Parking Permits and Rules

To ensure safe, adequate and orderly parking for our students, faculty, staff and visitors, the following parking rules are in effect at UWM at Waukesha.

Permits are required during the fall and spring semesters (through final exams) from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Permits are not required during winter break or summer session.

Parking Lot Number Permit Information
Lots 1, 2, 4, 7 Student or Faculty/Staff – permit required
Lot 1A – Narrow spaces only Motorcycle Parking – no permit required
Note: Motorcycles do require a permit in any other spaces.
Lots 1, 2, 7 and Commons Circle Disabled Parking (indicated by signs) – permit required
Lots 3, 5 Faculty/Staff ONLY – permit required
Lots 6A, 6B No Permit Required (free parking)
Commons Circle
(Spaces in front of campus)
Short-Term Parking (45 minutes or less)
No permit required
Time restrictions enforced Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
University Drive and City Streets Free Parking (Note: No parking allowed from Lot 2 to Summit Avenue on campus side)
Streets are under City of Waukesha jurisdiction
Community Event Parking Parking is free on weekends and after 4 p.m. on weekdays. Permits generally are not required for special campus community events.

 Permit Cost

  • The annual rate is $70. Purchase a permit online, then pick it up in the Solution Center with your receipt.
  • Permits are valid from the date of purchase through August. If a permit is lost, a new permit must be purchased at full cost.
  • Hang-tag permits must be properly hung on the rearview mirror with the permit number visible from the outside.
  • People who own more than one vehicle may transfer the permit between vehicles or may purchase a hang-tag permit for each vehicle at full price.

No Parking Areas

Parking is not allowed at any time in these areas:

  • Loading docks and driveways
  • Diagonal-lined areas, grass and sidewalks
  • In front of stairs or along curbs
  • Reserved spaces (disabled, administrative, food service, dean, etc.)
  • University Drive from Lot 2 to Summit Avenue on the campus building side
  • In any other area not designated by regular parking space lines


Parking citations may be issued for reasons that are documented in the Parking Regulations brochure.

Student Parking Fines

  • Pay online after charges have been added to your account.
    • Pay by e-check (ACH withdrawal from a bank account). This is a free option.
    • Pay by credit card. This option includes a 2.5% credit card fee.
  • Send a personal check, cashier’s check, money order or third-party check made payable to UWM at Waukesha. Include citation number. Please pay within 10 days. Mail to:

UWM at Waukesha
1500 N. University Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188

Parking Violation Appeal Procedure

Parking violation appeals to the Parking Committee follow a step-by-step procedure. To file an appeal, download and complete the parking appeal form within seven days of receiving a ticket.

Parking Ticket Appeal Information

Before appealing a parking citation, review the following points from the Parking Committee:

  1. When you became a student at UWM at Waukesha, you agreed to abide by the rules and regulations of the university. Vehicles Rules and Regulations are part of the university rules and regulations.
  2. Individuals who own, maintain or operate motor vehicles on the university campus are responsible for violations regardless of whether that individual had possession or was operating the vehicle at the time of the violation. It is the responsibility of the owner to advise any driver of university rules and regulations.
  3. Hang-tag permits are permits to park and are NOT a guarantee of a parking space in close proximity.
  4. The responsibility for finding a legal parking space rests with the motor vehicle operator. Lack of space is not an acceptable excuse for violating any parking regulation.
  5. The fact that other vehicles were improperly parked does not constitute a valid excuse for parking illegally.
  6. Documented proof must be attached to the appeal for an emergency or other extenuating circumstances.
  7. The Parking Committee can uphold, lessen or suspend the original fine.
  8. The record of past parking violations will factor in the committee’s decision.
  9. Suggestions, recommendations or concerns about the regulations should be submitted to the Parking Committee at
  10. The Parking Committee meets once a month to review appeals. You will be notified via email of the final decision of your appeal.


Students with unpaid parking fines will have a hold placed on their academic record. This means they may not be able to register for classes and/or receive grades and transcripts.

If there is a hold on your account for a parking ticket, the hold will be removed within one week after payment is made with electronic check or credit/debit card. Mailed payments require two weeks to remove the hold.


UWM at Waukesha reserves the right to tow vehicles that are in violation of campus regulations. All towing will be at the owner’s expense. Campus employees may not assist with vehicle problems because of potential damage to the vehicle or injury to a person.