Prices & Payment

If event parking is booked and being paid for by a University of Denver department, the charge for parking will be billed to the departmental budget number provided on the initial booking request at the time of reservation. Any changes to this information must be communicated in writing to the Parking Services department before the date of the event.

If event parking is booked and being paid for by an external organization there will be an option to select credit card payment on the initial booking request form. Once an event has ended, the event contact will be emailed a final invoice based on the number of scans at that parking lot. This invoice is to be paid within 15 business days by credit card or check. Credit card payments can be made in person at the office or over the phone. All credit card information will be collected at the time of payment. Parking Services will not store credit card information for any duration.

Events are billed after the event has ended based on the total number of permit scans during your event. A quote will be provided at the time the reservation is made based on the online booking request form information.

  • Half Day Permit (parking less than 4 hours) is $10 per permit;
  • Full Day Permit (parking for 4 or more hours) is $14 per permit;
  • RPM Attendant is $40.60/hour;

A late fee of $25 is added for events requested within 3 business days of the event date.

Event Parking Rate Increase for Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24)

  • All event rates increased in FY2024. Full day event parking increased from $10 to $14 and half day event parking increased from $8 to $10.
  • The increase took effect on July 1, 2023. The new rates were approved by the Chancellor and Board of Trustees (BOT).
  • Event parking rates last increased on July 1, 2018.
  • There is no increase in paid visitor parking rates in FY24. The rate remains $2 per hour.

Why do parking rates increase?

In addition to paying down the debt incurred from building parking garages, the costs for operating and maintaining a parking system with more 5,900 spaces, including 7 parking structures, 60 off-street lots, and other spaces across the campus, are significant. These costs increase over time due to inflation, and as parking assets age, maintaining becomes more expensive.

Why did rates increase by the amount they did this year?

DU is committed to supporting sustainability, as outlined in the University of Denver Sustainability Commitment. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, requires a holistic approach if we are to reach those objectives. Setting parking rates so that they encourage travel mode shift, away from single occupant vehicles, and to more sustainable modes such as transit, cycling, ride share, car sharing, and walking, supports the University in achieving its sustainability commitments. The new Residence Hall and Community Commons are being constructed on four existing parking lots. Besides reducing the physical inventory of parking spaces, those lots were highly utilized and generated significant revenue. The rate increases for this fiscal year will offset some of the lost revenue.



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