Student Main Campus Residence Permits

Students who reside in UCSB main campus residence halls (Anacapa, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, San Miguel, San Nicolas, San Rafael, and Mazanita Village) have four permit options:

  • H2 is valid in 2 Parking. 2 Parking is within the quadrangle formed by Santa Rosa Hall, Anacapa Hall, Santa Cruz Hall and De La Guerra Dining Commons. Permits for this lot will be awarded via lottery.
  • H22 is valid the upper levels of 22 Parking, with a restriction as noted below. Permits for this lot will be awarded first come first serve. 
  • H23 is valid in spaces within 23 Parking allocated to the H23 permit. Permits for this lot will be awarded via lottery.
  • H38 is valid in unmarked spaces within 38 Parking. It is NOT valid in spaces designated for other permit types. Permits for this lot will be awarded first come first serve.

View and compare parking locations on the campus map.

All H permits are valid in their assigned lots AT ALL TIMES and also double as a night & weekend permit for the main campus. During business hours, Monday-Friday 7:30am-5pm, you may only park in your designated lot. 

H permits are not interchangeable; a “H22” permit, for example, does not entitle you to park in a lot or structure designated for “H2” or “H23” permits.

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When & where else may I park?

Until the permit's expiration date, the permit is valid for parking at its designated site.

Lot 2 is for valid H2 parking permits ONLY, no other parking permit is ever valid in Lot 2.

H22 permit is valid only on the 4th & 5th floors of the 22 Parking Structure. Please observe that the permit is not valid during business hours, 7:30am-5pm Monday-Friday, in Coastal Access spaces or any space on levels 1 through 3.

H23 permit is valid in designated H23 ONLY spaces within Lot 23, no other parking permit is ever valid in the H23 ONLY spaces. Please observe that the H23 permit is not valid in the unmarked spaces within Lot 23 during business hours 7:30am-5pm Monday-Friday

H38 permit is valid in any of the unmarked spaces within Lot 38. The H38 permit never valid in the A/B/C Visitor spaces.

Parking is allowed at any time in time-restricted parking spaces, but only for the time designated. Such spaces are typically marked for 20 or 40-minute parking.

After 5PM weekdays and all day on the weekends, the permit gives you more options. As with the Night & Weekend permit, you are allowed to park in lots and spaces allocated to visitors, students, faculty, and staff. Weekday restrictions no longer apply.

The H2, H22, H23 & H38 permits are NEVER valid in lots 1, 11, 19, 24 or the UCSB apartments (Santa Ynez, San Clemente, El Dorado, Westgate, West Campus, Storke Family Housing, or Sierra Madre).

All referenced permits listed above are invalid at all times in these locations:

  • lots, areas, and spaces marked “At All Times” or where other restrictions apply  
  • UCSB Off Campus student housing apartments & resident halls lots (El Dorado, San Clemente, San Joaquin, Santa Ynez, Sierra Madre, Westgate, Storke Family Housing and West Campus).

How do I apply?

Apply for your permit online by clicking Buy your parking permit HERE. Upon creating your account, you will then add yourself to the appropriate permit waitlist(s). 

  1. Our office will verify your permit eligibility and email you (typically within 48 hours) with an approval or request for additional information.
  2. Once approved, return to your account online to complete your purchase.  You will receive a confirmation email receipt and have the ability to print a temporary permit. 
  3. Contact Parking Services at (805) 893-2346 or via email at if you do not receive a confirmation. 
  4. A long-term permit will be mailed to the address listed on your application.  The temporary permit must be displayed on your vehicle's dashboard until your decal arrives.  

What are my price and payment options?

This table compares the cost and the number of the H permits available when purchased for a nine-month academic school year (Fall, Winter and Spring quarters).

Type Permit Parking Location Spaces Cost
H2 Lot 2 Parking, within residence hall quadrangle 99 $675
H22 Structure 22 Parking Levels 4 & 5 only 275 $450
H23 Lot 23 Parking in designated H23 spaces, north of San Rafael Hall 29 $675
H38 Lot 38 Parking in unmarked spaces. Permit is NOT valid in spaces designated for other permit types within this lot. 430 $450

ATTENTION: Due to the limited amount of spaces in Lot 2 and Lot 23, there will be a lottery for those parking permits. You may begin to apply for the permit on September 1st. We will draw the lottery on September 7th. If you win the lottery, you will have to purchase your parking permit by September 9th or you will forfeit your spot to the next person on the waitlist. If you do NOT win the lottery, we will keep your name on the waitlist until a space opens up. You may purchase an H22 parking permit in the mean time until space becomes available in Lot 2 or Lot 23. We will contact you to upgrade your Lot 22 permit to once space is available and you will have to pay the difference of $225. 

A permit purchased during the school year is prorated and the appropriate fee charged for the remainder of the year.

Permit returns and refunds

Annual permits may be returned to Parking Services to qualify for a refund. See here for more information about our permit return policy.