Permits & Payment

Sample permits

Parking and Transportation Services provides a variety of permits to meet the needs of each customer, whether they park on campus daily or occasionally.

Permit Availability

To view real-time permit availability, to purchase permits or to join the wait list for any unavailable permit area, visit

Permit Options

Flex Permit (Pilot Program)

The Flex Permit program was designed to provide short-term parking for teleworkers and commuters in non-SmartPark and non-visitors parking locations.

Flex permits allow parking in one parking lot or deck for one day, two consecutive days, one week, or one month. Permits are valid also after-hours (5:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.) in ungated, nonresidential locations. Customers can choose permit dates up to 60 days in advance of use/activation. Permits allow in/out access while the permit is active. All permits are virtual (customers will not receive physical hangtags).

Permits are available in The Driver’s Seat for the following locations (based on availability):

  • E40-Klaus Deck
  • ER51-SE Housing
  • ER54-North Ave. Apartments South
  • E65-McCamish Pavilion
  • ER66-10th and Home/Family Housing Deck
  • E70-GTRI/GPB/14th St.  Deck
  • W01-Tech Parkway/Ferst Drive
  • W04-OHR/Business Services
  • W06-Tech Parkway/Marietta St.
  • W21-Physics/Boggs/Mason
  • WR29-Woodruff/West Campus

Flex Permits expire at 11:59 p.m. at the end of valid period. Permits are not available three (3) days before home football games or major campus events. Permits are nonrefundable. Overnight parking is not allowed in after-hours locations.

Virtual Permit

The Virtual permit program eliminates the need for physical hangtag permits in most parking areas. BuzzCards are the primary entry method in all gated locations. License plate numbers serve as permit credentials and are 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.

Customers will not receive physical permit hangtags to display in their cars EXCEPT the following permit types:

  • E70 Annual Individual Permit (14th Street Parking Deck)
  • Carpool Permits
  • Alumni Permits
  • Motorcycle Permits

Please note:
• Customers will be required to park front-in only (no back-in or pull-through parking) as their license plate information will be used for parking enforcement. To update license plate information, visit The Driver’s Seat.
• Vehicles that are not parked front-in will be subject to citation.
• BuzzCards will be the primary method of entry in all gated locations.
• Temporary permits are available for non-registered vehicles.
• Customers may register multiple vehicles; however, only one allowed on campus at a time.
• Customers who have temporary license plate numbers may purchase permits, however, their license plate info must be updated once permanent tag arrives in The Driver’s Seat.
• To return permits, complete the Permit Return Request form.

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.

2020-2021 Permit Prices

Annual Individual Permit: $795

Carpool Individual Permit: $695

Semester Permit: $400

Reserved Space: $750 (in addition to the cost of an annual permit; available for faculty and staff only)

Evening/Weekend Permit: $235

  • Evening/Weekend Plus 1 Hour Access: $335
  • Evening/Weekend Plus 2 Hour Access: $435
  • Evening/Weekend Plus 3 Hour Access: $535

SmartPark Permit: $25 (non-refundable), $6 per SmartPark unit

Motorcycle/Scooter/Moped Permit: 

  • Primary Vehicle: $145
  • Secondary Vehicle: $30 (non-refundable, with the purchase of any Annual Individual Permit)

Retirees Permit:

  • On GT payroll: $398
  • Not on payroll: $50 (non-refundable; permitted in ungated parking lots only)

Temporary Permits:

  • Daily: $15
  • Weekly: $35
  • Monthly: $110
  • Weekend Permit: $15 (valid Friday 5:00 p.m. to Monday 8:00 a.m.

Flex Permits (Pilot Program):

  • Daily: $8
  • Two Days (Consecutive): $15
  • Weekly: $35
  • Monthly: $110

Vendor/Contractor Permits (single location only):

  • Daily: $15
  • Weekly: $45
  • Monthly: $115
  • Annual: $825

Vendor/Contractor Permits -V01 (provides access to ungated and loading areas):

  • Daily: $15
  • Weekly: $45
  • Monthly: $130
  • Annual: $1,115

Vendor/Contractor Permits -V02 (provides access to gated, ungated and loading areas - excludes paid visitor locations):

  • Daily: $15
  • Weekly: $45
  • Monthly: $155
  • Annual: $1,285

Official Business Permit: $290 (in addition to the cost of an annual permit; available for faculty and staff only; approval required)

Dual Access: $290 (in addition to the cost of an annual permit; available for faculty and staff only; approval required)

Campus Fleet Vehicle Permit: $230

Replacement fee for lost/stolen permits: $25

Replacement fee for gate card:  $35

Event Parking: price based on posted event signage