By purchasing a UW-Stout parking permit you agree to the Parking Permit Use Agreement, including valid parking locations for your permit.
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Parking Permit Use Agreement

Use of a UW-Stout parking permit encompasses agreement to the following terms.

  • Compliance with parking guidelines as documented on the Parking Services web page, or any temporary changes communicated to permit holders through campus e-mail.
  • Display of a permit as prescribed in permit guidelines (license plate is your permit).  Must be facing the drive lane and be properly displayed and legible.
  • Park only in lots/areas valid for your permit.
  • Permit is valid for one vehicle/space only.  If you have multiple vehicles associated with your permit, only one can be here at a time.
  • Park in a valid parking space.
    • Within striped stall markings in a paved lot and within end-of-row signage in an unpaved lot.
  • Refrain from parking in lots during the restricted time.
    • Examples:  Commuter lots prohibit overnight parking and Housing lots restrict parking during break periods.
  • Contact Parking Services in advance for any kind of special-needs parking, e.g. after hours, off-campus trips, or problems of any kind.
  • Be available, on short notice, to move your vehicle for maintenance purposes.  If you are leaving a vehicle here for break for for a long period of time, contact Police & Parking Services for instructions.
  • Maintain current personal/vehicle information
    • Personal updates may be entered directly through the Parking Services online portal; vehicle updates completed on this form or emailed to Parking Services.
  • Citations issued for regulation violations are the responsibility of the permit holder.
  • Permits are non-transferable and must be returned to Parking Services when no longer needed (refund policy in the column on the right side of this page).
  • Permit may only be used by the individual(s) registered with the Parking Office and vehicles should belong to the registrant or a family member.  Use of a permit registered to someone else, or adding someone else to your permit, will result in prosecution for theft/misuse under 943.20(1)(a) Wi State Statutes or UWS 18.08(8), and revocation of the permit in question.

Permit Display - Your License Plate Is Your Permit

  • Your license plate is your permit and must be visible from the drive lane; properly displayed and legible. 
  • If you change vehicles you must authorize it prior to parking on campus.  This can be done on-line, stop by Police & Parking Services or call 715-232-1792.
  • Updates to any permit or account will not be completed if there are outstanding citations on that account.

Purchase a Permit Online

You will be asked to register any vehicle (make, model, state, license plate) you bring to campus. Have that information available prior to beginning your registration.

  1. Log-on to the Parking Portal using your standard UW-Stout user name and password (the one you use for email, etc)
  2. For students, payment options are either credit card or "Bill Student Account".
    Bill Student Account option will add the permit cost to a student's university billing. Note: if you choose this option after the full tuition payment date has passed, the fee will be due immediately.
  3. For faculty/staff, payment options are either credit card or "Payroll Deduction".
    The Payroll Deduction option (available for only two weeks after permits go on sale during the fall semester) will add the permit cost as a deduction to an employee's wages.

After completing the permit purchase you will receive a confirmation/receipt by email. If you do not receive a confirmation, email Parking Services.


E-mail or call (715) 232-1792 during office hours: 7:45 AM – 4:25 PM, Monday - Friday

Disabled Parking Permit Purchase

  • Individuals who are currently authorized with Parking Services as disabled-eligible may purchase a disabled parking permit. 
  • If you are not registered as disabled-eligible but need accessible parking (long term or short term), you need to obtain a Disability Parking Authorization or you can email Parking for assistance before registering.
  • It is important that we align your permit with your parking time frame (24 hours for housing or day parking for commuters). As you complete your permit registration, ensure you're being offered the correct permit. If not, please suspend registration and email Parking.
  • How to purchase a Disability Permit

Staff Reserved Parking Permit Purchase

  • Reserved permits are only available to those who have been pre-authorized. If you are not currently a reserved permit holder but interested, please email Parking Services to inquire about availability before registering. 
  • Authorized individuals are eligible to register for a reserved area in a specific lot.
  • A reserved parking permit is valid in the reserved section of a single lot.  A reserved permit is not valid in the reserved parking area of other parking lots.
  • Reserved permits also authorize parking in any campus commuter space (C) outside of your home reserved lot.
  • If you no longer wish to renew your reserved permit please do not proceed with this registration and email Parking Services for assistance.
Assignment of Reserved Parking

Reserved parking will be assigned based on the following guidelines:

  • "First come, first served" when there are spaces available.
  • When a reserved section is full, assignment of openings are made from an applicant waiting list in order of seniority date on the applicant list.
  • New applicants are added to the bottom of the waiting list.
  • If a space is offered and declined the person is removed from the waiting list.
  • If an A-permit holder's workplace changes they may be added to the top of a waiting list nearer their new workplace.

Motorcycle/Moped Parking Permit Purchase

  • Motorcycles and mopeds can be added to a commuter permit as a secondary vehicle.  Only one vehicle or cycle can be on campus at a time.
  • If you are purchasing just a motorcycle permit (no commuter), stop into the Police & Parking Office to make the purchase.
  • Motorcycle/moped permits are non-refundable.
Moped Permit & Parking


Your vehicle is a moped if it is licensed as a moped.  If so, "MOPED" will be printed on your Wisconsin license plate (or equivalent designation in another state).

  • Moped users must purchase a valid permit from Parking Services.
  • Mopeds must park in the parking areas listed below.  Mopeds are not permitted to park in bicycle storage areas near academic buildings.
  • Mopeds may park in bicycle storage areas directly adjacent to residence halls.
  • Caution:  Mopeds cannot be operated on a pedestrian walkway or campus bike route. Operation of a motor vehicle on a walkway is a violation of both university regulations and state traffic laws.

Moped Permit Cost

Mopeds must display the license plate as the permit.  The permit costs $20/yr plus tax and is available from Parking Services.  They are non-refundable.

Mopeds - Where to park:

  • A designated motorcycle pad in a parking lot (see locations below)
  • A designated moped only pad/area (see locations below)
  • A bicycle rack ONLY near a residence hall


     Motorcycle pads:

  • Lot 1 (east of Fryklund Hall)
  • Lot 10 (north of Heritage Hall)
  • Lot 18 (east of Jarvis Hall)
  • Lot 29 (south of Applied Arts Building)
  • Lot 4 (west of the Sports & Fitness Center) - allows overnight parking
  • Lot 27 (south of the General Services Building) - allows overnight parking
  • Lot 30 (north of the University Services Building)
  • Lot 14 (near Bowman Hall / Sorensen Hall)
  • Lot 21 (near Student Health Services) - allows overnight parking
  • Lot 32 (north of Red Cedar Hall) - allows overnight parking

    Moped-only pads:
  • South of Bowman Hall
  • Near the Swanson Learning Center  - 10th Ave entrance (south side of the concrete bollards - not on the sidewalk)
  • Near Lot 18 (west and south curbs)
  • North of Lot 3 (north campus off 2nd Street West) - allows overnight parking

      Moped Parking Areas Near Residence Halls:

  • In bike areas directly adjacent to residence halls
  • Mopeds cannot be operated on sidewalks to access bike parking areas

Relevant laws:

  • Wisconsin registered mopeds must conform to the equipment specifications identified in 340.01(29m), Wisconsin State Statutes.
  • For those students who own moped licensed in the state of Minnesota the primary law that addresses moped/motorized bicycle usage is Minnesota State Statute 169.223. Mopeds/motorized bicycles are defined in Minnesota State Statute 169.01, Subd. 4a
  • The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has a booklet on scooter safety at this link:
  • Moped riders may not carry passengers
  • Moped riders must wear eye protection at all times
  • Mopeds cannot be operated on a sidewalk at any time.
  • Mopeds must be registered and display license plates