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Faculty/Staff Permits

Faculty and staff members can purchase parking permits through the myParking Account on AccessUH. Permits will be mailed to the address selected during permit registration. Online registration allows for payment via credit card or payroll deduction. Payroll deductions are done monthly and will be taken from the first payroll cycle of the month.

New faculty or staff members who are not set up in PeopleSoft should visit the PTS Parking Services Counter at the Welcome Center (112B) or Stadium Garage (next to Taco Cabana) to purchase a permit prior to parking on campus. You must have your Cougar Card with you to register.  You will have the choice of paying for your permit immediately or requesting payroll deduction. 

Temporary employees may purchase a temporary permit for up to 30 days at a time at the Welcome Center or Stadium Garage Parking services desk with a letter of proof from their current department.

If you must drive a vehicle other than the one you registered you may transfer your permit.

Here’s a description of each permit type, where it allows you to park and who is eligible to purchase it.

Once you've decided which permit is right for you, click the appropriate link below to get step-by-step instructions about how you can purchase your permit.

Step-by-step FACULTY/STAFF permit tutorial

Step-by-step STUDENT permit tutorial

Permit Type Description  Faculty/Staff Annual  Faculty/Staff Semester    Student  Annual   Student Semester
East Garage  

This permit is valid in the East Garage.

Please note, after 4 p.m. on weekdays and all day during the weekend, vehicles with this permit are permitted in student and/or economy parking lots.

$725

N/A

$550

$310

Stadium Garage

This permit is valid in the Stadium Garage.

Please note, after 4 p.m. on weekdays and all day during the weekend, vehicles with this permit are permitted in student and/or economy parking lots.

$725

N/A

$550

$310

Welcome Center Garage

This permit is valid in the Welcome Center Garage.

Please note, after 4 p.m. on weekdays and all day during the weekend, vehicles with this permit are permitted in student and/or economy parking lots.

$725

N/A

N/A

N/A

Welcome Center Student Garage

This permit is valid in the Welcome Center Student Garage.

Please note, after 4 p.m. on weekdays and all day during the weekend, vehicles with this permit are permitted in student and/or economy parking lots.

N/A

N/A

$550

$310

Economy  Valid in Economy parking lots.

Please note, after 4 p.m. on weekdays and all day during the weekend, vehicles with this permit are permitted in any unreserved parking space on campus.

$165

N/A

$165

N/A

Disabled

This permit is valid in ANY handicapped designated space on campus. This includes all gated and ungated lots, as well as garages. 

To obtain a disabled parking permit, individuals must contact the Center for Students with Disabilities. http://www.uh.edu/csd/

$320

$192

$320

$192

Motorcyle  This permit allows individuals to park in any of the designated motorcycle spaces available on campus. Anyone who purchases a normal vehicle permit, can receive a motorcycle permit for free. 

$60

N/A

$60

N/A

Student Valid in student lots and ERP, assuming they are not blocked off for special events like Frontier Fiesta, commencement, etc.

Please note. student permit holders who park in economy lots 4A, 8A, 9B and 9C will be ticketed.

N/A

N/A

$320

N/A

RHE This permit is available only to students living in Calhoun Lofts and provide parking in lot 21A ONLY. It is not valid in any other University parking lot.

N/A

N/A

$495

N/A

Reserved Covered This permit allows the parker to have a specific, covered spot on-campus designated for just him/her. 

$1,125

N/A

N/A

N/A

Reserved Uncovered This permit allows the parker to have a specific, uncovered parking space designated for just him/her on campus. 

$820

N/A

N/A

N/A

Gated  Valid in faculty/staff gated lots, as well as ungated faculty/staff and student and economy lots, assuming they are not blocked off for special events like Frontier Fiesta, commencement, etc.

$550

$330

N/A

N/A

Ungated Valid in faculty/staff ungated lots, as well as student and economy lots, assuming they are not blocked off for special events like Frontier Fiesta, commencement, etc.

$320

$192

$320

N/A

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Faculty/Staff Gated Permits

Each year incumbents have first option of renewal. On or around August 1, non-renewed assignments will be filled from the Gated Parking Lot Waitlists.  Waitlist registration is available through the myParking Account at AccessUH. New assignments are based on employee pay grade at the time of assignment. In addition to being valid in your assigned gated lot, this permit also allows you to park in all un-gated, student and economy lots. Your gate card will only allow access into your assigned parking lot. A $10 access card replacement fee will be charged for each gate card that is reported lost or stolen. Annual permits expire on August 31 of the academic year issued. Semester gated permits expire as follows: Fall-December 31; Spring-May 31; Summer-August 31 of the academic year issued. 

Faculty/Staff Reserved Parking Permits

Employee must hold a position of director or above. Incumbents have first option of renewal. Vacancies will be filled on a first come first served basis.

Disability Permits

University employees who have a permanent or temporary disability and require a University disability parking permit must go to the Center for Students with DisABILITIES (CSD), Room 100 of the CSD Building.  The Center for Students with DisABILITIES can be reached at 713-743-5400 (voice) or 713-749-1527 (TTY).  Please refer to the guidelines posted on their website.   

Permit Placement and Replacement

The UH parking permit should be displayed from the vehicle’s rearview mirror, or in the case of economy permits, on the front windshield, above the registration and inspection stickers, while parked on campus. Owners of open air vehicles may request a permanent sticker to be placed on the vehicle’s bumper. Any vehicle displaying an open air permit that is not affixed directly to the vehicle will be in violation and subjected to citation.

Lost, stolen, or damaged decals/permits must be reported to PTS. The replacement fee for the first lost/stolen permit is $25. Subsequent replacements in the same permit year will be at market rate. Damaged permits will be replaced at no charge provided the recognizable remnants of the old decal are returned. The use of lost, stolen, altered, or forged permit may result in a $100 fine plus the cost of the permit and is subject to tow.

Motorcycle and moped operators must display the decal in a location that allows it to be visible at all times. Suggested locations are front or rear fender. Motorcycles and mopeds must parked in areas designated for their use.

Departmental Runner Permit

Runner permits are issued to a department free of charge for the purpose of providing access to locations where a given activity requires the use of their personal vehicles for university business. Departments may request runner permits by writing the director of PTS. The director will consider expressed need, size of the operation, and other related factors in determining how many permits to issue to a given department.

It is the department’s responsibility to control use of the runner permits. It is recommended that the department keep a usage log for runner permits in their custody.

A current UH parking permit must be displayed in conjunction with the runner permit. Runner permits are neither intended for personal use nor to enable a person to park as close as possible to their office or workplace or to provide for convenient overflow parking.

The runner permit is issued on an annual basis and authorizes:

  1. Short-term (not more than two hours) parking in any non-restricted space
  2. Short-term (not more than two hours) parking in marked loading zones
  3. Parking in designated “20 minutes” spaces

The permit does not authorize parking in:

  1. Parking spaces reserved for the disabled (unless disability permit is displayed)
  2. Fire lanes
  3. Metered spaces (including meters located in permit areas)
  4. Designated visitor lots
  5. Roadways and parking lot access lanes
  6. Gated lots (except for loading zones and “twenty minutes” spaces located within such lots)
  7. Reserved parking spaces, including RHE lots
  8. Designated tow-away zones
  9. Pedestrian walkways
  10. Any other area not designated as a parking space

Runner permits remain the property of UH and will be revoked if it is observed being improperly used. Any citation issued while displaying this permit is the responsibility of the registered permit holder whose permit is displayed in the vehicle in question.

An access card is assigned to the runner permit in order to gain access to loading zones/twenty minute spaces in gated lots. Vehicles parked in gated lots must be in a loading zone or twenty-minute space. Parking in a regular parking space may result in citation. There is a $10 replacement fee for lost or stolen access cards.