4 p.m. – 7:40 a.m. weekdays and all day on weekends
    • Never valid in Patient/Visitor spaces
    • Never valid in Gilman Parking Structure

Note: See Lots That Require an Access Sticker.

M – Motorcycle

Who's eligible?

Anyone parking a:

  • Motorcycle
  • Motorized scooter
  • Motorized bike (motorbike)

Options (see fee schedules above): 

  • One Year (faculty, staff and students)
  • Payroll (faculty and Career staff)
  • 1 Month Day
  • 1 Day

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.