Simply contact the Parking Office or apply online for a parking permit to campus lots reserved for Pitt faculty and staff.
When you apply for a permit, you may select up to three different parking facilities as possible choices. Refer to our parking map for lot locations and related information.
Once you apply for a permit, you'll be added to our wait list, which is updated weekly. Please keep your information current so we can notify you immediately when your space becomes available. Department relocations, lot closings, and accessible parking needs are examples of situations that may affect your position on the wait list. The OC, PH, SN, and SO facilities also offer hourly and daily rates, and meters are located throughout campus.
Remember: When you park, it's important to display your permit so our parking enforcement staff knows you're allowed to park in your facility. Note that your permit is yours and yours alone—it is non-transferable.
Buying Your Permit
Contact the Parking Office to pay for your parking permit, don't worry about sending a check or getting your payment in on time. Faculty and staff use a hassle-free automatic payroll deduction, so that even if you forget, your account remains in good standing. Be sure to verify that your fees are properly deducted and contact us to report errors so we can quickly resolve them. If a billing error should occur, your monthly fee still applies.
If you're someone who is not eligible for payroll deduction—such as a vendor—we recommend that you purchase your permit in advance. Vendors and departments pay by the fiscal year. We accept cash, check, Panther Funds, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
Some parkers use their Pitt ID as an access card for their garage. If this pertains to you, please contact our office anytime you receive a new ID so we can update your record in the garage access system.
The Parking Services Office offers a wide array of permits that cover the following: accessibility, carpools, vanpools, vendors, official department visitors, conference attendees, contractors, and members of the Board of Trustees. For additional information or help obtaining a special permit, contact us.
ZZ and VN permits are issued to vendors and University personnel whose jobs require them to park in different University locations throughout the day. Learn more about ZZ and VN permits.
EV Permits are for plug in vehicles and allow you to park in two locations: Posvar garage (A) and Soldiers and Sailors Garage (SO). You will have a designated home garage but are permitted to move to the other two garages.
Pitt parking permit rates will increase on July 1, 2020. Permit rates are reviewed annually, subject to change.
Evening permits for employees who work shifts:
|Department visitor permits:||Variable|
|ZZ (all access) permits:||$109/month|
|EV (Electric Vehicle) permits||$115/month|
|VN (vendor) permits:||$1,308/year|
|Contractor permits:||rate depends on lot assignment|