Employee Parking Facilities

Employee Parking Info

Employee Parking

The University of Iowa employs more than 18,000 full-time employees. Parking for these employees is provided in more than 60 different parking facilities around campus. Many employees choose to take advantage of our commuter programs which includes discounted bus passes (for use on either the Iowa City or Coralville Transit systems) or the Van Pool program (if you live outside the metro area). The University also provides more than 5,000 bicycle parking spaces around campus should you choose to bike to work.

Employees who choose to park on campus will need to meet eligibility criteria as outlined in the Faculty/Staff Parking Assignment Policy and place their name on lot-specific waiting lists.  Resident and Fellow Physicians participating in UIHC's Graduate Medical Education Program (GME) are supported by a separate GME parking program. For information on where parking facilities are located, view Parking Map

You can review specific features and prices of the various permit types listed here. 

Permit Types
Permit Types
Ramp Reserved
Parking Permit A
Parking Permit B
Commuter Lots
Carpool Sticker
Support Services Building (SSB)
Night and Weekend (NW)
Motorcycle Parking


To place your name on a wait list go to your Self Service site, click on Parking and Travel, then My Parking, then My Parking Wait List.  After submitting your requests, validation happens instantly and employees can see their ranking immediately.  At any time you may review your place on a list by returning to the Self Service site and reviewing your information.

Permanent full-time employees 50% or greater paid monthly are eligible for Payroll Deduction. Employees who are eligible for payroll deduction will have their monthly parking permit charge deducted on a pre-tax basis. Payroll deductions are assessed one month after actual parking usage.  For example, if you receive your permit on August 5th, your deduction will be on your September 1st check.  If you get your permit on or afterAugust 16th, a month and a half deduction will go on your October 1st check. 

If you no longer need or wish to cancel your permit, please return the permit and access card to our office.  Parking charges will continue to be assessed until permits and access cards are physically turned in and received by our office.  Refunds, if applicable, will be provided as shown on the refund schedule listed below. 

Parking and Transportation also supports night and weekend parking options.  The Night and Weekend (NW) permit is not lot-specific and does not require the use of a waiting list.


Employee Permit Pro-Rated Refund Schedule

Employee Permit Pro-Rated Refund Schedule
Permit Type Monthly Fee Pro-Rated Refund Pro-Rated Refund
    (cancel permit by the 15th of the month) (cancel permit after the 15th of the month)
Ramp Reserved $110 50% refund or $55.00 No refund, pays full monthly fee
Parking Permit A $62 50% refund or $31.00 No refund, pays full monthly fee
Parking Permit B $49 50% refund or $24.50 No refund, pays full monthly fee
Commuter $27 50% refund or $13.50 No refund, pays full monthly fee
Support Services Building (SSB) $17 50% refund or $8.50 No refund, pays full monthly fee
Night and Weekend (NW) $17 50% refund or $8.50 No refund, pays full monthly fee
Motorcycle $14 50% refund or $7.00 No refund, pays full monthly fee