Visitor Parking at UCSB

Welcome, visitor!

All vehicles parked on campus must display a valid campus parking permit, or be parked at a paid-for meter. Depending on the duration and frequency of your visits, you may decide to pay hourly or daily short-term rates, or else purchase a longer-term permit that may be valid for a month, a quarter or a year, depending on the permit type.

Click an icon below to learn more about your permit options and costs, and the areas in which visitor parking is permitted.

Visitor parking, metered parking, Coastal Access
Parking locations, application, renewal, payment
ADA requirements, parking locations & space allocations

Visiting faculty and staff

Faculty and staff permit holders from other UC campuses are eligible for complimentary parking permits as specified in reciprocity agreements between our respective universities. Please see the UC Reciprocity page for more information.

Need more information?

Contact us by phone if you have any questions about parking at UCSB. Information may also be obtained at our Information Kiosk, or by visiting Parking Services.

The Information Kiosk is open Monday–Friday from 7:30AM to 8:00PM, and on Saturday–Sunday from 7:30AM to 5:00PM. During the Summer, the Information Kiosk has limited hours. Summer hours are Monday-Friday 7:30am-5pm, and Saturday-Sunday 7:30am-2pm.

The Parking Services office is open Monday–Friday from 7:30AM to 5:00PM.