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Permit Parking

Getting a PermitShort-Term Parking

All vehicles parking on campus must have a valid UCO parking permit registered to their license plate or park in a pay-to-park lot. Students should register their vehicle(s) by the first day of class. Faculty/staff vehicles should be registered upon reporting to work. Vehicles with temporary plates should be registered with "VN" and the last eight digits of the vehicle identification number. 

Annual Permit Rates

Permits are valid from the date purchased until July 31 of the following year. Permit pricing is prorated throughout the year.

Pricing Schedule

Vehicle Annual Permit Full Price - $195
December - April - $120
May - $45
Motorcycle Annual Permit* (Fall/Spring/Summer) - Free 
A limited number of Evening permits are available for purchase at half the regular price of a permit. 

Getting a Parking Permit

Parking permits are available online and are valid from the date of purchase until July 31. Permits can be purchased online with a credit card or billed to the individual's UCO bursar account. Annual permits are virtual through the vehicle license plate. It is important that permit holders ensure their license plate and vehicle information is linked to their permit and the license plate is visible from the drive aisle.

Students who order a bicycle permit must pick up their permit from the TPS office immediately after ordering by presenting a current UCO ID or a valid photo ID at the time of permit pick up.

Learn More About Registering for Virtual Permits

Picking a Parking Permit Type

All lots on the UCO campus are reserved for specific designated permit types. Students can learn more about the different permit types to help choose the correct permit type for their vehicle on the Permit Types page. Reference the latest UCO Parking Map to find lots designated for each permit type.

License Plate Display Instructions

License plates must be visible from the drive aisle.

Vehicles may not back in or pull through a space unless they have a front license plate. A citation will be issued to vehicles that do not have their license plate visible from the drive aisle. Decorative UCO Front Plates can be purchased for $5 from the TPS office, Bausher Place room 201, if permit holders would like the option to park in any direction.


Short-Term Parking

To better serve the campus we are implementing short-term parking spaces in lots with heavy traffic. This is a free service and there is no charge to utilize the short-term spaces. Users will need to download the Passport Parking app and check-in with their vehicle license plate number when parking in these spaces.

Housing Short-Term Spaces

UCO housing students are eligible to utilize the short-term parking spaces for their resident hall. Vehicles parking in these spaces must display a current UCO Housing permit. These spaces have a time limit of 30 minutes.

  • The Quad residents spaces are in lot 36 (zone number 1350)
  • The University Suites resident's spaces are in lot 42 (zone number 1347)
  • The University Commons resident's spaces are in lot 37 (zone number 1348) & lot 38 (zone number 1349)
  • West Hall and Murdaugh Hall resident's spaces are in lot 33 (zone 1351)

Faculty/Staff Short-Term Spaces

Faculty/Staff members with a valid UCO Faculty/Staff parking permit are eligible to utilize the short-term spaces in various faculty/staff lots. These spaces have a maximum parking time of three (3) hours. These spaces are located in:

  • 5 (Zone 1353)
  • 17 (Zone 1354)
  • 26 (Zone 1352)

Wellness Center Short-Term Spaces

Anyone with a valid UCO parking permit is eligible to utilize the Wellness Center short-term spaces. These spaces will have a maximum parking time of two (2) hours.

  • The Wellness Center spaces are in lot 46 (zone number 1355)

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