Rates

Transportation Services Rates

Refer to the charts below for permit and visitor parking rates, fines, and administrative fees. Permit and pass rates are prorated monthly.

2023-24 Rate Chart (PDF)
2023-24 Program & Rate Changes Brief (PDF)

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2023-24 Parking Permit and Pass Rates

wdt_ID SORT (Hide) Permit or Pass Type Lot(s) or Locations 2023-2024 Rates Product Details More Information
1 1 Madison Metro bus pass N/A $48 Direct purchases available in eBusiness purchasing portal starting August 1, 2023. Employee bus pass program
2 2 Madison Metro bus pass for UW-affilliated employees N/A Rate as set by affiliate UW-Madison affiliated employees obtain bus pass from employer. UW-Madison affiliated employers include: UW Health, UW Foundation, WARF/WICell, Alumni Association, WI Crop Improvement Association, WI Historical Society. Employee bus pass program
3 3 Park and ride permit Lot 202 $298 Submit annual permit application to Transportation Services. Park and ride program
4 4 Base lot permit - Level 1 Lot specific in 2, 4, 12, 16, 19, 33, 34, 35, 37, 39, 40, 41, 44, 45, 48, 50, 51, 53, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 64, 65, 68, 69, 72, 81, 86, 87, 91, 92, 93, 94, 106, 112, 123, 124, 125, 127, 130, 131, OR 134 $944 Submit annual permit application to Transportation Services. Permit types and information
5 5 Base lot permit - Level 2 Lot specific in 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 36, 38, 46, 55, 63, 67, 74, 75, 76, 80, 82, 83, 85, 95, 101, 102, 105, 107, 109, 110, 114, 115, 116, 120, 132, 133, 135, 136, 137, 138, OR 139 $1,350 Submit annual permit application to Transportation Services. Permit types and information
6 6 Reduced cost annual base lot permit** Available in any parking lot where Level 1 and Level 2 annual base lot permits are offered. $618 UW employees with qualifying salaries, including graduate students with HR appointments, are automatically considered for a reduced cost base lot permit assignment in the annual permit application process. Graduate and professional students without an HR appointment apply through student parking application process. Reduced cost permit program
7 7 UW-Accessible permit Valid in UW-Disabled, WI-DOT disabled, unreserved, and timed parking stalls (over 30 minutes) across campus. $944 Issued with proof of a valid Wisconsin Department of Transportation disabled permit or placard. Submit annual permit application to Transportation Services. Accessible parking information
8 8 UW Accessible reduced cost permit** Valid in UW-Disabled, WI-DOT disabled, unreserved, and timed parking stalls (over 30 minutes) across campus. $618 Issued with proof of a valid Wisconsin Department of Transportation disabled permit or placard. Applicants are automatically considered for the reduced cost program. Submit annual permit application to Transportation Services. Accessible parking information
9 9 Flex permit 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 91
Flex Gated permit: $12 up front; Pay-per-use
Flex Surface permit: Pay-per-use
Refer to Flex rate chart
Flex parking is pay-per-use. Refer to Flex rate chart below for rate schedules in specific lots. Submit annual permit application to Transportation Services. Flex parking program
10 10 Business alternate permit Lot availability varies 1/3 of annual base lot rate Justification and UTC approval required. Submit business alternate request along with application for eligible annual permit types (annual base lot or Flex). Permit types and information
11 11 Lot 76 Quick Pass Lot 76 $60 / 5 days Valid for 5 days of parking at a $12 flat rate in Lot 76. Direct purchases available in eBusiness purchasing portal starting August 1, 2023. Permit types and information
12 12 Afternoon permit Valid at any of Lot 7, 16, 17, 20, 29, 34, 36, 67, 76, AND 83 $283 Allows parking 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. Monday - Friday, and all day Saturday/Sunday in all valid locations. Not valid during special events. Direct purchases available in eBusiness purchasing portal starting August 1, 2023. Permit types and information
13 13 Afternoon permit - Lot 75 Lot 75 $328 Allows parking 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m. Monday - Friday, and all day Saturday/Sunday in Lot 75 only. Direct purchases available in eBusiness purchasing portal starting August 1, 2023. Permit types and information
14 14 Night permit - surface lots Valid at any of Lot 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 18, 21, 30, 33, 44, 51, 81, 85, 87, 91, AND 92 $133 Allows parking 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. Monday - Friday, and all day Saturday/Sunday in all valid locations. Direct purchases available in eBusiness purchasing portal starting August 1, 2023. Permit types and information
15 14 Night permit - garage-specific Lot 6, 7, 17, 20, 23, 27, 29, 36, 38, 46, 67, 76, 80, 83, OR 95 $46 Allows parking 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. Monday - Friday, and all day Saturday/Sunday in assigned garage only. Direct purchases available in eBusiness purchasing portal starting August 1, 2023. Permit types and information
16 15 Night permit - Lot 75 Lot 75 $56 Allows parking 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 a.m. Monday - Friday, and all day Saturday/Sunday in Lot 75 only. Direct purchases available in eBusiness purchasing portal starting August 1, 2023. Permit types and information
17 16 Semester permit - Fall 2023** Lot 17, 29, 36, 46, 67, 75, 76, OR 83 $259 The semester permit is a reduced cost parking permit. Valid in assigned lot September 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023. Availability varies and may be limited. Available for in-person purchase starting August 22, 2023. Reduced and low-cost options page
18 17 Semester permit - Spring 2024** Lot 17, 29, 36, 46, 67, 75, 76, OR 83 $259 The semester permit is a reduced cost parking permit. Valid in assigned lot January 1, 2024 - August 31, 2024. Availability varies and may be limited. Available for in-person purchase starting December 6, 2023. Reduced and low-cost options page
19 18 Motorcycle permit Allows parking in motorcycle stalls across campus. $143 Refer to motorcycle parking map located at the permit types and information link below. Direct purchases available in eBusiness purchasing portal starting August 1, 2023. Permit types and information
20 19 Moped permit Lot-specific in UW moped parking lots. Also valid in all-access moped lots. $143 Direct purchases available in eBusiness purchasing portal. Moped parking page
21 20 E-scooter permit Allows parking in lots with e-scooter stalls across campus. $73 Direct purchases available in eBusiness purchasing portal. Permit types and information
22 21 Department limited permit Available in parking lots where Level 1 and Level 2 annual base lot permits are offered. Lot rate Department limited hangtag may be transferred among university-owned and personal vehicles. Limited to a specific lot. Departments apply using the department permit application located at the "Permit types and information" link below. Permit types and information
23 22 Department service permit Signed service/vendor stalls in parking lots across campus $1,350 Hangtag may be transferred among university-owned and personal vehicles to conduct official university business only. Only valid in service/vendor permit stalls. Departments apply using the department permit application located at the "Permit types and information" link below. Permit types and information
24 23 Department reserved stall Lot availability varies $500 + cost of lot Departments may reserve a specific parking stall 24/7 in a specific lot or ramp. Departments apply using the department reserved stall application located at the "Permit types and information" link below. Justification required. Permit types and information
25 24 Vendor service permit Valid in service/vendor stalls in lots across campus. $1,745 Commercial businesses or private organizations providing service or conducting official University business may purchase parking on campus. Vendors apply using the vendor permit application located at the "Permit types and information" link below. Permit types and information
26 25 Monthly permit - Level 1 Limited availability in Level 1 lots $100 Available for in-person purchase at a Transportation Services office. Permit types and information
27 26 Monthly permit - Level 2 Limited availability in Level 2 lots $130 Available for in-person purchase at a Transportation Services office. Permit types and information
28 27 Monthly temporary UW-Accessible permit Valid in UW-Disabled, WI-DOT disabled, unreserved, and timed parking stalls (over 30 minutes) across campus $100 Issued with written notification from a physician or proof of a valid WI-DOT temporary disabled permit. Available for in-person purchase at a Transportation Services office with required documentation. Accessible parking information
29 28 Monthly park and ride permit Lot 202 $30 Available for in-person purchase at a Transportation Services office. Park and ride program
30 29 Daily permit - half day or full day Lot availability varies $9 / $15 Available for in-person purchase at a Transportation Services office, or purchase in advance with the value permit order form located on the Visitor Parking page link below. Visitor parking
31 30 Night visitor permit Lot availability varies $5 Valid 4:30 pm - midnight. Available for in-person purchase at a Transportation Services office, or purchase in advance with the value permit order form located on the Visitor Parking page link below. Visitor parking
32 31 Timed parking stalls (pay-by-cell) Refer to the timed parking stall map for locations $1.50 / hour Pay with the third-party ParkMobile payment app and posted zone code. Locate timed parking stalls with the map located at the link below. Timed parking map
33 32 Special event parking passes As posted Varies by event Available for day-of event parking at lots reserved by Transportation Services Event parking
34 33 Reserved bag "meters" - all day Lot availability varies $20 / day Contact customer service at (608) 263-6667 Contact Transportation Services
35 30 Monthly accessible moped permit Valid in moped stalls across campus $15 Issued with proof of a valid Wisconsin Department of Transportation disabled permit or placard. Available for in-person purchase at a Transportation Services office with required documentation. Accessible parking options
36 38 Flex accessible permit Valid in UW-Disabled, WI-DOT disabled, unreserved, and timed parking stalls (over 30 minutes) across campus. Pay-per-use
Refer to Flex rate chart
Issued with proof of a valid Wisconsin Department of Transportation disabled permit or placard. Available for in-person purchase at a Transportation Services office with required documentation. Accessible parking information

**Reduced cost parking options available for most UW employees and UW graduate and professional students with a gross hourly pay rate less than $18.72. UW Hospital and Clinics employees may also be eligible.

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Visitor Parking Rates

Daytime visitor rate

$1 per 30 minutes – first 3 hours
$1 per hour thereafter
$15 daytime session maximum

wdt_ID Lot Number Daytime Visitor Rate Days and Times
1 Lot 17, 20, 36, 76 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:29 p.m.
2 Lot 7 Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. - 4:29 p.m.
3 Lot 6, 27, 29, 46, 67, 80, 83 Monday - Sunday, 7 a.m. - 4:29 p.m.
4 Lot 63, 75 Monday - Sunday, 7 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.

Surface lots

Visitors must be in paid status with Parkmobile when parked in timed pay-by-phone stalls during the lot’s hours of control. Daytime and evening/weekend visitor rates apply. Refer to the parking lot sign for hours of control.

Evening/weekend visitor rate

$1 per hour
$5 evening session maximum
No charge when rates are not in effect

wdt_ID Lot Number Evening/Weekend Rate Days and Times
1 Lot 17, 20, 36, 76 Monday - Friday, 4:30 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
2 Lot 7 Monday - Saturday, 4:30 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
3 Lot 6, 27, 29, 46, 67, 80, 83 Monday - Sunday, 4:30 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
4 Lot 63, 75 Monday - Sunday, Midnight - 6:59 a.m.

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Flex Parking Rates

Flex daytime rate

$0.80 per 30 minutes – first 3 hrs
$0.80 per hour thereafter
$12 daily session maximum

Flex evening/weekend rate

$0.80 per hour
$4 evening/weekend session maximum
No charge when rates are not in effect

Flex daytime and evening/weekend rates are effective in the lots, days, and times listed in the table. Flex rates are applied at point of purchase in eBusiness or ParkMobile. For more information, visit the Flex parking webpage.

Lot Number Time Weekdays Sat Sun
6, 29, 46, 67, 83 7 am - 4:29 pm Daytime rate Daytime rate
4:30 pm - 11:59 pm Evening rate Evening rate
12:00 am - 6:59 am No charge No charge
7 7 am - 4:29 pm Daytime rate Daytime rate No charge
4:30 pm - 11:59 pm Evening rate Evening rate No charge
12:00 am - 6:59 am No charge No charge
2, 16, 51, 38, 91, 95 7 am - 4:29 pm Daytime rate Evening rate
4:30 pm - 11:59 pm Evening rate Evening rate
12:00 am - 6:59 am No charge No charge
17, 36, 76 7 am - 4:29 pm Daytime rate No charge
4:30 pm - 11:59 pm Evening rate No charge
12:00 am - 6:59 am No charge No charge
34, 39, 41, 59, 60, 64, 82 7 am - 4:29 pm Daytime rate No charge
4:30 pm - 11:59 pm No charge No charge
12:00 am - 6:59 am No charge No charge
75 7 am - 4:29 pm Daytime rate Daytime rate
4:30 pm - 11:59 pm Daytime rate Daytime rate
12:00 am - 6:59 am Evening rate Evening rate

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Administrative Fees

wdt_ID Description of Fee Rate
1 Lost/stolen permit or bicycle cage/locker key replacement fee $70
2 Lost/stolen bus pass replacement fee $25
3 Permit exchange fee $25
4 Returned check fee (NSF Administrative Fee) $25
5 Bicycle Locker $85 / year
6 Bicycle cage $65 / year
7 Plexiglass motorcycle / convertible permit holder $5
8 RFID blocking permit sleeve No charge
9 Lost ticket fee for campus parking structures $20
10 Flex daily pass - valid in assigned lot $12

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Citations and Fines

wdt_ID More Information Parking Citation Rate
1 No additional information Improper display of permit $40
2
- No payment
- Expired meter
- Parking at inoperable meter
Parking meter violations $30
3
- Parking without permit
- Expired permit
- Improper permit for area
- No Flex pay-by-phone record
Permit violations $40
4
- Landscaped area
- Not legal space
Parking in a No Parking Area (General) $40
5
- Blocking fire lane, bike lane, dumpster, roadway, exit/drive aisle, sidewalk, or access ramp
- Blocking other vehicles
Parking in a no Parking Area (Safety) $50
6
- Disabled stall violation
- Blocking disabled access aisle
Disabled parking violations $200
7
No additional information
Invalid / Missing License Plate $40
8
- Overtime violation
- Oversized or undersized vehicle violation
- Reserved stall / Service stall
- Electric vehicle charging stall
- Vehicle in a motorcycle stall
- Snow route & plowing area
Disregarding a parking control sign $40
9
- Parking without payment of daily fee
- Bypassing gates to avoid payment
- Tailgating vehicle into or out of facility
- Allowing another person to use parking permit
- Improper access through exit or entrance
Garage / Ramp violations $50
10
- Occupying two spaces
- Parking against flow of traffic
Improper parking $50
11
No additional information
Use or display of lost / stolen or counterfeit annual permit $500
12
No additional information
Use or display of lost / stolen or counterfeit temporary permit $200
13
Parking two vehicles on campus at the same time
Double permit violation $40
14
No additional information
Vehicle tow fee (car, truck, moped, motorcycle) $130
15
No additional information
E-scooter tow fee $70
16
No additional information
Suspension fee $15
17
For citations not paid within 10 calendar days of issuance
Late penalty fee $10

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