Parking

Parking

UCSF parking rates increased by 25% effective July 1, due to a new city parking tax. We continue to welcome all UCSF employees and students to park on campus during our COVID-19 recovery phase.

Parking rates (all locations), July 1 through September 30, 2020:
    • Hourly: $5
    • Daily Max: $35
    • Disabled flat rate: $7
    • Motorcycle flat rate: $5
    • UCSF Employee/Patient Daily Max Rate: $20
    • UCSF Employee Monthly Rate: $312
    • UCSF Student Daily Max Rate: $10

For permit information, please visit our Permit Information webpage.

For more information about parking rates, please view the rate charts below that highlight recent changes for UCSF employees, students, patients and visitors.

UCSF Employees & Student Parking Rate Chart

Parking Type
Pre - COVID-19 Rate
July - Sept.
Difference
Reason for Increase
Parking Type
Daily Max with UCSF ID
Pre - COVID-19 Rate
$15*
+July - Sept
$20
Difference
N/A
Reason for Increase
25% City Tax + $1.25
Parking Type
Daily Max with UCSF Student ID
Pre - COVID-19 Rate
N/A
July - Sept.
$10
Difference
N/A
Reason for Increase
New Rate Type
Parking Type
Monthly All Day
Pre - COVID-19 Rate
$250
July - Sept.
$312
Difference
$62
Reason for Increase
25% City Tax
Parking Type
Monthly with UCSF Student ID
Pre - COVID-19 Rate
$125
+July - Sept.
$156
Difference
$31
Reason for Increase
25% City Tax
Parking Type
Monthly Surge/Wood Lot Only
Pre - COVID-19 Rate
$125
+July - Sept.
$156
Difference
$31
Reason for Increase
25% City Tax
Parking Type
Monthly L Permit (enter after 4:45pm, exit by 8am)
Pre - COVID-19 Rate
$31.70
July - Sept.
$40
Difference
$8.30
Reason for Increase
25% City Tax
Parking Type
Monthly N Permit (enter after 2pm, exit by 8am)
Pre - COVID-19 Rate
$99.75
July - Sept.
$125
Difference
$25.25
Reason for Increase
25% City Tax
Parking Type
Daily with Handicap Placard
Pre - COVID-19 Rate
$7
+July - Sept.
$7
Difference
$0
Reason for Increase
N/A
Parking Type
Motorcycle - Daily
Pre - COVID-19 Rate
$6
+July - Sept.
$5
Difference
$-1
Reason for Increase
Rate Lowered

Please note, if you park on campus four or more days a week, the monthly rate will be your lowest-cost option. If you park on campus only periodically, we suggest you use the daily max rate.

*Pre-COVID-19, public transit users who needed to drive periodically had the option to park on campus once a week. Until further notice, the option to pay daily is available to all employees and students, without restricting use to once a week and without requiring the employee/student to be a public transit user. While we introduced this unrestricted daily option at a heavy discount during UCSF’s COVID-19 recovery phase, we are no longer able to provide discounts since Transportation is a self-supporting operation and parking revenues cover our payroll and other operational expenses.

For information about how to purchase a student permit, please visit our Permit Information webpage.


UCSF Patients & General Public Parking Rate Chart

Parking Type
Pre - COVID-19 Rate
July - Sept.
Difference
Reason for Increase/Decrease
Parking Type
Hourly
Pre - COVID-19 Rate
$4
+July - Sept
$5
Difference
$1
Reason for Increase
25% City Tax
Parking Type
Daily Max for General Public
Pre - COVID-19 Rate
$32
July - Sept.
$35
Difference
$3
Reason for Increase
25% City Tax levied but capped at $35
Parking Type
Daily Max for UCSF Patient
Pre - COVID-19 Rate
$32
July - Sept.
$20
Difference
$12
Reason for Increase
Reduced*
Parking Type
Daily with Handicap Placard
Pre - COVID-19 Rate
$7
+July - Sept.
$7
Difference
$0
Reason for Increase
N/A
Parking Type
Motorcycle - Daily
Pre - COVID-19 Rate
$6
July - Sept.
$5
Difference
$-1
Reason for Increase
Rate Lowered


*The Daily Max rate for UCSF patients will be lowered substantially for Q1 FY 2020/2021 to be consistent with the UCSF employee daily max rate. By having one daily max rate for both populations, we believe there will be less confusion (and long lines) at the gates. 


Parking Permit Holder Information
If you are a parking permit holder, please visit our permit webpage to learn more about your parking options.

Use PayByPhone

How to use PayByPhone to Pay

For faster exits, and contactless transactions, use PayByPhone for hourly, daily and monthly parking.

Monthly parking is available for a one-time purchase at the start of each month, on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th day only. All monthly parking must be purchased via Pay by Phone.

1. Visit PayByPhone.com

2. Enter UCSF location: 401608

3. Select Hours, Days or Month (pull down menu)

4. Enter parking duration


PayByPhone image

To pay for all day, please select 4 hours. 4-hour parking will equal the same parking cost as $20 per day, and you will see 1 day reflected on your payment confirmation and parking expiration time.

Please pay at entry to avoid a citation and be prepared to show your payment confirmation and UCSF ID to the attendant at exit in all garages.

 

SF’s 25% Parking Tax

Review of City’s New Parking Tax

Starting on July 1, 2020, UCSF parking rates will include a new 25% tax being levied by the City and County of San Francisco (CCSF). 

As communicated in February 2020, the California Supreme Court ruled that the CCSF may apply a parking tax on drivers parking at public universities, as drivers use City infrastructure when traveling to and from UCSF. Previously, drivers parking at public universities had been exempt from the parking tax.

UCSF made every effort to maintain an exemption for our drivers; however, the court ruled unanimously in favor of CCSF and UCSF is now required by law to collect the tax.

To ease the financial burden during these challenging times, Transportation will postpone the application of our previously announced 7.5% increase in parking rates on most rates in Q1 FY 2020/21. We have been able to delay some capital investments and introduce several operational efficiencies, enabling us to pass the savings on to our parkers July – September 30, 2020. 


 

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If you have any questions, we’re here to help! You can reach us by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or see details below to call or visit us in-person:

Parnassus Heights Campus
Transportation Office
500 Parnassus Avenue
MU-Level P7, Room 26
San Francisco, CA 94143-0240
Phone: 415.476.2566
Open weekdays: 7:30 AM to 4:45 PM

Mission Bay Campus
Transportation Office
1625 Owens Street, Suite 104
Community Center Garage
San Francisco, CA 94143-0299
Phone: 415.476.1511
Open weekdays: 8:15 AM to 4:45 PM