Parking

Parking Rates

Monthly Parking Rates Effective July 1, 2021

Permit Type
Base Rate FY 2021-22 Rate
+ City Tax 25%
Total Charge
Permit Type
Regular Permit
Base Rate FY 2021-22 Rate
$242
+ City Tax 25%
$60
Total Charge
$302
Permit Type
N Permit (2:00pm - 8:00am)
Base Rate FY 2021-22 Rate
$97
+ City Tax 25%
$24
Total Charge
$121
Permit Type
L Permit (4:45pm - 8:00am)
Base Rate FY 2021-22 Rate
$31
+ City Tax 25%
$8
Total Charge
$39
Permit Type
Student Permit
Base Rate FY 2021-22 Rate
$121
+ City Tax 25%
$30
Total Charge
$151
Permit Type
Surge/Woods Lot Only Permit
Base Rate FY 2021-22 Rate
$121
+ City Tax 25%
$30
Total Charge
$151
Permit Type
Motorcycle Only Permit
Base Rate FY 2021-22 Rate
$58
+ City Tax 25%
$15
Total Charge
$73


Daily Parking Rates Effective July 1, 2021

Rate Description
Base Rate FY 2021-22 Rate
+ City Tax 25%
Total Charge
Rate Description
Hourly
Base Rate FY 2021-22 Rate
$4
+ City Tax 25%
$1
Total Charge
$5
Rate Description
Daily Max
Base Rate FY 2021-22 Rate
$28
+ City Tax 25%
$7
Total Charge
$35
Rate Description
Discounted Employee Daily Max
Base Rate FY 2021-22 Rate
$19.20
+ City Tax 25%
$4.80
Total Charge
$24
Rate Description
Discounted Student Daily Max
Base Rate FY 2021-22 Rate
$9.60
+ City Tax 25%
$2.40
Total Charge
$12
Rate Description
Motorcycle
Base Rate FY 2021-22 Rate
$4
+ City Tax 25%
$1
Total Charge
$5
Rate Description
Patient/Visitor with ADA Placard
Base Rate FY 2021-22 Rate
$5.60
+ City Tax 25%
$1.40
Total Charge
$7


View detailed parking rate chart here.

Parking rates are applicable 7 days a week and include a mandatory 25% city tax.

How to Pay for Parking

For faster exits and contactless transactions, please use PayByPhone.

Step 1: Visit PayByPhone.com (download the app for the best mobile experience)
Step 2: Enter UCSF code: 401608 (for all UCSF lots)
Step 3: Select “Months” or “Days” (drop down menu)
Step 4: Enter parking duration (1 month, or 1 day)
Step 5: Click “Continue” and complete credit card payment (we suggest using a pre-tax debit card; see Commuter Benefits section)

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When paying with PayByPhone, your parking is valid at any UCSF parking facility, you receive in-and-out privileges, and you can park at more than one campus in a day, if needed. Please pay at entry to avoid a citation and be prepared to show your payment confirmation and UCSF ID to the attendant when exiting parking garages.

Monthly Parking Pass
Drivers who anticipate parking on campus 12 days or more per month (during regular daytime hours) should consider purchasing a monthly parking pass, since this will be a lower-cost option compared to paying daily. The monthly rate is available for purchase from the 1st through the 25th of the month. Please note, the monthly rate will not be pro-rated if purchased after the 1st of the month, and will expire on the last day of the month, regardless of the date of purchase.

If you need to purchase a Student, N, L or Surge/Woods Lot monthly parking pass, please visit: paymyinvoice.ucsf.edu

Motorcycles Only
To purchase a motorcycle monthly parking pass, visit PayByPhone.com and enter UCSF location: 401609. Select month from pull down menu and make your one-time payment. Please note, the monthly rate will not be pro-rated if purchased after the 1st of the month, and will expire on the last day of the month, regardless of the date of purchase.

Save with Commuter Benefits
UCSF employees can lower parking expenses by participating in the UCSF Commuter Benefits Program. Commuter benefits allow employees to set aside pre-tax money to pay for eligible commute expenses, including parking and public transit.

For more information, please visit our Commuter Benefits webpage.

Student Parking Information

Discounted Student Parking
UCSF students are welcome to park at all UCSF parking facilities and pay the regular posted rates. In addition, discounted rates (50%) are available at many facilities listed below.

Student Daily Max Rate - $12 per day
Effective July 1, 2021, the discounted daily student parking pass will be valid at the following locations:

  Mission Bay Campus
    • UCSF Community Center Garage, at Rutter Center - 1625 Owens Street
    • UCSF Third Street Garage - 1650 Third Street

  Mount Zion Campus
    • 2420 Sutter Street Garage

Student Monthly Parking Pass - $151 per month
Effective July 1, 2021, the discounted monthly student parking pass will be valid anytime at the following locations:

Parnassus Heights Campus - *New Access*
    • UCSF Parnassus Westside/Kirkham Surface Lot - 707 Parnassus Avenue,
      located behind the School of Dentistry
    • Beckman/Koret Surface Lot - 5th Avenue at Kirkham

  Mission Bay Campus
    • UCSF Community Center Garage, at Rutter Center - 1625 Owens Street
    • UCSF Third Street Garage - 1650 Third Street
    • UCSF Nelson Rising Lane Lot 4 - 727 Nelson Rising Lane

  Laurel Heights Campus
    • Laurel Heights Parking Lot - 3333 California Street

At all other UCSF parking facilities, the monthly student parking pass will only be valid during off-peak hours, from 4:45pm to 8am, Monday through Friday, and all day on weekends and holidays. Students can park at any UCSF parking facility at any time and pay regular rates.

Event Parking: Chase Center | Oracle Park

Event Parking: Chase Center | Oracle Park
We strongly encourage attendees to sports and entertainment events to use public transit. While we discourage driving, we do not want vehicles circling in the neighborhood searching for parking when ample spaces are available at UCSF facilities.

In the spirit of partnership with Chase Center and Oracle Park and to support major events, UCSF offers limited parking at the Third Street Garage (1650 3rd Street) across from the Chase Center at $50 flat rate.

Event parking is only available via Pay By Phone App. Please download the App and pay using Event Parking Code 401616. You must pay prior to leaving the vehicle inside the garage to avoid a citation.

How to Pay for Parking using PayByPhone:
Step 1: Visit PayByPhone.com (download the app for the best mobile experience)
Step 2: Enter UCSF code: 401616 - UCSF Event Parking
Step 3: Enter length of stay: 1 day - $50

All rates include mandatory 25% city tax.

Fitness & Recreation Member Parking Rate

Fitness & Recreation Member Parking Rates - Effective July 1, 2021

Peak hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 4:45 pm: $5.00 per hour

Off-peak hours: 
Monday-Friday, exit before 8:30 am, enter after 4:45 pm, and on weekends and University holidays: $3.50 for up to 3 hours, with validation

SF’s 25% Parking Tax & Monthly Permit Rate Differential Refund


San Francisco’s New Parking Tax
Effective July 1, 2020, UCSF parking rates include a 25% tax levied by the City and County of San Francisco (CCSF). 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.

On July 1, 2020, all monthly permit rates were increased by 25% to reflect a new 25% parking tax levied on drivers by the City & County of San Francisco (CCSF).

Monthly Permit Rate Differential Refund
On July 1, 2021, monthly parking rates for employees and students decreased slightly, due to changes related to the application of the City’s 25% parking tax. As a result of a recent arbitration ruling, a decision was made to refund parking costs incurred by employees represented by a union in excess of 10%, which is the maximum annual increase allowed on monthly permits per current bargaining agreements.

UCSF employees represented by a union who purchased a monthly parking permit any time between July 2020 – June 2021 may be eligible for a rate differential refund.

The following table shows the amount of refund relevant to each monthly permit type. Monthly permits not listed are not eligible for a refund because the permit cost increase for this permit type was below 10%.

Parking Rate Chart

Employees represented by a union will receive the rate differential refund for each monthly permit purchased during the qualifying 12-month period. For example, if an employee purchased N Permit for July, August and September, he/she will receive a refund of $45 ($15 times three).

Refunds will be issued in the form of payment used by the employee when parking was purchased, either PayByPhone or a PayMyInvoice account. Refund timelines will vary depending on the form of payment, and employees should expect a refund within 45 days of submitting the refund application.

Refund applications must be received by October 31, 2021.

If you have questions regarding whether you are in a position that is represented by a union and therefore eligible for a refund, please contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 

Update on 25% City Parking Tax: 
As communicated through various channels in late February 2020, drivers who park on campus are required to pay a 25% City parking tax. The requirement to pay a 25% City parking tax was the outcome of a California Supreme Court ruling that the City and County of San Francisco (CCSF) pursued concerning taxation of drivers who park at public universities in San Francisco, including at UCSF. Since July 1, 2020, UCSF’s published parking rates have included the 25% parking tax and Transportation has been remitting this City parking tax to CCSF on behalf of drivers who park in UCSF facilities, in compliance with the California Supreme Court’s ruling. For more information on the 25% City parking tax, read the UCSF Pulse article

Recently, a grievance was filed under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement contending that UCSF’s total increase in FY 2020-21 exceeded the 10% maximum rate increase stipulated in the agreement.  Pursuant to the collective bargaining agreement, the grievance was adjudicated through final and binding arbitration. The arbitrator ruled in favor of the union’s position. To comply, UCSF’s FY 2021-22 overall out-of-pocket monthly permit costs to the employee have been adjusted to stay within the 10% annual increase cap noted in the collective bargaining agreement. 

For more information, please explore “In This Section” (see menu in the upper right column on this page).

To find parking locations, please visit our Parking Locations & Services webpage.

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 Monday-Thursday: 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 Monday-Thursday: 8:15 AM to 4:45 PM