The Garage R permit is available to any UT Austin student who has a University Housing and Dining Residence Hall contract. Garage permits offer the most convenient parking options for residence halls with many of our garages next to, or across the street from, university housing. R permits are valid only in the garage that they are purchased. For multiple garage parking options please see information about the N+ Permit.
Unlike the C permit, only limited numbers of R permits are sold, meaning that in general, you should always be able to find a parking space. R parking is restricted to the upper level of the garages M-F, but a majority of the spaces available are covered. Nonetheless, you might be required to park on the roof at times during the term for your permit.
R permits are available in ten of the university parking garages (garage location information). The R permit should provide parking for you in your assigned garage 24/7, with few exceptions. Occasionally, R permit holders may be relocated to accommodate large events. Advanced e-mail notifications will be sent and in general, you can expect to be relocated to another garage.
Annual or fall R permits are distributed through a lottery and may be purchased for nine months or one semester. Permits purchased for the fall semester have a Web renewal option for the spring semester. (There is no R Lottery for the Spring or Summer permits). No R permits are renewed for the fall. R Lottery Information
Usually after the lottery is closed for the fall semester, R permits still remain available in some garages. To check on the availability of R permits please log into MY PARKING PROFILE. If you require an R permit for the spring or summer, these are sold on a first-come, first-served basis beginning in early December or late May. Like the fall, R permits may be available further into the spring or summer semester. Please check on permit availability through MY PARKING PROFILE.