Purchasing Permits

There are three ways to purchase parking permits at UCSC:

Online Purchasing
Submitting a parking permit application through our website is the most convenient and efficient way to purchase a parking permit. Most quarterly and annual permits can be purchased online. Payment options include Visa, Mastercard, or Discover. Payroll deduction for most types of permits is available to employees who qualify. Students may elect to pay through their UCSC Student Account. Click here to complete the online permit application.

TAPS Sales Office
All permits can be purchased at the TAPS Sales Office, located in the H Barn on the lower campus, from 7:00am–5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Students and employees purchasing a quarterly or annual permit can save time by completing an online parking permit application before picking up their permit at at the Sales Office. For questions call (831) 459-4543 or email tapssales@ucsc.edu.

All customers must wear a mask while indoors in the TAPS Sales Office.


Daily parking options are available in additional locations via ParkMobile, and parking rates will mirror those for "paper” daily permits. Previously existing ParkMobile locations will remain unchanged at this time; ParkMobile transaction fees will apply. 

A limited number of additional ParkMobile spaces for daily parking will be designated by signage on campus and viewable on the ParkMobile app in the following locations: 

Daily R Permits

Lot 104 - East Remote

Daily A Permits
    Lots 111A, 119, 126, 139A, 150B


map of parking permit sales locations