Parking Enforcement

Due to limited parking on campus, parking regulations are strictly enforced, including weekends, holidays (except those outlined here), finals weeks, quarter breaks and summer. For more information, view the campus traffic and parking regulations.

Permit Requirements

Permits are required on campus. While the majority of our parking lots require permits Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM-8:30 PM, some lots also require permits for extended hours. It is important to read the signs at the entrance or check the most current campus parking map to the lot to know which permit is necessary.

Virtual parking permits (ParkMobile) will be accepted, where applicable, in lieu of displaying a physical parking permit. A Virtual parking permit means that the license plate of the parked vehicle serves as the valid permit authorizing parking in specified locations, for a specific time. On the UCSC campus, virtual parking permits are available via ParkMobile in specified locations. Visit the ParkMobile page for more information.

To request Parking Enforcement in specific areas, submit this form or contact the TAPS Sales Office at (831) 459-4543 during business hours.

Printed parking maps and a list of parking regulations are available in the TAPS Sales Office.

Information About Citations and Citation Reviews

Loading/Time Zones

There are no "in-and-out privileges" in loading/time zones. These spaces are located in different areas on campus.

If you need to unload/load your vehicle in an area without a loading/time zone space please call 831-502-7942 or 831-459-2354 and provide TAPS with the following:

  • Location
  • Vehicle description (make, model)
  • License plate number

"Move-In/Out" permits are available from your college housing office.

Fire lanes and other restricted or reserved spaces WILL NOT be approved for parking for short periods of time.

Office Hours

The Transportation and Parking Services(TAPS) Sales Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00am-4:30pm, and closed on weekends and holidays.

The TAPS Sales Office is located at
1156 High Street.
H Barn (map of location)
Santa Cruz, 95064.