News & Announcments


The Parking Services office continues to operate on a modified schedule.  We are available by phone and email Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm. Additionally, we are offering modified in-person service hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 11am.  Face coverings and social distancing of at least 6 feet apart are required for in-person service.   If you are in need of in-person service outside of these hours, please call to make an appointment at 805-893-2346. 

Please note that many of our services can be accessed and completed on-line at: Note: All Spring Quarter Permit Waitlists are open and 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 Enrollment Form and return to the permit sales office at;  Please just type your full name in the field for signature in lieu of printing the form for signature. 

Note: Parking permits are still 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. 

We will still be available by phone and email M-F - 8am to 4pm, the following is contact information for our various units:

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

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

Transportation Alternative Program, or email to

Transportation & Parking Services hopes everyone stays healthy and safe.



Transportation & Parking Services is an auxiliary enterprise and receives no state or federal funds.

Permit sales revenue is applied to the direct and indirect costs associated with running and maintaining campus parking facilities.  A portion of the parking citation revenue is applied to the Transportation Alternatives Program.


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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 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.

Complete this form, Permit Refund Request, save as a PDF and return to us via email to:  We require that you include a photo of your permit cut in half to show it has been destroyed.  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.

Campus Weekend Overnight Visitor Parking Restrictions

Campus Weekend Overnight Visitor Parking Restrictions

The weekend overnight visitor parking restrictions has been implemented by UCSB Transportation & Parking Services (TPS) every Friday and Saturday night. These restrictions are intended to keep the UCSB campus safe and secure, and to limit use of campus parking by late-night and overnight visitors to Isla Vista.

All visitor permits issued from all campus permit dispensers will expire at 11:59 pm. No visitor permits will be sold from permit dispensers on Friday nights from 10:00 pm through Saturday mornings at 5:00 am, and on Saturday nights from 10:00 pm through Sunday mornings at 5:00 am.

The violation for weekend overnight visitor parking on Saturdays and Sundays between 12:00 am and 5:00 am (i.e., parking without a permit, or parking with an expired or invalid visitor permit) will carry a fine amount of $100

Overnight parking with any other valid campus parking permit is allowed, including:

“A” Faculty

“B” Staff

“C” Commuter Student

“H” Residential Housing Student

“N&W” Undergraduate or Graduate Night & Weekend

“R” Restricted

“E” Emeriti

“SR” Staff Retired

“IVA” Isla Vista Access and

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Special Weekend Overnight Visitor Parking Permits will be available for guests of UCSB Housing residents, or guests of UCSB Staff and Faculty, in advance from TPS (for the normal $4/night fee). Each visitor’s vehicle license plate must be provided to TPS.

In an effort to inform the community and to discourage the use of campus parking facilities for Isla Vista late- night or overnight visitors, this notice along with other notices will be broadly distributed, including digital signs at all campus vehicle entrances, regular AM 1610 parking information announcements, d-list, s-list, u-mail, public releases to the local media, including the Daily Nexus, The Current; and Digiknow/Facebook/Twitter notices to Housing & Residential Services residents.

CSO Escort Program 805-893-2000

The CSO Escort Service can be used by simply calling the Police Dispatch through the Escort Phone Line at 893-2000.  Escorts can also be requested through the Red Emergency Phones located all over campus.

For more information visit: