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Pay by App Pilot Program

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UC San Diego allows customers to purchase parking through a number of channels including purchase by app with Parkmobile. Parkmobile recently alerted it’s individual customers and business partners, including UC San Diego, to a cybersecurity incident involving one of their computers. Limited customer data was exposed during the incident; read the latest on the Parkmobile website.

UC San Diego Transportation, in partnership with the campus Chief Information Security Officer, is reviewing the incident and Parkmobile’s response. Parkmobile does not collect or store date of birth, social security numbers, or driver’s license numbers and reports that no payment card or transactional data was accessed. We will continue to monitor this incident as Parkmobile releases additional details about what happened.

Out of an abundance of caution, Transportation Services joins Parkmobile in encouraging Parkmobile customers to update their account password. We also recommend that customers use unique passwords for each online service they use and that they periodically update passwords for all services.


  • Easy to register and use.
  • Save time and money by extending your parking session from anywhere.
  • Choose from multiple payment options.
  • Save “Favorite” and recently used zones.
  • See suggested nearby zones.
  • Set customizable parking expiration reminders.
  • Add up to five license plate numbers on your account.
  • Share with campus visitors before they arrive.
  • Park at other locations throughout San Diego.

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How to Pay by App

Park in any campus or medical center parking lot and look for the Parkmobile sign or sticker. If you don't see Parkmobile signage, use the app to locate the zone.

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  1. Once registered, enter the zone number located on stickers and signs on meters or choose from nearby zones shown.
  2. Choose your parking duration (varies by location).
  3. Confirm your information, including location, license plate, time and cost.
  4. A ticker will be displayed counting down your time remaining. You can extend your session remotely.

Watch a video demonstration.

Other Payment Options

Non-smartphone users can pay with the web app or call the toll-free number on signs or stickers.

  1. Provide your license plate number, parking zone number and payment information to start your parking session.
  2. Choose to set up email or text message alerts 15 minutes before your parking session expires.