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Permit Reciprocity

The University of California campuses offer reciprocity to faculty and staff for parking permits. Each campus has a unique set of circumstances relating to various parking issues (spaces availability, rates, access by gate, kiosks, and specific designated lots). Because of these differences the permit holder should contact our office to obtain a Virtual Parking Verification Form and should also contact the campus parking office to arrange reciprocal parking.  By contacting the campus, faculty and staff will know what to expect before they get there.

When you arrive at the campus you are visiting, stop at the Parking Office to obtain a permit. This will enable the host campus to give appropriate information about available parking and additional access information if needed. The individual must present our Virtual Parking Verification Form as well as a current UC ID to be eligible for reciprocal parking.

Reciprocity among the UC campuses is for the purpose of expediting the university business for the faculty or staff member at the host campus.

Student/Graduate Student permits do not have reciprocity. Students from other UC campuses must purchase parking at each individual campus according to the availability and rate for that campus.


UCOP Permit Reciprocity

University of California Office of the President does not accept any UC parking permits. There is a public parking lot at the first entrance located at 12th Street that visitors may use while visiting UCOP. For more information please visit

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