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Commuter Student Parking Permits (Undergraduate and Graduate)

Student Permit Purchase Instructions

Before continuing to purchase a student permit, you will need the following information:

  • NetID and password
  • Credit card or access to MyUTK
  • License plate number
  • License plate registration expiration date
  • Make, model, year, and color of the vehicle(s) you will be driving to campus

SPRING 2024 – ONLY Greek, Evening class, and Motorcycle permits are available online. ALL other students will purchase their Economy commuter or Economy non-commuter (residential) parking permit online. Regular Commuter and Non-Commuter permits are sold out.

Online permit sales are open year-round. 

Receipt and Temporary Permit – At the end of the transaction print the 14-day temporary permit to park in your designated area.

Hang tags are mailed the next business day from the vendor. Permits are not available to pick up in the office.

Commuter and Economy Commuter Permits are SOLD OUT. The waitlist is available as of Jan 23, 2024.

SPRING 2024 Economy Student Permits and Rates – ONLY available in person at Parking & Transportation, 2121 Stephenson Dr

  • Economy Commuter (EC/ECW): $49.50 SOLD OUT

SPRING 2024 Student Permits and Rates 

  • Commuter (C/CW): SOLD OUT
  • Evening (T/TW): $21 (valid beginning at 3 pm in commuter lots and 4 pm in unreserved staff lots)

Motorcycle permits are annual permits (partial-year permit rates will be adjusted when sold)

  • Commuter Motorcycle (M): $66

Academic year parking permits expire on May 31, 2024

Requirements, Accessible, After Hours, Limitations and Enforcement

All vehicles require that you need to:

  • Purchase a Parking Permit – Valid parking permits are required to park on the UT Knoxville campus – 24/7/365 (including nights, weekends, breaks, holidays, and during the summer (parking during the summer requires a summer permit)
  • Temporary or Replacement Parking Permit – If you have newly acquired a vehicle, left it in another vehicle or misplaced your hangtag, we can provide a temporary permit or issue a replacement for a fee at either:
    • Circle Park Information Booth – near Torchbearer
    • Parking & Transportation Services – 2121 Stephenson Dr (off Neyland and Joan Cronan Way, just across the railroad tracks)
    • Office Hours for both locations are Mon- Fri 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
Type of Permit Where can I park When can I park VALID Permit Dates
Commuter – 23 areas


One lot – C18 limited to the school year only and the lease expires
May 15, 2024

Any C space and Any EC space 6 am to 3 am (no overnight privileges) Aug 1 to May 31



Economy Commuter
Only valid in 3 parking areas:

  • UT Culinary Institute
  • University Commons
  • Remote Church St Methodist at Broadway and Front Sts

(Permit NOT VALID for football and special events)

Any EC space 7 am to 5 pm at
UT Culinary Institute
7 am to 8 pm at
University Commons
7 am to 5 pm at
Remote Church St Methodist at Broadway and Front St
Aug 15 to May 15
Motorcycle Commuter Any M space 6 am to 3 am (no overnight privileges) Aug 1 to Jul 31

Accessible Parking Permits (CA) may also park in:

  1. Accessible signed spaces
  2. Any Unreserved S, C, or N space

Accessible permits must also adhere to timed parking spaces – 15-minute loading zone, 45 minutes, 1 hour, etc.

Parking after 5:00 pm (except when noted by special event signs)

In addition to the above privileges, any student with any regular student type of paid permit (C, PC, N, PN, T, GF, GS) may park in Commuter or unreserved Staff spaces between 5:00 pm and 3:00 am.  The vehicle MUST be moved by 3:00 am or it will be subject to citation and/or towing, this includes the Accessible spaces.


  1. Football Season – Staff and Commuter parking areas are assigned to UT Athletics. Parking on campus for football is ONLY with a Football Parking Permit which is sold to Season Ticket Holders through Athletics.
    Perimeter Commuter parking permits are also not valid on gamedays.
  2. For other Special Events, parking lots around certain venues are utilized for Special Event Paid Public Parking and signs will indicate the timing of these needs. Commuters or Staff will be instructed on what alternative parking options are available.


Parking permits are required on the University of Tennessee Knoxville campus 24/7/365.

Due to the volume of activities on the UT campus year around, we monitor and manage continually including during the summer, on holiday break, and weekends.

In addition, certain streets around the UT campus are maintained by the City of Knoxville and they are also monitored 24/7/365.