NOTE: Most permits will be available via online sales beginning Dec 9th.  Some permits still require the lottery-waitlist process which begins Nov 1st.  Please read below for important dates and permit information.

Parking permits can be purchased online through two different processes:

  1. Online direct sale where spaces are readily available
  2. 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 on Dec 9th.

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.

Summer Session Permits (student)Date and Time
University Park Campus (UPC) & Health Sciences Campus (HSC) Commuter Online Sale BeginsApr 1st
University Park Campus (UPC) Off-Campus Housing Online Sale BeginsApr 1st
Fall / Spring Academic Year Permits (student)Date and Time
Commuter and Housing Parking Direct Sales Online
(for both UPC and HSC campuses)
Dec 9th 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 sectionSee 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 (Nov 1- Dec 7); 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.

High-Demand Locations Requiring a Preference Lottery Lot/Structure
All HSC Structures and Lots

The following UPC Structures and Lots:
CENTENNIAL A - CEN (FY19-20)
CENTENNIAL B - CEN (FY19-20)
CENTENNIAL TANDEM -CEN (FY19-20)
FOUNDERS - FSA (FY19-20)
FOUNDERS TANDEM- FSA (FY19-20)
LOT 21 (FY19-20)
LOT 27 (FY19-20)
LOT 28 (FY19-20)
MCCARTHY WAY STRUCTURE (FY19-20)
TERRACE - TSA (FY19-20)
TERRACE TANDEM - TSA (FY19-20)
TROY - TRE TRH TRE (FY19-20)
UNIVERSITY REGENT - URA (FY19-20
WINDSOR - WIN (FY19-20)


Centennial Apt
Centennial Apt
Centennial Apt
Founders Apt
Founders Apt
Off Campus Gold
Off Campus Gold
Off Campus Gold
On Campus Gold
Terrace Apt
Terrace Apt
Troy Apt
University Regent Apt
Windsor Apt

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Click Here for Health Science Campus

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Lost your permit or never received it?  Please fill out our Lost Permit Form.  Once completed, visit our office to obtain your new permit.