Self-Service Parking Pay Stations

PayByPlate PaystationUCLA Parking Pay Stations give you short-term parking options in lots and structures located throughout campus. Rates range from $1 for 20 minutes to $12 for the entire day. Rates for pay station parking in structures 5, RC and lot LS go up to $20 for the entire day.

Self-service parking pay stations are perfect for students without a quarterly parking permit who need to park on campus for only a class or two at a time; visitors attending a UCLA arts, performance or academic event; and anyone who is familiar with campus and doesn't need to stop at an Information & Parking booth for directions and assistance.



Using Pay by Plate:Visitor Parking Sign

Pay by Plate is now available in all pay station areas. For more information on locations, rates, and hours of operation, click here.        

1. Pay by Plate users may park in designated visitor pay station parking areas. Permits are not valid in stalls posted for Blue or X permits or otherwise reserved. 

2. Once parked, go to the nearest parking pay station.

3. Enter your license plate number.  Please note: If you do not have a license plate number, please enter the last 6 (six) digits of your Vehicle ID Number (VIN). Your VIN can be found on the driver's side door or on the lower driver's side of the windshield. 

4. Choose the amount of time that you would like to spend on campus. 

5. Pay using exact cash amount or with a credit card. 

6. For those using their VIN number, please place your receipt on your dashboard.


Using Parkmobile (Pay by Phone):Parkmobile

Parkmobile is now available in pay station areas located in various lots and structures on campus, as well as in all areas for those with a Disabled Placard. iPhone users can watch this demo video for assistance on using the app. For Android users, click here. For more information, visit our FAQ page.        

1. When using Parkmobile, you choose how long you want to park and pay for that amount of time. 

2. Download the Parkmobile app here and register for an account using a credit card and your license plate number.  

3. Once parked, open the app and key in your parking zone number, located near the pay station and within the table below. 

4. Select the amount of time you wish to park. 

5. Normal parking charges apply, with an additional $0.35 convenience fee per transaction.

6. Parkmobile will send a text message 15 minutes prior to the expiration of your paid parking. You may select to add more time or return to your car on time.


Law School2516
Parking Lot 112515
Parking Lot 362514
Parking Lot E2517
Parking Structure 22503
Parking Structure 3 North2504
Parking Structure 3 South2505
Parking Structure 42506
Parking Structure 52507
Parking Structure 72518
Parking Structure 82508
Parking Structure 9 (Commencement Weekend Only)2500
Parking Structure 18V2509
Parking Structure 182510
Parking Structure 272512
Parking Structure DD2501

Parking Structure MP


Parking Structure RC


Parking Structure SV


Disabled Placard (DP)


Acceptable Forms of PaymentPaystation

Only cash and credit cards may be used at campus pay stations. Pay stations accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card and American Express for your convenience. There are no refunds for purchases at campus pay stations.

Pay stations only accept $1, $5, and $10 bills and DO NOT give change in the form of cash or credit.