E.1. Gold Permits

Gold permits and Vandal Gold permits are one in the same, for the purpose of these regulations. When a Gold permit is referenced, it is including regular annual Gold permits and Vandal Gold permits, unless specified. Gold permits are available for purchase by board-appointed faculty and staff only. An individual faculty or staff member may purchase only one Gold permit. The Director of Parking and Transportation Services may grant a waiver of these restrictions on a case-by-case basis. Any employee who leaves a board-appointed position is no longer eligible to use a Gold permit. Gold permits are valid in all Gold, Red and Blue parking lots on campus. Gold permits validate overnight parking in Gold lots ONLY. Gold permits are NOT valid in Silver, Purple or Green lots, meters, pay station lots, any specially marked space, or on the campus walkway system.

Vandal Gold permits are non-expiring, and are available for purchase via payroll deduction only. Once purchased, the only way to stop payroll deduction for the permit is to return the physical permit to the Parking Office. If a Vandal Gold permit owner leaves the University, he/she is still responsible for and will continue to be billed the current price of a Vandal Gold permit until the permit is returned, unpaid balances owed will be submitted to collections.

NIGHT-TIME DIFFERENTIAL GOLD PERMITS: Available for half of the current price of a Gold permit to staff who work at night and receive a night-shift differential from the university, as specified in the Faculty/Staff Handbook, Chapter 3440, Section F. These permits are valid only during the employee’s regular work shift as specified on permit.  Night-time differential permits will have special designations on the permit.

EMT/FIRE GOLD PERMITS: Available for purchase by volunteer Fire or EMT officials only. EMT/FIRE Gold permits have the same parking restrictions as regular Gold permits.

LOT-SPECIFIC GOLD PERMITS: A limited number of Lot-Specific Gold permits may be made available to temporary or part-time University of Idaho employees and students each year. Lot-Specific Gold permits are only valid in certain Gold and Red lots as specified on permit; the permits are also valid in all Blue lots. Lot-Specific Gold permits are available on a first-come, first-serve basis in the parking office only; the sale dates will be announced each year via email. Employees or students who have already purchased a Red or Blue permit for the year may return their permit for a prorated refund and then purchase a Lot-Specific Gold permit.  Lot-Specific Gold permits are NOT valid in the following areas:

  • Any Gold lot not specified on the permit
  • Any Red lot not specified on the permit 
  • Overnight in any campus lot, with the exception of Blue lots 30 and 60 
  • Meters
  • Any specially marked space or on the campus walkway system