Permit & Rate Information

Your license plate is your permit beginning Fall 2021

Beginning fall semester 2021, Transportation Services transitions to virtual permit parking. Cameras and license plate recognition software will be used to verify parking permissions. Your license plate is your permit, rather than a hangtag. Customers with virtual permits must register their plate, pay for parking permissions, and display their license plate toward the drive aisle.

Fall 2021 parking info

What are the parking rates this year?

Annual parking rates are prorated. We project permit rate increases are necessary to support the construction of additional parking garages, road and sidewalk maintenance, and surface lot construction and maintenance. The increases will be reviewed each year before implementation. The following rate schedule has been approved by the university administration and is subject to change.

Fee Description 20-21 21-22 22-23 23-24 24-25
Garage Permits
Priority Bay 836 960 1060 1060 1060
Numbered 725 847 947 947 947
Unnumbered * 530 546 562 579 596
Polo Rd. Garage * 630 646 662 679 696
Lot Permits
Surface Lots * 328 339 349 359 370
Numbered 638 757 857 857 857
Gated 425 438 451 464 478
Motorcycle * 105 130 165 165 165
Night * 105 125 140 140 140
Night+ * 218 225 225 225
RELLIS 329 339 349 359 370
Special Use Permits
Business 42 43 44 46 47
Business+ 98 150 150 150
Campus 329 339 349 359 370
Campus+ 546 562 579 596
Contractor 329 339 349 359 370
Contractor+ 439 539 579 596
Service 329 339 349 359 370
Service+ 439 539 579 596
Vendor 329 339 349 359 370
Vendor+ 439 539 579 596
Retiree Free 50 52 54 56
* available to students (except Central Campus Garage)

All 2021–2022 permits expire August 5, 2022. Customers that need to park for a portion of the year may return the permit any time before July 17, 2022, for a prorated refund. Prorated Permit Rates (NOTE: Customers who return their permit lose their priority as a previous customer. See Assignment Process)

How do A&M rates compare to other large universities?

Three surveys have been conducted showing where Texas A&M ranks among other universities across several categories:

Why do I have to pay for parking?

There are limits on the university that restrict the use of state or tuition revenues to build, maintain, or operate parking operations on campus. By university policy, Transportation Services must operate as an auxiliary enterprise and all bond indebtedness, maintenance, administration, utilities, and insurance must be paid for with user fees. The primary source of revenue is parking permit sales.

What are the permit regulations?

A complete set of regulations may be found on the Regulations page. If you have a physical hang tag, please remember to hang your permit with the photo facing the front windshield. Permits are the property of Texas A&M University and are only valid if purchased from Transportation Services. All permits, virtual or physical, may not be resold.

If you no longer need to park on campus, please contact the Transportation Services Customer Assistance Center (1250 TAMU or Polo Rd. Building, Suite 350) to be eligible for a prorated refund. (NOTE: Customers who cancel or return their permit lose their priority as a previous customer. (See Assignment Process)

If you park in a designated 12th Man lot, please remember to move your vehicle the evening before home games. Please look at the parking lot sign or visit our Gameday Restrictions section for 12th Man lot locations and alternate parking areas.

Transportation Services is not responsible for damage or loss to vehicle or contents.

What is a Night permit?

Virtual Night permits are valid from 5pm&ndash6am daily in the areas designated on the Night Parking Map.

Virtual Night permits are not valid during the day except during semester breaks indicated on the Break Parking Map.

Do any permits other than the Night permit convey night privileges?

Yes, all valid TAMU parking permits may park from 5pm–6am and on weekends in any non-restricted space in any lots other than paid parking areas and ones with residential priority (Lot 30, Lot 40, 99 and Lot 122).

Are there any areas other than my assigned lot where my permit is valid during the day?

Yes, your permit is valid in several other lots during the day. Visit our website for the Any Valid Permit Map.

NOTE: Night permits are ONLY valid at night, and are not valid in any lot prior to 5 pm, except during semester breaks.

What permits are available after registration?

Motorcycle and Night permits are available on a first-come, first-served basis, but we normally do not sell out of these. To check current availability of these and any other permits, log in to My Account. See also Missed Registration

If I already have a vehicle permit, can I purchase a Motorcycle permit?

If you purchase a full-price, annual, vehicle permit (not a night permit), a Motorcycle permit is available for purchase at half price. If the Motorcycle permit is not requested along with the vehicle permit during registration (April 14, 2021 – July 7, 2021), you must bring your picture ID to Polo Rd. Building, Suite 350 to purchase the half price permit.

What do the permit abbreviations stand for?

  • CC – Central Campus Garage
  • CMP – Campus Permit
  • SBG – Gene Stallings Blvd. Garage
  • MC-2ND – Motorcycle in addition to vehicle permit
  • MOTOR – Motorcycle
  • NHT – Night
  • NS – Northside Garage
  • NSPR – Northside Garage Priority Bay
  • NSR – Northside Garage Reserved
  • PRG – Polo Rd. Garage
  • RET – Retiree
  • SER – Service
  • SS – Southside Garage
  • UC – University Center Garage
  • UCPR – University Center Garage Priority Bay
  • UCR – University Center Garage Reserved
  • UCX – University Center Garage (Undergrads Only)
  • VN – Vendor
  • WC – West Campus Garage
  • WCR – West Campus Garage Resident Student

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