Business and Vendor Permits

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Business Permit Parking

Business permits are for departments or personnel conducting university business at a location away from an employee's assigned workplace(s).
Business permits are not for personal use. It is a violation of state fiscal rules to use a Business permit, if purchased with university funds, to park on campus unless conducting authorized university business at a campus location away from your primary workplace.

Vendor Parking

Vendor parking in permit-controlled parking lots may be accommodated via the Vendor University Business Parking Permit. This permit authorizes parking in university permit parking lots and at campus parking meters as specified on the face of the permit. Vendor parking permits can be purchased for periods of time varying from one day to one year.

Vendors may also purchase one-day, one-week or one-month permits from the PTS business office at 1050 Regent Drive.

Additional parking is available to vendors at parking meters and in pay-as-you-park facilities. Fees for UCB parking meters and pay-as-you-park facilities range from $1.75 to $4 per hour.

Service Vehicle General Information

Service, delivery and vendor vehicles operating on campus are expected to park in accord with campus parking and traffic regulations. Generally, these regulations require that vehicles park in designated parking areas and display valid parking permits or pay hourly parking rates. Vehicles parked in violation of the Parking and Traffic Regulations are subject to citation and tow. View our Parking & Traffic Regulations.

Service / Delivery Vehicle Defined

University of Colorado at Boulder (UCB) parking regulations define a service vehicle as "... any vehicle owned by a service agency that is dedicated to the delivery of materials and equipment, the exterior of which is visibly marked with a company name or organizational logo." Private (unmarked) vehicles may be used for service/delivery purposes, but may not park in "designated service vehicle spaces" as described below.

Types of Service and Delivery Parking

  1. Service vehicle parking spaces are designated by sign: (Definition of "service vehicle" above.) Vehicles not marked with a company name or logo and parked in designated service vehicle spaces may be ticketed or towed.
  2. Service vehicle parking meters are painted red. This is a good option for unmarked delivery vehicles. Red meters provide short term service/delivery parking access. Red service meter fees must be paid at all times. Worksite and Business parking permits are NOT VALID at red service meters.
  3. Debit cards are available: Service meters accept meter debit card and coin payments. Purchase meter debit cards in $50 increments at PTS.
  4. Any vehicle may park at no charge up to 15 minutes at UCB building docks while actively on loading/off loading. If more dock/loading zone parking time is needed, contact PTS for assistance at (303) 492-7384.

Special Parking Arrangements

Special parking arrangements should be requested whenever:

  1. A specific area must be reserved to accommodate a parking need;
  2. Many vehicles are expected on campus for a planned event; or
  3. Oversized vehicles (e.g., semi trailer or high cube delivery trucks) need to be parked in areas of campus not designed to accommodate them.

Special parking arrangements are coordinated by the PTS' Events Coordination section, which can be reached through our business office, (303) 492-7384.