University of California, Riverside

Transportation & Parking Services

Parking Permits

Parking Permits

We recommend selecting the PICKUP option for permits purchased online.

Commuter Permit Online Availability

 The 2018-2019 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.

Instruction Dates 6/25/2018 - 7/28/2018 7/30/2018 - 9/1/2018 6/25/2018 - 9/1/2018 6/25/2018 - 9/23/2018
Commuter Permits Available for Purchase Online 5/21/2018 - 7/06/2018 7/9/2018 - 8/17/2018 5/21/2018 - 7/6/2018 5/21/2018 - 8/19/2018

Summer session permits: Please note that there are no temporary permits available for summer session. If you are in a summer session that does not align with the above dates, you may come in to the Parking office to purchase a permit for a different time frame.

First Day of Quarter 9/24/2018 1/2/2019 3/27/2019
First Day of Instruction 9/27/2018 1/7/2019 4/1/2019
Commuter Permits Available for Purchase Online 8/13/2018 - 11/9/2018 11/12/2018 - 2/8/2019 2/11/2019 - 5/3/2019
Temporary Permit Valid Dates 9/24/2018 - 10/5/2018 1/1/2019 - 1/11/2019 3/25/2019 - 4/5/2019
Permit Mailing Option 8/13/2018 - 9/6/2018 11/12/2018 - 12/13/2018 2/11/2019 - 3/7/2019
Permit Pickup Only 9/7/2018 - 11/9/2018 12/14/2018 - 2/8/2019 3/8/2019 - 5/3/2019

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