Campus Parking

UWM at 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 e-mail

UW-Waukesha Parking Brochure

Free Parking

No permit is required to park in Lots 6A or 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 for a maximum of 45 minutes. Those spots are intended to be short term (not attending class) for student, staff and visitor use while attending to campus business. Time restrictions are enforced from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Community Event Parking

UWM at Waukesha reserves the right to alter parking regulations for UWM at Waukesha special campus events. Parking permits are not required during UWM at 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 at any time in these areas:

  • Loading docks and driveways
  • Diagonal-lined areas, grass and sidewalks
  • In front of stairs
  • Reserved spaces (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 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Permits are not required during winter break or summer session.
  • Purchase a parking hang-tag permit and register your vehicle at the Solution Center Foyer during the first week of the fall term or in room #A120 during the rest of the school term.  The annual rate of $70 will be charged to your PRISM account. Hang-tag permits are valid from the date of purchase through August. If a hang-tag permit is lost, a new hang-tag permit must be purchased at full cost.
  • Hang-tag permits must be properly hung on the rear view mirror with the permit number visible from the outside.
  • Persons who own more than one vehicle may transfer the hang-tag permit between vehicles or may purchase a hang-tag 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 lA are for cycles/bikes only, any other spaces do require a permit.


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

Ways to pay include:

Student Parking Fines

  1. Pay through PRISM after charges have been added to your account.
    • Pay by e-check (ACH from a bank account). This is a free option.
    • Pay by credit card. This option includes a 2.5% credit card fee.
  2. Pay by check: Send a personal check, cashier's check, money order or third party check made payable to UW Colleges, including Student ID and citation number:

UW Colleges
Attn: Business Office
780 Regent Street
Madison, WI 53715

Non-Students Parking Fines

Pay by check: Send a personal check, cashier's check, money order or third party check made payable to UWM at Waukesha. Include citation number. Please pay within 10 days:

UWM at Waukesha
1500 N. University Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188

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. Download and fill out the Parking Appeal Form.
  2. Submit your appeal with a copy of the citation to the Student Solution Center.
  3. The Parking Committee reviews appeals monthly.
  4. Appellants will be notified via email of the final decision (approve/deny) of the appeal.
  5. lf the appeal is denied, the ticket must be paid within ten days of notification.

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 than 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 the 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

Before appealing a parking citation, review the following points provided by the Parking Committee:

  1. When you became a student at the University of Wisconsin‐Milwaukee at 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Hang-tag permits are permitted to park and are NOT a guarantee of a parking space close in proximity.
  4. 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.
  5. The fact that other vehicles were improperly parked does not constitute a valid excuse for illegal parking.
  6. Documented proof must be attached to the appeal for an emergency or other extenuating circumstances.
  7. The Parking Committee can uphold, lessen or suspend the original fine.
  8. The past parking violations record will factor in the Committee’s decision.
  9. Suggestions, recommendations or concerns about the regulations should be submitted to the Parking Committee at
  10. 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.

If there is a hold on your account for a parking ticket, the hold will be removed within 1 week after payment is made with electronic check or credit/debit card. Mailed payments will take 2 weeks to remove the hold.

Lot Information

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

Short-term Parking (Commons Circle)

UWM at Waukesha students or faculty/staff will be ticketed if they park in Visitor Spaces for more than 45 minutes.

Free Parking (Lot 6 or city streets)

No permit is required in Lot 6A and 6B or on city streets. University Drive from Lot 2 to Summit Avenue on the side nearest the campus buildings is No Parking.

General Permit Required Parking (Lots 1, 2, 4, 7)

Student or Faculty/Staff permit required

Faculty/Staff Only Parking (Lots 3, 5)

Faculty/staff permit required.

Disabled Parking (Lots 1, 2, 7 & Commons Circle)

Signage indicates disabled spaces.

Motorcycle Parking (Lot 1A, narrow spaces)

Motorcycles do not require a permit. Regular parking spaces require a permit on the vehicle.


UWM at 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.