How to Get an S Permit

Lottery Timeline

  Begins Deadline
Spring to Summer Renewals 4/12/22 4/29/22
Summer "S" Lottery 4/26/22 5/9/22
Summer "S" Lottery Offers 5/10/22 5/16/22
Summer S Open Sales 5/10/22 ongoing

S Permit lottery offers are time sensitive. Be sure to pay by the deadline communicated via email.

Do I qualify for an S permit?

If you are a UT Austin student living off campus (i.e., those who do NOT have an official university residence hall contract), you qualify for an S permit.

Ok, I qualify. Now how do I apply for an S permit?

The S Permit Lottery for the fall 2021 has concluded. 

If you received an offer in the S Permit Lottery, make sure to follow the payment instructions and deadline posted in the S Permit Offer email. To secure your space, payment must be received to PTS prior to the deadline stated in your email. Payment must be paid by credit card or What I Owe online. Failure to complete the payment by the deadline will result in your offer being cancelled.

If you do not receive your first choice, you will remain on the waitlist for all the garages you entered for a chance to move during the semester.


What if I entered the lottery and didn't get an S permit offer?

While we make every effort to provide an offer to all who enter the lottery, there is no guarantee everyone will receive one. Those who do not get an offer will need to purchase a permit for one of the garages that remain available after the lottery through My Parking Profile. They will automatically be put on a waitlist for the garages they selected in the lottery, so they can receive an offer should space become available.

What are my chances of getting into the garage I want?

Typically, Brazos Garage (BRG)Speedway Garage (SWG), and 27th Street Garage (TSG) are in highest demand and fill up first, followed by San Antonio Garage (SAG)San Jacinto Garage (SJG), and Guadalupe Garage (GUG)Manor Garage (MAG) and Trinity Garage (TRG) have never filled up during previous open sales periods. This lottery is not weighted for new or returning students. It is completely random. We highly recommend that you make multiple choices during the lottery process to increase the chance of you getting a parking assignment in the area desired.

What if I missed the lottery or did not get an offer?

You can still get an S permit if you missed the lottery. During open sales, remaining S permits are on sale through My Parking Profile. If you would like an S permit for a garage not listed as available, you can join the waitlist.