Additional Permit Information

University of Nebraska-Lincoln parking permits are moving virtual. This year, your vehicle license plate serves as your parking permit identification. However, garage permits, and some surface parking areas will retain a physical permit.

  • Your permit allows you to park your vehicle in the designated campus areas for your selected permit.
  • Only one registered vehicle is allowed to park in the designated campus area at a time.
  • All permitted vehicles must display a license plate visible to the patrol vehicle from the drive aisle.
  • Meters or pay by phone areas require additional payment.
  • Only resident permits and other authorized permits may park on campus overnight.
  • Permit is valid in other campus areas at set times.
  • Details: parking.unl.edu and select Student Parking Options.
  • Current license plate information is required for the campus License Plate Recognition System. Any changes in the plate information must be submitted immediately for permit usage and campus parking.
  • Update any vehicle and license information online at ttps://unlpts.t2hosted.com/Account/Portal

Details below: Resident Student Permit Information, Reserved and Non-reserved Facuty, Staff and Commuter Student Permit Information

Resident Student, Virtual Surface Lot Permit

City Campus Area R01 and R02

With this parking permit for a Resident Student, you will receive a Permit Event Sticker. It will be mailed to your campus address. The Event Sticker must be displayed for campus parking during major campus events, including home football games.

  • As a campus resident, you may only park in your assigned lot on home football days.
  • The Event Sticker verifies the purchase of a parking permit to event staff.
  • Display sticker on inside front vehicle window, lower driver’s side.
  • Failure to display this Event Sticker can result in denying access to your parking facility.

East Campus Area E

With the campus License Plate Recognition System, your vehicle license plate serves as your parking permit identification. Permit holders will not automatically receive any physical permit or sticker to display in the vehicle. If the vehicle will be parked on campus parking during major campus events, including home football games, a Permit Event sticker must be displayed.

  • To receive a Permit Event sticker, contact Parking and Transit Services, 402-472-1800.

The Permit Event Sticker must be displayed for campus parking during major campus events, including home football games.

  • The Event Sticker verifies the purchase of a parking permit to event staff.
  • Display sticker on inside front vehicle window, lower driver’s side.
  • Failure to display this Event Sticker can result in denying access to your parking facility

Resident Garage Permit

Area 14R, 17R, 18R, 19R, 50/50

A garage hang tag accompanies each garage parking permit. The hang tag will be mailed to your address provided during purchase. Garage permit hang tags contain RFID which uses radio frequency signals to communicate with gate readers. Each tag is valid only in the assigned garage. Please remove any expired garage hangtags from your vehicle.

  • With the campus License Plate Recognition System, your vehicle license plate and hangtag serves as your parking permit identification; the enclosed hangtag is required to enter and exit the garage.
  • Permit is valid only in your assigned garage on home football days. This hangtag verifies the purchase of a parking permit to event staff.
  • Verify permit matches parking garage for your residence.
  • Permit is valid in other campus areas at set times.
  • Details: parking.unl.edu and select Student Parking Options.

Faculty, Staff and Commuter Student, Virtual Surface Lot Permit, Reserved and Non-Reserved

Area F01 -F17, D01, D02, A, EM, C

With the campus License Plate Recognition System, your vehicle license plate serves as your parking permit identification. Permit holders will not automatically receive any physical permit or sticker to display in the vehicle.

If the vehicle will be parked on campus parking during major campus events, including home football games, a Permit Event sticker must be displayed.

  • To receive a Permit Event sticker, contact Parking and Transit Services, 402-472-1800.

The Permit Event Sticker must be displayed for campus parking during major campus events, including home football games.

  • The Event Sticker verifies the purchase of a parking permit to event staff.
  • Display sticker on inside front vehicle window, lower driver’s side.
  • Failure to display this Event Sticker can result in denying access to your parking facility.

Garage Permit

Area 14F, 17F, 19F, SGF

Area 14C, 17C, 19C, SGC

A garage hang tag accompanies each garage parking permit. The hang tag will be mailed to your address provided during purchase. Garage permit hang tags contain RFID which uses radio frequency signals to communicate with gate readers. Each tag is valid only in the assigned garage. Please remove any expired garage hangtags from your vehicle.

  • With the campus License Plate Recognition System, your vehicle license plate and hangtag serves as your parking permit identification; the enclosed hangtag is required to enter and exit the garage.
  • Permit is not valid in your assigned garage on home football days.
  • Permit is valid in other campus areas at set times.

Area F10, SA, RS - Hang tag

A hang tag accompanies each Area F10, SA and RS parking permit that allows access to your assigned area and all permitted parking areas on City and East Campus. We ask that you use caution when parking in smaller, reserved areas as you may displace a permit holder for that area.  The hang tag will be mailed to your address provided during purchase. The hang tags contain RFID which uses radio frequency signals to that allows access to the 14th & Avery, 17th & R, 19th & Vine, and Stadium Drive Garages.

Husker Safe Walk

The UNL Police Department offers a courtesy Husker Safe Walk program where a Community Service Officer is dispatched, upon availability, to accompany you to your vehicle or while you await the arrival of your transportation at night. There maybe an up to 15-minutes response time. Visit the link for more information.

Vehicle Registration

In order to legally park a vehicle in UNL controlled lots, all faculty, staff and students must register that vehicle with UNL Parking and Transit Services and have a valid UNL Parking Permit. Vehicle registration is part of the permit purchase process. If you need to register your vehicle to park on campus without purchasing a permit, please see the short-term options section.

Vehicle Registration Changes

If you change your vehicle details (vehicle, license plates, name, or address), report these changes within 30 calendar days. Submit changes online, phone (402-472-1800), or by email.

Address Changes

In the event of a change in residence or mailing address, the new information must be submitted to UNL MyRed for students and to Firefly for faculty and staff.

Refunds

Students

The refund for a permit purchased on or before the first day of fall semester will be made on this schedule:

Fall Semester

Week 1-2: 100% of the original fee

Week 3: 75% of the original fee

Week 4 through the end of the semester: 50% of the original fee

Spring Semester

Week 1-2: 50% of the original fee

Week 3: 25% of the original fee

Week 4 through the end of the semester: No refund

Permits purchased during the semester

A permit purchased after the second week of classes and returned within a two-week period will be charged for two weeks, with the balance refunded. After the two-week period, the permit return value follows the regular return schedule.

  • To cancel a permit and receive a refund, mail or return the actual permit (if provided) to: Parking and Transit Services, 625 Stadium Drive, Suite A, Lincoln, NE 68588-0161.
  • If original payment was made with a consolidated student bill, a credit will be posted back to the student consolidated bill. If payment was made via cash or credit/debit card, a check for the refund amount will be mailed within 6 weeks, or a refund may be issued to the credit card that was used for the purchase.
  • If permit is cancelled before the consolidated bill is in the system, there will not be a second permit billing entry.

Faculty and Staff

Cancel your parking permit by returning the actual permit (if provided) to UNL Parking and Transit Services. If you no longer need to park on campus, return the permit for credit or to cancel payment obligations. Faculty and staff must return any bus pass issued with the permit.

  • To cancel a permit and receive a refund, mail the actual permit to: Parking and Transit Services, 625 Stadium Drive, Suite A, Lincoln, NE 68588-0161.
  • Refund amount for a fully paid permit equals the cost of the permit, minus the monthly fees since purchase and any unpaid citations
  • A check for the refund amount will be mailed within 6 weeks
  • To stop a payroll deduction, return the issued permit to the Parking and Transit Services office. The unpaid balance will represent your refund.

University Parking and Transit Services reserves the right to change or temporarily suspend existing policies due to unforeseen situations or events.

Permit Display

All parked vehicles shall display a valid UNL permit (license plate, decal, hangtag). Vehicles parked without a valid permit may be issued a citation and may be impounded at the owner's expense. All permitted vehicles shall display a license plate visible to the patrol vehicle from the drive aisle.

  • Permit decals must be properly displayed affixed to the lower driver's side windshield on the interior of window glass so entire permit is visible from outside the vehicle.
  • Permit hangtags must be hung from the rearview mirror with the permit information displayed visible from outside the vehicle.
  • Virtual, decal and garage permits - A license plates must be visible to the patrol vehicle from the drive aisle.

With the campus License Plate Recognition System, your vehicle license plate serves as your parking permit identification. It will provide access to designated parking areas across the UNL campus


Decal Permit Display Guideline

The permit is designed to be removed and re-applied in another vehicle that is registered to your permit.

  • The vehicle must park so a license plate is visible from the patrol vehicle from the drive aisle.
  • Permit must be easily visible from the outside.
  • Remove the protective cover and apply the sticker permit to the lower driver’s side windshield on the INTERIOR of the window glass. The permit may not be altered, applied to other material, or taped into place.
  • This permit is in effect only for the dates that appear on the sticker

Virtual Permit

The vehicle must park so a license plate is visible from the patrol vehicle from the drive aisle. License plate must be prominently displayed at all times in the front or rear of the vehicle (Nebraska Revised Statute 60-3,100). A license plates must be displayed on the vehicle in the appropriate location.

Garage Hang Tags

Garage Permits are valid only in their assigned garages. These areas are video monitored. To avoid citations, permits are required at all times. Non-permit users must provide payment when gates are in operation 6:00 am – 11:30 pm.

Garage permit hang tags contains RFID which uses radio frequency signals to communicate with gate readers so please follow the guidelines below to ensure a smooth entry and exit from these parking garages.

Display your permit from the rear-view mirror without any obstructions. This allows gate readers to scan and receive the radio frequency with ease. Some vehicle designs make it difficult for a clear RFID signal transmission. If you have difficulty with gate access, place the hang tag flat against the windshield surface so the permit can be scanned easily.

The vehicle must park so a license plate is visible from the patrol vehicle from the drive aisle.

Remove any expired garage parking permits. They can interfere with scanning the valid permit

  • If you have difficulty entering or exiting the parking garage, press the CALL intercom button once. UNL Parking and Transit Services monitors calls between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. and may be able to provide remote assistance.

Each garage permit allows only one vehicle to enter and exit the assigned facility. When the gate scanner reads your tag and grants you entry, it is registered in our system. The next time the gate reader reads your tag, it expects the permit to be used at the exit gates. The same is true if you are exiting then re-entering the garage. Do not use your permit on another vehicle having difficulty entering or exiting the garage. Otherwise you will have difficulty entering or exiting the garage yourself. A citation will be issued for permit misuse.

Vehicles without license plates

If you are driving a vehicle without license plates, please register your vehicle using the vehicle identification number (VIN).  On the online registration, enter the last 8 digits of the VIN in the license plate field, and enter the full VIN number in the VIN field.

Violation

Improper Parking – covers violations when people park over the line, in drive aisles or any way that restricts the safe operation of parking will now include language that indicates that the license plate must be visible to the patrol vehicle from the drive aisle.

Misuse of Permit – which was created to enforce violations where people pass their permit to other vehicle to gain access to or avoid payment from our parking structures.  This will now include language for violation of multiple vehicles registered to a single permit are caught using the permit at the same time.  vehicles will be cited for misuse of permit. 

Replace a Lost or Stolen Permit

If your permit is lost or stolen, you must report the loss to Parking and Transit Services. A free temporary permit will be issued for two weeks. If the permit is not located within those two weeks, you may purchase a new permit for $30.00. If the original permit is recovered, the replacement fee will be refunded.

The use of any unauthorized, stolen, counterfeit, altered, or reproduced permit or facsimile will result in confiscation of the permit, revocation of parking privileges for the one calendar year, a fine of $200.00, and a report filed with the UNL Judicial Affairs Office.