As of August 1, 2021, your license plate is your parking permit.

What is LPR?

License Plate Recognition (LPR) is a technology that associates a parking permit to a license plate instead of displaying a sticker decal or hangtag. Parking enforcement vehicles have cameras installed that scan the license plates of parked vehicles facing the drive lane. The cameras read license plates automatically and verify if a permit is valid for the scanned vehicle.

LPR increases parking efficiency on campus, provides convenience for the parking customer and greatly reduces the amount of paper and plastic waste produced. With few exceptions, students, faculty and staff will no longer need to affix decals or hang permits in their vehicles or pay to have a lost permit replaced.

Vehicle License Plate Registration

Students, faculty and staff can access the Parking Portal to add, edit or delete vehicles from their account. All vehicles parked on campus must be registered online for License Plate Recognition no later than July 31, 2021 to avoid receiving a citation.

For step-by-step instructions on how to add vehicles and license plates to your account please see the Parking Portal Info page. To ensure you have your vehicle information readily available prior to registration, take a picture of your license plate to use as a personal reference. Customers are responsible for the accuracy of the license plate and vehicle information in the parking portal at the time a permit is issued.

Multiple Vehicles

Faculty / Staff

Faculty and staff can register up to three vehicles on one permit. Of the three linked vehicles, only one may be parked on campus at a time to avoid receiving a citation. Motorcycles are not considered one of your vehicles and are accommodated under a separate motorcycle permit.

You can access the Parking Portal anytime to add or remove vehicles (including rentals) from your permit. Instructions on how to add, amend or remove vehicles can be found on the Parking Portal Information page.

Students

Students may only register one vehicle per permit. You can access the Parking Portal anytime to add or remove vehicles from your account and/or permit.

Enforcement and Parking

Vehicle license plates are now parking permits! Anyone who parks on campus must have a valid permit and link their vehicle(s) to their account.

Customers are responsible for the accuracy of the license plate and vehicle information in the parking portal at the time a permit is issued. Citations will be issued to the vehicle owner if inaccurate license plate information is self-reported in the parking portal or parking enforcement staff are unable to scan a license plate when the vehicle is parked.  License plates must face the drive lane to be scanned for compliance. For example, if your vehicle does not have a front license plate, you cannot back into a parking stall and be scanned by the enforcement vehicle. The rear license plate must face the drive lane.

Family Shared Vehicle

If two family members share vehicles and each has a permit, both vehicles can be registered to both accounts, and both vehicles may be parked on campus at the same time in their assigned lots.

For example, if one person has a Lot 43 permit and the other has a Lot 55 permit, only one vehicle may park in Lot 43 at one time. Then only one car can park in Lot 55 at one time. If both cars were found in Lot 55 at the same time, both cars would receive a citation.

Temporary Plates

Temporary, paper license plates on new vehicles need to be registered online and linked to an individual's permit to avoid receiving a citation. Once a permanent plate has been obtained, it should be added to the permit online. The temporary plate should then be removed from both the permit and the parking profile.

For step-by-step instructions on how to add a temporary vehicle to your account please see the Parking Portal Info page.

Rental or Loaner Vehicles

As is the case with any other vehicle, rental or loaner vehicles need to be registered online and linked to an individual's permit. When the rental/loaner vehicle has been returned and is no longer in use, the information for the rental/loaner vehicle should be removed from both the permit and the parking profile as it may used and parked on campus by a different driver in the future.  Citations received on rental or loaner vehicles are the responsibility of the permit holder while attached to their account. 

For step-by-step instructions on how to add a temporary vehicle to your account please see the Parking Portal Info page.

Motorcycles

Motorcycles will continue to be issued physical permits to display and must park in designated motorcycle zones. You will need to add the motorcycle license plate information under your motorcycle permit through the online parking portal. Due to the volume of motorcycle makes and models available, select "Other" if your motorcycle is not included in our vehicle database.

Data Collection and Management

Vehicle information collected by the LPR cameras is routed to secure servers and is not shared with other departments or outside agencies. For full details about the LPR data collection, please see the LPR Data Use and Privacy Policy.