Parking permit preparations: University Transit Services provides updates

With the fall 2020 semester starting two weeks early, University Transit Services (UTS) would like to update the campus community regarding parking and permits on campus.

Computer with parking portal upBack-to-school basics

  • Permits for the fall semester and the 2020-21 academic year go on sale midnight Aug. 1 and can be purchased through the parking portal on the UTS website.
  • Current permits are valid through Aug. 14.
  • Flexible or “relaxed zone” parking ends Aug. 7.

License Plate Recognition (LPR)

Last year, UTS switched to an LPR system making permits virtual. This has made obtaining and owning a parking permit easier on permit holders and has reduced environmental impacts.

Instead of a physical sticker, the license plate is the permit and must be visible from the drive aisle at all times. If a driver wishes to back in or pull forward into a space, a supplemental front plate can be purchased. Full details and information about LPR can be found on the UTS website and in the parking portal.

Permit pricing

Permit prices reflect accommodation and maintenance needs to better serve the campus community. A list of permit prices 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. This year, payroll deductions are pre-tax. 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.

Electric vehicle charging stations

Electric vehicle charging stations require users to pay for the service. Users download the ampUp app, scan a QR code at the charger and then plug the vehicle in. The cost is $1.50 per hour, up to four hours. After the four hours, each additional hour is $5. NAU employees can contact the UTS office for a discount code of $1 per hour, up to four hours.

The Motor Vehicle Parking Regulations contain the complete UTS parking policies. For additional questions regarding permits, visit the FAQ page, email or call the UTS front office between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at (928) 523-6623.