Parking Permits

Permit or Payment Required

All vehicles, including those displaying state issued physical disability tags and motorcycles, parking on campus must purchase an appropriate permit from Transportation and Parking Services (TPS), or park in a pay-to-park lot. Parking permits are purchased online and are valid per academic year (August 1-July 31). Individuals must know their vehicle information (make, model, year, color, and plate) in order to purchase a permit.

Students must register their vehicles by the first day of class. Faculty/staff must register their vehicles upon reporting to work. If vehicle has a temporary license plate or paper tag, register vehicle license plate number as "VN" and the last eight digits of the vehicle identification number (VIN).

Permit Pick Up

Permits are mailed to the address selected when ordered, and should be received within 5-10 business days. A link to a ten (10) day temporary permit is provided via the emailed receipt upon purchase, for use until the annual permit arrives via mail.

Those with a permit type that cannot be mailed (Housing, Bicycle, Carpool) must pick up their permit from the TPS office, NUC 309A and can do so immediately after ordering, during office hours. Individuals must present their current UCO ID or a valid photo ID at the time of permit pick-up.

Permit Display

Permits must be clearly and properly displayed on vehicles parked on campus. Proper display for each permit type is outlined below. 

Adhesive Annual Permits (Commuter, Housing, Faculty/Staff, Remote/Evening, Special Use, Emeritus, Presidential Partner, Wellness)

Adhesive "regular vehicle" (i.e. non-motorcycle) permits must be applied to the lower, driver's side of the windshield on the inside of the glass. The permit must be clearly visible in its entirety from the outside of the vehicle. These permits are not permanent, and are specifically designed to be easily moved from vehicle to vehicle without losing adhesive ability. If your permit does not adhere properly you can exchange it at no cost at the TPS office. Permits are not to be taped to the windshield or left on the dash. These permits are not valid on motorcycles.

Hang-Tag Permits (Carpool, One-Day Visitor, Temporary, Emeritus)

Hang tag permits are to be hung from the vehicle's rearview mirror, with the permit type, dates valid, etc. displayed towards the windshield. The permit must be clearly visible in its entirety from the outside of the vehicle. Permits are not to be left on the dash.

Motorcycle Permits

Motorcycle permits must be placed in plain sight on the motorcycle. TPS recommends placement on the fork, or on a tag holder that can be secured to the motorcycle. Motorcycle permits are permanent and cannot be moved to another motorcycle or vehicle.

Oversized Vehicles

Oversized vehicles, such as dually pickups, that cannot safely and fully fit within a parking space may only park in Lot 1, regardless of the registered owner’s parking permit type. Oversized vehicles parked in any other lot and taking up more than one space will be issued a citation for such. As long as properly parked in a space in lot 1, taking up only the spaces necessary for the size of the vehicle, the vehicle will not be issued a citation for more than one space.