Reserved Permit

Who is eligible

The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor determines eligibility for academic Reserved permits.  The Office of the Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services determines eligibility for staff Reserved permits.

Where to park

Reserved Permit

Reserved permit holders are assigned a particular reserved space on campus. Vehicles displaying a valid Reserved permit may be parked in the assigned space or in any of the lots or structures on campus. The permit is valid in time-restricted spaces for the time designated.

The permit is not valid in 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. The permit is not valid in Coastal Access spaces on weekdays, Monday–Friday 7:30AM–5:00PM. The permit is not valid in the off-campus parking facilities operated by Housing & Residential Services.

Price and payment options

The cost of an annual permit is $1,125. A permit purchased after the start of the permit year is prorated and the appropriate fee charged for the remainder of the year. If you purchase an annual permit in November, for example, the cost to you is $750. In January, you pay $562.50, and in March $375.

TPS accepts payment by cash, debit/credit card, or a check made payable to UC Regents.

Permit returns and refunds

Annual permits that are not being used must be returned to Parking Services to qualify for a refund. See here for more information about our permit return policy.

  • 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.