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NEW FALL 2020: ONLINE PARKING REQUEST FORMS 

Employee Payroll Deduction Cancellation

Employees can cancel their parking payroll deduction at any time by completing this Google Form. If you are interested in using the new daily permit option, you will need to cancel your parking payroll deduction. 

Daily Permit Request

Make your request at least two business days before you need to park.  DOTS staff will review your completed request and add the permits to your parking account.  You will then receive an email with information about online payment and instructions for using the permits. View daily permit details.

Physical Permit Request

If you need a physical permit, such as a scooter, emeritus, alumni or retiree permit, complete the Physical Permit form. This form does not apply to campus license plate registration (CLPR) permits, which include faculty/staff annual permits, daily permits and student annual and semesterly permits. 

Is the daily permit right for me?

We recommend daily permits for those reporting to campus for four or more hours per day, one to two times per week.  In some cases the daily permit may be cost effective for individuals reporting up to three times per week.

It is our hope that this new, flexible parking option can accommodate blended learning and work arrangements.

WHO CAN PURCHASE DAILY PERMITS?

DOTS will offer daily permits for both students and faculty/staff, including Contingent I and Contingent II employees and individuals with affiliate appointments.

Cost

These single-use permits are $12 each, and are sold in packs of five. A five-permit pack costs $60. These permits are not refundable, but the balance from unused permits can be applied to your parking account.

How DAILY PERMITS work

Daily permits are digital and based on your license plate, so you will not receive anything to display. Every time you use a permit, you must activate it through your parking account before arriving on campus. Daily permits expire at 11:59 p.m. on the day they were used.

Where you can park

Faculty and staff: your daily permits are valid in an assigned lot as well as all faculty/staff overflow areas. You may also use your daily permit in any area that requires a faculty/staff permit after 4 p.m.

Students: you can park in an assigned lot or student overflow lot (Lot 4). Only commuter students are eligible for the daily permit.

HOW TO PURCHASE

Request a daily permit by completing either the faculty/staff or student request form here. You should make your request at least two business days before you need to park.  Permits are available in increments of five and can be paid for through your parking account.

DOTS staff will review your completed request and add the permits to your parking account. You will then receive an email with information about online payment and instructions for using the permits.

More Questions?

View our Daily Permits FAQs.

Understanding parking regulations

Parking regulations are critical for campus safety and for maintaining an orderly parking experience.

The parking regulations outline parking requirements and policies for everyone who parks their vehicles on campus. Our enforcement team monitors campus parking to make certain that motorists adhere to our parking regulations.

Occasionally, temporary parking restrictions are implemented to accommodate construction or campus events.

In these instances, temporary signage will be posted in the affected lot(s), and DOTS emails relevant permit holders with details and alternate parking options (if applicable). Make sure the email associated with your parking registration is one you read regularly, and double check that the emails aren’t going to spam or any other folders automatically.

It is the motorist’s responsibility to read, understand and adhere to parking regulations.

Our customer service team is available from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to answer questions you may have about our policies—we invite you to contact us.

  • Park in your assigned lot or overflow lot inside the two white control lines. Parking over the line in a space may prevent others from parking in adjacent spaces. 

  • Make sure your license plate is visible from the roadway, correctly bolted to your vehicle’s bumper(s). Vehicles without a license plate on the front should not back into parking spaces.   

  • Park only one registered vehicle in your assigned lot or overflow area at a time. 

  • Pay the pay station or meter if parked in visitor parking, and either move your vehicle before your time is up or add more time if you need to stay. If using ParkMobile, make sure your transaction goes through before you leave your vehicle. 

  • Follow special parking instructions indicated in DOTS email communications. 

  • Follow the restrictions indicated on temporary and permanent parking signage. 

Motorists are not exempt from receiving a parking citation if:

  • They are unaware of or choose to ignore parking regulations.

  • Their vehicle has broken down.

  • They can’t find a parking space in their preferred section of a lot. 

  • They have activated their hazard lights.

  • They were given incorrect parking information by a student, faculty member, department, etc. 

PARKING SIGNAGE

We encourage you to read our parking lot signage carefully, as they mark the boundaries of every parking lot on campus and outline lot restrictions. The following sign characteristics delineate the lot type and restrictions:

Black Vs. Red

Signs with black text are unrestricted after 4:00 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Lot signs with red text have unique restrictions.

Letter or Number

Signs that begin with a letter are considered faculty/staff lots, regardless of any sub-number that follows. Signs that begin with numbers are considered student lots.

Special Restrictions

The text below the lot assignment number/letter indicates any special lot restrictions. During the times when a lot is restricted, it is only open to vehicles with permits for that lot.

Faculty Staff Restrictions

After 4:00 p.m., these lots become unrestricted only to faculty/staff with valid parking registration. 

Modified Restrictions

From 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., these lots become unrestricted to faculty/staff permit holders only. After 8:00 p.m., anyone may park here until 7:00 a.m. the next day.

24-HOUR Restrictions

These lots are restricted at all times to permits or vehicles with CLPRs corresponding to these areas.

temporary posted signage

In addition to our standard lot signage, temporary posted signage can indicate that a lot is or will have additional restrictions for a special event or construction. Please notice these signs as you park your vehicle. 

FREE PARKING

If you plan to park on campus regularly, we recommend you purchase a parking permit to guarantee space. However, many campus lots are unrestricted after 4:00 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends. These lots are highlighted in green on our campus map.

Exceptions

There are exceptions to these free parking times and locations.

  • Commuter registrants may not park overnight Monday to Friday from 3:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Students with commuter permits who need to occasionally park overnight should consult our overnight parking map. Commuter students who live off campus and require regular overnight parking should purchase an overnight storage parking permit. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • There may be times when these lots are restricted for special events, such as athletics games. In these cases, posted signage will indicate additional, temporary restrictions.

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