Visitor – Long Term “C” Permit

Who is eligible

Visitors to the UCSB campus are eligible to purchase a visitor C parking permit. For frequent visitors, the permit provides convenience as well as a substantial savings over daily rates.

Where to park

Visitor “C” Permit

Certain lots allow visitor parking at all times, while others allow visitor parking only after 5:00PM and on weekends. Several lots are reserved for specific permit types and allow no other parking. Please refer to the lot entrance sign to be assured that your permit allows you to park within the lot. Note that other restrictions may apply to specific spaces or areas within a lot or parking structure.

C permits are valid for parking in time-restricted parking spaces for the time designated. The permit is not valid in 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.

How to apply

Visitor C permit applications are accepted exclusively at the Parking Services Sales Office. Upon applying, you will be asked to present your current driver’s license.

When to renew

The C annual permit expires on June 30. Thirty-day permits expire at the end of 30 days. A permit purchased on October 1, for example, expires on October 30 and is invalid on October 31.

Renewal orders are accepted at the Parking Services Sales Office.

Price and payment options

Duration of Permit Cost
Annual (July through June) $450
30-Day $56
Night & Weekend Annual $192
Night & Weekend 15-Day (purchase from any permit dispenser on campus Monday-Thrusday starting at 4:45pm) $8

Your effective cost for an annual permit is $37.50 per month. 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 $300. In January, you pay $225, and in March $150.

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.