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Academic Year 2022/2023 and Fall 2022 Parking Permits Available for Purchase August 1, 2022

Academic Year 2022/2023 and Fall 2022 parking permits are available for purchase. Parking rules are currently enforced for all employee, student, and visitor lots. Vehicles not parked in the appropriate lot or without a valid parking permit are subject to a citation. Please note the expiration dates on each permit before you purchase. Parking permits are repositionable and can be transferred from vehicle to vehicle.

Parking on Campus

To park at UHCL or UHCL at Pearland, drivers must have a valid parking permit, which indicates which parking lot(s) to use. UHCL Parking Permits are valid at both locations. Any driver without an approved parking permit must purchase a temporary one from a pay station/the parking kiosk or use the ParkMobile App and park in the designated temporary permit locations. See the Temporary Parking Permits section for more information.

Reciprocal Agreements

Current parking permits issued by the Parking Offices or Police Departments of the Alvin Community College, University of Houston, UH-Downtown, UH-Victoria and the UH-System are honored at UHCL and UHCL at Pearland, if the vehicle is parked in the appropriate parking area for the type of permit displayed.

Reciprocal Document

Permits and Parking Lot Information

Parking Permits will be issued under the condition that the applicant is in good standing and does not owe back fees or has other encumbrances. The parking permit is transferable to any passenger vehicle being operated by or for the permit holder. Individuals are not allowed to transfer ownership of a permit. Found permits shall be returned to the University Parking Department. Possession or use of a lost/stolen or forged/altered permit shall result in administrative and criminal charges. For more information, review Parking FAQs.

View Parking FAQs (PDF)

Students - Lots D, G or J only

Student Permits are purchased exclusively online at the Parking Department's E-business website. Permits can be purchased annually or by semester. Only credit or debit cards are accepted. Once a permit is purchased, the hangtag permit will be mailed to the student. A printable, temporary permit will be provided at the time of purchase to be used until the permanent hangtag permit arrives, Semester permits are available throughout each semester. Annual permits are available for the entire academic year only in the fall semester. Student may park only in Lots D, G or J. Students may not park in the sections designated for employees only.

Student Parking Fees

  • Annual-$90.00
  • Fall Semester-$55.00
  • Spring Semester-$55.00
  • Summer Semester-$40.00
  • Motorcycle (2nd vehicle only)-$15.00 

All parking permit fees are non-refundable and subject to change.

Employees - Lots A, B and Student Parking

Employee permits are purchased exclusively online at the Parking Department's E-business website. Permits are annual. Credit and debit card and direct payroll withdrawal options are available. The payroll withdrawal option is only available at the beginning of each fiscal year for a limited time. New employees hired during the year will be provided a prorated rate based on the number of months left in the fiscal year. To request a gate clicker for an employee lot, please use the Parking Needs form.

Faculty/Staff Parking Fees

  • Lot A Annual-$142.00
  • Faculty/Staff Annual-$90.00
  • Adjunct Annual-$45.00
  • Adjunct Fall Semester-$25.00
  • Adjunct Spring Semester-$25.00
  • Adjunct Summer Semester-$20.00
  • Motorcycle (2nd vehicle only)-$15.00  

All parking permit fees are non-refundable and subject to change..

Campus Visitors 

Parking Lot R and curb spaces throughout campus (marked by signs) are designated as the university’s primary visitor parking areas. Parking in these areas requires the display of temporary visitor’s permit. Vehicles with regular UHCL parking permits are not allowed to park in the designated visitor spaces or risk citation.

On campus, Temporary Visitor’s Permits may be purchased via the ParkMobile app or at Parking Kiosks throughout campus. The locations of these kiosks are indicated via signage along campus roads. The Parking Department's E-business site and Parking Kiosks only accept debit and credit cards.

Temporary Parking Fees

  • 2 hours = $2.50
  • 4 hours = $4.00
  • all day = $5.00

All temporary parking fees are non-refundable and subject to change.

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Drivers with Disabilities

Individuals with a disability who have a state authorized handicap license plate or placard are still required to purchase a UHCL parking permit. They must display both the handicap permit and the UHCL permit when parking in handicap designated spaces on campus.

Alumni and Community Members

Alumni and community members may choose to purchase a parking permit for the entire year. These permits will allow them to park in student parking lots. This purchase can be made via the Parking Department's E-business site.


UHCL employees who have retired are eligible for a lifetime complimentary permit. This permit can be obtained through the Office of Human Resources.

Temporary Parking Permits

Employees or students who forgot their parking permit will need to purchase a day permit from either the ParkMobile app or a pay station. Currently, there are three payment kiosks located within parking lot G of the Delta Building, in visitor lot R and in the corner of Houston Dr and the NOA building in lot D. The machines accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover. Upon receiving the day permit, the user shall place the permit on the driver’s side dashboard facing outward. The day permit will allow the user to park in their designated parking lot for the day. 

Temporary Parking Fees

  • 2 hours = $2.50
  • 4 hours = $4.00
  • all day = $5.00

All temporary parking fees are non-refundable and subject to change.

Promo Codes

In certain situations, visitors may be given promotional codes for free parking on campus. Codes can be redeemed at any parking kiosk.

Redemption Instructions

  • Push any key to start the machine.
  • When asked to choose how long you'd like to park, choose Daily - $5 and push OK.
  • Enter the number of days needed to park (usually 1) and push OK
  • When asked if you have a promo code, push yes and enter the promo code
  • The kiosk will print a ticket, which you will then place face up on your dashboard after parking in a visitor or student lot.

Motorcycles, Mopeds or Motor Scooters

Students or employees parking a motorcycle, moped or motor scooter on campus shall pay regular parking fees for parking permits if they are not also purchasing a parking permit for an automobile. However, if the student or employee already has a paid parking permit for an automobile, the student or employee must also purchase a for a motorcycle, moped or motor scooter for a $10.00 additional fee. Such vehicles are not permitted in campus buildings.

Additional Permits

Students or employees may choose to purchase a second permit. While the first issued permit is transferable from one vehicle to the next, UHCL recognizes that some students or employees may wish to have a second permit for convenience sake. Second permits are sold at the same price as the first permit and can be purchased at the Parking Department's E-business site.

Replacement Permits

All lost or stolen parking permits must be reported to the Parking Department immediately. Once reported lost or stolen, these permits will no longer be valid. Reporting the loss or theft is required prior to the purchase of a replacement permit. Stolen or lost permits will be replaced for a $20.00 fee.

Event Parking

Events with less than 30 vehicles should utilize the temporary permit process for their guests and use the Visitor’s Lot R for their events. For groups of 30 or more vehicles, alternative parking options at varying rates can be formulated on an individual basis through the University Parking Department. Organizers should provide at least five business days notice of special parking needs. Event parking arrangements can be made through via Parking Needs form, email at or telephone at 281-283-2277.

Other Parking Considerations

If your parking needs are not met by the processes described in the UHCL Parking Regulations, please contact us via email at or telephone at 281-283-2277 for arrangements before the parking need is required.


Student Employment Opportunities

UHCL Parking and Transportation is currently hiring student workers for Spring 2022. Please apply on handshake. Apply via Handshake using the button below. Work study students are encouraged to apply.

Student Employment Opportunities


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