Virtual Permits use your license plate information and a connected database to identify your vehicle rather than a traditional affixed decal or hang tag permit. Similar to the traditional parking permit registration: Students, Faculty, and Staff must enter information such as vehicle details (license plate number, make/model, color, etc.), home addresses, e-mails, and phone numbers online.
The license plate information collected in this process will only be referenced against the campus database for the strict purposes of verifying UNF parking permits on campus.
License plate information entered in our system during the registration process will be kept permanently, as it is today.
License Plate Recognition (LPR) is the most current parking technology available that provides virtual permits through a vehicle’s license plate number in place of a paper permit or plastic hangtag.
Individuals will register their vehicle license plate number into the parking software when purchasing a permit. The software generates a virtual permit assigned to that vehicle's license plate.
The rear license plate is captured by cameras mounted on enforcement vehicles during patrol, or by a fixed camera when a vehicle enters a parking structure on campus. LPR works like a supermarket scanner by using your license plate in place of a barcode. When read, your license plate is automatically referenced against our database to verify the vehicle has purchased a virtual permit for this location. If the license plate and vehicle information are not associated with a valid virtual permit, or if the vehicle is linked to a virtual permit for a different location than the vehicle is currently parked (employee, student/general, etc.), then the vehicle will be subject to citation.
LPR will increase parking efficiency on campus, provide a variety of technological advantages to parking customers, and will greatly reduce the amount of paper and plastic waste produced in the current system.
Also, Parking and Transportation Services has now upgraded all parking pay stations to be Pay-by-Plate kiosks. These new kiosks will allow us to take advantage of the more advance and more sustainable virtual permit parking software.
All permits (annual, semester, etc.) must be purchased online. You will click the Parking Account link and follow the prompts.
You will be required to enter the following information:
No. LPR will automatically verify employee virtual permits using your license plate. Vehicles parked in an area on campus not associated with their virtual permit type will be subject to citation.
If you are visiting UNF, or do not purchase an annual or term permit, there are two options: $5 or $2 daily virtual permits can be purchased from the Pay-by-Plate kiosks, click Pay-by-Plate map for locations. These kiosks accept cash, debit or change. Please have your license plate info on hand when you approach a kiosk and make sure your vehicle is parked "nose-in" (the license plate should be visible)--do not "back-in" to a space where the license plate is not easily visible.
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 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.
This is inadvisable as you are responsible for any citations issued to the registered permit. Protect Your Account!
Individuals are allowed to register up to 5 vehicles on the same virtual permit. However, you are only allowed one vehicle on campus at a time. After you have registered the maximum of 5 vehicles, the system will no longer allow you to add more, please contact Parking Services 904.620.2815 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to remove previous vehicles and update your parking account.
**Two vehicles listed under the same virtual permit may be on campus at the same time, only if the second vehicle purchases a daily parking permit.
Individuals are allowed to add up to 5 vehicles to their parking permit at any time; this includes loaner vehicles and rental cars. It is important that you contact Parking Services immediately to deactivate vehicles from your account as soon as your use of the temporary vehicle has ended. If the vehicle remains on your account, you may be held responsible for any citations received on the vehicle. To update vehicles in your account, please contact Parking Services via phone at 904.620.2815 or email email@example.com.
Please be aware that upon request, Rental car agencies do inform Parking Services of the individuals that have leased the rental vehicle in question.
If two vehicles are on campus under one permit, the LPR technology will recognize that both vehicles are invalid and all vehicles under the same virtual permit on campus at the same time will be subject to citation.
**However, two vehicles listed under the same virtual permit may be on campus at the same time if the second vehicle has purchased daily parking.**
It is imperative that your license plate number and vehicle information is current to avoid an unnecessary citation. Please visit the online parking portal to enter your new license plate information immediately after a change of license plate number for your vehicle. It is also important to expire all old or unused vehicles from your account, please contact Parking Services 904.620.2815 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to do so.
If you have a personalized plate with less than 7 characters, or if you have a special character within your plate (heart, star, etc.), you will skip the special character and enter in the number of characters remaining on the plate.
In Florida, all letter "O"s should be entered as zeros, in order to maintain accuracy in the database.
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