UC Reciprocity

The University of California campuses offer reciprocity to faculty and staff for parking permits. Each campus has a unique set of circumstances relating to various parking issues (parking spaces available, various rates, access by gate, kiosks, specific designated lots, etc.). Because of these differences, the permit holder should contact the appropriate campus parking office to arrange reciprocal parking. By contacting the campus you plan to visit in advance, faculty and staff will know what to expect before they get there.

When arriving at the campus you are visiting, stop at the Information/Parking booth or the Parking office to obtain a permit for that specific campus for which there may be a charge. This will enable the host campus to give appropriate information about available parking and additional access (i.e., mag stripe access ticket to UCLA gate-controlled areas) if needed.

Reciprocity among the UC campuses is for the purpose of expediting university business conducted by the faculty or staff member at the host campus, and is valid for no more than five consecutive days. If an employee from another UC campus is working or teaching for a period longer than five days, a permit purchase may be required.

Student permits do not have reciprocity. Students from other UC campuses must purchase parking at each individual campus according to the availability, rate, etc. for that campus. If a student from one campus (for example, UCSB) is taking a class at another campus (for example, UCLA), the student may apply for a permit according to the regulations and eligibility set forth by the host campus (for example above, UCLA).