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Comprehensive Permit Information

Parking at Emory is either designated for visitors or requires the display of a valid permit. Permits issued by TPS are the only permits that are valid. Permits are the property of Emory University. Parking assignment is based on the requested location and the parking allocation schedule. Permits are non-transferrable and are for use by the permit holder only.

Occasionally, TPS will reserve spaces for special events, which will make them temporarily unavailable to permit holders. We attempt to minimize this inconvenience whenever possible.

Permit Basics

In order to purchase a permit, you must submit vehicle information for every vehicle that will be used with the permit. Vehicle information includes the make, model, color, style (two-door, four-door, SUV, etc.), and a state-issued license plate number. Failure to maintain current vehicle information with Parking Services will result in a fine.

Acceptance of a permit indicates acknowledgment and agreement to abide by TPS rules and regulations.

  • Parking privileges may be suspended or revoked for violation of TPS rules and regulations.
  • Employees who pay for a permit through payroll deduction and plan to be on extended leave should contact TPS to avoid accumulation of permit fees and/or deactivation of the permit.
  • Permit ownership is nontransferable.
  • Falsifying information in order to obtain a permit is a violation of parking regulations.
  • Replacement cost of a lost or stolen permit is $20 and is nonrefundable.
  • All vehicles that belong to the immediate family of an employee or student, whether registered with Emory or not, will be considered the responsibility of that individual. Any parking violations charged against that vehicle will be the responsibility of the individual.
  • Permit owners are responsible for maintaining current vehicle information with Parking Services.
  • Unregistered vehicles with outstanding citations will be identified through the vehicle plate information obtained from the U.S. state registration system. An additional fine will be applied if a vehicle is not registered with Parking Services.
  • Individuals with outstanding fines will not be allowed to purchase new permits until the fines are paid in full. Outstanding fines can also result in the loss of parking access, immobilization of the vehicle, or the vehicle being towed.

How to Get a Permit

You can request a permit one of three ways:

  1. Online at the MyAccount website (you must be classified as an eligible student or employee)
  2. In person at the Transportation and Parking Services Office
  3. Requests for departmental permits must be made by sending an email to parking@emory.edu

Permit Types

Permit type is classified by duration and use.

    • Annual permits: Unlimited access to assigned parking area.
    • Occasional permits: One-time access to assigned parking area.
    • Temporary permits: Unlimited access to assigned parking area during the time period purchased, up to six months.
    • Evening rate: Unlimited access to assigned parking area after 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Permit is not valid for use in permit areas between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
    • Official business permits: Approval to park in service spaces on campus. Personal vehicles must also display a valid annual permit to park in a service space. You must register in person at the Parking Services office.
    • Motorcycle/scooter decal: Approval to park in designated motorcycle/scooter parking. You must register in person at the Parking Services office.
Note: All permits will be replaced for the 2020-2021 academic year, as new parking technology will be utilized.

Permit Classification

Classification determines who can purchase a specific type of permit, the cost of the permit, and the accepted payment methods.

Student Permit
  • Annual permit is valid for academic year 2020-2021. Expires August 2021.
  • Cost is capped at $336/semester.
  • Permits are billed to the respective student account.
  • Freshmen are not permitted to bring a vehicle to campus or purchase a parking permit. However, we understand that there will be students with special circumstances that require an exception to this policy. In order to be considered for an exception, please complete and submit this form https://bit.ly/2DUrEMq. Exceptions granted will be valid through 12/31/2020.

University Employee Permit
  • Annual permit is valid through August 31, 2021.
  • Cost is $6/day and is capped at $56/month as a pre-tax payroll deduction.
  • Employees not eligible for payroll (or contracted employees) pay the full amount of a permit based on duration by cash or credit card at the Transportation and Parking Services office. The annual permit costs $672. The cost for a temporary permit is prorated based on the time period purchased.
  • Employee classification is determined by Emory University Human Resources.

Healthcare Employee Permit
  • Annual permit is valid until August 31, 2021.
  • Emory Healthcare subsidizes a portion of the parking fees for most healthcare employees.
  • The subsidy level is dependent on the assigned parking location.
  • Classification is determined by Emory Healthcare Human Resources.

Occasional Use Permit (Eagle)
  • Permit is valid until August 31, 2021; however, valid use of the permit is a function of the number of swipes purchased minus the number of times access is used.
  • Cost is $100/20 swipes. Additional swipes may be purchased in the following packages: 5 swipes for $25; 10 swipes for $50; 20 swipes for $100. Email us at parking@emory.edu or visit the Transportation and Parking Services office.
  • Permit may only be used in access-controlled parking decks. Permit shall not be used in surface lots and is subject to enforcement. Daily scratch-off permits are provided to employees with surface lot parking.
  • Available to students, employees, contracted employees, and departments.

Evening Rate
  • Annual permit is valid until August 31, 2021 and only after 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If permit is used in permit area between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, the daily rate of $6/day will apply.
  • Cost is $1/day and is capped at $10/month.
  • Available payment methods depend on classification: student account, payroll deduction, and cash, check, or credit card.

Commute Alternative Permit (CAP)
  • Annual permit is valid until August 31, 2021.
  • Eligible for registered university and healthcare employee carpools and vanpools.
  • Cost for a two-person carpool is $335.83.
  • TPS subsidizes the cost of a three-person carpool permit.
  • TPS subsidizes the cost of a vanpool permit.

Temporary Permit
  • Valid for the duration purchased, up to six months.
  • Cost is prorated according to a daily rate based on classification of the purchaser.
  • Available payment methods depend on classification: student account, payroll deduction, and cash, check, or credit card.
  • Vendor maintenance and construction project parking costs and arrangements are determined on a case-by-case basis through the Parking Services office.

Retired Permit
  • Annual permit is valid until August 31, 2021.
  • TPS subsidizes the cost of the permit.
  • Retired university employees are eligible for the permit as long as any employment with the university is less than half the time of a full-time employee.
  • Classification is determined by Emory University Human Resources.
Motorcycle/Scooter

  • Annual decal is valid until August 31, 2021.
  • The decal is free.

Proration & Refunds

The cost of a permit is prorated based on the type of permit and the date of purchase during the academic year. Refunds are based on the return date and the original cost of the permit. The deadline to return a student permit for a refund is March 31, 2021.