Current Parking Permit Options for Students

November 15, 2018

Due to an increase in demand for R permits for the 2018-2019 academic year, we have reached the upper limit for R parking capacity, and have therefore suspended long-term R permit sales. We'll monitor utilization in our remote lots; if utilization allows, we will consider releasing additional permits for sale to those on the waitlist. 

Daily R Permit Sales
Daily R permits may be available to parking-eligible students if lots have capacity. A certain number of daily R permits are offered on a first come, first serve basis each day. Stop by the TAPS Sales Office (starting at 7:00am Monday – Friday) to check availability.

Other Permit Options
Long-term NC Night Commuter permits are currently available and allow eligible commuting undergraduates access to the Core West parking structure, the East Field House, and most college parking lots, after 4:30 p.m. The cost is $39 quarterly, or $5 nightly. To purchase a quarterly NC permit apply here. Nightly NC permits must be purchased at the TAPS Sales Office (7:00am to 5:00pm Monday – Friday).

Short-term Medical Parking
To obtain a short-term Medical permit you need to submit medical documentation to Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS). The documentation must be from a medical professional (e.g., physician, surgeon, chiropractor, optometrist, etc.), and should include the duration of the Medical parking need. Students can submit documentation for up to one month in duration directly to the TAPS Sales Office (, or call the Sales Office at (831) 459-4543 for other arrangements.

Documentation for longer than one month of Medical parking must come directly from either the Student Health Center or the Disability Resource Center.

Waitlist for Long-term Permits
A waitlist for those who still want to apply for longer-term R permits is available. To sign up for the waitlist complete the online application (, and submit a copy of your vehicle registration to

Parking Appeal for Commuting Students with Critical Need 
Commuting students with critical need for an R parking permit can download the parking appeal form for consideration by exception.

Email or call (831) 459-4543 if you have questions.