Parking Services Parking Permit 6-Year Plan

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 metered fees.  Parking is enforced 24/7 and 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
  • University recognized holiday's (see FAQ section for list of holiday's)
  • No parking on streets from 2 am to 5 am at any time (this includes weekends)

Vehicles arriving before or after Parking Services office hours may purchase a parking permit from the kiosk located behind the Visitor Center in the service drive.   Pay by Space 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 the pay by space stalls; however the parking permit does not cancel the requirement to pay the fees of the pay by space stalls.

If a Vehicle Becomes Disabled:   When a vehicle becomes stalled, stuck, or disabled on University property, contact University Parking Services and the University Police mmediately 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 (orange or brown) , Staff (blue), and Reserved (red) permits are valid September 1 to August 31 of each year.    On-Campus Resident (yellow) permits are valid for the school year (September to May). 

Students, Faculty, and Staff who leave the University MUST 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).

On-Campus Student Reserved Lot 3 (school year) - (red) $515.00
On-Campus Student Resident (school year) - (yellow) $315.00
On-Campus Student Resident Lot 22 (school year) - (yellow) $165.00
Annual Student South Commuter - (orange) $215.00
Annual Student and Staff North Commuter - (brown) $135.00
Annual Faculty/Staff - (blue) $215.00
Annual Reserved (non-resident) - (red) $515.00
Annual Motorcycle/Moped/Scooter $  55.00
Daily Temporary Permit $   5.00

On-Campus Resident permits are valid for only three quarters which means as of March 1st they are not eligible for refunds.  Permits are sold and refunded on a quarterly proration schedule.       Refund Policy

FIRST QUARTER:  September 1 to November 30

SECOND QUARTER:  December 1 to February 28

THIRD QUARTER:  March 1 to May 31

FOURTH QUARTER:  June 1 to August 31

Permit Display
Parking permits are to be displayed from the front rearview mirror or laying on the driver's side dash.   The permit may be transferred to another vehicle as long as that vehicle is registered to the permit holder and is a current student or employee of the University.   Up to 3 vehicles may be registerd to one permit but all the vehicles must be operated by the owner of the permit and only 1 vehicle on campus at a time.  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 at all times. 

Improperly displayed permits subject the vehicle to a $5.00 fine.   A registered permit holder who forgets their parking permit for a day, will be issued one (1) free temporary permit per semester.  Any additional permits needed within that semester will be charged $5.00. 

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.  

The Parking Services office is located in the Visitor Center building at 826 W. Starin Road.   Business hours are Monday - Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.   Contact us at (262) 472-1011 or e-mail us at