Permit Options

WashU has moved to a zoned system of parking (effective July 1, 2017). Under this system, the Danforth Campus is broken into five zones, the East End (Zone 1); South Core (Zone 2); North Core (Zone 3); South 40 (Zone 4); and the North and West Campuses (Zone 5).

In each of the zones, there are two permit types available for purchase, red and yellow. The yellow permits, available to all eligible parkers, are valid in the designated spaces within the zone to which the permit applies. In addition to yellow permits, employees have the option to purchase a red permit, which allows holders to park in any of the five zones.

For the coming year only, parking permits will be valid from July 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018. In future years, all parking permits will be valid for 12 months, starting August 1 and ending July 31.

Many of the annual permit prices are prorated throughout the academic year. View the full list of permits and prices here. Please contact the office of Parking & Transportation Services at 314-935-5601 for more information.


2017-2018 Permit Availability 

 

Eliot Society

  • While the Eliot Society still offers parking benefits to its members, subject to availability, it no longer issues permits directly.
  • Please contact the Eliot Society Office at 314-935-8096 for more information.

 

 Bearly Drivers – Faculty/Staff

  • 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 & Transportation Services.
  • The permit is tied 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.
  • Once the new PARCS system (pull and pay garage equipment) is implemented, 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 pm to 7 am; however, there is no parking in Zone 1 during the East End renovation.
  • Non-primary members in the carpool who provide a separate, valid license plate number and vehicle information will receive one daily parking permit/validations 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 parking.wustl.edu/items/bearly-driver-carpool.
  • If the approved carpool changes due to loss/addition of members, Parking & Transportation Services must be notified within seven calendar days of the change.
  • Permits must be returned to the Parking & Transportation Office to stop payroll deduction. Permits returned on or before the first Friday of the month will not be charged for that calendar month. Refunds for permits paid in full by cash, check, or credit card will be issued via check for permits returned to Parking & Transportation on a monthly prorated basis.

 

Red – Faculty/Staff

  • The Red Permit is restricted ONLY to Danforth faculty and staff.
  • Red Permits are valid any of the five zones, including all garages in all zones, 24 hours a day and seven days a week; however, there is no parking in Zone 1 during the East End renovation.
  • Once the new PARCS system (pull and pay garage equipment) is implemented, 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.
  • Red Permits must be returned to the Parking & Transportation Office to stop payroll deduction. Permits returned on or before the first Friday of the month will not be charged for that calendar month. Refunds for permits paid in full by cash, check, or credit card will be issued via check for permits returned to Parking & Transportation on a monthly prorated basis.

 

Yellow – Faculty/Staff – Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5W or Zone 5N.

  • The Yellow Faculty/Staff Permit is restricted ONLY to Danforth faculty and staff.
  • Yellow Permits are valid in yellow spaces within the zone indicated on the permit 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
  • Between 5 pm and 7 am, Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday, a yellow permit is valid in any yellow space in any zone (Zones 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5); however, there is no parking in Zone 1 during the East End renovation.
  • Yellow Permits are valid in all garages within the assigned zone.
  • Once the new PARCS system (pull and pay garage equipment) is implemented, 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.
  • Yellow Permits must be returned to the Parking & Transportation Office to stop payroll deduction. Permits returned on or before the first Friday of the month will not be charged for that calendar month. Refunds for permits paid in full by cash, check, or credit card will be issued via check for permits returned to Parking & Transportation on a monthly prorated basis.

 

Yellow — Graduate Student – Zone 2 or Zone 3

  • The Yellow Student Permit is ONLY available to Danforth 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 pm and 7 am, Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday, a yellow permit is valid in any yellow space in any zone (Zones 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5); however, there is no parking in Zone 1 during the East End renovation.
  • Yellow Permits are valid in all garages within the assigned zone. Once the new PARCS system (pull and pay garage equipment) is implemented, 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.
  • Refunds for Yellow Permits returned to the Parking & Transportation Office will be issued on a monthly prorated basis on or through March 31, 2018. Permits will not be charged for the calendar month if returned on or before the first Friday of the month prior March 31, 2018.

 

Yellow – Student (Junior or Higher Standing) – Zone 4

  • The Yellow Student Permit is ONLY available to Danforth undergraduate students, junior or higher standing, who live in University-owned properties (Residential Life and Quadrangle Housing).
  • The permit is valid in yellow spaces within Zone 4 (South 40), 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
  • Between 5 pm and 7 am, Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday, a yellow permit is valid in any yellow space in any zone (Zones 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5); however, there is no parking in Zone 1 during the East End renovation.
  • Yellow Permits are valid in all garages within the assigned zone.
  • Once the new PARCS system (pull and pay garage equipment) is implemented, 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.
  • Refunds for Yellow Permits returned to the Parking & Transportation Office will be issued on a monthly prorated basis on or through March 31, 2018. Permits will not be charged for the calendar month if returned on or before the first Friday of the month prior March 31, 2018.

 

Yellow – Student Lofts Permit – Zone 4

  • The Yellow Student Permit is ONLY available to Danforth undergraduate students, junior or higher standing, who live in The Lofts.
  • The permit is valid in yellow spaces within Zone 4 (South 40) and The Lofts garage, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
  • Between 5 pm and 7 am, Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday, a yellow permit is valid in any yellow space in any zone (Zones 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5); however, there is no parking in Zone 1 during the East End renovation.
  • Yellow Permits are valid in all garages within the assigned zone.
  • Once the new PARCS system (pull and pay garage equipment) is implemented, 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. **Note: The Loft Garage will be accessed by WUID card access. If a ticket is pulled to gain entry to an access-controlled area, the vehicle owner/operator is responsible for any/all fees incurred.
  • Refunds for Yellow Permits returned to the Parking & Transportation Services office will be issued on a monthly prorated basis on or through March 31, 2018. Permits will not be charged for the calendar month if returned on or before the first Friday of the month prior March 31, 2018.

 

Yellow – Faculty/Staff – Zone 5 West Campus or Zone 5 North Campus

  • The Yellow Faculty/Staff Zone 5 West Campus or North Campus Permit is ONLY available to Danforth faculty/staff.
  • 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.
  • Between 5 pm and 7 am, Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday, a yellow permit is valid in any yellow space in any zone (Zones 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5); however, there is no parking in Zone 1 during the East End renovation.
  • Yellow Permits are valid in all garages within the assigned zone.
  • Once the new PARCS system (pull and pay garage equipment) is implemented, 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.
  • Yellow Permits must be returned to the Parking & Transportation Office to stop payroll deduction. Permits returned on or before the first Friday of the month will not be charged for that calendar month. Refunds for permits paid in full by cash, check, or credit card will be issued via check for permits returned to Parking & Transportation on a monthly prorated basis.

 

ParkSmart Permit

  • The ParkSmart Permit is a low-cost alternative. 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 on West Campus), LLI students, graduate students, undergraduate students (junior or higher standing), who live on or off campus as well as Basic Services Contractors.
  • West Campus employees 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 fifth and sixth levels of the West Campus Garage, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
  • Once the new PARCS system (pull and pay garage equipment) is implemented 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 pm and 7 am, Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday, the ParkSmart permit is valid in any yellow space in any zone (Zones 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5); however, there is no parking in Zone 1 during the East End renovation.
  • ParkSmart permits must be returned to the Parking & Transportation Office to stop payroll deduction (on or before the first Friday of the month) in order not to be charged for that calendar month. Refunds for employee or student permits paid in full by cash, check, or credit card will be issued on a monthly prorated basis via check request. Refunds for permits paid by student account will be credited back to the student account. Students can return their permits for a prorated refund on or through March 31, 2018.

 

Evening Red – Faculty/Staff

  • Evening Red Permits are available ONLY to faculty/staff.
  • Permit is valid in red spaces in all zones from 3:30 pm to 7 am Monday through Friday, and all day Saturday and Sunday. There is no parking in Zone 1 during the East End renovation.
  • Before 3:30 pm on weekdays, a ticket must be pulled upon entry to any garage, and the hourly rate must be paid upon exiting the garage. After 3:30 pm on weekdays, and any time Saturday and Sunday, Evening Red permit holders are permitted to park.
  • Once the new PARCS system (pull and pay garage equipment) is implemented, 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.
  • Refunds for permits paid in full by cash, check, or credit card will be issued via check on a monthly prorated basis. Permits must be returned on or before the first Friday of the month in order not to be charged for that calendar month.

 

Evening Yellow – Student Evening

  • Evening Yellow Student Permits are available to undergraduate students, junior or higher standing, who live off-campus and graduate students. The permit is not available to residential students, including those in Quadrangle Housing.
  • Permit is valid in Zone 2 and Zone 3 from 3:30 pm to 7 am.
  • Before 3:30 pm on weekdays, a ticket must be pulled upon entry to the garage, and the hourly rate must be paid upon exiting the garage.
  • Once the new PARCS system (pull and pay garage equipment) is implemented, 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.
  • From 5 pm to 7 am on weekdays, and all day Saturday and Sunday, the Evening Yellow Permit is valid in any yellow space in Zones 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; however, there is no parking in Zone 1 during the East End renovation.
  • Refunds for Evening Yellow Permits returned to the Parking & Transportation Office will be issued on a monthly prorated basis on or through March 31, 2018. Permits will not be charged for the calendar month if returned on or before the first Friday of the month prior March 31, 2018.

 

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 three hours.
  • When purchased by a department, the permit will not be valid unless also displayed with a valid Danforth Campus yellow faculty/staff permit. Vendors who regularly need to remain on campus for three hours or less should purchase a Vendor permit or utilize hourly parking within the garages.
  • Once the new PARCS system (pull and pay garage equipment) is implemented users of the Official Business Permit will pull a ticket when entering the garage and place it on their dash. When existing, the entry ticket will be placed in the exit station to scan the 2-D code found on the back of the permit. This will validate up to three hours of parking. Individuals who park longer than three hours will be responsible for monies owed.

 

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.
  • This permit is non-transferable.
  • 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.

 

Vendor

Vendors may purchase a monthly yellow permit and park in yellow designated spaces, or park in visitor parking and pay by the hour. This includes access to gate-controlled garages, though vehicle operators must obey vehicle weight and height restrictions at all times.

Motorcycle – Faculty, Staff, Student

  • Motorcycle Permits are issued for motorcycles, motorscooters, and motorbikes, all of which must be registered with Parking 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 non-transferrable. 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 garages, including the Danforth University Center Garage, and the motorcycle permit is nonrefundable.

 

Monthly Permits

  • Single month permits are available to faculty, staff, eligible students (junior or higher standing), visitors and Basic Services Contractors. These permits are valid only for a calendar month. The parking privileges, regulations, and restrictions correspond to the above permit types and are subject to availability. Monthly permits must be purchased in person at the Parking & Transportation office at North Campus. Monthly parking permits are nonrefundable.

 

Daily Permits

  • Daily permits are available to faculty, staff, eligible students (junior or higher standing), and visitors and are only valid in yellow spaces. The parking privileges correspond to the above permit types and are subject to availability.
  • Daily permits must be purchased in person at Parking & Transportation Services office at North Campus. They are no longer sold at the Campus Book Store.
  • By early 2018, daily permits will be phased out when all campus garages are equipped with pay and pull technology allowing parkers to pay by the hour.

There will be a limited quantity of daily passes available at the DUC entrance and, for those visiting the Knight Center and parking in the Millbrook and Snow Way garages, permits can also be purchased inside the Knight Center.