Regular Faculty/Staff who will continue their employment and use payroll deduction as a payment method for the previous year, will automatically have their permit renewed. All others must purchase their permit online. Towson University employees not currently in the university payroll system must bring their contract to the Auxiliary Services Business Office to verify their pay rate and be assigned the appropriate permit rate.
Unless your permit has been renewed as part of the payroll deduction automatic renewal process, all Towson University regular and contingent faculty/staff must purchase their permit online. Individuals who select payroll deduction or installment as their payment method will be required to come to the Auxiliary Services Business Office and will have to complete and sign a payroll deduction or installment card.
Partner company employees (housekeeping, dining services, hotel) and volunteers, must complete a hard copy permit application and submit it to the Auxiliary Services Business Office in the Union to obtain their permit.
- Purchase permit online
- Partner Company Employee & Volunteer Permit Application (pdf) - Found on the Forms Page
NOTE: Due to the implementation of Virtual Permit System, vehicle license plates will be used to link vehicles to permits. Therefore there will be no need for separate Motorcylce permits.
Upon termination of employment, individuals who utilize payroll deduction or installment payments will be responsible for any remaining balance unless the permit is returned to the Auxiliary Services Business Office. Refund amounts and remaining balance will be determined based on date of return to the Auxiliary Services Business Office.
Individuals who do not wish to purchase an annual permit may park in a visitor lot and pay the prevailing rate or purchase a weekly or monthly permit for non gated faculty/staff lots or Overflow parking areas at the Towson Center and designated Overflow areas of the West Village Garage. Please contact the Auxiliary Services Business Office for additional information.
Regular Employees (Towson University)
Regular employees are eligible to purchase a permit by making full payment at the time of purchase. Upon termination of employment, individuals utilizing payroll deduction or installment payments will be responsible for any remaining balance unless the permit is returned to the Auxiliary Services business office. The deadlines for payroll deduction and installment payments have passed.
Contingent and Contract Employees (Towson University)
Contigent employees are NOT eligible for payroll deduction. Towson University contingent/contract employees, including adjunct professors, are eligible to purchase a permit by making full payment at the time of purchase. The deadline for installment payments have passed.
Emeritus Faculty (Towson University)
Faculty who have retired from the university and have no other current affiliation (i.e. working or taking classes) are eligible to purchase a Faculty/Staff permit at the lowest rate.
Individuals wishing to purchase a permit must complete an application in person at the Auxiliary Services business office. They will be asked to provide an ID showing their emeritus status. Individuals who do not wish to purchase a permit may park in visitor locations and pay the prevailing rates.
Retired Staff (Towson University)
Staff who have retired from the university and have no other current affiliation (i.e. working or taking classes) are eligible to purchase a permit for parking in Overlfow areas during peak periods and in core campus lots outside of restricted hours. This permit may be purchased for half the cost of a Commuter permit.
Individuals wishing to purchase a permit must complete an application in person at the Auxiliary Services business office. They will be asked to provide an ID showing their retired staff status. Individuals who do not wish to purchase a permit may park in visitor locations and pay the prevailing rates.
Partner Company Employees (Food Services, Cleaning, Hotel, etc.)
Individuals working for partner companies that have long term service contracts with the university (including custodial companies, food vendors, hotel management and companies completing long term construction projects) are eligible to purchase faculty/staff parking permits. Permit rates are based on the employee's compensation from the previous year, or for new employees, anticipated compensation for the coming year. Partner employees may purchase permits by making full payment at the time of purchase.
Temporary employees are required to purchase a permit or park their vehicle at a visitor location and pay the prevailing rate. Department funds may not be used to purchase permits for temporary state employees. Departments utilizing an employee from a staffing agency may use department funds to purchase a permit for that individual if he or she is temporarily assigned to the campus and is receiving pay from an employment agency. Department funds cannot be used to pay for the parking of employees who are paid by the state.
Volunteers providing services to the university and are not receiving any type of compensation (including pay or class credits) are required to purchase a permit or park at a visitor location and pay the prevailing rate. Volunteers can obtain faculty/staff permits at the lowest rate. Department funds may be used to purchase their permits. Volunteers must provide a letter from the department verifying their volunteer status. If a department wishes to pay for a volunteer's parking, a letter with the budget code signed by an individual with budget authority must be submitted with the parking application.
All vehicles, other than delivery vehicles, parked on campus must have a valid permit or be parked at a paid meter/visitor space during designated hours. This includes but is not limited to service companies such as, Xerox, and sales representatives. Please contact the Auxiliary Services business office for additional information regarding the cost and appropriate permit.
Construction workers who are not able to park their vehicles inside the fenced area of their designated construction site are eligible to purchase a parking permit. Construction workers are eligible to purchase a Lot 14 permit (near Unitas Stadium) at a pro-rated amount of the lowest Faculty/Staff price rate. Please visit the Auxiliary Services Business Office located on the ground level of the University Union to acquire a permit. Please consult with your project manager for more information as some project sites have their own internal construction worker parking areas. Large groups should coordinate directly with Parking & Transportation Services. Parking is also available in nearby county garages or on Charles Street. For more information about parking in a county garage, contact the Baltimore County Revenue Authority at 410-887-3127.
Officially marked delivery vehicles (Pepsi, AJ's, UPS, Fed Ex, etc.) are not required to have a permit and may park in loading docks or a legal space for the purpose of making deliveries. Delivery vehicles may not park in fire lanes, on sidewalks or in handicapped spaces. Vehicles parked in these areas may be cited and/or towed.
Companies providing services or those remaining on campus after a delivery for set ups, etc., must purchase a permit.