Next Review Date: TBD
Issuance Date: 07/01/1991
Issuing Office: Transportation Services
All vehicles parked on the property of the UCSD campus and satellite properties under its jurisdiction are required to display a valid parking permit or park at a metered space. State funds shall not be used to pay for parking permits. Department funds shall not be used to pay for employee parking.
Parking regulations are enforced in all approved parking areas, service yards, and undeveloped areas of the campus and UCSD Medical Center by the Parking & Transportation Services Office and the UCSD Police Department.
Regents' policy requires that vehicles with parking permits must be registered annually with the Parking & Transportation Services Office. Thus, a new Parking and Rideshare Application is to be submitted each year. As a convenience, however, payroll deductions, once started, continue indefinitely until cancelled in writing by the permit holder. Supplementary permits are not subject to payroll deduction and must be paid for in cash at the time application is made.
There is a small fee for replacement of an "A", "B", "S", "T", "TR", "N", "NR", "M" or "R" parking permit if the old permit is returned. An administrative charge will be required for permit replacement if the old permit is not returned. A Permit Replacement Form, Exhibit C, must be submitted with payment. On occasion a third-part verification that the permit is destroyed may be used to waive the administrative fee. (For example: a trade-in statement on a new car bill-of-sale, insurance report on accident, receipt of body work, etc.; there is still a small replacement fee.) An administrative fee will also be charged to replace a lost or stolen permit. Lost or stolen campus permits should be reported to the UCSD Parking & Transportation Services Office and UCSD Medical Center permits to the Parking & Transportation Services Office at the Medical Center.
A departmental request for parking permits (of any type) needs to be in the form of a typed and signed memo on departmental stationery or on a Request for Parking Permits Recharge Form, Exhibit E, available from the Parking & Transportation Services Offices. The memo should indicate the following items: (1) Quantity and type of permit needed, (2) Reason for the request, (3) 13-digit account and 4-digit budget number to be recharged, and (4) Requestor's mail code and phone extension. The department will be contacted when the permits are ready to be picked up. A 24-hour turnaround is requested. All departmental requests for parking permits must be in the department's name only and for various vehicles. Departmental funds shall not be used to pay for employee parking.
Responsibility for enforcement of Campus Parking Regulations rests with the Parking & Transportation Services Office, the University Police Department, and Medical Center Security. These agencies are empowered to issue parking citations under Sections 5200, 5204, 4000.a, 21113.a, 22507.8 and 22502.a of the California Vehicle Code and Sections 86.30.l, 86.09.e and 86.10 of the San Diego Municipal Code. All parking violations are subject to citation. Fines resulting from University Parking Citations are payable only to University Parking Bail.
Within five days of citation issue date, one may request an administrative review of the citation by appearing in person at the UCSD Parking Office on campus or at the Parking & Transportation Services Office at the Medical Center and completing the necessary form. One may request a court appearance by appearing in person at the Campus Parking & Transportation Services Office. When one requests a court appearance a bail amount for each citation will be required before the court date will be set. The request for either a court appearance or administrative review must be made by the vehicle driver only.
For all University of California campuses, faculty will be honored "A" parking privileges, staff "B" parking privileges and students "S" commuter parking privileges on the UCSD campus up to five consecutive days.
Valid in any "A", "B", or "S" parking space or area. "A" spaces are denoted by red blocks at the end of white stripes. Persons eligible are faculty and others as noted in the "A" Eligibility Booklet. Also valid in campus "Faculty Lots Only". Medical Center "A" valid on campus in "A", "B" and "S" spaces.
Valid in any "B" or "S" parking space or area. "B" spaces are denoted by green blocks at the end of white stripes. Persons eligible are staff, graduate students, and any person eligible for an "A" permit. Medical Center "B" valid on campus in "B" and "S" spaces.
Valid in any "S" parking space or area. "S" spaces are denoted by yellow stripes. Persons eligible are any UCSD graduate or undergraduate student. (Staff & faculty are not eligible.)
Valid only in spaces or areas posted "Motorcycle Only". Persons eligible are any person eligible to purchase an "A", "B", or "S" permit. "M" permits are also required for motorized bicycles (mopeds). Motorcycles CAN NOT be listed on vehicle dashboard permits. Permit types valid on motorcycles are "M", 1/2-day, 1-day, and limited designated "M" only. Motorcycles may not park in "A", "B" or "S" spaces.
Available to all faculty members achieving Emeritus status, Research Ph.D.'s at SIO and retired employees with 20 or more years of service with the University. Employees must be 100% retired. Employees on phased-retirement or working part-timee at UCSD and receiving a salary are not eligible. Proof of retirement needs to be presented to the Parking & Transportation Services Office. The permit is valid in ``A'', ``B'', or ``S'' spaces.
Available to non-salaried community physicians. The permit is issued through designated departments on Campus and at the UCSD Medical Center. The permit is valid in designated areas only.
Available to any participant in the Medical Center volunteer program. The permit may be used only when on duty as a volunteer. The permit is issued through the Volunteer Services Department. The permit is valid in the Arbor parking structure ONLY. Temporary permits are also available for use at the Arbor structure ONLY. Permit is not valid in any other area or location.
Available to medical students who are current holders of an ANNUAL campus staff or student parking permit. The decal is issued in the Arbor Parking & Transportation Services Office. Permit receipt must be shown before decal may be issued.
All vehicles parked on lower SIO campus must have a current SIO parking decal in addition to a UCSD ``A'' or ``B'' parking permit. Lower SIO campus consists of all areas of SIO south of the North Exterior wall of the Marine Biology Building and the SIO Library, west of La Jolla Shores Drive, north of El Paseo Grande, and east of the western UCSD property line. Eligible persons must work within the above constraints. Exceptions or requests for information should be directed to the SIO Facilities and Services Coordinator. Decals are available from the SIO Administration Office.
IOA decals are issued by IOA, and must be accompanied by a valid UCSD parking permit. IOA decals are required to park in the IOA lot.
SDSC decals are issued by SDSC, and must be accompanied by a valid UCSD parking permit. SDSC decals are required to park in the SDSC lot.
This is issued to any agent of a licensed business firm approved by the University to vend goods or services to the University. The permit may be purchased annually or on a one-day basis (see section I.4.) This permit is valid in "A", "B", and "S" commuter parking spaces and campus service yards. A vendor parking permit is not to be used by any UC employee or student.
La Jolla Playhouse Decal is issued by Parking & Transportation Services to individuals displaying a La Jolla Playhouse I.D. Must be accompanied by a current "A" basic permit. Allows for parking in designated La Jolla Playhouse lot.
Issued to registered holders of bumper permits for another personally owned vehicle. Proof-of-ownership is to be presented at the time of request for both the supplemental vehicle and the basic vehicle. Supplemental permits are sold on a cash basis only at the Parking & Transportation Services Office. It shall be understood that at no time will more than one vehicle be parked on University property at the same time, except that the other vehicle may be parked in a metered space upon payment of the meter fee. Supplemental permits are non-refundable, and may only be used by the purchaser, and are issued as a bumper type only.
This pass is valid only in areas designated on the front of the permit.
NOTE: Some handicapped spaces on campus do not require a UCSD parking permit along with the California Handicapped Placquard.
Pass is designed to facilitate loading/unloading of goods and services only. A valid "A", "B", or "S" parking permit is a prerequisite. An application is to be completed and submitted to the Parking & Transportation Services Office. A letter from the department head stating the reasons why the employee needs the pass is to be attached to the application. Service Yard Passes are NOT intended as ``reserved'' parking privileges or to provide parking while attending meetings. Abuse of this pass may result in revocation of the permit and a parking citation.
This permit is issued to any agent of a licensed business firm approved by the University to vend goods or services to the University. The permit may be purchased annually (see Section H.8.) or on a one-day basis. This permit is valid in "A" parking spaces and campus service yards. A vendor parking permit is not to be used by any UC employee or student.
Available to any regular UCSD student during school term or Summer Session student during the summer months. The permit may be purchased at the Parking Office. Valid in yellow striped spaces only.
Craft Center Permit
Issued to faculty, staff, students, and visitors by the Parking & Transportation Services Office and the Central Cashier's Office on a cash basis. Valid in "A", "B", "S", or "M" parking spaces as indicated on the permit. These permits are issued for a period from one week up to six months. The permit needs to be displayed in the right corner of the windshield in plain view and must be laminated. This permit is not refundable nor replaceable.
Issued to visitors from 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10:00 a.m. on Saturday or Sunday at information booths and by parking attendants at various campus entrances on a cash basis only. Valid in "A", "B", or "S" parking spaces unless otherwise posted. The permit should be displayed on the dashboard in plain view and must be dated in INK. This permit is not refundable nor replaceable.
In 1957, the University of California Board of Regents adopted a POLICY that all vehicles (including motorcycles and motorized bicycles, mopeds) parked on the University of California campuses have to be registered once a year with the DMV and the Parking & Transportation Services (Parking) Office, and be subject to an annual fee covering the costs of construction, operation, maintenance, and administration of parking facilities. In 1960, the state legislature passed into law a bill that eliminated the use of state tax funds for parking purposes on the University of California and California State College campuses.
Responsibility for ENFORCEMENT of the UCSD Parking Regulations rests with the following agencies: 1) the University Police Department and the Parking Office on Campus; and 2) the Parking Office and hospital security at the Medical Center. These agencies are empowered to issue parking citations under sections 5200, 5204, 4000a, 21113a, 22507.8, and 22502.a of the California Vehicle Code and Sections 86.30.1, 86.09.e, and 86.10 of the San Diego Municipal Code. All provisions of the California Vehicle Code are applicable in the absence of specific university regulations. All parking violators are also subject to towing under Section 22651 and 22659 of the California Vehicle Code.
Parking permits are required on all university property at all times. There are two exceptions to this: 1) vehicles without permits may use parking meters; and 2) permits are not required in "A", "B", "S", or "M" parking spaces on the main campus from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. daily and 11:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. on weekends and UCSD-designated holidays unless the lot, row, or space is posted with a sign requiring permits "24 hours a day, 7 days a week". Enforcement hours are:
Campus: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (M-F) and
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Medical Center: 24 hours/7 days a week.
Parking permits purchased at the Campus differ from those purchased at the Medical Center and do not necessarily grant reciprocal parking privileges at each location. Any questions regarding parking privileges may be directed to the appropriate Parking Office.
A citation may be issued, without benefit of prior warning, to any vehicle anywhere on university property under the following conditions:
Only the Department of Community Safety may grant parking privileges. The university reserves the right to refuse issuance of parking permits or to restrict or change the use of any space or area at any time without notice. Parking permits are the property of the university and may be recalled at any time.
The University reserves the right to CHANGE parking permit FEES with thirty days' notice as published in a recognized university-wide notice. Annual parking permit holders on monthly payroll deductions will automatically have their payroll deductions changed to the new rate. Annual parking permit holders who have prepaid for parking will be required to pay the prorated difference between the old and new rate.
The responsibility for finding a legal parking space, as well as finding out where and when a parking permit is valid, rests with the motor vehicle operator. Purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee a space to park. Lack of space is not considered valid justification for violation of university parking regulations. Personal notes or explanations left on vehicles are not considered valid authorization to park in violation of university parking regulations.
Individuals requiring annual parking permits for more than one vehicle have one of the following two options available to them:
Any university employee requesting parking is required to purchase his or her own parking permit. Departmental funds may not be used to pay for parking for employees of the university.
PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS are available to University career employees (working 50% or more) through the University's regular payroll system. Fellowship payments and stipends do not qualify for payroll deduction. Students, including those employed by the university, are not eligible for payroll deductions. New and continuing members of the payroll deduction plan must make a cash payment for all months not covered by payroll deduction. Please note that payroll deductions will continue until a cancellation form is processed, even if your permit has expired.
REFUNDS are available on certain types of permits for the paid-for, unused portion. The remnants of permits must be turned into the Parking Office at the time the request for refund is made.
REPLACEMENT permits may be issued ($1 replacement fee) by bringing your current permit or the remnants of it (permit number is needed) to the Parking Office. If your permit has been lost or stolen, obtain a copy of your application from the Parking Office, and then report it to the Campus Police Department.
The speed limit in all parking lots on University property is 10 miles per hour, unless posted otherwise.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION on parking may be found in the University Policy and Procedure Manual, Section 545. If you have any questions or a special parking problem, please contact the Parking Office.
Effective July 1, 1990