STUDENT PERMIT FAQs

**ITEM FOR METER PARKING**

We have an item for the digital meters that is currently available for students and employees.  It is called a meter card and it takes the place of needing quarters for your meter.  The cost of the meter card is a one time deposit of $15 which is refundable upon the return of  the card.   The cards can be charged with any amount. The total amount due will be charged to your student account or payroll deducted.  Each time you activate the meter card, it applies 25 cents to the meter (30 minutes in most meters ).  They can be placed directly on your key chain for easy access.  Please contact Parking Lot Operations if you are interested in receiving a meter card at 573-341-4303 or parking@mst.edu.

How can I get a parking permit?
Students must either renew their current permit or sign up on the waiting list in order to receive a parking permit.  You can sign up on the waiting list at any time during the year. 

Employees must sign up on the waiting list to receive a parking permit if one is not available. Employees may also sign up on the waiting list at anytime during the year if they wish to receive different parking arrangements than what they already have purchased.

When does the waiting list start for the Fall semester?
The start date for the online student waiting list is May 1st at midnight.  You may arrive at the Parking Lot Operations office at any time to sign up, but the office doors will not open until 7:30 am.  The start date for issuing parking permits off the new waiting list begins in August of every year after all the employee and student renewal permits have been assigned.

The employee waiting list remains active year round.

How will I be notified of an available parking permit from the waiting list?
When students sign up on the student waiting list, they will be asked for a contact e-mail.  You will be notified of the available permit by this e-mail.  If you change your e-mail address, you need to contact Parking Lot Operations so we can properly notify you of the available permit.

Employees will be notified via email or their office phone when a permit becomes available.

How long do I have to accept my parking permit from notification?
You have seven business days to notify Parking Lot Operations of your acceptance, if not otherwise noted.  If we do not hear from you in seven business days, you will not be offered that lot again unless you sign back up at the bottom of the wait list.

What if I don't want the permit offered and I signed up for other lots?
Please notify Parking Lot Operations if you wish to decline the permit offered. If you decline the parking permit that was offered to you, you will still be available to receive any other lots you signed up for on the waiting list.  Parking Lot Operations will make notifications upon availability.

How do I renew my current parking permit?
Students must renew their parking permit during the month of May of every year.  You must visit the Parking Lot Operations web site to fill out your renewal form.  If you do not fill the form out during the month of May, you will not be able to renew your permit.  You must then sign up on the waiting list in order to receive a parking permit.

Employees are automatically renewed into their current lot unless an opening becomes available in a different area.

How do I renew my parking permit or sign up on the waiting list if I am on co-op during May?
You need to call Parking Lot Operations at 573-341-4303, or e-mail parking@mst.edu to confirm your status for the following fall semester.  This will only be accepted during the month of May of every year.

If I have a state issued disabled permit, does that authorize me to park in any lot or space on campus?
No, you must purchase a Missouri S&T issued disabled parking permit or temporary tag to park on campus. 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.

How much do parking permits cost? (2016/2017 year)
General permits    $135.75/year  (Allows you to park in the designated lettered area.)

Afternoon permits    $67.88/year (Noon permits only allow you to park in the designated lettered area after 12:00 p.m.)

Motorcycle permits    $34.89/year     (Allows you to park in designated motorcycle parking.)

Registration stickers    FREE     (Allows you to park in designated areas near Rock Mechanics, the Wind Tunnel and in the permit section of the Multi-Purpose {for up to 3 hours})

All permits are issued on a monthly pro-rated basis. Students will be charged the full or pro-rated amount of the permit to their student account. Employees payroll deduction will be split according to their paycycle.

How long is my permit valid?
General permits are valid from August 1st to July 31st of every year.

Motorcycle permits are valid from August 1st to July 31st of every year.

Disabled permits are valid from September 1st to August 31st of every year.

Registration stickers are valid for the lifetime of the vehicle.

Can I get a refund for my permit?
Students may receive a refund for their permit if they bring or send your sticker(s), whole or pieces, into the Parking Lot Operations office. You will receive the monthly pro-rated refund amount. You will not be able to renew your permit if you receive a refund.

Employees pay for their parking permit via payroll deduction after they have utilized the parking space. If you wish to stop the payroll deductions, you must return all of your sticker(s) to the Parking Lot Operations office.

Is St. Pat's an Official University holiday where parking is not enforced?
No. St, Pat's is not an Official University of Missouri holiday. Parking is enforced year round whether school is in session or not except for the following days: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Recognition Holiday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday following, and Christmas Day.

Can I park in the Havener Center parking lot if I am visiting a department or person?
No. As a student or employee you are not considered a visitor and cannot park in this lot unless you pay a parking meter.