Transportation Services began accepting applications for 2023-24 base lot, Flex, UW-Accessible, park and ride, and business alternate parking permits on May 10. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and waitlists are now being processed every two weeks. Eligible base lot permit and UW-Accessible applicants will be automatically considered for the reduced cost parking program. Bus passes and other parking options are available starting August 1.
Department limited, service/vendor, and department reserved stall applications also opened May 10.
The new parking year begins Sept. 1, 2023 and runs through Aug. 31, 2024. All current year (2022-23) permits will expire on August 31, 2023.
For permit rate information, visit the rates page.
Keep scrolling for dates, deadlines, and other important information to get ready for the new parking year.
- Annual parking permit applications
- Student parking
- Departmental and Vendor Permits
- Bus passes; afternoon, night, motorcycle, moped, permits; Quick Passes
- Information for first-time applicants
Annual parking permit applications
Dates and deadlines
Annual parking permit applications are accepted throughout the parking year. Applications are processed in rounds and parking permits are assigned when space is available. The deadline for early consideration in Round 1 is June 2.
Transportation Services processes several rounds of offers throughout the summer and will continue processing applications every two weeks throughout the parking year. If your preferred parking assignment(s) are not available, your application will be placed on a waitlist and processed in future rounds.
Applying for parking does not guarantee you will receive a permit.
|Applications open||Application deadline||Offers emailed||Acceptance deadline|
|Round 1||May 10||June 2||July 12-13||Aug. 1|
|Round 2||July 12||Aug. 1||Aug. 2-3||Aug. 15|
|Round 3||Aug. 3||Aug. 15||Aug. 16||Aug. 29|
|Round 4 and beyond||After Aug. 15, parking applications are processed every two weeks.|
Ready to apply?
If you encounter problems applying for parking in the Permit Application System (PAS), contact your division’s Unit Transportation Coordinator (UTC).
Tips for Applicants
- Select and rank four lot choices on your application, if possible.
- Make sure your contact information is up to date: Log in to the eBusiness portal, select “Welcome [Your Name]!”, and click “Manage Your Account Information.”
- Monitor your email for messages from firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to check any junk or spam folders.
- If you receive an offer letter from Transportation Services, purchase the permit by the deadline listed in the letter.
Think you missed an email from Transportation Services?
Offer letters will also be posted in the eBusiness portal. Look for 2023-24 options matching your application choices in the portal. If you need assistance, check with Transportation Services customer service.
If you do not receive a parking offer email, you will be added to a waiting list and may get an offer in the future.
Student parking applications opened May 10. Annual parking permits for undergraduate students are extremely limited. Students who may qualify for annual parking must complete a pre-approval application before they may apply. Learn more about student parking at UW-Madison.
Graduate students without a UW or UW-affiliated appointment, or with an employment appointment designated as “student help,” must complete a student parking pre-approval application before applying for an annual parking permit.
Graduate students with a UW or UW-affiliated employment appointment may apply for parking in the permit application system (PAS) to be considered for an annual permit. If you encounter problems applying for parking in PAS, contact your division’s Unit Transportation Coordinator (UTC).
Departmental and Vendor Permits
2023-24 department limited, department service, and vendor permit applications opened May 10. The deadline for early consideration was June 9. Learn more about 2023-24 department limited, service/vendor, and department reserved stall applications.
Other permit and pass types available August 1
2023-24 employee bus passes; afternoon, night, moped, and motorcycle permits; and Lot 76 Quick Passes are available to purchase starting August 1.
There is no application process for these products. Purchases can be made online in the eBusiness purchasing portal and/or in person, depending on the permit.
Information for first-time applicants
If you encounter problems applying for an annual permit in the Permit Application System (PAS), contact your division’s Unit Transportation Coordinator (UTC).
For a full list of parking permits and passes offered by Transportation Services, visit the permit information page.
For a list of 2023-24 parking permit rates, visit the rates page.
New to UW? Helpful information for new employees who have never applied for parking before can be found on the new employee page.
For more help, contact Transportation Services customer service at email@example.com.