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Welcome to OU Parking Services

The University of Oklahoma welcomes you to Parking Services. Our goal is to help you understand the ins and outs of parking on campus. We encourage you to apply for your permit online, appeal or pay a citation online and visit the FAQs section to get your questions answered. Follow these tips to avoid parking citations.

Summer permits valid May 15 to August 15

Summer parking permits ($32) for students are available under "purchase permit" at left. The permits are valid May 15 to Aug. 15, 2016. Summer permits are valid in any lot requiring a student permit, including commuter, housing, priority housing, Headington Hall and multi-purpose lots.

2016-17 fall and spring semester permit sales begin July 11

Order online and pick up at Parking Services or have your permit mailed

Get your fall/spring permit 2016-17 parking permit at this site (see Purchase Permit button at left) beginning July 11. Student permits are valid from Aug. 15, 2016, to May 15, 2017, at a cost of $249. Faculty and staff parking permits are valid for one year beginning Aug. 15, 2016, at a cost of $282. Request your permit be mailed, or pick it up when you arrive on campus at the Parking Services office, 1107 Elm Ave. Valuable parking tips and bus-riding tips are available here (PDF). You also should check out the parking FAQs section.

Get single-day permits for bad-weather days

Students, faculty and staff can purchase single-day parking permits for days when it's just too cold or inconvenient to walk or ride. Permits may be purchased in quantities of one to 10 for $4 each and are valid for the date scratched off. Faculty/staff permits can be used in faculty/staff lots. Student permits can be used in any student-permitted lot. Either permit is valid in multi-purpose lots.

Rate increases will help fund more parking

Parking permit rates will increase in steps over the next few years to help finance two multi-story parking structures on campus. Housing and commuter student rates go from $226 to $249 the next academic year (2016-2017). For faculty and staff, rates will increase from $256 to $282 for the calendar year, August 2016 to August 2017. For more information on the parking permit rate increase, click here (PDF).

LEFE spaces open on Research Campus

Parking & Transportation Services is committed to promoting university sustainability initiatives. Three Partners Place and Four Partners Place have received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. As one of many strategies to this certification, parking spaces have been dedicated Low Emission, Fuel-Efficient (LEFE).  

Only vehicles that had a green score of 45 and above listed on the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) may park in the university‚Äôs LEFE parking spaces. OU has no influence on which cars make the list. Valid parking permits are required to park in any LEFE vehicle parking spaces on campus. 

2015-2016 OU Parking & Traffic Regulations Booklet

2014-2015 OU Parking and Traffic regulations booklet