Annual Parking Permit FAQ
- Where can I buy a permit?
Permits for the 2022 Spring Semester are now available online at unco.thepermitstore.com
- Do I need to purchase a permit to park on campus?
Yes, permits are required to park in all lots on campus. UNC does not offer free parking.
- What's the difference between a Student Annual Permit and a Commuter Permit?
Student Annual Permits are valid in all student lots on campus. We recommend these permits to any student who is living on campus. Student Annual Permits cost $285 for the full academic year or $200 for the spring semester.
Commuter Permits are only valid in Y Lot. We recommend a Commuter Permit to students who are not living on campus, but all students are eligible to purchase a Commuter Permit. Commuter Permits cost $180 for the full academic year or $119 for the spring semester.
All students are eligible for both permits.
- How do I pay for my student permit?
Student permits, both Student Annual and Commuter, will automatically be added to student bills. Parking Services does not accept credit, debit, check or cash for student permits unless otherwise stated.
- What's the difference between a Faculty/Staff Annual Permit and a Commuter Permit?
Faculty/Staff Annual Permits are valid in all lots on campus with the exception of S Lot, which is a student only lot. Faculty/Staff Annual Permits cost $320 for the full academic year.
Commuter Permits are only valid in Y Lot. We recommend a Commuter Permit to anyone looking for a cheaper permit option, as all students and employees are eligible to purchase a Commuter Permit. Commuter Permits cost $180 for the full academic year.
- How do Faculty/Staff members pay for a parking permit?
All Faculty/Staff permits must be purchased by credit or debit card. The 2018 Tax Cut and Jobs Act disallowed payroll deductions for parking permits along with other qualified transportation fringe benefits.
Faculty/Staff have the option of paying for their permit annually or monthly. When purchasing a monthly permit, a $10 set up fee will be applied at time of purchase and your card will be charged monthly on the 15th.
If we find monthly permits with a delinquent balance, the permit will be disabled and you will be responsible for any citations received while the permit is deactivated. Once the balance is paid in full and we have been notified, the permit will be reactivated.
- Can I still get a SK or CK permit?
As of August 2020, Parking Services has eliminated K permits. Employees will be able to park in KW with a Faculty/Staff permit and students will be able to park in KE with a Student Annual Permit.
- If I order the wrong permit, can I change it?
After your permit has been shipped, you will not be able to change your permit order, so please evaluate your permit needs closely before you request a permit.
- What should I do if I accidentally enter incorrect vehicle information when ordering
If you enter the incorrect vehicle information, please contact Parking Services with the correct information and we will be able to update it in our system.
- How do I get my permit?
All permits will be mailed to the address you enter; please make sure you enter the most accessible mailing address. Permits will not be available for pick up in the Parking Services office. If you do not receive your permit two weeks after purchasing, please contact Parking Services.
- How long will it take for me to get my permit in the mail?
Permits are expected to be delivered 8-21 days from purchase. While you wait for your permit to arrive, please display the three week temporary permit that has been emailed to you on your dashboard. If after the 21st day you have not received your permit, please contact Parking Services.
- Can I purchase a permit at any point in the year?
- What do I do if I get a ticket?