Visitor & Short Term Parking

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Visitors to campus may park without prior arrangement in the Euclid AutoPark and at parking meters and pay stations located throughout campus. Additional options may be available during your visit depending upon the time of day and whether or not CU is hosting a large event or construction impacts parking. Please check the Facilities Maintenance website for construction updates.

Temporary Permits

Temporary permits are available in daily and weekly time increments. You may purchase them at the PTS Customer Service window. Payments accepted are credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express), checks and cash. Visit our temporary permit page for more information. 

Euclid AutoPark

The Euclid AutoPark (EAP) is located between Broadway and 18th Street (east of the UMC).

Academic Year Hours:
M-F: 7 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Summer Hours:
M-F: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

The EAP parking rate is $2.00 per hour up to three hours, during the hours of 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM. After three hours, the rate is $4.00 per hour. The parking fee is $4.00 from 5:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. each weeknight and all day Saturday and Sunday. EAP accepts payment by check, cash and credit card. 

Meters

Basics

  • The hourly rate at grey meters is $1.75 payable from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., seven days a week.
  • The maximum time available on a meter varies. A sticker on each meter lists the maximum time allowed.
  • Most meters accept coin and meter debit card payments. Some of our newer meters accept credit and debit cards but not meter debit cards. (See below for a list of campus meters and pay stations that accept meter debit cards.)
  • Meter debit cards, sold in $50 and $100 increments, are available in the PTS business office. Unused time paid with a meter debit card can be credited back to the meter debit card at single meters only.
  • Please report meter problems to us at 303-492-7384, and please be aware that parking at a malfunctioning meter is a parking violation on our campus.

Locations Where Meter Debit Card Payment is Accepted

  • All Red Service Meters on main and east campus
  • Gray meters located in 168, 261, 304, 305, 423, 465
  • Pay stations located in 415, 473, 475, 561, 569
  • Night payment machines located in 204, 360, 378, 380, 430
  • East campus meters in 564, 569, 577, 579, 587

Accessibility Meters

Blue meters are for persons with disabilities. A state issued disability license plate or placard must be displayed. The rate is $1.75 per hour, and the meters must be paid from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., seven days a week.

Red Service Meters

Red meters are for service and delivery parking. While visitors may park at red service meters, at $3.50 per hour, they are intended to assure quick turnover. Service meters must be paid 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Parking Payment Machines

  • The parking pay station rate is $1.75 per hour.
  • All pay stations accept credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express), meter debit cards, and coins. Some pay stations also accept bills. Sorry, meter debit cards cannot be credited with unused time at pay stations.
  • Please refer to signs on pay station or at lot entrance for hours of enforcement.
  • Please report pay station problems to us at 303-492-7384. We are happy to assist. 

Parkmobile Pay By Phone

Using Parkmobile allows you to pay for parking, at Parkmobile enabled pay stations, by phone. When using Parkmobile you choose how long you want to park and pay for that amount of time. When the expiration time approaches, you can receive a text alert allowing you to extend your time (within the maximum time limit for the lot.) For more information please visit the Parkmobile University of Colorado-Boulder website. Advantages include:

  • Decreased chance of parking fines with text message expiration reminders sent to your cell phone.
  • A new smart phone app which enables all of the capabilities of the service with the touch of a button.
  • Parking receipts via email/text message.
  • Corporate accounts: Parkmobile offers the option to create corporate accounts with an unlimited number of parkers and the ability to pre-pay in denominations available for departmental use.
  • A $.35 transaction fee will apply for each transaction.
  • Main Campus Parkmobile Parking Lot Locations
  • Research Park Parkmobile Parking Lot Location

Check here for Frequently Asked Questions. To pay by phone, you will first need to create an account with Parkmobile.

Contact us with any additional questions, 303-492-7384. 

Nights and Weekends

  • Pay gray and blue meters from 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. seven days per week.
  • Euclid AutoPark is open until 11:30 p.m. each day of the week. The cost is $2.00/hour for the first three hours; $4.00/hour starting the fourth hour. After 5 p.m. and on weekends, the parking rate is a flat fee of $4.00.
  • Refer to signs on pay stations or at lot entrances for the hours a pay station requires payment. Typically pay stations require $4.00 payment nights and weekends, and pay stations located in peripheral areas do not.
  • AM/PM permits may be used as early as 3 p.m. and as late as 10 a.m. on weekdays. They are also valid all day on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • See specific nights/weekends parking maps.

Reciprocal Parking

University of Colorado faculty, staff, and students who have a valid parking permit for another CU campus may take advantage of the reciprocal parking agreement. For more information, visit our reciprocal parking page.