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Important P&T Information and Updates

Please use our Operating Status page for today's service level and updates, and our Service Schedule for the future schedule of daily transit and parking service levels.


  • Need to park for a few hours? Please use the Parkmobile app ( for hourly parking in available locations. Parking meters and pay stations have been removed or deactivated.
  • Most UVA students and employees may purchase daily, multi-day, and annual permits via the Online Parking Portal (
  • Residential Students who are returning to Grounds for Fall 2021: most residential permits will be available online in mid-August. Summer 2021 students: click here to purchase your permit online now. Graduate Student Housing at Copeley I/II or Piedmong should contact P&T upon moving in for assistance with purchasing the appropriate permit.
  • Check your permit status and update your license plate information in the Online Parking Portal (
  • Except on University holidays, P&T customer service representatives are available Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-5PM. P&T customer service is provided via live chat on this web site, via phone at 434-924-7231, via email at, and in-person by setting an appointment. The P&T office on Millmont is closed to the public. More information on how to contact us here:


  • University Transit Service (UTS) at the University of Virginia's Department of Parking and Transportation is seeking reliable Transit Bus Drivers. Click HERE for more information!
  • Safe Ride - Provided by Yellow Cab is available from 10:00 PM to 7:30 AM, 7 days per week. Please see our Safe Ride page for more information.
  • Note that public health guidance continues to impact public transit operations. University Transit Service will publish 2021-2022 academic routes by early August.


    Visitor Parking

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    General Visitor Parking 

    During the academic semester, parking on grounds can be limited. University events may impact parking around Grounds. Please note: All kiosks and physical meter-heads are currently offline due to COVID 19. Payments for parking can be made via the ParkMobile app.

    Central Grounds Garage 

    The Central Grounds Garage is conveniently located under the University Bookstore at 400 Emmet Street, and is near Newcomb Hall, Memorial Gymnasium, Brown College, and the Clemons Library. Hourly parking may be paid via the ParkMobile app.

    Overnight parking is not permitted. Visitors needing overnight parking accommodations may purchase a temporary BLUE permit to park in the lots at John Paul Jones Arena. Please contact the Parking and Transportation Office at or by calling 434-924-7231 for more information.

    Culbreth Road Garage

    The Culbreth Road Garage, located in the Arts Grounds at 130 Culbreth Road, is available for hourly visitor parking. Hourly parking may be paid with cash, card, or via the ParkMobile app. This garage is an ideal location for guests visiting the School of Architecture, Culbreth Theater, Madison Hall, the Art Museum, and is also a short walk from Central Grounds.

    Emmet Ivy Garage

    The Emmet Ivy Garage, located at 123 Emmet Street provides easy access to Memorial Gym and Central Grounds. Hourly parking may be paid  via the ParkMobile app. This garage is an ideal location for guests visiting the School of Architecture, Culbreth Theater, Madison Hall, the Art Museum, and is also a short walk from Central Grounds.

    Temporary Parking Permits 

    Visitors and guests visiting for several weekdays or longer are encouraged to purchase a Temporary Blue Permit from the Parking and Transportation Office by calling 434-924-7231 or by emailing This permit allows visitors to park in the lots surrounding the John Paul Jones Arena. Temporary Blue permits are available on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis (up to three months). 

    Parking Meters

    Meters have a two-hour limit. Parking meters accept payment through ParkMobile. View our guide to using the ParkMobile app or paying by phone.

    • A3 lot on McCormick Road
    • Aquatics and Fitness Center (AFC)
    • Gilmer Hall 
    • Kerchoff Hall 
    • Law School
    • North Grounds Recreation Center (NGRC)
    • Scott Stadium Parking Garage
    • Slaughter Recreation Center (SRC)

    Multi-space meters (which accept payments made by ParkMobile) are available for visitors of the North Grounds Recreation Center, Observatory Hill Dining Facility, Slaughter Recreation Center, and the Aquatic and Fitness Center (AFC).

    ADA Accessible Parking & Paths

    Maps detailing the locations of reserved ADA spaces and accessible pathways can be found here:

    ADA parking spaces are first come, first serve. If an ADA space is not available, vehicles with a DMV issued placard or license plate may park in a metered space for up to 4 hours. 

    Patients and Visitors to UVA Hospital

    Please visit the UVA Health website for information on patient and visitor parking. 

    Prospective Students 

    Information for prospective students varies across academic programs, visit the Admissions website for more information.

    New Employees 

    Academic Employee Orientation: Visit the Grounds for Success website for more information

    Health System Team Member Orientation: New employees will receive a temporary Blue parking permit to park in the lots at John Paul Jones Arena (JPJ) prior to orientation. 

    University Department Guest Parking 

    Departments wishing to cover the cost of visitors and guests may do so via Promo Codes. Please fill out the parking coupon request form HERE to begin the process. Please note that department guest codes are not meant for employees or students. 

    University Buildings with Customer Parking 

    The following buildings have dedicated parking for customers. Parking is limited and subject to change. University events may impact parking, contact each department for additional details. 

    • Athletics ticket office (30 minutes) 
    • Cabell Hall Box Office (15 minutes) 
    • Carruthers Hall (2 hours) 
    • Culbreth Theater Box Office (15 minutes) 
    • Darden Inn (obtain pass from receptionist)
    • Fontaine Research Park
    • Parking and Transportation (30 minutes)