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Where to Buy a Parking Permit

Find out where and how to buy a parking permit either in person or online.

Convenient online permit sales:

Students can buy permits online now and receive them by mail. Faculty and staff online permits sales available soon!

In-person permit sales:

Most staff and faculty permits require campus ID and are sold in person only at these locations (except during university holidays).

Office Closure

The Campus, Thornton, and Hillcrest parking offices will be closed for system updates May 1, 2, and 5, 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

NOTE: To purchase a parking permit at the Gilman or Hillcrest parking office, you will need your vehicle information (make, model, and license plate number).

Campus parking office

Address: 9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0040
La Jolla, CA 92093-0040
Permits sold: All types, except Gilman pay station
Location: Gilman Parking Structure, level 2 (map)
Hours: Weekdays, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Effective March 24, 2014: Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: (858) 534-4223
E-mail: parking@ucsd.edu
Note: Limited free parking is available on level 2 of the structure, near the parking office, while you conduct parking business.

Medical Center Hillcrest parking office

Address: 4202 Bachman Place, Mail Code 8205
San Diego, CA 92103-8205
Permits sold: All except S permits
Location: Bachman Parking Structure, level 2 (map)
Hours: Weekdays, 6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Phone: (619) 543-6524
E-mail: mc-parking@ucsd.edu
Note: Limited free parking is available on level 2, near the parking office, while you conduct parking business. See also Patient/ Visitor Parking: Medical Center Hillcrest.

Thornton Hospital

Location: 9300 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093 (map)
Permits sold: Medical Center staff may purchase Occasional Use B and Night/ Weekend Quarterly permits from the vending machine in the hospital foyer near the west entrance.
Hours: Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. See also Patient/ Visitor Parking: Medical Center La Jolla.

Effective March 24, 2014: Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m except Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

University Extension

Location: UCSD Extension Complex
9600 N. Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92093 (map)
Permits sold: University Extension students showing proper ID may purchase Night/ Weekend Quarterly permits.
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. – noon (closed Sunday)
Phone: (858) 534-3400

Pay stations

Locations:
Permits sold:
  • 45 minutes to 1 day (except inside Gilman Parking Structure)
  • 1 hour to 1 day (inside Gilman Parking Structure)
Hours: Weekdays, 7 a.m. – 11 p.m., except where noted
Notes

Exact change is required. Pay stations do not dispense change.

Pay with any combination of the following:

  • Cash — $1 and $5 bills only
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express

*Pay stations permits purchased outside Gilman Parking Structure are not valid for visitor parking inside the structure.

See Short-Term Parking Permits for rates.

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