Faculty and staff parking

Parking permits must be renewed each year and are required for faculty and staff at S&T who wish to park in an S&T parking lot.

Parking priority is based on the length of time you have worked within the University of Missouri System. Parking lot permit renewals for a lot are given priority over new permit requests. 

  • Employees must renew their permit each year by June 30th.
  • By renewing your permit, you authorize the monthly or bi-weekly permit amount to be payroll deducted.
  • Your parking permit is valid from August 1 to July 31 each academic year.
  • Disability permits are valid from October 1 to September 30 each year.
  • Each issued or renewed parking permit is for 1 permit area.
  • Once you have accepted your parking permit offer, you will need to visit Rydin PermitExpress, an online portal, to complete processing for your permit.
  • Parking permits can be picked up at the parking office or sent via campus mail to your university address.
  • If you do not request a renewal by June 30, your permit will not be renewed, and you may be placed on a waiting list for a permit.


Parking info and rules

Since parking on campus is limited, prioritization of parking requests is necessary. For students, priority is determined by whether you live on or off campus and your total credit hours. For employees, priority is determined by the length of time you have been employed by the UM System. Some lots are restricted to only students who live in designated residence halls.

Residence hall parking lot prioritization

Students who live in residential halls are given priority for selected parking lots.

The residential areas and lots include:

  • Residential Commons 1: Lot H
  • Residential Commons 2: Lot S
  • University Commons: Lot N
  • Miner Village: Lot K
  • Thomas Jefferson Hall: Lot T
  • Altman and Farrar Halls: Lot E

If you request a student permit for a residential lot and you do not live in the associated hall, your request will be given lower priority than residents.  However, you may request permits for up to 6 lots to increase your chances to secure a parking space.

Parking priority for renewals

  • Individuals who are renewing a permit are given first priority over new requests.
  • Permit requests for students are given priority based on the number of credit hours you have.
  • Permit requests for employees are given priority based on how long they have been employed by the University of Missouri System (includes S&T and, for transfer employees, time at MU, UMKC or UMSL).

Permit cost per year


General Parking Permit

Park in designated, lettered area any time.


Motorcycle Permit

Park in any designated motorcycle space.


Registration Sticker

For designated areas at Rock Mechanics, wind tunnel, and multi-purpose building (3 hours).

Meter Pricing

Two/Four Hour Coin Only Meters
  • $0.25 = 30 Minutes
  • $0.10 = 12 Minutes
Thirty Minute coin only Meters
  • $0.25 = 12 Minutes
  • $0.10 = 5 Minutes
  • $0.05 = 3 Minutes 
One/four hour coin, card, app meters 
  • $1.00 = 1Hour

Parking permit and meter regulations are enforced Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. while the university is in session. 

Details on types of parking violations and fines can be found in the complete rules (see Rules and Regulations), sections .1001 through .1009. Most parking violations fall into the following categories; however, this is not an exhaustive list and fines increase after repeat violations.

Standard tickets


  • Not head into space (backed in or pulled through)


  • Without the correct permit - wrong lot
  • Overtime meter
  • Unauthorized parking in visitor lot or space
  • Permit not displayed properly


  • Without valid permit in permit required lot
  • Overtime in 30-minute loading zone
  • Restricted zone or area
  • Parked in patient parking (unless using the Health Education Resources facilities as a patient)


  • Non-designated space
  • More than one space or over lines of space
  • Reserved for specific user
  • Reserved for official vehicle
  • Tow boot install fee


  • Disabled space without campus permit and/or state indication
  • Counterfeit, stolen, or altered permit
  • Multiple vehicles on campus
  • Fire lane - no parking anytime

Additional fines

After multiple offenses additional fines will be charged.

4-6 tickets

  • $20 additional fine

7-11 tickets

  • $40 additional fine
  • Vehicle may be towed at owner's expense on the 7th ticket. Car will be towed again every 3 tickets after that.

12-16 tickets

  • $60 additional fine

17+ tickets

  • $80 additional fine

Vehicle Towing

On the seventh parking violation, and every third violation after that, a vehicle may be towed at the owner's expense.

A Missouri S&T disabled parking permit will allow the permit holder to park in any disabled space on campus except in the visitor lot. If all of the disabled spaces are full in the area you wish to park, you may also park in a regular permit parking space, excluding metered parking. Disabled permits are valid from September 1 to August 31 each year. Please contact Parking Lot Operations at 573-341-4303, or e-mail parking@mst.edu for more information.

Condensed Rules

Please note that the condensed rules, while representative of the complete rules, do not cover all scenarios and should be considered general guidelines for parking at Missouri S&T. Parking rules are enforced according to the complete rule set, which is viewable via a button below the condensed rules.

  1. Parking in permit spaces on campus lots requires a purchased permit that is valid for that specific school year.  Registration stickers must be affixed to the outside of the rear window or bumper on driver’s side of the vehicle, at the appropriate landscape position. Hangtags must be hung on the rearview mirror with the printed side facing the front windshield. Temporary permits may be issued on a case by case basis and users are expected to follow all instructions provided when the permit is issued. Parking at meters requires payment even if a permit is purchased.
  2. All vehicles shall be parked HEAD-IN to the parking spaces. (Do not back into or pull through the space)
  3. A visitor is anyone OTHER THAN an employee, student or member of their family. We request all campus visitors to utilize the Havener Center parking lot (Marked Area V on campus maps) for their visits.
  4. Any students, faculty, or employees parking in the Havener Center visitor lot will be ticketed YEAR ROUND, unless otherwise authorized in specific individual cases.
  5. Regulations pertaining to area permits and metered parking are enforced YEAR ROUND from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except on Saturdays, Sundays and Official University holidays. Other regulations are enforced at all times as noted below.
  6. Permit and metered parking at Thomas Jefferson Residence Hall shall be enforced 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  7. Any space with a sign designated for a specific user, will be enforced 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  8. Employees and students lending their vehicle to a visitor will be responsible for any violations occurring on campus.
  9. Parking permit owners shall park only in the area to which the purchased permit allows access.
  10. Employees and students without parking permits shall use only metered spaces or valid street parking.
  11. Specially marked disabled parking, driveways, yellow curbs and zones, fire lanes, vehicle types and areas not designated as a parking area, etc. shall be enforced 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  12. University driveways, yellow curbs and zones, and any other area not specifically designated as a parking area shall not be used for parking at any time.
  13. The Director of the Missouri S&T Police Department, with the concurrence of the Parking Committee Chair, shall have the authority to suspend all or part of the parking regulations for specific periods of time.
  14. Failure in compliance with these rules, in the case of excessive tickets (i.e. ticket number 6+ for one specific violator) or illegally parking in a non-designated space, may result in the towing of the vehicle at the owners expense.

View the Complete Rules

Parking rules are discussed and adopted by the members of the Parking, Security and Traffic Committee and approved by the chancellor. This committee is formed of faculty, staff, and students. Minutes from each meeting are available to read.

Parking Committee Meeting Minutes