FAQ

Where can I park on campus?

You may park your vehicle in the decal-restricted lot, garage or motorcycle/scooter zone for which you have a corresponding decal. To find where these areas are located, visit the current campus parking map.If you do not have a decal, you may pay a daily fee to park your vehicle in the UF Bookstore and Visitor Welcome Center Garage, or pay to park in metered spaces around campus.

If you are a patient or visiting a patient at Shands, you may park in the Shands Patient/Visitor Garage on Mowry Road.

Where can’t I park on campus?

You may not park your vehicle in a reserved, handicapped, or carpool space unless you have a corresponding decal. You may not park in a service drive without a service drive permit. You may not park on sidewalks, roadsides, in bike lanes, on grassy areas, or in “No Parking” zones.

You may not park your vehicle in a decal-restricted lot, garage or motorcycle/scooter zone unless you have a corresponding decal.

You may not park in the Shands Visitor/Patient Garage if you are a UF/Shands student, faculty or staff member, unless you are a patient or visiting a patient.

What parking decal can I buy?

Decal eligibility requirements differ for faculty/staff members and for students. Faculty/staff decal eligibility is based on whether or not the faculty/staff member is benefits eligible, and in some cases on which decal they purchased in the previous decal year. Student decal eligibility is based on whether the student lives on or off campus and the number of credit hours earned.

What do I do if my decal is lost or stolen?

You must come to the Transportation and Parking Services Customer Relations Office and fill out an affidavit to report your decal as lost or stolen. You may then purchase a replacement decal at a cost of $25.

Can I apply for a decal with a temporary tag on my car and then just change the tag on file when I get my permanent tag?

Yes. Anytime you purchase a new tag, please email the TAPS office or come in to speak to a clerk and update your information.

What are my parking options if I don’t want to purchase an annual or semester parking decal?

Besides annual and semester options, TAPS also offers monthly, weekly and daily decal options for many decal types in order to accommodate customers who do not wish to drive their car to work every day.

Vehicles without a valid UF parking decal may pay a daily fee to park in the Reitz Union/Welcome Center Garage, or pay to park in metered spaces around campus.

When are decal restrictions lifted?

Decal restrictions are in effect in most lots and garages on campus between 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and outside these hours, restrictions are lifted. However, some areas have different hours of restriction – please be sure to always check the signs at the lot or garage where you plan to park, as the specific hours for each area will be posted on the signs.Decal restrictions are lifted on weekends and University holidays.

Some decal restrictions are also lifted during certain times of year. All other parking rules apply.
Current Campus Parking Restrictions

Why did I get a parking citation, and what do I have to do about it?

Parking citations are issued for violations of University parking rules and regulations. Citations may be paid or appealed. Citations must be paid or appealed within 15 days from the date of issuance of the citation, or a late fee will be assessed.

Why do I have to appeal a parking citation even if I didn’t do anything wrong?

Any citations that you dispute must go through the citation appeal process. Student Traffic Court Justices and Appeal Committee members are the only individuals allowed to determine fault and render judgments on citation appeals.

How can I find out about lot closings and parking for special events?

To get up-to-date information about lot closings and parking impacts, sign up for the TAPS Listserv. We’ll send you email updates on events affecting parking at UF. Just visit the bottom of any page on the TAPS website and enter a valid email address.

You can also check the TAPS website homepage for the latest Campus Parking Impact information.

What do I need to do with my decal if I leave employment at UF or UF Health?

If you leave employment at UF or UF Health, you will need to notify Transportation and Parking Services and return your decal to our offices (in person or through the mail) in order to stop payroll deduction decal payments and be refunded for any balance due.

What do I need to do with my decal if I am no longer a student at UF, or if I move off-campus?

If you are no longer a student at UF or Shands, you will need to notify Transportation and Parking Services and return your decal to our offices (in person or through the mail). Any balance due to you will be refunded (to receive a full refund on a student decal, it must be returned within 15 days of the date of purchase – decal refunds after this period will be pro-rated).

If you move off-campus, you will also need to notify TAPS in order to update your account and return/replace your current decal.

Who has access to my parking account information?

Your parking account information is covered under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), making access to this information restricted. Only the individual account holder is allowed to access their parking account information.

Read more about FERPA

Who can park in the Shands/Health Science Center Visitor/Patient Garages?

Patients or persons visiting patients at the Shands/Health Science Center complex may park in the Visitor/Patient Garage. UF and Shands faculty, staff and students MAY NOT park in this garage unless they are a patient or are visiting a patient at the complex.