Off-Campus Parking Lots

City of Santa Cruz Depot Park Lot 
The City of Santa Cruz offers off campus long-term parking at Depot Park for $125 per quarter. Depot Park is located near downtown Santa Cruz, just a short walk to a Santa Cruz Metro bus stops where students can catch a bus to campus. Applications are available at the Santa Cruz City Parking Office, 124 Locust St. (office is in the front of the Locust Street Parking Garage). Call (831) 420-6100 during business hours, Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm. A detailed location map is available at

High Street Church Parking Lots 
The following churches located on High Street, close to campus, offer parking by purchasing a quarterly or annual permit from the church office. Please phone the contact person listed for additional information.

Peace United Church Of Christ - Student parking is sold out for 2015-16; contact the church to be placed on their wait list - This parking lot is the closest to the UCSC Main Entrance, just over one block, at 900 High Street. The lot is at the front of the church, fully lit and has an on-site resident custodian. 73 long-term parking permits for 24 hr/7days a week are available now for $525 for the 2015-16 school year. Detailed information and applications are available at Weekday commuter parking for UCSC staff is offered for a quarterly or annual rate. Email inquiries are welcome at

High Street Community Church - HSCC is currently accepting applications for 2015-16 (you must call the church office before submitting an application: see contact information below) - The parking lot is approximately 3 blocks from the UCSC Main Entrance, at 850 High Street. Annual parking for 24 hours 6+ days a week (Monday through Saturday, plus Sunday afternoon) is offered for $500 for the year, or $200 per quarter (students must contact the church office to renew for additional quarters). The quarterly pass will be pro-rated if the permit is purchased in the middle of a quarter. Students are required to move their cars on Sunday mornings as a courtesy to the congregation, but may return on Sunday afternoons. 67 permits are offered on a first come, first served basis. Payment by cash (in correct amount; office is unable to make change) or check is accepted. Paypal through the church website ( is also available after calling (831) 426-0207 (during office hours) to confirm that permits are still available. If Paypal is used, the student must bring a copy of their receipt when they come to pick up their pass. Paperwork can be downloaded from the website and sent to the church prior to picking up the permit, or brought to the church office when picking up the pass. Office hours are 10am to 3pm Tuesday through Thursday. 

Presbyterian Church - This is a weekday commuter lot only; no overnight or weekend parking is offered. Cost - $50 per quarter, up to 40 spaces Hours - Monday through Friday 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call Amy at (831) 423-8770.

Messiah Lutheran Church - This is a weekday commuter lot only; no overnight or weekend parking is offered. Cost - $200 annually for the period of 7/1 through 6/30. Hours - Monday through Friday 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call (831) 423-8330 Monday through Wednesday to apply for one of 50 parking permits.

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