Permit Types and Costs

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Please click on each type for further information. Permits, unless otherwise specified, are valid for the entire year - August 15 to August 14. Costs are prorated monthly throughout the academic year and refunds available thru March 31.

For Commuters (Student / Employee)

Students as well as university faculty and staff should purchase and display their parking permit prior to the beginning of the permit year. A payroll deduction for faculty/staff option is available here >>.

Commuter [C] - $150/yr  ↓

Commuter permits are valid in a standard (unsigned) space, and vehicles should be parked fully within stall markings. 

Overnight (2 AM - 7 AM) parking is prohibited in commuter lots.

Location

A commuter permit offers parking in an available space in one of eight main campus commuter lots (Lot 1, 10, 14, 18, 24, 27, 29, 30), one north campus commuter lot (Lot 20), and one housing lot (Lot 34). A space is not guaranteed in any specific lot. 

Do not park in residence hall parking lots or Lot 28 (near Vocational Rehabilitation Building)

Commuter Reserved [A] - $475/yr  ↓

Reserved permits are only available to those who have been pre-authorized. If you are not currently a reserved permit holder but interested, please email Parking Services to inquire about availability before registering.

Authorized individuals are eligible to register for a reserved area in a specific lot.

If you do not wish to renew your reserved permit please email Parking Services for assistance.

Location

A reserved parking permit is valid in the reserved section of a single lot. A reserved permit is not valid in the reserved area of other parking lots.

Reserved permits also authorize parking in any campus commuter space outside of your home reserved lot.

Commuter Disabled [D] - $150/yr  ↓

Individuals who are currently authorized with Parking Services as disabled-eligible may purchase a disabled parking permit.

If you are not registered as disabled-eligible, but need accessible parking (long term or short term), you need to obtain a Disability Parking Authorization or you can email Parking for assistance before registering.

It is important that we align your permit with your parking time frame (24 hours for housing or day parking for commuters).  As you complete your permit registration, ensure you're being offered the correct permit. If not, please suspend registration and email Parking.

Location

Signed disabled spaces are available in every campus parking lot.

Disability permits are also valid in a standard (unsigned) space in either a commuter or housing parking lot - except Lot 28 (near Voc Rehab building).

Please note that, unlike municipalities, State issued and UW-Stout disabled permits are not valid in UW-Stout meters.

UW-Stout disabled permits are not valid in municipal metered or signed spaces.

A disabled permit is not valid overnight (2AM - 7AM) in a center campus commuter lot.

Providing accessible parking is important. If our current availability is not meeting your needs please contact Parking Services for assistance.

For Residents

Parking permits will be available to purchase online starting early July. New students will receive permit information in their orientation packets.

Housing Main Campus [Y] - $230/yr  ↓

Y Permit authorizes parking in an available space in one of four main South campus lots (lots 4, 15, 17 and 34). Not a specific lot but where ever a space (unsigned, unreserved) is available. 

There are new reserved spaces within main campus Y-lots (4 and 17). They are signed as reserved 24/7 and your Y-Permit is NOT valid.

Housing Main Campus Reserved [X, Z] - $430/yr  ↓

SOLD OUT: X Permit provides a signed, reserved space in Lot 4. The reserved space offers the certainty of parking in a specific lot as well as in a non-reserved space in the other main campus residence hall lots (15, 17 or 34).

SOLD OUT: Z Permit provides a signed, reserved space in Lot 17. The reserved space offers the certainty of parking in a specific lot as well as in a non-reserved space in the other main campus residence hall lots (4, 15 or 34).

Housing North Campus [B] - $230/yr  ↓

B Permit authorizes parking in an available space (unsigned, unreserved) in one of six north campus housing lots (Lots 9, 11, 12, 21, 22, 32). Not a specific lot but where ever a space (unsigned, unreserved) is available.

Do not park in north campus commuter lots (Lot 8 near the LST house, Lots 20 near Health Services, or Lot 25 behind JTC).

Housing North Campus + Main Campus Commuter [BC] - $310/yr  ↓

BC Permit authorizes parking in one of the six north campus lots (Lots 9, 11, 12, 21, 22 and 32) in unsigned, unmetered spaces and in a main campus commuter lots: (day parking only) 1, 10, 14, 18, 24, 27, 29, 30 and 34. In effect, this enables a north campus resident to drive to main campus.  

Do not park in north campus commuter lots (Lot 8 near the LST house, Lot 20 near Health Services, or Lot 25 behind JTC), or main campus housing lots 4, 15 or 17. 

Housing North Campus Reserved + Main Campus Commuter [NC] - $450/yr  ↓

NC Permit provides a signed, reserved space in north campus Lot 32 and access to main campus commuter lots (day parking only). The reserved space offers the certainty of parking in a specific lot rather than an available space in one of the six north campus lots with the option of driving to main campus when needed. 

Valid main campus commuter lots include: 1, 10, 14, 18, 24, 27, 29, 30 and 34. This permit is valid for standard unsigned, unmetered spaces. Parking is offered on a space-available basis in any of these lots - not in a specific lot, but wherever a space is open.

Do not park in north campus commuter lots (Lot 8 near the LST house, Lot 20 near Health Services, or Lot 25 behind JTC), or main campus housing lots 4, 15 or 17.

Housing Disabled [D] - $230/yr  ↓

Individuals who are currently authorized with Parking Services as disabled-eligible may purchase a disabled parking permit.

If you are not registered as disabled-eligible, but need accessible parking (long term or short term), you need to obtain a Disability Parking Authorization or you can email Parking for assistance before registering.

It is important that we align your permit with your parking time frame (24 hours for housing or day parking for commuters). As you complete your permit registration, ensure you're being offered the correct permit. If not, please suspend registration and email Parking.

Location

For overnight disabled parking you must park in a residence hall lot - either a signed disabled space or standard open space.

Disabled permits are also valid in a standard (unsigned) space in either a commuter or housing parking lot - except Lot 28 (near Voc Rehab building).

Please note that, unlike municipalities, State issued and UW-Stout disabled permits are not valid in UW-Stout meters.

UW-Stout disabled permits are not valid in municipal metered or signed spaces.

A disabled permit is not valid overnight (2AM - 7AM) in a campus commuter lot.

Providing accessible parking is important. If our current availability is not meeting your needs please contact Parking Services for assistance.

Other Permit Types

Motorcycle/Moped [M] - $20/yr  ↓

Motorcycles and mopeds receive the same permit and are governed by similar regulations but may park in slightly different areas.

Motorcycle permits are valid in signed cycle pads (areas noted on campus maps).

Moped permits are valid in signed cycle pads, moped only areas and bicycle racks around residence halls only.

Please note that motorcycle/moped permits are not valid in vehicle parking spaces.

Overnight parking for motorcycles: cycle pads in lots 4, 21, 27, 32. Mopeds: motorcycle pads in lots 4, 21, 27, 32 or in bike racks near residence halls.

A discounted permit ($5/year) is available to staff who also purchase a vehicle permit. That discount will become available after you purchase your vehicle permit.

Location

Motorcycle

  • Commuter lots (day parking): 1, 10, 14, 18, 27, 29, 30
  • Housing lots (24 hour parking): 4, 21, 27, 32
  • Do not park anywhere except in a signed motorcycle pad/area.
  • Do not park in a designated moped-only pad.

Moped

  • A designated motorcycle pad in commuter lots (day parking): 1, 10, 14, 18, 27, 29, 30
  • A designated motorcycle pad in lots (24 hour parking): 4, 21, 27, 32
  • Moped-only pads
    • South of Bowman Hall
    • South of Millennium Hall
    • South of Swanson Learning Center
    • West and South of Lot 18
    • North of Lot 3 on North campus
  • A bicycle rack ONLY near a residence hall
  • When parking near bike racks do not block walkway paths or building entrances.

Day - $5/day  ↓

Students are eligible to purchase a day permit for their use or that of a visitor.

Day permits are limited and are not always available. Contact Parking Services prior to bringing a vehicle to campus to ensure that a permit will be available for your use.

Week - $15/wk  ↓

Students who bring a vehicle to campus infrequently may purchase a week permit for only those weeks when they drive.

Week permits are limited and are not always available. Contact Parking Services prior to bringing a vehicle to campus to ensure that a permit will be available for your use.

Month - $45/mo  ↓

Permits are available for short term use of parking facilities. Short term permits are sold by the day, week and month. 

The availability of short term parking is limited and is based on weekly surveys of the number of spaces available. A student or guest must purchase and display a short term permit prior to parking in a campus lot.

Contact Parking Services to inquire about the current availability of short term parking spaces.

Summer - $20/summer  ↓

Summer permits are available after the first week in May until August 14th.

If you already have a current year permit it is valid through August 14th. If your needs have changed and you need to exchange your permit, bring it to the Parking Office for the exchange.

Winterm - $15  ↓

Semester break permits must be purchased in the Parking Office. The fee is $15.00.

Commuters that already have a valid permit, continue to park in the same manner as during the Spring or Fall semester.

Residence hall students that already have a permit, watch for information via e-mail or on the Parking main web page to let you know what lots are open and closed during Winterm.

E-mail or stop by Parking Services to inquire about a break permit.

Spring Semester  ↓

Spring semester housing permits are available for both north and main campus parking lots.

Go to the Parking Portal to purchase the permit - the full year price will prorate as you get to the end of the purchase.

Short Term Loading/Unloading - contact Parking Services  ↓

Unloading permits are required for any use of building loading docks, walkways, lawns, fire lanes, etc. Regulation after hours is necessary because many of these areas serve as fire lanes, and emergency building access, and service to university buildings is often needed during evenings and weekends.

University service areas are strictly regulated for authorized usage.

You may load/unload from a meter or a lot where your permit is valid.

If you must unload from another area, you must stop into Parking Services to pick up a short term loading/loading permit prior to loading/unloading.

Occasionally, very short term unloading can be arranged with a phone call. Again, authorization must be obtained prior to parking.

Designated short-term parking areas and loading/unloading zones are intended for occasional brief usage.

  • When metered, use requires paid time on the meter.
  • Timed spaces are strictly regulated for posted time limit.
  • Short-term and loading zones are regulated 24 hours, everyday.
  • The fine for a violation in a short-term/loading zone is $15, including in metered short-term spaces.
  • Long-term violations are subject to multiple citations.

Service [S] - $30/yr  ↓

A Service (S) permit authorizes short-term parking for individuals and businesses providing services to the university. This permit is valid only while actually providing those services. The permit holder is responsible for ensuring that all users of the permit are aware of the regulations governing use of the permit.

  • S-permits are valid in a standard (unsigned) space in either a commuter or housing lots.
  • Valid in signed service areas/receiving docks for a maximum of 30 minutes - except Lot 28 (adjacent to the Voc Rehab building).
  • Service parking in other areas or for longer duration is available upon authorization from Parking Services.
  • Caution: Service permits are not valid in signed reserved spaces or meters.

Press [P] - contact Parking Services  ↓

The Press (P) permit authorizes occasional parking for media organizations. This permit is valid only while actually engaged in media coverage of UW-Stout. The permit holder is responsible for ensuring that all users of the permit are aware of regulations governing use of the permit.

University staff are not authorized to use the Press permit.

Authorized parking areas:

  • An unreserved space in any UW-Stout parking lot - all signed spaces are reserved
  • Other areas after authorization from Parking Services

Areas where Press permits are not valid:

  • Meters
  • Signed/reserved spaces (Disabled, A-Zone, Physical Plant)
  • Lot 28 (adjacent to the Voc Rehab building)
  • Timed loading spaces for a longer duration than the posted time limit
  • Any area not specifically identified as a parking space

Retiree [R] - contact Parking Services  ↓

Use of the Retiree (R) permit is limited to qualified, retired university employees according to Policy No. 76-8 rev. The Retiree permit should not be loaned for use by other individuals. This permit is a movable hang-tag and can be displayed on any vehicle you drive.

The Retiree permit is valid in a standard space (unsigned, unreserved) in any UW-Stout parking lot. It is intended to provide occasional limited-term parking for retired university employees. Extensive use of parking facilities, either in frequency or duration, should be arranged through Parking Services. 

Employed Status: You cannot use the Retiree permit if you return as an employee. Individuals who are in pay-status in any capacity must purchase standard employee parking from the Parking Services office.


Faculty/Staff Alternative Transportation Incentive Rates

Daily Permit
$2.50 / day
Monthly Permit
$22.50 / mo         

Contact Us

UW-Stout Parking Services
110 University Services Building
817 South Broadway
Menomonie, WI 54751
M-F 7:45 a.m. - 4:25 p.m.
P (715) 232-1792
F (715) 232-1142
parking@uwstout.edu

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Pre-semester Parking

Starting August 16 thru September 3 some residence hall (overnight) parking lots will be closed for move-in.  Violators will be towed.

  • Several lots are unavailable until after move-in and school-year permits are not valid in closed lots.