Parking Enforcement Officers protect approximately 23,000 parking spaces for permit holders and daily parking customers. All net revenues from parking citations support UCLA's sustainable transportation programs including subsidized public transit passes.
- Rules and Regulations
For more detailed information, please refer to the complete list of UCLA Rules and Regulations.
Parking at UCLA is regulated by the California Vehicle Code and UCLA Parking Rules and Regulations. UCLA parking policies are designed to maximize service and availability to our parking customers.
To ensure a hassle-free parking experience on campus, please familiarize yourself with the following rules, policies, and regulations before parking on campus.
- The operator of the motor vehicle is responsible for compliance with all parking rules and regulations including finding a legal parking space and understanding where and when a parking permit is valid.
- The purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee a space to park. Lack of space is not considered valid justification for violation of UCLA parking regulations.
- The garaging of vehicles is prohibited except for residence hall tenants with the appropriate permit in selected parking structures and lots.
- Under the authority delegated to Parking Services by the Chancellor, no individual or department other than Parking Services may grant parking privileges on campus. All parking permits issued to users of the parking system remain the property of the University.
The University reserves the right to:
- Issue citations for illegal parking as authorized by the California Vehicle Code
- Determine enforcement hours for all campus parking rules and regulations
- Impound (tow or boot) vehicles with more that five unpaid citations under California Vehicle Code Sections 22651 (I) and 22651.7
- Refuse issuance of a parking permit
- Audit information supplied by students granted parking
- Revoke student parking privileges for up to four (4) years for students who:
Do not respond to an audit
Do not supply sufficient documentation for an audit
Alter or duplicate a permit
Purchase or use another person's permit
- Change parking assignments or privileges as deemed necessary
- Restrict the use of any parking stall, area, structure, or surface lot at any time
- Temporarily or permanently relocate permit holders as needed
- Determine the mode of parking for any area at any time (e.g. self-park or stack park)
University of California Regents are not and shall not be liable under any circumstances for the loss of or damage to vehicles, or contents thereof, parked or garaged in a UCLA lot or structure by any cause whatsoever not arising directly from the negligent acts of the Regents of the University or its employees acting within the scope of their employment.
- How to Pay a Citation
UCLA citations are issued in accordance with the California Vehicle Code, as well as UCLA Parking Rules and Regulations. All citations must be paid or appealed within 21 days of the issue date to avoid incurring additional fees and actions
It’s easy and secure.
- Visit pticket.ucla.edu
- Input your citation number or your license plate number
- Use the menu items to complete payment with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover cards
Pay in Person
You may use cash, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express), personal checks, money orders, or cashier’s check made payable to UC Regents. Please include the license plate and citation number on your check.
Pay by Mail
If paying your citation by mail, you can use a personal check, money order, or cashier's check made payable to UC Regents. Please include the license plate and citation number on your check.
For your own protection, please do not send cash through the mail.
P.O. Box 3626
Tustin, CA 92781-3626
- How to Appeal a Citation
The Citation Review and Adjudication office encourages those who believe they were parked within the Rules and Regulations at the time a citation was issued to submit an appeal along with supporting documentation.
There are three opportunities to appeal a citation:
1. Within 21 days of the citation issue date, you may submit an online Administrative Review form.
2. If you are dissatisfied with the results of the Administrative Review and have been found liable, you have 21 days to request an Administrative Hearing. The amount of the citation must be paid by your due date in order to appeal your citation at this level.
3. If you are dissatisfied with the results of the Administrative Hearing, you have 30 days to file a Civil Appeal at the Los Angeles Superior Court.
For more information or check the status of an ongoing appeal visit pticket.ucla.edu.
- Impounded Vehicles and Other Mobile Devices
Has your vehicle or motorcycle been towed or immobilized? If so, here is how you can retrieve your vehicle or motorcycle:
Persons who have had vehicles or motorcycles immobilized (booted) must do the following to release the vehicle or motorcycle:
1. Pay all outstanding citations, no exceptions
2. Pay a $175 administrative fee, no exceptions
3. All payments can be made in person at the Central Ticket Office or online at pticket.ucla.edu
Persons who have had vehicles or motorcycles impounded (towed) must do the following to release the vehicle or motorcycle:
1. Pay all outstanding citations, no exceptions.
2. All payments can be made in person at the Central Ticket Office or online at pticket.ucla.edu
3. Plus, the vehicle will be subject to additional fees (towing fees plus daily storage fees) imposed by the towing company.
4. Citation Review and Adjudication has no authority with the towing company to reduce or remove any fees. The towing company is completely independent of UCLA Transportation, and you must satisfy and adhere to bullet points one (1) through three (3) above before any vehicle or motorcycle is released.
5. After all fees are paid, please call Citation Review and Adjudication at (310) 825-2029 to get the vehicle released.
Please note: Vehicles or motorcycles can only be released to the registered owner of the vehicle listed on the DMV vehicle registration, with no exceptions.
Impounded Bicycles, Scooters, and Other Wheeled DevicesWheeled devices, including bicycles and scooters, may be impounded if they are abandoned, parked in non-designated areas, or obstructing pedestrian areas. Impounded devices will be stored for up to 90 days and not released until all outstanding storage fees are paid. For more information on wheeled vehicle parking, please see the Rules and Regulations.
To obtain device release, please send an email to email@example.com with the description and last known location.
The following materials must be presented upon release:
• Valid photo identification
• Proof of ownership of the bicycle (e.g., receipt, registration, key to lock)
• Release fee amount for e-scooters ($75)
• Release fee amount for bicycles, e-bikes, and other wheeled devices ($150)
- Citation Codes and Fees
The reason for a citation is indicated by specific California vehicle codes. Definitions of these codes appear on the back of the citation and are also listed here for your convenience. Remember to check the date and avoid additional penalties by paying your citation or properly initiating an appeal on or before the due date.
Ticket Code (CVC)
Code Description 21113A 6 $81 No Permit Displayed 21113A 6A $81 Invalid Permit 21113A 6F $81 No Proof of Payment 21113A 10 $15 Patient Courtesy Citation 21113A 10B $15 Courtesy Citation 21113A 10C $15 Stein Plaza Patient Courtesy Citation 21113A 10D $15 Disabled Patient Courtesy Citation 21113A 4 $60 Yellow Curb (No Permit) 21113A 4A $60 Yellow Curb Overtime 21113A 3 $60 White Curb 21113A 1 $81 Public Grounds 21113A 17 $83 Zipcar Parking Only 21113A 2 $100 Red Curb 21113A 2A $100 No Stopping 21113A 18 $100 Oversized Vehicles 21113A 19A $25 Unregistered Permit 21113A 19B $177 Shared Parking Privilege Misuse 21113A 6B $312 Altered Permit/Receipt/Hangtag 21113A 6(E) $312 Not Returned Permit 21113A 6C $312 Lost Permit 21113A 6D $312 Stolen Permit 21113A 7 $55 Out of Marked Stall 21113A 9A $400 Disabled Lic/Plac Not Displayed 21113A 9C $400 Blocking Disabled Access 21113A 9B $400 Blocking Disabled Stall 21113A 9 $595 DP Not Valid 21113A 9D $895 DP Misuse 22502B $81 Wrong Side of The Street 22502A $81 18 Inches From The Curb 22500B $81 On a Crosswalk 22500E $81 Blocking a Driveway 22500F $81 Parked On a Sidewalk 22500H $81 Double Parking 22500A $81 Parked In An Intersection 22500C $81 Parked In a Safety Zone 22500G $81 Parked Near Street Construction 22522 $400 Blocking Crosswalk Ramp 22523B $125 Abandoned Vehicle 22500L $400 Blocking DP Ramp 22507.8B $400 Blocking Disable Access 21113A 12 $312 Bus Zone No Stopping, Standing or Waiting Permitted 21113A 13 $100 Blocking Fire Hydrant/Lane 21113A14 = 5200 $25 No Front Plate 21113A15 = 5204 $25 Vehicle Out of Registration 21113A 2(B) $83 Parking Temporary Reserved Stall 22651.7 $175 Vehicle Immobilization (Booting)* 21210, 22651(M) $150 Bicycle Impound Fee 21211B $100 Vehicle Parked in Bike Lane/Path 22526A $100 Blocking Intersection
All outstanding penalties and fees against the vehicle, including payment of a $175 administrative fee, plus a $20 storage fee per calendar day must be paid prior to release of the vehicle. Immobilized vehicle payments are only accepted by cash and credit card (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, Discover).