To use your TAP parking benefits, your vehicle must be registered to your ePermit portal account and associated with your permit.

TAP Membership Status

Your TAP membership status matches the eligibility criteria for parking permits, as described on the Transportation & Parking website.

IF YOU ARE... VALID PARKING INVALID PARKING

Academic/Faculty and qualify for a Faculty (“A”) parking ePermit.

Your vehicle license plate number is associated with an “A” TAP status virtual ePermit

 
  • Parking lots and structures marked “Faculty, Staff” (violet or green on the color-coded map.
  • Parking lots and structures marked “Visitor, Student, Faculty, Staff” (yellow on the color-coded map.
  • Spaces within lots marked “Faculty At All Times” or “Faculty/Staff At All Times”
   
  • Parking spaces/areas marked “Restricted”, “Reserved” or “Vendor Only”
  • UCSB Housing parking spaces for residents and visitors... Housing-Staff may parking in housing staff designated spaces in Housing parking lots (orange on the color-coded map.
  • Coastal Access spaces on weekdays from 7:30am to 5:00pm
  • Metered spaces
  • University off-campus residential parking
IF YOU ARE... VALID PARKING INVALID PARKING

Staff and qualify for a Staff (“B”) parking ePermit.

Your vehicle license plate number is associated with a “B” TAP status virtual ePermit

  • Parking lots and structures marked “Faculty, Staff” (violet or green on the color-coded map.
  • Parking lots and structures marked “Visitor, Student, Faculty, Staff” (yellow on the color-coded map.
  • Spaces within lots marked “Faculty/Staff At All Times
   
  • Parking spaces/areas marked “Restricted”, “Reserved”, “Faculty At All Times” or “Vendor Only”
  • UCSB Housing parking spaces for residents and visitors... Housing-Staff may parking in housing staff designated spaces in Housing parking lots (orange on the color-coded map.
  • 15 Parking on weekdays from 7:30am to 5:00pm (green stripes on the color-coded map.
  • Coastal Access spaces on weekdays from 7:30am to 5:00pm
  • Metered spaces
IF YOU ARE... VALID PARKING INVALID PARKING

Graduate Student Staff "GS" qualify for a "45% employed Graduate Student" parking ePermit.

Your vehicle license plate number is associated with a “B” TAP status virtual ePermit

  • Parking lots and structures marked “Faculty, Staff” (violet or green on the color-coded map.
  • Parking lots and structures marked “Visitor and Student” (yellow on the color-coded map.
  • After 5pm Monday-Friday and all day on weekends a Night and Weekend parking permit is required...In spaces/areas designated "Faculty and Staff Permit Required Enforced at All Times" BOTH a valid Night and Weekend parking permit and inactive In-Vehicle Parking Meter are required to provide STAFF equivalent parking privileges during Night and Weekends.
  • More details available here
   
  • Parking spaces/areas marked “Restricted”, “Reserved”, “Faculty At All Times” or “Vendor Only”
  • UCSB Housing parking spaces for residents and visitors... Housing-Staff may parking in housing staff designated spaces in Housing parking lots  (orange on the color-coded map.
  • 15 Parking on weekdays from 7:30am to 5:00pm (green stripes on the color-coded map.
  • Coastal Access spaces on weekdays from 7:30am to 5:00pm
  • Metered spaces
IF YOU ARE... VALID PARKING INVALID PARKING

Student commuter who lives two miles or more from campus and qualify for a Student (“C”) status parking  ePermit.

Your vehicle license plate number is associated with a “C” TAP status virtual ePermit

  • Parking lots and structures marked “Visitor and Student” (yellow on the color-coded map.
  • Parking lots and structures marked “Faculty, Staff” (green on the color-coded map, on weekdays from 5:00pm to 7:30am and on weekends
  • More details available here
   
  • Parking lots marked “Faculty/Staff At All Times”
    (Green and Violet on the color-coded map.
  • Parking spaces/areas marked “Restricted”, “Reserved”, “Faculty At All Times”, “Faculty/Staff At All Times” or “Vendor Only”
  • Housing parking spaces (orange on the color-coded map.
  • 15 Parking on weekdays from 7:30am to 5:00pm (green stripes on the color-coded map.
  • Coastal Access spaces on weekdays from 7:30am to 5:00pm
  • Metered spaces
IF YOU ARE... VALID PARKING INVALID PARKING

Student commuter who lives two miles or more from campus and qualifies for a Student (“C”) status parking virtual ePermit

Your vehicle license plate number is associated with a “C” TAP status virtual ePermit

  • Parking lots and structures marked “Visitor, Student, Faculty, Staff” (yellow on the color-coded map.
  • Parking lots and structures marked “Faculty, Staff” (green on the color-coded map, on weekdays from 5:00pm to 7:30am and on weekends
  • More details available here
   
  • Parking lots marked “Faculty/Staff At All Times”
    (violet on the color-coded map.
  • Parking spaces/areas marked “Restricted”, “Reserved”, “Faculty At All Times”, “Faculty/Staff At All Times” or “Vendor Only”
  • Housing parking spaces (orange on the color-coded map.
  • 15 Parking on weekdays from 7:30am to 5:00pm (green stripes on the color-coded map.
  • Coastal Access spaces on weekdays from 7:30am to 5:00pm
  • Metered spaces
IF YOU ARE... VALID PARKING INVALID PARKING

Student commuter who lives two miles or more from campus and qualifies for a Student (“C”) status parking virtual ePermit

Your vehicle license plate number is associated with a “C” TAP status virtual ePermit

  • Parking lots and structures marked “Visitor and Student” (yellow on the color-coded map.
  • Parking lots and structures marked “Faculty, Staff” (green on the color-coded map, on weekdays from 5:00pm to 7:30am and on weekends. Pay attention to curb stops markings and signs 
  • More details available here
   
  • Parking lots marked “Faculty/Staff At All Times”
    (violet on the color-coded map.
  • Parking spaces/areas marked “Restricted”, “Reserved”, “Faculty At All Times”, “Faculty/Staff At All Times” or “Vendor Only”
  • Housing parking spaces (orange on the color-coded map.
  • 15 Parking on weekdays from 7:30am to 5:00pm (green stripes on the color-coded map.
  • Coastal Access spaces on weekdays from 7:30am to 5:00pm
  • Metered spaces