2017-18 Permit and Programs Applications

Parking-Eligible Undergraduate Student Applicants:

Permit Availability 

  • Long-term R permits have sold out. C permits have also sold out for 2017-2018.
  • Due to high demand for undergraduate student parking at UC Santa Cruz, Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) has suspended the sale of long-term (e.g., annual, quarterly, monthly, and weekly) R permits. A wait list for long-term R permits has been created. To be added to the wait list, complete the online parking permit application but do not submit payment.
  • There will be a limited number of undergraduate permits available to commuting students (i.e., those who aren't living on campus) on a daily basis as space allows. These are sold daily on a first-come, first-served basis at the TAPS Sales Office, Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm.
  • There is an appeal process for all commuting students and on-campus residential Juniors/Seniors who are eligible for parking privileges and have critical need for a long-term R permit.
  • Email tapssales@ucsc.edu if you have questions.

Permit Eligibility

  • All commuting students are eligible to apply for a parking permit.
  • Permit Eligibility status for residential students is determined by the number of units (90 units) completed by Fall 2017. Read more about the Freshman/Sophomore Residential Parking Prohibition here. Ineligible residential students with critical parking needs may pursue parking through a parking appeal before applying for a permit.
  • R and C permits are allocated on a first come, first served basis for eligible students. 

Proceed to the 2017-18 Undergraduate Student Parking Permit Application.



Graduate Student, Faculty, and Staff Applicants

  • Most multi-year permits (see sample) expire on 12/31/17; check the expiration date on your permit. New multi-year permits will be distributed by the TAPS Sales Office during November and December 2017.
  • Email tapssales@ucsc.edu if you have questions.

Proceed to the 2017-18 Grad Student, Faculty, Staff Parking Permit & Programs Application.



Retiree Applicants: 

  • Email tapssales@ucsc.edu if you have questions.
  • Please note when adding new license plates to your permit, we will require the vehicle registration to be emailed to tapssales@ucsc.edu.

Proceed to the 2017-18 Retiree Parking Permit/Bus Pass Application.