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
  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)

These machines accept Visa, MasterCard, or Discover and are located throughout campus. View Map

Parkmobile, is a new alternative payment option that is now available for Pay-by-Space Parking. This option allows you to pay for these timed spaces with your smart phone. Click here to learn more.

There are two options available:

  1. Pay and Display - These daily permits:
    • Must be displayed in the vehicle. Click this link to view permit display instructions.
    • Provide access to all lots or spaces with the letter designation "D".
    • Many "D" designations are located in "mixed use" areas; please be sure that you are not parking in a labeled or reserved space. All labeled and reserved spaces are restricted for their intended use at all times, 24/7.
    • Can be used as a bus pass to access the USF transit system, by separating the receipt from the bottom of the permit.
  2. Pay-by-Space Parking - These permits:
    • Are intended to provide parking for short-term or time limited visits (from 30 minutes to 8 hours).
    • Payment for these spaces must be made by entering the space /stall number and the amount of time needed.
    • There is no need to display the receipt. However, you may only park in the lot and space / stall where the purchase was made.
    • Receipt can be used as a bus pass to access the USF transit system.

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.