Pay-per-use parking (PPUP)
Not sure if you will be parking twice a week or twice a month? PPUP may be a good option for you. Sign up for PPUP by
emailing or calling the Transportation Services office. As a member, you can come and go in your assigned PPUP lot by using an AVI card or swiping your Husky card to raise the gate at the entrance. You are then billed at the end of each pay period. The less you park, the less you pay. You can also track your usage during the current pay period online.
Track your PPUP usage
Where to park: You will be assigned to one of the following parking areas: Portage Bay Garage, E12, N29, W08, W44, W45 and South Lake Union. PPUP members may also swipe their Husky card to park in E01 at the applicable PPUP rate, or pay the daily rate using a credit card. Please note that motorcycles are not allowed in any gated lot or garage.
If you need to go to a different location for business reasons, you may stop at any
campus gatehouse to request an out-of-area permit or reserve one online. Availability of these permits is limited, and depends on the parking area’s capacity at that point in time. PPUP permits are not eligible for after hours unrestricted parking.
How payment works: Payroll deductions must be used as a payment method for PPUP permits. If a deduction is missed for any reason, you will be temporarily denied access to the garage.
Missed deductions are commonly caused by a missed paycheck, a paper paycheck, or insufficient funds on your paycheck. Transportation Services does not have access to your payroll details; you must contact your payroll coordinator for more information.
Payment of outstanding fees will be required before access can be restored. You may pay by coming in person to Transportation Services.
Vehicle license plate information: PPUP membership is linked to your vehicle license plate information. You may link up to five vehicles to your permit, but you may only park one vehicle on campus at a time. You can manage your vehicle information with the online customer portal.
Single occupancy vehicle (SOV) permit
Single occupancy vehicle (SOV)
Must be purchased as a quarterly or annual pass.
$8.75 daily, $175.00 monthly, $525.00 quarterly, $2100.00 yearly, $210.00 quarterly for UW retirees working part-time on campus
SOV permits can be purchased either quarterly or annually from the
Transportation Services office or online. Annual passes may use payroll deduction, while quarterly permits must be paid for at the time of purchase. This permit includes a gratis (free) U-PASS, which must be requested from Transportation Services.
SOV permits are valid in their assigned lot all day, every day. You may also park in
E01 or E18 anytime without additional charge. If parking in E01, you will need to use your Husky card to gain entrance. In addition, you may park in any unrestricted parking area after 4 p.m. without going to the gatehouse first.
The permit will be linked to your vehicle license plate information. You may link up to five vehicles to your permit, but you may only park one vehicle on campus at a time. You can manage your vehicle information
online or by providing Transportation Services with this information to link to your account. If you need to go to a different location for business reasons, you may stop by any campus gatehouse to request an out-of-area permit or reserve one online. Availability of these permits is limited, and depends on the parking area’s capacity at that point in time.
Parking in E18 only.
Pay as you go option via PayByPhone for $7.00/day $420.00 quarterly
$8.75 daily, $2.92 daily for Saturdays
Value and short-term SOV do not include unrestricted after-hours parking, alternate vehicle permits or out-of-area permits. They also do not include a gratis (free) U-PASS, though holders of these permits can
purchase a U-PASS separately.
Short-term permits can be purchased for consecutive weekdays up to two weeks in advance. Short-term permits may not be available in all parking areas.
Swing & night shift options
Parking between 1:30 p.m. and midnight on weekdays, and all day on Saturdays
$4.37 daily, $262.50 quarterly, $1050.00 yearly
Full time Night Parking valid between 4 p.m. and 8 a.m. the following weekday and all day on Saturdays through 8 a.m. the following Monday.
$2.92 daily, $175.00 quarterly, $700.00 yearly
Night Overtime parking
Valid from midnight - 9 p.m. of the day of purchase. Used as an extension of Night parking or Daily Night permits.
Off-hours permits are available for employees who regularly work swing and night shifts and can be purchased quarterly, annually or on a short-term basis.
Swing permits allow parking from 1:30 p.m. until midnight on weekdays, and all day on Saturdays. Night permits allow parking between 4 p.m. and 8 a.m. on weekdays, and all day on Saturdays.
If you are working overtime and need to extend your parking beyond what is included in your Night Permit, you can do so by purchasing a Night Overtime permit online. The Night Overtime permit is $8.75 per day and is available for purchase
During special events, such as football or basketball games, you may be required to park in a different area than the lot assigned to your permit.
Requires approval. Cost may be paid for by an individual, a department or a combination of the two.
$2520.00 yearly, $630.00 quarterly
UW employees whose work frequently takes them to different locations may purchase a multi-lot permit. This permit allows the holder to park in most parking lots on campus while conducting University business. Purchase requires approval from Transportation Services and the employee’s department.
Multi-lot permit holders may park in any unrestricted space in any of the following lots, subject to availability at time of parking:
Central Plaza Garage (C01-C06)
E02, E03, E08, E18, E19, E21
N01, N05, N18, N20, N21, N24, N25, N27, N28
S01, S05, S08
W10, W12, W35, W46
Not sure where a lot is? Check out the
Lots & Garages map.
How to cancel or make changes
Most parking permits can be returned to Transportation Services at any time for a refund of future days paid. Some restrictions apply.
Daily permit return information
Daily permits can be canceled and refunded at the Transportation Services office up to the day before they are active. Cancellations and refunds are not available online and must be done in person during Transportation Services operating hours.
For more information, review our
return and refund policy for parking permits.