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Faculty & Staff Permits

Purchase a Permit

Access the form you need to purchase all permits listed below.


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.

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.

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

Commuter Parking Permits

Available for parking in North Bowl Lot, Lake 1 and 2, Little Lake, Evolution Valley, and ECEC lots. 

Type Description Date
Available
Cost Per
Month
B Commuter - North Campus Lots 08/26/13 $31
C Commuter - South Campus Lots 08/26/13 $31
BCP Commuter Carpool
(2+ people driving at least 3 days/week)
08/26/13 $31
M Commuter Motorcycle 08/26/13 $31

Preferred Parking Permits

Available for parking in Le Grand, Library Lots 1 & 2, and all Commuter lots.

Type Description Date
Available
Cost Per
Month
A Preferred 08/26/13 $67
ACP Preferred Carpool
(2+ people driving at least 3 days/week)
08/26/13 $67

Low-Emission Fuel Efficient Vehicle Permits

In order to purchase a "LEV" or "ALEV" 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 "LEV" permit allows you to park in Lake 1 and 2, Little Lake, Evolution Valley, and North Bowl lots. The "ALEV" permit allows you to park in Le Grand, Library Lots 1 & 2, and all Commuter lots.

Type Description Date
Available
Cost Per
Month
LEV Commuter Low-Emission Fuel Efficient Vehicle
08/26/13 $25
ALEV Preferred Low-Emission Fuel Efficient Vehicle 08/26/13 $54

Disabled Parking Permits

Available for parking in a disabled space in any lot. You must have a valid ADA placard to be eligible for the "DP" permit. Parking without a UCM permit in medical or handicap spaces — even with a DMV placard — is a ticketable offense for UCM affiliates and visitors.

Type Description Date
Available
Cost Per
Month
DP Disability 08/26/13 $31

University Business Parking Permits

Available for parking in University Business (formerly Intercampus) spaces in any lot. Each UC Merced department can purchase a maximum of five University Business permits, with department head or dean approval.

These preferred parking lot permits are for offsite departmental use for visitor's and/or staff required to attend University meetings and/or training on campus.

University Business Permits that are reported lost/stolen to TAPS will be noted and reported to Parking Enforcement. Person's in possession of a reported lost or stolen permit will be cited for violation of the California Penal Code 488 or 496 (Petty Theft or Receiving and/or Possession of Lost/Stolen Properties). The University Business permit will not be replaced, but must be purchased at the full amount face value of the permit purchased.

Type Description Date
Available
Cost Per
Month
BUB Commuter
Lake 1 and 2, and North Bowl lots
08/26/13 $31
AUB Preferred
Le Grand, Library and North Bowl lots
08/26/13 $67

Castle Parking Permits

Parking permits are not currently enforced at our off-site Castle facility.

If you utilize alternative transportation from Castle to campus we encourage you to purchase a Faculty/Staff Commuter parking permit.

UCOP Permit Reciprocity

University of Calfornia Office of the President does not accept any UC parking permits.  There is a public parking lot at the first entrance located on 12th St that visitors may utlilize while visiting UCOP.  For more information please visit http://www.ucop.edu/

Any comments or questions email taps@ucmerced.edu

 

Parking Permit Reciprocity

UC Merced honors all quarterly and annual faculty/staff parking permits from other University of California campuses. You may park in any of the unmarked "general" spaces in any lot except the Student Resident lots. Such permits are not valid for parking in reserved, carpool, university business (formerly intercampus) or disability parking spaces.