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Parking & Mobility Services

Parking and Mobility Services

Parking Permits

Types of Permits

Student Resident Fee
  • An $108 Student Resident fee is applied to all applicable permits for 24/7 occupancy and is prorated.
General
  • A general permit is valid in the General 100-series parking lots in the area designated on the front of the permit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For limited hours of 4 pm – 6 am Monday – Friday and at all times on weekends, General permits are also valid in lots H1, Q, and W.
  • General permits are NOT valid in hourly paid lots at any time. Hourly lots are $1.50 per hour.
Restricted

Lettered Lots A, B, C, D, E, ELC, F, FLC, H1, H2, I, K, L, M, N, P, Q, T, U, Ulofts, or W

  • A restricted permit is valid in the specified lettered lot 24/7 and additionally for the limited hours of 4 pm – 6 am Monday – Friday and at all times on weekend in restricted lots H1, Q, and W and any General 100-series lots.
  • Lot A permits are only issued to approved residents of Iliff.
  • Lot B permits are only issue to approved faculty and staff or Iliff.
  • Lots ELC, F, FLC, K, M, and Q are employee only lots.
  • Lot M permits are valid in Lot M Monday – Friday only. After 4 pm and on weekends the Lot M permit is valid in General lots and H1, Q, and W.
  • Lot Q permits are only issued to approved employees of the Women's College.
  • Lot ELC and FLC permits are only issued to approved employees of the English Language Center and the Fisher Early Learning Center.
  • Lots C, E, H1, H2, N, and Ulofts are the closest lots to resident halls.
  • Lot I permits are only issued to approved commuter students of Iliff.
  • Lot U is for Graduate Housing residents only.
  • Lots C, L, T, and W may be used for event parking or on occasion for large events held at the Ritchie Center. While you will not be denied access to your lot, if the lot is full proceed to lot 108. 
  • Restricted permits are NOT valid in hourly paid lots at any time.  Hourly lots are $1.50 per hour.
Night/Weekend
  • Night/Weekend permits are valid from 4 pm to 6 am, Monday – Friday and at all times on weekends.
  • Night/Weekend General permits are valid in all 100-series General lots and Restricted lots H1, Q, and W during the specified times.
  • Night/Weekend Restricted permits are valid in the one Restricted lot indicated on the front of the permit as well as 100-series General lots and Restricted lots H1, Q, and W during the specified times.
  • Night/Weekend Custodial Permits are valid from 4 pm to 6 am weekdays and all day on weekends at any General parking lot and in Restricted surface lots H1, K, Q, and W. An after 8 pm permit is also valid in Restricted covered parking lots C, D, E, H2, L, and P.
  • Parking Services must receive approval in writing from Custodial Services to purchase a Night/Weekend Custodial permit.
  • A Night/Weekend permit is NOT valid in hourly paid lots at any time. Hourly lots are $1.50 per hour.
EMBA

Designed for the unique needs of the Daniels Executive Master's of Business Administration program.

  • EMBA E permits are valid in parking Lot E 24 hours a day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
  • Monday through Thursday an EMBA E permit is valid for the limited time of 4 pm – 6 am in Lot E, H1, Q, and W. It is also valid in General lots after 4 pm Monday - Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.
  • EMBA E permits are NOT valid in hourly paid lots at any time. Hourly lots are $1.50 per hour.
GSSW

Designed for the unique needs of the Graduate School of Social Work program, a split permit was developed. There are two main GSSW permit options for the program.

  • GSSW E Monday/Tuesday permits are valid in parking lot E 24 hours a day Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the permit is valid from 4 pm – 6 am in lot E. Also valid in General lots after 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.
  • GSSW E Thursday/Friday permits are valid in parking lot E 24 hours a day Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday the permit is valid from 4 pm – 6 am in lot E. Also valid in all general Lots after 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.
  • A GSSW E permit is NOT valid in hourly paid lots at any time. Hourly lots are $1.50 per hour.
  • GSSW permits are valid in all 100-series General lots and Restricted lots H1, Q, and W during the specified times.
Accessibility

The University of Denver provides accessible parking, sometimes referred to as ADA or disability parking, for persons with disabilities in all parking lots on our campus. All parking lots at the University of Denver have accessible parking, availability depends on if you are a visitor or a permit holder. 

  • Visitors to the DU campus who require accessible parking may utilize the designated spaces in our visitor parking lots. Drivers must display a state-issued disability parking permit such as a placard or license plate. These spaces, like all visitor parking, require payment via meters or parking kiosks, depending on location. A map detailing visitor parking options is available here: DU parking map.
  • Students, Faculty & Staff: DU Community members who require accessible parking may purchase an Accessibility Permit. This permit, along with a state-issued disability placard or license plate, will allow the DU Community member to park in any accessible parking space on campus, including those spaces located in visitor lots without paying additional fees. Accessibility Permits are available to DU Community members with temporary or permanent disabilities.

Parking Services offers accessibility permits for $279 for the 2017/2018 school year and is prorated throughout the year. These permits can be purchased online or through the Parking Services office with verification of your state-issued credentials. If you have already purchased or renewed your Disability parking permit for the school year, please contact Parking Services to exchange your permit for the new accessibility permit.

For more information regarding accessible parking on campus, or to obtain an Accessibility Permit, please contact Parking Services at 303-871-2369.  For questions about ADA accommodations or to report concerns regarding disability discrimination, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity at 303-871-7436 or EqualOpportunity@du.edu.

X Permits
  • X permit holders select a base lot, which is the primary parking lot where they will park on a routine basis. An X endorsement is placed on the permit that makes it valid in multiple locations across campus for temporary parking. Officers will report X-permit abuse the Parking Office.
  • X Administration permits are valid in any Restricted or General parking lot on campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These permits are not valid in hourly paid lots at any time. Permit is not valid in reserved spaces, fire lanes, no parking zones, disability spaces (without a state disability placard) or end caps.
  • X Senior Administration, Trustee, and Chancellor permits are valid in any Restricted, General, or paid hourly parking lot at any time. Permit is not valid in reserved spaces, fire lanes, no parking zones, disability spaces (without a state disability placard) or end caps.
  • X Service Vehicle permits are valid in any Restricted, General, Service Vehicle space, or paid hourly parking lot at anytime. The X Service permit was designed for those that need to move equipment or do service at a location that requires that they park close to their destination. This permit is not meant for long term parking (over 2 hours) at a visitor space. Permit is not valid in reserved spaces (other than for Service Vehicles), no parking zones, fire lanes, disability spaces (without a state disability placard), or end caps.
Adjunct

Designed for the unique needs of Adjunct Employees. DU Employees or students that also teach an adjunct class do not qualify for an Adjunct permit. Parking Services is in constant contact with Human Resources to verify Adjunct status. On occasion Parking Services may need further approval which may take up to 48 hours.

  • Restricted Adjunct permits are available for Lot E, L, or P. A restricted permit is valid in ONE specific lettered lot. For limited hours of 4 pm – 6 am Monday – Friday and at all times on weekends Restricted permits are also valid in lots H1, Q, and W.
  • General Adjunct permits are valid in the General 100-series parking lots in the area designated on the front of the permit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For limited hours of 4 pm – 6 am Monday – Friday and at all times on weekends, General permits are also valid in lots H1, Q, and W.
  • Permit is NOT valid in hourly paid lots at any time. Hourly lots are $1.50 per hour.
Recreation
  • After creating a Recreation parking account, Parking Services will contact the Ritchie Center to verify eligibility of receiving a Recreation parking permit. If approved, Parking Services will mail the permit to the address submitted on the parking account. New members are given a temporary permit to use during the interim.
  • Valid in lots 401, 108, and the reserved spaces for Ricks or Recreation on yellow, L1 level, of the L garage only.
  • You may park in the lots at anytime you are using the Recreation Center.
  • Permit is not valid for DU students or employees at anytime.
  • When parking in the L parking garage you must park only on yellow, L1 level. In all other spaces you are subject to ticketing.
  • Recreation permits are not valid during DU Athletic events.
  • Recreation permits are NOT valid at visitor lots at any time. Hourly lots are $1.50 per hour.
Ricks Parent
  • Designed for the unique needs of Ricks Center parent. DU employees or students that have a student that attends the Ricks Center are NOT eligible for a Ricks Center parent, unless they have a full-priced regular DU parking permit. Additionally, the Ricks permits can only be used for short-term parking.
  • Permit is valid on Yellow, level L1 in the L parking garage. There is a sign in front of every space that says either "Reserved for Ricks or Recreation parking ONLY". Permit is valid in both types of reserved spaces. If the lot should be full the overflow lot is the roof of Lot L.
Contractor or Vendor

Designed for non-affiliated guests to the DU campus that need to park on campus on a regular basis for maintenance, delivering supplies, special projects, and etc.

All contractor/vendor permits are sold in-person at the Parking office. After consulting with a Parking customer service representative, they will help select the best permit for the situation. Permits are sold on a monthly or annual basis.

Motorcycle

Motorcycles utilizing DU parking lots/garages must display a DU permit valid for the lot in which the vehicle is parked. Motorcycle permits can not be re-positioned. The location where the permit is affixed may vary between motorcycles. The permit must always be clearly visible to parking enforcement personnel. If you are unsure where to locate the permit please contact Parking Services for assistance.

  • If you will only be driving a motorcycle to campus, purchase a permit for the full price of the permit of lot you select. A few parking lots have motorcycle only spaces, but typically motorcycles park in a single vehicle parking stall. There are no discounts for motorcycle only spaces.
  • If you are paying full price for a DU parking permit for a car and desire the ability to park your motorcycle on campus as well, you may purchase a secondary permit designed for motorcycles for only $20.00. An agreement stating that you will only have one vehicle on campus at a time must also be signed. You may not use your vehicle permit on a motorcycle.
  • Permits must be affixed in a location that is easily visible by an Enforcement Specialist and preferably close to the license plate. You may not affix a permit to the license per Colorado Law C.R.S. §42-3-202. Parking Services has a limited number of license plate brackets for use free of charge if there is not a place to affix the permit. If you are unsure of where best to affix the permit please contact Parking Services for assistance.
  • Vehicles with fewer than four wheels that need access into gated lots need to be conscious of the sensors that raise and lower the gate arms. These sensors are magnetic and the low magnetic signature of most motorcycles may cause an early release (lowering) of the gate arm. If you are unsure of the correct technique for entering or exiting a gated lot please contact the Parking Services office.
Scooters/Mopeds

Self-propelled vehicles that are 49 cc's or less and do not require a state license plate however, they are required to obtain a DU scooter parking permit. Vehicles over 49 cc's are considered to be motorcycles and are required to purchase a DU parking permit and park in the designated lot according the permit purchased.

  • You may park your moped or scooter at designated scooter parking areas only.
  • You may NOT park in stairways, sidewalks, no parking zones, hashed areas, or other areas that would impede pedestrian traffic.
  • Vehicles with fewer than four wheels that need access into gated lots need to be conscious of the sensors that raise and lower the gate arms. These sensors are magnetic and the low magnetic signature of most motorcycles may cause an early release (lowering) of the gate arm. If you are unsure of the correct technique for entering or exiting a gated lot please contact the Parking Services office.