Benefits of the Guest ePermit System

Our Guest ePermit System (GPS) allows you to choose a level of guest service and price to suit your requirements. It also enables you to create ePermit and reserved space requests online. Orders placed through the Guest ePermit System are reimbursed via departmental recharge. All non-departmental recharge requests must be prepaid via cash, credit card or check

Guest Permit Options

The Guest Permit System (GPS) offers three parking options for your department’s visitors and distinguished guests:

  • Guest parking ePermit
  • VIP parking ePermit
  • Reserved space parking
    (For a Reserved Space please email Guest Services Coordinators directly, Malinda Carrasco at or Pablo Rangel at

If your department is planning an event to which you expect a large number of visitors, Transportation & Parking Guest Services provides critical traffic control and parking services as described under Event Planning.

Guest & VIP Parking Permits

Email confirmations along with the ePermit receipt will be sent to the requestor for distribution to the visitor.

Please note: Parking Services has transitioned to Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR), this will allow TPS to validate parking privileges through a vehicles license plate instead of displaying a physical parking permit.

To order Guest or VIP parking ePermits please obtain the vehicle information (make, model, color and vehicle license plate) for your invited guest to properly identify their vehicle in our permitting system.

The cost of a Guest parking ePermit is $8.00 for weekdays, and $4.00 for nights (after 5PM) and weekends. The Night & Weekend ePermit allows your guests to park in Faculty & Staff Parking as well as Visitor & Student Parking.
VIP parking ePermit is $10.00, allows your guests to park in Faculty & Staff Parking as well as Visitor & Student Parking during business hours.

Please see section below for Reserved Space information, a reserved space is $30.00.  Please work directly with the Guest Services Team to order a reserved space.

Guest & VIP ePermits are not to be used by UCSB students, faculty or staff. They must be displayed in accordance with the instructions on the permit.

Click here to order Guest or VIP Parking Permit, you will be redirected to the Parking Portal to log into your Department Account.  You will be able to self-serve the purcahse an ePermit for your guest directly.   If you do not know your Department Login informaiton please contact our office at (805) 893-2346 or via email at,

Reserved Space Parking


Reserved space parking provides your special guests with an assured parking space in a pre-assigned lot. Your guests are not required to pick up a parking permit at the Information Kiosk, nor are they required to display a permit on their vehicle.

The cost of a Reserved space is $30.00 per day. The cost includes permission to park, a sign with the name of your guest posted on an A-frame sign support, and A-frame setup and takedown.

Please plan on placing a Reserved space order at least FIVE business days before the arrival of your guest. If you need to cancel an order, please do so NO LATER than the day before the intended date — otherwise your department will incur a charge for the labor involved in setting up the space.

To request a Reserved Space, please email Guest Services Coordinators, Malinda Carrasco - and Pablo Rangel -

Please be sure to include the name of the guest for the sign, your contact info, and your department’s recharge number to process the request. If the request can be accommodated you will receive an email response along with a work order for your financial back-up. This confirms your request was received and a reserved space will be in place at the location and time specified.

For assistance in using the Guest Permit System, call (805) 893-3562. To learn more about prepaid visitor parking, call (805) 893-2346.