Graphic license plate to indicate License Plate Recognition for CU Boulder parking lots Your License Plate is Your Parking Permit

A virtual permit means your license plate serves as the parking permit. License plate information is registered and associated with your vehicle(s) and authorizes parking in a specific lot or zone. (Note: parking at meters, pay station lots or other permit lots may require additional payment or authorization.)

Adding a New Vehicle

Virtual permits are verified with License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology through CU Boulder enforcement. The license plates of the vehicle(s) permit holders plan to drive to campus must be registered with Parking Services. You may add a new vehicle/license plate by signing into your parking account or calling the Parking Services' Customer Service Specialists.

Cancelling Your Parking Permit

A faculty/staff virtual permit may be cancelled by completing and submitting the Cancel My Parking Permit form. If you cancel your permit, you can reapply for a permit any time; however, parking spaces may not be availble in the same lot when you reapply.

Placing Your Parking Permit on Hold

A faculty/staff virtual permit may be placed on hold by completing and submitting the Place My Parking Permit on Hold form.

Take My Parking Permit off Hold

A faculty/staff virtual permit, that was placed on hold, can be reinstated by completing and submitting the Take My Parking Permit off Hold form.

Alternate Parking Arrangements

All lots are subject to special event parking arrangements. If a planned event or a construction project requires assignment to a different lot, you will be notified via email. The LPR will verify that you are valid in the assigned alternate lot. 

Reciprocal Parking

CU Boulder faculty and staff visiting other CU campuses for official university business may park vehicles bearing valid UCB parking permits in designated lots on those campuses. CU Boulder virtual permit holders, having no hang tag, should contact Parking Services' Customer Service Specialists (1050 Regent Drive) during business hours and arrange to pick up a CU Boulder temporary hang tag to display for reciprocal use while on other CU campuses.

Motorcycle Permits

Motorcycle permits will be issued as stickers.

Campus Department Business Permits

Campus Department Business Permits will continue to be issued as hangtags. Personal virtual permits will be valid with campus departmental hangtags.

Overflow Lots

Virtual permits are valid only in the designated primary or overflow lot(s) as shown in the confirmation email issued with each permit. Use overflow lot(s) only when your primary permitted lot is full. Many parking lots no longer have overflow lots. If there are no spaces in your permitted parking lot, please park in an available space in a lot near your permitted lot and call Parking Services' Customer Services Specialists (303) 735-7275 before leaving your vehicle. They will place a note in your permit account, so you do not receive a citation for parking in an incorrect lot and requests Enforcement to drive through your full lot to verify that vehicles are paid permit holders, and cite those that are not permit holders.

Parking Rules and Regulations

Permit holders are responsible for compliance with all Parking Rules and Regulations.