ParkMobile

Transportation Services offers pay-by-phone parking in more than 20 lots and garages. To view the locations, and the ParkMobile lot codes, click here.. Parkmobile allows you to both pay for parking when you arrive on campus and reserve parking days in advance.

To take advantage of pay-by-phone parking, create a free account online at Parkmobile.io or on their mobile app (Android download / Apple download). The ParkMobile app may also be downloaded onto any tablet for use in outdoor lots only.

If you have a question or are experiencing an issue in one of our lots, please call (414) 229-4000 for assistance.

Ready to Park Now

In order to access the “Start Session” page on ParkMobile’s website, customers will need to navigate to “Ready to Park Now”. or click Park on the app.

Next, input the zone number found on the meter sticker or nearby ParkMobile signage in the lot. Select the amount of time you wish to park, touch the start button to confirm the transaction, and you’re all set! You can add additional time if needed through the app as well.

See the following video for step-by-step instructions:

Reserving Parking for Later

(Part-Time Permits)

Parkmobile Reservations lets you reserve a space in your desired lot before heading to campus, including days beforehand. Each lot has a flat daily rate. This is especially helpful for part-time employees or anyone who needs to be on campus no more than a couple of times a week.

Reservations give you access to both faculty/staff (with yellow signs) and permit reserved (with black signs). You cannot park in handicap, visitor, UWM department, or other specially designated spaces.

You can visit UWM’s Parkmobile Reservations site to make your reservation. All reservations have a flat daily rate and allow you to specify your estimated arrival and departure times on campus. Availability is not guaranteed. See below for step-by-step instructions.

Parkmobile Reservations through the Website
  1. Load the UW-Milwaukee Parkmobile Reservations website.
  2. Select your entrance and exit dates. All times begin on the hour or at the half-hour. Unless you are needing to park overnight at Sandburg, NWQ, or Pavilion, please ensure that the entrance and exit times are on the same calendar day and you are not parked from 2 am to 5 am.
  3. Click next. On the mobile site, click the Standard Auto button at the bottom.
  4. Choose the desired zone. The price, including taxes and service charges are displayed beneath the facility name. You can also specify quantity, if multiple permits are needed.
  5. Click Add to Cart.
  6. You can preview your cart. If finished, you can click checkout. If you want to add additional permits, you can add Continue Shopping in the Shopping Cart section on the top left.
  7. Enter and submit your payment information. It is important to verify your vehicle information, including for rentals, as if incorrect, it can result in a citation. If you purchased a reservation for a gated garage (Lubar, NWQ, Pavilion, or Union), you will need a copy of QR code that you use to scan to enter and exit the garages. Click View/Get Permit after paying to get a copy of this. When at a garage gate, you would scan the QR code against the keypad at the gate.

The following video details how to make reservations on the app:

Parkmobile Reservations through the App

Note: It is important to verify your vehicle information, including for rentals, as if incorrect, it can result in a citation. If you purchased a reservation for a gated garage (Lubar, NWQ, Pavilion, or Union), you will need a copy of QR code that you use to scan to enter and exit the garages. Click View/Get Permit after paying to get a copy of this. When at a garage gate, you would scan the QR code against the keypad at the gate.



There are three (3) ways to pay
  1. Via ParkMobile mobile app (Android download / Apple download)
  2. Call 1(877) 727-5003 while in the surface parking lot
  3. Visit www.parkmobile.io

Additional Notes
  • All UWM zones are 590 + the 2-digit lot code
  • Parking sessions can be extended by phone call, mobile app, or on the ParkMobile website
How to use in garages

Pay by phone via ParkMobile (Android download / Apple download) for these four parking lots; Northwest Quadrant (NWQ), Union, Pavilion, and Lubar.


Entry
  1. Open ParkMobile App
  2. Enter Zone Code 59033
    1. Zone code provided on face of machine
  3. Carefully move phone under scanner till the machine makes sound
    1. Make sure to be connected to the internet through mobile data, as there is not reliable wifi in garages
    2. QR codes can be made smaller for better scanning by ‘pinching’ with two fingers
  4. Enter when gate opens

Exit
  1. Open ParkMobile App
    1. Go to the “session” page
    2. Tap “ready to leave”
  2. Carefully move phone under scanner till the machine makes sound
    1. Make sure to be connected to the internet through mobile data, as there is not reliable wifi in garages
    2. QR codes can be made smaller for better scanning by ‘pinching’ with two fingers
  3. Exit when gate opens

ParkMobile also sends an alert fifteen minutes before time expires so you can extend your parking transaction, where available, wherever you are, meaning gone are the days when you will need to hurry back to feed the meter or pay station!

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