Permit Holder Information
Click here for the printable Permit Holder Brochure.
What are legal parking spaces?
Where is my permit NOT valid?
How do I display my permit?
Can I use more than one vehicle?
What happens if I forget my permit?
What should I do when my assigned parking lot is full?
How do I get on a waiting list for a different lot?
How can I be sure of the parking lot requirements?
Can I give/sell my permit to someone else?
When can I renew my permit?
What do I do if I lose my permit?
What lot is my permit valid in?
How can I quickly load/unload items on campus in areas I do not have a permit for?
Other Permit Parking Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Painted white lines, white buttons, and/or wheel stops, designate a parking space. Click here to view an example.
At meters, load zones, fire lanes, reserved, disabled, or maintenance spaces.
Parking permits are to be displayed hanging from the rear view mirror or clearly visible face up on the dash (permit number facing up).
Yes. You can use your permit in your other vehicles.
Before you park, go to the Parking Office to obtain a temporary replacement permit for the day.
Faculty/Staff will park in a regular space in the nearest parking lot and call the Parking Office. Students will call the Parking Office and be directed to another parking lot. There should ALWAYS be space in the C lot for C and CR permit holders. Motorcycle permit holders need to go to the nearest motorcycle lot.
Come into the Parking Office and fill out a waiting list form. If you filled out an application, you will be placed on the list for the lot of your first choice. You will remain on the list through the current year and can only be on one waiting list at a time.
Refer to the lot sign at the lot entrance for permit requirements
No. Parking permits are the property of the University and may not be sold or given away under any circumstances. If you no longer need a permit, it may be returned to the Parking Office for a possible refund. No refund after 30 days of each quarter.
Quarterly renewals (except fall) begin two weeks before finals week. Fall quarter applications are taken annually toward the end of May for students and toward the end of April for faculty and staff.
Report it immediately to the Parking Office.
Your permit is valid in your assigned lot all hours. See back of this brochure for details on additional evening/weekend parking allowances.
- 20-minute load zones are located around campus. You do not need a permit to access these load zones, but must observe the time limit.
- You may also go to the Parking Office to obtain a 20-min loading/unloading permit at no charge.
Other Permit Parking Information
Anyone parking in a disability space must display a WWU parking permit along with a current State Disability parking placard Monday- Friday 7AM- 4:30PM. After 4:30PM Monday-Friday and all day on weekends only the state disability permit is required.
If a disability space is not available in a lot near the building you are accessing, you may park in the nearest available regular space.
For more disability parking information click here.
Motorcycle permits must be affixed and easily visible from the rear fender. Motorcycles must be parked in designated motorcycle spaces at all times. If one lot is full, you must move to the next available motorcycle parking lot.
Faculty/Staff Carpool assignments are available in 11G, 14G, 17G, and 26CP. Students are assigned lot 26CP only.
Two or more people may share a carpool parking permit by meeting the following criteria:
- One member is designated as the permit holder.
- At least two people must arrive together on all trips to campus.
- Each member must read and sign an agreement to comply with the carpool policy.
- No carpool members are eligible to purchase another full-time or part-time permit.
Only valid carpools may park in carpool lots. On days when special circumstances prevent carpool members from riding together, the carpool permit holder may park alone and follow the appropriate procedure below:
- Faculty/Staff Carpooler driving alone must park in 12A. Faculty/Staff carpool permits will be honored in lot 12A with no call-in necessary.
- Student Carpooler driving alone must park in the C Lot.
Instances of parking alone will be monitored to ensure that the carpool system is not being abused.
If you have (or observe) an auto leak on campus, please contain the fluid to the best of your ability. Report the leak to Environmental Health & Safety at 650-3064 and University Police at 650-3555.
Contact Parking Services Mon-Fri 7:15am-4:30pm when your vehicle is on campus and you need assistance with the following: dead batteries, flat tires, empty gas tank, and when you lock your keys in your vehicle. Services may be available after hours by contacting University Police.
Click here for information on the “After Hour” permit.