Red | $172 (Temporarily Sold Out. Please see Red, Lot Specific)
Valid in Red and Blue lots. Not valid for overnight parking. See map.
Red, Lot Specific | $172
Valid only in specified Red lots and all Blue lots. Not valid for overnight parking. Available for purchase in-office only.
Blue | $64
Valid in Blue lots only. Not valid for overnight parking. See map.
Gold, Lot Specific | $325 (Temporarily Sold Out.)
Valid in certain Gold and Red lots as specified on permit and all Blue lots. Not valid for overnight parking. Available for purchase in-office only.
Temporary | $1-$3/day
Contingent on annual permit availability, one-day and ten-day Red and Blue permits are available for purchase in-office only. Eligibility and use of these permits is consistent with eligibility and use of the annual Red and Blue permits.
No! An extraordinary education at the University of Idaho does not require a vehicle. The U of I campus and the city of Moscow form a vibrant urban oasis in the wide open spaces of the Palouse. Walking and bicycling get you where you need to go on campus and downtown. With over 2,500 bicycle parking spaces on campus, getting to class or the gym is quick and convenient.
Need to grab groceries? The City of Moscow’s free SMART Transit service offers transportation Monday through Friday to key destinations all over Moscow with four stops on the U of I campus. Need to run an errand across town on the weekend? There are currently two Zipcars on campus available to rent by the hour by those 18 years old and over who have had a valid driver’s license for at least a year. Insurance and gas are included!
Heading home for break? The Dean of Students Holiday Break Bus is a fun way to make the trip. The University of Idaho also participates in Zimride, a ride-sharing platform that matches University of Idaho and WSU riders with drivers. It’s a great way to get home with minimal expense. Northwestern Trailways also provides daily service to major cities in the Inland Northwest.
If a vehicle is a must, however, we are here to help. Parking is limited and we encourage Greeks and students living in Residence Halls who do not plan on using their vehicle three or more times a week to purchase a Purple Economy parking permit. Park just west of the Kibbie Dome for only $35 for the whole year.
For Greeks who need their vehicle almost daily, a Purple parking permit allows parking closer to your residence for $172 per year (see below). Distribution of Purple parking permits is managed by each house. For students residing in the Residence Halls who need their vehicles almost daily, a Silver parking permit allows parking closer to your residence for $172 per year (see below).
Purple | $172 (Temporarily Sold Out. Please see Economy)
Available to eligible, current in-house members of a Greek house or Steel House. Valid in Purple, Silver and Blue lots, valid for overnight parking in Purple and Silver lots only. Students must be made eligible for a Purple permit by the house president or leader prior to purchase. See map.
Economy | $35
Available to current members of Greek houses and residents of Steel House and Residence Halls. Valid only in Lot 57E (west of Kibbie). Valid for overnight parking in Lot 57E only. See map.
Silver | $172 (Temporarily Sold Out. Please see Economy)
Available to current residents of University Housing (Wallace, Tower, LLC's, McConnell Hall). Valid in Silver, Purple and Blue lots, valid for overnight parking in Silver and Purple lots only. Housing agreement must be completed in order to be eligible to purchase permit. See map.
University Apartments (UA) Green | $172
Available to current residents of University Apartments (Family Housing). University Apartments Green permits are valid in Green lots specified for University Apartment parking and in all Blue lots. They are not valid in Green Lot 22 (Elmwood Apartments). UA Green permits are only valid for overnight parking in UA Green lots. They are not valid for overnight parking in Blue lots. A housing agreement must be completed in order to be eligible to purchase permit. See map.
Elmwood Apartments Green | $172
Available to current residents of Elmwood apartments. Elmwood Apartments Green permits are valid in Green Lot 22 (Elmwood Apartments) and all Blue lots.They are not valid in Green lots specified for University Apartments parking. Elmwood Apartment Green permits are valid for overnight parking only in Green Lot 22. They are not valid for overnight parking in Blue lots. A housing agreement must be completed in order to be eligible to purchase permit.
Family Housing Visitor | $37
Available to current residents of Family Housing, intended for use by occasional visitors of residents in Family Housing. Valid only in Family Housing Green lots.
Overnight | Price Varies
The Annual Overnight permit is intended for those who reside off-campus and have frequent and routine campus business between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Overnight permits are required for those with a valid Red or Blue permit or for those without an annual permit and is valid for parking in Red, Blue or Gold lots. Overnight permits are not required for commuters with a valid Gold permit. Gold permit holders may park overnight in Gold lots only.
Overnight permits are NOT valid in meters, timed spaces, service/delivery spaces, disability spaces, reserved spaces, campus walkway or an area not designated as a parking space. Parking reserves the right to verify information on the application for an Annual Overnight permit.
Permit is $0 for individuals who hold an annual permit or $15 otherwise. Purchase information: online form.
Temporary Overnight permits can also be purchased online for $3/day or $0 for individuals who hold an annual permit. Follow the process as you normally would and then select "OVERNIGHTWEB" from the menu.
ROTC | $15
For current ROTC members; allows parking from 5 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. in Red or Blue lots (excluding Red lot 51). Purchase information: online form.
Early Morning Activity | Price Varies
Allows parking from 5 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. in Gold lot 39, Red lot 24 and Red lot 34. Permit is $0 for individuals who hold an annual permit or $15 otherwise.
Purchase information: online form.
2018-19 Permits & Prices: view map.
Returns and Exchanges
Annual Parking Permits
Annual parking permits may be returned throughout the year for a pro-rated refund based on the current permit refund schedule. Please visit our office to return your permit.
Annual permits may be returned for a full refund at anytime during the year if the request to refund the permit is received within 24 hours of purchase and the plastic packaging has NOT been opened.
Red, Purple, Silver, Blue, and Family Housing Visitor permits returned prior to the first day of fall semester will be granted a full refund if plastic package has NOT been opened. If package has been opened, the refund given prior to first day of school will be equal to the first week of school refund amount.
Gold and Green permits will never be refunded at full price (unless refunded within 24 hours of purchase and plastic permit package has NOT been opened) since they are required year-round and are valid for use at time of purchase.
Refund amounts for less than $20 will not be given for any permit type, and no refunds will be given after the first week of May; whichever comes first.
Short-term and Temporary Permits
Short-term and temporary permits cannot be returned for a refund.