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So, you're new to UW-Stout and are interested in on-campus parking. The basics are:
More parking information for new employees is available from the links below:
We'll be happy to mail you a courtesy, one-week temporary permit to get you started. Just fill out the permit request form before you begin employment. If you're interested in purchasing a year-permit, you'll be able to stop by sometime during your first week of employment. This is also a good way to "try out" campus parking to determine whether you wish to purchase a permit.
You may purchase a permit at any time during the year. Cost is prorated so you only pay the fee for the remainder of the contract year. The usual parking contract year is mid-August to mid-August (only year-term permits are offered).
We accept all the common payment methods, however most staff use a payroll deduction. Deductions are taken from each paycheck from October through May. An added benefit of using payroll deduction is that your payment is taken pre-tax. Payroll deduction is offered at renewal time thru the first week of Fall semester classes. Please note that refund (or payment suspension) is only made after a permit has been returned.
Staff park in "commuter" lots, a series of lots designated for persons who live off campus. Staff and student commuters park in the same series of lots. We maintain a separate series of parking lots for students who live on campus and do not mix the commuter and housing permit series.
A commuter permit allows parking in an open space in a commuter lot but doesn't guarantee availability of a space in a specific lot. In other words, this is a campus permit and you may need to check several lots for an available space. Typically staff know which lots will have open spaces based on what time you're arriving on campus. The campus permit has the added benefit of allowing you to drive to different areas of campus if needed.
Disabled parking is available for those who need an accessible parking space. Please note: Staff may not use their state-issued disabled parking permit to park on campus. If you have a state-issued parking permit you must still purchase a university disabled permit.
Temporary disabled parking permits are available for temporary disabilities. If you're already a permit holder, there is no additional cost. Contact Parking Services.
Staff occasionally have the need to park briefly to load/unload. You must park legally to do so. If you find that there isn't a convenient legal space near your loading/unloading destination you must call Parking Services to request special authorization.
Commuter permit lots are regulated for valid permit from 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday and these same lots prohibit parking from 2 AM through 7 AM, Monday through Friday. If your schedule falls within the time after 4 PM but before 2 AM, you may park in a commuter lot at no charge. If your schedule falls within the overnight prohibited times you should contact Parking Services for special instructions. You can park on campus after hours if your job requires, but you need authorization.
Faculty/staff are responsible for obtaining and communicating appropriate parking for your guests. Guest permits are available (in advance) from Parking Services and campus meters are good options for short-term visits.