Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Displaying Permits and Parking Tips
Unless marked otherwise, all parking areas at UC Davis Health System, including off-site and leased facilities, are reserved for permit-only parking for staff, government or vendor/service vehicles. To use these areas, vehicles must display a valid permit. All permits must be authorized and issued by Parking Services. In lots 14, 16, 18 and 25, one-day permits can be purchased from a dispensing machine.
Permits must be displayed in the lower left corner (driver's side) of the windshield.
For motorcycles or convertibles, you must have your permit displayed in a location that is visible. If you have any questions please contact the parking office.
Permit holders may park in designated unattended lots anytime as posted on signs at the entrance to the lots.
Permit holders (current A, B, or D permit displayed) may park in attended parking lots only during the hours of 6 p.m. to 9 a.m., Monday-Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.
NOTE: To ensure adequate patient/visitor parking, employees may not park in attended or metered parking lots during the hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and may be subject to a parking violation citation.
Courier permits have a 3-hour maximum time limit unless otherwise posted and are valid in all UC Davis Health System Courier designated parking spaces. Courier permits must be displayed along with a valid A, B, or D permit.
Motorcycle permit holders may park in designated motorcycle parking spaces only.
Park only in spaces marked for parking.
Failure to display the entire permit clearly may be subject to a parking violation citation.
If a permit holder receives a citation for failing to display a valid permit, the citation should be paid or appealed as soon as possible within 21 days of the citation issuance date.
CP 2 (two-person carpool) permits have access to the same parking privileges as a B permit holder.
CP 3 (three-person carpool) permits have designated reserved parking.
Employee Lot Information
Below is a table that displays each employee lot, the time in which the lot is typically full (Monday through Friday), and the shuttle service provided to that lot.
† Lot full times are approximate. Space availibility will vary by day and may be effected by various events.
* Call 4-2687 from any shuttle stop to request pickup.
Complete Lot Details and Schedules:
Shuttle / Transportation FAQ
|Q.||Does the Light Rail shuttle run on weekends, evenings, and holidays to the 39th Street Station?|
|A.||The Light Rail shuttle services the 39th Street Station between 6:14 a.m. to 5:34 p.m. Monday through Friday except holidays.|
|Q.||How can I get transportation from the Light Rail station when the UC Davis Medical Center Med-Transit shuttle is not available?|
|A.||The Sacramento Regional Transit Route 38 services the 29th Street Station as well as the 65th Street Station. That route has a timed stop at UC Davis Medical Center. Call their customer service number at 321-BUSS (2877) to obtain a schedule.|
|Q.||I'm a patient and need to get to one of the Primary Care Group clinics. Does the Med-Transit shuttle go to those places?|
|A.||Med-Transit shuttle only operates the three fixed routes (interior, perimeter, and intercampus) described in this web site. Contact Paratransit Inc. at (916) 429-2009 to obtain information about transportation to other medical facilities.|
|Q.||I use a wheelchair. Do your busses accommodate wheelchair passengers?|
|A.||Our busses have lifts that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and are able to accommodate a "common wheelchair".|
|Q.||What is a "common wheelchair"?|
|A.||Section 37.3 of DOT's regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) (49 CFR Parts 27, 37 and 38) defines a "common wheelchair" as a mobility aid belonging to any class of three or four-wheeled devices, usable indoors, designed for and used by individuals with mobility impairments, whether operated manually or powered. A "common wheelchair" does not exceed 30 inches in width and 48 inches in length measured two inches above the ground, and does not weigh more than 600 pounds when occupied.|
The most common parking violations at the medical center are listed below with some ways to prevent them. Note that VEHICLES ARE CONSIDERED PARKED when stopped or left standing whether occupied or not.
- Permits Required
Permits are required in all areas of medical center. Display the permit in the lower left-hand corner of the window shield. If a sun shield is used, be sure the permit is visible from outside.
- Park Only in the Area Specified on Your Permit
Look at your permit. Your permit will state the type of spaces in which you can park (B, C, D, C2, C3, M, etc.).
- Check Signs When Entering a Lot
Each lot has one or more entrance signs that provide information on the type(s) of permit(s) which are authorized. In addition, individual spaces within the lots may be marked for a specific type of permit. These spaces are individually marked with the type of permit required and may only be used by those displaying the proper permit. Before parking your car, be sure you are in the correct area.
- Parking Enforced 24 Hours
Unless marked otherwise, all parking areas at the medical center, including off-site and leased facilities, are reserved for permit-only parking for staff, students, vendors, or E-vehicles. To use these areas, vehicles must display a valid permit and/or license plate. All permits must be authorized and issued by Parking Services. In lots 14, 18 and 25, one-day permits can be purchased from a dispensing machine.
- Park Within Marked Stalls
Parking stalls are indicated by a line or markings on both sides of the stall. Areas without such markings are not legal parking spaces. Please make sure you are parked completely within the stall lines (no wheels on or over the lines). Vehicles not parked completely within the designated stall may receive a parking citation.
- Parking Meters
Meters must be fed during the hours 6:30 a.m. - 11:59 p.m., 7 days a week. Employees may park in metered stalls between the hours of 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. and on university holidays when displaying a valid "B" or "D" permit.
- All medical center parking meters have maximum time limits. Each meter is accompanied by a sign stating the maximum time that meter will allow. No grace period is given for meter violations and all vehicles parked in an expired meter stall may receive a parking citation.
Valid parking permits are required on all vehicles parked at the medical center, including holidays.
- Disabled Parking Spaces, Crosshatched Areas, Access Ramps
California Vehicle Code regulations are enforced at all times. Parking in these spaces or areas without a valid DMV placard or a special identification license plate may result in a $450 parking citation. VEHICLES ARE CONSIDERED PARKED when stopped or left standing whether occupied or not.
- Employees parking in a disabled parking space must display a valid DMV placard and a valid "B" or "D" permit.
- Permits Must Be Properly Displayed
To be valid, permits must be displayed in the lower-left corner (driver's side) of the windshield and must be fully visible. Motorcycle permits must be visibly displayed on the front left fork of the motorcycle.
- Altered, Stolen, or Counterfeit Permits
Displaying a permit that is altered, counterfeit, or reported stolen will result in a substantial penalty and may also result in university disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution.