Permits

Permit Types

S Permits (Buy Online)

This permit is only available for non-resident students. Non- resident students are those individuals who live off campus.

R Permits (Buy Online)

This permit is only available for resident students. Resident students are those individuals who have an active USF housing contract.

E Permits (Buy Online)

This permit is only available for employees with a USF faculty/ staff or affiliate appointment.

GZ Permits (Buy Online)

Only employees, faculty/staff or affiliates can purchase GZ permits. All gold zone "GZ" parking areas are considered prime parking and are sold on a first come, first served basis. Availability of spaces in GZ areas is usually limited and permits are assigned through a waitlist .

GZ1 – Collins Boulevard Garage "GZ" areas
GZ2 – Designated for Lot 2 "GZ" areas
GZ8 – Designated for Beard Garage "GZ" areas
GZ33 – Designated for Lots 30 & 33 "GZ" areas
GZ36 – Designated for Lot 36 "GZ" areas
GZ42 – Designated for Lot 42 "GZ" areas

Reserved Parking (Buy Online)

This permit is only available for employees with a USF faculty, staff or administration appointment. Reserved spaces are reserved 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round, for the exclusive use of the permit holder.

How to apply

  1. Complete the Reserved Parking Request form.
  2. Email approved form to psweb@usf.edu.
  3. A representative will contact you to arrange the selection of the preferred space location. View Map.

About the reserved space

Y Permits (Buy Online)

This permit is available to students, employees, and some affiliates as a cost saving option that allows parkers to utilize Park-N-Ride lots 18 and 43 and use the USF Bull Runner to get to their destination.

Alumni (Not Available Online)

This permit is available for individuals who graduated from USF and have an active membership with the Alumni Association. This permit is not available for anyone who has an active appointment as a USF employee, is an affiliate employee, or is registered for classes.

Retiree Permits (Not Available Online)

This permit is only available for individuals who retired from USF and do not have an active appointment.

Motorcycle (Buy Online)

Motorcycle owners may purchase a permit for their motorcycle and their regular vehicle.

Bicycle (Not Available Online)

Available to students, faculty, and staff free of cost. Convenient bicycle parking is located throughout campus. Registration of bicycles provides the University Police with important information in the event that your bicycle is stolen.

Visitor/Daily (Not Available Online)

Daily scratch-off permits can be purchased from the main Parking Services Building (PSB) located on USF Plum and USF West Holly Drive or the Campus Information Center (CIC), located on USF Leroy Collins Boulevard. These permits:

Parking Pay Stations (Not Available Online)

Our multi-space pay stations accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover and are conveniently located throughout campus. View Map

The following payment options are available when paying at a pay station:

  1. Pay by License Plate - This parking option is intended to provide access to short-term parking in timed spaces as well as parking for the day, in Daily/Visitor lots.
    • Enter your license plate number at a pay station and follow the prompts to complete your payment. Your license plate is your permit. There is no need to display your receipt on the dash of your car.
    • Receipt can be used as a bus pass to access the USF transit system, Bull Runner.
    • Daily/Visitor access is available for the entire day in all Daily/Visitor lots. Not valid in timed spaces.
    • Many Daily/Visitor lots are "mixed use"; please do not park in labeled and reserved spaces within a Daily/Visitor lot.
    • Timed space access is available for a minimum of 30 minutes to a maximum of 8 hours. You may only park in the timed spaces within the lot where access was purchased. Not valid in Daily/Visitor lots.

  2. Pay and Display - This parking option is intended to provide parking for the day, in Daily/Visitor lots.
    • Permits are purchased from a pay station and must be displayed on the dash of your car. Click here for permit display instructions.
    • Receipt can be used as a bus pass to access the USF transit system, Bull Runner, by separating the receipt from the bottom of the permit.
    • Valid for the entire day in all Daily/Visitor lots. Not valid in timed spaces.
    • Many Daily/Visitor lots are "mixed use"; please do not park in labeled and reserved spaces within a Daily/Visitor lot.

In addition, Parkmobile, is an alternative payment option that is now available for Daily and Timed Space parking. This option allows you to pay for Daily and Timed Spaces with your smart phone. Click here to learn more.

Requesting tax exemption? Tax exempt parking permits must be purchased through one of our offices

Meter (Not Available Online)

Limited meter spaces area available throughout the campus for up to two hours. View Map

Friends of USF (Not Available Online)

This permit is available to visitors only. Students, faculty, staff, affiliates, and vendors do not qualify for this visitor permit. This permit is convenient for visitors who come to the Tampa campus on a regular basis.

Carpool (Not Available Online)

Carpool permits are offered as part of USF's "Green Initiative." These permits only available for students and faculty/staff who sign up to participate in this program. Please read the Car Pool Policy for complete information about the program's benefits, registration, and restrictions.