Reserved Permit

Who is eligible

The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor determines eligibility for Reserved permits.

Where to park

Reserved Permit

Reserved permit holders are assigned a particular reserved space on campus. Vehicles displaying a valid Reserved permit may be parked in the assigned space or in any of the lots or structures on campus. The permit is valid in time-restricted spaces for the time designated.

The permit is not valid in 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. The permit is not valid in Coastal Access spaces on weekdays, Monday–Friday 7:30AM–5:00PM. The permit is not valid in the off-campus parking facilities operated by Housing & Residential Services.

Price and payment options

The cost of an annual permit is $1125. A permit purchased after the start of the permit year is prorated and the appropriate fee charged for the remainder of the year. If you purchase an annual permit in November, for example, the cost to you is $750. In January, you pay $562.50, and in March $375.

TPS accepts payment by cash, debit/credit card, or a check made payable to UC Regents.

Permit returns and refunds

Annual permits that are not being used must be returned to Parking Services to qualify for a refund. See here for more information about our permit return policy.

  • 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.