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Purchasing UW Tacoma Parking permits

Purchase Your Campus Parking Permit

UW Tacoma students, faculty and staff are able to purchase a parking permit for any UW Tacoma lot, with the exception of the Cragle and Pinkerton Lots. Students, faculty, and staff may also purchase special quarterly permits for Community Partner Lots.

Permits go on sale about three weeks before the quarter starts and remain on sale until they are sold out. Permits are not sold on a pro-rated basis (you pay the full amount no matter when you purchase it).

Student Autumn 2014 Permits Go On Sale September 2nd, 2014

Autumn 2014 parking permits will be available for purchase online starting at 9:00 AM, Tuesday, Septmeber 2nd.

How to purchase your parking permit online

  1. Select the lot you want. (Go here for map and permit rates.)
  2. Go to the online purchasing tool.
  3. Place your order and pay using any major credit card.
  4. Sit back and wait for your pass to arrive in the mail.

Need to check the status of your permit order?

Please email us at and we will get right back to you with an update on your order status.

Permanent Faculty and Staff

Permanent faculty and staff may order parking permits online prior to each academic quarter through pre-tax payroll deduction.  Annual and nine-month permits are available only during the autumn quarter order period.  Customers will be notified via email when their permit is available for pick up at the Finance Office in CAR 400.

Effective 8/1/2013, all faculty/staff payroll deduction orders for quarterly parking permits will be assessed a $6.00 fee to cover administrative costs associated with processing these orders.  The fee will not be assessed to 9-month or annual permits.

The payroll deduction order period for Autumn Quarter 2014 permits will run from Tuesday, August 19th to Friday, August 29th. To purchase your parking permit via payroll deduction, please use the online enrollment form.

Faculty and staff who do not order permits using payroll deducation may instead purchase passes online with a Visa or Mastercard.

Non-Permanent Faculty and Staff

Beginning at 9:00 AM Tuesday, September 2nd, non-permanent faculty and staff may purchase parking passes with a Visa or Mastercard using the same process as students.