- Do I need a permit to park on the UNLV campus?
Yes, parking in any lot on campus, except Lot S, requires a permit, or your vehicle will be cited. This includes guests, visitors, speakers, performers, applicants, students, staff, faculty, deans, vendors, etc. Meters are available and do not require a permit. The cost of metered parking is $1 per hour.
- Where can I purchase a parking permit?
Most permits can be purchased online. All permit types can be purchased at the Parking & Transportation Services office, and new students can also purchase parking permits at New Student Orientation held prior to the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.
- How can I pay for my parking permit?
If you purchase your permit online, you can pay by credit card. When purchasing your permit at the Parking & Transportation Services office or at New Student Orientation, you can pay by cash, check, or credit card.
- I lost my permit; it may have been stolen. What do I need to do?
If your permit is lost or stolen, you should go to Parking & Transportation Services to obtain a replacement permit. The cost to replace a permit is $15.
- I found my permit that I thought was lost or stolen. Can I still use it?
No, once a permit is reported lost or stolen, it is voided in the computer system and is no longer valid, and the individual is subject to receiving a citation if the permit is used. Any permit found that was previously reported as lost or stolen must be returned to Parking & Transportation Services.
- I am a visitor to the campus. Do I need a permit to park? Where can I park?
Visitors to the campus do not have to register their vehicles, but they must use metered areas or they may park in student spaces if they have a valid daily, weekly, or monthly permit displayed. Daily, weekly, and monthly parking passes may be purchased from the Parking & Transportation Services office. A metered lot specifically for visitors is located at the main entrance of campus, at Maryland Parkway and Harmon Avenue. The cost of metered parking is $1 per hour. Metered parking is also available in various lots throughout the campus.
- I have a state-issued handicapped permit. Can I use it to park on campus?
Persons requiring parking on campus covered under ADA must have a valid state-issued handicap license plate or portable handicap tag. All individuals with a state-issued handicap parking placard must also purchase a campus handicap parking permit and display both in their vehicle. Visitors or those not displaying their University handicap permit must insert coin in the meter to cover the time spent. (see also permit types and legal brief).
- I ride a motorcycle to campus. Do I need a permit? Where can I park?
Yes, a permit is required to park a motorcycle on campus. Motorcycles must park in areas designated for them and may not occupy automobile parking spaces. Motorcycles must display valid parking permits. Motorcycles cannot be operated on campus sidewalks or walkways.
- I ride my bicycle/moped to campus. Do I need a permit? Can I lock it anywhere as long as it is not blocking traffic?
Bicycles and mopeds are not required to have parking permits. Bicycles used on campus must be riden and parked with regard for the safety of pedestrians. Bicycle parking racks must be used, and bicycles cannot be parked or driven on pedestrian ramps to buildings, or in buildings. Mopeds must be parked in motorcycle parking areas only. Mopeds are not allowed on campus sidewalks or walkways.
- Can I park in meters with my permit?
No. Even with a valid permit, customers parking in metered spaces are required to pay for the space during hours of enforcement.
- My friend gave me his permit. Am I able to use it?
Parking permits aren’t transferable between customers. When permits are purchased, they are assigned to a specific person’s parking account. Each individual needs to purchase their own parking permit for their own vehicles.
- Can I get a refund for my parking permit or bus pass?
You can receive a pro-rated refund for your parking permit for the time remaining. However, short term permits that have been scratched and transit pass purchases are final and are non-refundable.
- I forgot my permit. What should I do?
If you have a semester or longer permit, you can stop by Parking and Transportation Services with your photo ID and vehicle information, and we can issue you a free temporary permit.
- How do I obtain a Residence Hall Permit?
In order to obtain a resident parking permit, you must come to Parking and Transportation Services with a photo ID. Once we verify your resident status on campus, you may pick one of two lots you’d like to park in. Once the purchase is made, you may only park in the resident lot that was chosen. You may not park in any other resident or student space on campus.
- Are short term permits available for purchase anywhere else on campus?
Yes, student and visitor permits are sold at several locations to include; The visitor booth located in the Visitor Lot at Harmon and Maryland, the help desk in the Student Union, or the Box Office located on the first floor of the Cottage Grove Parking Garage. You may also purchase hourly and daily permits at the Pay and Display machines located at each entrance of the Tropicana Garage. The Pay By Phone app, which allows customers to purchase permits or pay for meters remotely through their smart phones, is another great option.
- How can I obtain a handicapped placard?
State Handicapped Placards are issued through the Nevada DMV and require an official note from your doctor. Once you have obtained your handicapped placards and/or license plates, we can issue you a handicapped parking permit. Simply bring your placards and/or vehicle registration, a photo ID and the letter from the DMV stating that you are the owner of the handicapped placard to the Parking and Transportation Services Office , and you will be issued the correct permit.
- Can I let someone else use my general reserved space?
No. Each reserved permit is required to use a particular reserved space and no other vehicles are permitted without specific approval by Parking and Transportation Services. If approval is granted, the individual given to ability to use the space may only do so for a limited period as determined when seeking permission to do so.