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FAQ – Faculty/Staff without a year long parking permit – options

FAQ –What do Faculty/Staff, who are teaching/working remotely and may need to be on campus infrequently, do for parking if they do not purchase a Staff Parking Permit at this time?

REV 10 14 20 Parking options for Faculty Staff on campus once a week

Here are your options:

Type of Parking Location Cost Hours Note
Hourly Paid Public Parking Vol Hall Garage – enter from White Ave $1.00 per 30 minutes 7 am to 11 pm Mon – Fri
$5 Daily Permit Assigned area based on availability on campus $5.00 a day 7 am to 3 am
(no overnight parking)
Purchase at:

·Circle Park Information Booth
7:30 am – 4:30 pm

·2121 Stephenson Dr
7:30 am – 4:30 pm

Daily Scratch Off Staff Permit ONLY valid in G10 garage $5.00 a day 7 am to 3 am
(no overnight parking)
Not available to those with a current valid permit


Staff Monthly Permit – one month at a time Monthly rate (based on your Parking Tier) 7 am to 3 am
(no overnight parking)
Only available to purchase at Parking Services 2121 Stephenson Dr

Need a note from your department to purchase this.

City of Knoxville parking meters White Ave, Lake Ave, 16th St, 18th St, 19th St, Clinch Ave 30 cents an hour  READ meter carefully for restrictions – some are 30- minute, 2 hour, 10 hour, etc. Reminder – these are City of Knoxville meters and any fines will be paid to the city.

 Here is how each option shakes out:

  • Vol Hall Garage hourly parking is most convenient if you are ONLY on campus for the one class and here for 2 ½ hours or less
  • $5 Daily Permit parking is convenient and more affordable if you will be on campus for an extended amount of time on that specific day
  • $5 Scratch Off is convenient if you want to purchase a small number and G10 is convenient to where you want to get to (You can also take the T Bus around campus!!!)
  • Staff Permit one month at a time – you are needing to be on campus for October for a specific research project, but the rest of the semester you will be working or teaching remotely. This permit requires a note from your department to authorize this type of permit.

NOTE: The benefit of having a continuous Faculty/Staff Permit regular parking permit are: payroll deduction (if eligible) and a consistent area assignment (if you are only buying a month permit – we cannot assure you will be in the same parking area).

FAQ –What do Faculty/Staff do when they come back?

If you were authorized to purchase a permit summer 2020, then you can go online to the Parking Portal, input your Net ID and Password, proceed with authentication, then review your personal and vehicle information, indicate where it should be mailed, and confirm payment of credit card or payroll deduction.

Hangtag will arrive within 7-10 days. Please print the temporary permit to place on your dashboard until the hangtag arrives.

Payment – You will only be paying for the remainder of the permit year which ends July 31, 2021.


Type of Parking Location Cost Hours
Staff Permit Assigned Parking Area Pro-rated for the remainder of the academic year
(May-Jul would be 3 months X your monthly rate)
6 am to 3 am
(no overnight parking)