Parking

Service Changes in Response to the Coronavirus / COVID-19 Outbreak

Updated August 3, 2020. Various services have been modified to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Details >

Section 51.207 of the Texas Education Code allows the University of Texas at Dallas to restrict parking on our campus to vehicles with a parking permit or pass from the University, and to issue citations to vehicles that do not have a current parking permit or pass. It also requires UT Dallas to enforce Texas vehicle inspection laws.

 

Parking Options
Option FY2020 [Fiscal Year 2020] Cost Available Parking Spaces
* Yearly parking permits are valid from the date of purchase to the end of August 2020.
** For the guest of a department. The department itself will be charged $1/hour through their UTD their cost center.
Green Permit $96 * [Yearly parking permits are valid from the date of purchase to the end of August 2020.]

Green parking

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Gold Permit $171 * [Yearly parking permits are valid from the date of purchase to the end of August 2020.]

Gold and Green parking

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Evening Orange Permit

$217 * [Yearly parking permits are valid from the date of purchase to the end of August 2020.]

Gold and Green parking; plus Orange parking after 5:00 p.m.

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Orange Permit $264 * [Yearly parking permits are valid from the date of purchase to the end of August 2020.]

Orange, Gold, and Green parking

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Purple Permit $408 * [Yearly parking permits are valid from the date of purchase to the end of August 2020.]

Purple, Orange, Gold, and Green parking

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University Village & Canyon Creek Heights Apartments Permit $96 * [Yearly parking permits are valid from the date of purchase to the end of August 2020.]

University Village Apartments parking and Canyon Creek Heights Apartments parking; plus Green parking at Waterview Science and Technology Center (WSTC), Lot W, Research and Operations Center (ROC), Lot V, Lot U, Lot T, Synergy Park North (SPN), and Callier Center Dallas (CD)

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University Commons Residence Halls Permit

$96 * [Yearly parking permits are valid from the date of purchase to the end of August 2020.]

University Commons Residence Halls parking; plus Green parking at Waterview Science and Technology Center (WSTC), Lot W, Research and Operations Center (ROC), Lot V, Lot U, Lot T, Synergy Park North (SPN), and Callier Center Dallas (CD)

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Handicap Permit $96 * [Yearly parking permits are valid from the date of purchase to the end of August 2020.]

Handicap parking

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Pay-By-Space $2 First Hour, +$1 / Additional Hour

Pay-by-Space metered parking

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Department Coupon Code Free ** [For the guest of a department. The department itself will be charged $1/hour through their UTD their cost center.]

Pay-by-Space metered parking

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Visitor Pass (Multiple Types) Free

Varies by type.

 

Campus:

Green parking

 

University Housing:

University Village Apartments parking

— or —

Canyon Creek Heights Apartments parking

— or —

University Commons Residence Halls parking

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Virtual Parking Permits and (LPR [License Plate Recognition] )

UT Dallas is now utilizing virtual permits for all parking options on campus. This system utilizes License Plate Recognition (LPR [License Plate Recognition] ) and will identify your vehicle by its license plate. This system removes the need for physical stickers and allows all permit holders to easily add and maintain vehicles on their accounts.

License Plate Recognition (LPR [License Plate Recognition] ) is camera-based technology that quickly scans multiple vehicle license plates. This technology allows us to transition to virtual permits by allowing a vehicle’s license plate to serve in place of a sticker or decal permit. LPR cameras can scan your license plate to check if you have appropriate parking permissions, which eliminates the need to place a physical permit on your windshield. LPR is a mobile system that uses vehicle-mounted cameras to scan license plates and verify virtual permits in all lots and garages on campus.

Virtual Permits will be beneficial to our campus as they eliminate the need to move your permit between multiple vehicles. They also support sustainability by reducing paper usage, ink, and plastic used for permit distribution and postage.

You can register your vehicles to your Virtual Permit by coming to our office, PS3 1.200, or through the online Parking Portal. To register a car online, log in to your MyParking account and select the vehicles tab. You will then be able to add a vehicle by entering the license plate and other vehicle details. You may register up to five (5) vehicles to your virtual permit; however, only one car can be parked on campus at any given time. Parking more than one vehicle on campus at one time may lead to citations for surpassing the vehicle limit of your permit.

All virtual permits are non-transferable and can only be used by the individual to whom it is assigned. For customers who have separate permits but drive each other’s vehicles, both vehicles must be registered on each account.

It is essential that all vehicle information is kept up-to-date to avoid receiving an unnecessary citation. Please log into your parking account to update your information immediately after any change to your license plate or vehicle. In the event that you drive a different vehicle to campus, you will also need to ensure that it is currently registered to your permit.

General Parking Permit Information

Buying a Permit

Parking permits are available to all current UT Dallas visitors, students, faculty, and staff. You can buy a permit in-person from the Parking Office (PS3 1.200) or you can buy your permit online. Students can purchase Orange, Evening Orange, Gold, or Green parking permits. On-campus residents who will have a vehicle on campus are required to purchase their respective housing permit. Housing students are allowed to purchase an additional Orange or Gold permit for parking in commuter spaces on campus, but they can only park overnight in their respective residential lots. On-campus residents are only allowed to park one vehicle on campus at any given time, even if they have purchased two permits. Faculty and staff can purchase Purple, Orange, Evening Orange, Gold, or Green parking permits. Handicap parking permits are also available (see below). Please note, the Parking Office accepts credit and debit cards, but not cash or checks at this time.

A permit can be purchased as soon as a customer has access to their Parking Account. Customers are allowed to park without a permit in certain areas from the first day of class until Census Day without being cited. This grace period only applies to the Fall and Spring semesters. The Summer semester requires a permit at all times.

For those who have not yet purchased a permit by the start of the Spring or Fall semester, parking is restricted to specific areas. Commuter students, faculty, and staff may park in Green parking without a permit from the first day of class until Census Day. On-campus residents may park in their respective housing lot without a permit from the scheduled University Housing move-in dates until Census Day. All other parking areas will be enforced.

You must purchase a parking permit before the Spring or Fall Census Day to avoid citations. A parking permit is required at all times during the Summer semesters.

Your parking permit is registered to you, and you may associate your permit with up to five (5) vehicles to be used by you.

If you are a student who is graduating or leaving the University at the end of the Fall semester, you may request to return (deactivate) your parking permit privileges on or before the Spring Census Day for a prorated refund. If you are withdrawing from the University or decide you no longer need your permit, you may return the permit within 30 days from the date of purchase for a full refund. If you are a faculty or staff member, you may inquire about your eligibility for a prorated refund when you exit UT Dallas.

You can upgrade your parking permit by visiting the Parking Office (PS3 1.200) and paying the price difference between the permit you previously owned and the upgraded permit that you want to buy. Students who move between University Village Apartments, Canyon Creek Heights Apartments or University Commons Residence Halls must request to exchange their current parking permit for the permit appropriate for their new residence; this exchange is free of charge.

Parking permits may not be purchased, transferred or obtained from any source or party other than the UT Dallas Parking and Transportation Office. Displaying or registering a parking permit that belongs to another customer is strictly prohibited and may lead to vehicle immobilization and additional fees and penalties.

If you own a current parking permit for UT Arlington or UT Southwestern Medical Center students, faculty or staff, please bring in your receipt for that permit to the Parking Office (PS3 1.200) and issue you a permit that will allow you to park in a comparable level based on your original purchase price.

Parking Enforcement

Parking regulations are continuously enforced for:

  • Fire lanes.
  • Loading docks.
  • Service Vehicle spaces.
  • Grass and all other areas where parking is prohibited.
  • Reserved parking spaces.
  • Purple parking.
  • Orange parking.
  • Evening Orange parking.
  • Gold parking.
  • Handicap parking.
  • Pay-by-Space metered parking.

Parking regulations are enforced Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., and Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., for:

  • Green parking.
  • University Village Apartments parking.
  • Canyon Creek Heights Apartments parking.
  • University Commons Residence Halls parking.

Violating parking regulations will result in a citation.

No overnight campus parking is allowed without prior authorization from both Parking & Transportation and the University Police Department.

Handicap Permit

To use one of the Handicap parking spaces on campus, you must already own a State of Texas handicap license plate/placard, and you must purchase a UT Dallas handicap permit. When purchasing your permit:

  • If you use a handicap placard, please present either the original, a photocopy, or picture of your placard in person or via email. You may also send it via email to our office for validation.
  • If you use a handicap license plate or a Disabled Veterans plate, please submit documentation either in person or via email email to our office for validation. Documentation can be the tax receipt for your plate, or any certified document in you name with your plate number listed.

Once your handicap parking credentials are validated, you will be able to see the handicap parking permit option available for purchase online.

Accessible Parking Spaces (PDF [Portable Document Format File] )

If handicap spaces are not available, anyone with a Disabled Veterans plate or a state-issued handicap plate or placard, and displaying a UTD permit (either a handicap permit or visitor pass), may park in any available non-reserved parking space or metered parking space at no additional cost.

Decorated Veteran Parking

If your vehicle has been issued a specialty license plate for your extraordinary military service, by state law you are exempt from paying a parking fee. However, a parking permit is still required from our office for you to legally park on campus. Please contact the Parking Office to have your complimentary parking permit issued to you. Please note, this exemption only applies when you are driving the vehicle and is not transferrable to others. The Texas Transportation Code §504.315 and §504.316 identifies these specialty license plates.

Pay-By-Space

 

Pay-By-Space Kiosk

There are over 300 Pay-by-Space cash-less metered parking spaces on campus. To use one of these spaces, remember your parking space number or stall number and go up to the nearest payment kiosk (“LUKE Machine”), tap any key to wake it up, then follow its instructions. You have three ways to pay:

  • Swipe your credit card or debit card through the kiosk.
  • Enter a Department Coupon Code.
  • If you already have an account with the PayByPhone service, you can pay through their web site; through their Android™, BlackBerry™, or iPhone® app; or by calling 888.450.7275. Their normal services fees will apply.

Please remember to keep your receipt; It shows the time when your meter expires. If your time has not yet expired, and you paid via credit/debit card or Department Coupon Code, you can return to the kiosk and add more time. If you used PayByPhone, you can add more time remotely, and even set up the service to send you an SMS [Short Message Service] five minutes before your time expires.

Department Coupon Code

Please contact us if your department would like us to create a coupon code that you can hand out to your guests for use at Pay-By-Space metered parking spaces. We can create:

  • A single code.
  • A new code every month, which expires at the end of each month.
  • A code just for a special event, which lasts only for the duration of the event, or only for a limited number of transactions.

Once a month, we’ll send you a report of how often your code was used, and charge your department. Charges go directly to your cost center.

Visitor Pass

If you are a visitor to our campus, you can get a one-day parking pass from the Visitor Center or the Parking Office when you bring in a photo ID. This type of pass is only good for the day that it has been issued, will be issued to you no more than twice in the same week, and will allow you to park only in Green or Visitor parking spaces. For more frequent visits, please take advantage of our convenient Pay-by-Space parking or contact the Parking Office for the latest prices on weekly parking passes.

If you are a faculty or staff member and you need to arrange parking for a guest visiting the campus, permits can also be requested online in advance and emailed to you as a PDF [Portable Document Format File] document that you may email to your guest to be printed. To request an emailed permit, complete a permit request form online two business days in advance of the guest arrival.

If you are visiting as the guest of a student residing in the University Village Apartments, University Commons Residence Halls or the Canyon Creek Heights Apartments, you can request a parking pass from the Visitor Center or the Parking Office. A Driver’s License is required to process your request.

Permits can also be requested in advance by on-campus residents and emailed to guests as a PDF [Portable Document Format File] document that can be printed in advance of their visit. To request an emailed permit, the housing student will need to complete a permit request form online two business days in advance of their guest’s arrival.

The Visitor Center permits and online permits can only be issued as one-day parking passes, while the Parking Office can issue both one-day and multi-day passes.

One-day passes are only good for the day that they are issued and are limited to no more than two free passes in the same week by the same guest.

For more frequent or longer visits, please contact the Parking Office for the latest prices on weekly parking passes.

Please note that a visitor permit for the main campus is not required for any of the three University Housing areas or for Green parking areas outside of enforcement hours.

Currently, parking regulations for Green, University Village Apartments, Canyon Creek Heights Apartments and University Commons Residence Halls parking are enforced:

  • Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

A VISITOR PERMIT IS ALWAYS NEEDED DURING THE ABOVE TIMES TO AVOID PARKING CITATIONS

Electric Vehicle Charging

Parking & Transportation services currently has twelve electric vehicle charging stations on campus:

  • Two in Lot J
  • Three in PS1, Level 1
  • Two in PS3, Level 2
  • Two in PS4, Level 1
  • One in Lot T
  • Two in Lot V

These spaces have signage reserving these spaces for electric vehicles only. Non-electric vehicles are subject to immediate vehicle immobilization or towing.

To utilize electric vehicle parking, your vehicle must be charging. There is no cost to charge your vehicle, but you must abide by parking rules and regulations by either paying the LUKE parking meter, if in a metered space, or utilizing a Gold or higher-level parking permit. Visitor permits are also eligible in electric vehicle spaces in lieu of a Gold or higher permit.

To ensure that all electric vehicle owners have the opportunity to utilize this service, there is a 4-hour maximum time limit for charging and parking in reserved electric vehicle spaces.

Citations

You can pay citations online, or in-person at the Parking Office (PS3 1.200). The Parking Office accepts credit cards but not cash or checks at this time.

Please note that if you pay for a citation on a vehicle, that vehicle will then be registered to you and you may be responsible for future citations on that vehicle.

If you receive a citation, you will have 14 days to pay it. On the 14th day, a $10 penalty will be added, and another $10 penalty will be added every month until it is paid, adding up to $40 in late fees per citation. Students with unpaid citations will not be able to register for classes and their transcripts will not be released. Faculty and staff with unpaid citations will have their records marked and their parking permit revoked; any renumerations owed them when they separate from the University will be blocked.

Appealing Citations

If you feel you have received a citation in error, you may file an appeal using the following guidelines:

  • Appeals can be accepted only through the online appeal portal through MyParking. Please have your citation or license plate available.
  • Appeals must be filed before the 14th calendar day from the date of citation issuance. On the 14th day, your ability to appeal is forfeited.
  • Late fees will not accumulate while a citation is under appeal.
  • If your appeal is rejected, you must pay your citation promptly. Late fees will begin accumulating monthly after an appeal is denied.

Unacceptable Grounds for an Appeal:

  • Unaware of parking rules and regulations
  • Parked illegally for only a short period of time
  • Late for class and/or meeting
  • Inability to pay fine or disagreement with fine amount
  • Unable to find open parking space
  • Failure to notice or understand parking signage
  • Other cars were parked illegally and not issued a citation
  • Inclement weather
  • Never received citation on windshield
  • A friend or family member borrowed car and received citation
  • Did not receive warning prior to citation

UT Dallas Vehicle Impoundment Guidelines

In order to ensure safe and orderly parking on campus, and to protect the parking privileges of those who abide by the University’s parking policies, Parking and Transportation Services is expanding its parking enforcement to include vehicle impoundment (booting and/or towing).

Vehicle Impound Guidelines:

Vehicles parked on UT Dallas property may be impounded without prior notice at the owner’s expense for any of the reasons below:

  1. Vehicles or accounts with three (3) or more outstanding citations
  2. Unauthorized parking in reserved parking areas
  3. Occupying more than one parking space or parking outside of the parking space lines
  4. Parking in prohibited areas (fire lanes, driving lanes, traffic lanes, driveways, sidewalks, dumpster spaces, intersections, grass, service vehicle parking or any non-parking area)
  5. Parking in handicapped spaces without valid handicap credentials
  6. Unauthorized overnight parking
  7. Displaying a fraudulent, altered or replicated permit or receipt
  8. Displaying a permit that has been reported lost or stolen
  9. Vehicles that do not display a valid state-issued license plate or current registration
  10. Vehicles with any citation over 12 months past due
  11. Any other reason authorized by law

Vehicle Impoundment Process: Vehicles meeting any of the above vehicle impoundment guidelines may be booted or towed at the owner’s expense. The University of Texas at Dallas is not responsible for any damage to a vehicle during impoundment, relocation or storage.

Booting: The owner or driver of a booted vehicle may recover the vehicle after paying a $75 booting fee. The booting fee can be paid at the Parking Office during regular business hours or any time through the online parking portal. Students, faculty and staff may log into the parking portal by using their UTD NetID and password. Non-affiliates may log into the parking portal by creating a guest account. The owner or driver of a booted vehicle must also complete a boot release form at the Parking Office. A valid driver’s license is required to complete a boot release form and have a vehicle released. If the Parking Office is closed, the owner or driver can call UTD Police at 972.883.2222 and an officer will meet you at the vehicle. A valid driver’s license is required to complete a boot release form and have a vehicle released. The owner or driver of a booted vehicle has 24 hours from the time the vehicle is booted to pay the booting fee and claim a booted vehicle. Booted vehicles will be towed off campus at the owner’s expense if the booting fee is not paid and the vehicle claimed within 24 hours from the time the vehicle is booted.

Booted vehicles are not allowed to park on UT Dallas property (this includes metered parking areas) after the boot is released until all citations are paid or a payment plan is established with Parking and Transportation Services. Previously booted vehicles are subject to towing if parked on UT Dallas property without paying all outstanding citations, or if the owner or driver defaults on a previously established payment plan or does not make payments on time.

Towing: A vehicle’s owner may recover an impounded vehicle after paying all impound fees due. For additional information about impound fees and documentation needed to recover an impounded vehicle, please contact Signature Towing (972.423.4010 / www.signaturetowing.com).

Suspension of Parking Privileges: Immobilized or impounded vehicles are not allowed to park on UT Dallas property (this includes metered parking areas) until all outstanding citations have been paid or a payment plan has been established. Failure to comply may result in additional vehicle immobilization or impoundment at the vehicle owner’s expense.

Parking at Northside

UT Dallas Parking and Transportation Services does not manage Northside. All parking inquiries regarding this property should be directed to the Northside Leasing Offices.