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Buying a Parking Permit

Parking permits are sold online and in parking offices. See parking permits to find out where specific permits are sold.

Parking offices are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are unable to purchase a permit online, you can schedule an office appointment between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m weekdays.

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Note: Student permits are only available online. If you have questions about online sales, contact the parking office,, or (858) 534-4223.

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Buy a Permit

To purchase a parking permit, you'll need:

  • Your vehicle information (make, model, and license plate number)
  • Campus ID (for most student, staff, and faculty permits)
  • Online purchase requires:
    • Single Sign-On access
    • A valid Visa, Mastercard, American Express card or student account
    • Access to a printer to print your receipt, which serves as a temporary permit for 7 business days, until you receive your permit by mail

Payroll Permits

  • Are prorated on the 1st and 16th each month
  • Require payment with monthly payroll deductions
  • Expire on June 30, 2022
  • Payroll deductions for permits will continue until you submit a Cancellation/Refund Form (PDF) to the parking office.

Consecutive Day Permits

  • Replace monthly, quarterly and annual options
  • Choose the exact dates you need a permit — 30 days to 365 days
  • Days are sold at a discounted daily rate that reflects the understanding that you will not be parking seven days a week unless you live on campus.


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