University of California, Riverside

Transportation & Parking Services

Parking Permits

Parking Permits

We recommend selecting the PICKUP option for permits purchased online.

Spring Quarter 2017 Commuter Permits

Gold Plus permits have sold out.

Spring Quarter Gold and Night commuter permits are available for purchase online.  Undergraduate commuter students MUST purchase their permit online. A map with Gold permit parking locations is available here.  A $15.00 fee will be charged for lost, stolen or returned permits.

If you select MAILING for your delivery option, your permit will be mailed on the next business day.  Please allow 7-10 business days for delivery.  The MAILING option is only available through March 10, 2017.  After that date, to ensure your permit is available for the start of Spring quarter, PICKUP will be the only option.

If you select PICKUP for your delivery option, your permit will be available on the next business day at the Parking Services building. Parking Services is located on campus at 683 Linden Street. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

2016/ 2017 Campus Apartments / Residence Hall Parking Permits

The online permit purchase window for Housing parking permits has closed.  If you are interested in purchasing a Residence Hall or Glen Mor parking permit, please add your name to the "HOUSING RESIDENT" waiting list via the Parking Account Portal.

If you would like to purchase a Campus Apartment  parking permit for Bannockburn, Falkirk, Oban or University Plaza, you may purchase your permit at the Parking Services office. Parking Services is located on campus at 683 Linden Street. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Commuter Permit Online Availability

 The 2016-2017 Commuter Permit online purchase availability windows are shown below. Please note that the permit mailing option is only available at the beginning of the purchase window to allow time for the permit to reach its destination.  If you purchase a permit near the beginning of the quarter or after the quarter has begun, your only option will be to pick up your permit.

First Day of Quarter 9/19/2016 1/4/2017 3/29/2017
First Day of Instruction 9/22/2016 1/9/2017 4/3/2017
Commuter Permits Available for Purchase Online 8/15/2016 - 11/11/2016 11/14/2016 - 2/10/2017 2/13/2017 - 5/5/2017
Temporary Permit Valid Dates 9/19/2016 - 9/28/2016 1/9/2017 - 1/13/2017 3/29/2017 - 4/7/2017
Permit Mailing Option 8/15/2016 - 9/5/2016 11/14/2016 - 12/15/2016 2/13/2017 - 3/10/2017
Permit Pickup Only 9/6/2016 - 11/11/2016 12/16/2016 - 2/10/2017 3/11/2017 - 5/5/2017

Stonehaven Parking Permits

Parking permits for Stonehaven are available for purchase via the Stonehaven housing website.


Have you checked out the Alternative Transportation Programs available to UCR Students, Faculty and Staff?

Find out about ridesharing, carpools, vanpools, RTA UPASS, bicycle licensing, and more in our alternative transportation pages.

Permit Requirements

  • ALL motorized vehicles must display a valid UCR parking permit when parking on UCR property. Short-term, 2-hour visitor parking is available in lot spaces designated as Pay-By-Space or Dispenser parking.
  • Permits for students, faculty and staff are lot specific. Lot entrance signs will display the appropriate permit required in each lot.
  • Permits must be properly displayed:
    • Clearly visible through the vehicle's front windshield
    • Motorcycle and Moped permits should be clearly visible with placement on the vehicle's front, right shock.
    • Permit Number and Expiration Date clearly visible to Parking Enforcement Officers through the front windshield (or front, right shock for Motorcycles and Mopeds).

Parking Permits are the property of the University and:

  • are for use by the registered permit holder only;
  • are non-transferable;
  • may not be resold;
  • may not be altered.

Parking on campus is viewed as a privilege and as such Transportation and Parking Services reserves the right to refuse, revoke or deny parking privileges. The University assumes no responsibility for any vehicle or its contents while being operated or parked on UC Riverside property. Parking regulations may change without notice if deemed necessary.

  • Leave your car at home. Enjoy the ease and convenience of UCR’s public transit program.
  • Use alternative transportation (Vanpool, Carpool, Bike, or Bus). Incentives are available!
  • Avoid the crowds. Purchase your permit through our secure web portal. Order your parking permit early enough for it to arrive in the mail, before you need it.
  • Give yourself plenty of time to park and walk to your campus destination. We suggest arriving 30 minutes prior to your scheduled class time or appointment.
  • Avoid inner campus roads at peak commute hours. Campus Drive becomes congested, particularly during class changes.
  • Review the posted lot entrance signs before you park to ensure your permit is valid in that lot.
  • Park head-in and within the lines at the correct angle allowing other drivers parking vehicles next to you adequate space to exit and enter their vehicle.
  • LEAVE YOUR VEHICLE SECURE. The University is not responsible for parking lot theft. Lock your vehicle. Keep valuables locked in your vehicle trunk or take them with you. Report any supicious behavior of individuals or supicious vehicles.
  • Check our website or follow us on twitter for updates on parking lots and road conditions.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Transportation & Parking Services
683 Linden Street
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tel: (951) 827-8277
Fax: (951) 827-2178