Commuter & Student Parking Permit Program

Looking for a place to park near the University of Arizona, Downtown, or 4th Avenue area? A Commuter/Student Parking Permit from Park Tucson can reserve a space for you close to where you work or go to school.  These are the annual on-street parking permits formerly referred to as "Non-residential Permits".

Commuter & Student On-street Permit Renewal Period Has Begun

The annual renewal period for Commuter & Student On-street Parking Permits for the permit year that runs from August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2022 has ended.  Public sales of those permits not renewed will begin on Sunday, August 1 at 8:00am when the on-line portal is re-opened. 

Permits are only available for sale ON-LINE.  They will not be available for purchase at the Park Tucson office or by telephone.

 

 

Commuter/Student Permits will be available for purchase ON-LINE on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 8:00am.

Permit Program Basics

  • Permit Program hours are enforced 24-hours/7 days a week, with the exception of Zones I and J.  All or a portion of Zones I and J are enforced Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
  • Permits are sold both on an annual or a semester basis. The term of the annual permit is August 1 to July 31. Terms of semester permits run August 1 - December 31 and January 1 - July 31.
  • Permits for new customers are not available until August 1 at 8:00am.
    • Find the available on-street parking near work or school:  Parking Permit Zone Map.
      After the map loads, please follow these instructions:
      1. Zoom into a selected parking zone.
      2. Turn on the Parking Space layer.
        Red Polygons = sold spaces
        Green Polygons = available spaces
      3. Choose an available location and select this information from the drop-down on the on-line permit portal. 

    Program Details

             Park Tucson Program Policies: Commuter/Student Permit Commuter/Student Permit Information

    Annual Permit Costs

    Commuter/Student Parking Permits Permits are available in areas surrounding the University of Arizona, Downtown and 4th Avenue. The streets are clearly marked with Commuter/Student Permit signage. 

    University of Arizona Area:

    • Annual Permits                  Semester Permits (August 1 - December 31 or January 1 - July 31)
    • Zone A:  $475.00                           Zone A: $261.25
    • Zone B:  $375.00                           Zone B: $206.25
    • Zone C:  $325.00                           Zone C: $178.75
    • Zone D:  $325.00*                         Zone D: Not Available
    • Zone E:  $300.00                           Zone E: $165.00
    • Zone F:  $275.00                           Zone F:  $151.25
    • Zone G: $225.00                            Zone G: $123.75
    • Zone H: $175.00                            Zone H: $  96.25
    • Zone I:   $150.00                            Zone I:  $  82.50 
    • Zone J: $125.00                             Zone J:  $  68.75
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    • *Requires copy of lease from Campus Walk Apartments

    Downtown/4th Avenue Area:

    • Zone X: (Downtown core)            $300.00
    • Zone Y: (Downtown periphery)   $275.00
    • Zone Z: (4th Avenue Area)           $120.00

    Hanging Tags: Permits can be placed on hanging tags for an additional $100 per year in case more than one vehicle is in the program.

    Permit Purchase, Renewal, and Replacement Policy

    A valid driver's license and a copy of the vehicle registration are required when applying for this permit.  If you are a resident of Campus Walk Apartments and are purchasing a permit in Zone D, you must upload a copy of your lease to prove you are a resident.

    Permit Renewal Policy: Continuing customers can renew their Commuter/Student parking permit beginning July 15 until July 26 in order to secure their preferred space. If no selection is made, all spaces go on sale to the general public on August 1. If you decide to move to a different location, you will have to wait until August 1 to make the change. 

    Permit Replacement:

    Sold or Traded Vehicles: The registrant must remove permit prior to selling or trading-in a vehicle. The permit must be presented to Park Tucson to receive a free replacement permit.

    Lost/Stolen Permits: A police report is required for a free permit replacement.

    Windshield or Rear Window Replacements: Permits will be replaced free of charge provided satisfactory proof is presented that the windshield bearing the permit has been replaced.

    If the conditions above are not met, a replacement fee of $50 will be charged for a replacement permit.

    For vehicles out of service due to accident or long duration repair, and with proper documentation, a temporary permit may be issued for an alternate vehicle. Please call the Park Tucson office at (520) 791-5071 for more information.

    Permit Holder Regulations

    All Park Tucson permits are vehicle specific and cannot be transferred, sublet, or sold. All vehicles utilizing a hanging permit must be registered with Park Tucson at time of permit purchase. Displaying a hanging tag permit on a vehicle that is not registered with Park Tucson may result in a citation.

    All Park Tucson permits are block-face-specific. Permits are not valid in any location other than that for which it is purchased. If your permitted parking area is occupied, please contact Park Tucson immediately so that enforcement can cite non-permitted cars and so that alternative parking can be provided.

    Park Tucson permits do not exempt the permit-holder from any other City of Tucson parking regulation.

    Permits sold in the 4th Avenue area (Stone to Euclid and Speedway to 10th/Stevens St) are suspended two times a year for the 4th Avenue Street Fair.

    Non-hanging parking permits must be permanently affixed to the rear windshield, lower left-hand (driver's side) corner, or a citation will be issued. Convertibles and trucks with camper shells may affix permits to lower left-hand corner (driver's side) of front windshield. Park Tucson permits may be revoked without refund for the following reasons:

    • Failure to comply with the above regulations.
    • If permit holder has three or more unpaid parking citations.
    • If permit holder receives three or more parking citations for parking in an unauthorized permit program location in a calendar year.
    • If vehicle registration is not current.
    • For providing false information on permit application.

    Permit Refund Policy

    Refund will only be made if the following criteria are met:

    • Withdrawal from the University of Arizona.
      • Student: A University of Arizona Withdrawal Form from the Dean of Students is required.
      • Employee: Documentation from the Human Resources Department of separation or retirement is required.
    • Medical Disability: A doctor’s excuse stating that you are unable to utilize the space is required.

    Permits will be refunded on a prorated basis. A $50 processing fee will be deducted from the refund. Permits must be returned to Park Tucson. No refunds will be issued after January 31.

    Street Construction & Repair in Permit Areas

    On occasion, it may be necessary to suspend the permit program to accommodate construction needs. For scheduled work, Park Tucson will notify permit holders of alternate parking areas. However, emergency street/utility repairs may occasionally occur. If possible, permit holders should first attempt to park in their designated area. However, at no time should permit holders park in conflict with barricades or signs posted for construction. Vehicles parked in violation of these signs will be subject to citation. Please call the Park Tucson office at (520) 791-5071 for additional information.

    PERMIT CANCELLATION WITHOUT A REFUND

    Park Tucson permits may be revoked without refund for the following reasons:

    • Permit is sold to someone else and used on another vehicle
    • Vehicle registration is not current
    • Permit holder receives 3 or more parking citations for parking in an unauthorized permit program location in a calendar year
    • A vehicle with 3 or more outstanding citations may result in the permit being voided and/or removed from the vehicle. Permits are the property of Park Tucson and may be removed by Park Tucson staff.

    Enforcement

    Parking Enforcement Agents will routinely patrol permitted areas. Parking in violation of City or State codes will result in citation. Please be sure you are familiar with the City of Tucson parking code. For additional information please call the Park Tucson office at (520) 791-5071.

    Liability

    The City of Tucson and Park Tucson assume no responsibility or liability for the care and protection of any vehicle or its contents anytime the vehicle is parked on City of Tucson streets or within any Park Tucson facility.