Parking Structure


Parking at UC Davis

Building a better, more efficient system for parking

In January 2021, Transportation Services implemented changes to our parking operations to not only modernize parking demand on campus but help us to get closer to our sustainability goals. Changes to our parking operations include implementing: 

  • ParkMobile, a pay-by-phone parking app allows drivers to conduct permit transactions from their phones. >> Learn more
  • Daily parking rates address more concerns of a campus community embracing flexible work and school arrangements. Switching from monthly permits to a daily rate will save nearly every driver money over the course of the year. >> Learn more
  • License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology is a system that scans license plates, comparing them against our database, and greatly streamlines the collection of parking rate fees. >> Learn more

Campus Parking at a Glance

Parking Zones, Rates

Transportation Services is 100% self-funded and responsible for more than just parking

No state or tuition dollars, or student fees, are put toward the maintenance of our parking structures, lots, roads, sidewalks, and pathways. That's our job, and parking revenue pays for it. Overall, the infrastructure is becoming more costly amidst an unprecedented decline in permit revenue. Daily parking fees help keep our unit operational and able to meet the demands of managing the campus’s extensive parking and transportation systems.