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 sticker.

Get on the waiting list Renew your permit

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


After requesting a permit

You will be notified via email when a permit becomes available. You will have seven days to accept your permit. When you pick up your permit from the Parking Operations Office, you will have the option to have the cost of the permit billed to your student account, or you may pay with cash, debit or credit card.

  • If you change your email address while on the waiting list, please contact the Parking Operations Office. Please make sure you check your email at least once weekly while you are on a permit waiting list.
  • 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).
  • For a refund, bring or send your sticker(s), whole or pieces, into the parking lot operations office. You will receive the monthly pro-rated refund amount. Refunded permits cannot be renewed.


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

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

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

$139.80

General Parking Permit

Park in designated, lettered area any time.

$34.95

Motorcycle Permit

Park in any designated motorcycle space.

FREE

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

$10

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

$25

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

$30

  • 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)

$50

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

$100

  • 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.  Decals (permit and registration stickers) must be affixed to the outside of the rear window or bumper on driver’s side of the vehicle, at the appropriate portrait/landscape position. Temporary hangtags may be issued in certain cases and will need to be hung on the rearview mirror, with the ending date of your temporary hangtag clearly marked and facing the front windshield. 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