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Important P&T Information and Updates

  • Please see our Service Schedule for important changes to transit and parking service levels during the change from winter service to service for the spring semester. Parking enforcement for all locations will remain in effect unless otherwise noted on the Service Schedule. 
  • Use our Operating Status page for updates during times of inclement weather.
  • Safe Ride services are currently provided by Yellow Cab of Charlottesville. Yellow Cab offers the ability to book in advance and track the vehicle. Call (434) 242-1122 to request a ride. Find more information about Safe Ride provided by Yellow Cab, HERE.
  • Important details on Safe Ride service:
    • Safe Ride services are available daily from 5:00 AM to 7:30 AM and 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM.
  • Parking meters and pay stations in all applicable parking locations have been removed or deactivated. Please use ParkMobile to pay for metered parking.
  • Parking permits, including student permits can be purchases via the Online Parking Portal 

Gold Permits


A retired University of Virginia faculty member who has received the rank of emeritus as conveyed by the Board of Visitors, and who is no longer routinely studying, researching, or working at UVA, may obtain a GOLD parking permit at no charge. Gold parking permits are issued to the original recipient and are not transferrable to surviving family members.

Please bring the Board of Visitors confirmation letter to the Parking and Transportation Office during regular business hours to obtain your GOLD permit. After the initial issue of the permit, GOLD permits will be renewed annually through the mail.

Parking Privileges

GOLD permits are honored in most parking lots on Grounds that have 25 or more parking spaces (see exceptions below):

  • Brandon Avenue/South Lawn Area (K2) 
  • U.Va Health System (All M and U Lots)
  • Metered Spaces (including those at U.Va fitness/recreation centers)
  • Access Controlled Garages (Emmet/Ivy Garage, Lee Street Garage, Souh Garage on Crispell Drive, 11th Street Garage, Central Grounds Garage)
  • Individually Marked Spaces (Department Spaces, Service Spaces, Visitors Spaces, etc.)
  • Accessible Parking Spaces without a valid DMV issued parking placard

Enforcement Information/Exceptions

GOLD permit holders must adhere to all Parking Regulations and Restrictions, and are subject to ticketing and towing if found in violation of these policies.

Parking permits can be revoked at the discretion of the University if the permit holder has been proven to abuse his/her privilege. Fraudulent misuse by display of a lost, stolen, or counterfeited permit is punishable by administrative fine and total revocation of parking privilege. Parking permits are the property of the University and may be physically removed from the bearer's vehicle by U.Va representatives if the permit is not voluntarily returned upon revocation.

Event Impacts

GOLD permit holders parked in lots such as U-Hall, JPJ Surface Lot or Garage, or the lots at Scott Stadium will be required to vacate these lots by the posted time for special events such as home Football Games or concerts/acts at the John Paul Jones Arena. 

GOLD permit holders who park at the lots or garage at Scott Stadium should check the home Football Game schedule for restricted parking dates and times:

GOLD permit holders who park at the lots at U-Hall or the John Paul Jones Arena (JPJ) should regularly check the JPJ Event Impact Schedule for restricted parking dates and times:

Failure to vacate the parking lots by the posted time will lead to ticketing and/or towing.