Frequently Asked Questions
How will I know when I receive a parking offer?
The Parking Services office will send you an email notification when you get a parking assignment offer.
I tried to add myself to a waitlist but nothing populates for parking lots?
University employees who hold a position that is 50% or better and classified as permanent (as opposed to temporary) is eligible to be a waitlist for qualifying parking lots.
I have a parking permit and would like to be able to let my neighbor use the permit on days when I am not working-is this OK?
Parking permits are not transferrable and may not be used by any other person. This may result in citations and may also result in the revocation of parking privileges.
I am on a parking waitlist and went down on the list-why did this happen?
An employee's seniority date is the primary factor for determining their position on a parking lot or facility's waitlist. If an employee with more seniority than yours is added or removed from a
Who decides the answers to citation appeals?
Student appeals are heard by the Student Appeals Committee-this is comprised of University of Iowa students that are independent of the Parking and Transportation Department.
How do I obtain a temporary disability parking accommodation?
The University has a formal process in place for temporary disability parking accommodations. The Physician form must be completed and turned into the Parking Office.
Can I pay for my employee parking permit through payroll deductions?
Qualifying employees that work over 50% time and are in a permanent appointment (paid monthly) are eligible for pre-tax payroll deductions.
The parking lot I normally park in is full, where should I park?
Drive to the nearest open surface lot and display your permit when parked.
I have a student decal permit-can I do a call in if I drove a different car?
Students with a valid parking permit in their name for the following areas can complete a call in: Finkbine (lot 65), Hawkeye Commuter (Lot 85), Hancher (lot 55), Myrtle (Lot 48) or Hawkeye Storage
What happens if I forget to display my employee parking placard?
Parking Services offers a courtesy program for permit holders who forgot to display their parking permit – the “Call-In” program.