Arranging Parking for Guests

Visitors and guests may purchase a temporary 1-Day permit from the Main Entrance Kiosk located on Coolidge Drive 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. As of 7/1/17, the cost of guest parking permits is $9 per day or $4.50 per evening (after 3:30pm).
A map of both locations is available here.

Purchasing Permits for Guests
Departments can use the recharge process to order permits for their guests. A parking-specific recharge form is available for downloading. Submit a completed and signed recharge form (include FOAPAL) via email to tapssales@ucsc.edu, or via fax to (831) 459-1366. Allow up to 72 business hours for processing.

Cost of Pre-Paid Permits
- Full day guest permit: $9 (can park in A spaces)
- 4-hour permit: $4.50 (department or visitor writes in the start time)

Permit Pickup
Departments can pick up pre-paid permits to distribute themselves, or can request that permits be held at the Kiosk for guest pickup. Because parking is extremely limited at the Kiosk, please use the following guidelines in planning for your guests;
- 5 or fewer guests: direct them to the Kiosk
- 6 to 14 guests: direct them to the TAPS Sales Office (H Barn)
- 15 or more guests: please notify Event Parking at (831) 459-1097 or fill out their online event notification form. Event Parking will arrange to have student attendants stationed where your guests will park, and can sell or issue pre-paid permits to them there.

Guests can pickup pre-paid permits at the Kiosk from 7:00am–4:00pm Monday through Friday. From 4:00pm–5:00pm, they will need to go to the TAPS Sales Office. If your guest will be arriving after 5:00pm, they may need to rely on metered or paystation parking. However, please check with us, as we might be able to suggest a better alternative.

If You Keep Pre-Paid Permits at the Kiosk
Please let us know at least 24 hours in advance when you will have a guest arrive. Send us an email (tapssales@ucsc.edu), and put your department name and the date of the guest’s arrival in the subject line. We will send you a confirming email when we’ve processed your reservation. In the body of the email, please include:
- Guest name
- Date of arrival
- Type of permit (4-hour or full day)
- Department folder name
- Estimated time of arrival
- Special instructions or directions

Hours and Other Important Information
The TAPS Sales Office is open from 7:00am–5:00pm. The Kiosk is open for permit sales from 7:00am–1:00pm; from 1:00pm–4:00pm, the Kiosk is staffed by students, and is open for information and pre-paid permit distribution only.

You can check your pre-paid permit inventory anytime by email, or you can call the Kiosk from 7:00am–1:00pm.

Your permit will only be issued when your guest arrives. If the guest does not come, the permit goes back into your inventory – no need to telephone or email if there is a cancellation.

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