Parking on the Washington University in St. Louis campus is by permit only. No motor vehicle may be parked on university property unless the appropriate permit is displayed and the vehicle has been registered. Permits are required for all zones.
Annual permit holders who are temporarily unable to access the permit should contact Parking & Transportation Services for a temporary pass. Certain limitations may apply.
Visitor parking options are available for short-term needs.
Purchase a Parking Permit
Purchase a parking permit securely online or by visiting our customer window at North Campus.
Payment for permits may be made:
- by students online through: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover or student account.
- by students in person at the Parking & Transportation Services office through: cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover or student account.
- by faculty/staff online through: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover or payroll deduction.
- by faculty/staff in person at the Parking & Transportation Services office through: cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover or payroll deduction.
New university employees may purchase a parking permit at the Parking & Transportation Services office at any time. However, new employees may only purchase a parking permit online after an employee ID number and a WUSTL Key have been issued.
Parking Permit Regulations
All parking permits must be obtained and used according to university parking regulations. Parking permits and privileges may be revoked or suspended for violation of parking regulations. Falsifying information in order to obtain a permit for yourself or someone else is a violation of parking regulations. Serious consequences could result.
All parking permits are the property of Washington University. Permits are to be returned immediately upon termination of employment, when a student is no longer registered for class or at the request of the university. Permit ownership is nontransferable.
Occasionally, Parking & Transportation Services will reserve spaces for special events, which will make them temporarily unavailable to permit holders. Barricades, roped-off areas and signs indicating parking for special events take precedence over general parking designations. We attempt to minimize this inconvenience whenever possible.
Replacement permits are 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
In order to replace a lost or stolen permit, please 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.
Returning a Permit
If you decide that you no longer want a parking permit or if you are leaving the university permanently, you must return your parking permit to the Parking & Transportation Services office.
Faculty and Staff Member Permit Returns
To stop monthly payroll deductions, please return the permit by the first Friday of the month to avoid being charged for that month. Before you leave the university permanently, you are required to return your parking permit and your U-Pass to Parking & Transportation Services; if you do not, you may be billed for the cost of each.
Student Permit Returns
Please reference the parking enforcement calendar for refund deadlines. Please note that no refunds will be issued on student permits after spring break.
Temporary or Seasonal Permit Returns
If you will be away from the university temporarily or seasonally, you must return your parking permit to parking services to avoid being charged for the months you are away.
Eliot Society Parking Permits
Eliot Society parking permits are not issued by Parking & Transportation Services but by WashU Alumni & Development. Find more information about Eliot Society parking permits on the Alumni & Development website or by contacting the Eliot Society office at 314-935-8096.