Parking at UCSB


All vehicles parked on campus must display a valid campus parking permit, or be parked at a paid-for meter. Depending on the duration and frequency of your visits, you may decide to pay hourly or daily short-term rates, or else purchase a longer-term permit that may be valid for a month, a quarter or a year, depending on the permit type.

  • The University reserves the right to limit the use of parking areas to specific vehicle types as required by facility design or other considerations.
  • The University may change any parking zone designation.
  • The University may close, either temporarily or permanently, any parking area. Advance notice of parking area changes or closings is provided whenever practical.


Click an icon below to learn more about your permit options and costs, and the areas in which visitor parking is permitted.

Visitor parking, metered parking, Coastal Access


Parking locations, application, renewal, payment
ADA requirements, parking locations & space allocations

UC Parking Permit Reciprocity 

Faculty and staff permit holders from other UC campuses are eligible for complimentary parking permits as specified in reciprocity agreements between our respective universities. Please see the UC Reciprocity page for more information.

Need more information?

Contact us by phone if you have any questions about parking at UCSB. Information may also be obtained at our Information Kiosk, or by visiting Parking Services.

The Parking Permit Sales office is open Monday–Friday from 7:30AM to 5:00PM. We are located in Lot 30 across from Harder Stadium on Stadium Road. 

The Information Kiosk is open Monday–Sunday from 7:30AM to 6:00PM. During the Summer, the Information Kiosk hours will vary.