Departmental Runner Permits

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 Parking and Transportation Services. 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 not intended for personal use, or 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

This permit does not authorize parking in:

1. Parking spaces reserved for the disabled (unless handicap permit is displayed)
2. Fire lanes
3. Expired meters (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 “20 minutes” spaces located within such lots)
7. Reserved parking spaces
8. Designated tow-away zones
9. Pedestrian walkways
10. Any other are 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.


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