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Learn what types of permits are sold online, who can buy online, and what you’ll need to complete your transaction.

You can now pay for an annual A, B, or M permit, or a multiyear A, B, M, or Night/ Weekend permit online. (Faculty and staff permit sales available soon.)

  • An annual permit expires each year on June 30, and payroll deductions end. (You can also pay the annual rate upfront.) Each year, you must purchase a new permit.
  • A multiyear permit does not expire until you surrender it to a parking office. Payroll deductions for multiyear permits will continue indefinitely until you submit a Cancellation/ Refund form (PDF). Multiyear permits are only available with payroll deduction.
  • Note: If you currently have a multiyear permit, you do not need to purchase a new permit.

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What you'll need

To buy online, you must:

  • Be faculty or staff with a single sign-on account
  • Have a valid Visa, Mastercard, or American Express card
  • Qualify for payroll deduction
  • Know the model, year, color, and plate number of your vehicle

If you don’t meet the above requirements, or if you are a member of Commute Solutions, you must visit a parking office.

Students, including graduate students, can buy permits online.

What options are available

See Annual Permits for Faculty and Staff for descriptions and pricing. Your job classification determines which permit you can buy.

Note: An initial one-month credit card payment is required to establish payroll deductions due to payroll processing deadlines. Subsequent monthly payments will be made through payroll deduction.

  • A (red)
    • Pay in full by credit card for an annual permit
    • Arrange monthly payroll deductions, with initial payment by credit card, for an annual permit
    • Set up payroll deductions for a new multiyear permit, with initial payment by credit card
  • B (green)
    • Pay in full by credit card for an annual permit
    • Arrange monthly payroll deductions, with initial payment by credit card, for an annual permit
    • Set up payroll deductions for a new multiyear permit, with initial payment by credit card
  • M (motorcycle)
    • Pay in full by credit card for an annual permit
    • Arrange monthly payroll deductions, with initial payment by credit card, for an annual permit
    • Set up payroll deductions for a new multiyear permit, with initial payment by credit card
  • Night/Weekend
    • Pay in full by credit card for an annual permit
    • Arrange monthly payroll deductions, with initial payment by credit card, for an annual permit
    • Set up payroll deductions for a new multiyear permit, with initial payment by credit card

For all other permit types, you must visit a parking office.

How you'll receive your permit

  • Print your online permit receipt. Placed on your driver’s side dash, it functions as a permit for 7 business days, until you receive your hangtag.
  • Your permit will be sent by first-class mail to the address you specify.
  • To receive your permit via campus mail, enter an official campus address with your Mail Code as your mailing address.
  • Follow the instructions on How to Display Your Parking Permit to avoid receiving a citation.

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