Employee Permits

A Parking Permits

Eligible faculty and staff may purchase an A Permit valid in most close-in parking lots and in the remote parking lots on campus. Those who are eligible and want the convenience of not having to renew their parking permit annually should consider purchasing a Multi-Year A permit; they are valid until a new permit is issued, and must be purchased by payroll deduction. To qualify for a Multi-Year A permit, the employee must have career status in the Payroll & Personnel System (PPS). Any end date to the job appointment, even for budgeting purposes, disqualifies the employee from these permits. A permits may also be purchased on an annual basis, valid from July 1st through June 30th, or on a quarterly, monthly, weekly or daily basis. Multi-Year, Annual, and Quarterly A permits can be purchased on-line; Monthly, Weekly and Daily A permits must be purchased from the TAPS Sales Office.

A Limited Day Permits

Faculty and staff that work a regular schedule of 1, 2, 3, or 4 days per week should consider purchasing an A Limited Day permit. Valid in all A and remote parking lots on campus, this permit is offered on an annual or quarterly basis and requires a pre-designated schedule of 1, 2, 3, or 4 days per week. The permit is valid only on the days of the week the purchaser designates and the schedule must remain the same for the entire period of purchase. Eligible faculty and staff may purchase their Annual A Limited Day permit by payroll deduction; permits must be returned to TAPS if days needed change. Changes to limited day permits may be made during the first two months of any quarter. A Limited Day Permits may be augmented by purchasing a packet of scratch off permits.

Daily Scratch-off Packets

TAPS offers daily A Scratch-off permit packets of 10. Scratch-off permits are non-transferrable, and non-refundable, so only purchase the minimum you think you will need in a calendar year. Each individual permit in the packet is valid only on the day chosen for use. The packets may be ordered online and picked up at the TAPS Sales Office or mailed to you. Packets are not replaceable if lost or stolen.

Scratch-off permits are designed for commuters who only need a parking permit occasionally because they use alternatives to driving most days of the year, or they have a limited need to park on campus. Purchase is limited to 50 scratch-off permits per quarter until reaching a maximum of 150 permits within a fiscal year. Those needing to park more than 150 days a year are encouraged to contact the Sales Office to discuss other options that can better meet their needs. Scratch-off permits cannot be used on motor-driven cycles (e.g., motorcycles).

Those enrolled in an official carpool or vanpool may purchase up to five full packets (50) of scratch-off permits per calendar year.

R Remote Parking Permits

Staff and faculty may purchase an R Remote Lot parking permit (valid in the East and West Remote lots) as available. Please note that the West Remote lot is often filled with vehicles of campus residents, and is not a reliable parking resource for those who commute to campus. R Remote permits may be purchased on an annual basis, July 1st through June 30th, or on a monthly, weekly or daily basis. 

O (Chancellor Designated) Parking Permits

Available to persons whose payroll title appears on the Chancellor-approved O Permit list. O permits are only available to career employees with no end-date to their appointment. O permits may be purchased as a Multi-Year permit and must be paid for by payroll deduction.

Buying a Parking Permit Online

Eligible employees may order these types of parking permits online:

  • Multi-Year, Annual, Fall Start Annual Year (9/1-6/30), and Quarterly A Permits
  • Annual, Fall Start Annual Year (9/1-6/30), and Quarterly Limited Day A Permits 
  • Annual, Fall Start Annual Year (9/1-6/30), and Quarterly A and R Carpool Permits
  • Annual, Fall Start Annual Year (9/1-6/30), and Quarterly R Remote Permits
  • A and R Scratch-off Packets (Available in packets of 10, maximum of 50)
  • Multi-Year, Annual and Fall Start Annual Year (9/1-6/30) MC Motorcycle Permits
  • Supplemental MC Motorcycle with Annual or Academic Year A or R Permit
  • Annual, Fall Start Annual Year (9/1-6/30), and Quarterly N Night Permits
  • Multi-Year O Permit
  • Free Remote Motorcycle Permits (no charge for permit; application is required)

Note: Annual permits are valid 7/1 to 6/30, Fall Start Annual Year permits are valid 9/1 to 6/30.

Payment options include Visa, Mastercard, or Discover. Payroll deduction for most types of permits is available to employees who qualify.

Buying a Parking Permit at the TAPS Sales Office

The TAPS Sales Office is located in the H Barn on the lower campus (map of location). Sales Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please note that the Sales Office closes promptly at 5:00 p.m.; customers still in line at 5:00 p.m. will need to return the next business day to conduct their transaction.


Daily parking options are available via ParkMobile, and parking rates will mirror those for "paper” daily permits; ParkMobile transaction fees will apply.

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