2020-2021 Parking Permit Renewals and Sales

Parking permit registration has been rescheduled for June 2020 to allow all customers a chance to renew or purchase their permits.

Log on to DRIVERSEAT.GATECH.EDU to renew or purchase your 2020-2021 parking permit this June. 

All customers who renew/purchase a 2020-2021 permit between June 1 and July 10 will be entered in a drawing to win one of four $100 permit discounts! Click here for rules and regulations.


Click here to learn how to purchase parking permits on The Driver's Seat.


Renewals Available for Annual Individual, Carpool, Semester, Evening/Weekend, SmartPark & Motorcycle Permits
Renewals guarantee your current parking permit type and location for 2020-2021.
Excludes Secondary Motorcycle Permits.

*Note: if your permit was returned due to COVID-19, renew your permit June 19-July 10 during general permit sales. You will be guaranteed your same location and permit type. See below "Permit Purchases: June 19-July 10."

Wait List Awards Issued for Annual Individual & Carpool Permits
Awards will be issued on June 12 and must be accepted on or before June 17.


Year-Round Sales Open for 2020-2021 Annual Individual, Carpool, Semester, Evening/Weekend, SmartPark & Motorcycle Permits
Customers should purchase permits beginning June 19 if:

  • You want to change locations or permit types (permits sold first come, first serve), or
  • Your permit was returned due to COVID-19 (all previous permit locations/types will be guaranteed),
  • You are a new permit customer (permits sold first come, first serve).

Questions? Email carpool@gatech.edu  for Carpool Permits and info.parking@parking.gatech.edu for all other permits.   




Due to growth in special events and daily parking revenue, prices for the following parking permits will remain the same in 2020-2021:

  • Annual Individual Permit: $795
  • Carpool Permit: $695
  • Evening/Weekend Permit: $235
    • Evening /Weekend + 1 Hour Access: $335
    • Evening/Weekend + 2 Hours Access: $435
    • Evening/Weekend + 3 Hours Access: $535
  • Motorcycle Permit (primary vehicle): $145
  • SmartPark Permit: $25 (plus $6 per entry from BuzzCard)
  • Semester Permit: $400

This is the fifth year that PTS has made no increase in student, faculty and staff permit pricing.

Click here to view the 2020-2021 parking permit price list (scroll down to 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Permit Prices).



All Annual Individual, SmartPark, Semester and Evening/Weekend Permits will be VIRTUAL in 2020-2021.

Customers may purchase/renew their permits as usual in The Driver’s Seat. However, they will not receive a physical permit to display in their cars.

BuzzCards will be the primary method of entry in all gated locations. License plate numbers will serve as permit credentials and will be used for enforcement and gate entry in some parking locations. Customers should keep their BuzzCards handy and update their license plate information in their Driver’s Seat accounts.

Carpool, Motorcycle, Retirees, Alumni and all departmental permits will be issued with a physical hangtag.

Benefits of the virtual permit program include reducing the number of physical permits mailed from the PTS office; eliminating parking customers’ need to display permits as they have in previous years; and reducing the number of customers purchasing permits in the PTS office.   

NOTE: Customers will be required to park front-in only (no backing in) as their license plate information will be used for parking enforcement. Vehicles that are backed in are subject to citation.

Click here to learn how virtual permits work (scroll down to Virtual Permits).



SmartPark is a pay-as-you-go permit program for occasional drivers, including teleworkers, virtual learners, and commuters. Two new parking locations will be added to SmartPark permit access in 2020-2021:

  • W02-Student Center deck
  • W22-Dalney deck (pilot location for 2020-2021)

Other SmartPark locations include Visitors Area 1 – North Avenue, E81-Tech Square/GT Hotel deck, and W23-North Campus deck.

SmartPark unit sales for 2019-2020 will end June 1 and resume July 27. New SmartPark units will be valid for use starting August 15, 2020.

For more information about SmartPark, click here (scroll down to SmartPark Permits).



All 2020-2021 Annual Individual, Carpool, Semester, Evening/Weekend, SmartPark and Motorcycle Permits will be sold online via The Driver’s Seat. These permits will not be available for purchase in the PTS office.

Note: current year (2019-2020) permits will not be available online starting March 26, 2020. These permits will be on sale in the PTS office only.

The following permits will not be available online. Please visit the PTS office starting July 27, 2020 to purchase:

  • New Reserved Spaces
  • Retirees Permits
  • Alumni Permits
  • Secondary Motorcycle Permits
  • Temporary Permits
  • Vendors/Contractors Permits
  • Official Business Permits*
  • R-All Permits*
  • Dual/Multi/All Access Permits*
  • Departmental Permits*

*Campus departments will be notified to purchase these permits when paid with departmental funds. 



Most permits will be virtual with no physical hangtag to be mailed.

Carpool permit customers paying via credit card will be required to pick up and pay for their permits in the PTS office beginning July 27, 2020.

All other permits purchased online will be mailed. Customers should update their addresses in  The Driver’s Seat to ensure that permits are mailed successfully.


Due to Georgia Tech’s precautions regarding COVID-19, PTS Brown Bags have been CANCELED. Food for Fines will be POSTPONED. We will inform you when new dates are scheduled.


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