General Permit Information

Parking permits are required to park on campus 24/7. Permits are the property of the University of South Florida and are issued to a specific individual. Individuals parking at USF have an obligation to register their vehicle(s) and display a valid permit. Permits are only valid when purchased through Parking and Transportation Services (PATS). Permits may not be transferred from registrant to another vehicle operator who would otherwise be required to register their vehicle. Repositionable permits may be transferred between same-owner vehicles only. The owner of a permit is responsible for all citations issued to any vehicle displaying their permit. Individuals may only purchase one vehicle permit and one motorcycle permit. Registered owners with both an automobile and a motorcycle who wish to park both on campus must have a permit for each. By obtaining a parking permit, the permit holder agrees to become familiar with and abide by the Parking Rules & Regulations.

Permit holders are encouraged to protect their permit from theft and fraud by locking their vehicles and shredding expired permits. If a permit is lost or stolen, the loss must be reported to Parking and Transportation Services in person, immediately.

Various permit types are used to provide equitable access to specific parking areas. Each permit type is restricted to the parking location that matches the letter on the permit. All labeled, reserved, resident, and timed spaces are restricted and enforced 24/7. However, some parking restrictions are lifted after 5:30 PM, so vehicles with R, GZ, E, S and D daily/visitor permits may park out of their assigned lots (except Resident lots that are reserved for R permits only at all times). Park-n-Ride (Y) permits are required to park in Park-n-Ride designated lots from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Monday through Thursday and 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM on Friday.

Any registered permit holder who is not in possession of their parking pass may obtain a courtesy permit from PATS up to a maximum of three (3) courtesy permits per semester.

Your affiliation with the university determines the type of permit that you may purchase. If there is a change in your affiliation after you have purchased your permit, it is your responsibility to notify PATS as soon as possible. Failure to do so may result in the revocation of parking privileges.

For more information on permit eligibility, valid locations, restrictions, permit types, and proper display select permit types using the left navigation menu.