Full-time and 50 percent FTE part-time employees (non-student) may use pre-tax payroll deduction to pay for permits. The employee is responsible for paying the pro-rated amount for the first month by cash, check or credit card. Permits on payroll deduction will then automatically renew each month, so it is the employee's responsibility to contact Parking Services to cancel their parking.
Individuals not eligible for payroll deductions (e.g., students, fellows, visiting faculty, contractors, adjunct faculty below 50% FTE, etc.) must pay in advance for parking privileges. Payments can be made by cash, check or credit card. Once purchased, monthly permits may be renewed online prior to the expiration date.
Student permits may be purchased by semester. Semester permits will be available for sale on the following schedule:
The UC ID/Bearcat Card is used for parking access, and will be available within 2 hours of purchase.
ADA accessible parking is available in all parking facilities. Individuals with a state-issued disability placard or license plate may park in any non-reserved ADA accessible parking stall within their assigned facility.
Students and faculty/staff with a state-issued disability placard can purchase a Zone A parking permit on a first-come, first served basis. Zone A parking is located in marked stalls along Campus Drives and at Victory Parkway.
Students with a state-issued disability placard may purchase any permit, until a facility is sold out, for the semester fee of the least expensive garage facility. The student will need to bring the state-issued disability placard and registration to the Parking Services office in order to receive the discounted rate.
Violators parking in ADA accessible stalls, in accordance with Ohio House Bill #148, are subject to a fine and possible impoundment of the vehicle in violation.
Parking at Other Campuses
When UC permit holders must travel between campuses, limited use of a lot on another campus – reciprocity - is allowed. Guidelines for reciprocity are outlined below.
West Campus Locations
Medical Campus Locations
UC Blue Ash
A permit holder is responsible for notifying the Parking Services Office when they wish to cancel parking. If the permit holder has an issued hang tag, they must return the hang tag to Parking Services in 4 Edwards Center.
Any issued hang tag should be placed on the rearview mirror with the facility name facing outward. If the hang tag will not fit on the rearview mirror it should be fully displayed on the driver’s side of the dashboard. Motorcycle permits should be displayed on the rider’s right front fork.
Hang tags issued by the Parking Services Office have been phased out with the exception of Eden Garage and Stratford Lot. Anyone who has a hang tag for a facility other than Eden Garage or Stratford Lot is encouraged to return it to Parking Services at 4 Edwards Center or via interoffice mail to ML 0624.
A fee will be assessed for replacement of a lost hang tag. The replacement fee will be refunded if the lost permit is found and returned within 30 days of filing a lost permit form with the Parking Services Office. Once reported as lost, use of the permit will result in impoundment of the vehicle and the owner will be assessed full charges for use from the date the lost permit form was filed.
Replacement fees for a stolen permit will be waived if a police report is provided. Once reported as stolen, use of the permit will result in impoundment of the vehicle and the owner will be assessed full charges for use from the date the stolen permit form was filed.
Display of altered permits incurs a heavy fine and impoundment. Back parking will be charged from the date of alteration.
Refunds for cancelled parking will be made on a prorated basis. Any issued hangtags will need to be returned in order to receive the refund. No refunds will be made for permits revoked due to misuse.
A person who purchases, uses or displays a university permit in violation of university parking regulations may have his/her parking permit revoked. Fraudulent applications include, but are not restricted to:
Only one permit is issued per person, unless otherwise specified. Permits and Fast Passes are not transferable to another person. Use of a permit on additional vehicles is permissible provided the vehicle is registered with Parking Services. Only one vehicle is permitted to park in garage/lot per permit. The Parking Office must be notified of changes in vehicles, license plate, address or other permit application information.
No parking permit will be issued to any individual having outstanding parking fines or obligations regardless of the age of the infraction. The issuance of parking privileges to an individual having outstanding obligations does not eliminate any responsibility to pay. Permits issued under these circumstances can be revoked.
University of Cincinnati staff and faculty are eligible for placement on one waiting list. When a waiting list exists, a faculty or staff member must go to the Parking Services website and place his/her name on the list. When a space becomes available in the parking facility, the first individual on that list will be notified either by phone or in writing. Individuals who do not respond within the set period of time will be removed from the list. It is the responsibility of the individual to update information on file.
Place ID mag-stripe side against the black panel above the red laser-scanner as shown.
The UC Fast Pass makes parking entry and exit hands free! The Fast Pass works best when hanging from your vehicle's rear view mirror. The Fast Pass is available for a one-time charge of $30, and may be purchased at the Parking Services office at 4 Edwards Center.
It may take some adjustment to the placement of the pass to ensure it works consistently in your vehicle. The Fast Pass connects to a signal from the grey boxes to the left of the gate arm or directly above the entry lane (see photos). If you experience difficulty with the reader connecting with your Fast Pass, the barcode on the back may be used temporarily. Hold the pass under the red light until the display shows the the barcode has been read as in the bottom photo. If you continue to have problems with your Fast Pass, please contact the Parking Services Office for assistance.
Operators of motorcycles, bicycles, scooters and skateboards must obey all traffic regulations. Licensed motor vehicles (motorcycles, mopeds and motorized scooters*) must have a valid decal to park in designated motorcycle areas. Bicycles must be parked in the bicycle racks.
*Although the State of Ohio and the City of Cincinnati have recognized a motorist’s right to park their scooter/motorcycle on sidewalks, the University of Cincinnati has the right to further regulate university property according to ORC 4511.07. As a result, the university has chosen to prohibit scooter/motorcycle parking on sidewalks as the campus is primarily traversed by pedestrians using these sidewalks. Allowing scooters/motorcycles to park on the sidewalks would impede that access.
It is the responsibility of bicycle operators to read and fully understand these regulations. The university assumes no responsibility for the care and protection of any bicycles at any time or location while on campus.
Bicycle parking is available throughout the campus and is designated by the presence of bicycle racks. Bicycles must be parked only within the boundaries of designated parking areas and/or properly attached to a bike rack. Bicycles shall not be parked or stored in any university building, unless otherwise designated; nor shall they be attached to items not specifically intended for bicycle parking, such as trees, sign posts, stair rails or hand rails.
Bicycles are vehicles and must adhere to laws regulating the operation of vehicles. Applicable state laws are in effect whenever bicycles are operated on University of Cincinnati property. (O.R.C. 4511.52)
In addition, the riding of bicycles is prohibited on grass areas.
Whenever bicycles are operated in areas primarily intended for pedestrians (e.g., sidewalks or plazas) the bicycle must yield right of way to pedestrians.
All equipment required by state code for the operation of bicycles is also required on University of Cincinnati property. (O.R.C. 4511.52)
Citations may be issued for violations of bicycle regulations as described above.