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Student Parking Permits

A valid parking permit must be displayed at all times on the UC Irvine campus.

Student permits are available online at myCommute by logging in with your UCInetID. All available zones and permit options will appear and may be purchased on a first-come-first-serve basis. You may change your zone based on availability. In order to renew your current zone, simply purchase your new permit when your current permit is still valid. Student permits may be purchased using any major credit card Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

As part of UCI's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, students living within two miles of campus, undergraduate residents of Campus Village, and freshmen residents of Mesa Court and Middle Earth may not purchase a parking permit. If you demonstrate a compelling need to have a vehicle for commuting or living on-campus, please complete the Parking Permit Application. The application process does not pertain to Arroyo Vista, American Campus Communities, and other UCI-affiliated housing.

Medical, motorcycle, and car/motorcycle permits may be purchased directly from the Transportation Office. We encourage you to have your parking permit mailed to you. You may also pick up your permit on campus with a UCI ID at an available kiosk location. Parking permits are not valid until printed and obtained.


Permit Types:

"S" Zone Commuter  S 
Permit Eligibility
  • Undergraduate commuters
  • Graduate commuters
Rates
  • $13.00 per day
  • $40.00 per week
  • $75.00 per month
Where and When to Park

Zone 1-6 commuter permits are VALID:
  • 7:00am to 12:00am in general unassigned stalls in “S” parking areas within the selected zone:
    Zone 1: Mesa parking structure (MPS) and lots 14, 14A, 36, ARC
    Zone 2: Lots 82, 83, 84, 36, ARC
    Zone 3: Lots 16H, 70, ARC, 36
    Zone 4: Anteater Parking Structure (APS) and lots 36, ARC
    Zone 5: Social Science Parking Structure (SSPS), and lots 36, ARC
    Zone 6: Student Center Parking Structure (SCPS), and lots 5, 36, ARC
  • 7:00am to 12:00am in white stalls in the East Campus Parking Structure (ECPS)
  • After 3:00pm Monday-Friday in general unassigned stalls in "S" parking areas in zones 1-6
  • After 5:00 pm Monday-Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday in general unassigned and “AR” reserved stalls not marked
Zone 1-6 commuter permits are NOT VALID:
  • "P" preferred parking areas
  • "AR" reserved stalls
  • Resident stalls
  • Service stalls
  • Disabled stalls
  • Pay by space
  • Exclusively reserved stalls
  • Yellow stalls ECPS
  • For overnight parking
"P" Preferred Zone Commuter P
Permit Eligibility
  • Undergraduate commuters
  • Graduate commuters
Rates
  • $18.00 per day
  • $49.00 per week
  • $94.00 per month
Where and When to Park

Zone 1-6 preferred permits are VALID:
  • 7:00am to 12:00am in “P” preferred and general unassigned stalls in “S” parking areas within the selected zone
    Zone 1: Mesa parking structure (MPS) and lots 14, 14A, 36, ARC
    Zone 3: Lots 16H, 70, ARC, 36
    Zone 4: Anteater Parking Structure (APS) and lots 36, ARC
    Zone 5: Social Science Parking Structure (SSPS), and lots 36, ARC
    Zone 6: Student Center Parking Structure (SCPS), and lots 5, 36, ARC
  • 7:00am to 12:00am in white stalls in the East Campus Parking Structure (ECPS)
  • After 3:00 pm Monday-Friday in general unassigned stalls in "S" parking areas in zones 1-6
  • After 5:00 pm Monday-Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday in general unassigned and “AR” reserved stalls not marked "Enforced 24 Hours"
Zone preferred permits 1-6 are NOT VALID:
  • "AR" reserved stalls
  • Resident stalls
  • Service stalls
  • Disabled stalls
  • Pay by space
  • Exclusively reserved stalls
  • Yellow stalls ECPS
  • For overnight parking
"R" Resident  R 
Rates
  • $18.00 per day
  • $56.00 per week
  • $125.00 per month
Where and When to Park
  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the parking area designated for your resident permit type:
    Permit Type Eligibility Parking Area
    "R-MC"
    Mesa Court
    Mesa Court residents Lots 5, 14, and 14A
    "R-ME"
    Middle Earth-Anteater Parking Structure
    Middle Earth residents (space limited)
    Resident Assistances (RAs) for Middle Earth
    Anteater Parking Structure (APS) 3rd floor and above only and lot 18R
    "R-CV"
    Campus Village
    Campus Village residents - Lots 16AE, 16AW, 16B, 70
    - In the marked RESIDENT stalls in lot 13 (all other stalls prohibited)
    - In general unassigned stalls in lot 16H
    "R-AV"
    Arroyo Vista
    Arroyo Vista residents Lots AV2, AV3
    "R-OC"
    Off-campus
    Residents of off-campus apartments or residents of apartments owned by American Campus Communities-VDC, VDCN, CDS, and PDS White stalls on floors 1 & 2 in the East Campus Parking Structure (ECPS)
  • After 5:00 pm Monday-Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday in open campus lots (not parking structures) in general unassigned and “AR” reserved stalls not marked "Enforced 24 Hours"
  • During ARC operating hours, "R-MC", "R-ME", and "R-CV" are valid in the ARC lot, lot 36, and the white stalls in ECPS.
"E" Evening
Permit Eligibility
  • Undergraduate commuters
  • Residents of VDC, VDCN, CDS, and PDS
  • Graduate commuters
Rate
  • $42.00 per month
Where and When to Park
  • After 5:00 pm until 12:00am Monday-Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday in general unassigned and “AR” reserved stalls not marked "Enforced 24 Hours"
  • White stalls in the East Campus Parking Structure (ECPS)
"MX" Motorcycle
Permit Eligibility
  • Undergraduates
  • Graduate commuters
Rate
  • $42.00 per month
Where and When to Park
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 Preferred, Commuter, or Resident rate.
MBA Permit
Permit Eligibility
  • FEMBA, EMBA, and HCEMBA students only
Rate
  • $42.00 per month
Where and When to Park
  • After 4:00pm Monday-Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday in general unassigned and "AR" reserved stalls not marked "Enforced 24 Hours”
  • All day Friday, in general unassigned stalls in all "S" parking areas
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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