All UCSF employees and students are welcome to park on campus, as part of the University’s ongoing COVID-19 recovery efforts.
Daily Parking rates (at all locations):
• Hourly: $5
• Daily Max: $35
• $20 with UCSF ID
• $10 with UCSF Student ID
• Patient/Visitor with ADA placard: $7
• Motorcycle: $5
• Regular permit: $312
• N permit (enter after 2:00 pm, exit by 8:00 am – with UCSF ID): $125
• L permit (enter after 4:45 pm, exit by 8:00 am – with UCSF ID): $40
• Student permit: $156
• Surge/Woods Lot only permit: $156
• Motorcycle permit: $75
For instructions on how to purchase monthly parking and student permits, please visit our Permit Information webpage.
SF’s 25% Parking Tax
How to use PayByPhone to Pay for Parking
For faster exits, and contactless transactions, use PayByPhone to pay for for hourly, daily and monthly parking.
Effective November 1, 2020, if you purchase the daily max rate of $20.00, your parking will expire at midnight on the day of purchase.
1. Visit PayByPhone.com
2. Enter UCSF location: 401608
3. Select Hours, Days or Month (pull down menu)
4. Enter parking duration
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 the parking garages.
If you purchase the daily max rate of $20.00, your parking will expire at midnight on the day of purchase, effective November 1, 2020.
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).
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 in Q1 and Q2 FY 2020/21.
For more parking information, please explore more “In This Section” (see menu in the upper left column on this page).
Parnassus Heights Campus
500 Parnassus Avenue
MU-Level P7, Room 26
San Francisco, CA 94143-0240
Open weekdays: 7:30 AM to 4:45 PM
Mission Bay Campus
1625 Owens Street, Suite 104
Community Center Garage
San Francisco, CA 94143-0299
Open Monday-Thursday: 8:15 AM to 4:45 PM