Transportation Services Business Policies


The University of Wisconsin Transportation Services operates within the guidlines of the Business Policy Manual. This manual is reviewed and updated by UW Transportation Services each year, and is publicly available below for your convenience. Additional relevant University Policies are also available below.


Permit rates are prorated throughout the parking year, September 1 to August 31.

Transportation Services Policies


Accessible Permit Policy
ADA Parking Accommodation Requests
Afternoon Parking Permit Policy
Alternative Transportation Options
Annual Application Process Policy
Annual Baselot Permit Policy
Bicycle Parking Policy
Business Alternate Permit Policy
Bus Pass Policy
Carpool Permit Policy
Carpool Registration Policy
Citation Policy
Citation Appeal Policy
Construction Permit & Staging Policy
Daily Visitor Policy
Department Permit Policy
Department Reserved Parking Stall
Electric Vehicle Charging Policy
Emergency Ride Home Policy
Emeriti Options
Flex Parking Permit Policy
Government Permit Policy
Lost/Stolen Replacement Permit Policy
Lot Full Alternate Parking
Lot Waiting Lists
Metro Bus Material Transport Policy
Moped Parking Policy
Motorcycle Parking
Night Permit Policy
Park and Ride Permit Policy
Payment/Refund/Cancellation Policy
Policy Development/Approval Process
Press Parking Permit Policy
Parking Priority Policy
Priority Percentile Calculations Policy
Sabbatical/Leave of Absence Policy
State Vanpool Permit
Student Annual Permit Policy
Temporary Permits
Unit Transportation Coordinator Policy
UW Systems All-Campus Permit Policy
Vendor Permit Policy

UW-Madison Smoke-Free Policy

The current UW-Madison Smoke-Free Policy went into effect in 2016 and includes electronic smoking devices, buildings, parking ramps, and vehicles.

Damage to Vehicles on Campus

The University assumes no responsibility or liability for loss from theft, or damage to vehicles operated or parked on campus. Vehicles include any mode of transportation approved to park on campus including but not limited to cars, trucks, motorcycles, mopeds, bicycles, etc.

In accordance with State Statues 895.46 & 893.82, damages to personal vehicles while parked in a University lot or ramp are not covered by the University's insurance unless the damage is a direct result of negligence. Damages that are not covered include equipment malfunctions, wind, vandalism, etc.


If your vehicle is damaged (especially as a result of vandalism) contact UW Police at 264-COPS to file a report and then contact your insurance carrier.


If you have confirmation that your vehicle was damaged by a University owned vehicle, contact Risk Management at (608) 262-8926.

Campus Large Truck Policy

Transportation Services, Space Management, Physical Plant, Materials Distribution Services (MDS), Wisconsin Union and University Housing drafted a pilot policy to reduce large truck traffic within campus boundaries.