Parking Permits

Permit options for parking on the Danforth, West and North Campuses of WashU.

Permits

Those who wish to park on the Danforth, West, and North Campuses of Washington University in St. Louis are required to purchase a parking permit.

Interactive Zone Map
Interactive Zone Map

There are five parking zones available to permit holders, including:

  • Zone 1: East End
  • Zone 2: South Core
  • Zone 3: North Core
  • Zone 4: South 40
  • Zone 5N: North Campus
  • Zone 5W: West Campus

Any vehicle parked on WashU property must display an appropriate parking permit and also be registered with the Parking and Transportation Services team.

Two basic permit categories are available: yellow or red. Yellow permits allow parking in any unreserved space within a specific zone while red permits, available only to employees, allow parking in spaces designated as “red permit parking” within any zone.

A permit is required to be displayed in all zones. However, non-permit holders can park in any unreserved space “after hours,” specifically between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. Monday through Friday or over the weekend. Of note, a permit is required 24/7 to park in any space designated as “red permit parking.”

Because parking is a limited resource at WashU, please observe all parking regulations on our campus to ensure our existing resources meet the parking needs of our community. Penalties for violations include ticketing and fines, towing and revocation of parking privileges.


To Purchase A Permit

All permits must be renewed each year by the permit holder. WashU parking permits are valid for one year. For the 2022-23 academic year, permits are valid between August 1, 2022 through July 31, 2023. Prorations vary by permit type. 

New employees can request a permit after an employee ID number and a WUSTL Key have been issued.

Purchase Permit Online Now


Employees pay by payroll deduction.

Students pay by student account.
If your specific zone is unavailable, you can be added to the waitlist.

Purchase In-Person at P&T Office


Employees pay by payroll deduction.

Students pay by student account.
If your specific zone is unavailable, you can be added to the waitlist.

  • Replacement permits: Available at the Parking & Transportation Services office. The current permit must be turned in to entitle the registrant to a replacement permit for $5.
  • Lost or Stolen Permits: To replace, visit the Parking & Transportation Services office. You will be required to fill out two forms, show your photo ID and pay a $15 replacement fee. If your permit is declared lost or stolen, the original permit number will be put on the university’s tow list. Any vehicle found displaying that permit number on campus will be towed immediately, assessed a fine for displaying a lost or stolen parking permit, and the vehicle owner/operator will be referred to the proper authority.

Permit Actions

Danforth Campus Permit Cancellation

Students, faculty and staff who need to cancel a permit can do so by accessing the Danforth Campus parking and transportation portal.

Once logged in:

  • Please take a photo of your Danforth Campus Permit after it is cut and upload it to the form.
  • In the “Documentation” text box please note “CANCEL” followed by “Danforth Campus Permit.”

Refunds will be prorated on a monthly basis. 

Faculty/Staff Permit Holds

Faculty and staff with an individual, payroll-deducted parking permit (not applicable to Bearly Drivers Carpool or Daily Usage permits) are permitted to place a permit on hold during a medical leave, leave of absence, or academic sabbatical. A permit hold allows these individuals to forego payroll deductions for up to 90 consecutive calendar days.

During the period your permit is on hold, the permit cannot be utilized in any form on campus. Violators of this policy will be ticketed/towed.

To request a permit hold, visit the Danforth Campus parking and transportation portal. The 90-day hold period will begin on the day submitted.

Once logged in:

  • In the “Documentation” text box please note “Hold” followed by “Danforth Campus Permit.”
  • Please take a photo of your Danforth Campus Permit and upload it to the form.

If a reactivation has not been requested prior to the 90th day, on the 91st day, the permit will be automatically be reactivated and payroll deductions will resume.

Permit Reactivation

 WashU faculty and staff who need to reactivate a parking permit that has been placed on hold due to medical leave, leave of absence, or academic sabbatical can do so by logging into the Danforth Campus parking and transportation portal.

Once logged in:

  • In the “Documentation” text box please note “Reactivation” followed by “Danforth Campus Permit.”
  • Please take a photo of your Danforth Campus Permit and upload it to the form.

2022-2023 Permit Options

Faculty/Staff Permit Options for 2022-2023

Bearly Drivers

Participants in the Bearly Drivers carpool program receive a special Bearly Drivers Permit at significantly reduced prices. The Bearly Drivers Permit is ONLY available to faculty and staff carpools approved by Parking and Transportation Services. All participants must be eligible for and pay by payroll deduction.

  • Each Bearly Driver permit is assigned to a zone and valid only in spaces reserved for Bearly Drivers from 7 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. To access gate-controlled spaces, the garage must be within the permit’s assigned zone.
  • To gain entry into the garage, the permit holder will simply pull up to the entry gate and the RFID permit will be automatically read and allow entry. (If a ticket is pulled to gain entry to an access-controlled area, the vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred.)
  • The permit is valid in all yellow spaces and in all zones from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • If you enter an access-controlled area outside of your assigned zone from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. and attempt to leave after 7 a.m., the fee will be automatically calculated from the time which the permit became no longer valid. The vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred during this timeframe.
  • Non-primary members in the carpool who provide a separate, valid license plate number and vehicle information will receive one daily parking permit/validation per month. If the vehicle information is not supplied or is a duplicate, the monthly allotment will NOT be provided. For more information on participation, pricing, and other benefits, visit the Bearly Driver Carpool.
  • If the approved carpool changes due to loss/addition of members, Parking and Transportation Services must be notified within seven calendar days of the change.
  • The price of this permit is prorated on a daily basis Monday-Friday.
  • All permits must be returned to the Parking and Transportation Services office upon leaving the university, when permitted parking is no longer desired by the permit holder, or when participants no longer meet the qualifications of a carpool. Payroll deductions will not cease nor will refunds be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services.
  • Refunds will be prorated on a daily basis Monday-Friday.
Red Permits

The Red Permit is restricted ONLY to Danforth Campus faculty and staff.

  • Red Permits are valid in any of the five zones, including all garages in all zones, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
  • To gain entry into the garage, the permit holder will simply pull up to the entry gate and the RFID permit will be automatically read to allow entry. (If a ticket is pulled to gain entry to an access-controlled area, the vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred.)
  • The price of this permit is prorated on a daily basis.
  • All permits must be returned to the Parking and Transportation Services office upon leaving the university or when permitted parking is no longer desired by the permit holder. Payroll deductions will not cease nor will refunds be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services or a complete cancelation request has been submitted via the Danforth Campus parking and transportation portal.
  • Refunds will be prorated on a daily basis and will be issued via check for permits purchased using check or credit card.
Yellow Permits – Zone 1, 2, 3, 4

The Yellow Faculty/Staff Permit is restricted ONLY to Danforth Campus faculty and staff.

  • Yellow Permits are valid in yellow spaces (open spaces with no signage) within the zone indicated on the permit, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
  • Between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m., Monday – Friday and all day Saturday/Sunday, a yellow permit is valid in any yellow space in any zone (Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5N or 5W).
  • Yellow Permits are valid in all garages within the assigned zone.
  • To gain entry into a garage with gate arm technology, the permit holder will simply pull up to the entry gate and the RFID permit will be automatically read to allow entry if within the correct zone and valid timeframe. (If a ticket is pulled to gain entry to an access-controlled area, the vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred.)
  • If you enter an access-controlled area outside of your assigned zone from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. and attempt to leave after 7 a.m., the fee will be automatically calculated from the time which the permit became no longer valid. The vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred during this timeframe.
  • The price of these permits is prorated on a daily basis Monday-Friday.
  • All permits must be returned to the Parking and Transportation Services office upon leaving the university or when permitted parking is no longer desired by the permit holder. Payroll deductions will not cease nor will refunds be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services or a complete cancelation request has been submitted via the Danforth Campus parking and transportation portal.
  • Refunds will be prorated on a daily basis and will be issued via check for permits purchased using check or credit card.
Yellow Permit – Zone 5W West Campus or Zone 5N North Campus

The Yellow Faculty/Staff Zone 5 West Campus or North Campus Permit is ONLY available to Danforth Campus faculty/staff. Eligibility for either Zone 5 permit is based on where the faculty/staff member is assigned according to HR records.

  • The permit is valid in yellow spaces in Zone 5 on West Campus or North Campus respectively, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
  • Zone 5N campus permits are valid on West Campus in yellow permit spaces on surface lots.
  • Zone 5W campus permits are valid on North Campus in yellow permit spaces.
  • Between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m., Monday – Friday and all day Saturday/Sunday, a yellow permit is valid in any yellow space in any zone (Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5N or 5W).
  • Yellow Permits are valid in all garages within the assigned zone.
  • To gain entry into a garage equipped with gate arm technology, the permit holder will simply pull up to the entry gate and the RFID permit will be automatically read to allow entry if within the correct zone and valid timeframe. (If a ticket is pulled to gain entry to an access-controlled area, the vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred.)
  • If you enter an access-controlled area outside of your assigned zone from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. and attempt to leave after 7 a.m., the fee will be automatically calculated from the time which the permit became no longer valid. The vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred during this timeframe.
  • The price of these permits is prorated on a daily basis Monday-Friday.
  • All permits must be returned to the Parking and Transportation Services office upon leaving the university or when permitted parking is no longer desired by the permit holder. Payroll deductions will not cease nor will refunds be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services or a complete cancelation request has been submitted via the Danforth Campus parking and transportation portal.
  • Refunds will be prorated on a daily basis and will be issued via check for permits purchased using, check or credit card.
ParkSmart

This low-cost parking option is available to Danforth Campus faculty and staff (not working at/assigned to West Campus), LLI students, graduate students, undergraduate students (sophomore or higher standing), who live on or off campus as well as Basic Services Contractors (BSCs) (employees of Allied Universal, Bon Appetit, Catering St. Louis, FLIK, Focal Pointe, Follett, Huntleigh, WFF).

  • Permit holders can easily access the Danforth Campus via the West Campus Shuttle or Metrolink.
  • The permit is available to Danforth Campus faculty and staff (not working at/assigned to West Campus), LLI students, graduate students, undergraduate students (sophomore or higher standing), who live on or off campus as well as Basic Services Contractors (BSCs) (employees of Allied Universal, Bon Appetit, Catering St. Louis, FLIK, Focal Pointe, Follett, Huntleigh, WFF).
  • West Campus employees (either WU paid or agency-contracted personnel) are NOT eligible to purchase the ParkSmart Permit.
  • The permit is valid only in ParkSmart spaces in the surface lot located east of the West Campus building and on the fourth, fifth, and sixth levels of the West Campus Garage, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
  • To gain entry into the garage the permit holder will simply pull up to the entry gate and the RFID permit will be automatically read to allow entry, if within the correct zone and valid timeframe. (If a ticket is pulled to gain entry to an access-controlled area, the vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred.)
  • Between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m., Monday – Friday and all day Saturday/Sunday, the ParkSmart permit is valid in any yellow space in any zone (Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5N or 5W).
  • If you enter an access-controlled area outside of your assigned zone from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. and attempt to leave after 7 a.m., the fee will be automatically calculated from the time which the permit became no longer valid. The vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred during this timeframe.
  • The price of this permit is prorated once yearly. The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
  • All permits must be returned to the Parking and Transportation Services office upon leaving the university or when permitted parking is no longer desired by the permit holder. Payroll deductions will not cease nor will refunds be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services or a complete cancelation request has been submitted via the Danforth Campus parking and transportation portal.
  • Refunds will be prorated on a once yearly.  The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
ParkSmart – Reduced

This low-cost option is available at a reduced price to full-time Danforth Campus faculty and staff (not working at/assigned to West Campus) earning less than $50k annually.

  • Permit holders can easily access the Danforth Campus via the West Campus Shuttle or Metrolink.
  • The permit is available to Danforth Campus faculty and staff (not working at/assigned to West Campus) earning less than $50k annually.
  • West Campus employees (either WU paid or agency-contracted personnel) are NOT eligible to purchase the ParkSmart-Reduced Permit.
  • The permit is valid only in ParkSmart spaces in the surface lot located east of the West Campus building and on the fourth, fifth, and sixth levels of the West Campus Garage, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
  • To gain entry into the garage the permit holder will simply pull up to the entry gate and the RFID permit will be automatically read to allow entry, if within the correct zone and valid timeframe. (If a ticket is pulled to gain entry to an access-controlled area, the vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred.)
  • Between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m., Monday – Friday and all day Saturday/Sunday, the ParkSmart permit is valid in any yellow space in any zone (Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5N or 5W).
  • If you enter an access-controlled area outside of your assigned zone from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. and attempt to leave after 7 a.m., the fee will be automatically calculated from the time which the permit became no longer valid. The vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred during this timeframe.
  • The price of this permit is prorated once yearly. The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
  • All permits must be returned to the Parking and Transportation Services office upon leaving the university or when permitted parking is no longer desired by the permit holder. Payroll deductions will not cease nor will refunds be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services or a complete cancelation request has been submitted via the Danforth Campus parking and transportation portal.
  • Refunds will be prorated on a once yearly.  The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
Evening Red

Evening Red Permits are available ONLY to faculty/staff.

  • Permit is valid in red spaces in all zones from 3:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday – Friday, and all day Saturday/Sunday.
  • Before 3:30 p.m. on weekdays, a ticket must be pulled upon entry to any garage, and the hourly rate (through 5 p.m., Monday–Friday) must be paid upon exiting the garage. When entering after 3:30 p.m. on weekdays, and any time Saturday and Sunday, Evening Red permit holders are permitted to park.
  • (If a ticket is pulled to gain entry to an access-controlled area, the vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred.)
  • To gain entry into a garage equipped with gate arm technology during the valid timeframe, the permit holder will simply pull up to the entry gate and the RFID permit will be automatically read to allow entry.
  • If you enter an access-controlled area outside of your assigned zone from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. and attempt to leave after 7 a.m., the fee will be automatically calculated from the time which the permit became no longer valid. The vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred during this timeframe.
  • The price of this permit is prorated once yearly. The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
  • All permits must be returned to the Parking and Transportation Services office upon leaving the university or when permitted parking is no longer desired by the permit holder. Payroll deductions will not cease nor will refunds be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services or a complete cancelation request has been submitted via the Danforth Campus parking and transportation portal.
  • Refunds will be prorated on a once yearly.  The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
Evening Yellow

Evening Yellow Permits are available to faculty, staff, undergraduate students, sophomore or higher standing, who live off-campus and graduate students. The permit is not available to residential students.

  • Permit is valid in Zones 1, 2 and 3 from 3:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Before 3:30 p.m. on weekdays, a ticket must be pulled upon entry to the garage, and the hourly rate (through 5 p.m., Monday–Friday) must be paid upon exiting the garage. (If a ticket is pulled to gain entry to an access-controlled area, the vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred.)
  • To gain entry into the garage, the permit holder will simply pull up to the entry gate and the RFID permit will be automatically read to allow entry if within the correct zone and valid timeframe.
  • From 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays, and all day Saturday /Sunday, the Evening Yellow Permit is valid in any yellow space in Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5N and 5W.
  • If you enter an access-controlled area outside of your assigned zone from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. and attempt to leave after 7 a.m., the fee will be automatically calculated from the time which the permit became no longer valid. The vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred during this timeframe.
  • The price of this permit is prorated once yearly. The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
  • All permits must be returned to the Parking and Transportation Services office upon leaving the university or when permitted parking is no longer desired by the permit holder. Refunds will not be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services or a complete cancelation request has been submitted via the Danforth Campus parking and transportation portal.
  • Refunds will be prorated on a once yearly.  The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
Motorcycle

Motorcycle Permits are issued for motorcycles, motorscooters, and motorbikes, all of which must be registered with Parking and Transportation Services under the same conditions as other vehicles, and are subject to all university parking regulations.

  • Motorized vehicles 49cc or less do not require a parking permit and must park at a bike rack.
  • Motorcycle permits are nontransferrable. A permit must be purchased for each motorcycle, motorscooter, and motorbike.
  • Motorcycle permits are valid only in areas designated for motorcycles.
  • For the safety of pedestrians, motorcycles, motorbikes, and motorscooters may not be driven on campus walkways.
  • Motorcycle parking is not permitted in any garage equipped with gate arm technology.
  • The price of this permit is prorated once yearly. The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
  • All permits must be returned to the Parking and Transportation Services office upon leaving the university or when permitted parking is no longer desired by the permit holder. Payroll deductions will not cease nor will refunds be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services or a complete cancelation request has been submitted via the Danforth Campus parking and transportation portal.
  • Refunds will be prorated on a once yearly.  The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.

Graduate Student Permit Options for 2022-2023

Yellow Permit – Zone 1, 2, 3

The Yellow Graduate Student Permit is ONLY available to Danforth Campus graduate students.

  • The permit is valid in yellow spaces within the zone indicated on the permit 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
  • Between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m., Monday – Friday and all day Saturday/Sunday, a yellow permit is valid in any yellow space in any zone (Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5N or 5W).
  • Yellow Permits are valid in all garages within the assigned zone. To gain entry into the garage, the permit holder will simply pull up to the entry gate and the RFID permit will be automatically read to allow entry if within the correct zone and valid timeframe. (If a ticket is pulled to gain entry to an access-controlled area, the vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred.)
  • If you enter an access-controlled area outside of your assigned zone from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. and attempt to leave after 7 a.m., the fee will be automatically calculated from the time which the permit became no longer valid. The vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred during this timeframe.
  • The price of these permits is prorated on a daily basis Monday-Friday.
  • All permits must be returned to the Parking and Transportation Services office upon leaving the university or when permitted parking is no longer desired by the permit holder. Refunds will not be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services or a complete cancelation request has been submitted via the Danforth Campus parking and transportation portal.
  • Refunds will be prorated on a daily basis Monday-Friday and will be issued to the student account.
ParkSmart

This low-cost parking option is available to Danforth Campus faculty and staff (not working at/assigned to West Campus), LLI students, graduate students, undergraduate students (sophomore or higher standing), who live on or off campus as well as Basic Services Contractors (BSCs) (employees of Allied Universal, Bon Appetit, Catering St. Louis, FLIK, Focal Pointe, Follett, Huntleigh, WFF).

  • Permit holders can easily access the Danforth Campus via the West Campus Shuttle or Metrolink.
  • The permit is available to Danforth Campus faculty and staff (not working at/assigned to West Campus), LLI students, graduate students, undergraduate students (sophomore or higher standing), who live on or off campus as well as Basic Services Contractors (BSCs) (employees of Allied Universal, Bon Appetit, Catering St. Louis, FLIK, Focal Pointe, Follett, Huntleigh, WFF).
  • West Campus employees (either WU paid or agency-contracted personnel) are NOT eligible to purchase the ParkSmart Permit.
  • The permit is valid only in ParkSmart spaces in the surface lot located east of the West Campus building and on the fourth, fifth, and sixth levels of the West Campus Garage, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
  • To gain entry into the garage the permit holder will simply pull up to the entry gate and the RFID permit will be automatically read to allow entry, if within the correct zone and valid timeframe. (If a ticket is pulled to gain entry to an access-controlled area, the vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred.)
  • Between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m., Monday – Friday and all day Saturday/Sunday, the ParkSmart permit is valid in any yellow space in any zone (Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5N or 5W).
  • If you enter an access-controlled area outside of your assigned zone from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. and attempt to leave after 7 a.m., the fee will be automatically calculated from the time which the permit became no longer valid. The vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred during this timeframe.
  • The price of this permit is prorated once yearly. The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
  • All permits must be returned to the Parking and Transportation Services office upon leaving the university or when permitted parking is no longer desired by the permit holder. Refunds will not be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services or a complete cancelation request has been submitted via the Danforth Campus parking and transportation portal.
  • Refunds will be prorated on a once yearly will be issued to the student account. The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
Daily Use Permit

For those who use alternative transportation as their main commute method, or need a reduced parking accommodation, this program offers significantly discounted parking to Danforth Campus faculty, staff, basic service contractor employees, and graduate commuter students. Please note that this is a pilot program for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

Learn more

Evening Yellow

Evening Yellow Student Permits are available to faculty, staff, undergraduate students, sophomore or higher standing, who live off-campus and graduate students. The permit is not available to residential students.

  • Permit is valid in Zones 1, 2 and 3 from 3:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Before 3:30 p.m. on weekdays, a ticket must be pulled upon entry to the garage, and the hourly rate (through 5 p.m., Monday–Friday) must be paid upon exiting the garage. (If a ticket is pulled to gain entry to an access-controlled area, the vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred.)
  • To gain entry into the garage, the permit holder will simply pull up to the entry gate and the RFID permit will be automatically read to allow entry if within the correct zone and valid timeframe.
  • From 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays, and all day Saturday /Sunday, the Evening Yellow Permit is valid in any yellow space in Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5N and 5W.
  • If you enter an access-controlled area outside of your assigned zone from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. and attempt to leave after 7 a.m., the fee will be automatically calculated from the time which the permit became no longer valid. The vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred during this timeframe.
  • The price of this permit is prorated once yearly. The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
  • All permits must be returned to the Parking and Transportation Services office upon leaving the university or when permitted parking is no longer desired by the permit holder. Refunds will not be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services or a complete cancelation request has been submitted via the Danforth Campus parking and transportation portal.
  • Refunds will be prorated on a once yearly.  The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
Motorcycle

Motorcycle Permits are issued for motorcycles, motorscooters, and motorbikes, all of which must be registered with Parking and Transportation Services under the same conditions as other vehicles, and are subject to all university parking regulations.

  • Motorized vehicles 49cc or less do not require a parking permit and must park at a bike rack.
  • Motorcycle permits are nontransferrable. A permit must be purchased for each motorcycle, motorscooter, and motorbike.
  • Motorcycle permits are valid only in areas designated for motorcycles.
  • For the safety of pedestrians, motorcycles, motorbikes, and motorscooters may not be driven on campus walkways.
  • Motorcycle parking is not permitted in any garage equipped with gate arm technology.
  • The price of this permit is prorated once yearly. The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
  • All permits must be returned to the Parking and Transportation Services office upon leaving the university or when permitted parking is no longer desired by the permit holder. Payroll deductions will not cease nor will refunds be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services or a complete cancelation request has been submitted via the Danforth Campus parking and transportation portal.
  • Refunds will be prorated on a once yearly.  The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.

Undergraduate Student Permit Options for 2022-2023

Wallace Permit – Yellow permit parking in Wallace Garage Only

This permit is ONLY available to Danforth Campus undergraduate students, sophomore or higher standing, who live on the South 40.

  • The permit is valid only in yellow spaces within the Wallace Garage (located on the South 40), 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
  • Between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m., Monday – Friday and all day Saturday/Sunday, a yellow permit is valid in any yellow space in any zone (Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5N or 5W).
  • To gain entry into the garages outside your assigned zone, the permit holder will simply pull up to the entry gate and pull an entry ticket to gain entry. (If a ticket is pulled to gain entry to an access-controlled area, the vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred.)
  • If you enter an access-controlled area outside of your assigned zone from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. and attempt to leave after 7 a.m., the fee will be automatically calculated from the time which the permit became no longer valid. The vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred during this timeframe.
  • The price of this permit is prorated once yearly. The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
  • All permits must be returned to the Parking and Transportation Services office upon leaving the university or when permitted parking is no longer desired by the permit holder. Payroll deductions will not cease nor will refunds be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services or a complete cancelation request has been submitted via the Danforth Campus parking and transportation portal.
  • Refunds will be prorated on a once yearly and will be issued to the student account. The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
  • This permit is valid August 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023.
Northwest Resident

This permit is ONLY available to Danforth Campus undergraduate students, sophomore or higher standing, who live in the Village, Millbrook Apartments or on Fraternity Row.

  • The permit is valid only in Northwest Resident Permit designated spaces on level 5 (roof) of Millbrook Garage, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
  • Between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m., Monday – Friday and all day Saturday/Sunday, a yellow permit is valid in any yellow space in any zone (Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5N or 5W).
  • To gain entry into the garages outside your assigned zone, the permit holder will simply pull up to the entry gate and pull an entry ticket to gain entry. ((If a ticket is pulled to gain entry to an access-controlled area, the vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred.)
  • If you enter an access-controlled area outside of your assigned zone from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. and attempt to leave after 7 a.m., the fee will be automatically calculated from the time which the permit became no longer valid. The vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred during this timeframe.
  • The price of this permit is prorated once yearly. The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
  • All permits must be returned to the Parking and Transportation Services office upon leaving the university or when permitted parking is no longer desired by the permit holder. Payroll deductions will not cease nor will refunds be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services or a complete cancelation request has been submitted via the Danforth Campus parking and transportation portal.
  • Refunds will be prorated on a once yearly and will be issued to the student account. The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
  • This permit is valid August 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023.
LOFTS Resident

This permit is ONLY available to Danforth Campus undergraduate students, sophomore or higher standing, who live in The Lofts.

  • The permit is valid in yellow spaces within the Lofts Garage, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
  • Between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m., Monday – Friday and all day Saturday/Sunday, a yellow permit is valid in any yellow space in any zone (Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5N or 5W).
  • To gain entry into the garages outside your assigned zone, the permit holder will simply pull up to the entry gate and pull an entry ticket to gain entry. (If a ticket is pulled to gain entry to an access-controlled area, the vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred.)
  • If you enter an access-controlled area outside of your assigned zone from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. and attempt to leave after 7 a.m., the fee will be automatically calculated from the time which the permit became no longer valid. The vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred during this timeframe.
  • Note: If a ticket is pulled to gain entry to an access- controlled area, the vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred.
  • All permits must be returned to the Parking and Transportation Services office upon leaving the university or when permitted parking is no longer desired by the permit holder. Payroll deductions will not cease nor will refunds be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services or a complete cancelation request has been submitted via the Danforth Campus parking and transportation portal.
  • This permit is valid August 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023.
  • This permit is not eligible for a student refund as it is issued at no additional cost to the student.
Yellow LOFTS – Zone 2

This permit is ONLY available to Danforth Campus undergraduate students, sophomore or higher standing, who live in the Lofts.

  • The permit is valid in yellow spaces within Zone 2 and the Lofts Garage, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
  • Between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m., Monday – Friday and all day Saturday/Sunday, a yellow permit is valid in any yellow space in any zone (Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5N or 5W).
  • Note: To gain entry into the garages outside your assigned zone, the permit holder will simply pull up to the entry gate and pull an entry ticket to gain entry. (If a ticket is pulled to gain entry to an access-controlled area, the vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred.)
  • If you enter an access-controlled area outside of your assigned zone from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. and attempt to leave after 7 a.m., the fee will be automatically calculated from the time which the permit became no longer valid. The vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred during this timeframe.
  • The price of this permit is prorated once yearly. The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
  • All permits must be returned to the Parking and Transportation Services office upon leaving the university or when permitted parking is no longer desired by the permit holder. Payroll deductions will not cease nor will refunds be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services or a complete cancelation request has been submitted via the Danforth Campus parking and transportation portal.
  • Refunds will be prorated on a once yearly and will be issued to the student account. The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
  • This permit is valid August 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023.
Undergraduate Commuter

This permit is available to Danforth Campus (sophomore or higher) undergraduates living off campus.

  • The permit is valid in yellow spaces within Zone 2; 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
  • Between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m., Monday – Friday and all day Saturday/Sunday, a yellow permit is valid in any yellow space in any zone (Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5N or 5W).
  • Yellow Permits are valid in all garages within the assigned zone. To gain entry into the garage, the permit holder will simply pull up to the entry gate and the RFID permit will be automatically read to allow entry if within the correct zone and valid timeframe. (If a ticket is pulled to gain entry to an access-controlled area, the vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred.)
  • If you enter an access-controlled area outside of your assigned zone from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. and attempt to leave after 7 a.m., the fee will be automatically calculated from the time which the permit became no longer valid. The vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred during this timeframe.
  • The price of this permit is prorated once yearly. The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
  • All permits must be returned to the Parking and Transportation Services office upon leaving the university or when permitted parking is no longer desired by the permit holder. Payroll deductions will not cease nor will refunds be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services or a complete cancelation request has been submitted via the Danforth Campus parking and transportation portal.
  • Refunds will be prorated on a once yearly and will be issued to the student account. The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
  • This permit is valid August 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023.
ParkSmart

This low-cost parking option is available to Danforth Campus faculty and staff (not working at/assigned to West Campus), LLI students, graduate students, undergraduate students (sophomore or higher standing), who live on or off campus as well as Basic Services Contractors (BSCs) (employees of Allied Universal, Bon Appetit, Catering St. Louis, FLIK, Focal Pointe, Follett, Huntleigh, WFF).

  • Permit holders can easily access the Danforth Campus via the West Campus Shuttle or Metrolink.
  • The permit is available to Danforth Campus faculty and staff (not working at/assigned to West Campus), LLI students, graduate students, undergraduate students (sophomore or higher standing), who live on or off campus as well as Basic Services Contractors (BSCs) (employees of Allied Universal, Bon Appetit, Catering St. Louis, FLIK, Focal Pointe, Follett, Huntleigh, WFF).
  • West Campus employees (either WU paid or agency-contracted personnel) are NOT eligible to purchase the ParkSmart Permit.
  • The permit is valid only in ParkSmart spaces in the surface lot located east of the West Campus building and on the fourth, fifth, and sixth levels of the West Campus Garage, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
  • To gain entry into the garage the permit holder will simply pull up to the entry gate and the RFID permit will be automatically read to allow entry, if within the correct zone and valid timeframe. (If a ticket is pulled to gain entry to an access-controlled area, the vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred.)
  • Between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m., Monday – Friday and all day Saturday/Sunday, the ParkSmart permit is valid in any yellow space in any zone (Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5N or 5W).
  • If you enter an access-controlled area outside of your assigned zone from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. and attempt to leave after 7 a.m., the fee will be automatically calculated from the time which the permit became no longer valid. The vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred during this timeframe.
  • The price of this permit is prorated once yearly. The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
  • All permits must be returned to the Parking and Transportation Services office upon leaving the university or when permitted parking is no longer desired by the permit holder. Refunds will not be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services or a complete cancelation request has been submitted via the Danforth Campus parking and transportation portal.
  • Refunds will be prorated on a once yearly will be issued to the student account. The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
Evening Yellow

Evening Yellow Permits are available to faculty, staff, undergraduate students, sophomore or higher standing, who live off-campus and graduate students. The permit is not available to residential students.

  • Permit is valid in Zones 1, 2 and 3 from 3:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Before 3:30 p.m. on weekdays, a ticket must be pulled upon entry to the garage, and the hourly rate (through 5 p.m., Monday–Friday) must be paid upon exiting the garage. (If a ticket is pulled to gain entry to an access-controlled area, the vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred.)
  • To gain entry into the garage, the permit holder will simply pull up to the entry gate and the RFID permit will be automatically read to allow entry if within the correct zone and valid timeframe.
  • From 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays, and all day Saturday /Sunday, the Evening Yellow Permit is valid in any yellow space in Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5N and 5W.
  • If you enter an access-controlled area outside of your assigned zone from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. and attempt to leave after 7 a.m., the fee will be automatically calculated from the time which the permit became no longer valid. The vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred during this timeframe.
  • The price of this permit is prorated once yearly. The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
  • All permits must be returned to the Parking and Transportation Services office upon leaving the university or when permitted parking is no longer desired by the permit holder. Refunds will not be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services or a complete cancelation request has been submitted via the Danforth Campus parking and transportation portal.
  • Refunds will be prorated on a once yearly.  The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
Motorcycle

Motorcycle Permits are issued for motorcycles, motorscooters, and motorbikes, all of which must be registered with Parking and Transportation Services under the same conditions as other vehicles, and are subject to all university parking regulations.

  • Motorized vehicles 49cc or less do not require a parking permit and must park at a bike rack.
  • Motorcycle permits are nontransferrable. A permit must be purchased for each motorcycle, motorscooter, and motorbike.
  • Motorcycle permits are valid only in areas designated for motorcycles.
  • For the safety of pedestrians, motorcycles, motorbikes, and motorscooters may not be driven on campus walkways.
  • Motorcycle parking is not permitted in any garage equipped with gate arm technology.
  • The price of this permit is prorated once yearly. The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
  • All permits must be returned to the Parking and Transportation Services office upon leaving the university or when permitted parking is no longer desired by the permit holder. Payroll deductions will not cease nor will refunds be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services or a complete cancelation request has been submitted via the Danforth Campus parking and transportation portal.
  • Refunds will be prorated on a once yearly.  The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.

Retirees

Retirees interested in purchasing a permit can use the Retiree Parking Permit Request Form for more information and permit options.

Department Permit Options for 2021-2022

Official Business – Department or Vendor

Official Business Permits are ONLY available for purchase by a Danforth Campus department or a vendor with a valid exception.

  • Permit is valid in any zone for up to ten hours.
  • When properly displayed, the Official Business permit allows parking in visitor, yellow, or red spaces. At NO time does the Official Business permit allow parking in reserved spaces or fire lanes.
  • When purchased by a department, the permit will not be valid unless also displayed with an authorized and valid Danforth Campus permit. Vendors who regularly need to remain on campus for ten hours or less should purchase a Vendor permit or utilize hourly parking within the garages.
  • To gain entry into the garage users of the Official Business Permit, the barcode scanner located on the front of the entry station will be used to scan the QR Code printed on the backside of the Official Business Permit and then properly display the permit from the rearview mirror. When exiting, the same QR code will be scanned at the exit station using the barcode scanner located on the front of the exit station. This will validate up to ten hours of parking. Individuals who park longer than ten hours will be responsible for monies owed.
  • Refunds will be prorated on a once yearly.  The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.
Department Vehicles

Each department vehicle must display a department vehicle permit.

  • ONLY vehicles insured by the university are eligible for this permit.
  • This permit must be affixed to the passenger side bottom corner of the front windshield to be valid.
  • This permit is nontransferable.
  • Use of this permit for personal use or on personal vehicles is strictly prohibited.
  • This permit will allow for access into all gated parking areas.
  • Parking with this permit is only allowed in yellow parking spaces or the appropriate departmental reserved spaces.
  • Refunds will be prorated on a once yearly.  The date of proration for the 2022-2023 permit year is January 16, 2023.