Parking permits

ASU offers a variety of parking and permit options to support the different types of commuters coming onto ASU campuses. Sustainable commuter groups may purchase a High Occupancy Vehicle | HOV permit with special benefits and rewards. 

Permits do not reserve a parking spot but allow for parking in a specific location. Parking permit prices are based on the facility's proximity to campus destinations. Each campus offers tiered permit rates that range in price.

Purchase a permit through the transportation portal

If you have forgotten your permit, contact PTS to obtain a temporary permit. 

Permits are always required on campus, with the exception of university holidays, excluding semester and summer break, and most weekends — contact PTS for additional assistance. 

ASU encourages the use of sustainable transportation through discounts and services, such as bike, campus shuttles and public transit on light rail and Valley Metro buses. 

Commuter  vs. Residence hall permit

Only students living in an on-campus residence hall can purchase a residence hall parking permit. Some residence hall permits have restrictions. These restrictions are explained to customers upon permit purchase. Residence hall students cannot purchase commuter permits. 

Residence hall permits are not renewable since students living on campus may change residence halls. Commuters can renew their permits for the same parking location during the permit renewal period. Residence hall students can purchase their parking permit in advance of commuters when new sales begin in July. 

Cross-parking 

A benefit available to ASU parking permit holders, cross-parking allows for parking in designated areas on all ASU campuses. 

Permits that do not qualify for cross-parking are the Polytechnic and West campus evening permits. 

Downtown Phoenix campus

Cross-parking eligible permits are valid at all times in these locations:

Cross-parking eligible permits are valid after 4 p.m. in these locations:

Polytechnic campus 

Cross-parking eligible permits are valid at all times in these locations:

Cross-parking eligible permits are valid after 4 p.m. in these locations:

Tempe campus

Cross-parking eligible permits are valid at all times in these locations:

Cross-parking eligible permits are valid after 4 p.m. in these locations:

West campus 

Cross-parking eligible permits are valid at all times in these locations:

Cross-parking eligible permits are valid after 4 p.m. in these locations:

Leave of absence 

If you are taking a leave of absence from the university, please notify PTS of your pending departure in writing. 

Acceptable leaves of absences include student exchange programs, medical and military leaves and sabbaticals. 

Parking permits and gate cards must be returned to your campus PTS office before your departure. A prorated refund will be issued per permit refund schedule through March 15. Refunds do not apply to employees who pay for their permit through payroll deduction. 

Upon returning to campus, you may purchase a permit in your previously assigned garage or lot at a prorated price, subject to availability. 

Refunds and renewals

Refunds 

Refunds are prorated based on when Parking and Transit Services receives the permit, the identifiable remanent, gate card or transit pass. Prorated schedules are found on the individual campus permit pages.

Annual permits may be returned for a prorated refund from the date of purchase until March 15.

Prorated refunds for fall semester-only permits are available until Sept. 30.

Partial refunds for academic year U-Passes and Platinum Passes are available until Dec. 31. 

Refunds are not provided for:

  • Permits or transit passes paid for via payroll deduction.
  • Summer student U-Passes. 

Cash refunds are not issued at the PTS office. Once your permit or transit pass is returned to PTS, then your refunds will be processed through the University Cashier's Office. After any outstanding charges on your parking and university accounts are satisfied, you will then receive a check from ASU for any remaining balance. 

Renew a permit

If you have a permit eligible for renewal:

  1. Log in to your My Transportation Account.

  2. Click affiliated login.

  3. Click get permits.

  4. Select purchase or renew a parking permit.

    • Permit holders will see either renew existing permit or purchase permit. The message is dependent on if the customer is to receive a new permit or continue to display the one they already possess. 

  5. Follow the prompts through the renewal process. 

A new expiration date confirms the renewal process was completed correctly. Residence hall permits are not renewable. 

Sun Devils, who choose not to purchase a permit, as well as campus visitors, may use daily and hourly parking options. Permit rates are prorated beginning Sept.5, and then on the first day of each month after that through July. Prorated rates are displayed online in the Transportation Account website. 

View the news section and follow Parking and Transit on Twitter for updates about parking availability and events that may affect your route to campus.