Parking is a scarce commodity on campus. We encourage everyone to commute to campus through other means than a single occupant vehicle. Individuals who bring vehicles to campus must pay to park. Except for short term loading areas, and parking reserved for clinical patients, there is no free parking at the University of Utah.
Pay parking is possible but not guaranteed at parking meters, in pay lots and in permit lots. Except for pay lots and parking meters, all vehicles must display a parking permit to park on the university campus.
Parking areas are designated by signs specifying the type of parking allowed and the hours of enforcement. Unless otherwise stated, permit lots are enforced year round, from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Some lots require permits until 10:00 p.m. and some individual spaces are reserved all day every day. A parking permit is not a guarantee of a parking space in a specific lot. Parking is available on a first come, first served basis. Lot designations change and availability is often impacted by a variety of events.
Students can purchase "U", "E" and Motorcycle permits online. Annual permits for the 2012-2013 academic year are available. Buy now.
Display your permit from your rear view mirror. If you don't have a rear view mirror or your windshield is heavily tinted, contact us for a solution. Motorcycle permits should be placed on the rear of the motorcycle near the license plate.
Low-Emitting Vehicle Parking is offered in several parking lots on campus. In order to utilize these stalls, a vehilce must have the proper University permit for the area as well as an Low Emission indicator visible on the vehicle. (LEV, PZEV, Hybrid, CNG, Utah Clean Air Clean Fuel "C" License Plate Decal, etc.)
Parking permits are the sole responsibility of the purchaser. Permit holders are urged to take appropriate action to secure parking permits both when in use, and away from the campus. In the event a replacement is needed, the following will apply:
Stolen permits must be reported to either the U of U Department of Public Safety or a local law enforcement agency. No fee will be assessed if the loss is reported, a police report complaint number is provided, and a Commuter Services' Lost/Stolen report is completed.
A Commuter Services' Lost/Stolen report must be completed, Permit replacement fees may be paid by cash, check, or credit card.
Parking permits may be returned to Commuter Services at any time. If payment was made via payroll deductions, financial obligation for the option will end upon receipt of the permit. Should the permit be underpaid, a final payment may be due to Commuter Services. This can occur when payroll deductions end before the permit is returned to Commuter Services.
Faculty and staff who have terminated employment with the University remain responsible for full payment of a permit until it is returned to Commuter Services.