Purchasing Permits

There are three ways to purchase parking permits at UCSC:

Online Purchasing
Submitting a parking permit application through our web site 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 or Mastercard. 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.

Main Entrance Kiosk
Between the hours of 7:00am–1:00pm, Monday through Friday, visitors and eligible employees may purchase a temporary one-day permit from the Main Entrance Kiosk located on Coolidge Drive. From 1:00pm–5:00pm all permits must be purchased at the TAPS Sales Office located in the H Barn.

map of parking permit sales locations