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Faculty/Staff Parking Permits

A valid parking permit must be displayed at all times on the UC Irvine campus.
Parking permits may be purchased at the Transportation and Distribution Services Office using cash, check or any major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover). Qualified employees may also pay permit fees via monthly payroll deduction.

All UCI affiliates are not eligible to receive parking permits that are charged to the University funds. By paying for an employee's permit, the department would, in essence, be providing the individual with additional compensation. Receiving compensation without reporting to the Internal Revenue Services violates Federal and State tax laws.

At this time, all Faculty/Staff permits may be purchased at the Transportation and Distribution Services office.

Permit Types

"C" / "CI" General  C 
Permit Eligibility
  • Must be a UCI employee
Rates
  • $10.00 per day
  • $35.00 per week
  • $65.00 per month
Where to Park
  • In unmarked stalls in all "C" parking areas, with the exception of Lot 1C
  • After 5:00pm Monday - Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday in "AR" stalls not marked "Enforced 24 Hours" in all parking areas
"AR" / "ARI" Reserved AR
Permit Eligibility
  • Must be a UCI employee
Rates
  • $14.00 per day
  • $49.00 per week
  • $84.00 per month
Where to Park
  • In unmarked and "AR" stalls in all parking areas, with the exception of Lot 1C and 80
Carpool
Permit Eligibility
Rate
  • Two person carpool
    • "C" General: $32.50 per person/month
    • "AR" Reserved: $42.00 per person/month
  • Three person carpool
    • "C" General: $21.66 per person/month
    • "AR" Reserved: $28.00 per person/month
  • Four or more people in carpool: Free
Where to Park
  • "C" General
    • In unmarked stalls in all "C" parking areas, with the exception of Lot 1C
    • After 5:00pm Monday - Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday in "AR" stalls not marked "Enforced 24 Hours" in all parking areas
  • "AR" Reserved
    • In unmarked and "AR" stalls in all parking areas, with the exception of Lot 1C and 80
  • "CP" Four-Person Carpool
    • In unmarked and "AR" stalls in all parking areas, with the exception of Lot 1C and 80
"X" / "XI" Executive
Permit Eligibility
  • Must be a UCI employee
Rate
  • $133.00 per month
Where to Park
  • Any parking lot or stall on the campus except stalls designated for Disabled parking, stalls marked for specific departments or persons, patient stalls, or stalls marked "exempt plate service vehicles only"
"MX" Motorcycle
Permit Eligibility
  • Must be a UCI employee
Rate
  • $40.00 per month
Where to Park
"GN" Car/Motorcycle Combined Permit

If you would like the option to park a car or motorcycle with a single permit, please visit the Transportation and Distribution Services office. A combination permit (GN) is available at the "X", "AR", or "C" permit rate.

"E" Evening
Permit Eligibility
  • Must be a UCI employee
Rate
  • $40.00 per month
Where to Park
  • After 5:00pm until 12:00am midnight Monday - Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday in unmarked stalls and "AR" stalls not marked "Enforced 24 Hours" in all parking areas
  • White stalls only in the East Campus Parking Structure (ECPS), all other stalls prohibited

Additional Information

Payroll Deduction

Payroll deductions are processed on the 10th of every month and deducted in arrears. This means that each deduction pays for the previous month. You may choose to have your parking fees deducted on either a pre-tax or post-tax basis.

Qualifications

  • You must be in the payroll system with an appointment of 50% or greater (no fellowships, grants, or without salary appointments).
  • Your appointment must be for a minimum of three months or longer in the UCI payroll system as payroll deducted permits must be obtained for a minimum of three months.
  • If your appointment is indefinite, you qualify for an indefinite permit. If you choose this permit, deductions will continue until you return your permit to Transportation and Distribution Services.
  • Undergraduate students are not eligible for payroll deduction.

Cancellation
You are responsible to pay the monthly fee on your parking permit until it is returned to Transportation and Distribution Services. To cancel your permit and avoid continuing charges, return your permit at your earliest convenience (prior to the 10th of the month). Permits cancelled after the 10th will be charged the monthly parking rate.

Emeritus/Retiree

For those faculty or staff who are retired and continuing services without compensation, Transportation and Distribution Services offers parking permits at half price. In order to purchase this permit at the Transportation and Distribution Services Office, bring a UCI ID and a UCI emeritus ID card. For questions related to obtaining an emeritus card, please contact the Center of Emeriti & Retirees.

Frequently Asked Questions About Payroll Deduction

I work through Campus Temporary Services and I work full-time do I qualify for payroll deduction?
No, Campus Temporary Service employees typically aren't in the system 50% or more so we are unable to payroll deduct them.

I work 20 or more hours but my department didn't/won't enter me into the payroll system as 50% or more, can I still have my permit taken out on payroll deduction?
No. Even though that may be the case, the payroll deduction system cannot deduct employee's that are below 50%.

I am on a post-doc or on a fellowship can I qualify for payroll deduction?
No. Most post-doc and fellowships are paid through outside funding and not from university funds. We cannot payroll deduct outside funding sources.

I do not have my employee ID number yet can I still sign up for payroll deduction?
No. You will need to come into the Parking Office and purchase a monthly permit. Once your ID appears in the system you may sign up for payroll deduction.

I am an undergraduate student and I work on campus can I qualify for payroll deduction?
No. If you are a student you will not qualify for payroll deduction, because undergraduate appointments are usually below 50%.

I am a graduate student and I work as a Teaching/ Research Assistant can I qualify for payroll deduction?
Yes. As long as you are in the payroll system as 50% or more and are not working without salary or on a fellowship.

I am an emeriti professor can I still do payroll deduction?
No. If you are working without salary we cannot payroll deduct you.

If I do payroll deduction, do I pay for my parking in advance?
No. Payroll deduction is done in arrears which means on your paycheck you are paying for the month you previously parked.

What is the difference between having the monthly amount deducted on a pre-tax or post-tax basis?
The pre-tax option reduces your taxable income, which means your salary is taxed on a lower income on a monthly basis. The Post-tax option taxes your whole income.

How do I choose the pre-tax option?
Pre-tax is automatic, unless you choose to opt out of it.

When do I need to turn my permit in so I am not charged for the following month?
The cut-off date for payroll is the 10th of the month, if you return your permit to the parking office before the 10th of the month you won't be charged for parking that month.

I was on medical leave/sabbatical for the past few months and I didn't know I had to return my permit; can I now get a refund?
If you leave the University for any reason it is your responsibility to return your parking permit to the parking office. When a person has an active permit on payroll deduction and the amount is not applied to a paycheck the amount accumulates in a suspended account until another paycheck is issued. The total amount outstanding will then be taken on your next paycheck.

I am leaving the university, is my permit automatically cancelled when I leave?
No. Your permit is not cancelled until it has been returned to the parking office.

I came in on the 12th of the month do I have to pay for the whole month?
Yes. Your permit is prorated on a daily, weekly, or monthly rate, whichever is more economical. If you purchase a permit in the middle of the month and there are two or more weeks left in the month the monthly rate will apply.

UCI Transportation and Distribution Services
200 Public Services Building
Irvine, CA 92697-4525
Phone: (949) 824-7275      Fax: (949) 824-2387
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