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.
State funded
Teaching Assistants (TAs,) Graduate Assistants (GAs):
$15 per year (Transportation fee is waived, issued a student permit)

Faculty, Staff $15 per year
Vendors $50 per year
Motorcycle $15 per year
Lost permit replacement $15
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
  • 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
  • Check to see that your mailing address is correct or change it

UBITName and password required

Receive Your Parking Permit

Once you have completed the registration process, the parking permit will be available for you to pick up immediately during our office hours in 1Capen. If you have chosen a mail option, expect to receive it in 2 - 3 weeks.

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 email Parking and Transportation Services at There will be a replacement cost unless you have a police report.  

If you forget your hangtag for the day, you can get a guest parking permit from Parking and Transportation Services in 1Capen, or park at a metered spot or the Fronczak Visitor Lot.

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 Parking and Transportation Services in 1Capen 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

Customer Service Walk-in Center
North Campus
Monday — Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Reservations are required during peak service periods. Visit the 1Capen website for available services and reservation updates. 

Administrative Offices
106 Spaulding Quadrangle
North Campus
Tel: 716-645-3943

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