Your License Plate is Your Permit

If you are an Employee or a Resident Student who lives on campus who brings a car to campus, you will not receive a parking decal. However, you are still required to purchase a permit to park a vehicle on campus. The only change is that instead of having to display a physical permit on your vehicle, a “virtual permit” will be associated with the license plate(s) entered on your account.  Your plate will now be your permit, so as always, it is important to ensure that you keep your account, specifically your vehicle license plate number, up to date at all times or you may be issued a parking citation.

How do I Link my Vehicle License Plate to my Parking Permit:

For Repositionable and Virtual Permits (Commuter, Employee, Park-N-Ride)

Access your parking account by going to "Manage My Account" at the top of the PATS website. Select "View Your Permits". Select the permit you wish to add your vehicle to. Scroll down the page and select "Add Vehicle to Permit". You will see all the vehicles currently attached to your parking record but not linked to the permit you selected. You can select any of those vehicle if you still own and are responsible for it, or you may add an additional vehicle. You will need the Make, Model, Year, Color and License Plate of the vehicle you are adding.

Link only vehicles that are owned and operated by you. You are responsible for any citations issued to your parking permit or vehicle(s) that are linked to your account. You are not permitted to link someone else's vehicle information to your account. 

All permits have a vehicle limit according to permit type. If you have reached the maximum number, and still need to make vehicle adjustments, you must contact Parking and Transportation Services for assistance via email with the year, make, model, color and license plate of the vehicle.

If you are driving a rental car on campus using your personal permit, please contact Parking and Transportation Services.

For Resident Students with Virtual Permits (East/West Resident, Douthit, Bridge/Apartment)

To update your vehicle information, you will need to email with the make, model, year, color and license plate of the vehicle you are using.

What if my vehicle has a temporary state-issued license plate?

Please purchase a permit online through Manage My Account. For the vehicle information, for the state select the state that issued the temporary permit. For the license plate number, enter the alpha-numeric characters on plate excluding dashes "-" and spaces. After you receive your permanent state-issued license plate, you will need to email with the make, model, year, color and new license plate number. A customer service rep will update your vehicle's record and send you a confirmation when it has been updated. 

What if I do not have a State Issued License Plate on my Vehicle?

You can still purchase your permit. If you do not have a temporary state issued license plate (i.e. a dealer plate) for your vehicle, for the State, select "Missing Plate/VIN". For the License Plate, enter the last 10 characters of your VIN number. Next, you will be asked to enter your entire VIN#. When you receive your new license plate, you will need to contact Parking and Transportation Services to update your license plate.