Hosting a visitor or guest to your department? Do you have an employee or affiliate who regularly needs to park in different locations? Here are the options available to pay for their parking:

For visitors:

*Orders for new validation coupons continue to be on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When sales resume for this product, you will again be able to order from the department products form. Until then, the department products form will be offline. 

For employees or frequent guests:

  • Request a parking card for department affiliates. Visitors present the card at a gatehouse to receive a daily parking permit or swipe it for gate arm access if appropriate.
  • Order a multi-lot permit. This enables department employees to park in various campus lots while conducting University business.


Permit type Rate
Pre-arranged visitor parking $18.00 daily
Coupon codesValid in self-serve parking lots. Not valid in Central Plaza Garage, Triangle Garage or Surgery Pavilion Garage.
$4.00 hourly, $18.00 daily,
$6.00 after 4 p.m. on weeknights or on Saturday
Validation coupons*Must be ordered with a UW budget number. Valid only in S01, Central Plaza Garage or Triangle Garage.
Varies based on use. Department also pays per-coupon fee.
Validation printing fee $0.25 each
Short-term permitMust be ordered with a UW budget number.
$8.75 daily
Night short-term permitMust be ordered with a UW budget number.
$2.92 daily
Parking cardMust be requested in advance from the Sales & Administration office. Once issued, the card must be presented at a gatehouse to receive a permit, or used as a swipe access card at a gated lot or garage. Must be ordered with a UW budget number.
$18.00 daily
Reserved spaceMust be ordered with a UW budget number.
$350.00 monthly, $4200.00 yearly
Multi-lotRequires approval. Cost may be paid for by an individual, a department or a combination of the two.
$2520.00 yearly, $630.00 quarterly
Rush ordering $10.00 or 10%, whichever is greater

*Orders for new validation coupons continue to be on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously purchased ones can still be used until their expiration date and sales of this product will resume at a later date.

Many products must be ordered with a valid UW budget number.  Expect at least five business days for processing, with additional waits at the start and end of each quarter. A rush order fee can be paid for faster processing.