August 2, 2018

Purchase ‘A,' ‘Reserve' parking permits by Aug. 9 for continued gated garage access

Faculty and staff interested in parking in the gated Grant Street or Harrison Street parking garages must purchase a 2018-19 "A" or "Reserve" parking permit by Aug. 9 in order to maintain access to these locations for the coming academic year.

Current 2017-18 "A" or "Reserve" permit holders will have access to the Grant Street and Harrison Street parking garages until those permits expire on Aug. 15. New this year, those who purchase an eligible permit will receive a physical pass, known as a garage access card, through campus mail that allows access to the gated parking garages. Due to the time required for processing and mailing of these cards, this step should be completed no later than Aug. 9 to ensure that garage access is available by Aug. 15. 

Parking Facilities will be installing license plate recognition (LPR) readers in these garages later this year, which will no longer require a physical permit to be swiped to enter and exit. Following installation of the equipment, garage access cards should be retained by the assigned individual and used to access to gated garages in the event of a LPR system outage.

Garage access cards are tied to a specific permit and will not expire. If an individual becomes ineligible for an “A” or “Reserve” permit in the future, then the physical pass will become invalid and will need to be returned to Parking Facilities.

Parking Facilities will begin issuing garage access cards through campus mail this week for eligible individuals who already have purchased a 2018-19 permit.

Visitors will continue to use the ticket system for the Harrison Street and Grant Street parking garages.

Questions may be directed to Parking Facilities at 765-494-9497.

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