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Faculty & Staff Parking

Faculty & Staff Parking - Fall 2020

Q: When will paid parking requirements be reinstated?

A: Paid Parking requirements previously scheduled for August 1, 2020, begins September 1st


Q: When will TAPS resume parking payroll deductions?

A: Faculty and staff parking deductions were cancelled in March due to COVID-19.
Faculty and staff must opt in and contact TAPS to resume paying for parking through payroll deduction.
Your first deduction for paid parking requirements will reflect on your October paycheck. 


Q: Can I roll over my existing parking permissions without reinstating my payroll deduction?

A: Yes. You have the option to retain your existing Gold, Slate, Blue zone parking regardless of when you will be returning to campus. If you are telecommuting, you have the option to purchase daily parking.


Q: If I decide not to rollover my existing permit, will I be placed on a waiting list?

A: No. You will be able to retain your permit for the spring semester.


Q: Is there a daily permit purchase option if I telecommute?

A: Yes. TAPS offers a new daily paid parking solution through your My UC Merced Parking Portal. Faculty and staff telecommuting and traveling to campus 12 days or less as their primary work schedule are able to purchase daily paid parking. The daily rates are prorated based on the three tiers below.
Additional information will be made available soon.

Gold: $6.00 (Library Lot 2, Le Grand Lot)
Slate: $4.00 (North Bowl 1 & 2)
Blue/Green: $3.00 (P3, Scholars Lot and ECEC)


Q: Due to my office location changing, am I able to modify or upgrade my parking by location?

A: Yes. TAPS will assist you in determining the best parking solution.


Q: Will faculty/staff parking be available near the new Administration Building?

A: Yes. The existing Bellevue Lot will have zones marked for Gold and Slate permissions. This work will be completed within the next month as part of the completion of P2020.


Q: Am I able to park in the University Lot located near the Conference and Events Center?

A: The University Lot is restricted for specially marked reserved spaces and will not be available for general parking.


Q: Is TAPS enforcing parking on campus?

A: Yes. Citations will continue to be issued for violations in fire lanes, restricted and non-designated parking areas. Paid parking enforcement will resume September 1, 2020.

Q: Am I able to visit the TAPS office if I need assistance? 

A: Yes. If it is deemed essential and you are cleared to visit campus, our staff is available to you by appointment only.
You may schedule an appointment during the following: 

  • Monday 8am - 4pm
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 1PM - 4PM.
    We are closed 12PM - 1PM on these days.