Prepare for fall semester parking with permit procedure, pricing updates

July 24, 2019

Fall semester is closing in, and with it comes a friendly reminder from University Transit Services (UTS) about the new parking permit protocol.

Back-to-school basics

Permits for the fall semester and the 2019-20 academic year go on sale Aug. 1 and can be purchased online though the UTS web page. Current permits expire Aug. 14.

Visit the FAQ page to find quick answers about permits, parking and all things campus transportation.

New semester, new system

Parking on campus is about to get a little bit easier. UTS is switching to a new License Plate Recognition (LPR) system. Replacing the sticker permits displayed in windshields, permits will now be registered to license plates, which can be digitally scanned and checked for permit compliance. LPR allows drivers to virtually switch a permit between registered vehicles and removes the need for temporary paper permits and replacement fees for lost, stolen or damaged sticker permits. That means less wasted time, money and environmental resources.

Parking garages on campus have not yet been upgraded to the LPR system and will continue to use traditional permits. The technology update is in development and expected to be ready in 2020.

Pricing and payments

Employee and garage permit prices have increased to better reflect accommodation and maintenance needs. A list of parking permit prices and designated zones is available online.

Benefit-eligible faculty and staff can sign up for payroll deduction to have the price of a permit deducted over several pay periods or the academic year. Employees purchasing a semester permit may select to pay over five pay periods. Non-benefit eligible employees may place the cost of the permit on LOUIE. Part-time employee permits are available for staff who work 19 hours a week or less, teach six credits or less and who are non-benefit eligible.

UTS is waiving the $20 fee for the optional, supplemental plate commuters using the LPR system to display on the front of their vehicle if they wish to back into a space or pull forward.

For more information, contact University Transit Services at (928) 523-6623 or via email at

Cheyenne Jarrette