With more than 16,000 students taking classes and many scheduled events for the public, things can get pretty busy at UNF, especially on weekdays. Parking regulations are strictly enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, first for safety and efficiency, but also to respect students, faculty and staff who have purchased annual parking permits.
As of Wednesday, August 16, 2017, Parking and Transportation Services has shifted from physical permits/passes to virtual permits, where you register your vehicle's license plate to be the virtual permit! With this new program, all campus parking pay stations have been upgraded to be Pay-by-Plate kiosks. This also means, daily passes are No longer sold from the Parking information booths, located at the campus entrance of I-295 (Building 52) and the other at Kernan Boulevard (Building 47). ALL daily virtual permits must be purchased through Pay-by-Plate kiosks.
With this virtual permit system, all vehicles must be parked "nose-in" so our enforcement tag recognition cameras can scan the plates efficiently. A vehicle "backed-in" to a parking space, making the license plate not visible to our enforcement cameras, will receive a parking citation.
In combination with the new Virtual Permit and Pay-by-Plate kiosks, a new program known as Whoosh will help create the most efficient and beneficial parking system for our campus community. Beginning Monday, October 9, Whoosh will give you the convenient opportunity to pay for your virtual parking permit by mobile phone.
To get started:
Enforcement activity is Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
No permit is required from 5 p.m. Friday through 7 a.m. Monday unless there is a special event on campus. To verify special events, Master Calendar.
If visiting the University Center for a special event or class, no permit is required to park in Lot 16 (located in front of the center).
If you are visiting UNF, there are two options: $5 or $2 daily virtual permits. These daily virtual permits can be purchased from the Pay-by-Plate kiosks, click Pay-by-Plate Map for locations, and accept cash, debit or charge. The $5 daily virtual permit allows parking in Blue or Gray Lot spaces and the $2 daily virtual permit is valid for Gray Lot parking Only. These designated colored lots are located in the above mentioned Pay-by-Plate Map.
The permits are valid only for the calendar day you purchased it, not for a 24-hour period from the time that it was purchased. A Consecutive Multi-day Permit is not available, you must purchase a Daily Virtual Permit each day that you park on campus.
Once you have purchased a Daily Virtual Permit, it is non-refundable.
Yes to both. The third campus entrance can be accessed from the Central Parkway off of Beach Boulevard. There are three Pay-by-Plate kiosks near all three entrances within Lot 18. These kiosks will accept $2 in cash, debit or charge.
There are two Pay-by-Plate kiosks stationed near Building 53, Ann and David Hicks Hall, within Lot 53. Once you purchase a $2 permit from either kiosk, take note that you are only allowed to park in Gray Lots such as Lots 14, 18, 53 and 60, not the inner core of campus. Please refer to the campus map, for the location of these lots.
Visitors with a $5 Daily Virtual Permit, may park in spaces within Blue and Gray Lots, designated with Blue and Gray lot signs. These spaces are located in most surface lots and on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor of both the Arena Garage (Garage 38; avoid parking on the ramp that leads to the 2nd floor, these spaces are assigned for Faculty/Staff permits) and the Fine Arts Center Garage (Garage 44). Other valid parking spaces include the 4th floor of Garage 44A (new garage section of the Fine Arts Center Garage and accessible from the 3rd floor). These are located on the campus map.
Visitors with a $2 Daily Virtual Permit, may park in the Gray Lots only. (refer to the above listed campus map link)
Yes; a one-day daily virtual permit can be purchased for the two-wheeled motorized vehicle. All daily virtual permits are sold from our Pay-by-Plate kiosk, please click on the map of kiosk locations. You may park in any designated motorcycle spaces on campus.
Note: You will need to park your motorized vehicle "nose-in" so that the license plate can be easily read by our tag recognition cameras.
If you have on-going business with the University, you may purchase a Green Vendor Permit ranging from one month up to a year, depending on the nature of your contract. Authorized vendors may purchase the desired month range and pay at time of purchase or will be invoiced.
If purchased, please refer to purchase receipt for permit information i.e. issue/expiration date(s).
No, your license plate(s) information is registered/linked to the permit(s) purchased on the company account along with point of contact’s information.
*The authorized vendor may list up to 5 vehicles per permit, however, only one vehicle is allowed on campus at a time. If more than one vehicle is parked on campus at the same time, one or both vehicles may run the risk of being cited. Additional permits may need to be purchased.
Vendor permit parking spaces are now called Green permit parking spaces and marked "Green Permit Required". These are located in Lots 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 17 and 64. Green permit holders may also park in Blue and Gray lots on campus (see campus map for details).
Green permit holders are prohibited to park in Faculty/Staff, Reserved or Housing Lots 10, 11, 12, 15, 17 and 55 (unless specific accommodations are made).
The purchase of this permit does not guarantee the holder a space within the noted description area but does allow the parking use of various lots in and around the core of campus.
Yes, if you are attending an event during the week and park your vehicle before 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday or before 5 p.m. Friday, you must purchase a $5 Daily Virtual Permit from a Pay-by-Plate kiosks. Refer to the above regarding Daily Virtual Permit details. If the special event occurs on Saturday or Sunday, check with your event coordinator to see if a virtual parking permit must be obtained.
You may park your vehicle on the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th floor of the Fine Arts Center garage (Garage 44; adjacent to the Fine Arts Center, building 45) and the 4th floor of Garage 44A (new garage section accessible from the 3rd floor of the Fine Arts Center garage). Other options include Lot 1 (surface lot surrounding Parking Garage 44) and Lot 2 (in front of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library, building 12).
Refrain from parking in spaces marked in orange and green lines. Spaces marked with orange lines are restricted to Faculty/Staff and spaces marked with green lines are reserved for Vendors. Also, refrain from parking in the loading dock area or the circle leading to the loading dock at the rear of the Fine Arts Center.
For parking space reference, please click on map.
Yes, you must purchase one if you are attending Monday - Thursday before 7 p.m. or Friday before 5 p.m. No daily virtual permit is required Saturday or Sunday, unless there is a special event taking place on campus. To verify special events, Master Calendar. You may purchase a $5 daily virtual permit from our Pay-by-Plate kiosks. Valid parking includes spaces within "Blue" and "Gray" Lots, designated with Blue and Gray lot signs.
Or you may purchase a $2 daily virtual permit from our Pay-by-Plate kiosks which allow parking in Gray Lots only.
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