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Student Parking

If you will be parking your vehicle on campus, you will need to have a parking permit, unless you use one of the paid visitor parking locations.
  • Every spring semester, student permit registration kicks off for the academic year that starts in the upcoming fall. You register through your myParking Account, accessible via AccessUH, and select your permit. Permits are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Permits are mailed to the address chosen in AccessUH during the registration process. The mailing process usually starts in late-July.
  • Permits purchased in person are provided to students immediately. Those ordered online after the fall semester starts usually are mailed within two business days. A temporary printable permit is assigned by the system and can be used for up to seven (7) days while you wait for the permanent permit. The link for this temporary permit is provided in the confirmation email you received once you complete your purchase. Please note: temporary printable permits are not available for garage permits.
We ask that you make an appointment to come to our customer service office in University Lofts to receive a replacement.
Lost or stolen permits can be replaced at the cost of $50 in our customer service office in University Lofts. If your permit was stolen and you have a police report filed, you may bring a copy of that report and we will issue a replacement free of charge. Only one permit per academic year will be replaced at $50. Any additional replacements will be at full price.
Students have the opportunity to exchange their permits at our customer service office in University Lofts if the desired permit has not sold out.
Permit costs can be placed on your student account (fee bill) or paid with a credit card.
A valid UH parking permit can be returned to Parking and Transportation Services at any time for a prorated refund. There are two ways the permit can be returned:
1. Set an appointment or join a virtual line through Cougar Q in AccessUH to bring it in person to the Parking and Transportation Services customer service location in University Lofts. Regular office hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
2. Mail the permit via certified letter to:
Parking and Transportation Services
Elgin Street Garage
4224 Elgin St., Building E
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-2007
Parking and Transportation Services allows the use of EZ Tag (Harris Co.), NTTA Toll Tag (Dallas) or TxTag as a hands-free way to enter and exit on-campus parking garages and faculty-staff gated lots. If you'd like to use your tag, please email your PeopleSoft number, Permit number and toll tag number to: addmyeztag@uh.edu.
Anyone with a valid UH parking permit is allowed to park in any ungated lot on campus Monday-Thursday after 3 p.m., and anytime Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Just make sure your permit is properly displayed and you do not park in a restricted space, such as reserved, disabled, metered and 20-minute unloading. Evening-Weekend permits cannot be used until after 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. The UH at Katy permit is only valid in Katy.
You may appeal a citation online through your myParking Account, accessbile via AccessUH. Your appeal will then be reviewed and you will be notified of next steps. 


Faculty/Staff Parking

You can purchase a parking permit through your myParking Account, accessible via AccessUH. The permit will be mailed to you. You may also make an appointment to come to our customer service location in University Lofts to purchase a permit in person. If you buy one in person, you will receive the permit immediately.
You can choose to pay with a credit card (Visa/MasterCard/Discover Card) or have the cost of your permit deducted from your monthly or bi-weekly payroll. Please note that in order to be eligible for payroll deductions, you must be a regular full- or part-time employee who is paid by the university.
All regularly employed and benefits-eligible full- and part-time staff members are able to purchase a parking permit. Campus partners may also obtain staff parking permits by coming into the parking office and requesting one.
You may transfer your permit between vehicles as long as it is displayed properly and only one of those vehicles is on campus at a time. All of the vehicles you use need to be registered to the permit.
If you have a zone permit, you can exchange it for any other available zone permit (if any are available), or you can get an available garage permit. However, if you have a gated permit and wish to change lots, go to Parking Self Service in AccessUH and sign up for the waitlist of the lot you’re interested in.
Parking and Transportation Services allows the use of EZ Tag (Harris Co.), NTTA Toll Tag (Dallas) or TxTag as a hands-free way to enter and exit on-campus parking garages and faculty-staff gated lots. If you'd like to use your tag, please email your PeopleSoft number, Permit number and toll tag number to: addmyeztag@uh.edu.
No. If you have a permit and have terminated your employment you must return your parking permit to the parking office in order to clear that item off your termination checklist.
You may appeal a citation online through your myParking Account, accessbile via AccessUH. Your appeal will then be reviewed and you will be notified of next steps. 

 

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