Regular Faculty/Staff, who will continue their employment and use payroll deduction as a payment method for the previous year, will automatically have their permit renewed. All others must purchase their permit online. Towson University employees not currently in the university payroll system must bring their contract to the Auxiliary Services Business Office to verify their pay rate and be assigned the appropriate permit rate.
Unless your permit has been renewed as part of the payroll deduction automatic renewal process, all Towson University regular and contingent faculty/staff must purchase their permit online. Individuals who select payroll deduction or installment as their payment method will be required to come to the Auxiliary Services Business Office and will have to complete and sign a payroll deduction or installment card.
Partner company employees (housekeeping, dining services, hotel) and volunteers, must complete a hard copy permit application and submit it to the Auxiliary Services Business Office in the Union to obtain their permit.
- Purchase permit online
- Faculty/Staff Parking Permit Applications are available for Partner Company employees & Volunteers at the Parking & Transportation Services office located in the Union Garage.
NOTE: Due to the implementation of Virtual Permit System, vehicle license plates will be used to link vehicles to permits. Therefore, there will be no need for separate Motorcycle permits.
Upon termination of employment, individuals who utilize payroll deduction or installment payments will be responsible for any remaining balance unless the virtual permit is "officially" cancelled with the Auxiliary Services Business Office. Refund amounts and remaining balance will be determined based on the date of cancellation with the Auxiliary Services Business Office.
Individuals who do not wish to purchase an annual permit may park in a designated visitor area and pay the prevailing rate or purchase a weekly or monthly (limit 2) permit for faculty/staff areas and Overflow parking areas. Please contact the Auxiliary Services Business Office for additional information.
Exchanging A Permit
If your permit is eligible for an exchange, 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.
Returning A Permit
Actual rates and refunds are based on the date the permit was purchased and returned to the Auxiliary Services Business Office. For specific information regarding any refund amount, please visit the Business Office on the 1st 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 returned in person.Individuals who have utilized payroll deduction to pay for their permit may not be eligible for refunds.
Regular Employees (Towson University)
Regular employees are eligible to purchase a permit through *Payroll Deduction, *Installment Payment Plan, or by making full payment at the time of purchase. Upon termination of employment, individuals utilizing payroll deduction or installment payments will be responsible for any remaining balance, unless the permit is cancelled through Auxiliary Services business office before refund cutoff dates. The deadlines for payroll deduction and installment payments have passed.
NOTES: Faculty/Staff permits are NOT valid in the General Services (10 & 10a) or Public Safety (10b) lots. General Services and Public Safety permits are valid in Faculty/Staff parking areas.
There are yearly deadlines for Payroll Deduction and Installment Payment Plans.
Contingent and Contract Employees (Towson University)
Contingent employees are NOT eligible for payroll deduction. Towson University contingent/contract employees, including adjunct professors, are eligible to purchase a permit by Installment Payment Plan or by making full payment at the time of purchase.
Emeritus Faculty (Towson University)
Faculty who have retired from the university and have no other current affiliation (i.e. working or taking classes) are eligible to purchase a Faculty/Staff permit at the lowest rate.
Individuals wishing to purchase a permit must complete an application in person at the Parking & Transportation Services. They will be asked to provide an ID showing their emeritus status. Upon verification, permits may be purchased through the Auxiliary Service Business Office. Individuals who do not wish to purchase a permit may park in the designated visitor areas and pay the prevailing rates at the yellow pay stations.
Retired Staff (Towson University)
Staff who have retired from the university and have no other current affiliation (i.e. working or taking classes) are eligible to purchase an "Overflow" permit for parking in Overflow areas (except for lot 21a) during peak periods and in core campus lots outside of restricted hours. This permit may be purchased for half the cost of a Commuter permit.
Individuals wishing to purchase a permit must complete an application in person at Parking & Transportation Services. They will be asked to provide an ID showing their retired staff status. Upon verification, permits may be purchased through the Auxiliary Service Business Office. Individuals who do not wish to purchase a permit may park in the designated visitor areas and pay the prevailing rates at the yellow pay stations.
Partner Company Employees (Food Services, Cleaning, Hotel, etc.)
Individuals working for partner companies that have long-term service contracts with the university (including custodial companies, food vendors, hotel management, and companies completing long- term construction projects) are eligible to purchase faculty/staff parking permits. Permit rates are based on the employee's compensation from the previous year, or for new employees, anticipated compensation for the coming year. Partner employees may purchase permits by making full payment at the time of purchase. Partner Company employees must submit a Faculty/Staff Parking Permit application to the Auxiliary Service Business Office.
Temporary employees are required to purchase a permit or park their vehicle in a designated visitor area and pay the prevailing rate at a yellow pay station. Department funds may not be used to purchase permits for temporary state employees. Departments utilizing an employee from a staffing agency may use department funds to purchase a permit for that individual if he or she is temporarily assigned to the campus and is receiving pay from an employment agency. Department funds cannot be used to pay for the parking of employees who are paid by the state.
Volunteers providing services to the university and not receiving any type of compensation (including pay or class credits) are required to purchase a permit or park at a designated visitor area and pay the prevailing rate at a yellow pay station. Volunteers can obtain faculty/staff permits at the lowest rate. Department funds may be used to purchase their permits. Volunteers must provide a letter from the department verifying their volunteer status. If a department wishes to pay for a volunteer's parking, a letter signed by an individual with budget authority as well as the budget code must be submitted with the Faculty/Staff Parking Permit application.
All vehicles, other than permanently marked delivery vehicles, parked on campus must have a valid permit or be parked at a paid meter/visitor space during designated hours. This includes, but is not limited to, service companies such as Xerox and sales representatives. Please contact the Auxiliary Services Business Office for additional information regarding the rates and appropriate permit.
Construction workers who are not able to park their vehicles inside the fenced area of their designated construction site are eligible to purchase a Lot 14 "Overflow" permit (near the SECU Arena) at the lowest Faculty/Staff rate. Please visit the Auxiliary Services Business Office located on the 1st floor of the University Union to buy a permit. Please consult with your project manager for more information, as some project sites have their own internal construction worker parking areas. Large groups should coordinate directly with Parking & Transportation Services. Parking is also available in nearby county garages or on Charles Street. For more information about parking in a county garage, contact the Baltimore County Revenue Authority at 410-887-3127.
Officially marked delivery vehicles (examples: Pepsi, AJ's, UPS, Fed Ex, etc.) are not required to have a permit and may park in loading docks or a legal space for the purpose of making deliveries. Delivery vehicles may not park in fire lanes, on sidewalks, or in handicapped spaces. Vehicles parked in these areas may be cited and/or towed.
Companies providing services or those remaining on campus after a delivery for set ups, etc., must purchase a permit at a yellow pay station on campus and park in a designated visitor area/space.