Flex Parking Program

Flex Rates and Payment

Day Time Trip Charge Hourly Charge Max
Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 4:29 p.m. $4 for first 4 hours $1 / hour after 4 hours $8
Monday – Friday 4:30 p.m. – Midnight None $0.75 / hour $3.75
Saturday – Sunday 7 a.m. – Midnight None $0.75 / hour $3.75

You are responsible for any charges from your cellular service provider or fees from your credit card company.

Flex parking is free on State of Wisconsin legal holidays, including: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.

Rate Maximums
  • If you pay for parking during the day and reach your $8 max, there is no additional charge if you park for the rest of the evening.
  • If you begin your parking session before 4:30 p.m. and do not reach your daily maximum, your rate per hour will switch over to the evening rates after 4:30 p.m. You will not pay more than the $8 daily maximum.
  • If you begin parking after 4:30 p.m., you will pay the evening rates and you will not pay more than the $3.75 evening maximum.
  • Example Flex payment sessions (PDF)


  • You must display your permit AND pay via phone, web, or mobile app to park lawfully.
  • You are responsible for:
    • knowing the lot’s hours and being in paid status during the lot’s hours of control,
    • using the correct location code, and
    • paying for the correct license plate.

A Flex permit is valid in your assigned lot only between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Outside of those hours and all day on weekends, Flex permit holders can use their permits in certain other campus parking lots. A Flex permit may be used in “controlled at all times” lots when they are open to any valid UW permit (4:30 p.m. – 7 a.m.), but the permit must be displayed and the vehicle be in paid status using the zone code from your primary lot. If a lot is open to the public after enforcement hours, payment is not required.


If paying online or in the mobile app, the system will prompt you to choose the number of hours to park OR to select the daily maximum. If you intend to park 8 hours or more (for sessions beginning before 4:30 p.m. on weekdays OR >5 hours after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays/weekends), it is important to select the daily maximum to be shown in paid status beyond 8 hours. If you select a flat 8 hours, you are only in paid status for 8 hours from the time you start the session.

When paying over the phone (not via the app), the system will tell you the max number of hours available to park. Select the maximum if you intend to park beyond the lengths of time described above.

Flex Parking Lots and Payment Codes

You can also find Flex lots and codes on the Flex parking map. Hours of control are on the lot locations and hours page.

Flex Lot ParkMobile Zone # Garage / Ramp Name
6 25006 HC White Garage
7 25007 Grainger Hall Garage
16 25016
17 25017 Engineering Drive Ramp
29 25029 North Park Street Ramp
34 25034
36 25036 Observatory Drive Ramp
38 25038 Microbial Sciences Garage
39 25039
41 25041
46 25046 Lake and Johnson Ramp
51 25051
59 25059
60 25060
62 25062
64 25064
75 25075 UW Hospital & Clinics Ramp
76 25076 University Bay Ramp
82 25082
83 25083 Fluno Center Garage
91 25091
95 25095 Health Sciences Garage
Disabled 25099

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