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How To Purchase a Parking Permit
Online Ordering and Application
The following types of parking permits may be ordered by submitting an application through our web site (Note: Eligibility requirements apply to all online permit and bus pass purchases):
Submitting an application through our web site is the most convenient and efficient way to purchase these types of parking permits. When purchasing a permit students must submit a copy of their vehicle registration. Vehicle registrations can be emailed, faxed to 831/459-1366, or delivered in-person to the TAPS Sales Office.
Here is the link to apply for a UCSC parking permit.
Purchase a Permit at the TAPS Sales Office
The following types of parking permits must be purchased at the TAPS Sales Office
The TAPS Sales Office is located in the H Barn on the lower UCSC campus (map of location). Sales Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please note that the Sales Office closes promptly at 5:00 p.m.; customers still in line at 5:00 p.m. will need to return the next business day to conduct their transaction.
For online applications we accept Visa or Mastercard. Payroll deduction is available to staff and faculty who qualify, for most types of permits. Students may elect to pay through their UCSC Student Account (excludes all types of Temporary permits) by selecting the UCSC Student Account button in the Payment and Authorization section of the online application. Cash, checks, and Visa or Mastercard are accepted at the TAPS Sales Office.
Buying a Permit at the Main Entrance Kiosk
As of March 4, 2013, staff, faculty, visitors, and guests may purchase a temporary 1-Day permit from the Main Entrance Kiosk located on Coolidge Drive (map of location), between the hours of 7:00am and 1:00pm, Monday through Friday. From 1:00pm to 5:00pm all permits must be purchased at the TAPS Sales Office located in the H Barn. Students may not purchase permits from the kiosk.
Short-term parking is available for Pay Station spaces in Hahn Lot 101, East Field House Lot 103, the Core West Parking Lot 112, and Performing Arts Lot 126. Pay stations accept coins, dollar bills, and credit cards and the cost is $1.50/hour. Anyone may purchase short-term parking in Paystation spaces.