For more information on Transportation Services operations, please click here. In response to the Yolo County Shelter in Place order and the Chancellor’s guidance to suspend campus operations,
Transportation Services offices and Kiosks will be closed until further notice. We will have a staff member responding to emails Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Stack Parking

Stack Parking

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 -- Stack parking services will be discontinued in Lots 25 & 47, and in the three campus Parking Structures.

During peak months, stack parking services may be offered in designated areas on campus. Please see below and read our FAQs to learn more about this program.

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  • • When in effect, drivers could continue to self-park in an available parking space where their permit is valid (just as they normally would),  but if these parking spaces all became full, attendants would be available to direct drivers to safely park on one side of a drive aisle (double-park).
    • The driver would park as directed, exit their vehicle, lock the car and provide the door/ignition key to the attendant on duty.
    • A claim ticket would be provided to the driver for reclaiming the vehicle/key later.
    • The attendant would move the vehicle only as necessary to allow safe exit by another vehicle, or to move it to a regular parking space if one became available. 

→ Questions? See Stack Parking FAQs. Or contact Transportation Services at 530-752-8277

Stack Parking

  • Is Stack parking different from valet parking?
  • Yes. When in effect, stack parking allows drivers to self-park in an available parking space where their permit is valid, just as they normally would. If these parking spaces were to fill in one of the designated stack parking locations, attendants would be available to direct drivers to park safely in an aisle. The driver would exit their vehicle, lock the car and provide the door/ignition key to the attendant on duty. A claim ticket would be provided to the driver for reclaiming the vehicle/key later. The attendant would move the vehicle only as necessary to allow safe exit by another vehicle, or to move it to a regular parking space if one becomes available. Attendants do not accept tips or collect fees of any kind. 
  • Who manages the campus stack parking program?
  • UC Davis Transportation Services has contracted with Corinthian International Parking Services to provide professional and efficient stack parking services. This company has more than 25 years of experience specializing in garage and parking lot management.
  • Where will stack parking be provided and what are the hours of operation?
  • Locations and hours of operation for stack parking services are determined based on utilization demands.

  • If I stack park my vehicle and leave my keys with the attendant, what happens if I return after their shift ends?
  • At closing, the attendant would attempt to call or send a text message with information about your keys. The attendant would ensure your vehicle is moved to a regular parking space and that the vehicle’s doors are locked, and the keys would be safely transferred to an attendant at the Pavilion District Parking Structure entrance kiosk, located on the corner of Hutchison and N. Dairy Rd.  Drivers would be able to exchange their claim check for the keys at this location, up until 9:30 p.m.  Keys left overnight would be locked in a secure facility, and could be picked up the following morning from the stack parking attendant in the lot where the vehicle was parked.

    Another option is to carry a spare key with you, which would allow you to drive your vehicle home and retrieve your keys from the attendant the following day. Drivers who know they will be returning late are encouraged to communicate this with the lot attendant, to determine if other options are available.
  • Am I required to provide my keys to a stack parking attendant, and will my car be safe?
  • Drivers who self-park in a regular parking space would not be required to leave their keys with an attendant. If the regular spaces in a parking lot/structure are full, customers would always have the option to leave the area and proceed to another available parking location. However, those who take advantage of stack parking services would park their vehicle in the aisle as directed, lock their car, and provide the key to the attendant in exchange for a numbered claim check. All keys are kept in a secure key box along with the claim tag, and attendants would be present at all times during stack parking hours. Vehicles would be released only when the appropriate claim ticket is presented. 
  • Do the attendants sell parking permits?
  • No, the attendants would be on site to manage vehicle parking and maximize the parking lot capacity. The attendants would not monitor for permits, enforce regulations or sell permits. Drivers are responsible for ensuring they have an appropriate permit for the area in which they park.
  • Could I continue to use my car cover if I stack park my vehicle?
  • The stack parking attendants would need to be able to promptly move your car on demand, and a car cover would delay this process. Drivers who want to use a car cover should self-park in a marked parking space instead of using stack parking services.
  • How many additional spaces would be created as a result of stack parking?
  • The number of spaces created by stack parking is contingent upon the parking facility’s space inventory and layout.

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