Purchasing UW Tacoma Parking permits

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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 Summer Quarter 2020 Permits Sales are closed due to courses being held online

We will have more information about Autumn quarter permits sales in August.

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 Visa/MasterCard/American Express/Discover
  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 transit@uw.edu and we will get right back to you with an update on your order status.

Missed your opportunity to purchase a parking permit?

Sign up for the Quarterly Parking Waitlist to receive notifications regarding available parking permits.  Please note that students, staff, and faculty that have already purchased a parking permit are not eligible to sign up for the waitlist.  

Sign up for the new Carpool Permit with a fellow student or co-worker!  Help reduce the carbon footprint of our campus and enjoy a centrally located parking spot on campus.

Try Transit! The U-Pass is a great way to save money and soften your environmental impact. The U-PASS allows you to ride the bus anytime, anywhere without paying fare — it is even good on the Sounder Train! Check out the U-Pass FAQ for additional information.

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.

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 Spring Quarter 2020 permits will run from Wednesday, February 19th at 9:00 AM to Friday, February 28th at 4:00 PM. 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 Wednesday March 11th, non-permanent faculty and staff may purchase parking passes with a Visa or Mastercard using the same process as students.

Ordering a Parking Permit?

Customers purchasing UW Tacoma parking permits must provide

  • UW Net ID
  • a valid EID or SID
  • emergency contact phone number
  • make, model, color, and license plate number of their primary vehicles.

Be sure to have this information close at hand when placing your order.