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Student Permits


TAPS' mission is to protect the parking spaces of those who pay for and properly display a valid parking permit to ensure a safe and user-friendly environment is maintained on campus. Parking citations will be issued to those who do not abide by UC Merced's parking regulations.

Parking permit purchases are on a first come first served basis; this means certain parking permits may or may not be available at any given time.  Purchasing a parking permit does not guarantee space availability.

Students are welcome to purchase hourly permits for temporary parking only in Lake Lots 1&2, and Evolution Valley Lot. Students may not park in Library, Le Grand, Little Lake or North Bowl lots. See rates in Visitor Permits.

Any changes and/or additions to the vehicle information listed on your permit application (ex: license plate number) must be immediately reported to Transportation & Parking Services, either in person or via email.

The parking permit holder must be present in order for TAPS to release any parking permit(s).  Prior arrangements may be accepted, please call the TAPS helpdesk (209) 228-8277 or toll free (866) 755-8277 for more information.

Resident Housing Permit information 2013-2014

Housing permit applications will be available beginning 6/3/2013. This includes the Freshman Exception, Continuing/New Transfer, and Off Campus Remote applications. 

Freshman Residents

Incoming freshmen residents are not eligible for campus parking. However, a limited number of spaces have been allotted to accommodate freshman residents who require frequent access to a vehicle. You may apply for an "H" permit if you meet one of the exception criteria; otherwise, you may apply for a "OC" permit to park in a lot at Merced College.

OC permit holders have access to the student commuter parking lots during the weekends starting Friday at 6pm until Monday at 7am. Purchasing a permit from one of the kiosk machines does not grant on campus parking during the week.

Click on the permit "Type" to view parking locations on the campus map.

Type
 
Description
 
   Date
  Available
Validity Dates Cost Per
Academic Yr.
H On-Campus Residents
(parking in the Temporary Resident lot)
08/01/13 8/19/13 - 5/19/14 $279
OC Off-Campus
(parking in designated lot at Merced College)
08/01/13 8/19/13 - 5/19/14 $225

 

Commuter Parking Permits

Available for parking in Lake 1 and 2, and Evolution Valley lots. 

Type
 
Description
 
Date
Available
Validity Dates Cost Per
Academic Yr.
C Commuter 08/01/13 8/19/13 - 5/19/14 $279

CCP

Commuter Carpool*
(2+ students driving 3 days/week)
08/01/13 8/19/13 - 5/19/14 $279
M Commuter Motorcycle 08/01/13 8/19/13 - 5/19/14 $225
DP Disability** 08/01/13 8/19/13 - 5/19/14 $279

*All carpooling students must be present and have class and/or work schedules when picking up their STCP permit from TAPS
**Valid DMV registration and Placard must be presented to TAPS when applying for the DP permit.

Permit for Low-Emission Fuel Efficient Vehicles

In order to purchase a "CLEV" permit, your vehicle must meet the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED criteria for low-emission fuel efficient vehicles. Check the ACEEE's Green Book Website to see if your vehicle is on the LEED certified vehicle list.

The "CLEV" permit allows you to park in Lake 1 and 2, and Evolution Valley lots.

Type
 
Description
 
Date
Available
Validity Dates Cost Per
Academic Yr.
STCLEV Commuter Low Emission Fuel Efficient Vehicles 08/01/13 8/19/13 - 5/19/14 $225

 

Student Commuter Permits

Commuter permits will be available for purchase on ePay beginning August 1, 2013. Permits will be distributed by TAPS on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 through Friday, August 30, 2013, and will be distributed by last name. Permits may be picked up at the TAPS office after August 30, 2013.