Obtain/Renew a Parking Permit
For more information and instructions on how to obtain your parking permit, select your affiliation below:
All Princeton University faculty and staff must register/renew their vehicle(s) with Transportation & Parking Services for parking on campus and/or for parking at University housing units. Faculty and staff may register online or obtain a permit in person at Transportation & Parking Services. (An email reminder is sent yearly to all employees as a reminder to renew their parking permits.)
Online registration requires:
• PU Net ID
• Vehicle license plate number, state, make, model and color.
New employees who need to park on campus must obtain a parking permit. A valid parking permit consists of a hangtag and a decal. Both must be displayed for a vehicle to be legally parked on campus. Faculty and staff who register multiple vehicles can obtain additional decals, but are issued only one hangtag, and are responsible for switching the hangtag to the vehicle that will be parked on campus. Parking assignments are automatically determined from your department and campus building location.
To obtain a parking permit please complete and submit the online form before your orientation date. You will receive your parking permit at orientation.
Transportation and Parking Services will expand the exemption permit process currently used by freshmen and sophomores, to all undergraduates. The exemption only process will enable students with a compelling need for a parking permit, which will be defined as a need that cannot be reasonably accommodated by University, commercial, regional transit or transportation options or, would cause a hardship, will be eligible for review. The annual permit fee remains unchanged and will be $250.
Parking Permit Review Process
Beginning July 1, 2016, requests and supporting documentation should be submitted to the Department of Transportation and Parking Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit a brief overview of your compelling need in a concise narrative or a bullet point summary email. The Parking Committee will review all requests. Medical exemption requests must have supporting documentation from a physician and will be reviewed by University Health Services. The committee, at its discretion, may request additional information. Students will be notified in a timely manner.
Examples of what may constitute an exemption:
- Medical need
- Off-campus employment
- Travel not reasonably met by University or NJ Transit programs
TPS coordinates transit programs which limit the need for a personal automobile. Free University programs:
- Tiger Transit, UMatter, On-Demand campus shuttle
- Weekend shopper buses
- Enterprise car share (Enterprise permits licensed drivers age 18 and over to rent vehicle)
- Zagster bikes
Commercial transit programs:
- NJ TRANSIT bus and train service
- University Health Services
- Housing and Real Estate Services
- Department of Athletics
- Student Life
Parking arrangements for guests are the responsibility of the inviting party. To avoid unwanted citations and possible towing of a vehicle, students must make parking arrangements through Transportation and Parking Services for their guests. For a fee, temporary parking permits will be issued to guests who require parking from Monday, 8 am, through Friday, 5 pm On weekends, from Friday, 5 pm, through Monday, 2 am, guests may park free in lots designated for undergraduate parking.
Graduate Students Residing in University Housing
Graduate students who reside in University housing are issued a parking permit for their designated housing unit. You can register online (during the annual online registration period). Students living in the Graduate College, Lakeside and Lawrence Apartments, or on Edwards Place, Dickinson Street, and University Place are not able to park on campus Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, during the academic year and are strongly encouraged to take TigerTransit.
Commuting Graduate Students
Graduate students who do not reside in University housing or near a TigerTransit stop may register for a commuter student parking permit in person or online (during the annual online registration period).
Online registration requires:
• PU Net ID
• Vehicle license plate number, state, make and color.
• When picking up your permit, please bring your vehicle registration card and a copy of your housing lease.
Contractors requiring on-site parking should first call their department sponsor for approval. Sponsors approve on-site parking and they must send an approval email to email@example.com during normal business hours prior to contractors obtaining an appropriate parking permit.
If you have either purchased a new vehicle or need to add a vehicle to your parking record please complete and submit this form. A decal will be mailed to your campus location within one business day.