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.

Forgotten Permits
If you forgot your permit, you can receive a courtesy daily permit from the TAPS Sales Office up to 5 times per fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Visit the TAPS Sales Office if you need a courtesy permit.

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.


Hourly and daily parking options are available in several locations via ParkMobile. Find out more about ParkMobile and which lots allow payment via ParkMobile.


map of parking permit sales locations