A valid UC Davis permit is required to park on campus. All parking regulations are enforced during quarter breaks and during summer. Permits must be fully displayed on the driver's side of the dashboard or on the rear view mirror in a position clearly visible to Parking Enforcement Officers. Overnight parking is prohibited without prior authorization from Transportation Services.

Permit Types and Rates (Full List)

Current permit types and rates (Effective 7/01/2019 - 6/30/2020)

PERMIT TYPE LONG-TERM* SHORT-TERM** DAILY
A $60 $65 --
C $50 $55 --
Chancellor - CH $120 $130 --
Carpool - CP2A $26 -- --
Carpool - CP3A $20 -- --
Carpool - CP2C $22 -- --
Carpool - CP3C $16 -- --
Disabled Parking - DSA $0 $0 --
Vanpool - GP $35 -- --
L $30 $35 --
Motorcycle - M $30 $35 --
Night Parking - N $30 $35 --
Campus Residents - RES $50 $55 --
Vendor - V $70 $75 $12
Daily Visitor - VP -- -- $10

* Long-Term Monthly permits are defined as 6 or more consecutive months.
** Short-Term Monthly permits are defined as 5 or fewer consecutive months.

  • Click to see Descriptions of All Permit Types
  • A Permit | Available to commuting faculty and career staff who are employed with a non-student title code. Valid in non-restricted “A” permit spaces, and at UCDMC in areas where “B” permits are honored. After 5 p.m., also valid at meters on campus. A permits may be purchased online by clicking here.

    C Permit | Available to commuting faculty, staff, and students. Valid in non-restricted “C” permit spaces. After 4 p.m., “C” permits are honored in “A” permit spaces. After 5 p.m., also valid at meters on campus. C permits may be purchased online by clicking here.

    CH Permit | Available to the Chancellor and his/her designees. Valid in reserved “CH” permit spaces and where “A” permits are honored.

    CP2A Permit (2 persons) | A carpool consisting of two staff and/or faculty members who are employed with a non-student title code and regularly participate in a registered carpool. Valid in "A" and "C" spaces anytime when carpool permit is displayed. Carpool Parking Permits (CP2A, CP3A, CP2C, CP3C) must be purchased through June 30 and are sold over the counter at Transportation Services. Permits for passengers of carpools are considered shared vehicle permits and require 2 or more persons to be registered with goCarpool. Please click here to visit the goClub (goCarpool) for more information, including steps to apply.

    CP3A Permit (3 persons) | A carpool consisting of three or more staff and/or faculty members who are employed with a non-student title code and regularly participate in a registered carpool. Valid in "A" and "C" spaces anytime when carpool permit is displayed. Commuting students may participate in CP3A carpools if the majority of carpool members are staff and faculty. Carpool Parking Permits (CP2A, CP3A, CP2C, CP3C) must be purchased through June 30 and are sold over the counter at Transportation Services. Permits for passengers of carpools are considered shared vehicle permits and require 2 or more persons to be registered with goCarpool. Please click here to visit the goClub (goCarpool) for more information, including steps to apply.

    CP2C Permit (2 persons) | A carpool consisting of two staff, faculty, and/or commuting students regularly participating in a registered carpool. Valid in "C" spaces anytime when carpool permit is displayed. Carpool Parking Permits (CP2A, CP3A, CP2C, CP3C) must be purchased through June 30 and are sold over the counter at Transportation Services. Permits for passengers of carpools are considered shared vehicle permits and require 2 or more persons to be registered with goCarpool. Please click here to visit the goClub (goCarpool) for more information, including steps to apply.

    CP3C Permit (3 persons) | A carpool consisting of three or more staff, faculty, and/or commuting students regularly participating in a registered carpool. Valid in "C" spaces anytime when carpool permit is displayed. Carpool Parking Permits (CP2A, CP3A, CP2C, CP3C) must be purchased through June 30 and are sold over the counter at Transportation Services. Permits for passengers of carpools are considered shared vehicle permits and require 2 or more persons to be registered with goCarpool. Please click here to visit the goClub (goCarpool) for more information, including steps to apply.

    GP Permit | Vanpool, available to commuting faculty, staff, and students (with a minimum of seven members) who participate in a registered vanpool. Valid in assigned Vanpool space, “A” permit spaces and after 5 p.m., also valid at meters. Please click here to visit the goClub (goVanpool) for more information, including steps to apply.

    L Permit | Available to commuting faculty, staff, and students. Must be purchased through the last day of any academic quarter/semester. Permit is restricted to one of the following areas (eligibility is determined by applicant's class/work location), after 4 p.m., also valid where A permits are honored and after 5 p.m. at meters:
       • Lot 2 (South of Mondavi Center)
       • Lot 30 (Recreation Pool)
       • Garrod Drive West of Hwy 113
       • Health Sciences Drive/Garrod Drive (Health Sciences complex)


    M Permit | For motorcycles, available to commuting faculty, staff, and students who drive a powered two-wheel motor vehicle (motorcycle). Valid for display on motorcycles and motor scooters/mopeds only. Valid only in areas designated as "M" permit parking.

    N Permit | Night-time parking, available to faculty, staff, and students. Provides parking after 5p.m. in all unrestricted spaces and at meters. Must be purchased through the last day of any academic quarter/semester. N permits may be purchased online by clicking here.

    RES Permit | For campus residents, available to student housing residents that have been provided an exception to park on campus. Restricted to one parking area as noted on permit.  After 5 p.m., also valid in unrestricted spaces and at meters on campus.

    V Permit | Available to vendors, contractors, salespersons, and consumer service representatives. Valid in areas where "A" permits are honored and in posted Vendor spaces. After 5 p.m., also valid at meters on campus.

    VP Permit | Available to daily visitors in parking area kiosks, regardless of affiliation to the university.

Single-Occupancy Vehicle Permit Types and Rates*

*Partial List--Click here to see Full List of Permit Types and Rates
Current permit types and rates
(Effective 7/01/2019 - 6/30/2020)

PERMIT TYPE LONG-TERM* SHORT-TERM**
A $60 $65
C $50 $55
L $30 $35
Motorcycle - M $30 $35
Night Parking - N $30 $35
Campus Residents - RES $50 $55

* Long-Term Monthly permits are defined as 6 or more consecutive months.
** Short-Term Monthly permits are defined as 5 or fewer consecutive months.

  • Click to see Descriptions of Drive Alone, Motorcycle, Night and Campus Resident Permits
  • A Permit | Available to commuting faculty and career staff who are employed with a non-student title code. Valid in non-restricted “A” permit spaces, and at UCDMC in areas where “B” permits are honored. After 5p.m., also valid at meters on campus. A permits may be purchased online by clicking here.

    C Permit | Available to commuting faculty, staff, and students. Valid in non-restricted “C” permit spaces. After 4p.m., “C” permits are honored in “A” permit spaces. After 5p.m., also valid at meters on campus. C permits may be purchased online by clicking here.

    L Permit | Available to commuting faculty, staff, and students. Must be purchased through the last day of any academic quarter/semester. Permit is restricted to one of the following areas (eligibility is determined by applicant's class/work location), after 4 p.m., also valid where A permits are honored and after 5 p.m. at meters:
       • Lot 2 (South of Mondavi Center)
       • Lot 30 (Recreation Pool)
       • Garrod Drive West of Hwy 113
       • Health Sciences Drive/Garrod Drive (Health Sciences complex)


    M Permit | For motorcycles, available to commuting faculty, staff, and students who drive a powered two-wheel motor vehicle (motorcycle). Valid for display on motorcycles and motor scooters/mopeds only. Valid only in areas designated as "M" permit parking.

    N Permit | Night-time parking, available to faculty, staff, and students. Provides parking after 5p.m. in all unrestricted spaces and at meters. Must be purchased through the last day of any academic quarter/semester. N permits may be purchased online by clicking here.

  • Click to see more about Single-Occupancy Permits
  • • Single Occupancy Vehicle parking permits (A, C, L, N, RES) are available for those who primarily drive alone.
    • Motorcycle parking permits (M) are for those driving a powered two-wheel motor vehicle. Permits may be purchased for both long-term (defined as 6 or more consecutive months) and short-term (defined as 5 or fewer consecutive months).
    • If you drive an electric vehicle and plan to charge your vehicle on campus, you must purchase an ELEC decal in additional to a parking permit.
    A, C, and N parking permits may be purchased online.
    Eligible staff/faculty may apply for pre-tax payroll deduction by emailing permitrenewal@ucdavis.edu or come in to the Transportation Services office in person during our regular business hours.
  • Click to see General Parking Information for Campus Residents
  • Students living in residence halls or other student/family housing are not eligible to purchase longer term campus day use permits. Vehicles registered to campus housing residents (or the resident's family name/address) may not display longer term day use campus permits and are subject to citation and additional sanctions. Permit sharing or misuse may result in citation issuance, revocation or suspension of future permit privileges, refund forfeiture, and/or a referral to the Office of Student Support and Judicial Affairs (OSSJA).

    If you would like to request an exception, please click here to download a Residence Hall Parking Policy Exception Request Form. Once form is completed, please submit per the instructions for further review.
  • Click to see information for Campus Residents of Solano Park, Russell Park, LaRue Park, The Colleges at LaRue, Primero Grove, 8th & Wake, West Village
  • Residents of these housing facilities are not eligible for longer-term campus day use permits. Residents may purchase daily permit options or a campus Night (N) permit, which is valid on campus 5–10 p.m.

    Permits for these housing areas are issued by the respective housing office and must be fully displayed in your vehicle as indicated on the permit, in a position clearly visible to Parking Enforcement Officers (Transportation Services does not provide services to the 8th & Wake property). Housing permits are not valid in campus parking areas.

    Parking regulations in these housing areas are in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including quarter breaks and the summer. Please contact your respective housing office to determine their policies in regard to visitor parking (individuals visiting on site).
  • Click to see information for Residence Hall Residents: Segundo, Tercero, and Cuarto
  • Students living in the residence halls may not bring a vehicle to campus and are expected to walk, bike or utilize public transportation.  Residence hall residents are not eligible to purchase or display longer-term campus parking permits. Visitor permits or EasyPark units may be purchased to accommodate occasional parking needs. There are many public transportation options and travel planning resources available to assist with your transportation needs. To view a detailed list, please click here to visit the Student Housing website.

    Residents who feel they have extenuating circumstances that may warrant an exception to the Student Housing Parking Policy may submit a request for an exception to Transportation Services. Appeals for reasons such as the distance one lives from home, work/class obligations, vehicle ownership, social activities, etc. will not be considered. Students who are granted an exception shall be required to park in a specific, remote parking area and will not have full campus parking privileges. An "RES" permit may be purchased for the term authorized and will provide parking in non-restricted spaces on Garrod Drive West (RL permit area) or the Hopkins District Parking Lot. After 5 p.m., “RES” permits are honored on the main campus in unrestricted permit spaces.

    A request form must be completed and submitted to Transportation Services along with a statement that details the need to have a vehicle on campus, supporting documentation to substantiate the written statement, and a copy of the vehicle registration. All forms, statements and documentation must be complete and are subject to audit and verification. Transportation Services will review and respond to requests within 2 weeks from the date of receipt. Exceptions will be granted only if there is a legitimate, documented need that other/public transportation options cannot accommodate. Residents will be required to provide Transportation Services with proof of vehicle registration at the time of permit purchase, and the vehicle license plate number will be recorded on the permit. Students are required to contact Transportation Services if their circumstances change for reevaluation of the exception. Students who misuse permits or falsify information may have current/future permit privileges revoked, waive any right to a refund, and/or be subject to other sanctions including referral to Student Judicial Affairs.

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Shared Vehicle, Carpool, Vanpool, Permit Types and Rates*

*Partial List--Click here to see Full List of Permit Types and Rates
Current permit types and rates
(Effective 7/01/2019 - 6/30/2020)

PERMIT TYPE LONG-TERM* SHORT-TERM**
Carpool - CP2A $26 --
Carpool - CP3A $20 --
Carpool - CP2C $22 --
Carpool - CP3C $16 --
Vanpool - GP $35 --

* Long-Term Monthly permits are defined as 6 or more consecutive months.
** Short-Term Monthly permits are defined as 5 or fewer consecutive months.

  • Click to see Descriptions of Permits: Carpool, Vanpool Permits
  • CP2A Permit (2 persons) | A carpool consisting of two staff and/or faculty members who are employed with a non-student title code and regularly participate in a registered carpool. Valid in "A" and "C" spaces anytime when carpool permit is displayed. Carpool Parking Permits (CP2A, CP3A, CP2C, CP3C) must be purchased through June 30 and are sold over the counter at Transportation Services. Permits for passengers of carpools are considered shared vehicle permits and require 2 or more persons to be registered with goCarpool. Please click here to visit the goClub (goCarpool) for more information, including steps to apply.

    CP3A Permit (3 persons) | A carpool consisting of three or more staff and/or faculty members who are employed with a non-student title code and regularly participate in a registered carpool. Valid in "A" and "C" spaces anytime when carpool permit is displayed. Commuting students may participate in CP3A carpools if the majority of carpool members are staff and faculty. Carpool Parking Permits (CP2A, CP3A, CP2C, CP3C) must be purchased through June 30 and are sold over the counter at Transportation Services. Permits for passengers of carpools are considered shared vehicle permits and require 2 or more persons to be registered with goCarpool. Please click here to visit the goClub (goCarpool) for more information, including steps to apply.

    CP2C Permit (2 persons) | A carpool consisting of two staff, faculty, and/or commuting students regularly participating in a registered carpool. Valid in "C" spaces anytime when carpool permit is displayed. Carpool Parking Permits (CP2A, CP3A, CP2C, CP3C) must be purchased through June 30 and are sold over the counter at Transportation Services. Permits for passengers of carpools are considered shared vehicle permits and require 2 or more persons to be registered with goCarpool. Please click here to visit the goClub (goCarpool) for more information, including steps to apply.

    CP3C Permit (3 persons) | A carpool consisting of three or more staff, faculty, and/or commuting students regularly participating in a registered carpool. Valid in "C" spaces anytime when carpool permit is displayed. Carpool Parking Permits (CP2A, CP3A, CP2C, CP3C) must be purchased through June 30 and are sold over the counter at Transportation Services. Permits for passengers of carpools are considered shared vehicle permits and require 2 or more persons to be registered with goCarpool. Please click here to visit the goClub (goCarpool) for more information, including steps to apply.

    GP Permit | Vanpool, available to commuting faculty, staff, and students (with a minimum of seven members) who participate in a registered vanpool. Valid in assigned Vanpool space, “A” permit spaces and after 5 p.m., also valid at meters. Please click here to visit the goClub (goVanpool) for more information, including steps to apply.
  • See more about About Carpool, Vanpool Permits
  • • Carpool Parking Permits (CP2A, CP3A, CP2C, CP3C) must be purchased through June 30 and are sold over the counter at Transportation Services. Carpool Parking Permits may be purchased for long-term (defined as 6 or more consecutive months).
    • Vanpool Parking Permits (GP) may be purchased by the vanpool coordinator over the counter at Transportation Services. Vanpool Parking Permits may be purchased for both long-term (defined as 6 or more consecutive months) and short-term (defined as 5 or fewer consecutive months).
    •Permits for passengers of carpools and vanpools are considered shared vehicle permits and require 2 or more persons to be registered with goCarpool or goVanpool. Please see steps to apply for a carpool or vanpool below.

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Vendor, Visitor Permit Types and Rates*

*Partial List--Click here to see Full List of Permit Types and Rates
Current permit types and rates
(Effective 7/01/2019 - 6/30/2020)

PERMIT TYPE LONG-TERM* SHORT-TERM** DAILY
Chancellor - CH $120 $130 --
Vendor - V $70 $75 $12
Daily Visitor - VP -- -- $10

* Long-Term Monthly permits are defined as 6 or more consecutive months.
** Short-Term Monthly permits are defined as 5 or fewer consecutive months.

  • Click to see Descriptions of Permits: Vendor, Visitor Daily Permits
  • CH Permit | Available to the Chancellor and his/her designees. Valid in reserved “CH” permit spaces and where “A” permits are honored.

    V Permit | Available to vendors, contractors, salespersons, and consumer service representatives. Valid in areas where "A" permits are honored and in posted Vendor spaces. After 5 p.m., also valid at meters on campus.

    VP Permit | Available to daily visitors in parking area kiosks, regardless of affiliation to the university.

  • See more about Vendor, Visitor Permits
  • • Vendor Parking Permits (V) area available to vendors, contractors, salespersons and consumer service representatives. Permits may be purchased for both long-term (defined as 6 or more consecutive months) and short-term (defined as 5 or fewer consecutive months). Daily permits can be purchased at the West or South Gate Kiosks with cash or check, and from the Transportation Services office with cash, check, Master Card or Visa.
    Daily Visitor Permits are available for purchase from kiosks located within most visitor lots with Visa or MasterCard only. After 5p.m., visitor permits may also be purchased in most “A” permit lots.
    Chancellor parking permits (CH) are available for purchase by the Chancellor and his/her designees.
  • Click to see Vendor and Contractor Parking Options
  • There are several parking options available for campus Vendors and Contractors. See Permit Types and Rates for current permit rates.

    Vendors | Vendors who regularly visit the campus and park for extended periods have the option of purchasing a campus Vendor permit. Vendor permits provide access to posted "Vendor" spaces, in addition to A and C permit spaces. After 5 p.m., they are also valid at metered spaces without inserting coin. Vendor permits are sold by the day, month or through the fiscal year, and may be purchased from Transportation Services. Daily Vendor permits may also be purchased at the West and South Gate Kiosks.

    Vendors also have access to any of the parking options that are available to other campus visitors.
    Daily visitor permits are valid in Visitor and C permit spaces, and are available for purchase at the entrance to most visitor lots.
    • Parking meters may be utilized (up to the maximum time posted) at the rate of $1.50 per hour, and time zones are available at no cost when the vehicle is parked for no longer than the posted time limit.
    EasyPark Personal Parking Meter

    Delivery Vehicles | Suppliers who make short term deliveries with marked company vehicles, such as UPS, DHL, Office Max, Fed Ex, etc., are not required to purchase a permit if they park in areas appropriate for loading/unloading while making a delivery. However, couriers in personal and unmarked vehicles may use the parking options available to Vendors, as noted above.

    Contractors | Contractors who are authorized to work on projects that provide a fenced off dirt/gravel staging area can purchase a parking identifier from Transportation Services. These identifiers are offered for a $3.60 base rate, plus $2.90 for each month the permit is valid. They are valid only in the area designated for the project.

    Contractors who are required to park in other areas of campus, may utilize any of the parking options that are available to other campus visitors:
    Daily visitor permits are valid in Visitor and C permit spaces, and are available for purchase at the entrance to most visitor lots.
    • Parking meters may be utilized (up to the maximum time posted) at the rate of $1.50 per hour, and time zones are available at no cost when the vehicle is parked for no longer than the posted time limit.
    EasyPark Personal Parking Meter
  • Click to see Daily Visitor Parking Information
  • A valid UC Davis permit is required to park on campus during enforcement hours.
         September 15–June 15
         7 a.m.–10 p.m. | Monday - Friday

         June 16 - September 14
         7 a.m.–5 p.m. | Monday - Friday
         During special events when parking attendants are present.

    One-day permits are available for purchase from permit dispensing machines located at most visitor lot entrances, and after 5 p.m. in most “A” permit lots.

         o Dispensers accept Visa and MasterCard only – cash/check purchases must be made at the Transportation Services office
         o Permit is valid for the date of purchase.  If purchased after 10pm, permit will be valid for the following day

    Advance purchases for up to 10 days/uses may be purchased in-person at the Transportation Services office
    •  An EasyPark Personal Parking Meter may be purchased from the Transportation Services office
    The cost for Visitor parking is non-refundable, so please read posted signage to determine if a permit is required prior to making a purchase
    Display permit on driver’s side dashboard of the vehicle
    Visitor permits are not honored in restricted spaces

    Visitor permits are honored in Visitor/C permit spaces Monday – Friday from 7a.m. – 10p.m., and in unrestricted “A” permit spaces after 5pm.  Permits are also valid at parking meters after 5pm, without inserting coin.

    Parking meters are also available in many areas, and can be utilized up to the posted time limit by inserting coin ($1.50/hour) or with use of an EasyPark Personal Parking Meter. Meter feeding is prohibited, and the vehicle must be moved to another location when the maximum time has elapsed.

    2-hour parking permits are available for purchase at the Gateway Parking Structure and Lot 1

  • Click to see Daily Visitor Permit Dispensers Available in Campus Lots
  • 1, 2, 5, 15, 17, 22, 25, 30, 31, 35, 40, 47, 49, 50, 53, 55, 56, 57, 81

    Also available at:
    • Hopkins Parking Facility
    • Putah Creek Lodge
    • Pavilion Parking Structure
    • Gateway Parking Structure
    • Quad District Parking Structure

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Disabled Permit Types and Rates*

*Partial List--Click here to see Full List of Permit Types and Rates
Current permit types and rates
(Effective 7/01/2019 - 6/30/2020)

PERMIT TYPE LONG-TERM SHORT-TERM DAILY
Disabled Park - DSA $0 $0 $0
  • Click to see Descriptions of Permits: Disabled Permits
  • DSA: Available to disabled faculty, staff and students at no charge. When displayed with a valid DMV issued placard/plate, vehicles may park in Disabled spaces, “A” and “C” permit spaces, green time zones and at meters.
  • See more About Disabled Permits
  • • Disabled Parking Permits (DSA) are available to disabled faculty, staff and students for no charge (effective July 1, 2018).
    • When the permit is displayed with a valid DMV issued placard/plate, vehicles may park in disabled spaces, “A” and “C” permit spaces, green time zones and at meters.
  • Click to see information on Disabled Parking for Visitors
  • Disabled UC Davis students, staff and faculty may park on campus in disabled spaces, unrestricted A/C permit spaces, at meters without inserting coin, and for extended periods in green time zones when displaying their DMV issued disabled person's placard/plate along with a Transportation Services issued courtesy DSA permit. Areas that are restricted to specific vehicles or permits (e.g. gated central campus, Exempt vehicles, one hour A spaces, event reserved spaces, etc.) may require pre-authorization and purchase of an appropriate permit. A DSA permit may be obtained at no charge by visiting the Transportation Services Office with the disabled person's placard/plate registration paperwork and photo ID (disabled patrons may bypass the line and go directly to Window #1 for assistance).

    If you are a Staff or Faculty member whose disability is severe in nature and requires additional transportation or parking accommodations, please contact the campus Disability Management Services Office at 530-752-6008 for instructions on submitting a request for accommodation. Please allow 3-4 business days for processing. Students requiring additional assistance should contact the Student Disability Center.

    For additional information please see the announcement from Vice Chancellor of Finance, Operations & Administration Kelly Ratliff, or read our FAQ. If you have any questions or comments please contact Transportation Services.
  • Click to see General Information for Visiting Disabled Parking
  • Campus visitors may park with their disabled placard/plate in spaces where DSA permits are honored as noted above, without displaying an additional permit. Visitors who frequently park on campus with a disabled placard/license plate should register their vehicle with Transportation Services. For more information regarding this process, please email Transportation Services or call 530-752-8277 during regular business hours.
  • Click to see Information on Temporary Medical Parking Permits
  • A temporary medical parking permit is available to individuals with temporary disabilities and will provide parking where "A" permits are honored and at parking meters. The medical permit does not allow parking in disabled spaces or other restricted areas.

    A temporary medical parking permit provides accommodation up to 2 calendar months only per injury. If you require parking accommodations for longer than this term you may wish to apply for a disabled placard through the California State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). After obtaining a DMV issued placard, you may purchase a campus DSA (disabled) permit from Transportation Services (please see information above).

    If you wish to purchase a temporary medical permit you will need to obtain a statement of health from your physician, on letter head, noting the nature of the disability and the duration that accommodation is required (beginning and ending dates). Otherwise, accommodations will be made effective from the date of the physician's statement of health.

    The cost for processing a Medical Permit is $15, and it must be displayed with a valid UC Davis permit. If you do not already have a campus permit you may purchase one according to the permit types, terms and rates offered.

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