How to Get an S Permit

2023-24 S Permit Timeline

 Opens for EntryDeadlineNotes
Summer R/ S Permit Open SalesMay 6, 2024 Online beginning May 6 at 10 a.m.

2024-25 S Permit Timeline

 Opens for EntryDeadlineNotes
Summer to Fall/Annual S RenewalsJune 25, 2024July 5, 2024 
Summer to Fall/Annual S Transfer RequestsJune 25, 2024July 5, 2024

Transfers Awards Sent: July 17

Awards Expire: July 29

Fall/Annual S Permit Waitlist SelectionJuly 1, 2024July 15, 2024

Offers Made: July 17

Offers Expire: July 29

Fall/Annual R/ S Permit Open SalesAugust 6, 2024 

Online beginning August 6 at 10 a.m.

Annual permits not available after November 15, 2024.

S Permit waitlist 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?

If you do not already have an S permit for the 2024-25 academic year, you can get one through either the Waitlist Selection or Open Sales.

Waitlist Selection

The Waitlist Selection process is best if you want to get a permit for a garage that will be unavailable during Open Sales. The following garages are typically unavailable during Open Sales:

For a chance to get into the above garages, follow these steps:

  • Beginning July 1, go to the Waitlist tab on your Parking Profile by logging in with your UT EID and password to enter the waitlist.   
  • Enter up to two choices for garages where you want to park. You should also enter your vehicle information including license plate, make, model, and color for any vehicles you may be driving.
  • An email will be sent with S permit offers to those picked from the waitlist. Your offer may be for either of the two garages you selected.
  • 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.
  • We will continue to make offers until the garages fill or all of those who have entered the waitlist have received an offer.
  • 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.

Open Sales

The following garages have historically been available during Open Sales:

To purchase a permit for an available garage during Open Sales, log into My Parking Profile with your UT EID and password beginning August 6. Follow the steps in the Student Permit Renewal & Purchase Instructions to purchase the permit of your choice.


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

While we make every effort to provide an offer to all who enter the waitlist, 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 waitlist offers through My Parking Profile. You will remain on the waitlist for the garages you selected, so you can receive an offer should space become available.

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

The waitlist selection is not weighted for new or returning students. It is completely random. We highly recommend that you make multiple choices during the waitlist selection process to increase the chance of you getting a parking assignment in the area desired.

What if I missed the waitlist selection period or did not get an offer?

You can still get an S permit if you missed the waitlist selection period. 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. Offers will continue to be made should space become available.