Student fall parking permit renewals, purchases and deadlines

Update 9/3/20: The Parking Perks Debit Program is not available to dorm residents. See the Parking Perks Debit Program page for eligibility information.

UT Austin Students, 

Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) has been working through details for fall parking, as we understand that many of you are making plans for August and beyond.

As outlined in our June 17 message, all university garages require either an active permit or payment when exiting, and parking meters are active. All other parking such as surface lots requires a permit. Active permits or payments will continue to be required in the fall for anyone parking on campus. 

If You Need a Permit This Fall

Garage permits - Students qualify for an R or S permit, depending on if they are dorm residents or non-dorm residents. Space in most garages is limited, so new permits are sold on a lottery system and include strict entry and payment deadlines.

  • Dorm Residents – Emails will be sent on July 21 with information on how to enter the R Permit Lottery. If you miss the lottery deadlines, remaining garage permits will go on sale August 10.
  • Non-Dorm Residents – If you had an S permit as of March 13, 2020, you will be able to renew your permit online beginning August 3 through August 19. If you miss the renewal deadline or if you did not have a previous S permit and want one, you can enter the S Permit Lottery beginning August 17 until most garage permits are sold out. If you miss the lottery, remaining garage permits will go on sale August 24.

All other permits - Students can purchase and renew C, C+, D, D+, M, N, and N+ permits online through My Parking Profile beginning on August 5. These permits do not have a renewal deadline and can be purchased any time for a pro-rated price.

If You Only Have an Occasional Need for Campus Parking 

If you will only be parking on campus occasionally this fall, you may find you do not need a permit. Beginning August 19, students can use the Parking Perks Debit Program for low-cost occasional garage parking. You can also park in a garage at a rate based on the amount of time parked

The information in this email is also available on the PTS website at

Thank you, 
Parking and Transportation Services 

July 22, 2020