Parking Permit Options
Individuals needing to park on campus now have several permit options to choose from based on the frequency and length of time they will be on campus. Each permit type has different parking options and costs vary. Customers can buy by the hour, day, week, or month based on their individual needs.
Beginning July 1st we will also be selling a 10-pack permit which allows customers to have 10 one-day permits to use for when they will be coming to campus. You will be required to go online up to 3 days in advance and reserve a permit from a list of available lots. Available spaces for each day may change based on lot utilization. All 10-pack permits will expire on 6/30/2022. No refunds will be issued for unused days.
For those individuals that had blue or red permits prior to the campus closure, we will hold your lot assignment until January 7, 2022.
Additional information, including permits and pricing, can be obtained by calling our offices at 951-827-8277 (TAPS) Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
Program Service Changes
Starting summer quarter, June 21, 2021, we will be utilizing License Plate Recognition (LPR) to verify parking privileges. Physical hang tag permits will be phased out and customers will be issued a virtual parking permit in our parking systems that will be valid on any vehicle that you designate. In order to do so, the license plate of any vehicle you bring on campus must be linked to your current virtual permit. You can manage the vehicles linked to your permit by going online to your Parking Account. For detailed instructions on adding a vehicle to your permit, please visit our website at https://transportation.ucr.edu/add-vehicle-to-permit. Multiple vehicles may be linked to a permit but a permit is only valid for one vehicle on campus at a time.
Motorist Assistance Program continues to operate with modified service hours. Services such as a battery jump start, vehicle lockout, and emergency gas delivery are currently available Monday through Friday 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM. To request this service, call 951-827-8277 (TAPS) or 951-288-1143.
RTA UPASS Program - You can utilize RTA transit buses for free. Instead of swiping your R’Card on the bus, RTA has switched to a new, contactless fare system in which you use your mobile device to board. Free mobile bus passes are available to all students, faculty and staff. Get instructions on how to register for the free pass. RTA has also adjusted many routes and schedules and Route 51 (Campus Cruiser) is currently suspended until on-campus instruction resumes. Check out RTA's website for the most up to date information and schedules.
Frequently Asked Questions
If I’m only coming to campus occasionally how will access to parking permits work?
For those that visit the campus infrequently, you can choose to purchase a daily permit for the days you do come to campus. Daily parking passes are available via the Parkmobile app for the following parking lots as space is available: Lot 1, Lot 5, Lot 6 Blue, Lot 7, Lot 9, Lot 13 Blue, Lot 20, Lot 23, Lot 24, Lot 26, Lot 30, and Lot 50.
If you are only coming to campus once or twice a week, beginning July 1st, we will be selling a 10-pack permit which allows customers to have 10 one-day permits to use for when they will be coming to campus. You will be required to go online up to 3 days in advance and reserve a permit from a list of available lots. Available spaces for each day may change based on lot utilization. All 10-pack permits will expire on 6/30/2022. No refunds will be issued for unused days.
How do I cancel my permit if I am not on campus?
If you are not currently coming to campus, you can cancel your parking permit by sending an email to email@example.com and attaching a picture of the permit that is cut in half. You will be able to keep your lot assignment until January 7, 2022. Refunds will only be issued for any future, unused portion of the permit. No refunds will be issued for payments/deductions received prior to the cancellation of the permit.
What if I need to visit the Parking Services Office?
Parking Services front lobby services will reopen to the public from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm on July 1, 2021. Masks or face covering will be required to be worn in the office, according to campus policy.
Is the University Kiosk open?
The University Kiosk will open on July 1, 2021. Hours of Operation will be 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. MLK Kiosk is currently closed and will reopen at the start of the Fall Quarter.
I have been working on-campus during the closure and was given closer parking. When will I have to return to my pre-COVID lot assignment?
We are evaluating lot utilization as staff come back to campus and hope to be able to accommodate everyone’s requests.
I currently have a permit that is expiring on June 30, 2021. When will I get my new permit?
We will be kicking off our regular parking permit renewal process on June 1, 2021. Emails will be sent out to permit holders with further instructions.
Will carpooling programs be in place in summer and fall?
Current carpool participants can contact TAPS for a summer carpool permit. Re-enrollment for the summer is not required. Enrollment in the Alternative Transportation Program for 2021/2022 will begin September 1, 2021.
Who will get to park in the new parking structure by Lot 13 and when will it open?
We anticipate to open the Big Springs 2 parking structure early summer. Once open, we anticipate to have 192 Red spaces and 1169 Blue spaces between Lot 13 and the structure. Customers who want to park in this area can contact our offices to switch their lot assignment.
My department is planning to have an event. Can I still submit a request?
TAPS can assist departments with parking options for their visitors once they have received an approved Worksite Specific plan. Use the UCR Web Recharge System to submit a request and visit our Scheduling Event Parking webpage for more information. If you need further assistance, you may contact our Event and Mobility Manager, Kim Huynh at (951) 318-7100 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.