Student permits are sold by the semester and are valid for the semester in which the permit was purchased. Student permits must be renewed at the beginning of each semester. Students are responsible for purchasing and displaying a valid permit at the start of each semester. Permits are pro-rated based on the date of purchase and valid in “S” lots only.
Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to purchase parking permits:
• Must be a registered UC Berkeley student with proof of enrollment for the current term.
• Must live two miles outside the designated campus boundary. Miles are calculated from 2150 Kittredge Street, Berkeley, CA 94720.
- Grizzly Peak
- Claremont Avenue
- Alcatraz Avenue
- San Pablo Avenue
- Hopkins Street
- Eunice Street
- Euclid Avenue
- Cedar Street
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Pay in person at the Parking and Transportation Customer Services office. The payment process is outlined below:
- Complete a permit application form
- Must have your Cal 1 card to verify registration status.
- Bring copies of Rental Agreement, Utility Statement, or Bearfacts as supporting documents for 2 mile outside boundary.
- Provide payment in full for the semester.
**Please Note: For Carpool Permits students must have a minimum of 2 carpool permits displayed per vehicle at all times and each student must complete the Parking Permit Application Form.
- To check whether or not you’re registered, use the Tele-BEARS (Info-Bears) system or visit the CalNet Website.
- Grad students should contact their home department (not the Graduate Division). Unregistered grad students must verify registration with a letter from their home department. This letter must:
- Be an original (not a copy) on UC or department letterhead
- Include student name and ID#
- Confirm your department affiliation
- Confirm enrollment status
- Be signed by a department representative
- Include department representative's phone number
New residents must submit a completed Residence Hall Parking Application in place of the Permit Application form. You will be placed on a waiting list and will be notified when a space becomes available. Please contact us with any questions via email at or by phone at (510) 643-7701. Office hours for Resident Hall Permits is from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Must pay for the academic year through 06/30.
Parking permits may be canceled once within any fiscal year (July through June) without a processing charge. More than one cancellation during the fiscal year may incur a processing fee.
In order to cancel your permit:
- Print, complete and sign a Permit Cancellation Form
- Bring the completed form, along with your permit, to the Parking and Transportation office
- Cash, and check payments are refunded by check only.
- Credit Card payments can be credited back to the same credit card only
If you have lost, stolen or forgotten to bring your parking permit, student permit-holders must stop by the Parking & Transportation office to purchase a temporary one-day scratcher permit.
- Permit holder must fill out the Request for Replacement Permit Form.
- Pay a $35 Nonrefundable permit replacement fee.
- No charge for stolen permits if police report is provided.
- Permits reported lost or stolen are subject to permit misuse citation if used to park on campus.
Please note: handwritten notes are not an acceptable substitute for a temporary permit. Vehicles not displaying a permit will be cited.