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STUDENT PARKING E-PERMIT UPDATE

Student Parking Permit Update

Parking for students at UCSB is limited and ePermits are issued on a first-come first-served basis for qualifying students.  This includes residential H permits, IVA permits, and C commuter permits.  The allocation for most student permits has already been reached, and most permit types are no longer available.

Vehicles that do not have a parking ePermit are not authorized to park on campus property and are subject to citation, therefore we do not recommend that you bring a vehicle to campus if you have not yet secured a long-term daytime parking permit.

There are a number of resources available for students without cars on campus.  Many of these options can be found on our Transportation Alternatives Program website - http://TAP.ucsb.edu   

A summary of options available are listed below:

Local Transportation

  • MTD Bus - available to UCSB students as part of their student fees with an Access Card (UCSB Student ID) 

  • Walking

  • Skateboard or kick-scooter

  • Bicycle

  • Zipcar - short-term car rental available to members on campus                           

  • Carpool Matching

  • Taxi/Uber/Lyft

Note: Electric scooters, electric skateboards and electric unicycles are prohibited on UCSB sidewalks and bicycle paths.

Regional Transportation 

  • Vanpools - Serving Santa Maria, Lompoc, Buellton, Solvang, Ventura

  • Clean Air Express bus - Serving Santa Maria, Lompoc and Buellton

  • Coastal Express bus- Serving Oxnard and Ventura  

Long-Distance Transportation

  • Amtrak (bus connections stop at UCSB Bus Loop) Train Stations in Goleta and Santa Barbara

  • FlixBus (stops at UCSB Bus Loop)

  • Carpool matching 

Contact the Transportation Alternatives Program for a complimentary commuter consultation - tap@tps.ucsb.edu

 


ASSOCIATING A VEHICLE WITH YOUR PARKING ACCOUNT

Associating a Vehicle to a Parking Account
 

1) Log in to your Parking Account: Your Parking Permit Account 

Your username will be the email you used when you first created your account. If you cannot remember the email you used, email tps-sales@ucsb.edu.

 

 

2) Once logged in, click on “PERMITS” on the top menu bar, and then click on “View Your Permits”

 

 

3) Click on the underlined Permit Number that you want to associate a vehicle with

 

 

3) Click on the “Add Vehicles to Permit” button on the bottom of the screen

 

 

4) Click on the “Add a new vehicle” button

 

 

4) Enter all required information

 

 

5) Click next and advance to Step 2 of 2.  Note: Vehicle registration is only required for permits with residency restrictions such as “C” and “H” permits.

 

 

6) Click the “Next” button at the bottom of the screen.  The vehicle should now be visible on your account.

 

License Plate Entry Hints: 

1. Do not enter any spaces in the license plate even if there are spaces. 

2. Passenger vehicles do not use the letters I, O and Q in the second or fourth position (for California). 

3. Commercial vehicles do not use the letters I, O and Q (for California). 

4. If you have a personalized plate with less than seven characters, or if you have a special character within your plate (heart, star, etc.), you will skip the special character and enter in the rest of the characters remaining on the plate. 

5. If you have a new vehicle with a temporary, paper license plate, use the last 8 characters of the VIN as the license plate and enter the full VIN in the VIN field. Please note that VINs do not contain the letters O, I and Q so that they are not confused with the numbers 0, 1 and 9.

 


PARKING PERMITS and RETURNING TO CAMPUS

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. 

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 or online at the TPS Parking Permit Portal. Starting in July 2021 in all locations your vehicles license plate will be required to purchase a parking permit.

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 long-term Faculty or Staff permit and have been approved for Payroll Deduction please complete the attached form TPS PRD Policy, Enrollment & Cancellation Form.   



INTRODUCING PARKMOBILE: SMART CONTACTLESS PARKING

ParkMobile: Smart Contactless Parking

How does ParkMobile work?

The free ParkMobile app makes it easy to find and pay for parking through your phone. You can even extend your time through the app and avoid running back to feed the pay machine.

Hourly payment is available through the ParkMobile app and via the mobile web app.

Watch ParkMobile How-To videos

First time using ParkMobile? Here's what you do...

1. Download the ParkMobile App, available on the AppStore, Google Play, or Windows Store.
2. Set up your profile, add as many vehicles as you like.
3. Enter the ParkMobile zone number (zone signs will be posted around lots). You should also see the available zones near you in the app that can be selected.
4. Input parking duration. Done.
Though, if paying hourly, you may also extend your time, anytime, with the ParkMobile app.

No Cell Phone or Older Phone? No Problem.

1. Click here to visit the ParkMobile website.
2. In the upper right corner select the icon to open the menu
3. Select Sign In/Sign Up
4. Enter vehicle(s) and payment types of your choosing
5. Once the account is set up, you may access the website in step 1, and select 'Ready To Park Now' at the top to pay for parking.



SEPTEMBER PERMIT SALES SCHEDULE

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Due to the high volume of ePermit requests we are monitoring space availability. 
We are working diligently to fulfill all parking requests for all UCSB resident students, commuter students, faculty and staff as the UCSB campus repopulates.  
Parking permit issuance has been extraordinary.

Unfortunately, we won't be able to offer the 22-IVA this quarter.

Be prepared to upload vehicle registration upon application for all ePermit requests. 

If applying for the “C” Fall Quarter be prepared to upload your current proof of address via lease agreement in addition to your vehicle registration.  

All waitlists will become active at 12:01 am PST on their respective days.

*Due to limited availability some “H” resident student ePermits will be awarded via random lottery.

 



PARKING PERMIT CANCELLATION INFORMATION

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 cancell your ePermit.  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.

For permits paid for via credit card, cash or check please allow for 4-6 weeks for refunds to be processed.  Permit Cancellation Form

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. To request a refund, complete this form, ePermit PRD Policy Agreement, Enrollment & Cancellation form.

For more information or additional questions, please email tps-financial@ucsb.edu.

Transportation & Parking Services hopes everyone stays healthy and safe.



PARKING PERMIT SALES OFFICE HOURS

The Parking Services office has resumed our full time in person service hours

Our in-person service hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 4pmFace 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: https://www.tps.ucsb.edu.  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. All UCSB lots and facilities your vehicles license plate is be required to purchase a parking permit.

We are still be available by phone and email, 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 tps-sales@ucsb.edu.

Citation Administration, please call 805-893-3680, or email at tps-citations@ucsb.edu.

Transportation Alternative Program, via email only to tps-tapprogram@ucsb.edu.

Transportation & Parking Services hopes everyone stays healthy and safe.