Hourly and Daily Parking via ParkMobile*

As of January 14, 2022, pay stations on the residential campus have been taken off line and ParkMobile has been implemented in their place.

Please Note: At this time, ParkMobile is not accepting payment via ApplePay. You may continue to use any credit/debit card or PayPal.

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ParkMobile Availability

ParkMobile is available on the residential campus, Coastal Science Campus, and Westside Research Park. On the residential campus, parking is available for $2.50/hour, $10/day, or $5 evening/weekend flat rate in select locations plus a $0.45 transaction fee. Check the UCSC Parking Map for enforcement hours as they vary by area. Use the ParkMobile app to find the most updated zones and rates.

Non-ParkMobile permits such as A, B, C, R, event, and contractor permits are not authorized to utilize marked ParkMobile spaces without additional payment. Please observe posted signage to avoid receiving a citation.

Check for ParkMobile signage in the below zones for available spaces and areas. Failure to adhere to signage or pay ParkMobile fees in a designated area or space will result in a citation.


Are you new to ParkMobile? Get started with these 3 steps:

  • Download the ParkMobile App on the Google Play or Apple App Store and set-up your profile with license plate and payment information.
  • Enter the ParkMobile zone number.
  • Select parking duration (daily or hourly rate as applicable).

If you prefer to pay by phone, call 877-727-5718.

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  • For the purpose of enforcing parking permit requirements at UCSC, virtual parking permits (e.g., ParkMobile payments) will be accepted, where applicable, in lieu of displaying a physical parking permit. A virtual parking permit means that the license plate of the vehicle being parked serves as the valid permit authorizing parking in specified locations, for a specific time. On the UCSC campus, this is done at specified locations through a pay by phone parking application (i.e., ParkMobile), or the electronic pay machine servicing a specific location.