Master Lease Off Campus Parking Residents

2019 Virtual Heritage Fall Permits

UC Merced is partnering with Heritage Management to provide new opportunities for upper-class and transfer housing students.  Students living in the Heritage Apartments who have personal vehicles please read below for parking details. 

What parking will be available at the apartment locations?

There is one parking space per apartment and Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) will work with Housing & Residence Life (HRL) to develop a process for students to be assigned a Heritage parking permit.  UCM Heritage Resident Students will NOT be allowed to purchase a campus student commuter parking permit, however, they can apply for a UCM Heritage carpool permit.    Students without parking permits will be restricted from parking on campus Monday through Friday 7am - 6pm. Information on the Heritage bus route can be found here.

Virtual Permitting

UC Merced uses the License Plate Recognition (LPR) permitting system.  Your vehicle's license plate is used to verify parking purchases.  No physical permits are issued.

Heritage Resident Students

All students living at the Heritage Apartments will be required to register their vehicles with TAPS.  Heritage students will NOT be allowed to purchase a campus student commuter parking permit or a kiosk permit, however, they can purchase a UCM Heritage carpool permit.  TAPS will be allocating dedicated carpool spaces in Bellevue Lot for Heritage Residents.  These permits will be on a first come first served basis.  The number of spaces will be determined based upon demand and lot availability. Heritage carpool and Park & Ride applications are now available.

Validity Dates


PNR Heritage Residents
(parking at Heritage apartment location)

No Cost

HCP Heritage Carpool (2+ students driving 3 days/week) TBD 8/26/19-5/15/20


*Carpool permits may only be purchased at the office.  All students must be present and have class and/or work schedules at time of purchase.

For all other Off Campus Resident Housing questions, please visit the Housing website.

Heritage Express CatTracks Shuttle

Effective Wednesday, August 28, 2019, ALL HERITAGE RESIDENTS (students on UC Merced Housing contracts, living at Heritage Properties) will be required to present a "Heritage Express" UC Merced bus pass in order to board and ride Heritage Express. Students without a Heritage Express pass will not be allowed to ride, no exceptions. This pass is separate from your UC Merced CatCard and is only valid through Friday, May 29, 2020 at which time it will expire and be deactivated.

If you are not a Heritage resident (students on UC Merced Housing contracts, living at Heritage Properties), at this time you will not be permitted to ride Heritage Express.

For all other CatTracks routes and schedules, visit:

Lost or stolen passes may be reported to the Transportation & Parking Services (TAPS) office by doing one of the following:

  • Call the front desk at (209) 228-8277
  • Email
  • Visit the TAPS office during business hours, Monday – Friday, 8am to 4pm (closed 12pm-1pm)