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Faculty and Staff Parking Permits

NEW 2022-23 Parking: Current permits expire 6/30/23. Purchase your 2022-2023 academic year permit by logging into My UC Merced Parking Portal.

Virtual parking permit purchases are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. Certain virtual parking permits may not be available at any given time. Waitlists are maintained by the TAPS office. 

Faculty and staff parking on campus more than 12 days per month for their primary work schedule are required to purchase a monthly permit.

Graduate students are eligible for faculty/staff paid parking via monthly payroll deductions if applicable. Graduate students are required to come to the TAPS parking office to pay the permit rate in full or by semester.

Please click on campus map to view parking locations.

Effective July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023

Slate, Blue, Green and Motorcycle permits are available continuously. 

Type Description Monthly
Gold Library Lots, Le Grand, Bellevue Lot and North Bowl Slate, Blue & Green $74
Slate Solar Covered North Bowl, Blue & Green $50
Blue P3, Scholars & ECEC Lots & Green $38
Green Bellevue  $38
Motorcycle All Motorcycle spaces $30

Purchasing a Faculty and Staff Permit

Please use the My UC Merced Parking Portal to reserve the following permits:

  • Gold - Le Grand, Library Lots, and Slate, Blue and Green
  • Slate - North Bowl, Blue and Green
  • Blue - Scholars, ECEC and P3 Lots and Green
  • Green - Bellevue Lot

Questions or comments? Please email us at

Daily Parking Permits

Faculty and staff commuting to campus 12 days or less per month, may opt to purchase daily paid parking through Flowbird mobile app . The daily rates are prorated based on the three tiers below (Transaction fee of $ 0.35 will be applied).

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

Hourly Parking Permits

Download the WayToPark mobile app to pay for hourly parking with your smartphone. 

Use Zone 1111 - Valid in Green Zone in Bellevue Lot only.

Accessible Parking

Faculty and Staff using a DMV-issued ADA placard or similar distinguishing license plate must also purchase some form of paid parking when parking in a ADA space on campus. Parking without a valid UC Merced virtual permit in accessible spaces, even with an ADA placard, is a ticketable offense for UC Merced affiliates and visitors. ADA placards are not valid in reserved parking spaces. Accessible parking permits are only available by visiting the TAPS parking office.

Accessible Parking permits are available continuously.

Type Description Monthly
Accessible Parking All Zones $38

Carpool Permits 

Carpool permits are available to groups of two or more people parking at least three days per week. Gold, Slate and Blue lots are available for carpool permits. These permits are only available for purchase at the parking office. All parties must be present in order to pick up a permit. The additional clean air cards issued to carpoolers are only valid for use with a current active carpool permit. 

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 eligible for medical parking. Medical parking is valid in any non-specially marked spaces except for Reserved parking lots. Parking is not authorized in ADA spaces.

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.

University Business Parking Permit - Currently unavailable, assessing utilization of 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 the department head or dean approval.

These permits are for off-site departmental use for visitors 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 Business Permits 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.

University Business permits are available continuously.

Type Description Monthly
University Business All Zones $74