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Annual Parking Permits for Faculty and Staff

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Annual permits let faculty and staff use the same permit year-round. Find your best option from a variety of permit types.


In the right place? You can also see rates for short-term permits or student annual permits.

University or state funds may not be used to purchase staff parking permits, and faculty and staff may not use a university-funded permit.

See Where and When to Park for parking privileges and restrictions. When you're ready to buy, bring your campus ID and license plate number(s) to a campus parking office. Payroll deduction is available for all annual permits (except department reserved).

Expiration and cancellation:

  • An annual permit expires each year on June 30, and payroll deductions end. (You can also pay the annual rate upfront.) Each year, you must purchase a new permit. To cancel, submit a cancellation/refund form (PDF) and surrender your permit to the parking office to stop payroll deductions or to receive any refund due.
  • A multiyear A or B permit does not expire until you surrender it to a parking office. Payroll deductions for multiyear permits will continue indefinitely until you submit a cancellation/refund form (PDF) and surrender the permit. Multiyear permits are only available with payroll deduction.

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A: Red

  • Who's eligible?
    • Staff with titles in these categories:
      • Academic
      • Manager and senior professionals (MSP)
      • Emeritus faculty and retirees
      • Designated house staff
      • Postdoctoral scholars with these title codes (payroll deduction available for title code 3252 only):
        • Postdoc-Employee (3252)
        • Postdoc-Fellow (3253)
        • Postdoc-Paid direct (3254)
  • Rate:
    • $93 per month
    • $1,116 per year (prorated on the 1st and 16th each month)

B: Green

  • Who's eligible?
    • Staff with titles in these categories:
      • Academic
      • Manager and senior professionals (MSP)
      • Career and casual
      • Resident physician
      • Medical intern
    • Graduate and postdoctoral students
    • Visiting scholars
  • Rate:
    • $81 per month (staff)
    • $972 per year (prorated on the 1st and 16th each month)

Night/ weekend annual

  • Purchase this permit for night/ weekend parking:
    • On campus
    • Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO)
    • Hillcrest and La Jolla medical centers
  • Who's eligible?
    • This permit is available for all to purchase.
  • Rate:
    • $14 per month
    • $168 per year (prorated on the 1st and 16th each month)

R: Individual reserved space

  • Who's eligible?
    • Chancellor
    • Vice chancellors
    • Associate/ assistant vice chancellors
    • Provosts
    • Institute directors
    • Academic department chairs
    • Medical Center director
    • Associate/ assistant directors
    • Medical division chiefs
  • Rate:
    • $174 per month
    • $2,088 per year (prorated on the 1st and 16th each month)
  • Restrictions:
    • Valid in the numbered space that matches the number on the permit
    • Also valid in A, B, or S spaces
    • Use of an individual's reserved space by someone other than the owner requires both:
      • Authorization from the owner
      • Display of an A or B permit
    • Vehicles not displaying a valid UCSD parking permit will be cited.

Departmental reserved space

  • Who's eligible?
    • Official guests of any department
    To obtain approval: Contact a parking supervisor with your reserved space request for approval by the vice chancellor – Business Affairs.
  • Rate:
    • $2,088 per year
  • Payment option:
    • Recharge
  • Restrictions:
    • Only authorized university guests may park in a reserved department parking space — no permit required (except Hillcrest).
    • The department controls access to its reserved parking space and requests enforcement as necessary.
    • UCSD employees may never park in reserved department spaces.

Note: University policy prohibits use by faculty and staff of a university-funded parking space.

M: Motorcycle

  • Who's eligible?

    Anyone parking a:

    • Motorcycle
    • Motorized scooter
    • Motorized bike (motorbike)
  • Rate:
    • $22 per month for staff
    • $66 per quarter for students
    • $264 per year (pro-rated on the 1st and 16th each month)

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