University of California, Riverside

Transportation & Parking Services



Visitor Parking


Welcome to the University of California, Riverside. All vehicles parked on the campus are required to display a valid parking permit at all times. Time limits are strictly enforced.

Daily parking permits are available at the Campus Kiosk, located on University Avenue entrance and West Campus Drive, and at the Canyon Crest Kiosk, located on Martin Luther King Blvd. and Canyon Crest Drive. Daily and hourly permits are available from Pay-by-Space and Pay-and-Display dispensers located in designated parking lots. Parkmobile may also be used to pay for short term parking in visitor parking areas on campus that utilize numbered Pay-By-Space parking. Longer term visitor parking permits may be purchased online or at the Parking Services office located at 683 Linden St.

Kiosk Permits

Daily parking permits are available at the Campus Kiosk, located on University Avenue entrance and West Campus Drive, and at the Canyon Crest Kiosk, located on Martin Luther King Blvd. and Canyon Crest Drive.

Permit Type Parking Area Payment Method Current Rate as of 8/1/2017
Gold Gold Lots 26, 30, 32 and 50 Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover

$8.00/day

Night After 4:00 PM Monday-Friday and all day on weekends in all non-reserved spaces in Red, Blue and Gold permit lots Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover $6.00/day
Campus Tour Campus Tour reservation required. Park in lot designated on permit. Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover $8.00/day 

Permit Dispensers

Permit options vary by parking area as described below.

Pay-by-Space permits are valid only for the specified numbered parking space purchased.
Pay-and-Display permits must be displayed on the driver's side of the dashboard.         

Dispenser Location / Parking Area Nearby Destinations Permit Type Payment Method Current Rate as of 8/1/2017 Availability
Lot 4 The Barn;
Bell Tower;
Highlander Union Building (HUB);
Humanities and Social Sciences;
Sproul Hall
Pay-by-Space Visa,  Discover,
Parkmobile
$3.00/hour M-F before 4 PM, 2 hour maximum
$1.50/hour M-F after 4 PM and all day on weekends, 2 hour maximum
Lot 6 Anderson Hall;
The Barn;
Chapman Hall; Psychology;
Rivera Library;
School of Business Administration;
University Theatre
Pay-by-Space Visa,  Discover,
Parkmobile
$10.00/day M-F before 4 PM, upper section of lot
$6.00/day M-F after 4 PM and all day on weekends, upper section of lot
$3.00/hour M-F before 4 PM, 2 hour maximum
$1.50/hour M-F after 4 PM and all day on weekends, 2 hour maximum
Lot 10  Botanic Gardens;
Chemical Sciences;
Orbach Science Library; School of Medicine
Pay-by-Space  Visa,  Discover,
Parkmobile
$3.00/hour M-F before 4 PM, 2 hour maximum
$1.50/hour M-F after 4 PM and all day on weekends, 2 hour maximum
Lot 13

Chemical Sciences;
Orbach Science Library;
Lothian Residence Hall

Pay-and-Display Visa,  Discover $10.00/day M-F before 4 PM
$6.00/day M-F after 4 PM and all day on weekends
$1.50/hour M-F after 4 PM and all day on weekends, 2 hour maximum
Lot 14  Market at Glen Mor; Starbucks; Lothian Residence Hall Pay-by-Space Visa,  Discover,
Parkmobile
$3.00/hour M-F before 4 PM, 2 hour maximum
$1.50/hour M-F after 4 PM and all day on weekends, 2 hour maximum
Lot 20 EH&S;
Glen Mor Apartments;
Pentland Hills Residence Hall;
Risk Management;
Transportation and Parking Services
Pay-and-Display Visa,  Discover $12.00/day M-F before 4 PM
$6.00/day M-F after 4 PM and all day on weekends
$3.00/hour M-F before 4 PM, 2 hour maximum
$1.50/hour M-F after 4 PM and all day on weekends, 2 hour maximum
Lot 23  Aberdeen & Inverness Residence Hall;
Fleet Services;
Pentland Hills Residence Hall;
Physical Plant;
Transportation and Parking Services
Pay-and-Display   Visa,  Discover $10.00/day M-F before 4 PM
$6.00/day
$16.00/2 day
M-F after 4 PM and all day on weekends
Lot 24 Alumni & Visitor Center; Athletics;
Campus Store; Engineering;
Housing Administration;
Material Sciences
Pay-and-Display Visa,  Discover $10.00/day M-F before 4 PM
$6.00/day M-F after 4 PM and all day on weekends
$3.00/hour M-F before 4 PM, 2 hour maximum
$1.50/hour M-F after 4 PM and all day on weekends, 2 hour maximum
Lot 26 Baseball field;
Riverside Sports Complex
Pay-and-Display Visa,  Discover $8.00/day M-F before 4 PM
$6.00/day M-F after 4 PM and all day on weekends
$1.50/hour M-F after 4 PM and all day on weekends, 2 hour maximum
Lot 30 The Barn;
Humanities 400;
Olmsted Hall;
Rivera Library;
University Theatre
 
Pay-and-Display Visa, Discover $8.00/day M-F before 4 PM
$6.00/day M-F after 4 PM and all day on weekends
Lot 32 Overflow for Lot 30 Pay-and-Display Visa,  Discover $8.00/day M-F before 4 PM
$6.00/day M-F after 4 PM and all day on weekends
A&I Horseshoe  Aberdeen & Inverness Residence Hall;
Student Recreation Center
Pay-by-Space Visa, Discover $3.00/hour M-F before 4 PM, 2 hour maximum
$1.50/hour M-F after 4 PM and all day on weekends, 2 hour maximum
Big Springs Structure Glen Mor Apartments Pay-and-Display

Visa,  Discover,
Parkmobile

$3.00/hour M-F before 4 PM, 2 hour maximum
$1.50/hour M-F after 4 PM and all day on weekends, 2 hour maximum
Botanic Gardens Botanic Gardens Pay-and-Display Cash,
Visa,  Discover
$1.50/hour Daily before 6 PM, 2 hour maximum
Campus Kiosk   Pay-and-Display Visa,  Discover

$6.00/night or weekend permit
$8.00/gold permit
$10.00/blue permit

Dispenser available when kiosk is closed
Extension Center Extension Center;
Highlander Hall;
Human Resources
Pay-and-Display Cash $0.25/15 min., 2 hour maximum
$5.00/day
Daily 8 AM - 10 PM
Falkirk Falkirk Apartments Pay-by-Space Parkmobile $3.00/hour M-F before 4 PM, 2 hour maximum
$1.50/hour M-F after 4 PM and all day on weekends, 2 hour maximum
Oban Oban Family Housing Pay-by-Space Parkmobile $8.00/day M-F before 4 PM
$6.00/day M-F after 4 PM and all day on weekends
$3.00/hour M-F before 4 PM, 2 hour maximum
$1.50/hour M-F after 4 PM and all day on weekends, 2 hour maximum
Pentland Way Glen Mor Apartments;
Pentland Hills Residence Hall
Pay-by-Space Parkmobile $3.00/hour M-F before 4 PM, 2 hour maximum
$1.50/hour M-F before 4 PM, 2 hour maximum
Palm Desert
(Lot B)
    Parkmobile $6.00/day Daily

Pay by Phone (Parkmobile)

Transportation and Parking Services now offers Parkmobile, an app that enables you to pay for short-term parking. Parkmobile offers easy alternatives for parking payments and saves customers’ time. Pay from any smart phone, mobile device, or website or call their toll free phone service at 877-727-5932 (877 PARK 932). It is parking made simple. More information about Parkmobile can be found at parkmobile.com.

How do I use Parkmobile?

The first step is to register with Parkmobile. Visit parkmobile.com, download the free Parkmobile app or call their toll free phone service at 877-727-5932 (877 PARK 932). When registering, a credit card or Pay-Pal account is required.

How does it work?
  • Look for the Parkmobile sign or sticker.
  • Use the Parkmobile mobile app or mobile website to enter in the zone number listed on the sign and in the table below, and choose your parking duration.
  • Instead of placing a receipt on the car dashboard, your vehicle license plate will serve as the credential through Parkmobile to prove that you’ve paid.
  • You can opt-in to receive a notification 15 minutes before your parking session is set to expire.
Location Zone
Lot 4 2460
Lot 6 Upper 2468
Lot 6 Lower 2469
Lot 10 2461
Lot 14 2462
A&I 2463
Big Springs Structure 2464
Falkirk 2465
Oban 2466
Pentland Way 2467
Palm Desert (Lot B) 2470
Is there a fee for using Parkmobile?

Although there is a transaction fee collected by ParkMobile for each use, Transportation and Parking Services is paying that fee out of the standard parking rates collected so users pay the same rate when using the ParkMobile system as they would if they used a traditional parking permit dispenser or meter.

Will Parkmobile be available in all surface lots and parking structures?

Parkmobile is currently available in short term visitor parking areas on campus that utilize numbered Pay-By-Space parking.  Daily visitor parking in Lot B at the Palm Desert campus is also provided through the ParkMobile system.

Future plans do include the deployment of ParkMobile as a payment option for daily parking in additional daily parking lots on the main campus.

How Will Enforcement Officers Know That I've Paid?

Parkmobile parking space statuses are provided to parking enforcement officers on their handheld computers. The officer will use your license plate number, zone number and parking space number, if applicable, to view your Parkmobile payment on their handheld computer. As such, please make sure to add any additional license plate numbers to your account before creating a parking session to make sure your parking transactions are correctly created.

Zone Number Information and Range

Zone numbers are a critical part of your transaction and must be recorded correctly in order for your parking session to be identified correctly by the parking enforcement officers. Zone numbers vary by lot. You MUST identify your Parkmobile zone number from the Parkmobile signage located in your parking area to ensure you start your session correctly. In the parking areas for the UCR main campus, zone numbers range from 2460 to 2469.

Parkmobile Phone Number

The Parkmobile toll-free phone number to reach the automated system to register and/or start or extend your parking sessions is (877) 727-5932.

Payment Methods Accepted

The payment methods accepted are Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Pay-Pal.

Can transactions in zones in this area be extended or stopped?

You cannot stop a session once it is started. You must select the amount of time you want in advance and pay for that time with your credit card. If you choose more time than you needed, you will not be able to stop the session or get a refund.

You are able to purchase additional parking periods if you want to extend the overall length of your visit, if you see that you need more than the amount you initially paid for.  You can do this do starting a new session near the end of your original transaction but before the original transaction expires.

What do I do if I get a parking citation?

Parkmobile does not own, operate, manage or enforce the parking on the University’s property. Transportation and Parking Services continues to provide that service to the campus and enforces its parking regulation and issues citations to those vehicles that violate the parking rules and regulations. To dispute a citation, follow the instructions on the citation or go to parking.ucr.edu. You can log on to your Personal Pages online at parkmobile.com to obtain a receipt for your parking session to include with your dispute.

Contact Us

You can reach Transportation and Parking Services weekdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at (951) 827-4395.

Longer Term Visitor Permits

If you require a longer term visitor parking permit, you may purchase one online or at the Parking Services office located at 683 Linden St..

Permit Types:

Gold Commuter

Quarterly and annual Gold commuter permits are available online by creating a visitor account. Gold commuter permits are also available at the Parking Services office.

Gold commuter permits may be purchased using cash, check, Visa, Mastercard or Discover.

Where and When to Park

Permit Type Eligibility Parking Area Current Rate as of 8/1/2017
Gold Visitors Gold Lots 26, 30, 32, 50 and gold striped spaces in Falkirk $8.00/day
$21.00/week
$42.00/month
$111.00/quarter

Gold commuter permits are VALID:

  • In Gold Lots 26, 30, 32, 50 and gold striped spaces in Falkirk
  • After 4:00 PM Monday-Friday and all day on weekends in all non-reserved spaces in Red, Blue and Gold permit lots

Gold commuter permits are NOT VALID:

  • In Residence Hall, Campus Apartment or Oban Family Housing lots
  • In Pay-by-Space stalls
  • In Disabled or Medical stalls
  • In Service stalls
  • In any specially marked stalls
Night

Quarterly and annual Night permits are available online by creating a visitor account.  Night permits are also available at the Parking Services office.

Permits may be purchased using cash, check, Visa, Mastercard or Discover.

Where and When to Park

Permit Type Eligibility Parking Area Current Rate as of 8/1/2017
Night Visitors After 4:00 PM Monday-Friday and all day on weekends in all non-reserved spaces in Red, Blue and Gold permit lots $6.00/day
$8.00/week
$12.50/month
$37.50/quarter
$150.00/year

Night permits are VALID:

  • After 4:00 PM Monday-Friday and all day on weekends in all non-reserved spaces in Red, Blue and Gold permit lots

Night permits are NOT VALID:

  • In Residence Hall, Campus Apartment or Oban Family Housing lots
  • In Pay-by-Space stalls
  • In Disabled or Medical stalls
  • In Service stalls
  • In any specially marked stalls
Motorcycle

Motorcycle permits may be purchased at the Parking Services office.

Permits may be purchased using cash, check, Visa, Mastercard or Discover.

Where and When to Park

Permit Type Eligibility Parking Area Current Rate as of 8/1/2017
Motorcycle Visitors Motorcycle Spaces $20.00/month
$60.00/quarter
$240.00/year

Motorcycle permits are VALID:

  • In designated motorcycle spaces only

Motorcycle permits are NOT VALID:

  • In Pay-by-Space stalls
  • In Disabled or Medical stalls
  • In Service stalls
  • In any specially marked stalls
Multi-Day or Monthly

Multi-Day or Monthly permits are available at the Parking Services office.

Permits may be purchased using cash, check, Visa, Mastercard or Discover.

Where and When to Park

Permit Type Eligibility Parking Area Rate
Multi-Day/Monthly Visitors Varies Varies

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
E-mail: parking@ucr.edu

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