General Information

Wisconsin Statutes define parking utilities on UW-System campuses as auxiliary enterprises.   As such, the parking programs are operated entirely with user fees and without support from tuition dollars, student fees, the University budget, or general tax revenue.   All operational, deferred maintenance, and facility development expenses are paid entirely from permit sales, parking fine revenues, and meter fees.   Parking permits are required on all vehicles parked on campus at all times, including winterim, spring, and summer breaks, with the following exception:

  • 5 p.m. Fridays to 11:00 p.m. Sundays
  • No parking on streets from 2 am to 5 am at any time

Vehicles arriving after Parking Services office hours may purchase a parking permit from the vending machine located behind the Visitor Center in the service drive.   Meter fees are required except for University recognized holidays and on weekends, starting at 5 p.m. Friday through 11:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Parking permits are not required when parked at meters; however a parking permit does not cancel the requirement to pay meter fees.

If a Vehicle Becomes Disabled: When a vehicle becomes stalled, stuck, or disabled on University property, contact the University Police immediately with the license number, vehicle information, and location. If the vehicle is not obstructing traffic or is not creating a hazard in any way, you will be given three (3) hours to move the vehicle before it is subject to a citation or tow.  If the vehicle is parked at a parking meter, the meter must be paid until the vehicle is moved.

The University reserves the right to close University parking lots for maintenance, snow removal, special events, etc. when necessary.

Permit Fees and Information

Annual Commuter, Staff, and Reserved permits are valid September 1 to August 31 of each year.   Students, Faculty, and Staff who leave the University should return the parking permit to Parking Services.   Ownership of the permit is retained by UW-Whitewater.  Resale, transfer, or duplication is prohibited.  Use is restricted to registered user.  Unauthorized use may result in a fine, revocation, and prosecution for theft/misuse under 943.20(1)(a) Wisconsin State Statutes or UWS 18.08 (8).

Permit TypeCost
Annual Reserved Permit (non-resident)    $500.00
Annual On-Campus Resident $300.00
Annual Faculty/Staff $200.00
North Commuter Annual-Student $125.00
South Commuter Annual-Student $200.00
Annual Lot 22 $150.00
Annual Motorcycle/Moped/Scooter $50.00
Daily Temporary Permit $5.00

Permit Display
Parking permits are to be displayed from the front rearview mirror.  The permit may be transferred to any vehicle as long as the permit is registered to those vehicles and the permit holder must be a current student or employee of the University.  Up to 3 vehicles may be registerd to one permit.  Only one parking permit will be issued upon payment of the registration fee.  It is the responsibility of the permit holder to ensure that the permit is properly displayed.

Motorcycle permits are NOT transferable and must be afixxed to the front left fork or fairing (wind screen).

Replacement Permits
If a permit is lost, stolen, or destroyed, a replacement permit will be issued at a cost of $25.00.  A statement affirming that the original permit is no longer in use must be signed.  If the original parking permit is found in use on University property, the vehicle owner/driver will be subject to citation, booting, or towing at the owner's expense.  

A registered permit holder who forgets their parking permit for a day, will be issued one free temporary permit per semester.  Any additional permits needed within that semester, will be charged $5.00.     

The Parking Services office is located in the Visitor Center, 826 Starin Road.   In-Session business hours are Monday-Thursday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm and 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Fridays and during winterim and summer breaks.   Contact us at (262) 472-1011 or e-mail us at