Parking Permits

All parking on the University of Denver Campus is either permit or fee-based. As such, there is no free parking on campus, and anyone parking on campus must either display a valid permit or pay the hourly fee. We also have an agreement with the City of Denver prohibiting University parking on streets adjacent to campus, a policy we adhere to in the interest of lessening negative impact on the surrounding area.

Fortunately, we make acquiring a permit a simple, straightforward process, and are here to help with any questions you may have.

Register for your permit today!

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Commuting Carbon Offset Program

The University of Denver has committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. Commuting to & from campus by the campus community contributes significant greenhouse gas emissions to the University’s carbon footprint.

The Commuting Carbon Offsets program will provide a carbon offset purchase option to all DU community members who wish to participate and help the University towards the goal of becoming completely carbon neutral by 2030. This purchase can be made by clicking here. You do not need a DU parking permit to participate.

Green Commuter Program

Become a Green Commuter by purchasing carbon offsets to eliminate your contribution to the university’s carbon footprint from commuting to campus. Commuting to campus contributes 10% to the university’s carbon footprint, with the average commuter contributing two tons annually of atmospheric carbon.

How do I become a Green Commuter?

Participation is easy. For only ten dollars an academic year, you will eliminate your contribution to the University’s carbon footprint. A key step for the university to meet climate action goals and reach Carbon Neutrality.

Access the Green Commuter option through the parking services website. As a Green Commuter, you’ll receive a sticker to recognize your contribution to creating a Carbon Neutral campus.

Where does the money go?

The University has partnered with the Native organization, Native, A Public Benefit Corporation,  to purchase carbon offsets from wind and solar renewable energy production projects in Colorado.

Purchase a Permit

Find information on the purchasing process for permits, and get connected with essential resources.

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Permit Types & Prices

Discover what type of permit is right for you, and find guidance on the associated costs.

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Payment Options

We offer a simple, streamlined payment process with multiple options for payment.

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On a waitlist for a parking permit? Find out more about what that means and what comes next.

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Renew a Permit

Make sure to keep your parking permit up-to-date through our permit renewal system.

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Replace a Permit

Lost your permit? Don't worry, we're here to help you navigate the process of having it replaced.

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General Parking Guidelines

  • There is no free parking on campus.
  • Anyone parking on campus must display a valid permit or pay the posted hourly fee.
  • All Restricted lots are monitored by Parking Enforcement 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • All General and Visitor lots are enforced 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
  • To enter a gated lot you must have a valid permit for the specified lot.
  • Parking off the DU campus is strictly enforced by the City of Denver.
  • Resident students bringing a car to campus are required to purchase a DU parking permit.
  • Parking on the streets adjacent to the University is expressly prohibited through an agreement with the City of Denver.
  • All Pioneers are encouraged utilize alternate forms of transportation to promote sustainability.



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