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Emeritus (Faculty/Staff Retiree)

Process for an Emeritus Parking Permit

Make photocopies of the top 3 documents:

  1. Current Driver’s License
  2. Current UT Retiree Card
  3. Complete the UT Vehicle Registration Form 
  4. Bring the three (3) pieces of paperwork to Parking Services, 2121 Stephenson Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996 – we are open Mon-Fri 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Emeritus Permit Info Sheet updated 2018

Emeritus Parking Permits (occasional visitor)

(NOT for retirees who continue to work on the UT campus – you will need a Faculty/Staff paid parking permit)

Emeritus permit renewal starts May 1, 2021.
The 3 year hangtag will be valid until July 31, 2024. 

Starting May 2024 – the new 3 year permit will be titled the Retiree Permit

Any University of Tennessee Knoxville retiree is eligible for an Emeritus parking permit as long as the following criteria are met:

  1. Regular employees must have a minimum of fifteen (15) years of service with the University of Tennessee Knoxville to qualify.
  1. Employee must be officially retired from the University, not just retirement age, when terminating employment.
  1. Should the retiree return to work in a part-time, term or contract position for which they are compensated, the retiree will be required to purchase the appropriate permit.
  1. Retirees that regularly volunteer on campus will be required to display a regular staff parking permit. Individuals or departments may secure the permit at the rate established by the TPA.

Emeritus permits are:

  1. Issued every 3 years to qualified retirees
  2. Unreserved staff parking areas only
  3. Occasional parking only (1-4 times a month)
  4. ONLY for the use of the retiree

Emeritus Permits are NOT valid:

  1. Daily parking on campus
  2. Public pay garage, Circle Park, or other reserved spaces
  3. During special events or sporting events including football and basketball games
  4. Transferable and may not be loaned, sold or used by anyone other than the retiree
  5. For overnight parking


  • Must be properly displayed to be valid.
  • Will be issued at the rate established by the TPA during the annual budgeting cycle.


Updated Emeritus Policy 2017