Transportation Services is transforming our parking operations with new technology that offers increased flexibility and reliability. These changes will simultaneously provide better options to purchase parking permits, while also utilizing the University’s parking infrastructure more efficiently. Customers will be able to buy and manage most parking products online. Most products will no longer require a paper permit and will instead be tied to a license plate. Several existing products are also being modified.

Most current customers do not need to take any action until it is time to renew their permits. Customers who currently use Individual Commuter Tickets (ICTs) will need to act sooner, as will department and event coordinators

Thank you for your patience as we update our parking system. Here are the key dates to know:

  • Thursday, Dec. 3: Last day to purchase new ICTs or return old ones for a refund.
  • Thursday, Dec. 10 - Monday, Dec. 14: Parking system transition. You will not be able to conduct transactions with the Transportation Services office during this period. Campus gatehouses and parking lots will be open.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 15: New parking system launches. You will be able to log in to the new customer portal starting on this day.

For more information about the new customer portal, check out the user guide. For more information about how specific products are changing, please see the links below.  If you are interested in learning more about the project as a whole, please visit the parking modernization page.

If you have questions about your specific product after reading these details, please contact Transportation Services by filling out this form.

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Event parking

Daily permits

Daily permits are a new pay-as-you-go option for non-gated facilities. They are available to every employee, but may be of particular interest to those who previously used Individual Commuter Tickets (ICTs). They are not available to students or visitors, with the exception of the Daily Night permit, which can be purchased by students.

  • Daily permits can be purchased for same-day parking or for a specific day up to two weeks in advance. They can be purchased online or at the Transportation Services office.
  • You select the lot you want to park in based on availability at the time of purchase, enter your license plate information and then make payment. Both day and night rates are available.
  • You can purchase up to 10 daily permits at a time. Each permit is sold for a specific day and expires at midnight.
  • 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. Office operations have been impacted by COVID-19 and visits are by appointment only. Review our current operating hours and protocols for office visits.
  • Permits are linked to your license plate, so you will not need to display a paper permit.
  • You can buy Daily permits with a credit card via the online customer portal or at the Transportation Services office with a check or credit card.
  • Daily permits are not eligible for payroll deduction.

Where to park
Daily permits are available in the following lots, subject to availability on any given day at the time of purchase. (If you currently have approval from your department to purchase ICTs in a controlled lot, such as N05 or a South Campus lot, you will be able to purchase Daily permits for those lots as well.) Not sure where a lot is? Check out the Lots & Garages map.

Weekday permits
(6 a.m. to midnight)
Garages:
  • Central Plaza Garage (C01, C05, C06)
  • Padelford Garage (N16, N18)
  • 4545 Garage (N27)
  • Roosevelt Commons (W52*)
Lots:
  • C10, C12, C15
  • E02, E03, E06, E08, E16, E19, E21
  • N02, N09, N12, N13, N22**, N24, N25, N26
  • W10, W12, W29, W35, W40, W41
Night permits
(4 p.m. to midnight)
Garages:
  • Central Plaza Garage (C01, C05, C06)
  • Padelford Garage (N16, N18)
  • 4545 Garage (N27)
  • Roosevelt Commons (W52*)
Lots:
  • C10, C12
  • E02, E06, E08, E19, E21
  • N05, N12, N13, N22**, N24, N25
  • S01, S05-S09, S12
  • W10, W12, W35, W41
Saturday permits
(6 a.m. to noon)
Garages:
  • Central Plaza Garage (C01, C05, C06)
  • Padelford Garage (N16, N18)
  • 4545 Garage (N27)
  • Roosevelt Commons (W52*)
Lots:
  • C10, C12
  • E02, E06, E08, E19, E21
  • N12, N13, N22**, N24
  • S01, S05-S09, S12
  • W12, W35, W40, W41

* This garage is a controlled access area that requires a separate parking card to enter outside of building access hours (typically 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., but varies by location). Please note that if you purchase a Daily permit for this location, you will not able to access the garage before or after building access hours. If you anticipate needing to park outside of building access hours, please reach out to the Sales office to discuss other options.

** N22 is for disabled parking and requires the display of a state or UW-issued placard or plate.

General changes

If you have questions about your specific product after reading these details, please contact Transportation Services by filling out this form.