Permit Policies

The following policies apply to all St. Thomas issued permits.

Transfer of Permit or Contract and Temporary Permits

Employee and Commuter/Evening permits may be moved from one vehicle to another. It is your responsibility to remember to move the permit from one vehicle to another. If you forget your permit in another vehicle, or leave it at another location, you may obtain a free 1-day temporary permit by requesting it in person at the Public Safety or Parking Services offices. Other options include parking in the parking ramp and paying the hourly fee, or parking your vehicle off campus for the day.

Permit Refunds


If an employee terminates employment prior to the end of spring semester, payroll deductions will end once the permit is returned to Parking Services. If the permit is not returned, the employee may be billed for the remaining cost of the permit. Due to the pre-tax nature of payroll deductions, funds already deducted cannot be returned. Payroll deductions will not end and refunds will not be granted for any other reason except termination of employment or an unpaid leave of absence.


Permit refunds will be issued only upon withdrawal from the University or to resident students who become commuter students. Refunds will not be issued for any other reasons. In order to receive a full or partial refund for a parking permit, the permit holder must provide either proof of withdrawal from all current classes or proof that he/she has moved off campus. Full refunds will be issued only if the permit is returned before the end of the second week of classes for fall and spring semester, or before the end of the first week of classes in J-Term. If returning your permit after these deadlines, partial refunds will be issued on a prorated schedule.

Lost or Stolen Permit

Lost or stolen permits must be reported to the Parking Services Office. Should a replacement be desired, the replacement will require a service fee of $40 for year long permits and $20 for evening or semester-only permits. The service fee will be refunded if the permit is found within 30 days of replacement permit purchase.

It is very important that lost or stolen permits be reported as soon as possible after the loss is noticed. The permit holder is responsible for any and all parking fines issued to any vehicle on which the registered permit is displayed. Should the lost permit be found, return it to the Parking Services Office immediately, as use of this permit may result in an immobilization of the vehicle, confiscation of the permit, and a citation. Permits reported lost or stolen automatically will become University property.

Resale of Permit and/or Contract

Permits may be sold only by the Department of Public Safety and may not be offered for resale or exchange by anyone.