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Faculty/Staff Permits

Below are the permit options and rates for:

2019-2020  Permit Types     

Student Prices

 Faculty/Staff Prices

Reserved Covered Annual



Reserved Annual



Commuter Garage Annual 



Resident Garage Annual*



Gated Annual



Ungated Annual



Commuter Annual
(Zone Parking) 



Resident Annual* 
(Zone Parking) 



Remote Campus



Disability Annual







$80 $80


* Beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year students residing on campus, including partner communities, will pay a resident permit rate for garage and zone parking permits. This price is the equivalent price for a commuter pass adjusted for oversell. Residents may purchase a Remote Campus permit at the regular rate.  

 ** Effective Aug. 16, 2019, the Evening/Weekend permit is valid Monday-Thursday after 3 p.m. and all day on Friday-Sunday, and official university holidays. It is not valid for parking in any student or faculty/staff lot between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday.  


Disability Permits

University employees and/or students who have a permanent disability and require a university disability parking permit may either submit the required documents in person at the Welcome Center Parking Garage, or via email to  Applicants must complete an Authorization for Accessible Parking form and present a copy of the state placard or a copy of the TX DOT D-12 form with a doctor’s signature or a license plate verification receipt, along with a current driver’s license and Cougar One Card.

Disability parking authorization will be valid for the time remaining on the state-issued disabled parking placard or license plate. Re-authorization will be required upon receipt of a new state- issued disabled parking placard or license plate.

University permanent disability parking permits must be renewed annually. Faculty/staff and students wishing to renew their UH disability parking permit may do so online through myParking Account at AccessUH, if a copy of their Disability Parking Authorization form is on file. Renewing students may charge the parking fee to their student account and pay it along with their other university charges, or pay via credit card online.  Faculty/staff may authorize payroll deduction or pay via credit card online. 

Permit Placement and Replacement

The UH parking permit should be displayed from the vehicle’s rearview mirror, or in some cases, on the front windshield, above the registration sticker, while parked on campus. 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 $50. 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.

Faculty/Staff Gated Permits

Each year incumbents have first option of renewal. On or around Aug. 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. Your gate card will only allow access into your assigned parking lot.

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.

Departmental Runner Permit

Effective FY20, the charge for runner permits is $100 per year for two years, with the $200 paid upfront. The purpose of this permit type is to provide access to locations where a given activity requires the use of 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 for two years 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.