Parking Customer Service has moved to the Student Business Office (SBO). Beginning March 1, students, faculty and staff can conduct parking transactions conveniently in the SBO in Old Main 110. Parking customers are still encouraged to use its secure online system for quick and convenient purchases and payments, but when the need arises to do business face-to-face or by phone, the new point of contact will be the SBO, not the Campus Services Building.

Parking Services has implemented a new and updated ONLINE parking portal that’s mobile-friendly! Although the look has changed, the current functions will remain the same. You're able to:

  • Buy parking permits
  • Add yourself to a waiting list for a lot
  • Pay citations

After Hours Permit

Student Parking Faculty/Staff Parking Weekend Parking
7:00PM - 7:00AM (M-F) 4:30PM - 7:00AM (M-F) All Day


  • Evening and weekends, you are allowed to use a valid Parking Permit to park in lots: 5G, 7G, 11G, 14G, 17G, & 19G (NO OTHER LOTS).
  • Permits are not needed in the C and 12A lots between 4:30PM and 7:00AM Monday - Friday and all hours on weekends.
  • Permits are not valid in:
    • Reserved spaces
    • Lots reserved for an event
    • Single ParkMobile spaces

2016-2017 Permit Rates

Permit Type Quarterly Academic Summer Annual
G/R $96.00 $287.00 $78.00 $365.00
G 1/2 $48.00 $144.00 $40.00 $183.00
C/CR/12A $83.00 $250.00 $38.00 $319.00
A 1/2 $42.00 $125.00 $35.00 $160.00
G Carpool $72.00 $216.00 $59.00 $275.00
26CP $62.00 $187.00 $51.00 $238.00
M $17.00 $51.00 $13.00 $64.00
Reserved $210.00 $629.00 $210.00 $839.00
M Trail $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Scratch Permits $14.00      
Lincoln Creek $25.00     $90.00

Carpool Permits

Faculty/Staff Carpool assignments are available in 11G, 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.

Scratch Permits (Faculty/Staff Alternative users)

Scratch Permits $14.00

1 pack per quarter; nonrefundable (10 per pack)

These permits (formerly known as Commuter Pacs) are only available for Faculty/Staff who use alternative transportation (walk, bus, bike, or belong to a WWU carpool) as a primary means of getting to campus and only need to drive occasionally.

Scratch Permits are sold in packets of ten.  One packet may be purchased per quarter, but they do not expire until the end of the annual school year, which is indicated by the hole that is punched out at the bottom. Unused permits are not refundable.

Parking services cannot replace lost, stolen, or incorrectly marked permits. It is your responsibility to keep these permits safe and to scratch off the correct date. If you forget your Scratch Permits, you must purchase a permit at the daily rate. 

There is an additional option of getting one permit marked “Evening”.  This permit may be used throughout the quarter for evening and weekend parking in addition to the date scratched. The evening permit must be turned in when you purchase a new packet or a fee will be assessed.

Convenience Pack (5 per pack)

Vendor pack $50.00

Vendors/Contractors only; nonrefundable.

Permit Refund Information

Permit Refunds

Excerpts from WAC 516-12-460 Fees.

(3) Refunds will be made based on the valid time remaining according to the parking services refund schedule. Refunds may be made if unpaid fines and fees have been paid.

(a) The permit holder must return the permit to Parking Services before a refund will be authorized or a payroll deduction will be terminated.

(b) No refund will be made for a permit after the first thirty calendar days of any quarter. Unused quarters may be refunded in whole at respective rates.

(c) Refunds will not be made upon permit revocation by the public safety director.
(4) A service charge will be assessed for:

(a) Change of permit when a lot transfer is requested by the permit holder and approved by the public safety director.

(b) Any permit returned for a refund.

(c) Change in hours issued on a part-time permit.

Additional Notations for Processing Permit Refunds

  • Employees Cancelling a Permit
    Any employee that requests to cancel their permit after the first 30 days of any quarter will pay the same permit fee (See (3)(b) above). Permits purchased via payroll will be charged for the quarter until the quarter fee has been paid in full. Payroll Deduction is an option that an employee voluntarily chooses to allow the employee to purchase the permit in payments rather than pay the entire amount up front.
  • Processing Fee/Service Charge
    A service fee will be charged for refunding (processing) excess permit payments upon return of permit and will follow the approved fee structure. Fees are listed on the Parking Services website.
  • Permits Not Returned
    Permit holders are responsible for turning in a permit that will not be used.

Permits brought for refund following an extended personal/emergency leave do not qualify for a retro-active refund. Unused quarters left on the permit will be refunded. Permit refund balances are calculated from the date the permit was returned to Parking Services.

Page Updated 08.24.2016