UCSC Student Parking
2020- 2021 Applications Are Available. Please click on the form, fill it out and submit it to be put on the wait list.
Parking Permit FAQs
How much is the permit?
The price for the 2020-2021 School Year is $625. The fee is higher if you choose to pay by credit or debit card, $640 instead of $625. This covers the high processing fee we are charged.
When is my permit valid?
Your permit is valid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the full school year, from move-in weekend (Friday, September 20, 2020) to graduation weekend (Monday, June 15, 2021).
Do you sell permits on a quarter-by-quarter basis?
No; we only sell permits for the full school year.
I don't have a check book.
We also accept cash in-person - although for security, please do not mail cash. You can also pay by credit or debit card. The link can be found in the application. The fee is higher if you choose to pay by credit or debit card, $640 instead of $625. This covers the high processing fee we are charged.
I have filled out my application. Now what?
Your application IS NOT confirmed until payment is received. We must receive full payment within 7 days of your application. Once payment is received the office will contact you to confirm your permit.
I'm arriving in Santa Cruz earlier than September 20, 2020. Can I get my permit before then?
Possibly. Contact the office. If we can make it work, then we will!
Do I need to move my car at weekends or holidays?
No, your permit is valid 24/7 and you do not need to move your car. If you can move your vehicle at weekends, this is helpful but not required; it helps us to accommodate people attending weekend events and church services.
How do I get my actual permit? Can you mail it to me?
Come in to the office on Friday, September 20, 2020 (or earlier that week) to collect your permit and get oriented with the parking lot. For security, we do not mail permits.
I purchased a permit but no longer need it. Can I get a refund?
We're happy to give a partial/pro-rated refund if you no longer want your parking permit - if we can re-sell it to someone on our wait list. For example, if you use your permit for half the year, and then return it, if we can re-sell it then you'll receive a refund of approximately half the fee, minus a small processing fee to cover costs.
I contacted you about a permit but have not heard back.
Our office is open Tuesday-Friday, 9 am-3 pm. If you contact us outside these times, you will not hear back until we return to the office.
I am a student who currently has a parking permit with Peace UCC. How do I get a permit?
You should have received an email, letting you know that the applications are now live as a courtesy. However, you will not receive priority in any other way. The applications and permits are on a first come first serve basis. You will need to fill out the application instructed above.
What is the deadline to apply for a permit?
There is no fixed deadline. Applications opened May 1 and will remain open until all our permits are booked. We then open a wait list. If a permit becomes available, we will contact you using the contact information that you submitted on the wiatlist. If we contact you, you will have 48 hours to respond. After 48 hours, the permit will be offered to the next person on the waitlist and you will be removed from the waitlist.
I didn't get a permit! Is there anywhere else I might be able to get a parking space?
UCSC Transportation and Parking Services has details of other off-campus parking on their website.
I am a current UCSC student taking Summer Session classes in June/July/August 2021. Can I get a permit for that period?
Yes, Summer Session permits are available for $50. Contact the office.
Do you have security cameras in the parking lot?
No, we don't. We do, however, have an on-site resident custodian, and the parking lot is fully lit.
I have another question...
Email or call the office: 831.426.2010.