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 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.

  • How to Apply for Parking
  • 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 Spring 2021, students MUST submit a 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).

  • How to Apply for an Exemption
  • 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   Criteria Required Documentation
    Child Care Applicant 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 Member Applicant must be an eligible care provider for a spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition. 

    Must provide the following completed forms:

    Certificate for Illness of Family Member's Serious Health Condition

    Declaration of Relationship

    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 Death Applicant 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 Housing Applicants 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, and continuous 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

    *Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Residence Hall Students can submit a letter from their employer indicating a return to work date and, within 30 days of the approval of their request, proof of payment from their employer.

    If no proof of payment is submitted within the 30 days, the student will forfeit their right to their parking permit for the remainder of the quarter and the permit will be subject to cancellation.

    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

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

    The priority order is as follows:

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

    Please note: 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
  • Permit Rates and Dates
  • 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

    Undergraduate and Non-Professional Graduate Students

      Fall Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
    Application Period

    Residence Hall Students:
    August 10 - August 28, 2020

    Residence Hall Students:
    November 30 - December 20, 2020

    Residence Hall Students:
    February 8 - February 26, 2021

    Payment Period Commuter Students:

    Available for purchase August 31, 2020

    Residence Hall Students:

    September 7 - September 11, 2020

    Commuter Students:

    Available for purchase November 30, 2020

    Residence Hall Students:

    December 21 - December 31, 2020

    Commuter Students:

    Available for purchase March 1, 2021*

    Residence Hall Students:

    March 8 - March 12, 2021

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

    *There is no application period for Spring 2021 student commuters. Parking will be available beginning March 1, 2021 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 Quarter Winter Quarter Spring Quarter
    Available for Purchase August 31, 2020 November 30, 2020 March 1, 2021
    Permit Effective Dates             September 14 - December 31, 2020 January 1 - March 21, 2021                              March 22 - June 13, 2021                       
    Quarter Begins September 28, 2020 January 4, 2021 March 24, 2021
    Instruction Begins October 1, 2020 January 4, 2021 March 29, 2021
    Law School                                                                           fall semester                                                                                                          spring semester                                                                                                                   
    Available for Purchase                                        July 27, 2020                                                   TBD
    Permit Effective Dates August 3 - December 31, 2020 January 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 Parking
  • Summer quarter permits are available 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 a SUMMER SESSION C Daily 7 day 30 day
    Effective June 15 - August 2, 2020                                                                August 3 - September 13, 2020                                                    Day of purchase               Start date selected by customer at time of purchase Start date selected by customer at time of purchase
    Instruction Begins June 22, 2020 August 3, 2020      
  • Payments and Cancellations
  • 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 upon cancellation, and are calculated from the date on which the permit is canceled/returned. There are no refunds for daily, weekly, or monthly permits.

    1. 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