Permits

Permit Types

GREEN PERMITS (BUY ONLINE)

This permit is available for employees and non-resident students. Non-resident students are those individuals who live off campus.

  • Provides access to any lot that specifies "Green" parking and in the garage, levels 2-4.
  • After 5:30 PM and on weekends, access is allowed in "Gold" spaces with a valid "Green" permit.
  • All labeled and reserved spaces, including "Red" spaces, are restricted for their intended uses at all times, 24/7.
  • "Green" student permits are valid in "S" lots on the Tampa campus, and all lots on the Sarasota-Manatee campus.
  • "Green" employee permits are valid in "E" lots on the Tampa campus, and all lots on the Sarasota-Manatee campus.
  • Available by the academic year or semester.

RED PERMITS (BUY ONLINE)

This permit is only available for resident students. Resident students are those individuals who have an active USF housing contract.

  • Provides access to the "Red" parking spaces in the garage, levels 5-7.
  • All labeled and reserved spaces, including "Red" spaces, are restricted for their intended uses at all times, 24/7.
  • "Red" student permits are valid in "S" lots on the Tampa campus, and all lots on the Sarasota-Manatee campus.
  • Available by the academic year or semester.

GOLD PERMITS (BUY ONLINE)

This permit is only available to employees and approved on-campus affiliates. All "Gold" parking areas are considered prime parking and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • All labeled and reserved spaces, including "Red" spaces, are restricted for their intended uses at all times, 24/7.
  • "Gold" employee permits are valid in "GZ1" (Collins Garage), "GZ42" (Laurel Garage), and "E" lots on the Tampa campus, and all lots on the Sarasota-Manatee campus.
  •  Available by the academic year only.

RESERVED PARKING (BUY ONLINE)

This permit is only available to employees and approved on-campus affiliates. Reserved spaces are reserved 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round, for the exclusive use of the permit holder. Once a reserved parking permit is purchased, a parking representative will contact you to arrange the selection of the preferred space location.

  • Your reserved parking permit must be displayed when parking in your assigned space.
  • Reserved permits are valid in any "E", "GZ", "D" and "Y" lots on the Tampa campus, and all lots on the Sarasota-Manatee campus.
  • Available by the academic year only.

SPECIAL PERMITS (BUY ONLINE)

This permit is only available for employees and is only valid in lots 11A and 11B at all times, 24/7.

  • Special permits are valid in "Y" (Park-n-Ride) lots on the Tampa campus, and all lots on the Sarasota-Manatee campus.
  • Available by the academic year only.

MOTORCYCLE (BUY ONLINE)

Motorcycle owners may purchase a separate permit for their motorcycle in addition to their regular vehicle permit. Motorcycle permit is only valid in "Motorcycle" designated areas at all times: parking garage level 3, and lots 7, 8 and 17.

  • Permits must be adhered to one of the following:
    • Left or right side of the wheel fork.
    • Motorcycle cowling.
    • End of the rear fender.
  • Available by the academic year only.
  • Must park in the motorcycle designated areas in Tampa and Sarasota-Manatee campuses.