Parking Permits

If you plan to park, you must display a valid parking permit or choose daily or hourly visitor parking. Visiting UC faculty and staff who hold permits at their home campuses may be eligible for parking discounts.

New Employees

New employees are eligible for a courtesy permit that is valid up to 10 business days. To get yours, bring your valid UCSD ID to the campus parking office during your first 60 days of employment. You will need your license plate information.

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.

Valid
Weekdays:
7 a.m. – 11 p.m. 4:30–11 p.m. 2:30 p.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Permits S B A M V VP N/W OPH
Eligibility* Student Staff/Grad
Students
Faculty All All All All Staff
Multiyear   $972/yr. $1,116/yr. $264/yr. $172/yr.  
Annual $732 $81/mo. $93/mo. $22/mo. $172 $660
Academic Quarters $183 $243**     $43  
Summer Sessions $61          
Alternate Schedule
Quarterly
$111 $132 $144      
1 Month $61 $81 $93 $22 $173 $346   $55
10 Days $41 $47 $58      
1 Day $8 $16
*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:

  • Multiyear/Annual: $93/month; $1,116/year
  • Alternate Schedule (park 3 days per week—any combination of days): $144/quarter
  • 1 Month: $93
  • 10 Day (maximum 3 per quarter): $58

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)
  • Meters (with no fee): 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.
  • V: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.

Note: See Lots That Require an Access Sticker.

B Staff & Graduate Students

Who's eligible?

Staff with titles in these categories:

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

May purchase all but multiyear permits:

  • Graduate and postdoctoral students
  • Visiting scholars

Options:

  • Multiyear/Annual: $81/month; $972/year
  • Academic Quarter: $243 (graduate students only)
  • Alternate Schedule (park 3 days per week—any combination of days): $132/quarter
  • 1 Month: $81
  • 10 Day (maximum 3 per quarter): $47
  • Off-Peak Hours
    • Annual: $55/month; $660/year
    • 1 Month: $55

Purchase:

Valid B permits allow parking in these spaces:

  • B: 24 hours daily
  • S: 24 hours daily
  • A: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. weekdays; all day on weekends
    • Not valid where posted: “A permit required 24 hours a day/7 days a week.”
  • Meters (with no fee): 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.
  • V: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.

Valid Off-Peak annual 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.”
  • Meters (with no fee) and V spaces: 4:30 p.m. – 9 a.m.

Note: See Lots That Require an Access Sticker.

S Students

Who's eligible?

  • Undergraduate students
  • Graduate and postdoctoral students
  • Visiting scholars

Options:

  • Annual: $732/year
  • Academic Quarter: $183
  • Summer Session (I or II): $61
  • Alternate Schedule (park 3 days per week—any combination of days): $111/quarter
  • 1 Month: $61
  • 10 Day (maximum 3 per quarter): $41

Purchase S permits online only.

Valid S permits allow parking in these spaces:

  • S: 24 hours daily
  • A: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.
    • Not valid where posted “A permit required 24 hours a day/7 days a week.”
  • B: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.
  • Meters (with no fee): 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.
  • V: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 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:

  • Annual: $55/month; $660/year
  • 1 Month: $55

Purchase:

Valid Off-Peak Hours 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.”
  • Meters (with no fee) and V spaces: 4:30 p.m. – 9 a.m.

Note: See Lots That Require an Access Sticker.

N/W Night/Weekend

Anyone may purchase annual and quarterly Night/Weekend permits.

Options:

  • Multiyear (faculty & staff only):  $172/year
  • Annual: $172/year
  • Academic Quarter: $43

Purchase:

Valid Night/Weekend permits allow parking in these spaces:

  • S: 3 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. (look for painted yellow squares with a black S on the ground)
  • A: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.
    • Look for painted red squares with a white A on the ground.
    • Not valid where posted “A permit required 24 hours a day/7 days a week.”
  • B: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. (look for painted green squares with a white B on the ground)
  • Meters (with no fee) and V spaces: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.

Notes: See Lots That Require an Access Sticker.

M Motorcycle

Who's eligible?

Anyone parking a:

  • Motorcycle
  • Motorized scooter
  • Motorized bike (motorbike)

Options:

  • Multiyear/Annual (faculty & staff): $264/year
  • 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

  • $1/45 minute
  • $8/day
  • $173/month

A properly dated V pay station permit provides visitor parking in the following spaces:

  • V: 24 hours daily (Look for painted white squares with a black V on the ground.)
  • B: 24 hours daily (Look for painted green squares with a white B on the ground.)
    • Valid in lot P207 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. only
  • S: 24 hours daily (Look for painted yellow squares with a black S on the ground.)
  • A: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. daily
    • Look for painted red squares with a white A on the ground.
    • Not valid where posted “A permit required 24 hours a day, 7 days a week”
  • Meters (with no fee): 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. daily
  • Never valid in: Lots P406, P411, P603, P604, and Gilman Parking Structure

Notes:

  • You need an access stamp or sticker for lots P001–P010 and P354 (see Lots That Require an Access Sticker).
  • Only pay station permits purchased inside Gilman Parking Structure are valid in that structure’s VP spaces.
  • Pay stations do not dispense change. Pay with any combination of the following:
    • Cash — $1 and $5 bills only
    • Visa, MasterCard, or American Express

VP Visitor Premium

Who's eligible?

Anyone may purchase this permit at pay stations.

Rate

  • $2/hour (pay
  • $16/day
  • $346/month

A properly dated VP pay station permit provides visitor parking in the following spaces:

  • VP: 24 hour daily (Look for painted white squares with a red VP on the ground.)
  • V: 24 hours daily (Look for painted white squares with a black V on the ground.)
  • B: 24 hours daily (Look for painted green squares with a white B on the ground.)
    • Valid in lot P207 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. only
  • S: 24 hours daily (Look for painted yellow squares with a black S on the ground.)
  • A: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. daily
    • Look for painted red squares with a white A on the ground.
    • Not valid where posted “A permit required 24 hours a day, 7 days a week”
  • Meters (with no fee): 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m. daily
  • Never valid in: Lots P406, P411, P603, P604, and Gilman Parking Structure
  • Includes access to parking in lots P406, P411, P603, Gilman Parking Structure, and the following spaces:
  • Never valid in lot P604

Notes:

  • You need an access stamp or sticker for lots P001–P010 and P354 (see Lots That Require an Access Sticker).
  • Only pay station permits purchased inside Gilman Parking Structure are valid in that structure’s VP spaces.
  • Pay stations do not dispense change. Pay with any combination of the following:
    • Cash — $1 and $5 bills only
    • Visa, MasterCard, or American Express