UW News

October 26, 2006

No personal checks for parking fees starting Jan. 1

Beginning in January of 2007, UW Parking Services will discontinue accepting personal checks for daily parking. Parking gatehouses at the UW’s Seattle campus recently began accepting Visa and MasterCard payments for all-day or all-evening parking, along with cash and checks.

“We have received very positive feedback from the University community about our new credit card program,” said Jeff Nethery, Operations Manager for Parking Services. “About 15 percent of our customers are already choosing to pay by Visa or MasterCard, and we expect that number to grow throughout the school year.”

Along with cash, Visa, MasterCard and departmental credit cards, check payments will continue to be accepted at the gatehouses through Friday, Dec. 29. Prorated refunds are still offered to customers who park on campus during the day for less than four hours and who prepay with cash.