Parking regulations are enforced year round. Students should obtain a permit prior to parking on campus or should utilize a meter or purchase a visitor permit until a permanent permit can be purchased. Permits must be purchased online. Pro-rated annual permits are available for the spring and summer sessions.
Spring & Summer 2013 Permit Sales
Parking permits must be purchased online through the eParking link. At this time, permits can only be purchased with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or C.O.D. If you choose to pay through C.O.D., you must pay for your permit by the first day of classes or within 5 business days of your permit purchase, whichever is later. Failure to do so will result in your permit being returned to inventory.
Students wishing to purchase a parking permit for the Spring and/or Summer semester
must purchase an annual parking permit at the pro-rated amount. Once the item is selected and placed in
the shopping cart, the pro-rated amount will be displayed.
2013-14 Permit Sales
IMPORTANT: Please note that you must be registered for classes and have your residence hall assignment, if applicable, before purchasing your parking permit.
Early permit sales for all commuter and resident students for the 2013-14 academic year will begin May 1st, 2013 @ 9:00 a.m. Permits can be purchased online through the following link https://auxt2ebizvm.towson.edu/t2/cmn/index.aspx. The Bursar Account payment method will be an additional option until Friday June 21, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. After June 21, permits can only be purchased with Visa, MasterCard, Discover or C.O.D. If you choose to pay with the C.O.D. option, you must pay for your permit by the first day of classes or within 5 days business days of your permit purchase, whichever is later. 2013-14 Parking permits will become valid for use on Monday August 19, 2013.
More information for permit sales for the 2013-2014 academic year can be found here.
Virtual Permit System is in effect- see below for more details
Freshmen Commuters will be able to purchase an Overflow permit and park on campus at the Towson Center and West Village Garage Overflow areas
Lot 20 at the Towson Center has been closed due to construction of the new arena
Faculty/Staff parking lot restrictions will end at either 5 or 7 p.m., please review signage in areas for restriction times. A valid TU permit is still required to park in these lots until 8 p.m.
Two-wheeled motorized vehicles such as scooters or mopeds must be registered with Parking & Transportation Services. Upon registered with Parking & Transportation, a sticker will be sold to you free of charge..
Resident lot 7a behind Ward and West is closed for approximately 12-18 month effective Fall 2012.
Lot 11 & Lot 11A is scheduled to be no longer available effective May 13 2013.
Kenilworth route will no longer service the Fairmount & Lambourne stop. It will now stop at 1 Olympic Place, the new home to the Institute for Well-Being.
Rodgers Forge Route has expanded to include Walker Manor and Drum Castle apartments. A new stop has been added at York Rd & Stevenson Lane, which is in close proximity to the 7400 Building.
The Black route has been discontinued indefinitely. An addiitonal Gold route will replace the Black route operating Monday through Thursday 8:15am-4:45pm.
The Goucher and Kenilworth routes has additional service runs during the evening, after 7pm on the Goucher and after 6:15pm on the Kenilworth.
Virtual Permit System-
With the implementation of the License Plate Recognition (LPR) system the department has switched most of the campus community to a virtual parking permit. In short this means that you will no longer be issued or need to worry about physically displaying a parking permit on your registered vehicle. Your license plate will be used to verify that you have a valid permit.
Advantages of Virtual Permits for You-
Immediate registration. With Virtual permits there is no need to go pick up a permit or wait for it to be mailed to you. As soon as you purchase your permit online, you are able to park legally in your designated area.
No need for temporary permits. If you forget your permit, have a rental, or are using a family member's vehicle, you don't need to come into the Parking & Transportation Office for a temporary permit. Simply register your new vehicle with Parking & Transportation. See the Register Your Vehicle section below for instructions on how to register your vehicle.
Improper Display and Failure to Display citations will be a thing of the past. With no physical permit, there's no need to worry about your permit falling off your rear-view mirror or being blocked by an air freshener.
Better enforcement for those who have purchased a permit. Utilizing Virtual Permits in conjunction with our LPR system (License Plate Recognition) will allow Parking & Transportation Services to better manage parking resources helping to ensure more parking is available to those who have paid for a parking permit.
Important information to know about the Virtual Permit system-
All of your vehicles must be registered with Parking & Transportation Services.
A maximum of 3 vehicles may be registered with your permit. Rental vehicles used temporarily do not count against your total number of vehicles. All vehicles on your parking account must either be registered to you or family owned living at your address of record with the University. Those seeking exceptions to this policy must come in person to the Parking & Transportation Office. Documentation will be required and approval of an exception is at the discretion of Parking & Transportation Services.
Only one of the vehicles registered to your permit is allowed to be on campus at any given time. The LPR system will identify multiple vehicles registered to one permit being on campus at the same time. Multiple vehicles registered to one permit on campus at the same time is a serious violation of Parking & Transportation Services rules and regulations as well as unfairly takes spaces away from other permit holders. Offending vehicles will receive a $300 citation and/or will be towed at the owners expense. The driver and/or permit holder may be subject to additional sanctions.
Those seeking to utilize a parking permit for the sole purpose of Carpooling, MUST sign up for AND be approved for a Carpool Agreement prior to doing so. Resident students may not be a part of a Carpool Agreement. The individual in the Carpool with the most restricted permit type available to them will be the one in the Carpool group to purchase the permit. Please go to the Carpool Program link for more information.
Move In / Move Out Notice
Students moving into the residence halls must park in a legal space with the exception of times when the Police department is controlling the areas around housing locations. Unless directed by the police to park in a restricted area, please park in a legal parking space. For the safety of the community, fire lanes must remain clear at all times. Please go to the Move In/Move Out link for more information.
Spring Term & Summer Permits
Students wishing to purchase a permit for the spring term should select the "Annual Permit" when prompted by the system. The annual permit is sold at a pro-rated amount for the spring term. Permits are pro-rated on a weekly basis. As such students who purchase their permits in December for the spring will pay a higher rate than those who choose to wait and purchase their permit in January just prior to the start of the spring term. To purchase a permit, please click eParking link.
Commuter, Resident and Evening permits must be purchased online. Cash and check payment is available online; for these payment methods, the payment must be made at the Auxiliary Service Business Office located in the University Union.
Students eligible for special group permits must purchase them in person at the Auxiliary Services Business Office and provide verification of their eligibility.