Parking and Transportation supports on-campus, business-only mobility by maintaining a range of University Department Permits. These permits, sold only to University departments, are intended to allow employee access across campus for servicing buildings, providing fleet vehicle storage in public or gated facilities and conducting University business in various locations across campus. More information about University Department Permits can be found in the Parking and Transportation Regulations.
Effective August 1, 2021, Parking and Transportation will no longer issue physical permits for most permit types. Parking permits are virtual, your license plate is your permit. Departments will need to submit and maintain current license plates for each employee or University vehicle who will use a University Department Permit.
Department administrators can use the Department Parking Portal to enter and maintain license plate and permit information. The Department Parking Portal can be accessed in the main customer Parking Portal page. Visit the Parking Portal Info page to learn more about navigating the Department Parking Portal.
For University department customers, Departmental Business Placards (DBP), Service Vehicle Zone Placards and Pentacrest Service Drive Placards will remain physical permits that must be displayed on the dashboard when in use. These placard types will be valid for two years, or August 2021 through July 2023.
All departmental permit fees can be found on the Rates page. All departmental permits require annual payment with University MFK(s), and accounts will automatically be charged the applicable annual permit fee. Parking and Transportation will provide annual notice to department permit contacts about rate and/or program changes. Departments will need to cancel permits in order to stop charges.
Citations for Departmental Permits
Citations may be issued to University vehicles and personal vehicles using University Department Permits if found in violation of these regulations. Citations are the responsibility of the employee using the University Department Permit. As such, departments should share the Parking and Transportation Regulations with their employees, in addition to keeping track of all permits assigned to their employees. Random audits may occur to help Parking & Transportation identify and educate those improperly using departmental permits.
Department Permit Types
Department Permit Types
The Departmental Business Placard (DBP) program supports on-campus, business-only mobility for a limited number of employees. The program placards provide access to a range of university parking facilities. Each placard contains an embedded proximity access card for use at qualifying gated parking facilities. See the Department Business Placard page for more information.
The Service Vehicle Zone placard is intended to facilitate parking for employees and vendors who have frequent, daily campus business at multiple campus locations while using their personal vehicles. Service Vehicle Zone placards are valid only in posted University Service Vehicle Zones.
Pentacrest Service Drive placards are required to park along in the service drive on the Pentacrest by Jessup Hall and MacLean Hall. Pentacrest Service Drive placards are for use by departments of vendors in transacting University business only.
Departmental permits are required for University fleet vehicle storage in specific gated or Public Parking facilities, as space is available. Departmental permits are specific to one lot or ramp and do not receive additional parking privileges.
Service master access cards provide access to gated parking facilities. They are limited to University and City/Area emergency and first responders and facility/utility maintenance vehicles to provide facility service.