Grad Student Permits

B Parking Permits
Eligible Graduate students may purchase a B Parking Permit valid in most close-in parking lots and in the remote parking lots on campus. B permits may be purchased on an Annual basis, valid from July 1 through June 30; by the academic year, valid from mid-September through mid-June (dates will vary annually); or on a Quarterly, Monthly, Weekly or Daily basis. Annual, Academic year and Quarterly B permits can be purchased online; Monthly, Weekly and Daily B permits must be purchased from the TAPS Sales Office.

B Limited Day Permits
Graduate students that have a regular schedule of 1, 2, 3, or 4 days per week should consider purchasing a B Limited Day permit; valid in all B and remote parking lots on campus. This permit is offered on an annual or quarterly basis and requires a pre-designated schedule of 1, 2, 3, or 4 days per week. The permit is valid only on the days of the week the purchaser designates and schedule must remain the same for an entire period of purchase. Permits should be returned to the TAPS Sales Office for updating if days needed change. Changes to limited day permits may be made during the first two months of any quarter. Limited day permits may be augmented by purchasing a packet of scratch off permits.

Daily Scratch-Off Packets

TAPS offers daily A and R Scratch-off permit packets of 10. Scratch-off permits are non-transferrable, and non-refundable, so only purchase the minimum you think you will need in a calendar year. Each individual permit in the packet is valid only on the day chosen for use. The packets may be ordered online and picked up at the TAPS Sales Office or mailed to you. Packets are not replaceable if lost (or stolen).

Scratch off permits are designed for graduate students who occasionally need to bring their cars to campus. Purchase is limited to 50 scratch off permits per quarter until reaching a maximum of 150 permits within a fiscal year. Those needing to park more than 150 days a year are encouraged to contact the Sales Office to discuss other options that can better meet their needs.

Those enrolled in an official carpool or vanpool may purchase up to five full packets (50) of scratch-off permits per calendar year.

 

R Remote Lot Parking Permits

Eligible Graduate students may purchase an R Remote Lot parking permit valid in the East and West Remote lots on-campus, as available. Please note that the West Remote lot is often filled with vehicles of campus residents, and is not a reliable parking resource for those who commute to campus. R Remote permits may be purchased on an Annual basis, valid from July 1 through June 30; by the academic year, valid from mid-September through mid-June (dates will vary annually); or on a Quarterly, Monthly, Weekly or Daily basis. Annual, Academic year and Quarterly R permits can be purchased online; Monthly, Weekly and Daily R permits must be purchased from the TAPS Sales Office.

Buying a Parking Permit Online
Graduate students may order these types of parking permits online:

  • Annual, Academic Year, and Quarterly B Permits
  • Annual, Academic Year, and Quarterly Limited Day B Permits
  • Quarterly B and R Carpool Permits
  • Annual, Academic Year, and Quarterly B and R Carpool Permits
  • Annual, Academic Year, and Quarterly R Remote Permits
  • A Scratch-off Packets (Packet of 10)
  • Annual and Academic Year MC Motorcycle Permits
  • Annual, Academic Year, and Quarterly N Night Permits 
  • Free Remote Motorcycle Permits (no charge for permit; application is required)
  • Supplemental MC Motorcycle with Annual or Academic Year B or R Permit

Note: Annual permits are valid 7/1 to 6/30, Academic Year permits are valid 9/15/21 to 6/9/22.

When purchasing a permit students must submit a copy of their vehicle registration. The vehicle must be registered to the student or an immediate family member of the student who is not an affiliate of UCSC. Vehicle registrations can be emailed, faxed to (831) 459-1366, or delivered in-person to the TAPS Sales Office. Eligibility requirements apply to all online permit purchases.

Payment options include Visa, Mastercard, or Discover. Students may elect to pay through their UCSC Student Account (excludes all types of Temporary permits) by selecting the UCSC Student Account button in the Payment and Authorization section of the online application. 

Buying a Parking Permit at the TAPS Sales Office

The TAPS Sales Office is located in the H Barn on the lower campus (map of location). Sales Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please note that the Sales Office closes promptly at 5:00 p.m.; customers still in line at 5:00 p.m. will need to return the next business day to conduct their transaction.

Unvaccinated customers must wear a mask while indoors in the TAPS Sales Office. Masks are optional for vaccinated people.

Buying a Parking Permit at the Main Entrance Kiosk
Students enrolled during the academic year may not buy any type of parking permit at the Main Entrance Kiosk.

Family Student Housing Parking Permits
Family Student Housing residents should contact the Family Student Housing Office to obtain their FSH parking permit; parking is included in the monthly rental fee.

Graduate student residents that have more than one vehicle may purchase an R Remote permit or a B permit to park in nearby lots.

Each Family Student Housing unit is assigned one parking space to be used to park a car or motorcycle belonging to the resident or their visitor; visitors must display a valid FSH permit to park in the resident's space. All Family Student Housing parking spaces are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please check the parking designation signs for all Family Student Housing spaces to avoid a parking citation.

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