Avoid the $50 parking ticket! Starting mid-September and through mid-June, parking enforcement hours are 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, Monday through Friday. From mid-June to mid-September, parking enforcement hours are 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

See below for information on UC Davis' EasyPark Personal Parking Meter (PPM). You can also follow the link for other details => http://taps.ucdavis.edu/parking/permits/easypark

To get the PPM device, visit the UC Davis Transportation Services (TAPS) office and fill out some paperwork. The TAPS office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

The TAPS office is located North of the West Entry Parking Structure, and Southeast of the ARC, on N. Dairy Road. Follow the link to see the location on the campus map => http://taps.ucdavis.edu/about/hours

There are also a limited number of coin-operating parking meters but most find a PPM much easier!

EasyPark Frequently Asked Questions

What is an EasyPark Personal Parking Meter (PPM)?

The PPM is a small electronic device that you may display in your vehicle on an as needed basis to pay for parking. The PPM is displayed inside the vehicle from the driver's side window and once turned on it automatically deducts the parking fee from a pre-paid bank programmed inside the device. This allows you to pay only for the time you are parked, like a parking meter.

How much does the PPM cost?

The PPM requires an initial deposit of $40, which is fully refundable upon return of the undamaged unit. Funds can be added in increments of $25, up to a maximum of $300. When you park using the PPM, it will deduct funds from the device at the regular parking meter rate of $1.50 per hour, up to a cumulative maximum of $9 per day (the cost of a one-day visitor permit). The amount deducted is prorated down to the minute, so that you only pay for what you actually use.

Where can I park with the PPM?

The PPM is valid in Visitor and C parking permit areas on the main UC Davis campus only. It is also valid at meters, but only up to the posted time limit (for example, if the meter's posted time limit is 45 minutes, you may not park longer than 45 minutes, regardless of how much time is remaining on your PPM). As with any Visitor permit, it is not valid in A permit spaces until after 5pm or in restricted spaces.

Who can purchase a PPM?

Since there are no eligibility requirements, anyone may purchase a PPM. The PPM is available to all staff, faculty, students, visitors, departments, vendors, etc. For departmental purchases using a recharge account, please use the Departmental Permit System.

What is the process for purchasing additional hours for a PPM?

Affiliates and visitors can simply bring the PPM to Transportation Services, and reload funds in increments of $25, up to $300. Transportation Services accepts cash, check, Master Card or Visa. Departments can purchase additional hours by bringing the PPM to Transportation Services along with a written recharge request, which should indicate the total amount of the purchase and the serial number of the unit being reloaded.

Is the PPM difficult to use?

The PPM is very simple to use. Locate a valid parking space, park the vehicle, activate the PPM and display it from the driver's side window (on the inside). Upon return to the vehicle, simply switch the PPM off and the payment stops. Put the PPM in your glove box or other secure place until the next time you need to use it.

If I forget to turn the PPM off, can the minutes be reloaded?

If you forget to turn off the PPM, the minutes will continue to count down until the daily maximum ($9) is reached, so it is very important to turn the PPM off after each use. Please note that a refund will not be processed for time lost.