Students who reside in UCSB main campus residence halls have three permit options:
RS permits are not interchangeable; a “RS38” permit, for example, does not necessarily entitle you
to park in a lot or structure designated for “RS2” or “22RS” 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. 22RS permit-holders,
please observe that the permit is not valid during these hours in
Coastal Access spaces or
in the 26 spaces of Level 1 that are allocated to faculty/staff.
Parking is allowed at any time in time-restricted parking spaces,
but only for the time designated. Such spaces are typically marked for 30-minute parking.
After 5PM and on 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 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
- off-campus student housing (residence halls, single-student and family student housing)
- West Campus/Devereux (41, 42 and 45 Parking)
Am I eligible?
You are eligible for a RS 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
Continued use of an invalid permit results in costly parking citations and
revocation of campus parking privileges.
Permits for parking at off-campus residence hall Santa Catalina are
Housing & Residential Services.
Please contact their office for rates and permit information.
Apply for your permit online by clicking
.Upon submitting your application, you will then:
Renewal is not automatic. To maintain parking privileges, log into your online
account and apply for a new permit before the expiration date.
- Receive an email confirmation of your order. Contact
if you do not receive a confirmation. Failure to receive a confirmation most likely
indicates that we do not have your correct email address.
- 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.
- Receive instructions for printing a temporary permit. A long-term permit will
be mailed to the address listed on your application.
What are my price and payment options?
This table compares the cost of the three RS permits when purchased
for a nine-month academic school year (Fall, Winter and Spring quarters).
Permit Parking Location
2 Parking, within residence hall quadrangle
22 Parking, on any level
38 Parking, near Harder Stadium
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
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
to qualify for a refund. See here
for more information about our permit return policy.