Donor Meter

Who is eligible

UCSB’s Office of Development determines eligibility for Donor parking privileges. Should you qualify, the Development Office will issue you an in-vehicle parking meter loaded with a predetermined number of parking hours.

Where to park

A donor meter is valid for parking in these locations:

  • faculty and staff lots
  • student lots
  • time-restricted parking spaces for the time designated

The meter is invalid in these locations:

  • lots, areas, and spaces marked “At All Times” or where other restrictions apply — for example, reserved or metered spaces, or lots/spaces marked for vendors or “H” permit holders
  • Coastal Access spaces on weekdays, Monday–Friday 7:30AM–5:00PM
  • off-campus student housing (residence halls, single-student and family student housing)
  • West Campus/Devereux (41, 42 and 45 Parking)
  • 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.