New ePermit Parking System


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 current lease agreement and 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).

UCSB has limited parking space available to students. Most students walk, bike, or take the bus. The best advice to students regarding parking on campus is don’t bring a car.


How Do I Apply for a Parking Permit?

Click here to purchase a University Apartment ePermit.

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.

H38 is valid in any unmarked spaces in Lot 38 adjacent to Harder Stadium within the north side of Lot 38 (spaces facing the mountains) 

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. (Note; this lot is shared with another apartment complex, vehicle parked in the adjacent complex parking spaces are subject to towing at owners expense)

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

H65 is valid in the unmarked spaces in Lot 65 at Sierra Madre. 

Main Campus parking is allowed in designated lots:

  • 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 is monitored by electronic chalking)

Parking is allowed in most of the main campus 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, 24 or 60.

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, Lot 60 or Sierra Madre).

UCSB has limited parking space available to students. Most students walk, bike, or take the bus. Parking is not guaranteed on-site and may be located up to one mile away from your residence. The best advice to students regarding parking on campus is don’t bring a car.

For More Information

See Housing's Parking & Transportation webpage. The page has information about residence hall parking, and also features information and helpful links for getting around by public transportation.


  • 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

ePermit Returns and Refunds

Contact Parking Services to determine if you qualify for a refund. See here for more information about our ePermit return policy.

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