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.



The waitlists for 2024-25 are NOW OPEN. 

*Please Note: Eligible applicants will be notified via email once permits are available to purchase.*

After requesting a permit

You will be notified via email when a permit becomes available. You will have seven days to accept your permit. You MUST complete your registration by entering your vehicle information and purchasing the permit at the link in the email or here on our website. Failure to do so will result in your offer expiring and no longer being available. An offer is not indication that you have purchased a permit and is not a substitute for a parking permit.

  • 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).

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

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 4 lots to increase your chances to secure a parking space.

To request a new permit, go to the Parking Portal at and complete the following steps:

  1. Click on the “HERE” link to login with your University credentials.
  2. Click on the “Permit” icon located in the top left corner
  3. Scroll to the “Waitlisted Permits” section,
  4. Click “Add to List” for your desired permit area(s).
    1. Once this has been done, the button will change to show “Remove”
    2. Verify your Vehicle and Address information and logout.


There will be a notice indicating that there are no permits to purchase at this time at the bottom of the page. This is correct and will remain until an offer is sent to you via email if/when a permit is available to you. We anticipate offers being sent out to employees in mid- to late July and students will start at the beginning of August. We request you show us patience as this process generally takes us at least 6 weeks to complete. You will not be notified if you are ineligible for a permit for the lot(s) you have requested due to being outranked in seniority or if all permits have been sold.

To accept a permit offered via email, go to the Parking Portal at and complete the following steps:

  1. Click on the “HERE” link to login with your University credentials.
  2. Click on the “Permit” icon located in the top left corner.
  3. Select the permit you wish to accept from the "Permit Selection" box.
  4. Select or add all vehicle(s) you wish to link to the permit.
  5. Select or add the address you wish for the permit to be mailed to.
  6. Select the "Cart" icon in the top left corner of the screen.
  7. Select the payment type for your purchase and select "Check Out" from the top right corner.


After completing the purchasing process, you will receive two emails. The first will be a receipt confirming your purchase of a permit and the second will be a confirmation from our office that your order has been processed. In the second email, you will receive a temporary permit that you must print out and place in a visible place of your vehicle's dash when parking on campus.


Failure to properly display the temporary permit will result in Parking Tickets regardless of whether the vehicle in question is linked to your permit at the time of ticketing. Temporary permits may not be used past their expiration date. If you reach the week your temporary permit expires and have not received your physical permit in the mail, please come by our office and we will assist you. Improperly formatted mailing addresses may result in an additional two week delay for permits to be sent to our office for retrieval.

Permit cost per year


General Parking Permit

Park in designated, lettered area any time. *Price effective 07/01/23.


Motorcycle Permit

Park in any designated motorcycle space.


Registration Sticker

For designated areas at Rock Mechanics (4 hours) and Fitness Center use at the 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

CLICK HERE for video instruction on purchasing time on our card and app enabled meters. If assistance is required at the meter or to report a malfunctioning meter, contact our office at 573-341-4303 and we will have an officer head to the indicated location immediately.

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. 

Payment for tickets may be done online via Credit/Debit card or paid in person with Credit/Debit card or cash. Tickets not paid by cash or card within 7 days of the ticket being issued will have the fine charged to their account. Once the amount has been charged to an account, it cannot be paid at the Parking Lot Operations office or through their online portal. Students must then pay at the Cashier's office or online through JoeSS. Additionally, tickets cannot be appealed once charged to an account.


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 parking meters with proper payment in all permitted lots.
  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

  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” Click on the link within the email. This is where you accept your offer.
  2. After logging in using your University SSO, choose the Permit icon  at the top left of the page.
  3. Select the Permit you wish to purchase in the box marked "Permit Selection"
  4. Select "Email" under "Delivery Method" to receive a temporary permit to use until you receive the physical permit. (ALL permits will be sent via mail at the address you select.)
  5. Add or select the information for the vehicle you would like associated with your permit in the "Vehicles" box on the right.
  6. Below the "Vehicles" box, you will be able to specify in the "Addresses" box what address you would like your physical permit mailed to you at. Make sure to select the option you are most likely to have access to once your permit has been mailed. This cannot be changed after your order is completed.
  7. Select the "Add To Cart" button in the top right corner below the "Logout" icon.
  8. Select the "Cart" icon at the top of the page.
  9. Select the desired payment type and input any required information if applicable.
    1. Please make sure that if credit card is chosen as the payment method, the payment address is formatted in the standard of the US Postal System, including the ZIP+4 information. To find this information, please use the USPS Zip Code Lookup HERE.
  10. Select the "Check Out" button at the top right of the page.

You will see a message displaying “Your order is complete” and then you will receive an email confirming your order with a message with the subject line of “Web Portal Receipt.” You will also receive an email with the subject of "MST Permit Assignment Letter" that contains your temporary permit to use until your permit arrives. The permit will be mailed to the address you specified in the mailing address section.





Parking Map 2023-2024