Permits & Passes Information on Parking Permits

There is currently a very high demand for parking on campus.  Penn Parking will do its best to process monthly parking permit applications in a timely manner and fulfill a patron’s requested location; however, the Parking Office may not be able to honor your request at this time. Permit patrons will have the choice to accept the garage or lot available and be placed on a waitlist for your preferred location.


The parking fee structure is responsive to the University policy requiring the Parking Program to be self-supporting. Parking income is used to cover the costs of surface lot and garage improvements (e.g. installation of security cameras, paving, striping, control gates); salaries of attendants; reduction of construction debt on garages; real estate rental fees and operating expenses.

Penn faculty, staff, Postdoctoral Researchers and Fellows, and students are eligible to apply for daily, evening and weekend parking permits. Permit holders will be able to benefit from significant tax savings by deducting parking fees (up to $315 a month) on a pre-tax basis. Click on the links below to learn more.

The University reserves the right to reassign permit holders to other parking facilities during the course of the year should circumstances, such as lot closure or reduction in size, warrant such action.

Faculty & Staff, Postdocs

Student Permits

Rates & Policies