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Phone(775) 784-4654
Fax(775) 784-6219
Emailparking_questions@unr.edu
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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 2013-2014

Below is a list of the permits that will be sold directly from our website. To purchase a permit, 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 Help Desk.

  • West Stadium, Silver 17
  • Green 1 Zone
  • Blue Zone
  • University Highlands Shuttle Access Card and Permit
  • Evening Permit
  • Motorcycle Permit
  • Bicycle Permit
  • Silver 10 Zone, Medical Building area
  • Circus Circus Permit
  • Yellow Zones 1 & 2

If you wish to purchase a permit not listed above, please contact our office.

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 Permits remain university property and can be reclaimed if an individual's parking privileges have been revoked.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 on the Parking Applications and Forms page. Note: Silver 11 carpool parking permits are waitlist only. Please call our office for details.

Silver Permits

Allow parking in the Silver signed zones designated on the front of the permit, as well as Green, Purple, and Blue signed zones. Silver permit holders may park in any silver zone after 5:00pm (see exceptions). $400 Annual.

Silver zone 10, located by the medical building area, is available for purchase online. For any other silver zone, please contact our office for availability and to be placed on necessary waiting lists.

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

West Stadium Parking Complex Permits (Silver 17)

Allow parking on any level of the complex and in Green, Purple, and Blue zones. Semester permits are available in limited quantities but do not include the summer session. See exceptions for evening and break parking. $400 Annual or $200 per Semester, permits available for purchase online. Carpool permits are also available for this zone.

Green Permits

Green 1 Permits are available and allow parking in the Green 1 and Blue zones. Semester permits are available in limited quantities but do not include the summer session. $230 annual or $115 per semester, these permits are available for purchase online. Carpool permits are also available for this zone. See exceptions for evening and break parking.

Purple Permits

Purple 1 Permits are available 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. See exceptions for evening and break parking. $230 annually, please contact our office to purchase this permit.

Blue Permits

Blue permits are available in limited quantities and allow parking in Blue zones. See exceptions for evening and break parking. $125 annual, $63 per semester.

Yellow Permits

Yellow 1 permits are available in limited quantities to students residing on campus (all dorms except Sierra Hall) and allow parking only in the Yellow 1, Green, Purple or Blue zones. Only yellow 1 permits are allowed in yellow 1 zones, 24 hours 7 days a week. See exceptions for evening and break parking. $400 Annual, this permit will be available for purchase online starting July 1st. Once these permits sell out, resident students may be placed on a waiting list by calling or emailing the Parking office.

Yellow 2 permits are available in limited quantities to students residing on campus (only Sierra Hall residents) and allow parking only in the Yellow 2, Green, Purple or Blue zones. Only yellow 2 permits are allowed in yellow 2 zones, 24 hours 7 days a week. See exceptions for evening and break parking. $400 Annual, this permit is available for purchase online starting July 1st. Once these permits sell out, resident students may be placed on a waiting list by calling or emailing the Parking office.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Starting July 1st, these permits will be available for purchase. You will only be able to purchase a dorm permit after you have been assigned a specific dorm from Housing. If you have not been assigned a dorm, the Yellow dorm permit option will not be an option when selecting a permit for purchase.

Orange Permits

Allow parking only in the zone location designated on the permit. Exceptions do not apply to Orange Permits.

University Disabled Permits

Disabled permits allow parking in the disabled spaces only. Possession of a valid state placard required for issuance, and access to certain gated areas on campus requires obtaining a transponder from the Parking and Transportation Services Office. Please see the Disabled Access page for more information. $125 Annual, please contact our office to purchase this permit.

Evening Permits

Evening permits are valid on campus only after 3:30pm and allow parking in the West Stadium Parking Complex, green, purple and blue zones. This excludes all yellow zones, silver zone 1, and any spaces marked "enforced 24 hours 7 days a week". See exceptions for evening and break parking. $125 Annual or $63 for Semester Only, these permits are available for purchase online.

Wolf Pass Bus Pass

Let someone else do the driving! Enjoy UNLIMITED rides anywhere that RTC RIDE and SIERRA SPIRIT travels to! Affordable. Convenient. Less stressful. Sound Good? Get on the bus and rest your mind. OPTIONS can provide maps and schedules and even help you plan your best route. The Wolf Pass is offered to university students only, so get yours today!

  • Student Annual Pass: July-June $230
  • Student Semester Pass: July-December or January-June $115
  • Student Intercity Annual Pass: July-June $300
  • Student Intercity Pass: July-December or January-June $150

For information on routes and schedules, visit the RTC website.

Mopeds, Motorcycles and Motor Scooters

Mopeds, Motorcycles and Motor Scooters parked in designated motorcycle parking areas must be registered as a motorcycle with the Parking and Transportation Services Department and must display a valid university motorcycle permit on the right fork or fender. Mopeds, motorcycles and motor scooters may be parked in regular vehicle spaces, provided that the rider 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, for $20, at the Parking and Transportation Services office. Automobile zone permits are not valid for parking in designated motorcycle areas. If you wish to park in a designated motorcycle area, a motorcycle permit must be purchased. Designated motorcycle parking is available on a first come, first served basis. Riders are expected to find a different designated motorcycle parking area if the one they are trying to use is full.

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. $50 Annual, this permit is available for purchase online.

University Highlands Permits

University Highlands Permits are required to ride the East Campus Shuttle serving the University Highlands Apartments and also allow parking in the West Stadium Parking Complex AFTER 3:30pm. See exceptions for evening parking. In addition, this permit is valid in the Green zones during winter and spring breaks and in Blue zone during the summer. $125 Annual, this permit is available for purchase online.

Circus Circus Parking

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

Bicycles

Bicycles used on campus must be registered yearly with the Parking and Transportation Services Department, and be ridden and parked with due regard for the safety of pedestrians. There is no charge for bicycle registration. Racks are provided throughout the campus and must be used to ensure proper parking. Bicycle lockers are available for rental. Please contact the Parking and Transportation Services Department to find out the availability of bike lockers and to obtain a bike locker application. Bicycles may not be parked (except in racks) on the sidewalks, in pedestrian access routes to buildings, or inside buildings. Bicycles parked in buildings deemed to be in violation of fire and/or safety codes will be impounded at owner's expense. Bicycles may not be chained to any object other than a parking rack. Bicycles not displaying a university bicycle permit are subject to citations.

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 Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (see exceptions). See the Visitor section for locations. Note: Parking at a non-functioning meter will result in a citation.

Visitors

May obtain a temporary parking permit for a $5.00 daily fee for the West Stadium Complex or for a $7.00 daily fee for the Whalen Complex at the Parking Services Office located on 16th street. Permit dispensers may also be used to purchase temporary parking permits for $7.00 or $5.00 per day depending on which parking structure you choose. Permit dispensers are located on the top floor of the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex or the top floor of the West Stadium Parking Complex. Visitors may also use metered parking spaces.

Exempt Vehicles

EX and government vehicles may park in blue designated parking areas free of charge. Departments who wish to park their EX or Government vehicle closer to lower campus will need to purchase a parking permit for each vehicle with an IPO or departmental credit card for the same fee which is charged to the campus community. Service Vehicle spaces are located throughout the campus and may only be utilized for 15 minutes by vehicles displaying a Service Vehicle parking permit. Temporary Service Vehicle permits are available free of charge at the Parking and Transportation Services Office located on 16th Street.

Exceptions: (Exceptions do not apply to Circus Circus Permits)
  • During special events additional parking restrictions may apply.
  • Reserved spaces specifically designated for one individual, vehicle, or department, are enforced 24 hours, 7 days a week.
  • Carpool spaces are reserved for carpool permit holders until 8:00 PM.
  • 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, purple and silver zones and at meters (excluding zones, spaces or meters marked "Enforced 24 Hours 7 days a week").
  • Grace Periods: Vehicles may be parked in blue, green, purple, 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, purple, 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, Purple, Silver 17 and Yellow zones. All meter parking is still enforced until 5:00 pm.
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 on vehicles are not accepted as a substitute for a permit.
  • No refunds for summer sessions are given for annual permits.
  • The sale, loan, or gift of a permit to another person is not allowed.
  • Abandoned vehicles are considered "dead storage" and will receive a notice. If notice is not responded to within 48 hours, the vehicle will be towed at 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.
  • Replacement permits may be purchased for $30.00 once the replacement paper work is completed.
Special Services

Parking and Transportation Services offers the following special services:

  • The Campus Shuttle Service has many convenient stops throughout the campus which are serviced in ten minutes or less. During the instructional days of fall and spring semesters, the shuttles operate Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For information regarding Summer Shuttle, please call Parking and Transportation Services at 784-4654.
  • The Motorist Assistance Program provides vehicle assistance to individuals needing help with a flat tire, a battery jump start, or needing keys retrieved from locked vehicles. This service is available during regular office hours.
  • The RTC Ride Wolf Pass allows unlimited rides on Ride and Sierra Spirit buses and is available to the 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 required. Call Parking and Transportation Services for details.

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