Pay For Parking
Parking is enforced 24 hours / 7 days a week. There is No Free Parking!
You have two options to pay for parking
- You can purchase a permit through our website that can be valid for a year, semester, month, or other time frame as noted. Rates are listed on our website.
- You can pay by the hour using a mobile payment provider such as Parkmobile or Flowbird. There are also pay stations and pay by phone options in each facility; check signage for payment options for each lot.
Never loan, buy, sell, trade, or barter parking permits. The permit holder is responsible for tickets to the vehicle. Parking permits can have multiple license plates associated to a single permit, but only one vehicle can use the parking permit at a time. Example: If a permit holder has a loaner vehicle for a day because the primary vehicle is in a repair shop, the loaner vehicle can be added to the account.
Unless there are two yellow parking lines for your vehicle to park between – don’t park there!
Tip: Parking in non-designated areas “for just a minute” with flashers on is not legal parking.
This does not mean parking is free. Parking is enforced seven days a week and at all times. Look for signs that restrict parking in certain spaces or parking lots. The spaces might be restricted to permit parkers only or there might be time restrictions before the non-permit parkers can park.
There will be a several signs in each lot indicating restrictions and charge rates, even if there is not an individual sign located in front of each individual parking space.
Tip: Pay lots, “24-Hour Towing,” and “No Parking” areas are enforced AT ALL TIMES.
…are NOT visitors! Therefore, they may not use spaces designated for visitors. Check for yellow Faculty/Staff signs for applicable spots.
Tip: Instead, feel free to use hourly pay lots or metered spaces and pay the parking fee.
Avoid parking in restricted areas without a proper permit such as No-Parking Zones, Loading Zones, and Fire Lanes. Check our signage page for more information..
Register all license plates when purchasing a permit, this includes the UPARK permit. Enforced is done by license plate, failure to update a vehicle(s) can result in a citation.
Avoiding a parking ticket can be as easy as avoiding backing into a parking space. Vehicles cannot reverse into a parking space. Vehicles must park with the rear of the vehicle facing out. Violators will be ticketed. The exception to this regulation are the four gated garages on the UWM Campus; Union, Lubar, Northwest Quadrant (NWQ), and Pavilion.
Register all license plates when purchasing a permit, this includes the UPARK permit. Enforcement is done by license plate, failure to update a vehicle(s) can result in a citation.
Avoid the garages between 2:00 AM – 5:00 AM without having purchased a residential overnight permit.
When classes are not in session (student spring and fall breaks, official holidays, or summer sessions), lots are still enforced according to the permit. Parking meters, pay lots, and all reserved spaces are enforced.
Example for Students: With a valid Northwest Quadrant (NWQ) Garage permit, you can park in any unreserved parking space located in the NWQ garage (except Reserved Spaces and Accessible/ADA Spaces if not applicable).
Example for Faculty and Staff: If you have a Lots 7 and 20 SARUP/Cunningham Permit, do not park in the Champman / Enderis Surface Lot (Lot 1) or the Garland / Library Surface Lot (Lot 8) before 4pm. Hunting Permit Holders are able to park in spaces which do not have signage if the “Faculty and Staff” spaces are taken, but keep in mind the spaces with without signage on the individual space is geared for visitors or students. If the lot is full, then go to a different lot.
Verify a Parkmobile session has started by checking for the following:
- Countdown timer
- License plate number
- Zone number