How to Cancel a Permit
The only way to cancel a permit you no longer want or need is to return it to us.
Please remove your permit from your vehicle and bring it into one of our customer service centers during normal business hours, in the McCarthy Structure (for UPC; 8:30-5:00, M-F) or KAM 120 (for HSC; 7:30-4:00, M-F), or mail it to:.
ATTN: PERMIT CANCELLATION
620 USC McCarthy Way, PSX-100
Los Angeles, CA 90089
Prorated refunds for permits mailed to us will be based on the postmark date. Permits returned after a permit start date are not eligible for a full refund.
How to Purchase a Parking Permit
Permits purchased through our parking portal can be paid for using all major credit cards, USC payroll deduction (for faculty/staff), and by transferring charges to the USC fee bill system (students). Most Fall semester parking permits will be available via online sales beginning May 25th at noon. Some high-demand areas still require the lottery-waitlist process, for which online registration begins May 1st. NOTE: winning the lottery for a high-demand area does NOT mean that the space is free, it means you have won a coveted purchase opportunity. Please read below for important dates and permit information.
IMPORTANT REMINDER: Unless you purchase a product listed explicitly as “FALL ONLY,” it will renew automatically in the subsequent Spring semester. The dates listed on the permit itself are for the entire academic year (you don’t need a second permit in Spring), but the date listed online in the portal, and the related billing charges, are provided on a per-semester basis for financial aid reasons. If you purchase a normal permit and do NOT need it the following Spring semester for any reason (no longer have a vehicle, studying abroad, December graduation, etc.), YOU MUST CANCEL THE PERMIT BY RETURNING IT TO US.
Parking permits can be purchased online through two different processes:
- Online direct sale where spaces are readily available
- Waitlist/Lottery system for areas where demand exceeds supply
If the location where you want to purchase a permit has spaces currently available (see table below), you can purchase the permit online starting May 25th at noon.
You can purchase any permit available for direct sale by clicking here. Once there, log into (or create) your USC Transportation account, then click on the grey ‘Get Permit’ button.
|Fall / Spring Academic Year Permits (student)||Date and Time|
|Commuter and Housing Parking Direct Sales Online |
(for both UPC and HSC campuses)
|May 25th at Noon|
|Areas Available for Direct Sales||Lot/Structure|
|All UPC Structures (excluding McCarthy Way)||Downey, Jefferson, Royal, Shrine, Flower, Figueroa, Grand|
|ALL USC Housing lots excluding those listed on the table in the following section||See table below|
If the location where you want to purchase a permit is a high-demand area where demand exceeds supply (see table below), then assignments will be made through the waitlist/lottery process. You must enter your name on a waitlist for each desired location during the waitlist entry period (May 1-May 15); once that period ends, entrants will be picked at random and given an opportunity to purchase the permit.
To enter your name onto a parking waitlist for these limited structures, begin by clicking here.
Once there, log into (or create) your USC Transportation account, then:
|High-Demand Locations Requiring a Preference Lottery||Lot/Structure|
|All HSC Structures and Lots|
|The following UPC Structures and Lots:|
CENTENNIAL A - CEN (FY20-21)
CENTENNIAL B - CEN (FY20-21)
CENTENNIAL TANDEM -CEN (FY20-21)
FOUNDERS - FSA (FY20-21)
FOUNDERS TANDEM- FSA (FY20-21)
LOT 21 (FY20-21)
LOT 27 (FY20-21)
LOT 28 (FY20-21)
MCCARTHY WAY STRUCTURE (FY20-21)
TERRACE - TSA (FY20-21)
TERRACE TANDEM - TSA (FY20-21)
TROY - TRE TRH TRE (FY20-21)
UNIVERSITY REGENT - URA (FY20-21)
WINDSOR - WIN (FY20-21)
Off Campus Gold
Off Campus Gold
Off Campus Gold
On Campus Gold
Univ. Regent Apt
Lost your permit or never received it? Please fill out our Lost Permit Form. Once completed, visit our office to obtain your new permit.