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Visitor Parking

Welcome to the University of California, Irvine. All vehicles parked on the campus are required to display a valid parking permit at all times. Permit dispensers are available at all times and accept major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) and cash.

Please visit our interactive campus map for dispenser locations. If you would prefer to speak with a parking attendant at an information kiosk, click here for a map of locations and available hours.

If you are visiting faculty or staff member from another UC campus or the UCI Medical Center, please click here to view our Permit Reciprocity policy.

Day Use - Visitor Parking Rates
Hourly - Pay-By-Space $4.00 / hour
Hourly - General$2.00 / hour
Hourly - Anteater Recreation Center$1.00 / hour
One Day - General $10.00
One Day - Reserved $14.00
One Day – Oversized Vehicle $20.00
One Week – Oversized Vehicle $110.00
One Month – Oversized Vehicle $194.00
One Week - General (7 consecutive days)* $49.00
One Month - General (GNA) (30 consecutive days)* $97.00
One Month – Evening (E) (30 consecutive days)* $37.00

*Monthly permits may only be purchased from the Transportation and Distribution Services Office.

Overnight - Visitor Parking Rates **
Overnight – 1 Day $14.00
Overnight – 2 Days $28.00
Overnight – 3 Days $42.00
Overnight – Weekly (7 Days) $49.00

**Overnight parking is valid in 24hours increments from the time of purchase.

Day Use - Event Permit Rates
One Day - General$10.00
One Day - General (Bren Event Center Concerts)$15.00
"GNA" Visitor Permit

Where and When to Park

  • In unmarked stalls in all "S" parking areas and Lot 1
  • After 5:00pm Monday - Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday in unmarked stalls and "AR" stalls not marked "Enforced 24 Hours" in all parking areas
"E" Evening

Where and When to Park

  • 5pm to 12am and all day Saturday and Sunday in unmarked general stalls and "AR" reserved stalls that are not marked "Enforced 24 Hours"
Overnight Parking

Where and When to Park

  • 24 hours after purchase, in unmarked stalls in "S" and "R" parking lots and lot 1
"OV" Oversized Vehicle Permit

Vehicles that will not fit into one standardized parking stall must purchase an Oversized Vehicle (OV) permit from the Transportation and Distribution Services office, information kiosks, or permit dispensers. Overnight camping is prohibited at all times on the UCI campus.

Where and When to Park

  • All day in Lot CT and along Health Sciences Road (south of Bison Avenue)


Vendor Parking

Outside vendors may purchase a service permit at any information kiosk. Vendors must show a valid business card and have a need to access equipment or load/unload from their vehicle(s).

Service parking stalls are available near buildings and loading docks for short-term loading and unloading of materials. Vehicles parked in any marked loading zone must comply with the posted time limit. Longer-term service parking stalls are available in most parking lots and structures. All vehicles must be parked in a designated parking stall at all times.

Day Use - Vendor Permit Rates
Hourly - Pay-By-Space$4.00 / hour
One Day - Service $17.00
One Week - Service (7 consecutive days)* $59.00
One Month - Service (VS) (30 consecutive days)* $104.00

*Weekly and Monthly permits may only be purchased from the Transportation and Distribution Services Office.

"VS" Vendor Service Permit

Where and When to Park

  • All day, in Service Stalls or in unmarked and "AR" stalls in all parking areas, with the exception of Lot 80

Departments wishing to purchase visitor parking for their guests, please use our Permit Reservations System.

UCI Transportation and Distribution Services
200 Public Services Building
Irvine, CA 92697-4525
Phone: (949) 824-7275      Fax: (949) 824-2387
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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