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Parking & Mobility Services

Parking and Mobility Services

Policies and Procedures

Parking Permits and Regulations

All students, faculty, and staff who park a motor vehicle in a non-metered University-owned parking lot are required to obtain a parking permit for that motor vehicle from the Department of Parking Services. Parking permits are issued only for use by the person and on the vehicle(s) specified with the application package.

  • The purchase of a University parking permit grants the permit holder access to specific parking lots, but does not guarantee a parking place on campus. Parking for all permit holders is on a "first-come, first-served" basis only.
  • All vehicles parked on University property must display a current valid license plate and be fully registered in the state issuing the license plate.
  • All parking permits must be displayed on the windshield. Displaying it in any other location is considered a violation. Repositionable window decals or (for convertibles etc.) permanent permit decals must be affixed to the lower left or right corner of the windshield. A decal must be affixed to the window to be valid. Defacing or altering a parking permit is also considered a violation. Please take note that the whole permit must be visible and some windshields have a tinted band around the edge that might obscure a portion of the permit.
  • A permit is not transferable to other individuals.
  • Any person obtaining a permit for a vehicle(s) shall be liable for all violations incurred by such vehicles(s) or by the holder of the permit.

The Department of Parking Services issues, for a fee, the following parking permit types:

  • Restricted (Red)
    A restricted permit is valid for a specific restricted parking lot (access granted by permit.  Additionally this permit is valid from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m., M-F and all day Sat & Sun in all General lots & lots H1, Q, and N.   This permit is not valid in hourly paid parking lots or designated parking spaces.
  • General (Gold)
    A general permit is valid in General parking lots specified on the front of permit at all times. Additionally, from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m., Monday through Friday, and all times on the weekends a General permit is valid in restricted lots H1, Q, and W. This permit is not valid in metered visitor lots or designated parking spaces.
  • Night/Weekend (Silver)
    A Night/Weekend Basic permit is valid in from 4 p.m. to 7 a.m., Monday through Friday, and all times on weekends in General 100-series lots and H1, Q, and W. This permit is not valid in metered visitor lots or designated parking spaces.

    A Night/Weekend Restricted permit is valid from 4 pm to 7 am Monday through Friday and all times on weekends for the lot specified on the front of the permit, General lots, and H1, Q, and W. Permit holders access the restricted lot through the parking permit. This permit is not valid in metered visitor lots or designated parking spaces.
  • Temporary/Visitor
    Vehicles parked in any parking lot, which are not regularly permitted vehicles, require a temporary permit. This permit may be purchased from the Department of Parking Services for $8.00 per permit, per day or obtained from a University department to which the vehicle operator is visiting. 
  • Motorcycles and Scooters
    A motorcycle permit is valid for the lot specified by the type of permit purchased. Motorcycles may park in a regular stall or in designated 'motorcycle-only' spaces. Permit is not valid in metered or designated visitor areas. Two wheeled vehicles over 49cc's are required to purchase a DU parking permit and park in the designated lot according to the permit purchased. Self-propelled vehicles such as scooters and mopeds that are under 49cc's may park only at specially designated areas for scooters.
  • Disability
    Disabled faculty, staff, and students desiring to park on campus must designate a "base" lot and purchase that permit. This base lot is normally the one closest to your place of work or the lot in which you routinely park.

    Your state Disability placard and valid DU permit is all you need to park in your base lot, including Disability spaces.

    If you desire or require the flexibility of parking in multiple lots on campus you may purchase an Disability endorsement to your base permit.

    This endorsement supplements your parking permit and will allow entry to parking in ANY DU parking lot and will be honored at paid visitor spaces.

    For individuals who must, as a condition of their employment, travel around campus via automobile the endorsement may be paid for by department transfer in the same manner that X endorsements currently is managed.

Lost and Stolen Permits

Lost or stolen parking permits must be reported to the Department of Parking Services immediately. After a report is completed, the permit may be replaced for a nominal fee. Recovered lost or stolen permits should be returned to Parking Services immediately. The replacement fee will be refunded if the original permit is recovered and returned to the University of Denver Parking Services department within three months of the report filing date.

Operators of vehicles found displaying a permit that has been reported as lost or stolen will be held accountable for unethical behavior. The permit will be seized, the vehicle will be issued a citation, immobilized, and the case will be referred to the University's Office of Citizenship and Community Standards for disciplinary actions.

When a motor vehicle is sold, traded, or otherwise disposed of, the University parking permit must be removed and returned to the Department of Parking Services. All parking permits remain the property of the University of Denver.

Acceptance and use of any University of Denver parking permit constitutes acknowledgment by the permit holder that he/she agrees with and will abide by all provisions contained in this document.

Permit Refunds

All refunds must be requested in-person, at our main office during normal business hours. A Refund Application Form must be fully completed and the permit (product) returned to Parking Services in good physical condition.

No refunds will be accepted after refund return deadline of April 15th.

All refunds are issued via the original method of payment, except cash. A $5 per permit/product service charge will be deducted from the total refund amount. This charge helps cover the costs associated with the researching, processing, issuing, and possibly mailing a refund check to a customer. All permit refunds are based on an established, pro-rated monthly refund schedule. Refunds are calculated according to the month the permit is physically returned and not to any official termination, leave date or last day of classes attended. Specific payment refund information is as follows:

  • Credit cards may be refunded immediately if the original card at the time of purchase is presented at the time of the refund application. If the original credit card is not available or the card has been cancelled, the refund will be issued in the form of a check.
  • Student billing refunds will be processed according to the appropriate student billing schedule. Students who have their parking fees placed on their student bill accounts are encouraged to physically return their permit for a refund immediately in order to stop future billings of the parking fees being placed on their accounts. Students who fail to return their permit will receive University invoices reflecting the appropriate parking fees associated with the permit still in their possession. It is the responsibility of the withdrawing student permit holder to ensure that the permit is returned to Parking Services, or the billing process will continue. Late fees may be assessed by the Bursar's office for late payments of the student tuition bill.
  • Payroll deduction refunds for Employees separating from the University or no longer needing their assigned parking permit remain responsible for the full amount of the remaining balance due until it is returned to Parking Services. All employees are encouraged to return their parking permits immediately after separating from the University or no longer needing it.
  • All other payments will be refunded through the University of Denver Accounts Payable office, which can take up to four weeks to process.

Refunds & Unpaid Parking Balances - If a customer has any existing parking balance (i.e., permit &/or fine(s)) owed to the department/University, the entire refund will be applied to the unpaid balance. If after the refund is applied to the existing balance and a remaining credit exists, it will be processed as a refund to the customer. At no time will refunds/credits be given to individuals with outstanding parking/traffic balances.

Resident Student 24-hour Access Fee

A $84 24-hour access fee will be added to all Resident student-parking to cover storage parking impacts to campus events.