University of California, Riverside

Transportation & Parking Services

Parking Permits

Parking Permits

We recommend selecting the PICKUP option for permits purchased online. 

Fall Quarter Gold Commuter Permits Available Online

Gold Plus permits for Fall Quarter are sold out.

Fall Quarter Gold commuter permits are available for purchase online via the Parking Account Center or in the Parking Services office. A map with Gold permit parking locations is available hereA $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.  We recommend the PICKUP option.

If you select PICKUP for your delivery option, during the first few days of Fall quarter your permit may be picked up based on the following schedule:

Pickup Schedule

September 24, September 25, September 28, September 29, September 30
LOT 26
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Permits will also be available the next business day before and after these dates and times 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.

Campus Apartments / Glen Mor New Resident 2015-2016 Parking Permits

Campus Apartment permits for Bannockburn, Falkirk, Oban, University Plaza and Glen Mor will be available for purchase online via the Parking Account Center August 17th through August 28th.  After this date you may purchase your permit at the Transportation and Parking Services office.

Campus Apartment permits will be available for pick-up on September 11th at your designated Check-In Day location.  After this date you may pick-up your permit at the Transportation and Parking Services office.

Residence Hall New Resident 2015-2016 Parking Permits

Residence Hall permits will be available for purchase online August 31st through September 11th.  After this date you may purchase your permit at the Transportation and Parking Services office.

Residence Hall permits will be available for pick-up on September 20th  at your designated Move-In Day location.  After this date you may pick-up your permit at the Transportation and Parking Services office.

Stonehaven Parking Permits

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

Family Housing / Campus Apartments Continuing Resident 2015-2016 Parking Permits

If you purchased a 2015-2016 Family Housing / Campus Apartment annual housing permit, you may pick it up at the Parking Services office beginning June 1st.   If you purchased an academic year permit, your permit will be available for pick up on Check-In Day, September 11th.



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