The function of the Parking Office is to make parking as convenient as possible within constraints imposed by demand, available space and cost. The entire operation is self-sustaining through fees collected from users. Income derived from fees is used to defray operation expenses (ex., pay debt on garages, and road and lot repairs).
Parking Services currently offers the following services to the university community:
All students are eligible to purchase a parking permit. To park on campus, one must display a Parking Services issued permit or use a cash parking facility. Permits are issued on a semesterly or academic year basis and are most easily purchased through Parking Services' priority registration. This takes place prior to the start of each semester and its dates are published on this website.
No individual or department, other than Parking Services, may grant parking privileges, except those that may grant parking privileges for their respective areas, as specifically delegated in writing by Parking Services. All parking permits issued to users of the parking system remain the property of the university and the university reserves the right to:
No liability is created by granting parking or vehicle operating privileges on property owned, leased or otherwise controlled by the University of Cincinnati. The university assumes no responsibility for the care and/or protection of vehicles or their contents while operated or parked on university property. The University Police, however, do make regular tours of parking facilities.
Rules and regulations are enforced 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. Cars must be operated and parked in a manner that assures the safety of other vehicles and pedestrians in the lot. Parking is permitted in marked stalls only. The entire vehicle must be within the boundary lines of the parking stall. Responsibility for finding a legal parking stall rests with the vehicle operator. Snow or other severe weather conditions are not valid reasons for violating regulations. Revocation of parking privileges may be made by Parking Services for failure to observe parking regulations. In the event of mechanical failure of a vehicle, the owner/driver is responsible for its removal as soon as available services permit. Lots and/or garages may not be used to store a vehicle. If a vehicle will be left unattended for more than 72 hours, the owner/driver should contact Parking Services.