Visitor – Short Term Permits
Visitor parking is permitted in designated parking lots,
provided a valid visitor permit is displayed. Permits can be purchased from the
permit dispensers located in lots throughout campus. Machine-dispensed short-term permits
are non-refundable and cannot be applied to the purchase of a long-term permit.
Certain lots allow visitor parking at all times (see
Visitor & Student Parking for locations),
while others allow visitor parking
only after 5:00PM and on weekends (see Faculty & Staff Parking
for locations). Several lots are reserved for specific permit
types and allow no visitor parking. Please refer to the lot entrance sign to be
assured that visitor parking is allowed within the lot. Note that other restrictions may
apply to specific spaces or areas within a lot or parking structure.
Visitor 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 in lots/spaces
marked for vendors or “RS” permit holders.
The permit is not valid in the off-campus parking facilities operated by Housing &
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short-term parking rates
Metered parking is available in certain locations on campus, at the rate of twenty-five cents
for five minutes. The maximum time on a meter is posted on the meter and varies by location.
You can view the locations and time limits of meters
Coastal Access parking
Visitors to UCSB’s scenic shoreline may look for four-hour Coastal Access
5 Parking. Coastal Access parking is permitted
at all times. Note, however, that the spaces are intended for coastal visitors and
the time limit is four hours. One to four-hour permits may be
purchased from onsite permit dispensers or the
Parking Services sales office.
❖ 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