Parking rates for 2020-21

The tables below show the 2020-21 rates for commonly used parking products.

Parking product July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
Single occupancy vehicle (SOV) $525/quarter
Value parking (E18) $420/quarter
Pay per use parking (PPUP) $8.75/day
Daily permit $8.75/day
Student parking $7/day
Daily value lot (E01) $7/day
Visitor parking July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
0-30 minutes $2
Hourly $4
Daily $18

For complete details, please review the 2020-21 parking fees schedule.

What parking rates cover and how they’re set

Parking spaces on the UW campus are limited as part of the Campus Master Plan approved by the City of Seattle, in which the City and University agreed to encourage the use of carpooling, mass transit and other commuting options in order to reduce single occupancy vehicle trips. Parking rates reflect this scarcity as well as other market factors and the need to pay for parking lot and garage maintenance. A portion of parking revenues also goes to support the U-PASS program and shuttle programs for the Seattle campus.

Rates are developed in cooperation with the University Transportation Committee, which is made up of student, staff, and faculty representatives. A public hearing on the 2020-21 rate proposals was held on January 29. The Board of Regents approved the new rate schedule on March 12. The 2020-21 rates are effective as of July 1.