Bruin ePermit: Your Questions Answered!

We're very excited for the launch of the Bruin ePermit system in May. Virtual parking permits mean no more hangtags to mess with, and buying your permit online means no more waiting in line at the Transportation office!

Since we announced Bruin ePermit, we've been getting lots of questions about it. Here are answers to the most common ones:

How does Bruin ePermit work?

When you purchase your parking permit online, you'll also register your vehicle's license plate information. The system will then scan your license plate to verify a valid permit for your lot location. Think of it like a supermarket scanner and your license plate as the barcode!

How can I purchase a permit?

During the initial phase, you will continue to purchase a parking pass through your department's commute coordinator. If you're a student, you will still be able to register for and purchase most permits online, but will now need to enter your license plate information.

What if I own/drive more than one vehicle to campus?

You will be allowed to register up to three vehicles on the same virtual parking permit, but only one vehicle will be allowed on campus at a time for each permit. The ePermit technology will recognize the first vehicle as valid, but any additional vehicles under the same permit will be subject to citation.

What if I have a loaner or rental car? 

You will be allowed to add or remove vehicles to your parking permit at any time, which will include loaner or rental cars. But it's important that you remove vehicles from your account as soon as your use of the vehicle has ended.

Can I park in any lot now that there are no hangtags or stickers?

Sorry! All lot privileges will remain the same and are based upon your permit type (employee, student, etc.).

What if I get a new vehicle/license plate?

You will need to make sure that your license plate number(s) and vehicle information are current and up to date.

What if I have more questions?

Please contact us by email or phone at [email protected] or (310) 794-7433.