Summary of University of Utah Parking Regulations
The following summary is meant to provide a quick outline for people bringing vehicles to campus. Since this is a summary, it doesn’t specify all possible contingencies and is meant for general information only.
- Anyone parking a vehicle on campus must pay a fee to do so, every day of the year except for university recognized State Holidays. Free parking is available for bona fide patients and their visitors parking at the University Hospital; and at other times for visitors attending theater, museum, and sporting events. Additional parking fees may be required for other events taking place on campus.
- Vehicles must be parked in locations designated as legal parking spaces, with the license plate clearly visible from the roadway.
- Except for gated pay lots, the fee to park must be paid in advance.
- Beyond the standard prohibitions outlined in Utah law, (such as no parking in a fire lane) the University may impose additional restrictions by signs, or attendants.
- Once the parking fee is paid, a motorist’s license plate functions as the parking permit. Vehicles backed into parking spaces must have front license plates. The permit holder is responsible for making sure the plate number is entered correctly and kept up to date.
- A permit may be assigned to more than one car as long as only one of the cars is parked on campus at any given time, but the same car may not be assigned to more than one permit at a time.
- Parking is enforced daily until 8:00 pm in most areas on campus—with some areas controlled until 10:00 pm. No parking, reserved, and parking for disabled drivers may be enforced 24 hours per day.
Full University parking regulations are authorized by the State of Utah: Utah Code, Title 53B, Chapter 3, Sections 103 and 107; and they are outlined in the Utah Administrative Code.
As a member of the campus community, you have an account with Commuter Services. This
account is used to purchase permits, link license plates to your permit, manage wait lists, pay tickets, and appeal tickets.
There is no physical permit to display - your license plate is your permit. Once you have purchased a permit and attached all applicable license plates, you may park in appropriate areas as long as your license plate is visible from the roadway.
Refunds are available for individuals who find they no longer need or want a parking permit on campus. Contact our office for refund amounts.
Eligible employees (full-time and benefits eligible) may choose to purchase a parking permit through pre-tax payroll deduction. This convenient payment method breaks the total permit cost into 24 payments and automatically renews each year until it is cancelled or changed. You may cancel your permit at any time, but arrears must be paid when reinstating payroll deduction. If you cancel your permit and want to reinstate it without paying arrears, you may purchase a cash permit.