Park - Daily

Gatehouses can issue the following permits:

Daily/Night Permit

The Daily/Night permit provides parking and/or loading and unloading privileges for a single day.

Privileges include:

  • Parking for a specific lot and/or space assigned from a campus gatehouse
  • Loading/unloading in marked load zones for the posted time limit
  • Commercial license plates are required for “Truck Load Only” spaces
  • In/Out rights to the assigned area/space without having to purchase another permit

Limitations include:

  • Non-transferable to any other parking lot/space or person
  • Expire at 7:30 a.m. the following morning
  • May be time limited at the gate for use in parking lots or load zones

The Daily permit is available for purchase from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $15.00.

The Night permit is available for purchase from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon for $5.00. IMPORTANT: The Central Plaza Garage charges a non-refundable $10.00 event rate each evening from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7 a.m. until noon.

U-PASS Carpooling

The U-PASS Carpool permit provides incentive to UW faculty, staff, and students to commute to campus by means other than the single occupant vehicle. U-PASS Carpool permits cost $7.50 for vehicles with two (2) valid U-PASS members; or $5.00 for vehicles with three (3) or more valid U-PASS members. Eligibility for this permit requires all participants to have a valid U-PASS.

Privileges include:

  • Specific lot and/or space assigned from a campus gatehouse
  • Load/unload zones for the posted time limit

Limitations for impromptu carpools include:

  • Nontransferable. Permit valid for original vehicle only.

Motorcycle Permit

The Motorcycle permit provides daily parking for motorized bikes such as motorcycles, scooters etc. as defined in the Washington Administrative Code (WAC). The cost is $5.00.

Privileges include:

  • Valid in any non restricted cycle parking area or space
  • Valid for use in non restricted load zones
  • Valid for return trips to campus the same day

Limitations include:

  • Not valid in restricted cycle area or spaces
  • Expires at 7:30 a.m. the following day


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Hourly Permit

The Inpatient Hourly permit provides flexibility in parking to customers with extenuating circumstances and/or do not have adequate funds to pay the Daily parking rate. Examples of these types of requests are, but not limited to:

  • a life endangering medical emergency where an individual needs immediate medical attention
  • a medical patient who is without sufficient funds to pay in advance where required
  • a patient that is admitted after the kiosks are closed for the day and is in need of a permit
  • hospital night staff who remain at work beyond the time their permit is valid

The customer or department stops at a campus gate house or call the Parking Operations Office at 206-685-1553 (if already parked) to describe the need along with specific vehicle information and location. Parking Operations staff issues the Hourly permit and mail-in envelope or places the items on the vehicle in the field. Payment must be made upon exit or as soon as possible via mail.

Note:The Inpatient Hourly permit accrues fees until the patient is out of the hospital or up to the maximum daily rate according to the circumstances as explained at the time of issuance.

Privileges include:

  • Parking only in the area or space assigned from the gate house
  • Loading/unloading in marked load zones for the posted time limit

Limitations include:

  • Expires at midnight on the date of issue
  • No other Hourly permit may be issued until payment is cleared on the first one
  • Not valid for return trips to campus

Parking Card Permit

The Parking Card permit process starts with a request by the paying department to the Commuter Services Sales and Administration Office. Once the card has been issued the actual permit is generated at a campus gate house each time a Parking Card is presented. The cost is Daily or Night rate depending upon time of entry.

Privileges include:

  • Parking for a specific lot and/or space assigned from a campus gatehouse
  • Loading/unloading in marked load zones for the posted time limit
  • Commercial license plates are required for “Truck Load Only” spaces
  • In/Out privileges to the assigned area / space without having to purchase another permit

Limitations include:

  • Expires at 7:30 a.m. the following morning
  • Non-transferable to any other vehicle or person.
  • May only be used by the person whose name appears on the credit card
  • May only be used for departmentally sponsored business

Child Drop-Off Permit

The Child Drop Off permit provides thirty (30) minutes of complimentary parking to parents or other responsible adults who have mentally or physically handicapped children or well children enrolled in UW research programs. These individuals may receive a parking permit which allows them to use any convenient parking space or load zone to take their child or children into the building or research facility.

Privileges include:

  • Parking for a specific lot and/or space assigned from a campus gatehouse
  • Loading/unloading in marked load zones for the posted time limit
  • Commercial license plates are required for “Truck Load Only” spaces

Limitations include:

  • Non-transferable to any other parking lot/space or person
  • Time limited at the gate for use in parking lots or load zones

Service and Commercial Delivery Permit

The Commercial Delivery permit provides thirty (30) minutes of complimentary parking to individuals delivering goods to campus in unmarked commercial delivery vehicles. The driver must present a UW purchase order, invoice or bill of lading at the gate house. Stays in excess of 30 minutes require the payment of the applicable parking fee. (See Service Permits below)

Privileges include:

  • Parking for a specific lot(s) and/or space assigned from a campus gatehouse
  • Loading/unloading in marked load zones for the posted time limit
  • Commercial license plates are required for “Truck Load Only” spaces

Limitations include:

  • No stopping, standing or obstructing traffic or pedestrian movement on any street, plaza or sidewalk

Service Permit

The Service Permit provides daily parking for non-affiliated UW contract on campus to perform service or maintenance. These permits are sold at the standard daily parking rate. Please note: these permits do not allow parking in designated Load Zones for any amount longer than the time designated.

Complete the Service Permit Approval form and submit electronically to Procurement Services contracting staff. Contact Procurement Customer Service at pcshelp@uw.edu for assistance in identifying the appropriate contracting team to request approval.

Download the form

Press/Media Permit

The Press/Media permit provides complimentary parking to members of the press who are on campus to pursue a story. Occupants of unmarked press vehicles must provide acceptable ID to verify their occupation. Acceptable forms of ID include: Working Press credentials or a business cards with photo ID.

Privileges include:

  • Parking for a specific lot(s) and/or space assigned from a campus gatehouse
  • Loading/unloading in marked load zones for the posted time limit
  • Commercial license plates are required for “Truck Load Only” spaces

Limitations include:

  • No stopping, standing or obstructing traffic or pedestrian movement on any street, plaza or sidewalk

Official Permit

The Official permit provides complimentary parking to utility meter readers and other city, county or state agencies making inspections in marked vehicles, Law Enforcement Officers on official business, rental vehicles used as university vehicles and presenting UW Fleet Services rental agreement and mortuary vehicles performing duties.

Privileges include:

  • Parking for a specific lot(s) and/or space assigned from a campus gatehouse
  • Loading/unloading in marked load zones for the posted time limit
  • Commercial license plates are required for “Truck Load Only” spaces

Limitations include:

  • No stopping, standing or obstructing traffic or pedestrian movement on any street, plaza or sidewalk

Out of Area Permit

The Out of Area permit provides complimentary parking to UW employee parking permit holders in an area outside of their regularly assigned lot or overflow lot for work-related meetings, classes and duties that require proximity parking. Parking Specialists will request to see an appropriately marked commuter ticket or valid employee permit, and active Husky card, prior to issuance . If the request exceeds three consecutive days Parking Specialists may refer the permit holder to the Permit Sales and Administration Office to find an alternative option. Students with valid daytime parking permits are assigned a single parking lot and are not be able to obtain Out-Of-Area permits from campus gatehouses before 4pm. After 4 p.m., when parking availability increases, students with valid daytime parking permits, except for E18 permits, may park in unrestricted parking lots. Students with AVI cards may use unrestricted areas but must stop at a campus gatehouse to receive an Out-Of-Area permit to display. Note: Daytime quarterly, annual, short term or commuter ticket permit holders may also park in unrestricted lots after 4 p.m. Please be sure to check the signage upon entry.

Privileges include:

  • Parking for a specific lot and/or space assigned from a campus gatehouse
  • Loading/unloading in marked load zones for the posted time limit
  • Commercial license plates are required for “Truck Load Only” spaces
  • In/Out rights to the assigned area / space without having to purchase another permit

Limitations include:

  • Non-transferable to any other parking lot/space or person
  • Based on daily availability per requested lot.
  • For occasional use and not intended for every day use.
  • Expires at 7:30 a.m. the following morning
  • May be time limited at the gate for use in parking lots or load zones

Alternate Vehicle Permit

The Alternate Vehicle permit provides UW faculty, staff and student permit holders who qualify, a temporary one day replacement permit should they be without their assigned permit. Please note that commuter tickets holders are ineligible for this permit. If the request exceeds three consecutive days Parking Specialists refer the permit holder to the Permit Sales and Administration Office to find suitable resolution.

Privileges include:

  • Parking for a specific lot and/or space assigned from a campus gatehouse
  • Loading/unloading in marked load zones for the posted time limit
  • Commercial license plates are required for “Truck Load Only” spaces
  • In/Out privileges to the assigned area / space without having to purchase another permit

Limitations include:

  • Non-transferable to any other parking lot/space or person
  • Expires at 7:30 a.m. the following morning
  • May be time limited at the gate for use in parking lots or load zones
  • Quarterly or annual carpool permits are ineligible for this permit