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Permit Options


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

Payroll

N/A

N/A

N/A

$90/mo.

$103/mo.

$23/mo.

N/A

$20/mo.

$61/mo.

Consecutive Day (30 days to 365 days)

N/A

$2.66/
day 

$2.16/
day 

$3/day

$3.43/
day

$0.80/
day

N/A

$0.67/
day

$2.03/
day

10 Days

$45

N/A

N/A

$50

$60

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

1 Day

N/A

N/A

$4

$5

$6

$4

$3/hr

or $30/day

$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.

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

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
  • Graduate students
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Visitors

Options (see permit pricing above):

1 Day

Purchase:

Online

Valid D permits allow parking in these lots and spaces:

Lots P703P704, P705, P782 and P386 

  • D: 24 hours daily; no overnight and weekend parking in P386
  • 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
  • Visiting scholars

Options (see permit pricing above):

1 Day

Purchase:

Online

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 below.

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 permit pricing above):

Payroll

Purchase:

Online

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 below.

Using Your Parking Permit

 

Permit holders are responsible for following parking rules and instructions when parking at UC San Diego. Follow these guidelines to avoid parking citations.

Permits are:

  • Never valid in a restricted, undesignated, patient, or reserved parking space, including where posted: “A” Permit Required 24 Hrs a Day/7 Days a week
  • Non-transferable unless registered for carpool or department use.
  • UC San Diego property—resale is prohibited
  • Not a guarantee that a space will be available. A lack of space is not considered valid justification for violation of UC San Diego parking regulations.

The permit holder is responsible for the cost of the permit from the time of purchase until it expires or you submit a Cancellation/Refund Form to the parking office.

Note: Parking on university property is at your own risk. Always lock your vehicle and remove or conceal valuables.

Look for these painted symbols on the ground to identify spaces.

  • A Faculty space
  • B Staff space
  • S Student space
  • SR Student Resident space
  • D Discount space
  • V Visitor space

Adding a Vehicle to Your Permit

  • Login to our online system.
  • Click “Vehicles” at the top of the page.
  • Click “Add Vehicle/Employee ID” at the bottom of the page.
  • Add your vehicle information (make, model, and license plate number) and click “Next.”
  • You will receive an alert that your vehicle has been associated with your permit(s). Confirm your permit number is listed.
  • If your permit number is not listed, contact a parking office for assistance.

Official Business Supplements

All approved Official Business access granted for 2020-2021 will rollover to 2021-2022. There is no application required for renewals. ONLY new access requests require an application.

Official Business access is intended to facilitate employee parking while conducting official university business only. The access is not intended to accommodate an individual’s personal parking needs. A new application is required annually.

Transportation Services offers a 2-hour and 4-hour official business options and each has different approval guidelines. Please see details below. Virtual permitting requires official business access approval prior to permit purchase.

  • 2-hour official business application requires Department Head approval (available for A, B and R permit holders only)
  • 4-hour official business application requires Department Head and Vice Chancellor approval (available for A and R permit holders only)
  • The transition to virtual permits for individual access requires this application to be completely processed prior to permit purchase as the access is included on the permit. Shared departmental access will be remain on physical permits.

The applicant is responsible for routing the Official Business Supplement Application (PDF) to approvers and submitting the approved application to parking@ucsd.edu for review.

Approval Guidance:

Approval for Official Business access should be determined on predictable and consistent parking access needs using the following criteria to determine if official business access is required to complete university business.

  • Does the applicant have meetings or university-specific commitments several times a week that require them to drive their personal vehicle to locations away from their primary worksite?
  • Could other transportation modes reasonably support this movement? Examples: Walking, shuttles, use of university vehicles, bikeshare, etc.
  • Are the meetings scheduled so tightly that walking to/from the nearest available parking for the employee permit type is unfeasible?
  • If requesting the 4-hour option, are these meetings routinely longer than 2 hours?

A valid UC San Diego A, B or R parking permit with OB access allows parking in these areas for the approved duration:

  • Service Yard spaces
  • A faculty timed zones
  • UC vehicle spaces
  • V visitor spaces
  • Where posted: “A” parking permit required 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

This supplement is NEVER valid in disabled or reserved parking spaces.

Any misuse of this supplement is prohibited and may result in loss of access/or a citation carrying a substantial fine.

Lots That Require an Access Sticker

If you plan to park in the following lots during the hours listed, you must pick up and display an access stamp or sticker (no additional fee) that affixes to your UCSD parking permit.

Lots P001–P017
Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)
  • 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily
  • SIO access is bundled into permits that are purchase through our portal. If you have been approved for this access choose the option that identifies SIO along with the permit type you are purchasing.

Lot P706
Preuss School

  • 24 hours daily
  • Preuss access is bundled into permits that are purchased through our portal. If you have been approved for this access choose the option that identifies Preuss along with the permit type you are purchasing.
Lot P384
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
  • 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. weekdays
  • Sanford Consortium access stickers are only available at Sanford Consortium. They provide stickers to UC San Diego employees who work at Sanford Consortium and purchase a UC San Diego parking permit.
Service Yard spaces
  • 24 hours daily
  • Require a Service Yard Supplement (see above)
  • Official Business supplements may be subject to time limits in Service Yard spaces (see above).

Questions?

Contact us.