Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The University of Washington Board of Regents on March 12 approved a 4% increase in base parking rates for the Seattle campus for the 2020-21 fiscal year. The rate schedule was developed in cooperation with the University Transportation Committee and other campus stakeholders. The rates are inclusive of taxes and fees and are effective as of July 1, 2020.

The tables below show the new rates for commonly used parking products.

Parking product New rate as of July 1
Single occupancy vehicle (SOV) $525/quarter
Value parking (E18) $420/quarter
Pay per use parking (PPUP) $8.75/day
Daily permits $8.75/day
Student parking $7/day
Daily value lot (E01) $7/day
Visitor parking New rate as of July 1
0-30 minutes $2
Hourly $4
Daily $18

For complete details, please review the new parking fees schedule:

What parking rates cover and how they’re set

Parking spaces on the UW campus are limited as part of the Campus Master Plan approved by the City of Seattle, in which the City and University agreed to encourage the use of carpooling, mass transit and other commuting options in order to reduce single occupancy vehicle trips. Parking rates reflect this scarcity as well as other market factors and the need to pay for parking lot and garage maintenance. A portion of parking revenues also goes to support the U-PASS program and shuttle programs for the Seattle campus.

The 2020-21 rates were developed in cooperation with the University Transportation Committee, which is made up of student, staff, and faculty representatives. A public hearing on the rate proposals was held on January 29. The Board of Regents approved the new rate schedule on March 12. The 2020-21 rates are effective as of July 1.

About Transportation Services

Transportation Services supports the 90,000 people who come to the Seattle campus each day. In addition to 12,200 parking spaces and 3.4 million square feet of lots and garages, transportation staff also administer the popular U-PASS transit program, five shuttle services and nearly 10,000 bike spaces. Staff also provide daily help to visitors entering campus, including at the more than 160 events held on campus a year.