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PERMITS

Where Do I Get My Hang Tag for My Permit?

Our monitoring system does not require hang tags. Your permit and account information is linked to your license plate, which eliminates the need for a physical hang tag.

By removing the need for a physical hang tag, we are able to maintain our price points as low as possible by not having to produce a physical product for you to purchase.

How Do I Find My Assigned Parking?

Incoming students have one parking option based on their Res Life housing assignment. You can find these lots on our campus map or by using our online interactive map.

  • College Ave, Hatch, Schurz and Gateway – Lot AV14A
  • Hudson, Gillett, Respect, Excellence, Responsibility, Discovery, Johnston, Wolpers, Hawthorn, Galena, Dogwood and Defoe-Graham – Lot SG4M
  • North, Center, South, Brooks and Bluford – Lot SG7
  • Mark Twain, McDavid and U Centre – Hitt Street Parking Structure Top Floor
  • Campus Lodge – Lot SG4 (not SG4M)

Residential Life students can register for their parking using these steps:

You are billed after July 15 for parking. Once billed, you will receive an email receipt and parking information.

What's An AM/PM permit, How Do I Get One?

If you are an off-campus student who works on campus early in the morning (shift ends by 9 a.m.) or late at night (shift begins before 6 p.m.), you may be eligible for an AM or PM limited-time parking permission to accommodate your work schedule.

Send an email with the subject line “AM/PM permit” as formatted below. Once we verify your work schedule, we’ll let you know your options.

Email: muparking@missouri.edu

Subject Line: AM/PM Permit Request

Body of Email:  Hello, my name is (insert name). I am requesting an AM/PM permit, my details are below.

My Name:

My Supervisor’s Name:

My Work Location:

My Shifts:

Are You Sold Out of Parking Permits?

Probably not, although anything leftover will likely be in a perimeter lot.

I’m Trying To Purchase A Permit, But It Won’t Let Me

Typically speaking, as a student, there are limited times when you are able to purchase a permit. These will generally be on your priority date (see more information on priority dates located on our Student Permit page).

If you are attempting to purchase a permit for a reason other than beginning-of-semester use, please email us as formatted below muparking@missouri.edu.

Subject Line: Trying to Buy A Permit

Body of Email: Hello, my name is (insert name). I am a (insert student year) and am trying to purchase a permit because (insert reason). I would appreciate help in starting the process.

Graduate Student Parking Renewal

Graduate students are eligible to participate in automatic renewal for their MU parking permit if registered for one or more classes by July 20.

Opt-in

To take advantage of this graduate renewal permit process resolution that was passed by Graduate Professional Council on May 7 and accepted by the Parking & Transportation Committee, eligible students must opt-in no later than June 15 by sending an email to muparking@missouri.edu that states:

“I authorize Parking & Transportation to charge my student account an additional $5 to enroll in the automatic permit renewal for the 2019-2020 academic year. I understand that I will pay $144 for a surface lot or top floor of a parking structure or $168 for covered parking in a parking structure.”

Deadline

The deadline is firm in order to accommodate all requests. Students automatic renewal will be for the best location available. As faculty and staff transition to new locations and enrollment in professional programs increase, we cannot guarantee that students will be assigned their current location.

Opt-out and purchase manually

If students do not wish to participate in automatic renewal, they do not need to respond. However, please understand that if a fall parking permit is needed, students will need to purchase one on the graduate parking permit registration date beginning at 9 a.m. on Aug. 5.

How Many Cars Can I Have Under My Permit?

Students are able to have one vehicle registered under their permit at a time. There are no exceptions for this standard. If driving a rental car, reference the question listed “I’m Using A Rental Car Temporarily, Do I Need To Do Anything?” under PORTAL/ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT.

How Do I Cancel My Permit?

If you are no longer a student at MU or do not need a parking permit anymore, you will need to notify Parking & Transportation Services via email. Refunds are pro-rated if available.

Email: muparking@missouri.edu

Subject Line: Canceling My Permit

Body of Email:  Hello, my name is (insert name), I am a student and would like to cancel my permit. My student ID is (insert here).

Can I Sell/Transfer My Student Permit To Someone Else?

No, this is against Parking & Transportation regulation, as well as violating Student Conduct.

Any instances of  conduct violations, such as attempting to illegally transfer a permit, will be forwarded to Res Life (or the appropriate channel) who will enforce the instance in correlation with the Mizzou Student Code of Conduct.

Do I Need Two License Plates?

Missouri law requires vehicles to have a license plate on the front and rear of the vehicle. Trucks that are 18,000 lbs or larger are exempt to this rule. While other states don’t require two plates, MU campus has independent regulations that we enforce. If a vehicle is parked so that the license plate is obscured or is not visible from the drive aisle, this will result in a $150 fine.

LOCATION

How Do I Move Parking Structures/Lots?

We will not change your parking location solely for personal preference, due to the finite number of spaces available in core campus parking. Submitting a request does not guarantee any location change.

  1. Email us requesting your cancellation
  2. After receiving a confirmation email that your cancellation was processed, log back in and purchase a permit in the lot you want

We can’t “move” one car from one to another in our system, which is why you are required to cancel and purchase a new permit. We also can’t promise that there will be spaces left by the time you attempt to purchase your new permit location.

It is illegal to sell your current permit to another student. If you choose to sell it, it may result in your paying for the other student’s tickets as well as a fine of $150.

What Do I Do If My Assigned Location Is Full?

If the assigned location is announced full on the official Mizzou Parking Twitter (@MizzouParking), you may either use alternative locations listed in the announcement tweets, or call the office at 573-882-4568 to reach a staff member, who will help you find a space to park.

Will I Have to Pay for Parking if I'm Attending an Event or Studying on Campus in the Evening?

Parking is enforced from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, except in restricted structures and surface lots, including Parking Structure 7 and Tiger Avenue (both structures over by MU Health Care), and some floors in Virginia Avenue Parking Structure that are designated for Residential Life students.

Lots restricted 24/7 also include Residential Life parking lots and surface lots, which are all noted as “restricted.”

The university has more than 75 surface lots and structures available on campus, most of which are unrestricted after 6 p.m. every day of the week. These include Turner Avenue, Conley Avenue and University Avenue parking structures, and most surface lots in the core campus.

I've Been Here For Years, But I'm Still In A Perimeter Lot

Graduate students, professional students and faculty/staff are given priority parking.

Upper-level students living on campus receive priority parking, too.

I Heard There Are Open Spots In Better Locations, How Do I Get One?

When spots in highly requested Residential Life locations become available, we contact Residential Life students based on the same criteria as the priority dates list. There is a deadline to accept the offer, if you don’t accept the offer before the deadline expires, your request to change locations will be based on space availability.

Why Can’t I Park In Core Campus?

Graduate students, professional students and faculty/staff are given priority parking.

Upper-level students living on campus receive priority parking, too.

I Live Downtown, Why Can’t I Park Near My Apartment?

If you’re living off campus in a private apartment, sorority or fraternity house, you will probably get a perimeter lot assignment – regardless of your proximity to campus. If you need overnight parking, you will be assigned to Lot RP10, Reactor Lot, starting in Fall 2019.

You can also call the City of Columbia at 573-874-2489 to see if there is space available in a city parking structure or visit them online.

Is It Safe For Me to Walk from a Perimeter Lot?

Yes. Safety is our first priority. If you are working/studying at MU after hours and want an officer to accompany you to your car, call MUPD at 573-882-7201 and they’ll send a campus safety ambassador. We encourage everyone to take necessary precautions to maintain their own safety.

Additionally, Tiger Line Shuttles run to provide a safe ride for students when school is in session. The GoMizzou app has a real-time map; open maps and choose the Tiger Line icon on the bottom right side of your screen to view buses live on their routes.

Mizzou’s blue light emergency phones also are visible across campus, the phones connect directly with an MUPD dispatcher who will respond immediately.

Why Do I Have to Park So Far Away?

We have a finite number of spaces that were built in the middle of campus. If we could place extra spaces in core campus, we would, but the space required for that simply does not exist.

We understand that parking in perimeter lots can increase the time it takes to get to the core campus, which is why we operate a shuttle service for students, paid for by the student fee. Shuttles run every 10-15 minutes during peak hours; it takes approximately 10-15 minutes for a shuttle from the perimeter lots to reach the core campus drop-off points.

See Tiger Line schedule under Getting Around.

The GoMizzou app has a real-time map. Open maps and choose the Tiger Line icon on the bottom right side of your screen.

ADDITIONAL TRANSPORTATION

How Much Does Tiger Line Cost?

Tiger Line is a shuttle service that is free to students. Find the Tiger Line schedule under our Getting Around page .

I Was On Tiger Line and Lost A Personal Item

If you potentially lost a personal item on the Tiger Line Shuttle, you can contact the City of Columbia transit office, or visit the MU Student Center’s customer service staff and ask about lost and found items.

Tiger Line is included in your student fees, so there are no additional tickets or fees required. Find the Tiger Line schedule under our Getting Around page .

How Do I Get Accessible Parking?
Review what to do at our Accessible Parking page.

REGULATIONS

Why Did I Get A Citation? What Do I Do?

Parking citations are issued for violations of university parking rules and regulations. Citations may be paid or appealed. Citations must be paid or appealed within 5 days from the date of issuance of the citation. If the 5 day deadline passes, citations issued within that time period are no longer eligible for appeal.

Learn more about MU Parking Regulations

Log in to your parking account to pay a citation

Appeal a citation in your parking account

Student citation rates and violations 

How Do I Pay A Citation?

Visit Portal

Select Pay Citation from the Quick Links list

Follow the prompts and enter requested information to pay citation.

How Do I Appeal A Citation?

Refer to the email that notified you of your citation, there will be a link and instructions to begin the appeal process.

What is Donations for Citations?

Donations for Citations allows an alternative payment for up to three citations each year. You may donate 10 full-size, non-perishable items in lieu of paying the actual citation dollar amount.

This only applies to citations for no permission or expired meter (up to $25 per citation) for a maximum of two citations per year.

If you have Excessive Violation Fees, you may use Donations for Citations to compensate the cost of the original citation. e.g., original ticket of $25 plus $25 for Excessive Violation Fees totals $50. The recipient may use Donations for Citations to pay for the original $25 citation, leaving the balance of $25 for Excessive Violations Fees to be payed through another method.

Your donations will go to Tiger Pantry, Mizzou’s on-campus food pantry for MU students, staff and faculty who are experiencing food insecurity or hunger.

Bring your items to the Parking & Transportation Office (Turner Avenue Parking Structure) within five days of receiving a citation. Be sure to check our Donations for Citations page for acceptable items.

I Just Purchased A Permit and Still Got A Citation

A common reason for citation is parking in the wrong location, double check your confirmation email with your location assignment and confirm that you are parked in the correct location.

If you’ve just purchased a permit, wait for your confirmation email. Our system sends them on the hour. So if you purchase a permit at 10:05 p.m., you will receive your confirmation email at 11 p.m.

If you receive a citation after purchasing a permit and are not in violation of any regulations, email as below.

Email: muparking@missouri.edu

Subject Line: Citation While Owning Permit

Body of Email: Hello, my name is (insert name). I currently have a permit for (insert valid locations) that I purchased on (insert purchase date). Please check and see if my citations can be waived based on the citation date/permit issue date.

I Got A Ticket While At MU Hospital

All tickets issued at the hospital are through hospital security, refer to the email informing you of your citation to contact hospital security about your ticket.

I Got A Ticket While Visiting the Vet Clinic

Our system has no way of discerning your reason for a visit to a location, unless you previously emailed us. To appeal citations issued to you as a vet clinic visitor, email us with the date, location and time of your visit, and a receipt from your visit during the time you were cited.

If you were a patient at the vet clinic and were cited, email as formatted below:

Subject Line: Ticketed As A Vet Clinic Patient

Body of Email: Hello, my name is (insert your full name here). My animal was a patient at (insert location) and I received a ticket during my visit. I have attached a receipt from my visit at the above location. Please waive this citation due to my patient status at the time of my visit.

I've Appealed A Citation and Haven't Heard Back

It can take 3-6 business days for us to respond to a citation. We receive 150 emails a day, appeals require time to evaluate.

I Got A Sticker On My Car

We have three stickers that we place on vehicles.

  1. Our first notice informs the driver that the vehicle is not registered and there all multiple violations.
  2. If the driver violates policy again, we will place a Second Notice sticker, informing the driver that they have been cited multiple times and risk being towed if they do not resolve their account.
  3. Our last sticker is a Tow Notice, which informs the driver that they will have their vehicle towed on the next violation if they do not resolve their account.

PORTAL/ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

Who Has Access to my Parking Account Information?

Your parking account information is covered under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), making access to this information restricted. Only Parking and Transportation staff and the individual account holder is allowed to access personal parking account information.

Read more about FERPA

Granting Additional Authorized Access

What Is My Parking Account?

My Parking Account is the gateway to NuPark, the software that all of your parking account information is stored in. Your account is where you can view your account information, permit details, appeal/pay citations, and add/remove vehicles.

Why Can’t I Get Into the My Parking Account?

It works in Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Explorer. Demand can be high at peak times. Refresh or try again later. There are plenty of spaces in perimeter lots.

Do not register as a visitor. This may delay your ability to purchase a permit. If you accidentally register as a visitor, please call us at 573-882-4568 to unlock your account.

Logging into the your parking account on more than one device slows the process for you and your peers.

How Do I Edit My Address/Profile Information?

The short answer is, you can’t edit your information in your parking account directly.

The long answer is that your parking account information is sent from your student profile and connected to your parking profile. Often the system will display an outdated address. To check that your information is entered correctly, just check your student profile.

If it’s correct there, it’s correct on our end as well, even if the software is showing you otherwise.

How Do I Update My Vehicle License Plate?

The only way to edit your license plate is to remove your vehicle in your parking account  and add the vehicle back onto your account with the updated license plate. Emailing us your license plate and vehicle information will not be accepted in place of updating your vehicle information, any citations issued as a result are final.

I'm Using A Rental Car Temporarily, Do I Need To Do Anything?

If you will be driving a rental car on campus in place of your listed vehicle, you will need to visit your parking account and 1. remove your current vehicle, then 2. add your rental car with its information (e.g. license plate).

As a student, you are only allowed one vehicle on your account at a time, so be sure to remove your inactive vehicle before adding your rental. If you don’t update your account, you will likely receive tickets. It is the responsibility of the vehicle driver to update all information regarding which vehicles are currently active.

Emailing us stating that you are using a rental will not be accepted in place of registering your car in your parking account.

How Do I Remove My Vehicle?

Visit your parking account

Select Remove

How Do I Add A Vehicle Under My Permit?

Visit your parking account

Select Add New Vehicle

Enter requested information and select Create

FACULTY/STAFF

PERMITS

Where Do I Get My Hang Tag for My Permit?

Our monitoring system does not require hang tags. Your permit and account information is linked to your license plate, which eliminates the need for a physical hang tag.

By removing the need for a physical hang tag, we are able to maintain our price points as low as possible by not having to produce a physical product for you to purchase.

Do I Have To Buy A Permit?

If you want to park on campus, yes.

How Do I Buy A Permit?

Select the button to complete and submit an application for employee parking.

EMPLOYEE PERMIT APPLICATION

When Do I Need to Renew My Permit?

Your permit is automatically deducted from payroll every month (unless you have made other arrangements), and renewed annually in August. If you’re retiring, follow the steps below to cancel your permit.

How Do I Cancel My Permit?

Email  as formatted: ​

Email: muparking@missouri.edu

Subject Line: Canceling My Permit

Body: Hello, my name is (insert your name) and I am canceling my permit for (insert your permit location). My last day on campus is (insert last date you will be working on campus).

How Many Vehicles Can I Have Under My Permit?

Faculty/staff are able to have three vehicles registered under the assigned permit at one time. Faculty/staff are permitted to have one of these vehicles on campus at a time.

If multiple vehicles under the same permit are brought on campus at the same time, this will result in citation for the permit holder.

Do I Need Two License Plates?

Missouri law requires vehicles to have a license plate on the front and rear of the vehicle. Trucks that are 18,000 lbs or larger are exempt to this rule. While other states don’t require two plates, MU campus has independent regulations that we enforce. If a vehicle is parked so that the license plate is obscured or is not visible from the drive aisle, this will result in a $150 fine.

LOCATION

I'm An MU Employee, Does That Mean I Can Park Anywhere?

No. Faculty and staff will be issued tickets by the same standards that students are. Your permit designates where you are allowed to park unless otherwise specified through direct contact with the Parking Department. View employee regulations here.

How Do I Move Locations?

Your initial structure/lot assignment will not be changed, with the exception of:

  • Change of position location
  • Your position requires you to park elsewhere on campus
  • Special circumstances

We will not change your parking location solely for personal preference, due to the finite number of spaces available in core campus parking.

What Do I Do If My Assigned Location Is Full?

If the assigned location is announced full on the official Mizzou Parking Twitter (@MizzouParking), you may either use alternative locations listed in the announcement tweets, or call the office at 573-882-4568 to reach a staff member, who will help you find a space to park.

I'm A Graduate Student and am Employed as a TA, Does That Mean I Get Employee Parking?

No. If you are registered as a student, you are purchasing your permit on your assigned priority date, not as a full-time MU employee.

I'm An Employee That Needs Access To Multiple Locations

Complete and submit the Additional Parking Permissions form to request multiple locations permission. Additional parking permissions may be obtained on a space-available basis for personnel with a specific and continuing need of parking in widely separated areas on campus.

If the need is only occasional or is of short duration, please call the office at 573-882-4568 for permission to park.

Application Additional parking permissions 2017

REGULATIONS

I'm A New Employee and Forgot to Register with Parking, Now I Have Tickets

Select the button below to complete and submit an application for employee parking. If you would like to appeal your citations, you may go through that process through your parking account.

EMPLOYEE PERMIT APPLICATION

What is Donations for Citations?

Donations for Citations allows an alternative payment for up to two citations each year. You may donate 10 full-size, non-perishable items in lieu of paying the actual citation dollar amount.

This only applies to citations for no permission, permission does not apply or expired meter (up to $25 per citation) for a maximum of three citations per year.

If you have Excessive Violation Fees, you may use Donations for Citations to compensate the cost of the original citation. E.g., original ticket of $25 plus $25 for Excessive Violation Fees totals $50. The recipient may use Donations for Citations to pay for the original $25 citation, leaving the balance of $25 for Excessive Violations Fees to be payed through another method.

Your donations will go to Tiger Pantry, Mizzou’s on-campus food pantry for MU students, staff and faculty who are experiencing food insecurity or hunger.

Bring your items to the Parking & Transportation Office (Turner Avenue Parking Structure) within five days of receiving a citation. Be sure to check our Donations for Citations page for acceptable items.

Why Did I Get A Parking Citation, What Do I Do?

Parking citations are issued for violations of university parking rules and regulations. Citations may be paid or appealed. Citations must be paid or appealed within 5 days from the date of issuance of the citation, or a late fee will be assessed.

Learn more about MU Parking Regulations

Login to your parking account to pay a citation

Appeal a citation in your parking account

Employee citation rates and violations

How Do I Pay A Citation?

Visit your parking account

Select Pay Citation from the Quick Links list

Follow the prompts and enter requested information to pay citation.

How Do I Appeal A Citation?

Refer to the email that notified you of your citation, there will be a link and instructions to begin the appeal process.

I Just Purchased A Permit and Still Got A Citation

It can take the system a couple days to process your permit, if you receive a citation after purchasing a permit, email as below.

Email: muparking@missouri.edu

Subject Line: Citation While Owning Permit

Body of Email: Hello, my name is (insert name). I currently have a permit for (insert valid locations) that I purchased on (insert purchase date). Please check and see if my citations can be waived based on the citation date/permit issue date.

I Got A Ticket While At Mizzou Hospital

All tickets issued at the hospital are through hospital security, refer to the email informing you of your citation to contact hospital security about your ticket.

I Got A Ticket While Visiting the Vet Clinic

Our system has no way of discerning your reason for a visit to a location, unless you previously emailed us. To appeal citations issued to you as a vet clinic visitor, email us with the date, location and time of your visit, and a receipt from your visit during the time you were cited.

If you were a patient at the vet clinic and were cited, email as formatted below:

Email: muparking@missouri.edu

Subject Line: Ticketed As A Vet Clinic Patient

Body of Email: Hello, my name is (insert your full name here). My animal was a patient at (insert location) and I received a ticket during my visit. I have attached a receipt from my visit at the above location. Please waive this citation due to my patient status at the time of my visit.

I've Appealed A Citation and Haven't Heard Back

It can take 3-6 business days for us to respond to a citation. We receive on average 150 emails a day and appeals take longer to evaluate.

I Got A Sticker On My Car

We have three stickers that we place on vehicles.

  1. Our first notice informs the driver that the vehicle is not registered and there all multiple violations.
  2. If the driver violates policy again, we will place a Second Notice sticker, informing the driver that they have been cited multiple times and risk being towed if they do not resolve their account.
  3. Our last sticker is a Tow Notice, which informs the driver that they will have their vehicle towed on the next violation if they do not resolve their account.

I Was On Tiger Line and Lost A Personal Item

If you potentially lost a personal item on the Tiger Line Shuttle, you can contact the City of Columbia transit office, or visit the MU Student Center’s customer service staff and ask about lost and found items.

ADDITIONAL TRANSPORTATION

How Much Does Tiger Line Cost?

Tiger Line is free to students and faculty/staff.

Find the Tiger Line schedule under our Getting Around page .

I Was On Tiger Line and Lost A Personal Item

If you potentially lost a personal item on the Tiger Line Shuttle, you can contact the City of Columbia transit office, or visit the MU Student Center’s customer service staff and ask about lost and found items.

How Do I Get Accessible Parking?
Review what to do at our Accessible Parking page.​

PORTAL/ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

What Is My Parking Account?

My Parking Account is the gateway to NuPark, the software that all of your parking account information is stored in. It is where you can view your account information, permit details, appeal/pay citations, and add/remove vehicles.

How Do I Edit My Address/Profile Information

The short answer is, you can’t edit your information in your parking account directly.

The long answer is that your parking account information is sent from your HR profile and connected to your parking profile. Often the system will display an outdated address. To check that your information is entered correctly, just check your HR profile.

If it’s correct there, it’s correct on our end as well, even if the software is showing you otherwise.

How Do I Update My Vehicle License Plate?

The only way to edit your license plate is to remove your vehicle in your parking account and add the vehicle back onto your account with the updated license plate.

Emailing us your license plate and vehicle information will not be accepted in place of updating your vehicle information, any citations issued as a result are final.

I'm Using A Rental Car Temporarily, Do I Need To Do Anything?

If you will be driving a rental car on campus in place of your listed vehicle, you will need to  visit the your parking account and add the rental vehicle onto your account.

As staff/faculty, you are able to have up to three vehicles active under your permit at any given time, with one vehicle allowed on campus at a time.

Emailing us stating that you are using a rental will not be accepted in place of registering your car in your parking account.

How Do I Add A Vehicle Under My Permit?

Visit your parking account

Select Add New Vehicle

Enter requested information and select Create

How Do I Remove My Vehicle?

Visit your parking account

Select Remove

VISITOR

Do I Need A Permit?

If you are parking on MU campus, yes.

Enforcement hours are 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday year-round. Residential Life spaces, MU Health Care parking structures/lots, and 24-hour reserved spaces are enforced 24 hours a day. See all locations and details on our 24/7 Enforced Locations page. Vehicles may be towed on the first violation.

How Much Is A Visitor Permit?

A visitor permit is $5 per day. Purchase in your parking account. Our system only allows visitors to purchase the permit the day of the visit, e.g. a visitor on Monday could purchase their permit on Sunday at midnight at the earliest.

What Is My Parking Account?

It is the gateway to NuPark, the software that all of your parking account information is stored in. My Parking Account is where you can view your account information, permit details, appeal/pay citations, and add/remove vehicles.

How Do I Get A Permit?

Visitors can register their vehicle and purchase a temporary virtual permission via your parking account or use metered parking. See all details under our Visitor page.

I Don't Want To Buy A Visitor Permit

Metered parking in MU structures/lots is available for $1 per hour. City structures and permits are also available.

Can Visitors Be Cited?

Yes. Visitors are under similar regulations to employees and students. Citation rates for visitors can be found under the Visitor’s Regulation page.

How Do I Know If I've Been Cited?

If you have an account, you can log in and select the Citations tab to view open citations.

If you don’t have a parking account, you can create a visitor account. After you enter your vehicle information and create the account, any previously issued citations will be listed under the Citations tab. Our system links all citations to your license plate digitally.

Even if you do not have an account, if you are a Visitor and receive citations, you run the risk of being towed or having a Barnacle placed on your car by Tiger Towing.

How Do I Pay A Citation As A Visitor?

Visitors can select this link to pay a citation by searching either the citation number or the license plate number for the vehicle that was cited. You do not need to create an account to use this function.

I Got A Sticker On My Car

We have three stickers that we place on vehicles.

  1. Our first notice informs the driver that the vehicle is not registered and there all multiple violations.
  2. If the driver violates policy again, we will place a Second Notice sticker, informing the driver that they have been cited multiple times and risk being towed if they do not resolve their account.
  3. Our last sticker is a Tow Notice, which informs the driver that they will have their vehicle towed on the next violation if they do not resolve their account.

FAMILY & FRIENDS

How Do I Guarantee My Student A Parking Space In Core Campus?

Returning Residential Life students have first access to core Res Life parking, this is a featured benefit of living on campus. After Res Life students are given first access, students are assigned a priority date (see “Priority Date Table” on our Student Permit Page) during which they may choose to purchase a permit.

Where Do I Park for Family Weekend?

If you’re a family member visiting their Tiger on a Family Weekend, visit the Mizzou Parent’s pages to see parking details for your specific dates.

I Want to Stay the Night On Campus, Where Can I Stay?

For information regarding visits as a Mizzou parent, family member, or friend, visit our Parents and Family website.​

I'm Visiting Campus Outside of A Scheduled Event, Where Do I Park?

If you’re visiting outside of an event (e.g. Family Weekend) you are responsible for purchasing a visitors permit. We do not require a permit for Friday after 6 p.m. through the following Monday at 7 a.m. for the majority of lots, however there are lots and structures that are monitored and enforced 24/7.  Check our  our 24/7 Enforced Locations page to ensure that you’re parking in the correct location to avoid being cited.

If you are visiting outside of those hours, you may choose to purchase a visitors permit, or use city parking.

What Is My Parking Account?

It is the gateway to NuPark, the software that all of your parking account information is stored in. It is where you can view your account information, permit details, appeal/pay citations, and add/remove vehicles.

I Bought My Student A Permit And Didn't Get The Location I Wanted

Unfortunately due to limited ​space on campus, we have a finite number of spaces per location. Priority dates are put in place to assist students in gaining a higher chance of a more convenient parking space.

My Student Is Getting Billed for Parking Citations, But No One Will Tell Me Anything When I Call

Even if you bought your student a permit, as soon as that student is enrolled in MU, we are legally mandated to not discuss any of their private records without their written consent.

This is a condition of FERPA, that protects your student’s privacy. Unless we receive written consent from the student whose name the permit is under, we will not discuss the items on any bills.

Read more about FERPA

Granting Additional Authorized Access

I Got A Sticker On My Car

We have three stickers that we place on vehicles.

  1. Our first notice informs the driver that the vehicle is not registered and there all multiple violations.
  2. If the driver violates policy again, we will place a Second Notice sticker, informing the driver that they have been cited multiple times and risk being towed if they do not resolve their account.
  3. Our last sticker is a Tow Notice, which informs the driver that they will have their vehicle towed on the next violation if they do not resolve their account.

EVENTS

Will I Have to Pay for Parking if I'm Attending an Event or Studying on Campus in the Evening?

Parking is enforced from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, except in restricted structures and surface lots, including Parking Structure 7 and Tiger Avenue (both structures over by MU Health Care), and some floors in Virginia Avenue Parking Structure that are designated for Residential Life students.

Lots restricted 24/7 also include Residential Life parking lots and surface lots, which are all noted as “restricted.”

The university has more than 75 surface lots and structures available on campus, most of which are unrestricted after 6 p.m. every day of the week. These include Turner Avenue, Conley Avenue and University Avenue parking structures, and most surface lots in the core campus.

I'm A Visitor For An MU Event, Where Do I Park?

Visit our Events Page to see maps and details for events.

I'm Helping My Student Move On-Campus, Where Do I Go?

Your student should be receiving information for Move-In Days. Maps and directions for where to park will be provided prior to Move-In day.