How to Cancel a Permit
Permits can be canceled by mailing your permit to our offices.
UPC Transportation office: 620 USC McCarthy Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
HSC Transportation office: Keith Administration Building (KAM),1975 Zonal Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033
You can also make an appointment to return your permit in person by clicking here.
How to Purchase a Parking Permit
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.
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.