Off-Campus Parking Lots

City of Santa Cruz Depot Park Lot - Parking sold out at the beginning of fall quarter 2017. Students can request to join a waitlist by calling (831) 420-6097. 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 offer parking by purchasing a quarterly or annual permit from the church office. Please phone the contact person listed for additional information.

Messiah Lutheran Church - This is a weekday commuter lot only; no overnight or weekend parking is offered. Cost - $350 annually (effective 9/1/17) 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.

Vintage Faith Church - This is a weekday commuter lot only; no overnight or weekend parking is offered. Cost - $225 from September 1 through July 1, up to 10 spaces. Hours - Monday through Friday 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Email or call (831) 429-1058 to request an application.

Peace United Church Of Christ - Parking is sold out for the 2017-2018 school year. A waitlist is open on the church website, 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 for $560 for the 2017-18 school year. Email inquiries are welcome at

High Street Community Church - Parking is sold out for the 2017-2018 school year. 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 is offered for $550 for the year, or $225 per quarter (students must contact the church office to renew for additional quarters). The purchase price of a parking permit is non-refundable. Students are required to move their cars on Sunday mornings from 7am to 1pm to provide more parking spaces for church activities. 66 permits are offered on a first come, first served basis.

Payment by cash (correct amount only; office is unable to make change), check or PayPal (through the church website is available. Please call the church office, (831) 426-0207 (during office hours) to confirm that permits are still available before paying for a permit. If Paypal is used, the student must bring a copy of their receipt when they come to pick up their permit. 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 permit. Office hours are 10am to 3pm Tuesday through Thursday.

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