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Parking for Contractors

For parking purposes, a contractor is defined as any external company that provides construction, construction-related maintenance and repair, or utility infrastructure services to UC San Diego.

Contractors who must park on university property while performing these services may choose from several parking options, depending on the size and duration of the job. See visitor parking for daily and hourly options.

Contractor Permits

  • For contractors working onsite for 1–3 months
  • Valid in D, B, A and V spaces
  • Usually limited to 1–3 permits per project
  • Additional privileges allowed as needed, upon request in the application
  • Rate: $15/day or $176/month

Email a completed contractor permit application (PDF), signed by the UC San Diego project manager assigned to your job, to

Leased Parking Spaces

  • Reserve marked parking spaces for construction, trailer installation, temporary buildings and similar activities.
  • Each reserved space is charged at the current reserved space rate. Additional charges for setup, maintenance and area restoration may apply.
  • Your UC San Diego project manager should submit a request to at least 30 days in advance.
  • Approval is not automatic. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.


If you have questions, please contact