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On-Campus Resident Parking

Summer 2024 Resident On-campus Parking Permit

Resident on-campus parking permits for summer 2024 are expected to go on sale Wednesday, May 01, 2024. Permits will be valid from May 13, 2024 through Aug. 9, 2024 and will cost $150. Resident on-campus permits will only be valid in H Zones.

Permits will be available for purchase at the TAPS office. Please note our office only accepts cash, check and Cat Dollars.  Students paying with Cat Dollars, please email or call TAPS so that we can process a contactless transaction. 

Annual/Fall Semester 2024-25 On-Campus Parking Permits

Student on campus permits for Fall 2024 are expected to go on sale Aug. 5, 2024. Fall semester permits will be valid from Aug. 12, 2024 to Dec. 13, 2024 and will cost $200.  Annual permits will be valid from Aug. 12, 2024 to May 16,2025 and will cost $400.  On-campus permits are only valid in H Zones located in Bellevue and Scholars Lots.

On campus permits will not be available online. 

First-year students who would like an on campus parking permit are required to submit an application to TAPS. Please use the link below to apply for an annual/fall 2024-25 permit:

Annual/Fall 2024-25 UC Merced On-Campus Resident Parking Application 


General On-Campus Resident Parking Information

Resident parking permits ("H" Zone) are available for students that live on-campus on a first-come, first-serve basis.  All other permit types (including kiosk permits) are not available for purchase by residents.  However, a limited number of spaces have been allotted to accommodate resident parking on an exception basis. You may apply for an "H" permit if you meet one of the below exceptions:

  • Health (Medical Exception) - A medical condition, disability, or frequent and urgent visits to an off-campus health care provider that cannot be accessed through Cat Tracks. You will need to submit a letter from your health care provider on his/her office stationary detailing your diagnosis. All information provided will be kept confidential.
  • Employment - Off-campus employment. Along with your resident parking application, you will need to submit your most recent pay stub and a written explanation of how your employment relates to your education. In addition, you will need to submit your most recent pay stub by the 10th day of each month as proof of your continued employment.
  • Military - Meeting your military service requirements. You will need to submit a letter from your commanding officer on unit stationary with your 1) full unit designation 2) drill location and 3) a drill schedule that reflects your required attendance.
  • Extreme Circumstances - Any other urgent transportation need. Having a car for convenience does not qualify for this exception. Please provide official supporting documentation.

Please contact our office with further questions. We can be reached at 209-228-8277 or