Permits

Faculty/staff permits are issued to salaried (full or part-time) and wage employees working for Virginia Tech. Graduate teaching assistants, graduate research assistants, and part-time salaried or wage employees who are students are not authorized to purchase a faculty/staff permit.

This permit allows parking in any legal parking area on campus. This includes Faculty/Staff, Commuter, Graduate, and Resident parking areas. Parking is not allowed in areas restricted by signs such as visitor spaces, service vehicle areas, carpool spaces, admissions areas, the right side of the Squires Lot, etc.

If faculty/staff status changes to student status before the expiration date on the permit, the Faculty/Staff permit must be exchanged for a student permit within five (5) working days. Failure to do so will result in a $150 unauthorized use fine.

Employees with 30 years of service become eligible for a free Faculty/Staff permit in their anniversary month. For more information contact the Department of Human Resources at 540–231–9331.

Purchasing Permits

Permits may be purchased online or at the Office of Parking and Transportation. Permits may be purchased annually, for a semester at a time, or on a daily basis, depending on a number of circumstances and the time of year. Prices change each year and are posted each year in July when the new annual year permits go on sale.

For in-person sales, drivers must bring their Hokie Passport and vehicle registration and are advised to fill out the registration form in advance to save time.

Faculty/Staff

Faculty and salaried staff employees are required to show a valid Faculty/Staff Hokie Passport when purchasing a permit in person. Faculty and staff must have legal ownership of a vehicle in order to register it for a parking permit. Proof of vehicle registration is required for a Faculty/Staff Carpool permit. Full-time salaried employees are eligible to purchase full-year faculty/staff permit using payroll deduction if purchased prior to the set deadline.

Wage Employees

Wage employees are required to show a valid Wage Hokie Passport. Wage employees are not eligible for payroll deduction. Wage employees are eligible to purchase a Faculty/Staff  Wage quarterly permit. Classified Faculty/Staff employees are not eligible to purchase wage permits.

Northern Virginia Employes

Faculty, staff, and students working on the Virginia Tech campus located in Northern Virginia are also required to register their vehicles by purchasing a Virginia Tech parking permit. Registration forms are available through the Northern Virginia Center (NVC) coordinator. In addition, a proximity card issued by NVC Facilities is necessary to enter and exit the parking lot. NVC will issue a proximity card to new permit holders. Existing proximity cards can be renewed by contacting NVC Facilities after purchasing a parking permit by email or calling 703-538-8440.

Parking

Vehicles that display a valid Faculty/Staff Parking Permit may park in Faculty/Staff, commuter, graduate, and resident parking areas. Faculty/Staff with valid parking permits may also park in the Perry Street and North End Center parking garages.

Parking is not allowed in areas restricted by signs, including but not limited to:  service vehicle areas, the right side of the Squires Lot, carpool spaces, TA spaces, and admission guest areas.

Special Circumstances

Residence Hall Move-In/Out

Faculty/Staff areas affected by move-In and move-Out are Washington Street, Kent Street, Owens Dining Hall Lot, Dietrick Dining Hall Lot, Engel Lot, Coliseum Lot, Basketball Practice Facility lot, and the south side of the Drillfield (War Memorial Gym area). Faculty/Staff are asked to find alternative parking in Litton Reaves Lot (Wallace/Litton Reaves), Stanger Lot, Prices Fork Lot/Perry Street Lot, Perry Street Parking Deck, and the Duck Pond lot beyond the golf course at the end of the Duck Pond. Faculty/Staff should watch for additional information on signs posted in parking lots and/or in campus publications.

Loading/Unloading

Long-term parking is prohibited at loading docks, and other areas commonly used for loading. 30 minutes is the maximum time allowed for loading and unloading. A current Virginia Tech parking permit and prior authorization is required to use this service. Authorization can be obtained by contacting the Office of Parking and Transportation during regular business hours. When the Office of Parking and Transportation is closed, authorization can be obtained from the Virginia Tech Police Department located at 330 Sterrett Drive. Individuals must have their license plate and permit number available.

Authorization is not available for Owens, Dietrick, Hahn Hurst Basketball Lot, or the Basketball Extension Lots or for Engel Lot after 4:30 p.m.

After the vehicle has been loaded or unloaded, it should be moved to a legal parking space. Vehicles in violation of this policy will be ticketed and/or towed at the owners' expense. The policy is enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Students, faculty, and staff who need to load/unload on a regular basis may have their department request a Temporary Departmental Loading Permit. A Virginia Tech parking permit must be displayed along with this permit. Request forms can be obtained from the Office of Parking and Transportation and should be filled out by the departmental liaison, supervisor, or course advisor.

Additional Resources

Alternative Transportation Options

Transit Options