Visitor Parking Information 

Welcome to UC Davis!

Here at Transportation Services, we are passionate about helping meet the mobility needs of all who visit our beautiful campus, be it by a sustainable commute option or if you are driving to campus.

We've gone mobile--ParkMobile! 

When you're on the go, the free ParkMobile app makes it easy to pay for parking at UC Davis right from your phone. Once you set up your account, simply select your parking zone, vehicle (input license plate), pay for the day or hour, and go. It's smart, contactless payment in the palm of your hand! 

Please see below for more information on our visitor parking rates and how to pay for parking with ParkMobile.

Hourly Parking Rates

Parking rates are effective September 1, 2022. (Last updated August 2022)

Hourly parking is available through terminals in parking lots only.


1st Hour - $1.75
2nd Hour - $2.75
3rd+ Hour - $3.75

70-minute Limited Space

  • 35 minutes - $1.75
  • 70 minutes - $2.75

Visitor (non-affiliate) Parking Rates

Parking rates are effective September 1, 2022. (Last updated August 2022)

A  Zone (After 5 pm) $15.00
C  Zone  $15.00
L  Zone $15.00
Electric Vehicle (includes 4hrs charge, daily parking fee) $16.00

* Visitors may pay $15 for daily parking in C and L zones, or A zones after 5 pm. See the zone number listed on the signs located in campus parking lots to pay for parking in ParkMobile. 

How do I pay for parking?

  • ParkMobile, the pay-to-park app, is available at UC Davis and allows you to pay for daily parking right from your phone! To get started, you just need to:
    1. Download the ParkMobile App, available for iPhones and Android devices
    2. Set up your account (email, license plate number, payment type)
    3. Enter the ParkMobile Zone Number where you are parking (see Anatomy of a Sign)
    4. Select parking duration (daily or hourly parking) and pay!
  • Permit dispensers, our solar-powered COSMOS machines, allow for you to purchase and print a permit. You will need your license plate number when purchasing from one of the machines. A valid permit is required to park on campus and is valid for the date purchased, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.–10 p.m. 
    • Parking Lots with COSMOS machines are located: Pavilion Garage N/W and S/E, Quad Garage S/W, Gateway Garage S/W, Lot 1, Lot 5, Lot 25, Lot 47, and Lot 56 - as well as in Lot 30 during the summer only.


  • No Cell Phone? No Problem.
  • 1. Click here to visit the ParkMobile website.
    2. In the upper right corner select the icon to open the menu 
    3. Select Sign In/Sign Up
    4. Use UC Davis email address to set up (when applicable)
    5. Enter vehicle(s) and payment types of your choosing
    6. Once the account is set up, you may access the website in step 1, and select 'Ready To Park Now' at the top to pay for parking.

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