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.

What’s changing and how will it affect me?

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Student resident permits

Students who live in UW residence halls are eligible for a student resident permit, which grants access to a lot near the student’s residence hall based on availability.

  • Parking lot access will be assigned each quarter based on lot availability at the time of purchase.

  • Permits for the upcoming quarter will be available for purchase the week prior to finals week of the previous quarter.

  • Permits will be linked to vehicle license plates. It will no longer be necessary to display a paper permit.

What’s changing:

  • You will no longer be able to automatically keep the same lot assignment from one quarter to the next. Instead, lots will be assigned each quarter, based on availability at the time of purchase.

  • Permits will be linked to vehicle license plates. You will be able to manage this on the online customer portal.

  • Please continue to use your existing paper permit until you have purchased a license-plate linked permit. For most students, that will be for winter quarter 2021.

General changes

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