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Student Parking Information

Parking rules and regulations are enforced year-round. Students should buy a parking permit, which can be purchased online, before parking on campus. Prorated annual permits are available for the spring and summer sessions.

If a permanent permit cannot be purchased, students should utilize a meter or purchase a daily visitor parking permit from one of the visitor paystations located across campus, as a valid parking permit is required during enforcement hours Monday - Thursday from 6 a.m.- 8 p.m. and Friday from 6 a.m.- 3 p.m.

  • Click here for other important general parking information.


  • Residents of Millennium Hall who purchase a Millennium Hall parking permit are not eligible to purchase a Towson Univerisity Parking Permit.



Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Permit Sales

IMPORTANT: Please note that you must be registered for classes and have your residence hall assignment, if applicable, before purchasing your parking permit. Parking & Transportation Services must be notified by Enrollment Services for class registration and Housing & Residence Life for housing assignments prior to purchasing a permit.

Parking permits must be purchased online through your eParking account. You will need your TU NetID and password to log into your eParking account. Permits cannot be purchased over the phone. At this time, the only methods of payment available are Visa, Master Card, Discover, or C.O.D.

If you choose to pay through C.O.D., you must pay for your permit within five business days of your permit purchase date.The payment must be made in person at the Auxiliary Service Business Office (ASBO) located on the first floor of the University Union. Failure to make payment will result in your permit being returned to inventory and a charge for the timeframe that the permit was issued. C.O.D may not be used for monthy and weekly permits.

For more information about Commuter and Overflow parking permits, click here.

For more information about Freshman Resident parking permits, click here.

For more information about Non-Freshman Resident parking permits, click here.

Refund Policy

Actual rates and refunds are based on the date the permit was purchased and returned to the Auxiliary Services Business Office (ASBO). The refund amount will be based on the prorated value when the permit is cancelled (not the date of separation from the University) to ASBO. For information regarding any specific refund amount, please visit the Auxiliary Services Business Office (ASBO) on the first floor of the Union. Also, permits can only be returned in person.

Additionally, depending on type of permit, semester  or annual refunds can only be processed up to a certain date.  Individuals may cancel an annual permit for a prorated refund within the time periods below. Weekly, and monthly permits are not eligible for refunds.

  • Permits expiring August 31, 2016 may be cancelled for a prorated refund through Thursday, March 31, 2016.
  • No refunds will be processed for Annual permits after Thursday, March 31, 2016.

Permits are prorated weekly beginning in September. The actual cost of a permit depends on the date the permit is purchased. Figures below are estimates only.


The parking permit estimated prorated pricing is listed below:


  Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
Commuter/Resident Annual
$305 $280 $248 $223 $198 $172
Commuter Fall Term
$156 $121 $77 $43 NA NA
Evening Annual
$139 $127 $113 $102 $90 $79
Evening Fall Term
$74 $58 $37 $20 NA NA




Exchanging A Permit (Change in Student Status)

If your permit is eligible for an exchange, due to a change in your student status (i.e. resident to commuter, accruing more than 30 credits), please visit the Auxiliary Services Business Office on the first floor of the Union for specific information regarding exchanging your permit. Permits can only be exchanged in person; this cannot be done online or over the phone.


Canceling A Permit

Actual rates and refunds are based on the date the permit was purchased and canceled at the Auxiliary Services Business Office. For specific information regarding any refund amount, please visit the Business Office on the first floor of the Union. Additionally, depending on type of permit, semester or annual refunds can only be processed up to a certain date. Permits can only be canceled in person; this cannot be done online or over the phone.


Virtual Permit System

With the implementation of the License Plate Recognition (LPR) system, the department has switched the majority of the campus community to a virtual parking permit.  In short, this means that you will no longer be issued or need to worry about physically displaying a parking permit on your registered vehicle.  Your license plate will be used to verify that you have a valid permit.


              Advantages of Virtual Permits:

  • Immediate registration.  With Virtual permits, there is no need to go pick up a permit or wait for it to be mailed to you.  As soon as you purchase your permit online, you are able to park legally in your designated area.

  • No need for temporary permits.  If you forget your permit, have a rental, or are using a family member's vehicle, you don't need to come into the Parking & Transportation Office for a temporary permit.  Simply register your new vehicle with Parking & Transportation.  See the Register Your Vehicle section below for instructions on how to register your vehicle.

  • Improper Display and Failure to Display citations will be a thing of the past.  With no physical permit, there's no need to worry about your permit falling off your rear-view mirror or being blocked by an air freshener.

  • Better enforcement for those who have purchased a permit.  Utilizing Virtual Permits in conjunction with our LPR system (License Plate Recognition) will allow Parking & Transportation Services to better manage parking resources helping to ensure more parking is available to those who have paid for a parking permit.


Important Information About the Virtual Permit System

  • All of your vehicles must be registered with Parking & Transportation Services.

  • A maximum of three vehicles may be registered with your permit.  Rental vehicles used temporarily do not count against your total number of vehicles.  All vehicles on your parking account must either be registered to you or a family member with the same last name, living at your address of record with the University.  Those seeking exceptions to this policy must submit a Vehicle Exception Form.  Additional documentation may be required and approval of an exception is at the discretion of Parking & Transportation Services.

  • Only one of the vehicles registered to your permit is allowed to be on campus at any given time.  The LPR system will identify multiple vehicles registered to one permit being on campus at the same time.  Multiple vehicles registered to one permit on campus at the same time is a serious violation of Parking & Transportation Services rules and regulations as well as unfairly takes spaces away from other permit holders.  Offending vehicles will receive a $300 citation each and/or will be towed at the owner's expense. The driver and/or permit holder may be subject to additional sanctions.

  • Those seeking to utilize a parking permit for the sole purpose of Carpooling MUST sign up for AND be approved for a Carpool Agreement prior to doing so.  Resident students may not be a part of a Carpool Agreement.  The individual in the Carpool with the most restricted permit type available to them will be the one in the Carpool group to purchase the permit. Please go to the Carpool Program link for more information.


Move In / Move Out Notice

Students moving into the residence halls must park in a legal space. The only exception is when the Towson University Police department is controlling the areas around housing locations.  Unless directed by TUPD to park in a restricted area, please park in a legal parking space.  For the safety of the community, fire lanes must remain clear at all times. Please go to the Move In/Move Out link for more information.

Note: Students eligible for special group permits must purchase them in person at the Auxiliary Services Business Office and provide verification of their eligibility.


Modified Parking

Parking and Transportation Services

Union Garage

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

410-704-PARK (7275) Parking, Events, Shuttle and Charter Bus Information
410-704-RIDE (7433) Para-Transit Services and Requests
Fax: 410-704-3370
E-mail: upark@towson.edu


• Motorcycle virtual permits must be purchased in person at the Auxiliary Business Office.

• Financial Aid is not accepted for the purchase of a parking permit. .








University Police

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410-704-NEWS (6397)

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