Avoiding Citations

Parking on the UW-Stout campus requires authorization during hours of regulation throughout the calendar year.
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How to avoid a citation

  • Every vehicle must be authorized either by annual permit, payment of pay station or payment of short term meter during hours of regulation.
  • You must park in an area valid for your authorization.
  • You must park in a legal, designated parking space:
    • within stall stripes in a paved lot, or
    • along a designated parking row in a gravel lot, or
    • fully inside end-of-row signs (when present) in a gravel lot.
  • When loading/unloading, you must park in an authorized loading zone and pay the meter or honor the posted time limit, whichever is applicable.
  • Obtain prior authorization for special situations. You may contact Parking Services 24 hours, ever day for special parking needs. University Police are available to assist with parking needs when the Parking Office is closed.

Parking Without Authorization

Parking on the UW-Stout campus requires authorization through the purchase of an annual, semester or short term permit; or payment at a pay station, during hours of regulation throughout the entire calendar year.

Non Permit Holders

If you are a non permit holder you must park elsewhere until you are able to purchase authorization for your vehicle.


  • During the day you should park in a commuter lot and pay at a pay station or find a short term meter.
  • Overnight - Prior to 4:25 p.m. - purchase parking at the Parking Office.  After 5 p.m. - purchase parking at a pay station: for main campus go to the pay station near the Applied Arts Building for authorization for lot 34 and for north campus go to the pay station near Sorensen Hall for authorization for lot 22.

Permit Holders

Permit holders are responsible for

  • Ensuring that their plate is authorized (go to Parking Services main page and click on Add Vehicle button to add a vehicle that you own)
  • Displaying their license plate to the drive lane at all times.
  • Having only one vehicle on campus, per permit, at a time

Non-functioning Meter or Pay Station

A vehicle may only park at a meter or pay station that will accept payment. If you encounter a meter that is not operating correctly, you should move to a another meter or pay station that will accept payment.

Contact parking services to report a malfunctioning meter or pay station.

Load or unload

Loading/unloading must take place from an authorized parking space/area. Options include:

  • Permit lot (with valid authorization) or paid meter/pay station
  • Service area with authorization from Parking Services
  • Other area (parking space or campus grounds) with authorization from Parking Services.

Park if you're working/studying late, past 2 AM

Commuter parking lots and pay by plate areas prohibit parking between the hours of 2 AM and 7 AM. If you are a permit holder, your commuter authorization is not valid from 2 AM to 7 AM. If you are either working or studying beyond 2 AM, contact Parking Services for an authorized parking area. Students working late in the Applied Arts Building must be approved with a building pass from the Department of Art and Design. That building pass procedure includes instructions for after-hours parking.