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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UW retirees

Complimentary parking is available to fully retired UW retirees and their spouses at the UW Seattle campus. Retirees may obtain a daily parking permit either online or at a gatehouse.

  • On the day you want to visit campus, you can sign into the online customer portal, select the primary lot you want to park in, and add your license plate information. You may then drive onto campus and skip the gatehouse.
  • If you’d rather not go online, you can still stop at any campus gatehouse and present your UW Retiree Husky Card. Gatehouse staff will be happy to assist you.
  • Permits are only available for the current day.
  • Retirees who have a state or UW-issued disability placard or plate are welcome to park in disability parking spaces. The disability placard or plate must be displayed. Please see the accessible parking page for more information.
  • The following lots are available for retiree parking, based on space availability at the time of reservation:
    • 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
  • Please review the UW retirees parking page for more information about eligibility for this benefit.

What’s changing:

  • UW retirees will now have the option to obtain a permit online as well as at a gatehouse.
  • While access to multiple lots continues, retirees will be asked to indicate a primary lot they plan to park in via the online customer portal.
  • You will not need to display a paper permit. Your license plate will act as your permit.
  • In order to park in a disability parking space, you must display a state or UW-issued disability 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.