Department of Parking and Transportation to Offer New Online Registration Service

May 21, 2007

Next month, the University of Houston will launch a new online service that makes parking registration easier, while reducing the amount of paper transactions.

The Department of Parking and Transportation Services will offer online parking registration for faculty and staff from June 1 through July 31, according to Bob Browand, department director.

The system will allow faculty and staff members with a university employee identification to register from any computer with Internet access.

“We decided to implement the online registration system to streamline the work flow and the amount of paper, as we currently process between 4,800 and 5,000 registrations manually,” Browand said. “Not only will the new online registration system save time, it will speed up the registration process and eliminate potential data entry errors.”

College and department business administrators will still administer the registration process and distribute parking permits to faculty and staff as in the past, Browand said.

“All faculty and staff who are going to register for parking with their departments or colleges must use the online service,” he said. “Faculty and staff who prefer not to register online can apply for parking individually after Aug. 1 at the Parking and Transportation Services office.”

Faculty and staff who register online and don’t elect to use payroll deduction to pay for their permits must print their confirmation and come to Parking and Transportation Services office to pay and finalize their registration by July 31. Payments will be accepted after July 31. However, those permits will not be included in the college and department packets of parking permits.

In addition to online registration, the department also offers the ability to pay and appeal parking citations online.

Bookmark to register beginning June 1. Choose e-parking services and then faculty/staff registration at the Web site, which will be operational soon.

Francine Parker