Student Main Campus Residence Permits

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

Students who reside in UCSB main campus residence halls (Anacapa, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, San Miguel, San Nicolas, San Rafael, and Mazanita Village) have four permit options:

  • H2 is valid in 2 Parking. 2 Parking is within the quadrangle formed by Santa Rosa Hall, Anacapa Hall, Santa Cruz Hall and De La Guerra Dining Commons.
  • H22 is valid on any level of 22 Parking, with a restriction as noted below.
  • H23 is valid in spaces within 23 Parking allocated to the H23 permit. 23 Parking is located off Ocean Road, just north of San Rafael Hall and Manzanita Village.

View and compare parking locations on the campus Interactive Map.

H permits are not interchangeable; a “H22” permit, for example, does not entitle you to park in a lot or structure designated for “H2” or “H23” permits.

Quick access to topics below:

When & where else may I park?

From 7:30AM to 5PM Monday–Friday, the permit is valid for parking at the site designated by your permit. H22 permit-holders, permit is valid only on the upper levels of the 22 Parking Structure, please observe that the permit is not valid during these hours in Coastal Access spaces or any space on levels 1 through 3.

Parking is allowed at any time in time-restricted parking spaces, but only for the time designated. Such spaces are typically marked for 20 or 40-minute parking.

After 5PM weekdays and all day on the weekends, the permit gives you more options. As with the Night & Weekend permit, you are allowed to park in lots and spaces allocated to visitors, students, faculty, and staff. Weekday restrictions no longer apply. The H permits are NEVER valid lots 1, 11, 19, 24 or the UCSB apartments (Santa Ynez, San Clemente, El Dorado/Westwinds, Westgate, West Campus, Storke Family Housing, or Sierra Madre).

Lot 2 is for valid H2 parking permits ONLY, no other parking permit is ever valid in Lot 2.

The permit is invalid at all times 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
  • UCSB student housing (single-student and family student housing)
  • West Campus/Devereux (41, 42 and 45 Parking)

Am I eligible?

You are eligible for a H permit as long as you reside in one of the UCSB main campus residence halls: Anacapa, Manzanita Village, San Miguel, San Nicolas, San Rafael, Santa Cruz or Santa Rosa. Should you move to a location other than these residence halls, you must return the permit immediately to Parking Services. Continued use of an invalid permit results in costly parking citations and revocation of campus parking privileges.

How do I apply?

Apply for your permit online by clicking Buy your parking permit HERE. Upon submitting your application, you will then:

  1. Receive an email confirmation of your order. Contact Parking Services if you do not receive a confirmation. Failure to receive a confirmation most likely indicates that we do not have your correct email address.
  2. Receive an email (typically within two business days) advising you whether or not your order was approved, and how to go back online to complete the order.
  3. Receive instructions for printing a temporary permit. A long-term permit will be mailed to the address listed on your application.

Is renewal automatic?

Renewal is not automatic. To maintain parking privileges, log into your online account and apply for a new permit before the expiration date.

What are my price and payment options?

This table compares the cost of the four H permits when purchased for a nine-month academic school year (Fall, Winter and Spring quarters).

Type Permit Parking Location Spaces Cost
H2 2 Parking, within residence hall quadrangle 100 $675
H22 22 Parking, on any level 350 $450
H23 23 Parking, north of San Rafael Hall 29 $675

You may choose to pay by cash, debit/credit card, or check. Please be advised that the quantity of each permit type is limited. Permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

A permit purchased during the school year is prorated and the appropriate fee charged for the remainder of the year.

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.