Frequently Asked Questions


How do I register for a permit?

Log in to your online account. Follow each step and save the information. An assignment will be sent to your UGAMail when a permit is available to buy. Please review the Priority System before choosing lots to ensure you receive an assignment. Students, please select lots where you have high priority as a resident or commuter! Call 706-542-7275 with any questions.

Can freshmen bring cars to campus?

Yes. However, you must register and be assigned a permit to park. Parking is allocated based on the priority system. Student residents are not guaranteed a space near their dorms. Please call 706-542-7275 with any question about lot selections.

When should I register for a permit?

Students, faculty, staff, and affiliates must register between April and July for first round assignments in the following fall. Assignments are then issued weekly after the first day of class.

What is the Priority System?

Customers select parking lot preferences using the Priority Chart on the Priority Areas Map. The system assigns spaces based on customer classification, the type of lot and other information.

What is the cost of a permit?

The cost of a permit is $20, $30, or $40 per month depending on the lot. Permits are sold for nine or twelve month periods and expire at the end of the spring semester or on July 31st. Permits cannot be purchased monthly, but can be returned at any time. The price is then prorated monthly. Students are billed for the full price of the permit at purchase through their Student Account.

How can I obtain a disability permit or a temporary disability permit?

Present your state-issued placard from the Georgia Motor Vehicle Division or license tag registration to a representative at our main office at Joe Frank Harris Commons – 80 East Carlton Street.

Why do I need to register my vehicle?

Identifying your vehicle by linking it to your permit is a condition of use for your permit. It prevents accidental parking citations and allows Parking Services to notify you of headlights on or emergencies. You may register a vehicle using your online parking account account or by calling 706-542-7275.

I didn’t register, can I still get a permit?

Parking Services always has permits available for sale over the counter, but the available spaces may not be near your residence, workplace or classes. Call us at 706-542-7275 and ask what’s available.

I forgot my permit.

Call 706-542-7275 between 7:30 AM and 5:00 PM for assistance.

How can I obtain permission to park for a few minutes for a delivery or pick-up?

Permit holders who are transporting large materials to campus can contact us at 706-542-PARK (7275) to receive loading and unloading instructions.

What if I need to drive another vehicle?

  • You may transfer permits (except SuperPass permits) from one vehicle to another. Register each vehicle in your online parking account or by calling 706-542-7275 with the make, model, color and license plate number.
  • Transferable Super Pass permits are available in our office upon request.
  • If you forgot your permit please stop into the Parking Services office for a temporary pass.

Is there any free parking on campus?

There is no free parking on the main campus or The Health Sciences Campus during weekday operating hours. All areas require a permit or a pass to park. Visitors and those with no permit may pay to park in a visitor deck. Some areas are not enforced during evenings, nights and weekends. See the enforcement hours map for details.

Is there any overnight parking for visitors on campus?

Overnight parking in surface lots is possible outside of normal enforcement hours, but generally vehicles must be moved into a paid visitor deck by 7:00 AM on week days.

How do I park if I am visiting UGA or if I am not a permit holder?

  • Paid visitor parking is available on the main campus at the North, Tate, South, Carlton Street, Performing Arts and East decks. Please click here to see information on our visitor pay facilities.
  • Paid visitor parking is available on the Health Sciences campus just off the Oglethorpe Avenue entrance. See this Health Sciences Map for details.

What are the enforced operating hours for permit only lots and decks?

  • Generally, parking rules are enforced from 7:00am - 5:00pm Monday through Friday.
  • Housing Lots are restricted from 7:00am - 10:00pm Monday through Friday.
  • See our Enforcement Hours map for detailed lot-by-lot information.

Are parking tickets written during intersession, holidays, weekends and nights?

Yes. Parking rules are enforced when the campus is open for business, even if classes are not held those days. Changes to enforcement hours are posted in the Current Announcements section on the home page of this web site. A valid permit must be displayed during hours of regulation.

I got a parking ticket, how do I pay the fine?

Student citations are automatically paid from your student account by the Bursar’s Office. Other permit holders may pay by logging into their online parking account . General information can be found by clicking here.

I should not have received a parking ticket.

You may appeal a parking citation by logging in to your online parking account or by visiting our main office. Appeals are decided by impartial boards using the written appeal and any evidence submitted.

My work for UGA requires parking access.

You may purchase a Vendor/Contractor parking permit. Different permits are required for the main campus and the Health Sciences Campus. Call 706-542-7275 or visit our main office for assistance.

What is the Motorist Assistance Program (MAP)?

Free motorist assistance is available for parking permit holders and guests from 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM on weekdays. Services include jump-starts, search (if you forget where you parked), lights-on notices, and assistance/directions for campus events. Call 706-542-7275 for help.

What is the Alternative Transportation Program (ATP)?

UGA Parking Services offers free parking for those who choose bus, car pool, bike, walk or motorcycle, scooter/moped as their primary means of transportation (not available to UGA residents). Customers may qualify for an ATP permit allowing deck parking on one or two days per month (except August) to use on rainy days or as otherwise needed. Visit our main office to sign up for the program.

When will football permits be available for sale?

Parking Services begins issuing football passes in mid-July. Please create an account by clicking here.

How do I request support for a special event?

Call 706-542-7275 and a representative will assist you.