Auxiliary Services

Parking and Transportation

Location: Bayboro Hall (BAY) Room 132
Phone: (727) 873-4480
Lobby Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except holidays)

Important Announcement:  All USF Student Financial Services offices are cashless. In-person payments are no longer accepted in our offices. 

Parking Services supports the University’s vision, strategies and goals by providing exceptional customer services to our students, staff, faculty, and visitors. We will strive to be a model in the Parking and Transportation industry by using sound business practices, implementing current technology and training, and ensuring parking is available for everyone on campus.



Parking permits are required to park on campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Valid and current USF parking permit required at all times.

View the USF Parking General Guidelines

Purchase a Parking Permit

All permits shall be purchased for the campus of primary assignment.

Cash payments will not be accepted. Online payments are strongly encouraged. 

Purchase a parking permit online using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Faculty/Staff payroll deduction.

Or with Check/Money Order – Checks and money orders in the exact amount only may be placed in the drop box located on the east side of Bayboro Hall or mail to the St. Petersburg Parking Services at the address below. Please make sure to include the Parking Permit Request Form.

University of South Florida
St. Petersburg Parking Services
140 7th Avenue South, BAY132
St. Petersburg, FL  33701



  • Level 1: Gold only
  • Levels 2-4: Commuter Students, faculty and staff
  • Levels 5-7: Residents parking
  • Bookstore parking area: No student, faculty or staff parking at any time.


Visitor Permits

A visitor is any person who is not a member of the university community on ANY of the USF locations. Student, faculty, staff, vendors/contractors, or licensees do not qualify for visitor parking access and may be issued citations for parking in spaces designated as visitor parking only. A bona fide visitor may park for free for 1 hour in designated visitor spaces only up to three times per semester.

Single Day Permits may be purchased in the garage at the walk-up permit machine located on the first level by the elevators.  The permit machine accepts Visa and MasterCard. The price of a day permit is $5 and can be used on levels 2 thru 5 in the garage.

Visitor permits could also be purchased online using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.

Motorist Assistance

Low Tire? Need to Jump Start Your Car?

Call Parking Services at (727) 873-4480 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except holidays).

Call USF St. Petersburg Police at (727) 873-4444 after hours and weekends.

University Police and Parking Services provide this complimentary service to our campus community free of charge.

Safety Tips

  • Lock your vehicle when you park and do not leave the key inside the vehicle.
  • Don’t leave your vehicle unattended with the motor running.
  • Don’t leave money or valuables in your vehicle where they can be seen.
  • Call University Police Services for evening escort to your vehicle call (727) 873-4444.
  • Keep your keys in your hand when entering or leaving your vehicle.
  • Be aware of your surroundings when entering or leaving your vehicle.
  • Use the emergency phones provided in the parking lots to contact police in the event of an emergency.

Event Parking

Special events are defined as any activity outside of the normal business and academic schedule of the University. A minimum of one (1) week advance notice is required to coordinate event parking. For parking fees or to submit a request, see Event Parking.

Alternative Transportation

USF St. Petersburg Parking Services is committed to encouraging the use of greener products and alternative transportation.

The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) is the public transit provider in Pinellas County, Florida, providing more than 14 million passenger trips in 2012. 199 buses serve 5,105 bus stops on 40 routes in Pinellas County including two express routes that travel to Tampa. USF St. Petersburg ID holders ride free. 

Transportation Access Fee

A transportation access fee is assessed to support USF’s transportation infrastructure and to increase student access to transportation services. Services include access to motorist assistance and public transportation through the PSTA.

Parking Permit Revenues

The State of Florida does not provide funding for university parking programs. Instead, revenue earned from parking permit, meter, and citation fees are used to pay for parking systems on campus.

Where does the money go?

  • Permit Inventory
  • Emergency Phone Network
  • Construction
  • Improvements
  • Maintenance of parking garage and surface lots
  • Debt Service payments
  • Staffing to operate Parking Services Department and motorist assistance program