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Address 1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno,  NV  89557-0254
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Permits and Fees

Purchase your permit online

For your convenience, purchase your permit online.

Need your Net ID or password? Contact the University Help Desk at (775) 682-5000.

For more information, contact:

Parking Services University of Nevada, Reno 1664 N. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89557-0254 (775) 784-4654

Office Hours Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


If you have not received your permit, please contact our office and ask if it is being held for pick up.

Parking Permits and Designations 2014-2015

Below is a complete list of parking permits and designations. Many of these permits are available for sale directly from our website. Should you have questions about permit fees or availability, please contact Parking and Transportation Services at (775) 784-4654.

Using Your University Parking Permit

Every vehicle operated on campus is required to register with the Parking and Transportation Services Department and obtain an appropriate parking permit. Permits must hang from the rear-view mirror or be placed in a clear pocket and attached to the passenger side of the windshield. Permit information must face outward to be clearly visible. Permits remain University property and can be reclaimed if an individual's parking privileges have been revoked.

Vehicles shall be parked only in authorized, designated parking zones. Please note, not every space is signed with its designation. A list of permits and parking zones is available below.

Purchasing Your University Parking Permit

If you are visiting campus as a guest, or if you simply need to purchase a daily parking permit, you may purchase a permit online. You do not need to create an account to purchase a daily parking permit. Instead, simply sign in to our system as a guest, purchase your daily permit, print it and display it on your dash. Guests who wish to purchase a daily disabled permit, may also purchase a standard daily permit online, print the permit and display it on the dash alongside the DMV issued disabled placard.

To purchase an annual or semester permit online, you will need to log in using your Net ID (not student ID number) and password. If you have not set up and activated your Net ID, please contact the UNR Help Desk.

Faculty and staff who are eligible for payroll deduction may elect to have the permit fees deducted, pre-tax, from their paycheck on a monthly basis. For more information, or to determine if you are eligible and submit a payroll deduction enrollment form, please contact Parking and Transportation Services at (775) 784-4654. 

University Parking Permits

- Annual Silver Zone Permit

- Yellow 3 Zone Permit

- Semester Silver Zone Permit

- Orange Zone Permit

- Carpool Silver Zone Permit

- University Highlands Permit

- Contractor Silver Zone Permit

- Sterling Sierra Permit

- Annual Green 1 Zone Permit

- Disabled Permit

- Semester Green 1 Zone Permit

- Evening Permit

- Carpool Green 1 Zone Permit

- Motorcycle Permit

- Purple 1 Zone Permit

- Bicycle Permit - Free

- Blue Zone Permit

- Circus Circus Permit - Free

- Yellow 1 Zone Permit

- Wolf Pass - RTC Ride or RTC Intercity

- Yellow 2 Zone Permit

 

Permit Designations and Descriptions

Annual Silver Zone Permit - Sold to Faculty, Staff and Students. These permits have a designated number on the front corresponding to a particular parking zone. Silver zone permits also allow permit holders to park in Green 1, Purple 1 and Blue signed zones. Silver permit holders may park in any Silver zone after 5:00 p.m.

Semester Silver Zone Permit - Sold to Faculty, Staff and Students. These permits have a designated number on the front corresponding to a particular parking zone. Silver zone permits also allow permit holders to park in Green 1, Purple 1 and Blue signed zones. Silver permit holders may park in any Silver zone after 5:00 p.m. The semester permit does not include parking for the summer session.

Carpool Silver Zone Permit - Sold to Faculty, Staff and Students. These permits have a designated number on the front corresponding to a particular parking zone. Carpool permit holders may park in designated carpool spots or in the zone designated on the front of the permit.

Contractor Silver Zone Permit - Sold to Contractors to the University of Nevada, Reno.

Annual Green 1 Zone Permit - Sold to Faculty, Staff and Students. These permits have a designated number on the front corresponding to a particular parking zone. Green 1 zone permits also allow permit holders to park in Blue signed zones.

Semester Green 1 Zone Permit - Sold to Faculty, Staff and Students. These permits have a designated number on the front corresponding to a particular parking zone. Green 1 zone permits also allow permit holders to park in Blue signed zones. The semester permit does not include parking for the summer session.

Carpool Green 1 Zone Permit - Sold to Faculty, Staff and Students. These permits have a designated number on the front corresponding to a particular parking zone. Carpool permit holders may park in designated carpool spots or in the zone designated on the front of the permit.

Purple 1 Permit - Sold to Faculty, Staff and Students who work or take classes in the medical building area located on the north end of campus. These permits are valid in the Purple 1 signed areas, as well as the Green 1 and Blue areas. Please contact our office to purchase this permit.

Blue Permit - Sold to Faculty, Staff and Students. These permits are valid in the Blue signed zones.

Yellow 1 Zone (Dorm Area) Permit - Sold to Dorm Residents only. These permits are available in limited quantities and are valid in the Yellow 1 zone, as well as Green 1, Purple 1 or Blue zones. Parking in the Yellow 1 zone is enforced 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Yellow 2 Zone (Dorm Area) Permit - Sold to Sierra Hall residents only. These permits are available in limited quantities and are valid in the Yellow 2, Green 1, Purple 1 and Blue zones.

Yellow 3 Zone Permit - Sold to Ponderosa Village residents. These permits are available in limited quantities and are valid in the Yellow 3 zone, as well as Green 1, Purple 1 or Blue signed zones.

Orange Zone Permit - Sold to Faculty, Staff, Students and Ponderosa Village Residents. These permits are valid in the Orange, Green 1, Purple 1 and Blue signed zones. Please contact our office to purchase this permit.  

University Highlands Permit - Sold to University Highlands residents only. These permits are valid in the West Stadium Parking Complex, Green 1, Purple 1 and Blue zones after 3:30 p.m. The permit also includes a shuttle bus access card which is required in order for residents to ride the East Campus Shuttle serving the University Highlands apartment complex.  

Sterling Sierra Permit - Sold to Sterling Sierra residents only. These permits are valid in the West Stadium Parking Complex, Green 1, Purple 1 and Blue zones after 3:30 p.m. The permit also includes a shuttle bus access card which is required in order for residents to ride the East Campus Shuttle serving the Sterling Sierra apartment complex.  

Disabled Permit - Sold to Faculty, Staff and Students. These permits are valid in any disabled space on campus. Possession of a valid state disabled placard is required to purchase this permit. Access to disabled parking spaces within gated areas requires a transponder issued by Parking Services. Please visit the Disability Access page for additional information.

Evening Permit - Sold to Faculty, Staff and Students. These permits are valid after 3:30 p.m. and allow parking in the West Stadium Parking Complex. After 5:00 p.m. evening permits are valid in Silver, Green 1, Purple 1 and Blue zones. This permit is not valid in any space marked "Enforced 24/7."

Motorcycle Permit - Sold to Faculty, Staff and Students. These permits are valid in motorcycle areas only. Mopeds, motorcycles and motor scooters parked in designated motorcycle parking areas must be registered with the Parking and Transportation Services Department and must display a valid University motorcycle permit on the right fork or fender. They may be parked in regular vehicle spaces, as long as the registered owner holds a valid University permit for that specific zone and the permit is clearly displayed on the motorized vehicle in a locking display pouch. Locking permit display pouches are available for purchase, at the Parking and Transportation Services office. Designated motorcycle parking is available on a first come, first served basis. If a preferred parking area is full, riders are expected to find a different designated motorcycle parking area. Do not move other motorcycles in an attempt to make additional room. Motorized vehicles must not be driven on sidewalks or pedestrian access routes and must be driven with due regard for the safety of pedestrians.

Bicycle Permit- Bicycles used on campus must display a valid University bicycle permit and must be registered each year with the Parking and Transportation Services Department. Bicycle permits are complimentary, and bicycle lockers are available for rental. Please contact the Parking and Transportation Services Department to determine bike locker availability. Bike racks are provided throughout campus to ensure proper parking, as bicycles may not be parked (except in racks) on the sidewalks, in pedestrian access routes to buildings or inside buildings. Bicycles parked in buildings and deemed to be in violation of fire and/or safety codes will be impounded at the owner's expense. Bicycles may not be chained to any object other than a designated bicycle parking rack. Bicycles not displaying a University bicycle permit are subject to citations.

Circus Circus Permit - This free permit is available in limited quantities and is valid in the Circus Circus Garages on the two top floors only. If you need to park anywhere on the UNR campus, including during evenings, you must purchase a parking permit from the Parking and Transportation Services Department. Exceptions do not apply to Circus Circus Permits.

Wolf Pass - Sold to Students only. The RTC Ride pass provides unlimited rides in all RTC buses within Reno and Sparks. The RTC Intercity pass provides unlimited service to Reno, Sparks and Carson City.

Additional Parking Options

Metered Parking - Metered Parking and Permit Dispensing Machine Areas are enforced Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. See our campus parking map for metered lot locations. Please note that parking at a non-functioning meter will result in a citation.

Visitor Parking - Visitors may obtain a temporary daily parking permit online, at the Parking Services office on 16th Street or at permit dispensers located on the top floor of each parking complex. The fee for a daily permit is $5.00 in the West Stadium Parking Complex or $7.00 in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex. Visitors may also use metered parking spaces. 

Exempt Vehicle Parking- Exempt (EX) and government vehicles may park in Blue designated parking areas free of charge. Departments that wish to park their EX or government vehicle closer to lower campus will need to purchase a parking permit for each vehicle. For short-term deliveries or errands, Service Vehicle spaces are located throughout the campus and are valid for 15 minutes. Vehicles using a designated Service Vehicle space must also display a Service Vehicle parking permit. Temporary Service Vehicle permits are available free of charge at the Parking and Transportation Services office.

Exceptions: (Exceptions do not apply to Circus Circus Permits)

  • During special events, additional parking restrictions may apply.
  • Reserved spaces which are specifically designated for one individual, vehicle or department are enforced 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
  • Carpool spaces are reserved for carpool permit holders until 8:00 p.m.
  • AFTER 3:30 p.m. any valid permit may park in the Silver 17 zone located in the West Stadium Parking Complex.
  • AFTER 5:00 p.m. any valid permit may park in Blue, Green 1, Purple 1 and Silver zones and at meters (excluding zones, spaces or meters marked Enforced 24/7).
  • Grace Periods: Vehicles may be parked in Blue, Green 1, Purple 1 and Silver 17 zones without a permit during the week prior to fall and spring semesters and during the first day of each term for summer semester. There are no grace periods for other Silver, Yellow or Orange zones or any parking meter.
  • Winter and Spring Break: Any valid permit may park in Blue, Green 1, Purple 1, Yellow and the Silver 17 zone located in the West Stadium Parking Complex and at meters (excluding meters designated as 30 minute, 45 minute or Enforced 24/7).
  • Summer: Any valid permit may park in the Blue, Green 1, Purple 1, Silver 17 and Yellow zones. All meter parking is still enforced until 5:00 p.m.

Additional Information

  • The Parking and Transportation Services Department is not responsible for vehicle or property theft, vehicle damage or vandalism incurred on campus.
  • Parking permits are transferable to any vehicle you register with Parking and Transportation Services. You are responsible for all vehicles registered. All changes regarding vehicle registration must be reported to the Parking office immediately.
  • Notes left on vehicles are not accepted as a substitute for a parking permit.
  • Refunds for summer sessions do not apply to annual permits purchased in the fall.
  • The sale, loan or gift of a permit to another person is prohibited.
  • Abandoned vehicles are considered "dead storage" and will receive a notice. If the notice is not responded to within 48 hours, the vehicle will be towed at the owner's expense.
  • Overnight parking of campers is prohibited except as approved for special events by the Parking and Transportation Services Department.
  • Zone changes may occur throughout the year as needed.
  • A $25.00 charge is assessed for returned checks.
  • If a permit is lost or stolen, the owner may obtain a replacement permit for a fee of $30.00. Permit owners must notify the Parking and Transportation Services Department of all lost or stolen permits and complete replacement paperwork as needed.  

Special Services

Parking and Transportation Services offers the following special services:

  • The Campus Shuttle Service includes many convenient stops throughout campus and provides service to these stops in ten minutes or less. During fall and spring instructional days, shuttles operate Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For information regarding summer shuttle service, please call Parking and Transportation Services at (775) 784-4654.
  • The Motorist Assistance Program provides assistance to individuals who need help with a flat tire, a battery jump start or retrieving keys from locked vehicles. Motorist Assistance is available during regular business hours.
  • The RTC Ride Wolf Pass allows unlimited rides on Ride and Sierra Spirit buses and is available to UNR students at a reduced rate. For an additional fee, service is also available to Carson City on the Intercity bus.
  • The Carpool Program provides incentives for those carpooling to the UNR campus. Two or more passengers are required. Please visit our Alternate Transportation page or contact our office for more details.
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations are located on third floors of the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex and the West Stadium Parking Complex. To use a charging station, you must have a valid University parking permit for the zone where the charging station is located. You must also have an active ChargePoint card. For additional information, please visit our Alternate Transportation page.

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