Visitor/Daily Permits | Parking & Transportation Services (2024)

Visitor/Daily Permits

PARKMOBILE

This is a smartphone application that facilitates paying for parking via cell phone. A few clicks and you're done. Visitors can purchase on their phone using the ParkMobile app or online at https://app.parkmobile.io/zone/start. You will need to register for a free account and add your license plate number before you can park.

Please note when using the Service:

  1. Ensure that your current license plate is selected.
  2. Enter the parking zone number manually, by scanning the QR Code, or by utilizing the GPS Functionality.
  3. Select the amount of time to park.
  4. Click the Start Parking button to confirm and begin the transaction.
  5. ParkMobile will send an alert 15 minutes before the time expires, so you can choose to extend the period if needed.

ParkMobile FAQs

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DAILY VISITOR ONLINE PERMIT – ORDER HERE

Daily parking can be purchased through our parking portal. These permits:

  • Offer the convenience of purchasing from any internet enabled device with printer capabilities.
  • Are valid for 1 day only and can be purchased up to 14 days in advance.
  • Provides access to all "D" designated lots on the Tampa Campus. View Map
  • Includes a Bull Runner daily bus pass.

Requesting tax exemption? Tax exempt parking permits must be purchased through one of our offices.

How to purchase your permit online:

  1. Create or log into your existing account. Guest Login
  2. Select Purchase Permit. Follow the instruction screens for purchasing your daily permit.
  3. A hyperlink will be provided if you wish to print the receipt for your records.
  4. This is a virtual permit, so there is no need to print and display the permit in your vehicle.

Parking Pay Stations

Our pay stations allow you to pay for parking with your smartphone through ParkMobile or by one of the following credit card payments: Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. Our machines are conveniently located throughout campus.View Map

The following payment options are available when paying at a pay station.

1.Timed Space - This parking option provides access to short-term parking in timed spaces.

  • Enter your license plate number at a pay station and follow the prompts to complete your payment. Your license plate is your permit. There is no need to display your receipt on the dash of your car.
  • Receipt can be used as a bus pass to access the USF transit system, Bull Runner.
  • Timed Space access is available for a minimum of 30 minutes to a maximum of 8 hours. You may only park in the designated timed spaces within the lot where access was purchased. Not valid in Daily/Visitor lots or spaces.

2. Daily - This parking option provides parking for the day, in Daily/Visitor lots

  • Enter your license plate number at a pay station and follow the prompts to complete your payment. Your license plate is your permit. There is no need to display your receipt on the dash of your car.
  • Receipt can be used as a bus pass to access the USF transit system, Bull Runner, by separating the receipt from the bottom of the permit.
  • Valid for the entire day in all Daily/Visitor lots. Not valid in Timed Spaces.
  • Many Daily/Visitor lots are "mixed use;" please do not park in labeled and reserved spaces within a Daily/Visitor lot.

Many Daily/Visitor lots are "mixed use"; please do not park in labeled and reserved spaces within a Daily/Visitor lot.

Requesting tax exemption? Tax-exempt parking permits must be purchased through one of our offices.

DAILY SCRATCH-OFF PERMITS

Dailyscratch-off permits can be purchased from the main Parking Services Building (PSB) located on USF Plum and USF West Holly Drive or the Campus Information Center (CIC), located on USF Leroy Collins Boulevard. These permits:

  • Offer the convenience of advance purchase and flexibility of use as you choose the date by scratching off the month, day, and year.
  • Display permit type is a hangtag. Click here for permit display instructions.
    Provide access to all lots or spaces with the letter designation "D", which matches the letter on the permit. View Map
  • Many "D" designations are located in "mixed use" lots; please be sure that you are not parking in a labeled or reserved space. All labeled and reserved spaces are restricted for their intended use at all times, 24/7.

Meter

Limited meter spaces area available throughout the campus for up to two hours. View Map

Visitor Courtesy Permit

We offer our first time visitors a courtesy day permit. This permit provides access to our "Y" lot. (View Map for locations). From there our guest can ride our Bull Runner transit service to their destination.

Friends of USF

This permit is available to visitors only. Students, faculty, staff, affiliates, and vendors do not qualify for this visitor permit. This permit is convenient for visitors who come to the Tampa campus on a regular basis.

  • Valid in any lot designated "D" in the Tampa Campus only. View Map
  • This is a cost saving option for visitors parking more than 55 times in a year. Restricted to the parking location that matches the letter designation, from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Friday.
  • After 5:30 PM and on weekends, with a valid "D" permit displayed, permit designations are lifted and meters and Pay-by-Spaces do not have to be paid.
  • All labeled and reserved spaces, including "R" lots, are restricted for their intended use at all times, 24/7.
  • Available by the academic year or semester.
  • Display permit type is a repositionable (cling) only. Click here for permit display instructions.
  • Any registered permit holder who is not in possession of their parking pass may obtain a courtesy permit from PATS; a maximum of three (3) courtesy permits per semester.
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