University of Oregon

Permits

All motor vehicles parked on the University of Oregon campus, except those parked in metered spaces or licensed with State of Oregon 'E' plates, must display a valid University of Oregon parking permit. Vehicles that do not display the proper permit or are improperly parked will be issued a citation.  

METER PARKING
Even if the vehicle displays a valid parking permit, most metered spaces on campus still require monetary payment. There are some metered spaces that are clearly marked for use by vehicles with appropriate parking permits or by individuals who pay for time. Meters are concentrated on 18th Avenue, Agate Street, University Street and Lot 36A. There are also Pay-to-Park spaces available in Lots 15, 17, 29A and on 15th Avenue with two payment locations.  Drivers are responsible for checking the signs and paying as required. Overtime parking in a metered space is a parking violation.   Parking is not permitted at broken meters. The universal indicator of a broken meter is a flashing, circled 'P' with a slash through it. If you locate a broken meter, contact Parking (541) 346-5444 to report the failure.  

PERMIT PARKING 
Applications for parking permits must be submitted to the Department of Parking and Transportation. Complete a student permit application or faculty/staff permit application (.pdf ) before visiting our office to save time or use our online option on the left side of this webpage. The online process is for 9-month or 12-month student daytime or faculty/staff permits, without reserved space accomodation requests.

Faculty/staff parking permits are available for purchase by employees with faculty status and to employees appointed half-time or more in the management and classified service. Graduate teaching fellows must be certified by their department heads or deans to be eligible to purchase a faculty/staff parking permit.

Qualified employees may obtain parking registration materials and instructions from their departmental parking representative or from the Department of Parking and Transportation. The signature of an authorized department representative is required on applications for faculty/staff parking permits. Permit registration must be renewed annually, however vehicles may be removed or added from an account at any time. 

When a permit holder replaces one vehicle with another, he or she should move their permit to the new car and register the new vehicle with the Department of Parking and Transportation.  The former owner of a vehicle is still responsible for that vehicle while it is on campus and any citations, until the owner provides legal documentation to the Department of Parking and Transportation that shows vehicle ownership has been transferred.

Student parking permits are available for purchase by students registered for credit courses at the University of Oregon.

Students may obtain parking registration materials and instructions from the Department of Parking and Transportation, which will verify each applicant's student status. University ID is required to purchase a student permit. Student overnight permits are available to students living in University residential housing and require proof of lease or rental agreement in University housing.  NOTE:  Overnight lots include Lots 52, 53, 54 and 59 only. 

Misrepresenting student status can result in parking privileges being revoked and student disciplinary processes and/or criminal prosecution.

Motorcycle, motor scooter and moped parking permits are available for purchase by students and University faculty and staff. The permit entitles the registered vehicle to park on campus, in spaces specifically designated for motorcycle parking and is an actual permit attached to the vehicle.

Faculty, staff or students who wish to use a motorcycle or other vehicle as stated above, may purchase a locking permit holder, which will enable the user to place their regular Univeristy parking permit on their vehicle and park in spaces they would normally occupy with their car.

Carpool parking permits are available for purchase by groups of three or more individuals who ride to campus together. At least two of the carpool members must be eligible to purchase a faculty/staff permit or a student permit. The carpool permit is mounted on a plastic hang tag that may be used by any vehicle registered by the members of the carpool. While a carpool member's vehicle is parked on campus, the permit must be hung from the rear-view mirror so that it can be easily seen through the windshield.

Applications for carpool permits must be filed in the Department of Parking and Transportation. A printable form for Carpool (.pdf ) is also available.

Further information is located on the carpool parking page.

Temporary and visitor parking permits are available for faculty, staff, students and visitors wishing to park on campus. Permits may be issued for periods of time from one day up to three weeks. The cost is $10.00 per day or $15.00 for overnight.

Commercial parking permits are available for off-campus commercial and business representatives who bring a vehicle to campus at least twice a month to make business transactions. Commercial operations with more than one vehicle may obtain a permit on a plastic hang tag so that it can be used by any one of the operation's vehicles as necessary.

Construction employee parking permits may be available for purchase depending on the nature of the construction contract and the availability of appropriate parking space. If qualified, a contractor having more than one vehicle may have the permit mounted on a plastic hang tag that may be used by any one of the contractor's vehicles when it is parked on campus.

Applications for construction permits are available at the Department of Parking and Transportation or may be part of the construction contract agreement. Construction employee parking permits may be picked up at the Department of Parking and Transportation, or they may be mailed directly to the contractor.

Government vehicle parking permits are available without charge to federal and state governmental agencies doing business on campus that requires employees to bring agency vehicles to campus regularly.

The University allows parking for state owned vehicles that display an "E" license plate. This parking is made available without charge and should be used only while the operator responsible is performing a service for the University.

Emeritus parking permits are available free of charge to University faculty granted emeritus/emeriti status and to other retired University employees whose years of service and continuing connections with the University indicate such a benefit is appropriate. Application for emeriti permits must be made through a University department. Printable application here. (.pdf )

 

PERMIT REFUNDS AND REPLACEMENTS

Permit Refunds

Individuals may return a parking permit to the Department of Parking and Transportation if circumstances change or the permit does not suit their needs. Long term parking permits returned to the Department of Parking and Transportation within 10 days of purchase are eligible for a full refund. Short term permits are eligible for a refund for any unused period. Refund Form (.pdf )

Permit Replacements

A lost parking permit may be replaced for a $37.00 fee. A stolen permit may be replaced if the permit owner provides the Department of Parking and Transportation with a case number from a police report of the crime.  Replacement Affidavit Form (.pdf )

Source: University of Oregon Parking Rules and RegulationsFees