Donor Meter

Who is eligible

UCSB’s Office of Development determines eligibility for Donor parking privileges. Should you qualify, the Development Office will issue you an in-vehicle parking meter loaded with a predetermined number of parking hours.

Where to park

A donor meter is valid for parking in these locations:

  • faculty and staff lots
  • student lots
  • time-restricted parking spaces for the time designated

The meter is invalid in these locations:

  • lots, areas, and spaces marked “At All Times” or where other restrictions apply — for example, reserved or metered spaces, or lots/spaces marked for vendors or “H” permit holders
  • Coastal Access spaces on weekdays, Monday–Friday 7:30AM–5:00PM
  • off-campus student housing (residence halls, single-student and family student housing)
  • West Campus/Devereux (41, 42 and 45 Parking)
  • Parking permits are granted for the purpose of transportation to and from campus. Garaging (storing) your vehicle on campus is prohibited unless you are an "H" or "IVA" permit holder in the assigned parking lot.
  • Parking permits are issued solely by Parking Services and are assigned after verification of eligibility. 
  • Permits remain the property of UCSB and are assigned to individuals.  They are not transferable between friends or family members.
  • Permits 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 permit 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.
  • Decal type permits must be attached to the lower left hand (driver's) side of the windshield with the adhesive provided on the decal and without the use of tape, plastic sleeve or hang tag (unless originally issued in that format).  Please remove all expired permits from your windshield to avoid citation.