University Owned Apartment Parking ePermits
All UCSB parking permits have transitioned to a virtual ePermit parking system. The UCSB ePermit system works by associating your vehicle’s license plate with your individual parking account. The UCSB ePermit allows one vehicle to be associated with your parking ePermit. Upon application please be prepared to provide a copy of your vehicle's DMV registration.
University housing complexes include Santa Catalina residence halls, six apartment complexes (El Dorado, San Clemente, San Joaquin, Santa Ynez, Sierra Madre, and Westgate), and two family student apartments (Storke Family Housing and West Campus).
ATTENTION: Due to the limited amount of parking spaces in El Dorado and Santa Ynez West, the H44 and the H57W parking ePermits are issued via lottery. If you win the lottery, you have to purchase your parking ePermit in the time frame alloted or you will forfeit your space 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. Contact Transportation & Parking Services to obtain a ePermit for an overflow lot in the mean time until space becomes available in/near the Housing lot where you reside. We will contact you to upgrade your ePermit if space becomes available.
How do I apply for a parking permit?
Parking regulations and ePermit requirements vary by complex. Housing’s Parking & Transportation webpage provides essential information for each complex.
When & where may I park on the main campus?
The University apartment housing ePermits issued by TPS is valid for your designated parking area (at all times), but is NOT valid anywhere on the main campus between 7:30AM to 5:00PM, Monday through Friday.
H43 is valid in any unmarked space in Lot 43 at Westgate
H44 is valid in any unmarked space in Lot 44 at El Dorado
H50 is valid in any unmarked space in Structure 50 at San Clemente
H57W is valid in the specific designated H57W ONLY spaces within west portion of Lot 57 at Santa Ynez
H57 is valid in the unmarked spaces in Lot 57 at Santa Ynez
H60 is valid in Lot 60
H65 is valid in the unmarked spaces in Lot 65 at Sierra Madre.
- From 5:00PM to 7:30AM, Monday-Friday
- Weekends (all day Saturday & all day Sunday)
- In time-restricted parking spaces after-hours and on weekends (only for time designated, time os monitored by electronic chalking)
Thus, parking is allowed in most of the lots after 5pm weekdays and on the weekends. Some restrictions may apply. For example, the permits do not allow you to park in faculty or staff spaces marked “At All Times” see signage at the entrance to all lots for more information.
The H permits are NEVER valid in R Reserved spaces, Restricted spaces, Service spaces, VENDOR spaces, Faculty/Staff spaces, H23 spaces, or metered spaces. Additionally, H permits are NEVER valid in lots 1, 2, 11, 19, or 24.
The H permits are NOT interchangeable between the UCSB apartments (for example: an H57 permit for Santa Ynez cannot park in San Clemente, Storke Family Housing, El Dorado, Westgate, West Campus, or Sierra Madre).
For more information
See Housing & Residential Services’ Parking & Transportation webpage. The page has information about residence hall parking, and also features information and helpful links for getting around by public transportation.