Construction Projects Impact Parking

August 12, 2020

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UC Davis Health parking demand exceeded the parking capacity of the Sacramento campus.  With approximately 25 percent of monthly permit holders currently working from home because of the pandemic, the demand for parking on campus has decreased, especially in our outlying parking lots. That said, Parking and Transportation Services (PATS) must ensure that adequate parking spaces are available, as current permit holders begin to return to campus.   

Current and pending construction projects on campus, including the Ernest E. Tschannen Eye Institute and Parking Structure 4, will further reduce parking space availability. PATS is proactively planning for the reduction in parking space availability as construction and development begins on several large-scale projects. 

Parking Permit Changes

PATS routinely reviews and assesses the availability and type of parking permits and services offered, taking into consideration the needs of the operation, the availability of space, and extraneous pressures on the parking system.  Based upon projected demand and the current and pending construction projects, we have suspended the issuance of new payroll deducted permits.

Existing permit holders who pay through payroll deductions will not be affected by this change.

PATS is still issuing parking permits, and employees can purchase temporary permits of one to three months duration.  Permits can be renewed online through the employee’s parking account or at the parking office. PATS will soon offer a payment option that will allow temporary permit holders to autopay their permit fees on a recurring monthly basis and skip the renewal process. 

PATS is only selling temporary permits as they allow parking demand adjustments during the COVID and post-COVID operating environment and address the ongoing construction and development impacts on parking availability on the Sacramento campus.  The use of temporary permits allows PATS to service the immediate parking needs of new employees, while preserving the availability of parking spaces for current permit holders, as we continue to seek alternate parking options for employees both on and off campus.   


Parking Will Resume Normal Operations Effective May 26.

Public Parking

Parking fees will resume in Parking Structure 3, Lot 1, Lot 3, and Lot 8.

Emergency Department parking and time durations will be enforced.

Permit parking is not allowed in public parking areas, except under certain provisions.

Parking Structure 3 (PS3)

Public parking gates will be activated (ticket required) and parking fees apply.

PS3 D-Permit holders must park on employee levels (Level 4 & above).

B Permit holders must return to designated B parking lots. Note that B Permit holders will still be allowed to park in PS1, PS2 and PS3 between 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. (Monday through Friday) and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

Use the intercom button if you experience any issues.

Green Commuters

Effective June 1, 2020, The additional Green Commuter 1-Day permits that were made available during the COVID-19 surge will be discontinued. You will have access to any remaining balance of Green Commuter 1-Day Permits from your original allotment of 24. These Green Commuter 1-Day permits reset on July 1st, at the start of the next fiscal year.

As a reminder, all carpool participants that drive alone or outside the carpool group must use a Green Commuter 1- Day Permit and may park in any valid for any B Permit parking space, or spaces marked “Green Commuter Permit Required”.

Daily Parking Permits (Employee Lots)

Daily permits can be purchased by downloading the Whoosh! App on your smart phone. These permits can also be purchased from parking kiosks located in Lots 14, 16, 18 and 25. Daily permits are only valid in Lots 14, 16, 18, 22, 25, 28 and 30. See this map for reference.

To use these areas, vehicles must have a valid permit and/or license plate.

Parking Payroll Deduction Changes

August 7, 2019

In conjunction with the transition to UC Path, Parking Services will be realigning the Monthly and Biweekly payroll deduction schedules. This change will simplify the payment schedules, making the deduction process more transparent, and will allow Parking Services to perform reconciliations, refunds, and other processes more efficiently.

Starting September 2019, all permits (B, D, Carpool, Motorcycle, etc.) will be valid in 1-month increments.  All payroll-deducted permits will be issued and charged at the beginning of each month:

  • Employees paid on a monthly schedule will pay in advance for the full month, once at the beginning of each month. Monthly deductions apply to permits valid for the same month.
  • Bi-weekly paid employees will pay in advance for the full month in two installments: half from the first paycheck, and half from the second. Bi-weekly deductions apply to permits valid for the same month.

Aligning the schedules, require the following adjustments will be made:

  • Monthly employees currently pay in arrears. To align schedules, monthly employees will see an additional one-month deduction (double charge) on their August 30th paycheck.
  • Bi-weekly employees currently pay in advance, however due to differences in deduction holidays between PeopleSoft and UC Path, a half-month break from deductions is required. No regular deductions will be taken from the August 21st paycheck.

Temporary Parking Permits Now Available by Calendar Month

May 14, 2019

Parking and Transportation’s Temporary Parking Permit model has changed. All Temporary Parking Permits offered by UCDH PATS office are now issued on a calendar month basis (i.e. April, May, June, etc.).

Temporary permits may be purchased at any time, but the expiration date will fall on the last day of a given month. Monthly permit prices are fixed and prorations are not available.  If you currently have a valid temporary parking permit that expires mid-month, Parking and Transportation Services may extend this permit without additional cost. Contact our office for details.

If you are purchasing a temporary permit toward the end of the month, it may be more cost effective to purchase daily permits until the end of the month.  Daily permits are $6 per day, and allow for parking in Lot’s 14, 16, 18, 25, 28 and 30 and can be purchased at the payment kiosks located in lots 14, 16, 18 and 25.  Daily Parking Permits can also be purchased through the “Whoosh!”  App (a $0.35 convenience fee applies), which is available in iPhone’s App Store or Google Play.  The “Whoosh” app allows you to pay for parking on-the-go!

Please contact Parking and Transportation Services with any questions at 916-734-2687 or by emailing

Parking and shuttle services changes for March 20, 2019.

March 19, 2019

  • The Gold, Blue, and Green lines will be modified and will resume regular service on Thursday, March 21, at their usual time.
  • The Midtown Shuttle will be suspended.
  • There will be no shuttle service to Cypress, Ticon III, or the Broadway Building

In place of the normal shuttle routes and times, the health system’s on-campus shuttles are being re-labeled “Hospital” and “Ambulatory Care Clinic” on a temporary basis. All shuttles will stop at the Cancer Center on request. 

  • Service to the Hospital Loading dock will be provided from Lots 14, 16 and the Contractors lot from 5:30 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
  • Service to the ACC will be provided from Lots 14, 16 and the Contractors lot from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • A shuttle to/from the 39th street light rail station will run from 6-9 a.m., and 3-6 p.m. with drop off/pick up points at the Main Hospital and Ambulatory Care Clinic.
  • The Davis Shuttle will run its normal hours, but pick-up and drop-off will be in Lot 16 instead of the usual X Street transit stop.

Elk Grove Shuttle

Employees who live in the south area have the option of parking in a designated area at the RT Light rail stop at Consumnes River Blvd. and Franklin Blvd in Elk Grove, and being shuttled in to the campus by bus. Buses will complete 5 a.m. trips to UC Davis Health and 5 p.m. trips back to Elk Grove according to the schedule below, during the days of the strike. Buses will drop/pick up employees in Lot 16, where internal campus shuttle buses will provide transport to the hospital, Cancer Center and Ellison Building.

AM pick-up times (Elk Grove): 5:45, 6:15, 6:45, 7:15, 7:45
PM pickup times (UCDH Lot 16): 3:45, 4:15, 4:45, 5:15, 5:45, 6:15, 6:45, 7:15, 7:45      

Parking Structure 1 - Free parking after 5 p.m. and protected entry

Individuals who are working the evening shift, or overnight, can park in Parking Structure 1 for free, after 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Staff can enter from the gates at the rear of the garage, which will be open. Staff who take advantage of this option must leave the garage before 9 a.m. on Thursday morning.

A walled entryway will be created between Parking Structure 1 and the hospital building. This is to provide a barrier for people who would like to park closer to the hospital building and walk in without seeing any labor action. This protected entryway is one of several around the hospital building that have been set up for employees who are concerned about how to get from their car into the hospital itself.

Contractors’ Lot - Parking on campus, but away from the hospital building

For those who would rather not park in their usual location because of labor action concerns, the “contractors’ lot” south of 2nd Avenue and adjacent to Lot 16 will be open, secure and offering a low-key way to get into work. Internal campus shuttles will run every few minutes, taking employees to alternate entrances at the hospital and other key buildings. 

General Parking Options
Employees are encouraged to park in their normal parking lots. Employee Parking in Patient and Visitor Parking areas will be enforced to ensure adequate Parking for our Patients and their Visitors. Parking permits are required in all parking areas on campus.

Shuttle or bus schedule questions: Call 916-734-8630

Online Services and Parking Changes with Permit Renewal

July 18, 2018

By now everyone should have renewed their parking permit. If you did not renew, please proceed to our website to purchase a new permit here (Google Chrome works best). Those without a valid permit who park on campus are subject to citation.

What’s New with Parking?

Parking and Transportation Services (PATS) at the Medical Center is moving to License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology and we are no longer issuing physical permits. When you purchase your permit, you will need to provide your license plate number, the state of issuance, along with the make and model of your vehicle. Your license plate now serves as your permit. You can attach up to 3 vehicles to your permit. If more than one vehicle is on campus at the same time, the second vehicle identified may be cited.

ADA Placard Registration

All staff who park in ADA stalls are required to register their placard with PATS and have it assigned to their permit. If you are the owner of a valid ADA placard, please contact the Parking and Transportation office at 916-734-2687 to learn how. We are beginning this practice to reduce abuse, and do our best to ensure that all of our patients and staff members who really need the ADA stalls have access to them.

Online Services

Our online system is live and UC Davis Health staff, faculty and students can now manage their parking online. The following is a list of services that are available:

  • Permit Management
    • Purchase new permits
    • Print a “Notice of Virtual Permit” to display when parked at the Davis campus
    • Add/remove vehicles to/from your permit (up to 3 per permit)
  • Citation payment and appeal
  • Green Commuter – 1 Day Permit access and allocation
  • Carpool set up (temporary carpools please visit PATS office)
  • Update contact information

To manage your account, please visit our new online services website here. If you’re having trouble with the link, you can copy and paste the following URL into Chrome or FireFox: If you have questions or would like help navigating the site, please contact Parking and Transportation Services at 916-734-2687.