2017-18 Permit and Programs Applications

Parking-Eligible Undergraduate Student Applicants:


  • 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.


  • For your application to be processed prior to August 28, 2017, you must select the UCSC Student Account billing option.
  • If you select credit card as a payment method, we are unable to process any permit prior to August 28, 2017.

C Permits (Sold out for 2017-2018)

  • C Permits are allocated on a first come, first served basis with eligible on-campus residents given priority. If all of your preferred C Lot choices are sold out, you will automatically be issued and billed for a Remote Permit, unless you indicate on your application that you do not want an R Permit. Upon request, TAPS will create and maintain wait lists for each C Lot, and will notify students via email if your preferred lot becomes available.

To inquire about Undergraduate student parking permit availability for May and June 2017, email tapssales@ucsc.edu.

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

Graduate Student, Faculty, and Staff Applicants:

  • Permits for May and June 2017 must be purchased at the TAPS Sales Office.
  • Multi-Year Permits (see sample) do not need to be renewed at this time.
  • Online payment for R Remote permits (when paying with a credit card) is not available until August 28, 2017. Please pay in person at the TAPS Sales Office after submitting an application online. If electing to use payroll deduction to purchase an R permit, you are not required to go to the TAPS Sales Office.
  • 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.