Parking on the Washington University in St. Louis campus is by permit only. No motor vehicle may be parked on university property unless the appropriate permit is displayed and the vehicle has been registered. Permits are required for all zones. However, between the hours of 5 p.m. to 7 a.m., no permit is required to park in any yellow space in any zone. Permits must be issued by Parking and Transportation Services to be valid.
Annual permit holders who are temporarily unable to access the permit should contact Parking & Transportation Services for a temporary pass. Certain limitations may apply.
Visitor parking options are available for short-term needs.
2018-19 Parking Permits
New university employees can learn what zones and permits are available for purchase by visiting the Parking & Transportation Services office. However, new employees may only purchase a parking permit online after an employee ID number and a WUSTL Key have been issued.
Parking Permit Regulations
All parking permits must be obtained and used according to university parking regulations. Parking permits and privileges may be revoked or suspended for violation of parking regulations. Falsifying information in order to obtain a permit for yourself or someone else is a violation of parking regulations. Serious consequences could result.
All parking permits are the property of Washington University. Permits are to be returned immediately upon termination of employment, when a student is no longer registered for class or at the request of the university. Permit ownership is nontransferable.
Occasionally, Parking & Transportation Services will reserve spaces for special events, which will make them temporarily unavailable to permit holders. Barricades, roped-off areas and signs indicating parking for special events take precedence over general parking designations. We attempt to minimize this inconvenience whenever possible.
Replacement permits are available at the Parking & Transportation Services office. The current permit must be turned in to entitle the registrant to a replacement permit for $5.
Lost or Stolen Permits
In order to replace a lost or stolen permit, please visit the Parking & Transportation Services office. You will be required to fill out two forms, show your photo ID and pay a $15 replacement fee. If your permit is declared lost or stolen, the original permit number will be put on the university’s tow list. Any vehicle found displaying that permit number on campus will be towed immediately, assessed a fine for displaying a lost or stolen parking permit, and the vehicle owner/operator will be referred to the proper authority.
Returning a Permit
If you decide that you no longer want a parking permit or if you are leaving the university permanently, you must return your parking permit to the Parking & Transportation Services office.
Faculty and Staff Member Permit Returns
To stop monthly payroll deductions, please return the permit by the first Friday of the month to avoid being charged for that month. Before you leave the university permanently, you are required to return your parking permit and your U-Pass to Parking & Transportation Services; if you do not, you may be billed for the cost of each. Refunds for permits paid in full by cash, check, or credit card will be issued via check for permits returned to Parking & Transportation on a monthly prorated basis.
Permit Hold Requests
Faculty and staff with an individual, payroll-deducted parking permit (not a Bearly Drivers Carpool permit) are able to place a permit on hold during a medical leave or academic sabbatical/approved leave. A permit hold allows these individuals to forego payroll deductions for up to 90 consecutive calendar days, with the option to renew the hold for up to 180 days, once per calendar year.
To request a permit hold, employees must print and fill out the Permit Hold Request Form (PDF) and take it, along with their parking permit, to the Parking and Transportation Services office at North Campus. On or before the 90th day of the permit hold, these individuals must return to the office to pick up their permit. Individuals can extend the permit hold to the full 180 days permitted, but must contact the Parking and Transportation Services office at 314-935-5601 on or before the 90th day.
If permit has not been picked up or the department has not been notified of the request to extend the hold by the 91st day, the permit will be cancelled and returned to inventory.
Student Permit Returns
Please reference the parking enforcement calendar for refund deadlines. Please note that no refunds will be issued on student permits after spring break.
Temporary or Seasonal Permit Returns
If you will be away from the university temporarily or seasonally, you must return your parking permit to parking services to avoid being charged for the months you are away.
Eliot Society Parking Permits
While the Eliot Society still offers parking benefits to its members, subject to availability, it no longer issues permits directly. Please contact the Eliot Society Office at 314-935-7423 for more information.