Permit Options

WashU has a zoned system of parking. 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 Campus (Zone 5N) and West Campus (Zone 5W).

In each zone, there will be two major 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 will also have the option to purchase a red permit, which will allow holders to park in any of the five zones. Annual permits are valid from August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019.

Many of the annual permit prices are prorated throughout the academic year. Please contact Parking and Transportation Services at 314-935-5601 for more information.


2018-2019 Permit Availability 


Eliot Society

Eliot Society still offers parking benefits to its members; annual parking permits will be issued by Parking and Transportation Services.

  • Eliot Society visitors to campus can request access through the Eliot Society Office.
  • Please contact the Eliot Society Office at 314-935-7423 or eliotsociety@wustl.edu 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 and Transportation Services. All participants must be eligible for and pay by payroll deduction.

  • Each Bearly Driver 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.
  • 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 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/ validation per month. If the vehicle information is not supplied or is a duplicate, the monthly allotment will NOT be provided. For more information, visit 2018-19 Bearly Drivers 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.
  • 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 and refunds will not be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services. Permits returned on or before the first Friday of the month will not be charged for that calendar month. Refunds will be prorated on a monthly basis and will be issued via check, for permits purchased using cash, check, or credit card.

 

Red – Faculty/Staff

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; however, there is no parking in Zone 1 during the East End renovation.
  • 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.
  • 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 and refunds will not be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services. Permits returned on or before the first Friday of the month will not be charged for that calendar month. Refunds will be prorated on a monthly basis and will be issued via check for permits purchased using cash, check, or credit card. 
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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 and refunds will not be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services. Permits returned on or before the first Friday of the month will not be charged for that calendar month. Refunds will be prorated on a monthly basis and will be issued via check for permits purchased using cash, check, or credit card.

Yellow—Graduate Student—Zone 2 or Zone 3

  • The Yellow 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 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. 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.
  • 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. Students are eligible to receive a prorated refund for permits returned to the Parking and Transportation Services office on or before March 08, 2019. Permits returned on or before the first Friday of the month prior to March 08, 2019 will not be charged for that calendar month. Refunds will be prorated on a monthly basis and will be issued via check for permits purchased using cash, check, or credit card.

 

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

The Yellow Student Permit is ONLY available to Danforth Campus 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Students are eligible to receive a prorated refund for permits returned to the Parking and Transportation Services office on or before March 08, 2019. Permits returned on or before the first Friday of the month prior to March 08, 2019 will not be charged for that calendar month. Refunds will be prorated on a monthly basis and will be issued via check for permits purchased using cash, check, or credit card.

 

Yellow—Student Lofts Permit—Zone 4

The Yellow Student Permit is ONLY available to Danforth Campus 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.
  • 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.
  • **Note: The Loft Garage will be accessed by WashU ID 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.
  • 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. Students are eligible to receive a prorated refund for permits returned to the Parking and Transportation Services office on or before March 08, 2019. Permits returned on or before the first Friday of the month prior to March 08, 2019 will not be charged for that calendar month. Refunds will be prorated on a monthly basis and will be issued via check for permits purchased using cash, check, or credit card.

 

Yellow—Faculty/Staff—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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 and refunds will not be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services. Permits returned on or before the first Friday of the month will not be charged for that calendar month. Refunds will be prorated on a monthly basis and will be issued via check for permits purchased using cash, check, or credit card.

 

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 (BSCs) (employees of Allied Universal, Aramark, Bon Appetit, Catering St. Louis, Focal Pointe, Follett, Huntleigh, WFF).
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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 and refunds will not be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services. Permits returned on or before the first Friday of the month will not be charged for that calendar month. Refunds will be prorated on a monthly basis and will be issued via check to faculty, staff, or students for permits purchased using cash, check, or credit card. Students are eligible for a prorated refund for permits returned on or before March 8, 2019.

 

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 (through 5 pm, Monday–Friday) must be paid upon exiting the garage. When entering after 3:30 pm 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 the garage 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.
  • 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 and refunds will not be issued until the physical permit has been returned to Parking and Transportation Services. Permits returned on or before the first Friday of the month will not be charged for that calendar month. Refunds will be prorated on a monthly basis and will be issued via check for permits purchased using cash, check, or credit card.

 

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 (through
5 pm, 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 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.
  • 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. Students are eligible to receive a prorated refund for permits returned to the Parking and Transportation Services office on or before March 08, 2019. Permits returned on or before the first Friday of the month prior to March 08, 2019 will not be charged for that calendar month. Refunds will be prorated on a monthly basis and will be issued via check for permits purchased using cash, check, or credit card.

 

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 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 Danforth Campus 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.
  • To gain entry into the garage users of the Official Business Permit will pull a ticket when entering the garage and place it on their dash. When exiting, the entry ticket should be inserted into the exit station. The amount owed will then be displayed on the screen of the exit station. The QR Code found on the back of the Official Business permit should then be scanned using the barcode scanner located on the front of the exit station. 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 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.

 

Vendor

Approved 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 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 located in Zones 1, 2, 3, or 5W. 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 (from the beginning of the calendar month to the end of the calendar month).
  • Monthly permits are valid for yellow permit parking within one designated zone.
  • 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 and Transportation Services office at North Campus and cannot be purchased by payroll deduction. Monthly parking permits are nonrefundable.