ZZ, VN, and PD Permits, University Vehicles

ZZ, VN, and PD permits, as well as University vehicles, are issued to vendors and University personnel whose jobs require them to park in different University locations throughout the day. 

Helpful Hints for Parking at Pitt

  • A ZZ, VN, or PD permit, as well as a University vehicle, allow you to park close to most University buildings, and you are not restricted to just one lot. That means that you can move about campus throughout the day as your business requires. 
  • If you park in Soldiers & Sailors (SO) Garage or O’Hara (OH) Garage, you must take your hangtag and entry ticket to the cashier before exiting with your vehicle. The cashier will validate your entry ticket and you will use it to exit the garage. 
  • Regulations differ from one parking area to another, and certain lots and garages are reserved at all times. Lots not shown on the green map are not available for parking with a ZZ, VN, or PD permit, as well as a University vehicle. ZZ, VN, and PD permits, as well as University vehicles, are not valid at meters. 
  • Remember, always display your hangtag when parked on campus. If you don’t have your hangtag, and you are parked illegally as a result, you must immediately report the situation by contacting us during regular business hours, or Pitt Police after hours.
  • Hangtags are issued only through the Parking Services Office. Never purchase or take a permit from another person. Doing so can result in a $100 fine, towing of your vehicle, and loss of your parking privileges. 

  • If your vehicle has mechanical trouble, and you are parked illegally as a result, you must immediately report the situation by contacting us during regular business hours, or Pitt Police after hours.
  • If you’ve locked your keys in your car or need a jump start, the Motorist Assistance Program (MAP) is here for you. Contact MAP during regular business hours or Pitt Police after hours. 
  • Park your vehicle only in spaces specifically marked for parking. The absence of a “No Parking” sign in a certain area does not mean that parking is allowed there. For example, yellow curbs and hatch marks mean “No Parking.” 
  • You may occasionally park in a restricted lot for 15 minutes to load or unload your vehicle. Leave your flashers on, and be sure a licensed driver remains with the vehicle so it can be moved after 15 minutes. 
  • If you loan your vehicle to someone, make sure that person knows where to park. You are responsible for all citations issued to your vehicle.
  • Visitor and special event parking may be arranged by contacting by contacting us.