Students who drive or park a vehicle on campus must purchase a permit from Parking and Transportation Services (PTS). To park within the campus boundaries, a proper permit must be displayed as required. Purchase of a surface lot permit (A, C, M, N) does not assure a parking space in a specific lot. Purchase of a garage permit (R or S) generally assures an unassigned parking space in the garage in which it is valid. If you need to use a car, there is no free parking on campus aside from signed 30-minute loading zones. Everywhere else requires either a permit or payment of a fee to park.
Students are eligible for the following types of parking permits:
- Class C (surface student) parking permits are available to all students enrolled at the University. The fee is $169 for the year. This permit allows parking in C and Longhorn lots.
- Class C+ (surface student plus night garage access) parking permits are available to all students enrolled at the University. The fee is $253 per year. This permit allows parking in C and Longhorn lots. It also allows parking in university garages, within the limits given for night garage access (N+) permits below.
- Class D (students with disabilities) parking permits are available to qualifying students with disabilities. The fee is $169 for the year. This permit requires display of a valid state-issued ADA license plate or placard to be valid. It allows parking in D, A, and C spaces as well as Longhorn Lots. It also allows parking in garage ADA SPACES.
- Class D+ (special accommodation disabilities) parking permits are available to qualifying students with disabilities. The fee is $338 for the year. This permit requires display of a valid state-issued ADA license plate or placard to be valid. It allows parking in the same areas as a Class D permit. Additionally, it allows parking in D+/Special Accommodation spaces throughout campus.
- Class A (surface faculty/staff) parking permits are available to university graduate students who are also employed by the University for at least 20 hours a week. The student’s employment must be verified by a signed copy of the appointment or reappointment form or a letter from the dean, director, or department chair. The fee is $193 a year. This permit allows parking in A parking areas, in Longhorn lots, and in C lots after 2:00 p.m.
- Class M (motorcycle/moped/motor scooter) parking permits are available to any university student. The fee is $102 a year, but there is no charge for the first Class M permit with the purchase of another permit except an R, N, or N+ permit. The Class M permit allows parking in M parking areas; motorcycles, mopeds, and motor scooters may not be parked in automobile parking areas between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
- Class R (garage resident student) parking permits are available to residents of university-owned housing located on the main campus. The fee is $225, $423, $511 or $539 for a semester, or $338, $762, $920, or $968 for two semesters, depending on the garage. Students may purchase a permit for the summer semester. The fee is $68, $151 or $198 depending on the garage. The Class R permit allows parking in R areas in the designated garage; it also allows parking in Longhorn lots.
- Class S (garage commuting student) parking permits are available to University students who live off campus. The fee is $225 or $385 per semester, $68 or $151 for the summer semester, $338 or $808 for 12 months, depending on the garage. Class S permits allow parking in the garage designated on the permit and in Longhorn lots. For overnight storage, the annual fee is $191, fall/spring is $112. There is no overnight parking at MAG.
- Class N (night surface access) parking permits are available to anyone affiliated with the university. The fee is $50 for the year. Class N permits allow parking Monday through Thursday from 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. and from Friday at 5:45 p.m. until Monday at 7:30 a.m. in otherwise unrestricted spaces and in spaces that require any UT permit.
- Class N+ (night garage access) parking permits are available to anyone affiliated with the university. The fee is $84 for the year. Class N+ permits allow weeknight and weekend surface parking within the limits described for the Class N permit. In addition, they allow parking when space is available in any University garage except the Conference Center, Health Center, Nueces, and Rowling Hall Garages from 5:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 5:00 pm Friday to 4:00 am Monday.
Class C, C+, D, D+, M, N, N+, and A permits purchased in the fall semester are valid through August 20. Permits are prorated daily with the refunds for returned permits available until the last month in which the permit is valid. Additional fees may apply.
Parking may be restricted in any garage or surface lot for special events.
The following table lists the charges for violation of the Parking & Traffic Regulations. Parking and Transportation Services reserves the right to refer any violator to the Office of the Dean of Students or the appropriate academic dean, chair, or director.
|Unauthorized parking in an “AT ALL TIMES” space.||$75|
|Improper method of parking.||$35|
|Unauthorized special event parking.||$75|
|Inhabiting a vehicle of any kind on University property without authorization.||$75|
|Parking overtime at a meter.||$20|
|Improper use of a controlled access area or a key card.||$75|
|Unauthorized parking in a space reserved for persons with disabilities.||$200*|
|Unauthorized parking in Thompson Conference Center or LBJ Library lot.||$35|
|Moped/motorcycle/motorbike parked in a space designated for four-wheeled vehicles.||$25|
|Bicycle or EPAMD parking in areas other than those designated for bicycles.**||$25*|
|Violating temporary parking restrictions.||$35|
|Parked in violation of set time parameters.||$35|
|Idling at air intake louvers.**||$35|
|Damage to PTS Property||$100 + cost|
|Failure to display proper permit on a registered vehicle. (Three warning tickets per academic year, then $15 per incident.)||warning/$15|
|The unauthorized sale, distribution, possession, counterfeiting, or alteration of a university parking permit and/or the possession of an illegally purchased, distributed, counterfeited, or altered permit (plus cost of the permit)||$250 + permit cost*+|
|Obstruction to vehicular or pedestrian traffic.**||$35|
|Parking at a fire lane, fire hydrant, red, or yellow curb.**||$75|
|Parking or driving on sidewalks, grass, or shrubbery (plus the actual cost of repairs).||$35 + cost|
|Improper passenger pickup and drop off.||$35|
|Exceeding 15 miles per hour speed limit or other posted speed limit on campus.||$75|
|Violation of an official traffic control device, such as a STOP or YIELD sign.||$75|
|Moving violation of Texas Motor Vehicle Laws not otherwise specified in these regulations.||$75|
|Other non-moving violation of Texas Motor Vehicle Laws.||$75|
|Moving a barricade or parking within any barricaded area or moving a vehicle without permission of owner/operator.**||$35|
|Failure to stop and heed instructions given by a University police officer or guard.||$75|
|Parking or operating a motor vehicle while privileges are suspended.**||$200*|
|Having a vehicle of any type within a University building (except parking facilities).||$20**|
|Parking without authorized valid permit.||$35|
|Theft of property or damaging property by either unauthorized boot removal or tampering/attempted removal of the boot (plus replacement cost of damaged property)||$125 + cost|
|Improper exit from a university parking garage (plus maximum daily fee due).||$75 + fee*|
|Vehicle relocation or towing.||$125|
|Operation of a non-registered commercial scooter or dockless commercial bicycle on The University of Texas campus||$35|
|Reckless Operation of a Vehicle||$75|
|Unauthorized Parking on Speedway Pedestrian Mall||$75|
|Unauthorized Entry into Speedway Pedestrian Mall||$100|
|Scooter Impound: violation of scooter parking regulations related to a university event, parking in a manner that obstructs ADA access or parking, doorways, ramps and stairways, and on Speedway Mall and the Main Mall||$150|
|Automobile Boot Fee||$100|
|Bicycle Impound Fee||$25|
|Commercial Scooter and Dockless Commercial Bicycle Impound Fee||$75-$150 + $25/day storage fee|
|Unauthorized Moody Special Event Citation||$150|
|Multiple Vehicles Parked On Campus||$35***|
*Penalty doubles upon second offense and all subsequent violations are subject to immobilization or impound.
** Offense subject to citation and vehicle impound.
+ All relevant and currently outstanding fines and fees must be paid prior to the release of the boot.
***Penalty increases to $75 for each additional offense
2023-2024 fees pending approval at time of publication.