Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff Permits

It is the mission of Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) 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. Paid parking does not guarantee space availability.

Virtual parking permit purchases are on a first come, first served basis; this means certain virtual parking permits may not be available at any given time. Waiting lists are maintained by the TAPS office.

Click on the permit "Type" to view parking locations on the campus map. To purchase a virtual parking permit you may visit My UC Merced Parking Portal or the Transportation and Parking Services office.

Effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020

Type

Description

Date Available

Cost Per Month

Gold Library Lot 2, Le Grand Lots and Slate, Blue & Green Wait List $74
Slate Solar Covered: North Bowl, Blue & Green Continuous $50
Blue P3, Scholars & ECEC Lots & Green Continuous $38
Green Bellevue Lot Continuous $38
Motorcycle All Motorcycle spaces Continuous $30

 

Carpool Permits - 2 or more people driving at least 3 days/week.  Only available for purchase at the Parking Office. All carpoolers must be present. 

Type Description Date
Available
Cost Per
Month
Gold Carpool Library Lot 2, Le Grand and Slate, Blue & Green Waitlist $74
Slate Carpool Solar Covered: North Bowl, Blue & Green Continuous $50
Blue Carpool P3, Scholars & ECEC Lots & Green Continuous $38

 

Want to recruit new carpool members? Click here to use the free online Ridematching Services.

 

Accessible Parking - Only available for purchase at the Parking Office

Faculty and Staff using a DMV-issued Disabled Persons (DP) placard or similar distinguishing license plate must also purchase some form of paid parking when parking in a Disabled Parking space on campus.  Parking without a valid UC Merced virtual permit in accessible spaces, even with a Disabled Persons (DP) placard, is a ticketable offense for UC Merced affiliates and visitors. Disabled Persons (DP) placards are not valid in reserved parking spaces.

Type Description Date
Available
Cost Per
Month
Accessible Parking All Zones Continuous $38

 

Short-Term Medical Parking

Available for short-term medical need of accessible parking. A doctor’s note containing a specific start and end date is required.  Faculty and staff must also purchase some form of paid parking to be eligbile for Medical parking. Medical parking is valid in any non-specially marked space in any lot.  Parking is not authorized in ADA spaces.

University Business Parking Permit

Available for parking in reserved University Business spaces.  If all reserved spaces are taken, non-specially marked spaces may be utilized.  Each UC Merced department can purchase a maximum of five University Business permits, with department head or dean approval.

These permits are for off-site 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 or stolen to TAPS will be noted and reported to Parking Enforcement. Persons in possession of a reported lost or stolen 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
University Business Permit All Zones Continuous $74

 

Castle Parking Permits

Parking permits are not currently enforced at our off-site Castle facility. If you use alternative transportation from Castle to campus, we encourage you to purchase a Blue virtual parking permit.