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Purchasing Permits

The latest permit information can be found here.

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. Annual and semester permits will not be issued on the spot. Customers will receive a temporary 20-day parking permit to use, while waiting on their permit to arrive in the mail. 


The regular Commuter/Graduate permit allows parking in the commuter side of the Duck Pond Road Lot (nearest the Vet–Med School at the west end of Washington Street), the Commuter section of Litton Reaves Lot (Wallace/Litton Reaves), the Track/Field House Lot, the Duck Pond Lot beyond the golf course at the end of the Duck Pond, the C/G section of the Squires Lot, and the Oak Lane lots. Commuter permit holders may also park in designated portions of the Coliseum Lot, except at specific times, including before home football and basketball games.

A few lots are restricted for faculty/staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These include the Owens and Dietrick Dining Hall Lots, 417 Clay St. (Old Cranwell Lot),  Pamplin, Hahn Hurst, the basketball practice facility, and basketball extension lot.

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