Get and Manage Your Permit

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A parking permit (also known as a hangtag) is available to UB students, faculty, staff and vendors through the Parking and Transportation E-Business Center.

UBITName and password required

Parking Permits and Hangtags

You will need a parking permit to park in many areas on campus. A parking permit (also known as a hangtag, because it hangs from your rearview mirror) is available to UB students, faculty, staff and vendors.

Eligibility and Cost

Parking Permit Eligibility and Cost
Affiliation Cost
Students No cost. A portion of your transportation fee pays for permits.
Faculty, Staff, Teaching Assistants (TAs,) Graduate Assistants (GAs) $9.65 per year

Vendors $45 per year
Retirees and Official Volunteers No cost

Apply For or Renew a Parking Permit

You apply for or renew your parking permit online through the Parking and Transportation E-Business Center. During this process:

  • You will log in using your UBIT name and password; if you do not have a UBIT name and password, please come to the Parking and Transportation office for assistance
  • You will register your vehicle with UB by answering questions about your vehicle
  • If required, you will need to pay for your parking permit with a credit card

UBITName and password required

Receive Your Parking Permit

Apply Before August 1

Save time — have your parking permit mailed to you when you apply before August 1. All permits are mailed to arrive before the start of the fall semester.

If You Apply After August 1

You can pick up your hangtag from the Parking and Transportation Services office in 106 Spauilding Quad.

Using Your Hangtag

Your hangtag lets you park in designated areas on campus, based on your permit type. The hangtag must be visible from your rearview mirror whenever you are parked in a designated lot. Look for signs in each parking area to avoid getting a ticket.

Motorcycle, Moped or Scooter?

You must have a motorcycle sticker to park in faculty/staff lots, student lots and designated motorcycle parking. Learn more about motorcycle stickers.

Pay For Your Parking Permit

If you are required to pay for your permit, you can pay online using an eCheck, credit card or debit card. You will be prompted to pay during the application process. 

Lost and Stolen Hangtags

If your hangtag has been lost or stolen, please visit the Parking and Transportation office in 106 Spaulding Quad and complete a lost/stolen form. There will be a replacement cost unless you have a police report. You will typically receive a new hangtag immediately.

If you forget your hangtag for the day, you can get a guest permit from the Parking and Transportation office on North Campus, or park at a metered spot.

Guest Parking Permits

A guest parking permit allows you to park on campus for a specific day or range of dates. If you are visiting campus for an official academic purpose, ask the department you are visiting for a guest parking permit. You can also get a guest parking permit from the Parking and Transportation office in 106 Spaulding Quad on the North Campus.

Residence Hall and Apartment Guests

A guest permit is typically required to park in a residence hall lot, except for weekends. Guests are not allowed to park in apartment parking lots.

Add a Car to Your Permit

You can add a car to your permit through the Parking and Transportation E-Business Center.

UBITName and password required

One Hangtag Per Person

You will only receive one hangtag. However, you can use this hangtag for different vehicles, as long as each vehicle is registered on the same parking permit. Hang your tag from the rearview mirror of the vehicle you are driving that day.

Contact Us

Parking and Transportation Services
106 Spaulding Quad
Phone: 716-645-3943
Fax: 716-645-3944
Email: ub-parking@buffalo.edu
Email: ub-busing@buffalo.edu

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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