Where to Eligible

Emeriti faculty who are not on pay status are eligible to obtain an emeriti A ePermit. The Emeriti/Retirees Center provides the TPS office with a list of eligible emeriti. 

Any Emeritus professors who return to campus on a recall status, either paid or unpaid — however long or short the duration — will be required to pay for parking. The emeriti A ePermit will no longer be valid.  Emeriti ePermits are intended for the occasional visit to campus, not for regular daily commutes.

TPS is non-state funded auxiliary department.  All maintenance and upkeep for our parking facilities are paid for through parking fees.

The "A" Emeriti Permit

The emeriti "A" ePermit is issued exclusively to qualified applicants.
It may NOT be transferred to any other person for temporary or long-term use.

Where to Park

An emeriti A ePermit accords the same parking privileges as a faculty A ePermit; you are allowed to park in the lots and structures designated for faculty, including spaces within the lots/structures marked “Faculty At All Times”. 
Note: Only one vehicle per ePermit is allowed to park on campus at a time. 

The ePermit is valid in student lots, and for parking in time-restricted parking spaces for the time designated.

The ePermit is NOT valid where restrictions apply — for example, "R" Reserved spaces, Restricted spaces, Service spaces, VENDOR spaces, metered spaces (without paying the meter), or "H23" spaces. The ePermit is NOT valid in Coastal Access spaces or "GOLD" spaces on weekdays, Monday–Friday 7:30am–5:00pm.

The ePermit is NOT valid in Lot 2 or in any exclusively residential parking lot (see Interactive Campus Map for lot designations).

How to Apply

Log into your eParking account here. Click on Permit Approval Request.
Follow the instructions on each page to complete your application. You will be asked to provide a copy of your blue Emeriti/Retirees membership card. 

When to Renew

New applications will need to be submitted each year beginning December, Emeriti/Reitree permits expire at the end of each calendar year.  


  • In order for an ePermit to be valid, the vehicle's license plate must be affixed to the exterior of the vehicle, unobstructed, and fully visible from the drive aisle of the parking lot or structure.
  • Parking ePermits are granted for the purpose of transportation to and from campus. Garaging (storing) your vehicle on campus is prohibited unless you are an "H" ePermit holder with an active lease agreement in the assigned parking lot.
  • Parking ePermits are issued solely by Parking Services and are assigned after verification of eligibility. 
  • ePermits are not transferable between friends or family members.
  • ePermits are issued when the applicant has paid the required fee, resolved all delinquent parking citations and provided proof of eligibility.
  • Failure to provide and maintain accurate information on the parking ePermit application may result in citation, fine, the loss of parking privileges and referral to the Campus Police or the Dean of Students for disciplinary action.
  • You will not receive a physical permit, because your license plate acts as your ePermit number. You may be subject to citation if you neglect to associate your license plate on your Parking account at http://tps.ucsb.edu/parking-permits/ePermits.