News & Announcments


The Parking Services office continues to operate on a modified work schedule. 

Currently, our in-person service hours are Tuesdays from 8:00am to Noon and Fridays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. 

Face coverings and social distancing of at least 6 feet apart are required for in-person service.   

Please note that many of our services can be accessed and completed on-line at:  Parking permits are avalible online, you may apply on-line here: Buy your Permit.

If you are applying for a Faculty or Staff permit and you have been approved for Payroll Deduction please complete the attached form PRD Policy & Enrollment Form

Note: Parking permits are required when parking in a University lot.  If you have returned your multi-year or annual parking permit decal, you can purchase a short-term permit at a permit dispenser in any of our Visitor lots. Starting in July 2020 in some locations your vehicles license plate will be required to purchase a parking permit.

We are still be available by phone and email M-F - 8am to 4pm, the following is contact information for our various units, note: some units are responding to voice mails only:

Permit sales, please call 805-893-2346, or email at

Citation Administration, please call 805-893-3680, or email at

Transportation Alternative Program, via email only to

Transportation & Parking Services hopes everyone stays healthy and safe.


TPS is in the implementation and testing phases of Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR).  This program over the 2020-2021 year we will be transitioning all of our parking permits to where your vehicle license plate will act as your parking permit.  During this testing phase, decals will still be required, but virtual permits will allow TPS to validate your parking privileges through your vehicle license plate as well. For subscribed "decal" permit holders this means by the end of the 2021 academic year you will no longer need to display a decal, just simply register your vehicle to your virtual or e-permit in our parking system. 

To update your vehicle information on your UCSB parking permit please log into your account here my UCSB Parking Permit

Non subscribed "dispenser permits" will be also transitioned over to Pay-by-Plate, signage will be posted at the entrance to each lot reminding visitors to remember their plate to purchase or dispense a permit. During this testing phase visitors will still be required to display the "dispenser permit" on the vehicle dashboard allowing TPS to validate parking privileges. 

Additionally, as part of the testing phase, late in the Fall quarter, TPS will roll out mobile payments for visitor parking in pilot areas allowing campus visitors to purchase parking directly from a mobile application and eliminate the need to interact with a permit dispenser.

If you have any questions about the new virtual permit program, please contact Suzy Nespor at



Parking permit and vehicle code regulations are enforced by Parking Services and the University Police Department.

If you are no longer physically coming to campus, you may return your permit for a cancellation.  Permit cancellations will be effective on the date in which completed documentation is submitted.  Permit fees will be prorated mid-month for permits cancelled on or before the 15th day of the month.

To request a refund, complete this form, Permit Refund Request Form.  We require that you include a photo of your permit cut in half to show it has been destroyed the form will allow you to add an attachment.  For permits paid for via credit card, cash or check please allow for 4-6 weeks for refunds to be processed.

For permits paid for via payroll deduction, please note, adjustments will be reflected on the next available payroll deduction cycle.  Payroll processing deadlines are typically a few weeks before a check date, so you may see a delay in the change being reflected on your pay stub.

For more information or additional questions, please email

Transportation & Parking Services hopes everyone stays healthy and safe.


We here at TPS understand we are all experiencing extraordinary times. 

Transportation and Parking Services has continued to maintain operations keeping our Fleet Services operational, assisting with student move-outs and keeping our parking facilities safe and secure for our UCSB community that continues to access the campus. As we reach the end of the fiscal year, some parking permits will expire on June 30, 2020.

We are asking our customers to update their information on their parking account; detailed instructions can be found here Parking Account Instructions

If you are applying for a Faculty or Staff permit and you have been approved for Payroll Deduction please complete the attached form TPS PRD Policy & Enrollment Form.