Student Parking Permits

Space availability is extremely limited, especially during the academic year, and is not guaranteed. While we highly encourage everyone commuting to campus to use the UCLA Trip Planner and choose a sustainable mode of transportation, driving may be the only viable option. During the academic year, UCLA Transportation offers students a quarterly Parking Application for permit requests.

During the Summer Session period, space is less impacted and we do not have a Parking Application. Permits are limited and sold on a first come, first serve basis. Students may visit the Bruin ePermit Portal to purchase a Summer Session permit directly.

During Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters, students can apply for parking by following the steps below. A new parking application must be submitted for each parking period except Summer Session. Parking applications must be submitted within the application deadline.

  1. Log in to the Bruin ePermit Portal
  2. Click on “Add/Edit Student Application”
  3. Select the parking structures based on your preferences
  4. Submit the application

The Transportation office will send out parking offers by email.

Please Note: For Fall 2020, students MUST submit a carpool/clean fuel request prior to purchasing a quarterly permit. Please allow 2-3 business days for review. If approved, you will receive an email with instructions on how to purchase your permit.

Accessible Parking

Registered students enrolled for the current quarter/semester who have a valid Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Disabled Parking Placard must submit a “Special Permit Request” through the Bruin ePermit Portal each term to obtain a parking permit. A copy of their DP Placard/plate registration must be submitted with the request.

Note: Students with a vaild permit and DP Placard are able to cross park in any valid parking stall throughout the campus excluding loading zones, red curbs, and areas not specifically marked as parking stalls (DP Placard must be displayed).

All students participating in a carpool must submit a Parking Application by the quarterly deadline. Registered student commuters who qualify for a carpool permit during the application period are given priority parking at a discounted rate for a two-person, three-person, or four-person carpool. A new carpool application, by each participating member, must be submitted for each parking period.

In each carpool group, all members will be responsible for submitting both of the following:

  1. Student Parking Application (excluding Professional School Students)
  2. Special Permit Request

Please Note:

  • During Summer Sessions, only item #2 is required.
  • For Fall 2020, students MUST submit a carpool request prior to purchasing a quarterly permit. Please allow 2-3 business days for review. If approved, you will receive an email with instructions on how to purchase your permit.

Student Carpool Eligibility Guidelines

  • The primary carpool member will be responsible for submitting payment
  • All carpool members must be registered students for the quarter/semester they need permit access
  • All members must commute to campus together a minimum of three working days per week
  • All members must live in areas that facilitate a logical commute pattern
  • Carpool members cannot live in zip code 90024 or live in the residence halls
  • Carpool members cannot purchase any other subsidized program offers, including transit passes or vanpool

If you have extenuating circumstances that necessitate a car on campus, then you must complete and submit the online Exemption Application by the quarterly application deadline. Exemption offers are considered on a case-by-case basis, are dependent upon available parking allocations, and are not guaranteed.

  1. Log in to the Bruin ePermit Portal
  2. Click on "Special Permit Requests”
  3. Select “Dorm/Student Exempt Request”
  4. Specify in the “notes” section the criteria for your exemption (see below)
  5. Attach required documentation


Exemption Reason  CriteriaRequired Documentation
Child CareApplicant must be a legal parent or guardian. Child must be newborn-12 years of age, currently attending out-of-home school or day care, or have special needs.

Must provide the following:

  • Birth certificate, legal documentation, or letter of live birth
  • Verification of enrollment in school, day care, etc.
Illness of Family MemberApplicant must be an eligible care provider for a spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition. 

Must provide the following completed forms:

Not Accepted: Care directive, medical records, hospital admission and discharge papers, medical appointment schedule, doctor's letter or prescription note, x-rays, third party letter, disabled placard, supplemental security income, or state supplement payment
Recent DeathApplicant must have a recent death of a parent, spouse, or child within the previous or current quarter.
  • Death certificate
Academic Need/
Professional School

Applicant must provide original documentation of unpaid work study, internship required as part of a curriculum, late admission, or re-enrollment after withdrawing

Must provide one of the following:

  • Proof of enrollment in work study/employment verification
  • Course Code Contract
  • Program/internship verification
  • Letter from the department
  • Late admission offer letter or re-enrollment after withdrawing
Hilgard Graduate HousingApplicants must have a contract with UCLA graduate housing and applied for parking.
  • Letter of parking waitlist

Residence Hall Students Only

  • Job Commute


Applicant must have a local, verifiable, current, continuous, and off-campus paid job or paid internship.Must provide one of the following:
  • Two most recent pay stubs
  • Bank statement verifying two most recent direct deposits
  • Two most recent company-canceled checks* (front and back copy is required) and letter from employer or quarterly 1099-MISC
    • *A canceled check is a check that has been redeemed and endorsed by a bank
    • Letter from employer must be on company letterhead verifying your employment status, date of hire, and pay duration

Note: Parking exemption requests submitted due to missed parking application deadline or missed payment deadline will not be considered. Exemptions remain confidential and all supporting documentation will be destroyed at the end of each quarter. Decisions regarding exemption requests will be sent via email.

For students with other eligibility needs, please see the resources below:

  • Students seeking accommodations on the basis of an accessibility need who do not have a Disabled Parking Placard must apply for parking through the Center for Accessible Education. Exemption requests submitted as a “Special Permit Request” will not be reviewed and any included documentation will be deleted.
  • Students that have a financial hardship may go to the Student in Crisis website to inquire about qualifying for a parking permit.
  • Students with safety concerns of any kind may contact the Office of the Dean of Students.

Student parking is offered on a prioritization basis, rather than the application submission date.

The priority order is as follows:

  • Graduate Students
  • Eligible Carpools and Regent Scholars  
  • Upperclassmen (Seniors and Juniors)
  • Underclassmen (Sophomores and Freshmen)

Please note: Eligible carpool students are given priority within each category. Regent Scholars are guaranteed parking provided they meet the application and parking deadlines.

Professional Graduate Students

Graduate students in a professional school are able to purchase their permit through the Bruin ePermit Portal with no application required. Professional schools include the following:

  • School of Law
  • School of Education
  • Luskin School of Public Policy, Social Welfare, and Urban Planning
  • Graduate School of Nursing
  • School of Public Health
  • Anderson Graduate School of Management
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Theater Film and Television

Parking permit rates and dates are updated for each fiscal year. The most current permit rates are available on our Parking Rates and Fees page

Undgergraduate and Non-Professional Graduate Students

 Fall QuarterWinter QuarterSpring Quarter
Application PeriodResidence Hall Students:
August 10 - August 28, 2020*
Payment PeriodCommuter Students:

Available for Purchase August 31, 2020*

Residence Hall Students:

September 7 - September 11, 2020

Permit Effective Dates              September 14 - December 31, 2020                 January 1 - March 21, 2021                             March 22 - June 13, 2021                       
Quarter BeginsSeptember 28, 2020January 4, 2021March 24, 2021
Instruction BeginsOctober 1, 2020January 4, 2021March 29, 2021

*There is no application period for Fall 2020 student commuters. Parking will be available beginning August 31, 2020 on a first come, first serve basis. Student commuters will also have the option to purchase daily discounted parking for $6 per day throughout the quarter.

Professional Graduate Students

 Fall QuarterWinter QuarterSpring Quarter
Available for PurchaseAugust 31, 2020TBDTBD
Permit Effective Dates            September 14 - December 31, 2020January 1 - March 21, 2021                             March 22 - June 13, 2021                       
Quarter BeginsSeptember 28, 2020January 4, 2021March 24, 2021
Instruction BeginsOctober 1, 2020January 4, 2021March 29, 2021
Law School                                                                          fall semester                                                                                                         spring semester                                                                                                                   
Available for Purchase                                       July 27, 2020                                                  TBD
Permit Effective DatesAugust 3 - December 31, 2020January 1 - March 16, 2021

Instruction Begins

August 12, 2020 (Short Course)

August 24, 2020

January 19, 2021

Note: Weyburn residents will need to contact the Weyburn Administration Office for parking access at (310) 983-1300.

Summer quarter permits are available now on the Bruin ePermit Portal. Students also have the option to buy a daily permit at $6 a day or a short-term permit that can be purchased for $35 for 7 days or $147 for 30 days.

 Summer Session aSUMMER SESSION CDaily7 day30 day
EffectiveJune 15 - August 2, 2020                                                               August 3 - September 13, 2020                                                   Day of purchase              Start date selected by customer at time of purchaseStart date selected by customer at time of purchase
Instruction BeginsJune 22, 2020August 3, 2020   

Payment Methods

Students must make payment within the Bruin ePermit Portal by the relevant payment deadline. If approved for a parking permit, make sure to use one of the following two payment methods:

  • Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express)
  • eCheck (electronic check) paid with a U.S. checking or savings account with no additional fee applied

Cancellations & Refunds

University students must cancel their parking permit upon withdrawal, academic leave, or a one-term absence from the University if they paid for parking. A prorated refund will be issued per the published refund schedule upon cancellation. Prorated refunds are calculated from the date on which the permit is canceled/returned. There are no refunds for daily, weekly, or monthly permits.

  1. Visit the Bruin ePermit Portal and click “LOGIN” in the upper right-hand corner
  2. Select "UCLA Logon" and enter your information
  3. Select “Permits” from the top navigation bar
  4. Click on “View Your Permits” from the drop-down menu
  5. Click on the permit you wish to cancel
  6. Click the “Return Permit” button
  7. Click on the “Reason for Return” drop down menu
  8. Select the reason for your return
  9. Click the “Submit” button to finalize your transaction