Faculty and staff can can use the online portal to purchase a lot-specific, monthly permit or a lot-specific daily pass. See below for specific details.

Purchase Faculty/Staff Parking

Manage Parking Account

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Permanent Employees: Long-term Parking Options

To purchase Faculty/Staff parking access, employees should sign into their parking account and purchase a permit for one of the available lots. Employees can also join a waiting list to be notified if a space becomes available. View step by step instructions here.

Fees are collected at the end of the month for that month's access. For example, fees for access from January 1st through January 31st will be deducted from the paycheck that is received at the end of January. Parking fees are calculated by the half or full month. Requests for access beginning before the 15th of the month will be charged $60. Requests for access beginning on or after the 15th of the month will be charged $30. 

Requests for cancellation must be effective before the end of the month to avoid being billed for the next month. Payment is non-refundable.

CU Boulder features "virtual" parking access, with no need for printed hang tags. The vehicle's license plate information is registered and associated with the parking access, so your license plate is used to identify your vehicle and is valid to park in only the specific lot or zone you purchase.

Parking at meters and pay station lots requires additional payment. When campus lots are closed/impacted for events and maintenance, parking patrons will receive an email with an alternate parking option (excluding our campus move-in event, when alternate transportation options are necessary.)

Standard Rate: $60/month

Motorcycle: $20/month (Also applies to mopeds and scooters)

Off-peak Parking: Need to access campus at night, on weekends or during the early morning? Off-peak parking may benefit you with parking near your destination. Visit our off-peak parking section for more information.

Permanent Employees: Temporary and Short-term Parking Options

Faculty and staff who do not wish to purchase long-term parking may purchase short-term parking. Day and month increments are available and may be purchased online or by phone at (303) 735-PARK (7275). Please have your license plate available. 

To support those who would like to park on campus less than 5 days per week, we continue to offer daily parking in specified lots, subject to availability. Faculty and Staff will need to log into the portal to access the discounted rate.

    1. Log into the online services portal using your IdentiKey and password.
    2. Once logged in, select "Purchase Parking Permit" then select "Daily Parking".
    3. Choose the date(s) for the permit and “Confirm”.
    4. Select from the available lot options. (these may change depending on the date selected)
    5. Select or Add the vehicle you will be driving.
    6. “Confirm” and “Add Permit to Cart”
    7. Enter Billing Information and Checkout (you will have the option to save your payment information).

    Temporary Employees

    Temporary employees may purchase daily or monthly temporary parking. Payroll deduction is not currently available for temporary employees. Purchase by phone at (303) 735-PARK (7275). Pay with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.)

    Expiration notices are sent one week before access expires. This is a reminder only. Employees are responsible for keeping parking access up to date.

    FAQs and Transportation Options

    Parking Services has developed a list of frequently asked questions to assist you in determining what options will work best for you. Whether you plan to bus, bike, vanpool or drive a personal vehicle to campus, we have resources for you.

      Visit the bus route information page for information about campus bus routes and schedules. Regional and local buses are available. We strongly encourage those who have used RTD in the past to verify what routes are currently available by using RTD’s Trip Planner