University Owned Apartment Permits

Students may apply for the 2017-18 Housing permits beginning September 1st

University housing complexes include Santa Catalina residence halls, five single-student apartments (El Dorado/Westwinds, San Clemente, San Joaquin, Santa Ynez, Sierra Madre, and Westgate), and two family student apartments (Storke Family Housing and West Campus). The complexes are managed by Housing & Residential Services.

ATTENTION: Due to the limited amount of spaces in El Dorado/Westwinds and Sierra Madre, there will be a lottery for those parking permits. You may begin to apply for the permit on September 1st. We will draw the lottery on September 7th. If you win the lottery, you have to purchase your parking permit by September 9th or you will forfeit your spot to the next person on the waitlist. If you do NOT win the lottery, we will keep your name on the waitlist until a space opens up. You may purchase a Santa Ynez parking permit (overflow lot) in the mean time until space becomes available in the Housing lot where you live. We will contact you to upgrade your Santa Ynez permit once space is available.

How do I apply for a parking permit?

Click Buy your parking permit HERE to purchase a University off-campus housing permit.

Parking regulations and permit requirements vary by complex. Housing’s Parking & Transportation webpage provides essential information for each type of housing.

When & where may I park on the main campus?

The University apartment housing permits issued by TPS is valid for your designated parking area (at all times), but is NOT valid anywhere on the main campus between 7:30AM to 5:00PM, Monday through Friday.

Main Campus parking is allowed:
  • From 5:00PM to 7:30AM, Monday-Friday
  • On weekends
  • In time-restricted parking spaces after-hours and on weekends (only for the duration of time designated)

Thus, parking is allowed in any of the lots and spaces allocated to visitors/students or faculty/staff. Restrictions may apply. For example, the permits do not allow you to park in faculty or staff spaces marked “At All Times”.

The H permits are NEVER valid in lots 1, 2, 11, 19, or 24. The H permits are NOT interchangeable between the UCSB apartments (for example: an H57 permit for Santa Ynez cannot park in San Clemente, Storke Family Housing, El Dorado/Westwinds, Westgate, West Campus, or Sierra Madre).

For more information

See Housing & Residential Services’ Parking & Transportation webpage. The page has information about residence hall parking, and also features information and helpful links for getting around by public transportation.

  • The University reserves the right to limit the use of parking areas to specific vehicle types as required by facility design or other considerations. 
  • The University may change any parking zone designation.
  • The University may close, either temporarily or permanently, any parking area. Advance notice of parking area changes or closings is provided whenever practical.
  • Parking permits are granted for the purpose of transportation to and from campus. Garaging (storing) your vehicle on campus is prohibited unless you are a Residence Hall Tenant with the appropriate permit.
  • Parking permits are issued solely by Parking Services based on eligibility criteria, such as (but not limited to) faculty, staff, commuter, or residential student.
  • Permits remain the property of UCSB and are not transferable.
  • Permits are issued when the applicant has paid the required fee and provided proof of eligibility.
  • Failure to provide and maintain accurate information on the parking permit application may result in citation, fine, the loss of parking privileges and referral to the Campus Police or the Dean of Students for disciplinary action.