Parking Permit Options

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Explore all available permit options for parking on the UW campus and learn how to get started with an application or purchase.

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Peak Permits

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Annual base lot permit

The annual base lot permit is best for those with standard first-shift schedules who need to be on campus, but who do not have reliable access to alternative modes of transportation. The permit provides guaranteed parking in an assigned lot during peak hours, and is also valid for parking in alternate campus lots during off-peak hours.

The annual base lot permit is available for: faculty; staff; retired faculty with employment appointments; and some graduate students with employment appointments.

  • For information on peak parking options for graduate students without employment appointments and undergraduate students, go to the Peak Parking for Students section on this page.

Some employees and graduate students may be eligible for a reduced cost annual base lot permit.

Dates September 1 – August 31
Location Assigned garage or surface lot parking, plus yellow lots during off-peak hours. See the campus parking map for lot locations.

Reduced cost base lot permits are available in all lots where full-cost base lot permits are available.

Hours Lot-specific parking from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Also valid in yellow lots from 4:30 p.m. to 7 a.m., Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Vehicles may not be stored (parked) in a parking facility without exiting for more than 72 hours without  authorization by Transportation Services.

Not valid when a lot is reserved for a special event or closed for construction. Permit holders receive notification and relocation options when a lot is closed.

Policy Parking permit terms and conditions.

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UW-Accessible permit

With proof of a valid, state-issued disabled parking permit, the UW-Accessible permit is available for faculty, staff, students, and retired faculty with employment appointments. The permit provides parking in disabled, unreserved, and ParkMobile stalls (over 30 minutes) across campus during peak and off-peak hours.

Some employees and graduate students may be eligible for a reduced cost UW-Accessible permit.

Dates September 1 – August 31
Locations Garage and surface lot parking across campus in UW-Disabled stalls, WI-DOT stalls, unreserved permit stalls, and ParkMobile stalls over 30 minutes. See the accessible stall parking map for locations.
Hours 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

Vehicles may not be stored (parked) in a parking facility without exiting for more than 72 hours without  authorization by Transportation Services.

Not valid when a lot is reserved for a special event or closed for construction. Permit holders receive notification and relocation options when a lot is closed.

Policy Parking permit terms and conditions.
Accessible parking policy.

Apply for UW-Accessible permit online, or person with the necessary documentation at a Transportation Services office.

Learn How to Apply Online

UW Carpool permit

Carpool permits are available for three or more faculty/staff members who drive to campus together nearly every day.

Carpool members save money on parking by splitting permit costs. Carpool applications bypass the permit waiting list. Each member receives six daily parking passes for days when they can’t ride with the carpool. Members are also eligible for the Emergency Ride Home program.

Resources for finding carpool members are available on the UW Carpool page.

Dates September 1 – August 31
Location Assigned parking in Lot 6, 7, 17, 29, 34, 36, 46, 60, or 76.  See the campus parking map for lot locations.
Hours Lot-specific parking from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

Vehicles may not be stored (parked) in a parking facility without exiting for more than 72 hours without  authorization by Transportation Services.

Not valid when a lot is reserved for a special event or closed for construction. Permit holders receive notification and relocation options when a lot is closed.

Policy Parking permit terms and conditions.
Carpool permit policy.

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Park and ride permit

The UW park and ride permit is a low-cost option for faculty, staff, graduate students with employment appointments, and retired faculty with employment appointments. Permit holders park in an off-campus lot and use alternative forms of transportation to get the rest of the way to campus.

The permit provides parking in an off-campus lot during peak hours and shuttle service to the UW campus. The final shuttle departs from the UW campus at 6:15 p.m. Permit holders may also park in certain surface lots on the UW campus during off-peak hours.

Learn more about park and rides.

Dates September 1 – August 31
Location Valid in off-campus Lot 202 and for use of free shuttle to UW campus. Also valid in all yellow lots on the UW campus during off-peak hours.
Hours Valid from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Also valid in yellow lots from 4:30 p.m. to 7 a.m., Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Lot 202 is closed on UW state-observed holidays and December 24 through January 2. Permit holders receive notification and relocation options when a lot is closed.

Not valid in yellow lots during off-peak hours when a lot is reserved for a special event or closed for construction.

Policy Parking permit terms and conditions.
Park and ride permit policy.

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Flex permit

Flex parking is a pay-per-use parking system designed to complement transportation modes other than driving, such as biking, walking, telecommuting, and taking public transit.

By combining active and alternative commute modes with infrequent driving, Flex permit holders save money on parking and help improve the campus environment.

Flex permits provide pay-per-use parking in an assigned lot during peak hours, and are also valid with payment in additional lots during off-peak hours.

Flex permits are available for faculty, staff, graduate students with employment appointments, and retired faculty with employment appointments.

Flex participants automatically qualify for the Emergency Ride Home program.

Learn more about the Flex program.

Dates September 1 – August 31
Location Gated Lots: 6, 7, 17, 29, 36, 38, 46, 67, 75, 76, 83, OR 95
Surface Lots: 2, 16, 34, 39, 41, 51, 59, 60, 64, 82, OR 91Assigned garage or surface lot parking, plus all yellow lots on the UW campus during off-peak hours. Pay when parked during the lot’s hours of enforcement. See the Flex parking map for lot locations.
Hours Lot-specific, pay-per-use parking from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Also valid for pay-per-use parking in yellow lots from 4:30 p.m. to 7 a.m., Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Vehicles may not be stored (parked) in a parking facility without exiting for more than 72 hours without  authorization by Transportation Services.

Not valid when a lot is reserved for a special event or closed for construction. Permit holders receive notification and relocation options when a lot is closed.

Policy Parking permit terms and conditions.
Flex parking permits policy.

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UW-Accessible Flex permit

Flex parking is a pay-per-use parking system designed to complement transportation modes other than driving, such as biking, walking, telecommuting, and taking public transit.

By combining active and alternative commute modes with infrequent driving, Flex permit holders save money on parking and help improve the campus environment.

With proof of a state-issued disabled parking permit, the Flex UW-Accessible permit is available for faculty, staff, graduate students with employment appointments, and retired faculty with employment appointments.

The permit provides parking in disabled, unreserved, and ParkMobile stalls (over 30 minutes) across campus on a pay-per-use basis during peak and off-peak hours.

Flex participants automatically qualify for the Emergency Ride Home program. Learn more about the Flex program.

Dates September 1 – August 31
Locations Pay-per-use parking in garages and surface lots across campus. Valid in UW-Accessible, WI-DOT, unreserved permit stalls, and ParkMobile stalls over 30 minutes. See the accessible stall parking map for locations.
Hours 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

Vehicles may not be stored (parked) in a parking facility without exiting for more than 72 hours without  authorization by Transportation Services.

Not valid when a lot is reserved for a special event or closed for construction. Permit holders receive notification and relocation options when a lot is closed.

Policy Parking permit terms and conditions.
Flex parking permit policy.
Accessible parking policy.

Apply for a Flex UW-Accessible permit in person with the necessary documentation at a Transportation Services Transportation Services office with the necessary documentation.

Business alternate

Business alternate permits provide base lot and Flex permit holders parking in one alternate lot to conduct business using their personal vehicle during peak hours. The employee must work at multiple locations on a regular basis and provide justification when applying. The employee’s unit transportation coordinator (UTC) must approve the request.

Dates September 1 – August 31
Locations Assigned garage or surface lot parking. Available in select lots based on availability.
Hours 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

Vehicles may not be stored (parked) in a parking facility without exiting for more than 72 hours without  authorization by Transportation Services.

Not valid when a lot is reserved for a special event or closed for construction. Permit holders receive notification and relocation options when a lot is closed.

Policy Parking permit terms and conditions.
Business alternate permit policy.
Accessible parking policy.

Faculty and staff who must work at multiple locations on a regular basis may request a business alternate permit and provide justification when applying for or after receiving an annual base lot or Flex permit.

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Peak permit options guarantee parking on or near campus during standard first-shift weekday hours when demand for parking is highest. Most peak permits may also be used to park on campus during off-peak hours. Check each permit type for specific hours.

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Off-Peak Permits

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Afternoon permit - UW campus

Afternoon permits are available for faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, retired faculty, and visitors. Afternoon permits allow parking in multiple campus parking garages during off-peak hours.

Afternoon permits are best for those who need to be on campus in the afternoons or who have second- or third-shift and/or weekend work schedules.

Dates September 1 – August 31
Locations All parking lots listed in the afternoon permit policy.
Hours Valid in select parking garages from 2:00 p.m. – 7 a.m., Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Valid in additional lots from 4:30 p.m. – 7 a.m. Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Permits are not valid when a lot is reserved for a special event or closed for construction. Permit holders receive notification and relocation options when a lot is closed.

Policy Parking permit terms and conditions.
Afternoon permit policy.

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Afternoon permit - UW Hospital

Lot 75 Afternoon permits are available for are available for faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, retired faculty, and visitors. Afternoon permits provide parking in Lot 75 (UW Hospital Garage) during off-peak hours.

Lot 75 Afternoon permits are best for UW Hospital staff with second- or third-shift and/or weekend schedules.

Dates September 1 – August 31
Locations Assigned parking in Lot 75 (UW Hospital Ramp).
Hours Valid 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m., Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday

Permits are not valid when a lot is reserved for a special event or closed for construction. Permit holders receive notification and relocation options when a lot is closed.

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Afternoon permit policy.

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Night surface permit - UW campus

Night surface permits are a low-cost parking option for faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, retired faculty, and visitors. Night surface permits provide parking in select surface lots across campus during off-peak hours.

Night surface permits are best for those who need to be on campus in the evenings, or who have second- or third-shift and/or weekend schedules.

Dates September 1 – August 31
Locations Valid for parking in all surface lots listed in the night permit policy.
Hours Valid 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Permits are not valid when a lot is reserved for a special event or closed for construction. Permit holders receive notification and relocation options when a lot is closed.

Policy Parking permit terms and conditions.
Night permit policy.

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Night garage permit - UW campus

Night garage permits are a low-cost parking option for faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, retired faculty, and visitors. Night garage permits provide parking in a specific UW campus garage during off-peak hours.

Night garage permits are best for those who need to be on campus in the evenings, or who have second- or third-shift and/or weekend schedules and prefer the security of a specific parking garage.

Dates September 1 – August 31
Locations Lot-specific parking in Lot 6, 7, 17, 20, 23, 27, 29, 36, 38, 46, 67, 75, 76, 80, 83, or 95.
Hours Valid 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Permits are not valid when a lot is reserved for a special event or closed for construction. Permit holders receive notification and relocation options when a lot is closed.

Policy Parking permit terms and conditions.
Night permit policy.

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Night garage permit - UW Hospital

The Lot 75 night garage permit is a low-cost parking option for faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, retired faculty, and visitors.

This permit provides parking in Lot 75 (UW Hospital Ramp) during off-peak hours. The Lot 75 night garage permit is best for UW Hospital staff with second- or third-shift and/or weekend schedules.

Dates September 1 – August 31
Locations Assigned parking in Lot 75 (UW Hospital Ramp).
Hours Valid 4:30 p.m. – 8 a.m., Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Permits are not valid when a lot is reserved for a special event or closed for construction. Permit holders receive notification and relocation options when a lot is closed.

Policy Parking permit terms and conditions.
Night permit policy.

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Off-peak permits are a lower-cost parking option for guaranteed parking on campus during off-peak hours, including afternoons, nights, and weekends. Check each permit type for specific hours.

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Short-Term Permits

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Semester permit

Semester permits provide parking in an assigned lot during peak and off-peak hours during the spring or fall semester. They are sold online in limited quantities to graduate students only on a first-come, first-served basis. Semester permits are part of the reduced cost parking program.

Dates
  • Fall semester: September 1 – December 31
  • Spring semester: January 1 – May 31
Locations Assigned parking in Lots 67 or 76. See the campus parking map for lot locations.
Hours Lot-specific parking from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

Vehicles may not be stored (parked) in a parking facility without exiting for more than 72 hours without  authorization by Transportation Services.

Not valid when a lot is reserved for a special event or closed for construction. Permit holders receive notification and relocation options when a lot is closed.

Policy Parking permit terms and conditions.

For more information:

Email customerservice@fpm.wisc.edu or call (608) 263-6667 to learn more.

Monthly permit

Monthly permits are sometimes available in select UW campus lots for faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, retired faculty, and visitors. The permit provides on-campus parking during peak and off-peak hours on a month-by-month basis. Availability is limited.

Dates Month-to-month
Locations Limited availability in select campus lots.
Hours Valid in assigned lot from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

Vehicles may not be stored (parked) in a parking facility without exiting for more than 72 hours without  authorization by Transportation Services.

Permits are not valid when a lot is reserved for a special event or closed for construction. Permit holders receive notification and relocation options when a lot is closed.

Policy Parking permit terms and conditions.
Visitor parking policy.

Monthly permit purchases are non-refundable.

Email customerservice@fpm.wisc.edu or call (608) 263-6667 to check availability.

Available for in-person purchases only at a Transportation Services office.

Monthly UW park and ride permit

Monthly permits are sometimes available in the off-campus park and ride lot for faculty, staff, graduate students, retired faculty, and visitors. The permit provides parking in an off-campus lot and shuttle service to campus during peak hours. The final shuttle departs from the UW campus at 6:15 p.m. Permit holders may also park in certain surface lots on campus during off-peak hours.

Learn more about park and rides.

Dates Month-to-month
Locations Valid in off-campus Lot 202 with free shuttle to UW campus.
Hours Valid from 6 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Policy Parking permit terms and conditions.
Park and ride permit policy.
Visitor parking policy.

Monthly permit purchases are non-refundable.

Email customerservice@fpm.wisc.edu or call (608) 263-6667 to check availability.

Available for in-person purchases only at a Transportation Services office.

UW-Accessible monthly permit

With proof of a state-issued temporary disabled parking permit or physician’s note, the UW-Accessible monthly permit is available for faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, retired faculty, and visitors. The permit provides peak and off-peak parking in UW-Disabled stalls, state disabled stalls, unreserved permit stalls, and ParkMobile stalls (30 minutes or more) across campus on a monthly basis.

Dates Two months with physician’s note, or duration equivalent to temporary state-issued disabled permit.
Locations Garage and surface lot parking across campus in UW-Disabled stalls, WI-DOT stalls, unreserved permit stalls, and ParkMobile stalls over 30 minutes. See the accessible stall parking map for locations.
Hours 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

Vehicles may not be stored (parked) in a parking facility without exiting for more than 72 hours without  authorization by Transportation Services.

Not valid when a lot is reserved for a special event or closed for construction. Permit holders receive notification and relocation options when a lot is closed.

Policy Parking permit terms and conditions.
Accessible parking policy.

Purchase in person at a Transportation Services office location with the necessary documentation.

Emeriti pass

Eligible* UW-Madison faculty can request an emeriti parking pass. The pass provides 24 no-charge parking sessions in select UW-Madison parking garages.

*Eligible faculty are those who have been approved by the Chancellor’s office and Transportation Services.

Dates July 1 – June 30
Locations Valid in Lot 6 (upper), 7, 17, 20, 29, 36, 46, 67, 76, 80, and 83.
Hours 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

Emeriti passes are not valid when the “Lot Full” sign is lit up. 

Emeriti passes are not valid in lots staffed for special events. See the parking calendar for dates and affected lots.

Vehicles may not be stored (parked) in a parking facility without exiting for more than 72 hours without  authorization by Transportation Services.

For more information, download the emeriti pass brochure.

Policy Visitor parking policy (see Section VII under “Visitor Parking Options)

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Lot 76 Quick Pass

The Lot 76 Quick Pass is available for faculty, staff, and graduate students with employment appointments. The pass provides 5 full days of discounted parking in Lot 76. Permit holders may add more value to the pass for additional parking sessions. The Quick Pass is ideal for those who occasionally park near UW Hospital for long shifts.

Parking costs are paid at time of purchase. Fees are deducted from the pass at a flat rate of $12 per day when the pass is used to enter and exit Lot 76 between 12 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.

Same-day exits and re-entries are allowed in Lot 76 without starting a new rate session.

Dates September 1 – August 31
Locations Lot 76 (University Bay Drive Ramp)
Hours Valid in Lot 76 from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

Vehicles may not be stored (parked) in a parking facility without exiting for more than 72 hours without  authorization by Transportation Services.

Permits are not valid when a lot is reserved for a special event or closed for construction. Pass holders may pay the special event rate to park in Lot 76 during a special event.

Policy Parking permit terms and conditions.
Lot 76 Quick Pass policy.

Quick Passes are non-refundable.

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Daily permit

Daily permits provide on-campus parking in a specific lot. They must be purchased in advance of a planned event or visit. Faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, retired faculty, visitors, UW departments, and organizations not affiliated with the university may purchase daily permits. Permits can be valid up to multiple days, depending on how long the event or visit will last.

Dates Daily as approved by Transportation Services
Locations Select parking garages and surface lots.
Hours Half-day and/or full-day options available.

Daily permits are valid in the assigned lot.

Policy Visitor parking policy.

Daily permits must be ordered online at between two months and two weeks in advance, or purchased in-person within two weeks of the planned event or visit.

Permits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Availability varies and may be limited.

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Short-term permit options may be available for daily, weekly, or monthly parking needs during peak and off-peak hours.

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Peak Parking for Students

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Annual base lot permit - students

The annual base lot permit may be available for some graduate students without employment appointments and some undergraduate students who meet certain criteria.

Learn more about student parking eligibility.

The permit provides parking in an assigned lot during peak hours and is also valid for parking in alternate campus lots during off-peak hours.

Some graduate students may be eligible for a reduced cost base lot permit. Undergraduate students are not eligible for reduced cost permits.

Dates September 1 – August 31
Location Assigned garage or surface lot parking in Lots 34, 41, 46, 59, 67, 75, 76, or 83, plus all yellow lots during off-peak hours. See the campus parking map for lot locations.

Reduced cost base lot permits are only available for graduate students without appointments in Lots 46, 67, 75, 76, and 83.

Hours Lot-specific parking from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Also valid in yellow lots from 4:30 p.m. to 7 a.m., Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Vehicles may not be stored (parked) in a parking facility without exiting for more than 72 hours without  authorization by Transportation Services.

Not valid when a lot is reserved for a special event or closed for construction. Permit holders receive notification and relocation options when a lot is closed.

Policy Parking permit terms and conditions.
Student permit policy.

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UW Accessible permit - students

With proof of a valid, state-issued disabled parking permit, the UW-Accessible permit is available for faculty, staff, students, and retired faculty with employment appointments. The permit provides parking in disabled, unreserved, and ParkMobile stalls (over 30 minutes) across campus during peak and off-peak hours.

Some graduate students may be eligible for a reduced cost UW-Accessible permit. Undergraduate students are not eligible for reduced cost permits.

Dates September 1 – August 31
Locations Garage and surface lot parking across campus in UW-Disabled stalls, WI-DOT stalls, unreserved permit stalls, and ParkMobile stalls over 30 minutes. See the accessible stall parking map for locations.
Hours 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

Vehicles may not be stored (parked) in a parking facility without exiting for more than 72 hours without  authorization by Transportation Services.

Not valid when a lot is reserved for a special event or closed for construction. Permit holders receive notification and relocation options when a lot is closed.

Policy Parking permit terms and conditions.
Student permit policy.
Accessible parking policy.

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Apply in person at a Transportation Services office location with the necessary documentation, or apply online.

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UW-Madison students primarily use alternative transportation to get to and from campus. Peak permits for personal vehicles may be available for students who meet certain criteria. Learn more about eligibility for the student parking program.

For additional parking options, students are also eligible to purchase off-peak, short-term, and motorcycle/moped permits.

Parking assignments on the UW campus are lot-specific and do not allow for travel between classes. Only UW-Accessible permits allow parking in lots across campus.

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Moped and Motorcycle Permits

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Moped permit

With proof of moped registration, moped permits are available for faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, retired faculty, and visitors. Moped permits provide on-campus parking in assigned, all-access, and/or residential moped lots during peak and off-peak hours.

Learn more about moped parking, rules, and regulations.

Dates September 1 – August 31
Locations Lot-specific parking in campus or residential moped lots, plus all-access moped lots in various locations. See the moped parking map for lot locations.
Hours Permits are required in campus moped lots from 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Permits are required in residential moped lots from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Mopeds may not park more than 72 hours without moving unless authorized by Transportation Services.

Permits are not valid when a lot is reserved for a special event or closed for construction. Permit holders receive notification and relocation options when a lot is closed.

Policy Parking permit terms and conditions.
Moped parking policy.

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UW-Accessible moped permit

With proof of moped registration and a state-issued disabled parking permit, moped permits are available for faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, retired faculty, and visitors. The UW-Accessible moped permit provides parking in moped stalls across campus during peak and off-peak hours.

Dates September 1 – August 31
Locations Valid in designated moped stalls across campus. See the moped parking map for lot locations.
Hours Permits are required in campus moped lots from 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Permits are required in residential moped lots from 7:00 a.m. – 11 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Mopeds may not park more than 72 hours without moving without prior authorization from Transportation services.

Permits are not valid when a lot is reserved for a special event or closed for construction. Permit holders receive notification and relocation options when a lot is closed.

Policy Parking permit terms and conditions.
Moped parking policy.
Accessible parking policy.

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Purchase in person with the necessary documentation at a Transportation Services office.

Monthly UW-Accessible moped permit

With proof of moped registration and a state-issued temporary disabled parking permit or physician’s note, monthly accessible moped permits are available for faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, retired faculty, and visitors. The monthly UW-Accessible moped permit provides parking in designated moped stalls across campus during peak and off-peak hours.

Dates Two months with physician’s note, or duration equivalent to temporary state-issued disabled permit.
Locations Valid in designated moped stalls across campus. See the moped parking map for lot locations.
Hours Permits are required in campus moped lots from 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Permits are required in residential moped lots from 7:00 a.m. – 11 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Vehicles may not be stored (parked) in a parking facility without exiting for more than 72 hours without  authorization by Transportation Services.

Permits are not valid when a lot is reserved for a special event or closed for construction. Permit holders receive notification and relocation options when a lot is closed.

Policy Parking permit terms and conditions.
Moped parking policy.
Accessible parking policy.

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Purchase in person with the necessary documentation at a Transportation Services office.

Motorcycle permit

Motorcycle permits are available for faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, retired faculty, and visitors. Motorcycle permits provide parking in designated motorcycle stalls across campus during peak and off-peak hours.

Dates September 1 – August 31
Locations Motorcycle parking stalls across campus. See the motorcycle parking map (PDF) for locations.
Hours Valid in motorcycle stalls across campus from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

Vehicles may not be stored (parked) in a parking facility without exiting for more than 72 hours without  authorization by Transportation Services.

Not valid when a lot is reserved for a special event or closed for construction.

Policy Parking permit terms and conditions.
Motorcycle permit policy.

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Permits for mopeds and motorcycles are flexible, lower-cost options for parking on campus during peak and off-peak hours.

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Department and Vendor Permits

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UW Department Limited permit

Department limited permits provide lot-specific parking for department-owned vehicles. Alternatively, a department limited hangtag may be transferred to multiple vehicles to provide parking for guests who are conducting university business.

Permits may not be purchased for individuals in lieu of an annual base lot permit for their personal vehicle. Permits are not for employees to park closer to their office than their base lot assignment.

Dates September 1 – August 31
Locations Assigned garage or surface lot parking, plus all yellow lots during off-peak hours. See the campus parking map for lot locations.
Hours Lot-specific parking from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Also valid in yellow lots from 4:30 p.m. to 7 a.m., Monday through Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Vehicles may not be stored (parked) in a parking facility without exiting for more than 72 hours without  authorization by Transportation Services.

Not valid when a lot is reserved for a special event or closed for construction. The primary permit holder receives notification and relocation options when a lot is closed, and is responsible for notifying all permit users when relocation is required.

Policy Parking permit terms and conditions.
Department limited permit policy

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UW Department reserved stall

UW departments may secure a constantly reserved parking stall in a specific surface lot or parking garage. Transportation Services will install a sign restricting the use of the stall to the department that purchases the stall.

Dates September 1 – August 31
Locations Specific stall in preferred surface lot or garage.
Hours Stalls are reserved 24 hours/day, 7 days/week in a specific lot with a reserved stall sign posted.

Departments will provide UW-Madison Transportation Services with a list of staff authorized to call and request vehicles parking illegally in reserved stalls to be cited and towed.

Policy Department reserved stall policy.

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Service/Vendor permit

Service/Vendor permits are for UW departments, affiliates, commercial businesses, and private organizations requiring occasional, short-term parking to conduct official university business. Acceptable uses of Service/Vendor permits include attending meetings or trainings, conducting business on different areas of campus, or delivering items across campus.

The Service/Vendor hangtag may be transferred to multiple users and displayed in any department-owned or personal vehicle.

Employees with a personal parking permit (such as a base lot or Flex permit) must display their personal permit along with the Service permit. Flex permit holders must be in paid status while using a Service permit.

Permits may not be purchased for individuals in lieu of an annual base lot permit for their personal vehicle. Service/Vendor permits are not for employees to park closer to their office than their personal  parking permit assignment.

Dates September 1 – August 31
Locations Designated service/vendor parking stalls in garages and surface lots across campus. See locations on the Service/Vendor Parking Map (PDF).
Hours Valid for short-term parking in Service/Vendor stalls from 12:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m., Monday through Sunday.

Permits are not valid when a lot is reserved for a special event or closed for construction. The primary permit holder receives notification and relocation options when a lot is closed, and is responsible for notifying all permit users when relocation is required.

Policy Service/Vendor permit policy.

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A90 construction permit

Contractors or vendors performing work at or near a construction site on campus may be able to obtain an A90 construction permit. A90 permits must be requested through a Facilities Planning & Management project manager.

All contractors or vendors parking on campus must pay for parking as described in the construction permit and staging policyAll vehicles, including personal or company vehicles, must display a valid A90 permit when parked on campus outside of a fenced construction area. Construction vehicles such as backhoes, dump trucks, cranes, etc. are not required to display a permit.

Dates Valid for dates approved by UW Transportation Services
Locations Designated locations at/near construction work zones.
Hours 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Vehicles may not be stored (parked) in a parking facility without exiting for more than 72 hours without  authorization by Transportation Services.

Policy Construction parking permits and staging areas policy.

How to obtain an A90 construction permit

A University of Wisconsin-Madison project manager must contact the Transportation Services Construction & Facility Management unit to request A90 parking permits.

UW Departments

UW-Madison departments and affiliate groups may obtain campus parking permits for department-owned vehicles and/or for business requiring intra-campus travel.

UW departments may provide short-term parking for clients or guests by ordering daily parking permits or requesting validations online.

Vendors

Commercial businesses, private organizations, or contractors providing service or conducting official University business may apply for an on-campus parking permit.

Commercial business or private organizations in need of short-term, weekday parking may also order daily permits online.

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Contact customer service at (608) 263-6667 or customerservice@fpm.wisc.edu.