Parking Permits & Policies


Thank you for your patience as we roll out our new parking permit system.

Did you receive your Welcome email from our parking permit partners at The Permit Portal? The email will contain a link and instructions on how to secure your permit.  Please follow the instructions to complete your permit application.  Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation on what you ordered.  When we receive your application, we will process the request and send you an email from with the subject line, "Parking Application: Fulfillment Pickup."  When you receive this email, you will be able to pick up your permit from the Public Safety Office in Assumption Hall during office hours or at the Public Safety Gate after hours.

If you did not get a Welcome letter, go to the Permit Portal home page and navigate to the Login page.  After entering your full Saint Mary's email address as your username,  go to "Forgot Password" and click on it to reset your password.  When you have reset your password, you should be able to Login.

If you have any issues completing your application, please email

At this time, we are NOT limiting the overall number of parking permits issued so you have time to get your permit and we won't run out. Please remember that you are purchasing a permit/permission to park and that does not guarantee a parking space.

Visit the parking permit portal to purchase your parking permit.

Do you have a disabled placard/license? 

If you have a state-issued disabled placard/license plate, you do not need to apply for a parking permit.  However, please contact to register your vehicle with Saint Mary's. 


Student Rates

  1. Student Annual Permit (valid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week): $119/year (Undergraduate students who are Pell/Cal grant eligible with an estimated family contribution (EFC) of less than $11,158  will not be charged for a parking permit)
  2. Student Carpool Permit (Commuter Only): $60/year for students. Note: If you are securing a carpool permit, your carpool partner must also have a carpool permit. Both permits need to be displayed on the vehicle's dashboard when parked (permit numbers facing up). 

  3. Student Daily scratchers:  Packet of 20 Daily Scratcher Permits for $30 ($1.50/day)

  4. Student Night/Weekends Permit (Commuter Only): $100/year - For parking after 4 pm on weekdays and all of Saturday/Sunday parking only.

Employee Rates -  Staff and Full-time Faculty

  1. Employee Tiered Annual Parking Permits - Valid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    • Tier 2 -  Annual salary less than $40,000:      $119/year (33% discount). NOTE: These full-time 1.0 FTE employees will have  $119 added to their annual salary
    • Tier 3 -  Annual salary $40,000-$60,000:       $142/year (20% discount)
    • Tier 4 -  Annual salary $60,001-$80,000:        $178/year (BASE RATE)
    • Tier 5 -  Annual salary $80,001-$100,000:       $214/year (20% surcharge)
    • Tier 6 -  Annual salary more than $100,000:   $249/year (40% surcharge)

     2.  Employee Daily Scratchers (packet of 25 scratchers):  $50 ($2/day)

     3.  Employee Carpool permit: $89/year for employees

          Note: If you are securing a carpool permit, your carpool partner must also have a Carpool Permit.  Both Permits need to be displayed on the vehicle’s dashboard when parked (permit numbers facing up).

     4.  Employee Night/Weekends permit: $100/year - For parking after 5pm on week days, and for weekend parking only.

Income Tax Impact

Annual Parking Permit fees (not Daily Scratchers or Night/Weekend) for employees may be paid with pre-tax dollars, which may generate savings of up to 24% over the above annual fees, depending on the permit holder’s overall tax situation. For example, the base rate fee charge is $178, but if pre-tax income is reduced by 20%, the resulting cost for annual parking is $142.40.


Employee Tier 1 Annual Permit Rates for Per-Course Adjunct Faculty

Please see the process for purchasing an Employee Tier 1 Annual Permit in the email communication to Per-Course Adjunct Faculty sent on August 11, 2019.  


Visitor Parking:

$0.50/hour, $5/day (Parking Meters only take credit cards.)

Visitor Daily Permits pkg of 25 for $75

Annual Visitor Parking Permit $400

For more information on visitor parking, click here.