UW-Waukesha wishes to ensure safe, adequate and orderly parking for our students, faculty, staff and visitors. If you have questions about parking on campus, contact the Enrollment Services Office at (262) 521-5440 or e-mail

2015-16 UW-Waukesha Parking Brochure

Parking Appeal Form

Free Parking

No permit is required to park in Lot 6B. Parking is also available on University Drive and nearby city streets. Please note that parking on city streets is under the jurisdiction of the City of Waukesha Police Department.

Short-term Parking

Short-term parking is available in front of the Commons building and also in Lot 7 for a maximum of 45 minutes. Those spots are intended to be short term (not attending class) for students, staff and visitor use while attending to campus business.  Time restrictions are enforced from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday—Friday.

Community Event Parking

UW-Waukesha reserves the right to alter parking regulations for UW-Waukesha special campus events. Parking permits are not required during UW-Waukesha sponsored community events.

Parking is available in Lot 6B at no charge or along University Drive for all other events.

No Parking Areas

Parking is not allowed:

  • In Loading Docks and in driveways
  • On diagonal-lined areas, the grass and sidewalks
  • In front of stairs
  • In any reserved space (handicapped, administrative, fleet vehicles, food service, dean, associate dean, childcare or continuing education guests)
  • Along curbs
  • In any other area not designated by regular parking space lines.

Parking Permits

  • Permits are required during the fall and spring semesters through final exams from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Permits are not required during winter break or summer session.
  • Purchase parking permits at the Business Office at the annual rate of $70. Permits are valid from date-of-purchase through August 2016. If a permit is lost, a new permit must be purchased at full cost.
  • Permits must be clearly displayed on the inside, lower driver-side of the front windshield.
  • Persons who own more than one vehicle may transfer the permit between vehicles or may purchase a permit for each vehicle at full-price.
  • Motorcycles, motor scooters and motorbikes do not need a permit for Lot 1A, but must display a permit for other lots. The narrow parking spaces in Lot 1A are for cycles/bikes only, any other spaces do require a permit.
  • Care must be taken when transferring a permit; the window surface must be clean for the permit to cling. Tape may be used if the permit no longer adheres to the windshield.  Always check that the permit is in place before parking in the campus lots.


Be prepared to show your driver's license to security staff. Vehicles in violation will be ticketed for the following:

  • $50 Illegal parking in handicap spaces
  • $50 Use of a lost or stolen permit; defacing or altering a permit
  • $20 Parking in a Restricted Area (See "No Parking Areas" above)
  • $20 Not within lined stalls
  • $20 Parking against the flow of traffic

When permits are required (fall and spring semesters), vehicles in violation will be ticketed for the following:

  • $20 Time restrictions in visitor parking
  • $20 Parking without a staff permit in staff lots
  • $10 Parking without a permit in student lots
  • $10 Improper display of permit

Paying Fines

Ticket number must be referenced with payment. Fines must be paid within 10 days of issuance. You may pay your fines in one three ways:

By Mail

Mail with check to:

Business Office
1500 N. University Dr.
Waukesha, WI 53188

In Person

Pay by check in person at the Business Office window when the office is open. Business office hours are 8am to 6pm on Mondays and 8am to 4:30pm Tuesday-Friday.If the office is closed, pay person by using the drop box located next to the Business Office window.

Please do not send cash by mail or place in the dropbox; the University will not be responsible for lost cash.


Pay online through PRISM (overdue fines only). Payment by web check is free. Credit card payment has a 2.5% processing fee.

Parking Violation(s) Appeal Procedure

Parking violation appeals to the Parking Committee follow a step-by-step procedure in order to expedite appeals. This approach also enables the Committee to carefully evaluate each appeal.


  1. Appeals for parking violations must be made within 10 business days from the date of the ticket.
  2. Appeals must be made in writing on the appeal form. Deliver the appeal form and a copy of your ticket at the Business Office.

Grounds for Appeals

  • “Unjust” or Unwarranted” ticket.
  • Extenuating circumstances--a medical or family emergency.
  • If you have a valid basis for appeal, prepare the appeals form as follows:
    • Provide the information as requested. Appeals should be made in the name of the vehicle owner and/or parking decal owner.
    • Present a concise, factual statement justifying the appeal in the space provided on the form. This statement is signed by the person making the appeal, signifying that the statement is true. If more then one (1) ticket is being appealed and there are different reasons for the appeal of various parking tickets, be sure to clearly identify the reason for appeal of each ticket.
    • Ticket numbers are printed in the upper right corner of the original ticket.
    • Attach a copy of all tickets to the completed appeals form and drop at the Business Office.

Parking Ticket Appeals Information

  1. Before appealing a parking citation, review the following points provided by the Parking Committee:
  2. When you became a student at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha, you agreed to abide by the rules and regulations of the University. The Vehicles Rules & Regulations are part of the University rules and regulations.
  3. Individuals who own, maintain, or operate motor vehicles on the University campus are responsible for violations regardless of whether or not that individual had possession or was operating the vehicle at the time of the violation. It is the responsibility of the owner to advise any driver of University rules and regulations.
  4. Parking decals are permission to park and is NOT a guarantee of a parking space close in proximity.
  5. The responsibility for finding a legal parking space rests with the motor vehicle operator. Lack of space is not an acceptable excuse for violation of any parking regulation.
  6. The fact that other vehicles were improperly parked does not constitute a valid excuse for illegal parking.
  7. If an emergency or other extenuating circumstances is used as an excuse, documented proof should be attached to the appeal.
  8. The Parking Committee can uphold, lessen or suspend the original fine.
  9. The past parking violations record will also be a fact in the Committee’s decision.
  10. Suggestions, recommendations or concerns about the regulations should be submitted to the Parking Committee at
  11. The Parking Committee meets twice per month to review appeals. You will be notified via email of the final decision of your appeal.


Students with unpaid parking fines will have a hold placed on their academic record. This means they may not be able to register for classes and/or receive grades and transcripts.

Future parking privileges may be denied or suspended for anyone failing to pay parking tickets. If a violator has not paid within 45 days after the ticket is issued, there will be an additional $10 charge and the Department of Transportation will be asked to suspend the violator’s license plate.

Lot Information

Permits are not required for regular parking spaces after 4:00 pm and on weekends.

Short-term Parking

Commons Circle and Lot 7.  Time restrictions apply. 
UW-Waukesha students or faculty/staff will be ticketed if they park in Visitor Spaces for an extended time (45 minutes).

Free Parking

No permit required in Lot 6B or on city streets

General Student Parking

Lots 1, 4, and 6A; student permit required

Faculty/Staff and Student Parking

Lots 2 and 7; White-lined spaces for faculty/staff; yellow-lined spaces for students. Permit required.

Faculty/Staff Only Parking

Lots 3 and 5; Faculty/staff permit required.

Disabled Parking

Lots 1, 2, 7 and Commons Circle (signage indicates disabled spaces)

Motorcycle Parking

Lot 1A in the narrow parking spaces. No permit required.  Regular parking spaces require a permit on the vehicle.


UW-Waukesha reserves the right to tow vehicles that are in violation of campus parking regulations. All towing will be at the owner's expense. Campus employees may not assist with vehicle problems because of potential damage to the vehicle or injury to a person.