Permits

Visitor/Daily Permits

DAILY VISITOR ONLINE PERMIT – ORDER HERE

Visitors and Guests can purchase a daily visitor parking permit through our online services. These permits:

  • Offer the convenience of purchasing from any internet enabled device with printer capabilities.
  • Are valid for 1 day only and can be purchased up to 14 days in advance.
  • Provides access to all "D" designated lots on the Tampa Campus. View Map
  • Includes a Bull Runner daily bus pass.

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

How to purchase your permit online:

  1. Create or log into your existing account. Guest Login
  2. Select Purchase Permit. Follow the instruction screens for purchasing your daily permit.
  3. Print your permit from the Print Permit hyperlink on your receipt.
  4. Display on driver's side dashboard with barcode side up.

Daily Scratch-off Permits

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:

  • Offer the convenience of advance purchase and flexibility of use as you choose the date by scratching off the month, day, and year.
  • Display permit type is a hangtag. Click here for permit display instructions.
  • Provide access to all lots or spaces with the letter designation "D", which matches the letter on the permit. View Map
  • Many "D" designations are located in "mixed use" lots; 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.

Parking Pay Stations

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

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

Visitor Courtesy Permit

We offer our first time visitors a courtesy day permit. This permit provides access to our "Y" lot. (View Map for locations). From there our guest can ride our Bull Runner transit service to their destination.

Friends of USF

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.

  • Valid in any lot designated "D" in the Tampa Campus only. View Map
  • This is a cost saving option for visitors parking more than 55 times in a year. Restricted to the parking location that matches the letter designation, from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Friday.
  • After 5:30 PM and on weekends, with a valid "D" permit displayed, permit designations are lifted and meters and Pay-by-Spaces do not have to be paid.
  • All labeled and reserved spaces, including "R" lots, are restricted for their intended use at all times, 24/7.
  • Available by the academic year or semester.
  • Display permit type is a repositionable (cling) only. Click here for permit display instructions.
  • Any registered permit holder who is not in possession of their parking pass may obtain a courtesy permit from PATS; a maximum of three (3) courtesy permits per semester.