General Information & Forms

Parking Permit Purchases

Permit Application (Online Purchase)

Please follow this link to the online Student Parking Permit Application Form.

Carpool Permits for Commuter Students

Commuter students (only) are eligible to purchase carpool permits.

Carpool groups must consist of two to four members.

The Carpool Coordinator is the individual who applies for and purchases the Carpool permit.

  • While the price of a Carpool permit is often paid equally by each member of the carpool-group, such arrangements are made privately and subsequent to purchase.  Parking Services is neither associated with nor responsible for such private arrangements.

One hangtag parking permit will be provided to each carpool-group.

Carpool permits:

  • are valid for use in any Commuter student parking location
  • may be transferred between members of a carpool group.
  • must be displayed within a carpool-group vehicle to authorize its parking.
  • are valid only when displayed on carpool-group vehicles (as identified on the Carpool permit application form).

Only one vehicle carpool-group vehicle may be parked on University property at a single time.

Parking Services must be immediately notified of any carpool-group vehicle registration changes to prevent ticketing.

Each carpool member is eligible to receive a maximum of two (2) complimentary day parking passes ("Ride Alone Permit") per semester.  Each Ride Alone Permit authorizes parking only on Commuter student parking lots.

Please familiarize yourself with the general parking permit regulatory information before requesting your University parking permit and privileges.

Commuter Student Carpool Program: Enrollment Process

  • One person in the carpool group is designated as the Carpool Coordinator
    • The Carpool Coordinator must purchase a carpool permit by following this link to the online Student Parking Permit Application Form
    • Be sure to select the type of permit with "Carpool" in the description.
  • After purchasing a carpool permit, complete a Carpool Coordinator Application Form
    • This form can be completed online and then either saved or printed out.
  • Submit the completed Carpool Registration Form by:
  • Parking Services will then issue a hanging Carpool permit within ten (10) business days of receipt of the Carpool Coordinator Application Form
  • An email will be sent to the Carpool Coordinator (applicant) to notify him/her when their permit request is fulfilled

The permit fulfillment period is typically brief but delays can occur during the months of August and September due to the high volume of University parking permits being issued during that period.

If you have any questions about these application processes or about the privileges associated with Carpool permits, please contact us by email sent to parkingservices@uconn.edu or by calling our Storrs office at 860-486-4930.

Permit Rates

The student permit table presents rates by type in the following order:

  • Commuter Student Permits
  • Garage Student Permits
  • Resident Student Permits
  • Other / Special Permits

The rates associated with the Storrs and each Regional campus is listed alphabetically within these categories.

Bicycle & Scooter – Permits (No Charge)

Motor Bikes, Mopeds, and Motor Scooters are defined as motor vehicles and are subject to all regulations governing motor vehicle operation on the grounds of the University.

  • On-campus moped and motor scooter parking is allowed only in locations posted for that purpose.
  • University scooter permits are available at no charge and are required to park in University property.

Please use this form to register your vehicle and receive your no-charge motor scooter parking permit.

Information for …

All Students

UConn offers a variety of parking permits that authorize the use of specific University facilities for prescribed periods.

Parking permits are sold at published rates.  Those who return their permits to Parking Services before their expiration are entitled to receive a prorated refund, as published.

Parking permits must be properly displayed within the associated vehicle(s) in order to authorize parking on University property.

Many privately and municipally owned/operated parking areas are located in close proximity to the Storrs and Regional campuses. University permits only authorize parking in the facilities for which they were specifically issued.

Metered, time-zone, and transient (hourly fee) parking is also available in many University locations.  Additional information about these can by found by clicking on the Visitor tab found on our homepage.

University permit parking privileges are strictly enforced between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., weekdays unless otherwise posted.   After 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, and on weekends, permit holders and all others may park in any on-campus space not designated as reserved, restricted, or limited.  Overnight parking (1:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m.) not specifically authorized by University permit privileges, posted signage, or written communication from Parking Services is prohibited.

Parking is specifically prohibited on alleyways, drive lanes, driveways, fire lanes, pedestrian sidewalks and pedestrian ways, roadways and any other location that is not specifically posted or marked to clearly accommodate parking.  Although the surface conditions in several University parking areas are unsuited to pavement markings, signage is provided within them to specify their intended uses.

If the use of an area is not specifically designated for parking by posted signage or pavement markings, you should assume that parking in that area is prohibited.

Parking permits provide their holders with the opportunity to park within specified area(s); they do not guarantee parking availability, or that parking will be found in the most convenient locations. The unavailability of a convenient parking location, severe weather, or running late for a class or meeting are not considered valid excuses for violating any parking regulations.  Vehicles parked in dirt or unpaved lots should maintain an orderly flow, avoid double parking and avoid blocking travel lanes, entrances, exits and other vehicles.

Permits found within vehicles for which they have not been issued are considered stolen and may be confiscated.  The vehicle within which a stolen permit is found may be towed from University property.  All unmetered parking spaces on the grounds of UConn are restricted by permit unless otherwise designated by posted signage.

All UConn parking permit applicants must provide Parking Services with completed parking permit applications and present, or truthfully attest to their possession of, a driver’s license that legally authorizes their operation of a motor vehicle within the United States.

In order to drive in Connecticut you must have a Connecticut Driver’s license or one of the following:

  • valid out-of-state (U.S.) driver’s license
  • valid out-of-country driver’s license from your home country AND an international driver’s permit; both must be held and carried.

More specific information related to international driver's licenses and permits is available on the International Student and Scholars website.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) and the State of Connecticut do not assume responsibility for any vehicle or its contents while parked on University property or for any alleged damage to vehicles immobilized or towed on or from University property with cause.

UConn employees with unpaid parking citation fees will not be eligible to purchase new parking permits until all those citation fees are fully paid.

It may be necessary for valid permit holders to move their vehicles at the request of Parking Services to accommodate major University events, construction projects, snow removal and unforeseen circumstances.  Vehicles parked in violation of University directives to accommodate the aforementioned activities may be physically relocated to alternate on-campus parking locations to facilitate their completion.

The storage of vehicles on University property is prohibited.  All vehicles parked on UConn property in one location (single parking session) for longer than 10 days (240 hours) without the written permission or the atypical University permit authorization of Parking Services are considered to be “stored."

Only resident student permits authorize on-campus single-session parking stays that are potentially longer than 10 days; no other University permit type authorizes the "storage" of vehicles on University property without the above-mentioned written approval and permit authorization of Parking Services.  Vehicles stored on University property are subject to fines and towing.  With 10-day prior written notice, Parking Services may expire parking permits associated with vehicles stored on University property.

Requests to remain parked on-campus for a single parking session longer than 10 days (240 hours) be made via our Contact Form or via email message sent to Parking Services.

Parking Rules and Regulations please familiarize yourself with the following general parking permit regulatory information before requesting your University parking permit and privileges.

  • The privileges authorized by Commuter permits are non-transferable and cannot be delegated.
  • Any misuse of a University permit may result in the revocation of its holder’s parking privileges.
  • Individuals found in control of a vehicle in which a lost or stolen permit is displayed may be subject to arrest and/or University sanctions.

Parking permits are required to park on the grounds of UConn.

  • All Faculty, Staff, and Students, who park their motor vehicle on those grounds must register their vehicles with UConn Parking Services and properly display their physical parking permit when one has been issued.
  • UConn parking permits authorize parking on all UConn campuses (with some restrictions) and are available for online purchase by UConn employees and students throughout the year.
  • A person may purchase and hold a maximum of one parking permit and its privileges are not transferable.  Only “carpool” permits authorize the parking of vehicles registered to more than one person.

Affix your decal parking permit to the inside lower right-hand passenger side of the front windshield using its full, self-adhesive face. Do not display the decal permit in any other way.  A parking decal must be properly displayed to be considered valid.  Affixing the decal using any other means, partially affixing the decal using only a portion of its face, or not affixing the decal to the windshield at all renders the permit invalid.

Know where your permit type allows you to park.  Use only those designated locations from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., weekdays unless otherwise posted.   After 5:00 p.m., and on weekends, permit holders may park in any parking spaces unless otherwise posted, reserved, restricted, or limited.

Provide a copy of your state-issue handicap parking placard to Parking Services when special parking accommodations are needed to accommodate mobility issues (additional information).

Student permit parking fees are applied during the academic year (September – Commencement Weekend); summer semester permit parking for enrolled student is available at no charge, with the exception of the Stamford and Downtown Hartford campuses.

Student parking permits valid during the spring semester authorize parking in all posted student parking locations during the following summer semester, with the exception of those issued for the Hartford and Stamford campuses, where permits are valid only during the semester for which they were purchased.

Summer semester (only) student  surface-lot  parking permits are available at no-charge.  Students can park in any unrestricted Student Lot by displaying the summer permit, with the exception of the Stamford and Downtown Hartford campuses.

Pay all outstanding parking fines in a timely manner to avoid late charges and other possible fees.

Maintain valid registration and insurance for your vehicle.

Do not share your parking permit with anyone. University permit parking privileges are non-transferable.   You may expose yourself and perhaps others to disciplinary action if you choose to ignore this prohibition. Any misuse of a University permit can result in the revocation of parking privileges for a minimum of one year and the possibilities of University sanction and criminal prosecution.

Do not share your garage keycard or the keycard may be disabled for one month (while attending classes). A second offense may result in the revocation of your garage permit and the issuance of a permit that authorizes parking solely on C Lot. In such instances, the cost differential between a commuter and garage permit will NOT be refunded.


  • During the Summer Term and the Fall, Intersession and Spring recess periods "Apartment," "Commuter, " and "Resident" permits authorize parking on any student surface lot except within areas designated for use by “Premium Resident” permit holders (see the UConn Academic Calendar for specific recess dates).


  • NOTE: Student Garage permits are valid only on student surface lots during the summer semester -- vehicles may not be stored on the grounds of UConn for the summer


  • Student garage parking permit prices are taxable and authorize garage parking only during the academic year (September - Commencement Weekend); the sales of all other student parking permit types are tax exempt.


  • Only graduate student members of the GEU-UAW are eligible to purchase Area 2 employee parking permits per the terms of their Bargaining Agreement.

Notify Parking Services whenever… the registration information of your permitted vehicle changes, which you may do by submitting this form.  Such registration changes occur when you purchase a new car or start to regularly drive a different one.


The full text document, Rules and Regulations for the Control of Parking and Vehicles on the Grounds of the University of Connecticut, is available online for additional reference.

Commuter Students

Commuter Student Eligibility

All UConn commuter students are eligible to purchase available Commuter parking permits.

Commuter student parking permit holders are authorized to park in locations posted for use by either the "Commuter" or "Any Paid" permit types; they do not authorize overnight parking.

Affix your decal parking permit to the inside lower, passenger-side windshield (inside front windshield) using its full, self-adhesive face. Do not display the decal permit in any other way.  A parking decal must be properly displayed to be valid.  Affixing the decal using any other method; such as by affixing the decal using only a portion of its face, affixing the decal to a transferable laminate, or not affixing the decal to the windshield at all; renders the permit invalid.

Regional Commuter permit privileges authorize parking...

  • on all Regional campus Commuter Student permit lots
  • in either the Convention Center Garage or Science Center Garages in downtown Hartford
    • NOTE: commuter students visiting the Downtown campus from either the Storrs campus or any other Regional campus should take a ticket when entering one of these garages and validate it in the parking office garage before leaving in order to receive a 100% parking fee discount (details).
  • on Lot C and Lot W on the Storrs campus

Commuter Student permit holders visiting the Stamford campus from either the Storrs campus or any other Regional campus may park on the 'courtyard' lot of 900 Washington Boulevard within UConn's posted parking spaces on a space available basis.

Commuter Student permit holders visiting the Waterbury campus from either the Storrs campus or any other Regional campus may park within the student parking section of the UConn Waterbury garage.


Permit parking regulations associated with resident student parking are enforced 24/7 throughout the calendar year.

  • Student permit parking fees are applied during the academic year (September - Commencement Weekend)
  • During the Summer Term and the Fall, Intersession, Spring recess periods "Apartment," "Commuter, " and "Resident" permits authorize parking on any student surface lot except within areas designated for use by “Premium Resident” permit holders (see the UConn Academic Calendar for specific recess dates).

Resident Students

Resident student parking permit eligibility information

Storrs campus students with 54 or more earned academic credits and assigned University housing on the Storrs campus are eligible to purchase a Resident parking permits.  Resident permits authorize parking on surface lots specifically posted for the use of that specific permit type (see table below).  The parking demand for resident student parking is historically very strong.  The supply of Resident permits is quickly exhausted; they are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students with 54 or more earned academic credits who are assigned to Storrs apartment-complex housing in Charter Oak Apartments, Hilltop Apartments, Mansfield Apartments, or Northwood Apartments are eligible to purchase Apartment parking permits.  Apartment parking permits are location specific.  More specifically, Storrs Apartment permits authorize  parking only on the surface lots that surround the apartment building in which the permit holder resides.

Avery Point & Hartford campus students assigned University housing on the Storrs campus are eligible to purchase a Resident parking permit.  Resident permits authorize parking on surface lots specifically posted for the use of that specific permit type (see table below).  The parking demand for resident student parking is historically very strong.  The supply of Resident permits is quickly exhausted; they are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Stamford campus students assigned University housing on the Stamford campus (87 Franklin Street, 65 & 77 Prospect Street or 900 Washington Boulevard), are eligible to purchase a Resident parking permit.  Resident permits authorize parking at their assigned residences.  Parking permits specific to their assigned residence will be issued and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Resident Student permit holders visiting the Stamford campus from either the Storrs campus or any other Regional campus may park on the 'courtyard' lot of 900 Washington Boulevard within UConn's posted parking spaces on a space available basis.

Resident Student permit holders visiting the Waterbury campus from either the Storrs campus or any other Regional campus may park within the student parking section of the UConn Waterbury garage.

Permit parking regulations associated with resident student parking are enforced 24/7 throughout the calendar year.

  • Student permit parking fees are applied during the academic year (September - Commencement Weekend)
  • During the Summer Term and the Fall, Intersession and Spring recess periods "Apartment," "Commuter, " and "Resident" permits authorize parking on any student surface lot except within areas designated for use by “Premium Resident” permit holders (see the UConn Academic Calendar for specific recess dates).

Changes & Temporary Permits

Lost or Stolen Permits

Submit a  Replacement Parking Permit Request | Lost/Stolen Permit Notification with Parking Services if you are no longer in possession of your permit.

  • Please note: if a student is driving a new vehicle, Parking Services needs documentation of an accident, recall, or sale of the previous vehicle. If we do not have documentation or the physical permit back there is a $20 processing fee to replace the parking permit.

Substitute Vehicle (Temporary) Permits

Substitute Vehicle Permit Request Form

  • A Substitute Vehicle Permit is required to extend your permit parking privileges to your substitute vehicle when the one identified in your parking permit record is unavailable.
  • Substitute Vehicle Permits must be displayed face-up, with the expiration date visible, on the passenger-side dashboard of your vehicle to be valid.

⇒  When Hartford campus Parking Permit/Transponder Decal holders drive a ‘replacement’ vehicle to campus (such as when their primary vehicle is being repaired), they should take a garage parking ‘ticket’ when entering their assigned facility and then bring that ticket with them to the LAZ Parking office located in that facility before exiting the garage; they will receive a 100% discount of their daily parking fee.

Replacement Permits

Submit a  Replacement Parking Permit Request | Lost/Stolen Permit Notification with Parking Services if you are no longer in possession of your permit.

  • Please note: if a student is driving a new vehicle, Parking Services needs documentation of an accident, recall, or sale of the previous vehicle. If we do not have documentation or the physical permit back there is a $20 processing fee to replace the parking permit.

Permit Returns (Refunds)

Submit a Parking Permit Return/Refund Form if you no longer need your permit and carefully follow its instructions in order to receive a pro-rated refund, if available.

Permit Refund Table

Please follow this link to current Student Parking Permit Proration Schedule.

Vehicle / Registration Changes

Notify Parking Services whenever… the registration information of your permitted vehicle changes, which you may do by submitting this form.  Such registration changes occur when you purchase a new car or start to regularly drive a different one.

Parking Principles & Regulations

UConn Transportation & Parking: Basic Principles

  • There will be reasonably convenient and safe transportation and parking options for everyone in the campus community.
  • Consistently reliable public transit service is integral to the success of the overall transportation and parking system.
  • Walking, biking, and other alternative transportation choices to single-occupancy vehicle use will be encouraged.
  • Our campuses will be "visitor friendly" places with appropriate way finding to direct visitors to parking, buildings, and events.
  • Transportation & parking planning strategies acknowledge the difference between “core”, “perimeter”, and “periphery” campus locations.
  • District, project, and master plans will incorporate transportation & parking accommodations.
  • The financing framework for transportation & parking will rely more on permit parking income than on citation fee revenue.
  • Effective communication is essential to the efficient provision of services and customer satisfaction. Transportation & Parking Services will employ state-of-the art methods to communicate information about policies and commuter options to the University community.
  • Visitors, contractors, and vendors will help pay for parking services.
  • Thorough and consistent enforcement is critical to ensure the successful management of overall transportation and parking system.

UConn Parking Regulations (Full Document)

The full text document, Rules and Regulations for the Control of Parking and Vehicles on the Grounds of the University of Connecticut, is available online for additional reference.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Parking fees, including sales tax, for the OLLI program at the UConn Waterbury Campus for the 2018-2019 Academic Year are:

  • Fall 2018 only = $20.21
  • Winter 2018 = $12.00
  • Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 = $40.41
  • Spring and Summer 2019 = $20.21
  • Summer 2019 only = no fee

There are two options for purchasing:

  • To pay by check, please use the following form and send a check made payable to UConn Parking Services to:
    • UConn Parking Services, 3 Discovery Dr., Unit 6199, Storrs , CT 06269
  • To pay by credit card, please use our permit store.

If you have any questions, please call Parking Services at (860) 486-4930 or email at parkingservices@uconn.edu