Student parking

Students who wish to park in an S&T parking lot must request and purchase a parking permit.

  • Parking permits are valid from August 1 to July 31 each academic year.
  • Permits must be renewed each year.
  • You can sign up for the waiting list at any time during the year.
  • Please note that the availability of parking spaces is limited in all areas.
  • Each issued or renewed parking permit is for 1 permit area.

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Each issued or renewed parking permit is for 1 permit area.

After requesting a permit

You will be notified via email when a permit becomes available. You will have seven days to accept your permit. Once you accept your permit offer, you will receive a confirmation email and then you must visit Rydin PermitExpress, an online portal, to register your vehicles, pay for your permit and designate where to mail your permit. You will have the option to pay for the permit and the processing fee by credit card or have them billed to your student account.

  • If you decline your permit, you will still be able to receive a permit for another when a permit becomes available — if you are signed up for it on the waiting list and meet the criteria (e.g. live in a certain residential hall for restricted lots).
  1. When your parking permit offer email from S&T Parking arrives in your inbox, it will have a subject line, such as “Parking Permit Offer for Area Z: ACTION REQUIRED soon.” Click on the link within the email, and the Parking Permit Options window will appear. This is where you can accept your offer.
  2. Click on Accept Offer in the Permit Status box, and you will receive a second email from S&T Parking to confirm that you accepted the offer. It will have a subject line such as “Acceptance received for Area Z.”
  3. Within the “Acceptance received” email, click on the PermitExpress link provided, and the PermitExpress log in window will appear. You must visit this site to complete your registration. Please exercise patience as this site may take up to 3 business days to update your acceptance and allow you to finish your registration.
  4. Enter your university credentials (username and password) and click enter.
  5. Click on Register/Purchase Permits, and the next window will appear.
  6. Click on the checkbox to accept the terms and conditions and then click on Continue.
  7. Select your permit – only the permit that you accepted will be available.
  8. Enter your driver information, physical address (your home address), mailing address (where you want your permit mailed), confirmation email and then click on Next – Vehicle Information.
  9. Enter your vehicle information, registered owner information, and registered owner address, and click Add Vehicle.  Note: If you select a different vehicle owner, the owner information fields will be cleared and you will need to re-enter the owner information.
  10. The Vehicles for This Permit will appear, and you can add a second vehicle by entering the vehicle information and then clicking on Add Vehicle.
  11. After you’ve added your vehicle information, click on Next – Payment Information.
  12. Enter your payment information, and click on Next – Review Order. You may pay by credit card or bill the charges to your student account. If you select your student account, you will need to confirm by clicking on the checkbox.
  13. Review your permit order and then click on Place Order.
  14. Click on the checkbox to agree to abide by the parking rules and regulations and then click on Place Order.

You will see “Your order is complete” and then you will receive an email confirming your order with a message, such as “Thanks for ordering your permit.” The permit will be mailed to the address you specified in the mailing address section.

Residence hall parking lots

Students who live in residential halls are given priority for selected residential 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 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 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