Parking Regulations

UW Green Bay has Virtual Parking Permit system in which no physical permit is displayed. Through the use of Automated License Plates Reader(ALPR), we identify if a vehicle has a virtual permit or has paid for parking using the vehicle's license plate number. This innovated system allows for user to have more control over their parking, and makes parking enforcement much simpler. 

Virtual permits are assigned and charged to in-person students at the start of the semester as part of their fees. If students are online only or transition to online only, we anticipate they will not be on campus and do not assess a parking permit fee. Student who do not use parking services may "opt-out" of this fee at the start of the semester.  Faculty, Staff, and all others who are on campus may purchase permits through the bursars office at any time. Only Full time Faculty and Staff have the option to enroll in payroll deduction in the fall of every year.

It is the responsibility of every permit holder or pay-by-app purchaser to make sure they enter their correct license plate information when they first purchase a permit or parking rights. Both systems will remember your existing license plates over multiple semesters or years, so there is no need to repeatedly enter the information. However, if your license plate information changes YOU are responsible for updating it accordingly in the virtual permit system. 

General Parking Information

The State of Wisconsin provides no state tax money to the campus to construct or maintain parking lots and by law ( Wis. Stats. 36.11(8) )  a parking fee must be levied to generate operating and construction funds. While maintaining a vibrant arboretum and natural landscaping, the University has made both residential and academic buildings readily accessible to visitors, students, and staff by providing over 4,492 parking stalls.

In addition to it is academic mission, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has several year round businesses located throughout its property and also hosts conferences, camps, and other special functions or events. Accordingly, each individual parking lot and area is marked with signage controlling its use to accommodate these and does not changed dependent on the time of year or academic calendar.

Regulations by Parking Lot:

Virtual Parking Permit System:

  1. UW-Green Bay has a virtual permit system. Your permit or pay-by-app parking associates to your vehicle license plate number.
  2. A semester or yearly virtual permit may have more than one plate assigned, but only one of those plates is allowed to use parking services at the same time.
  3. Any vehicle using parking services on campus more than 5 days per semester must have a permit or pay for parking. 
  4. Vehicles must park within one parking stall in a designated parking area.
  5. Vehicles are prohibited from parking on grassy areas, paths, sidewalks, fire zones, or parking lot end caps.
  6. A parking permit is not valid for the purpose of storing a vehicle or for vehicles that have been disabled for more than 72 hours. (Flat tires, broken parts, inoperable,etc)
  7. Vehicles which present a hazard due to location, condition, or other factors as determined by University Police may be ordered removed and/or removed at owners expense.
  8. License Plate Recognition cameras are used for parking enforcement.
    1. Permit and pay-by-app rights holders are responsible for the accuracy of vehicle plate information supplied during the permit process.
    2. Providing inaccurate or fraudulent information during the permit process may result in an enforcement action.
    3. License plates displayed on any vehicle, including 2 or 3 wheeled vehicles, must be a valid officially issued plate(s) that is clearly visible to the travel portion of the parking lot.
    4. Plates must be mounted in compliance with Wis. Stats §341.15. Any vehicle registration plates not attached to the "front" or "rear" of the vehicle(i.e. displayed on the dash), fictitious/decorative/vanity plates, plates that are damaged, sun faded, worn, or illegible due to debris are not acceptable and must be corrected. 
    5. Vehicles with one plate, regardless of State of issuance, are not exempt and must be parked with the plate facing the travel portion of the parking lot.
  9. Non-permit holders may park a vehicle in compliance with lot signage in any academic building parking lot for up to 5 times per semester, after which time a permit must be purchased or pay-by-app parking paid for.
  10. All overnight guests to Residence Life must park in the Studio Arts Parking Lot. This restriction is in place due to parking capacity issues in some of the smaller housing lots and to allow our student residents to park as close to their assigned apartments as possible. See Overnight Guests section for more details. 
  11. Pay-by-app parking permits/rights are available through ParkMobile. This allows non-permit holders to park a vehicle in the Studio Arts lot only. 
    1. Studio Arts is currently the only lot where pay-by-app parking is valid. 
Permits: Purchases and Refunds
  1. There are NO REFUNDS available for any pay-by-app parking purchase. 
  2. Semester or Yearly permits are available year for purchase at the Bursar's office. The price and type availability will be determined at the time of purchase according to which is most cost effective to the purchaser. 
  3. Any person who purchases a permit through the automated process or manually, is also responsible for entering and maintaining their accurate license plate information in the virtual permit system. 
  4. A permit may be terminated by the permit holder and he/she may receive a partial refund at the Bursar's office, based on the refund schedule.

Temporary Parking 

  1. Individuals who occasionally bring a vehicle to campus can park for up to five days per semester without purchasing a permit. 
  2. Individuals who use parking services more than 5 days per semester are no longer considered visitors and should purchase parking services. There are three options, a pay-by-app short term parking permit for those who will be here infrequently but more than five time, or a semester, or yearly permit for the more frequent parker. 
  3. Academic Parking Lots (Baird Foundation, Kress, Wood Hall, Weidner, Studio Arts, Lab Sciences) are designed for permit holders and visitors who have not reached their limit of 5 free days of parking per semester.
  4. Residential Parking Lots (Main Housing, East Housing, Walter Way) are designed for student resident parking and should not be used by non-permit holders. 
  5. Studio Arts Parking Lot. Permit holders, pay-by-app permit holders, and visitors under their 5 free days per semester may park in the Studio Arts parking lot. Overnight guests please review the overnight guest information page. 

Residence Life / Student Housing Visitors

Residence Life a/k/a Student Housing lots are enforced 7 days a week. All overnight guests and their vehicle, if applicable, must be registered with the Office of Residence Life before they arrive.  Accuracy of the visitor's plate is the responsibility of the hosting student. Information on "Host Responsibilities" for the registration process and the Residence Life Guest policy are available at the following: 

       Overnight Guests should review the Overnight Guest Page for more information.

Restricted Parking Areas

  1. All specifically restricted areas or parking stalls (time restricted, handicap, end zones, etc) are enforced at all times.
  2. Motorcycle Only areas are enforced March 15 through November 15.
  3. Time restricted zones are available around campus for the purpose of loading and unloading. Any vehicle exceeding the posted time restriction excessively may be cited multiple times.
  4. Service vehicle stalls around campus are restricted to those vehicles that have been granted permission, and have obtained the appropriate permit rider in addition to a regular virtual parking permit.
  5. The Mauthe Center parking is restricted to Mauthe Center use only. A separate Mauthe Center permit is required and issued by the Mauthe Center. The Mauthe Center parking lot is patrolled and enforced upon request by University Police.
  6. Union Visitor Parking Lot & Kress Events Center Visitor Lot(South end of building)
    1. This lot is designed for visitors only, not permit holding students, faculty, staff, or LLI members. A permitted vehicle may park in the stalls specifically designated as disabled, expectant mother, or time restricted if compliant with the signage for that particular stall. 

Disabled Parking

  1. Designated parking areas are available for individuals with disabilities.
  2. Disabled stalls are available for use by permit and non-permit holders alike. However, the use of disabled stalls by non-permit holders will count towards the 5 free parking days per semester. 
  3. Pay-by-app permits from the Studio Arts lot will be honored in any disabled stall. 
  4. See Disabled Parking Information for more details

Expectant Mother and Parents with Small Children Present

  1. Designated parking areas are available but require the Approval of University Police / Parking prior to use.
  2. Stalls are for use by semester or yearly permit holders only.
  3. UW-Green Bay defines a "small child" as any child under the age of 5.

Overnight Academic Lot Parking

  1. Overnight parking in academic parking lots is prohibited without Parking Departments approval. 
  2. Service Vehicles granted permission to park with the Laboratory Sciences lot must park in the lot as far east as possible. Vehicles not within the 3 eastern most parking rows are subject to citation. 
  3. Permit holders who wish to leave their vehicle on campus during trips should utilize the Studio Arts parking lot.
    1. NOTE: All vehicles must have the ability to be moved upon request. If you are leaving your vehicle, you should ensure someone has the ability to move it on your behalf if necessary. 

Mopeds / Motorcycles

  1. Motorized bikes which include mopeds, motorcycles, etc. may not be driven or parked on campus paths, sidewalks or end zones.
  2. All motorized bikes must have a virtual parking permit and be parked in motorcycle parking stalls or other general use stalls.
  3. Mopeds in Residence Life / Student Housing must park in a designated motorcycle stall.
  4. Mopeds and Motorcycles are vehicles, and must following the same parking regulations as other vehicles.


  1. All bicycles are required to have a valid City of Green Bay bike license.  Click Here For Form
  2. A City of Green Bay bike license is available at University Police, the University Information Center/Main Desk, and the Residence Life Community Center at no charge.
  3. Attaching bicycles to unapproved campus fixtures or property is prohibited under the provisions of Section UWS 18.06(8) of the Administrative Code. Please use only the designated areas.