Employee parking permits

Individual Commuter Tickets (ICTs)

ICTs are discounted parking passes for UW employees who drive to campus twice a week or less on average.

Who can purchase?

ICTs are an employee-only product. SOV permit holders are not eligible to purchase ICTs. Night and swing permit holders, as well as carpool riders (those members that are not listed as the head of the carpool), are eligible to purchase ICTs.

How do I purchase ICTs?

ICTs can be renewed online or purchased at Transportation Services. Vehicle registrations can be submitted online.
Please note that the online form is for renewals in the same lot only, new ICT customers or ICT customers hoping to change lots must come in to our office.

A minimum of six or a maximum of 26 ICTs can be purchased at a time and only in multiples of two. When ICTs are sold, a next-purchase date is set. For every two ICTs you buy, your next-purchase date will be extended by one week. For example, if you purchase 26, you are not eligible to purchase any more for 13 weeks.

If you run out of ICTs before your next purchase date, you may purchase a short term permit until your next purchase date. We may only issue you the short term permit once a year. If you run out of ICTs again within a year of purchasing your last short term permit, we will not be able to issue you another. ICTs may not be the best product for you so please feel free to work with us to find a product to better fit your needs.

When can I park?

ICTs allow you to park until 6 a.m. the following morning, when the next business day begins.

Where can I use ICTs?

Lots are assigned at the time of purchase.

How much do ICTs cost?

ICTs are $6.00 each.

What else do I need to know about ICTs?

Please present the original and current vehicle registration upon purchase of your first batch of ICTs. We don’t need to see your registration information for subsequent purchases for the same vehicle.

ICTs do not have an expiration date. ICTs may be used only by the registered permit holder; they may not be loaned, sold, or otherwise transferred in any manner to another person. You may return any unused ICTs for a refund; however, Transportation Services is only able to refund the most recent batch of ICTs which were purchased on your record.

To properly display ICTs, hang one ICT on your rear view mirror or display it on the driver’s-side dash fully visible from the exterior of the vehicle, with the area designator facing the windshield.

Single Occupancy Vehicle (SOV) Permit

The SOV permit is designed for those employees and students who drive alone regularly three or more days per week. These permits can be purchased either quarterly or annually from Transportation Services. To park, simply display your permit from your rear-view mirror.

When can I use my SOV permit?

SOV permits are valid all day, every day.

Where can I use it?

Lots are assigned at the time of purchase.

How much does an SOV permit cost?

Faculty and Staff SOV permits cost $450.00 per quarter. Please visit Transportation with your current vehicle registration to purchase the permit. Our office accepts VISA, MasterCard, check, cash or Husky Card account. Additionally, employees purchasing an annual SOV permit may use payroll deduction.

Student SOV permits cost slightly less because they are calculated for shorter durations in alignment with academic quarters. Students purchasing permits must present the original and current vehicle registration at the time of purchase or submit online prior to purchase.

How do I cancel my SOV permit?

Employees may return their permits to Transportation Services at any time for a refund of future days paid. If you elected payroll deductions as your payment type and wish to stop deductions, you must return the permit to Transportation Services and sign a stop-deduction form. The registered permit holder remains responsible for payment of the permit fee until the permit is physically returned to Transportation Services, or until it expires. If you chose to receive a complimentary U-PASS with your permit, it will be canceled at the same time you cancel your SOV permit; however, you may purchase a U-PASS separately.

Students may return their permits to Transportation Services at any time for a refund of future days paid. The refund will be prorated and reflect the discounted amount.

Your refund will be processed in the manner the initial payment was received. If you paid by credit card, you must bring the same card to receive your refund. If you paid by check or in cash, please note that refund amounts in excess of $100 will take 4-6 weeks to process. Husky Card account purchases will be refunded same-day onto your Husky Card.

Gratis U-PASS

Employees purchasing an SOV permit will be issued a complimentary U-PASS by Transportation Services upon request.

What else do I need to know about an SOV permit?

To properly display your SOV permit, hang it on your rear-view mirror or display it on the driver’s side dashboard fully visible from the exterior of the vehicle, with the area designator facing the windshield.

If for whatever reason you find your parking area filled to capacity, you may park in your assigned overflow lot without visiting a gatehouse for reassignment. If your lot does not have an assigned overflow lot, please go to a campus gatehouse for assistance.

After 4 p.m. you may use your SOV permit to park in any unrestricted parking area without gatehouse reassignment. Please check signs carefully for any area or space restrictions. Trying to sneak in a workout at the IMA? SOV permit holders may park in E18, just north of the IMA, at any point during the day (it’s unrestricted all day!)

The E1 parking area is also available unrestricted to you. Simply pull up to any entrance to the E1/Montlake parking lot and slide your Husky Card in the card reader. The reader will recognize you as a permit holder and allow you into the parking lot free of charge.

On those rare occasions when a work meeting or class requires you to trek too far from your assigned lot to your destination, you may stop by any campus gatehouse to pick up an out-of-area permit. Availability of these permits is limited, and depends on the parking area’s capacity at that point in time.

Short-term Single Occupancy Vehicle (SOV) Permit

SOV permits are parking passes for UW employees.

When are short-term SOV permits valid?

When purchasing the permit, you can specify the days you want it to be valid for. For each day the permit is valid, you are entitled to park all day until 6 a.m. the following morning.

Where can I use a short-term SOV permit?

Lots are assigned at the time of purchase.

How much does a short-term SOV permit cost?

SOV permits cost $7.50 per day. Saturdays cost $2.50 per day.

Vehicle registrations can be submitted online or brought to Transportation Services in person when purchasing your product.

Short term permits can be purchased for a minimum of three days and can extend no more than 120 days in the future. Short term permits can be purchased for consecutive days or for particular days of the week (e.g. Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from January 1 to March 1). Short-term permits for particular days of the week may not be available in all parking areas.

What else should I know about a short-term SOV permit?

To properly display your SOV permit, hang it on your rear view mirror or display it on the driver’s side dashboard, fully visible from the exterior of the vehicle with the area designator facing the windshield.

Pay Per Use Parking (PPUP)

Not sure if you will be parking twice a week or twice a month? PPUP may be a good option for you.

PPUP is a program designed for the flexible UW commuter. As a member, you can come and go in our PPUP lots by swiping your Husky Card to raise the gate at the entrance. You are then billed at the end of each pay period for all of the days that you used PPUP, at the applicable PPUP drive-alone rate. You may choose between payroll deduction or Husky Debit to pay for your parking. Please note a Husky Card account must be established showing a balance greater than $0 at sign up if you choose the Husky Debit option.

Who can be a PPUP member?

Permanent employees who are eligible for payroll deduction and UW-affiliates with a Husky Card account are eligible for PPUP membership.

When can I park?

Park as little or as frequently as you like. Mix up your commute by combining carpooling with drive-alone parking, if you wish.

Where can I park?

The PPUP program is currently available in the Portage Bay Garage, E12 lot, Benjamin Hall W44 and Lander W8. PPUP members may park in E1 at the applicable PPUP rate, or pay the $6 daily rate using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover). Please note that the same credit or access card must be used at both entry and exit.

How much does it cost?

Type Rate
Up to four days per pay period $6.00
Five or more days per pay period, including those first four uses $7.50

To sign up for PPUP, visit Transportation Services during hours of operation (PPUP membership is based on availability and you may be placed on a waiting list). Vehicle registrations can be submitted online ahead of time or bring them with you.

The maximum monthly parking charge for PPUP participants will not exceed the equivalent cost of an SOV permit. The less you park, the less you pay. Please note: The maximum charge for parking does not include any other Transportation Services costs, such as U-PASS fees or bicycle locker leases.

How does it work?

Swipe your Husky Card or display your Automatic Vehicle Identification card (AVI) for entrance. You will be charged the single, daily rate.

What else should I know about PPUP?

Allow about 30 minutes for your PPUP issuance to take effect before accessing a PPUP location.

If you exit Portage Bay Garage and re-enter the same day, you will not be charged twice.

PPUP members may park in E1, and are charged the applicable PPUP rate.

Motorcycles are not allowed in the Portage Bay Garage. If you drive a motorcycle and are a PPUP member, please visit a gatehouse for an alternate vehicle permit to park in a designated cycle area. Unfortunately, we cannot allow motorcycles to park in the Portage Bay Garage.

If a deduction or debit is missed— for any reason— you will be temporarily denied access to the garage. Missed deductions or debits are commonly caused by a missed paycheck, a paper paycheck, or insufficient funds on your paycheck or in your Husky Debit Account. Transportation Services does not have access to your payroll details, contact your payroll coordinator for more information. Payment of outstanding fees will be required before access can be restored.

To pay any outstanding fees, you may either pay in person at Transportation Services using cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard. Or, add funds to your Husky Card Account and email us to pay with your Husky Card Account. If you would like us to process the payment immediately, please call us after you send the email authorizing your Husky Card Account. (payroll deduction customers may also use this method).

Swing Shift Permit

This annual or quarterly permit is designed for employees who regularly work a swing shift. Employees interested in this permit should visit Transportation Services with a Husky Card to sign up.

When can I park?

Weekdays 2:30 p.m. until 8 a.m., and Saturdays 7 a.m. to noon.

Where can I use a swing shift permit?

Lots are assigned at the time of purchase.

How much does it cost?

This permit is $225.00 per quarter.

Vehicle registrations can be submitted online or brought to Transportation Services in person when purchasing your product.

What else should I know about swing shift permits?

Swing permits also come in short-term durations. If you work fewer than five days a week, and you know your schedule in advance, a short-term permit will allow you to pay for only the days you park.

If you have a swing shift permit, but need to park outside of those hours from time to time, you can purchase Individual Commuter Tickets (ICTs) or a short term permit.

During special events, such as football or basketball games, you may be required to park in a different area than the lot assigned to your permit.

How do I cancel my swing shift permit?

You may return your permit to Transportation Services at any time for a refund of future days paid. If you elected payroll deductions as your payment type and wish to stop deductions, you must return the permit to Transportation Services and sign a stop-deduction form. The registered permit holder remains responsible for the payment of the permit fee until the permit is physically returned to Transportation Services or expires.

How do I use it?

Simply hang the permit on your rear-view mirror or display it on the driver’s side dashboard fully visible from the exterior of the vehicle, with the area designator visible from outside of the vehicle.

Discounted Value Parking

The southwest portion of the E1 parking lot is designated as E18, a lot for discounted parking permits. For $120.00 per month, customers looking for value-priced parking may purchase an E18 permit that provides unlimited parking on all days at all times. This permit does not include some of the other benefits that come with other parking permits:

  • There are no out-of-area parking benefits with a value permit. E18 permits are valid for E18 only. Load zones and EV charging stations are restricted.
  • Value permits do not come with a gratis U-PASS, although value permit holders can still buy a U-PASS membership in addition to their value permit.
  • Value permits cannot be purchased for specific days or for duration options less than one month. If you’d like to park on certain days of the week, or for less than one month, we recommend paying the daily fee for parking in E1, just next door to E18!
  • E18 permits must be displayed in any vehicle parked in E18. Forgotten or lost permits cannot be replaced at campus gatehouses nor can use an alternate vehicle.