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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).

NOTE: To purchase a parking permit, 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: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: (858) 534-4223
Email: 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 types, except S permits
Location: Bachman Parking Structure, level 2 (map)
Hours: Weekdays, 6:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Phone: (619) 543-6524
Email: 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: All types, except Gilman pay station
Hours: Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., except Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. See also Patient/ Visitor Parking: Medical Center La Jolla.

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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