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2020-21 Parking Permit Information

Purchasing a Permit 


Purchase a Parking Permit Online:

Daily Permits
Evenings Only (Annual/Semester)

Carpool and Bike, Bus, & Walk Permit

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  • Permits may be purchased online or at the Office of Parking and Transportation at 505 Beamer Way.
  • Due to physical distancing guidelines, customers are encouraged to purchase permits online.
  • Only one person per transaction will be allowed to come to the Parking Services window/desk for assistance.
  • If you are a student or employee, please login with your PID and password using 2-Factor Authentication. If you do not have a PID, or need additional help with the 2-Factor Authentication process, contact 4HELP at 540-231-4357.  
  • Prices change each year and are posted each year in July-August 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. 
  • University community members wishing to purchase daily permits may do so online or in-person at 505 Beamer Way. Multiple daily permits may be purchased at once in-person at Parking Services.


Faculty/Staff Options 

Student Options 

Visitor Options 


Special Programs

  • Qualifying faculty and staff are allowed to use payroll deduction to purchase permits.
  • Wage Quarterly Permits are available to wage employees only.
  • Reduce gas and parking costs with the Commuter Alternatives Program (CAP). CAP has two permit programs to fit any commuting needs: Carpool and Bike, Bus, and Walk. The CAP Registration Form is available online, but participants must register in person with Parking and Transportation.

The Carpooling Program is restricted to the Blacksburg Campus, and is available to faculty/staff and students living off campus.

Permit Classifications and Types

Resident (on–campus)

This permit is available for those students who live in the dorms.

This permit allows parking only on the right side of Duck Pond Road Resident Lot (also called the Cage, which is the fenced lot at the west end of Washington Street), and the resident section of the Stadium Lot (between Lane Stadium and Southgate Drive). Parking is not permitted in the Stadium Lot at specific times, including before home football and basketball games.

Commuter (off–campus)

This permit is available for students living off campus and in the Oak Lane Community.

This 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, and 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.


This permit is available for graduate students living off campus, in Main Campbell, Payne, or in the Oak Lane Community.

This permit allows parking in all areas listed in all designated commuter sections. 

All Students

If a student's status changes to faculty/staff before the expiration date on the permit, the student permit must be exchanged for a Faculty/Staff permit within five (5) working days. Students employed in wage positions over the summer at Virginia Tech and who are enrolled in summer classes or returning fall semester, are not eligible to purchase a Faculty/Staff permit.

If a student's status changes from resident to commuter or vice versa, the parking permit must be exchanged for the appropriate permit within five (5) working days. Students displaying incorrect permits will receive a $175 unauthorized use fine.

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.


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 $175 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.

All Access

Vice presidents, deans, and equivalents are eligible to purchase an All Access (AA) permit. The university recognizes through the AA permit that these senior administrators require frequent travel campus-wide for attendance at meetings events, and site visits. The AA permit is double the annual F/S permit rate.  For information on the AA permit, please contact Parking Services at

Permit Enforcement Hours

  • Either the display of a valid permit or the payment of a daily/hourly fee is required to park on campus between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., Monday - Friday unless denoted by signage.
  • All permit holders may park on the Drillfield after 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, or can park in any unrestricted F/S space across campus after 5 p.m.

Purchasing a Parking Permit
Students and employees may purchase permits and pay/appeal citations online at any time.

Payment Options

  • Visa or MasterCard
  • Check (made payable to Treasurer of Virginia Tech)
  • Cash
  • Hokie Passport

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