Regular Vehicle Permits
Students who live off-campus (i.e. not in UCO’s on-campus residence halls) qualify to purchase a virtual Commuter permit that allows parking in any area designated for Commuter or Multipermit parking. Virtual Commuter permits are also valid in Faculty/Staff parking lots from 4 p.m. – 7 a.m. Commuter permits are never valid in Housing lots.
Commuter and Housing students qualify to purchase a virtual Remote/Evening permit at half the price of a regular permit. Virtual Remote/Evening permits are only valid in lots 1, 2, 3, 3a & 3b from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. After 4 p.m. the permit is valid in any Commuter, Faculty/Staff, and Multipermit lots. A number of these permits are available and will be issued on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Students contracted to live in on-campus housing (West Hall, Murdaugh Hall, the Quad, University Suites, and University Commons) qualify to purchase a virtual Housing permit that allows parking in lots designated for Housing and Multipermit parking. Housing parking is reserved 24 hours a day for Housing permits only. Virtual Housing permits are valid in Commuter and Faculty/Staff lots from 4 p.m. – 7 a.m.
Faculty and Staff employed by the university qualify to order a virtual Faculty/Staff permit that allows parking in areas designated for Faculty/Staff or Multipermit parking. Virtual Faculty/Staff permits are also valid in Commuter parking lots from 4 p.m.- 7 a.m. Only those classified as a Faculty/Staff member will be issued a Faculty/Staff parking permit.
- Other individuals may not use Faculty/Staff parking permits. Unauthorized users may receive a $100 fine.
- When a Faculty/Staff member is processing out of UCO for resignation, retirement, or termination action, the virtual Faculty/Staff permit will be deactivated.
Motorcycle permits must have a virtual Motorcycle permit registered to their license plate to park on campus. Motorcycle permits are free for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Recognized members of the prestigious Presidential Partners program qualify for a non-transferable annual parking permit upon request. Presidential Partner virtual parking permits are valid in Commuter, Housing, Faculty/Staff, and Multipermit lots. These permits are not valid in designated spaces reserved for specific individuals (i.e. Service Vehicle Only, 24 Hour Reserved, Clinic spaces, etc.). Presidential Partners may park in the NUC visitor pay-to-park lot free of charge; other visitor pay-to-park lots must be paid at the regular rates.
A non-expiring virtual retired/emeritus permit will be issued to persons who have a valid UCO retired/emeritus ID card. Retired/Emeritus permits are valid in any Commuter, Faculty/Staff, Housing, or Multipermit parking lot. These permits are also valid in the NUC visitor pay-to-park lot free of charge; other visitor pay-to-park lots must be paid at the regular rates. These permits are not valid in designated spaces reserved for specific individuals (i.e. Service Vehicle Only, 24 Hour Reserved, Clinic spaces, etc.).
Physical Disability & Medical Permits
Students, faculty, and staff who have a state-issued physical disability placard are eligible to purchase a virtual Disability permit that allows parking in any handicap spaces on campus as well as any legal space that is not marked reserved. This permit is also valid in visitor pay-to-park lots at no charge. Individuals must have the virtual disability permit registered to the vehicle parked on campus and display their state-issued placard or license plate, to park in any handicap spaces on campus. (If you are not a UCO student, faculty or staff member please see ADA Accessible Visitor Parking below).
Customers requiring a UCO disability permit must email a copy of their state-issued physical disability placard to firstname.lastname@example.org and order their permit online. TPS will verify ownership of the placard with the state before the UCO disability permit will be activated; only the owner of the state-issued placard may register that placard with UCO.
If the handicap placard expires, the UCO disability permit must be exchanged for the appropriate annual permit based on the individual's UCO classification (i.e. commuter, housing, faculty/staff, etc.).
ADA Accessible Visitor Parking
There are reserved handicap spaces available in the Nigh University Center visitor pay-to-park lot (lot 10), the Library visitor pay-to-park lot (lot 31), and the Old North visitor pay-to-park lot (lot 57) which can be utilized by individuals without a UCO permit who have a valid state-issued physical disability placard displayed; time parked must still be paid for. If a customer needs to park in the reserved handicap space in a permit-required parking lot they must purchase a virtual visitor permit from the TPS website. Please refer to our Visitor Parking Map, for where these lots are located.
Individuals with short-term medical impairment can request a temporary Medical Permit. A physician's statement stating the nature and length of the impairment is required. Medical permits will be issued for no more than eight weeks per academic year. A state-issued temporary physical disability placard will be required for impairments longer than eight weeks.
Medical permits must be displayed with a purchased, valid UCO permit, and are valid in Faculty/Staff, Commuter, Housing lots, and the Visitor Pay-to-Park Lots at no charge. These permits do not give authorizations to park in physical disability spaces; a state-issued placard is required.
Virtual Wellness Center parking passes are valid for persons who have current memberships at the Wellness Center and are not employees, vendors, contractors, or UCO students. Virtual Wellness Center parking permits are available for purchase at the Wellness Center and are valid only in lots 46 and 47 surrounding the Wellness Center building.
Individuals who are not affiliated with the University, and thus do not fall under one of the aforementioned types of permits, may purchase a virtual Special Use parking permit. Special Use permits are valid in any Commuter, Faculty/Staff, Housing, or Multipermit parking lot.