Parking Regulations

UW Green Bay has Virtual Parking Permits. The virtual permit is identified by the vehicle license plate number.

Students, staff and faculty use an online process to purchase permits and provide vehicle information.  The vehicle license plate serves as the permit. 

For students the virtual permit fee is added to the SIS account at the time the upcoming term fees are applied. Students who do not use the parking services can easily “opt out” though an option on their SIS account which removes the permit fee.

University Personnel use an online process to pay for yearly permits through payroll deduction. Employees choosing not to use payroll deduction or who choose to purchase term permits can do so at the Bursar’s office.

Ad Hoc, Associate Lecturer, LTE's and those who work on campus but not employed by UW-Green Bay must go to the bursars office to purchase their permit.

Students and University personnel are responsible to accurately enter their vehicle license plate information into the virtual permit system. Students enter license plate information in SIS. Adding plates to a permit is easily done online at any time.  In most cases, those who occasionally bring a vehicle to campus can park up to five times per semester without purchasing a permit. However those who come to visit in Residence Life / Student Housing must be registered each and every time they visit.


The State of Wisconsin provides no state tax money to the campus to construct or maintain parking facilities, therefore, a parking fee is levied to generate operating and construction funds.

Authorization for campus regulations comes from the Wisconsin Statutes. All other provisions of Chapter 346 of the Wisconsin Statutes relating to vehicular travel upon highways open to public use also apply to roadways on University grounds.

Information about parking regulations may be obtained by contacting the Parking Office at (920) 465 2301 or The Parking Office is located on Main Entrance Drive.

Times of Enforcement

Main Campus Lots
Virtual permits are required Monday-Friday 3 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Residence Life / Student Housing Lots
Virtual permits are required 7 days a week. 3 a.m. to 7 p.m.
See additional Residence Life Rules

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Virtual Parking Permits

General Instructions

  1. UW-Green Bay has a virtual permit system. Your permit is identified by your vehicle license plate number.
  2. A permit may have more than one plate assigned, but only one of those plates is allowed on campus at one time.
  3. All full and part-time faculty, staff, LIR and students who wish to park a vehicle on University property must purchase a permit.
  4. Each person parking a vehicle on University property must have a permit. Permits cannot be shared between individuals except in a carpooling scenario.
  5. Vehicles must park within one parking stall in a designated parking area.
  6. Vehicles are prohibited from parking on grassy areas, paths, sidewalks, fire zones, or parking lot end caps.
  7. A parking permit is not valid for the purpose of storing a vehicle on campus or for vehicles that have been disabled for more than 72 hours unless approved by the Parking Office.
  8. Permit holders are allowed to park in the 15 minute, disabled, and expectant mother stalls contained within the Campus Ct Visitor lot by MAC Hall.
  9. License Plate Recognition cameras are used for parking enforcement.
    1. Permit 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 must be clearly visible to the travel portion of the parking lot. Vehicles with damaged, sun faded, worn, or illegible due to debris must be corrected.
    4. Vehicles displaying only one plate must be parked with the plate facing the travel portion of the parking lot.
  10. In most cases, non-permit holders, may park a vehicle on any main campus property (between 7 AM and 7 PM) for up to 5 times per semester, after which time a permit must be purchased. Visitors of Resicance Life / Student Housing please continue to number 11.
  11. For Residence Life / Student Housing please see: Link

Permits: Purchases and Refunds

  1. Three time periods have been defined for the purpose of assessing fees:
    1. The fall semester, which includes the winter session.
    2. The spring semester, which includes the summer session.
    3. A summer session only permit.
  2. Students: The Fall/Spring parking permit fee is paid at the same time as other student fees. The permit fee will be added to the SIS account at the time the upcoming term fees are applied. Students who do not use the parking services can easily “opt out” though an option on their SIS account which removes the permit fee.
  3. Summer only permits are purchased at the Bursar’s office.
  4. University Personnel: Permits may be purchased by semester or the full academic year (Sept 1 thru Aug 31). Full time University Personnel purchasing permits for the full academic year only, may have the fee payroll deducted through an electronic process.
  5. Student and University Personnel permit holders are required to enter vehicle license plate information.
  6. Ad Hoc, Associate Lecturer, LTE's and those who work on campus but not employed by UW-Green Bay must go to the bursars office to purchase their permit.
  7. 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.

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Temporary Parking

University Personnel & Students

  1. In most cases, those who occasionally bring a vehicle to campus can park for up to five times per semester without purchasing a permit.
  2. University Personnel and Students must then purchase a virtual permit in order to park on campus thereafter.

Non - Residence Life / Student Housing / Campus Visitors

  1. There is no fee for visitor parking.
  2. Visitors who occasionally bring a vehicle to campus can park without a permit up to five times per semester without purchasing a permit.
  3. Visitors who exceed the five times per semester limit must register online or contact the parking office at (920) 465-2301 to register their vehicle and will receive a free permit. Failure to register the vehicle will result in a parking citation.
  4. University Personnel who have guests coming are to advise the visitor he/she can park in any campus lot (excluding reserved or restricted stalls). If the campus guest is to be on campus more than five times per semester his or her vehicle must be registered.
  5. Students and University Personnel using visitor permits may be fined up to $500 (as provided for in UWS 18.08). Students may also be referred to the Dean of Students Office.

Residence Life / Student Housing Visitors or Unpermitted Student Vehicles parked in Residence Life / Student Housing Lots

Residence Life / Student Housing lots are enforced 7 days a week. Overnight guests or unpermitted student vehicles must be registered in the overnight guest registry by the student hosting the visit. The vehicle license plate for the guest must be registered during this process or will be subject to a parking citation. Accuracy of the visitor's plate is the responsability of the hosting student. Information on "Host Responsibilities" for the registration process and the Residence Life Guest policy are available at the following:

  1. On campus residents may register visitors in advance.
  2. After 10 calendar day visits the guest must purchase a virtual parking permit from the Bursar's office and the host must continue to register each overnight visit with Residence Life / Student Housing.
  3. Students with non-permitted vehicles will be required to purchase a permit after 5 calendar day visits.

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Restricted Parking Areas

  1. All specifically restricted areas (time restricted, handicap, end zones, etc) are enforced at all times.
  2. Motorcycle restricted areas are enforced March 15 through November 15.
  3. Time restricted zones are available around campus for the purpose of loading and unloading.  These stalls do require permits.  Vehicles 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 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 supplied by the Mauthe Center. The Mauthe Center parking lots are patrolled by university police.

Union Visitor Parking Lot

  1. Student, Staff, Faculty, Emeriti and LIR permitted vehicles are not allowed to park in Union visitor lot except for disabled, expectant mother, and time restricted stalls.

Parking for the Disabled

  1. Designated parking areas are available for individuals with disabilities.
  2. All disability stalls require a valid virtual permit in addition to the disability permit/plate.
  3. Questions concerning disability parking may be directed to the Parking Office at (920) 465-2301.

Expectant Mother and Parents with Small Children Present

  1. Designated parking areas are available.
  2. These stalls require approval by Public Safety found (HERE).
  3. UWGB defines a small child as under the age of 5.

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Overnight Parking

  1. From November 15 through March 15 the Kress Center and Baird Foundation Lots are not available for parking from 2 a.m. - 6 a.m.
  2. Overnight parking is prohibited without Public Safety approval except in Residence Life / Student Housing parking lots. (See Residence Life / Student Housing Visitor for details.)

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Bicycles / Mopeds / Motorcycles


  1. All bicycles are required to have a valid City of Green Bay bike license.
  2. A City of Green Bay bike license is available at Public Safety, the University Information Center/Main Desk and the Residence Life community center at no charge.
  3. Bicycles should be parked in the bike racks provided on campus.
  4. Attaching bicycles to campus fixtures or property is prohibited under the provisions of Section UWS 18.06(8) of the Administrative Code.

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. If the owner of a motorized bike has purchased a permit for his/her automobile, the license plate must be entered on that virtual permit.
    • If both vehicles are kept on campus at the same time; a second permit is required to be purchased at the Bursars Office.
  5. Motor bike drivers who do not have a registered vehicle must purchase a virtual permit and may enter the license plate information. Students enter the license plate information in SIS and University personnel at the Faculty/Staff homepage.
  6. License Plates must be facing the travel areas of the parking lot.

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Towing Policy

Towable Violations

UW-Green Bay Police Officers are authorized to have a vehicle towed from UW-Green Bay campus lands and may do so under the following conditions:

  • Parked in an area that would obstruct emergency vehicle access to university buildings and grounds.
  • Parked in an area (drive lane, curb, crosswalk, curb cut, etc) where the vehicle’s continued presence would present a potential hazard to pedestrians and/or motorists.
  • Long term continuous parking for storage or for disabled vehicles.
  • Parked in an area that hinders/obstructs the necessary operations of the university service vehicles and other service providers (loading docks, trash pick-up area)
  • Parking that impedes progress of necessary maintenance projects (snow removal, paving, etc.)
  • Illegally parked vehicle which prevents a legally parked vehicle from exiting.
  • A vehicle that to the best of the department’s knowledge and belief has been abandoned.
  • Unauthorized vehicles in a permit area, reserved stall or disabled stall/access aisle.
  • After the accumulation of $100 or more of parking fines that have gone unpaid for a period of at least 28 days or the vehicle registration has been suspended due to a UW-Green Bay action.
  • Out of state vehicles with UW Green Bay fines that have gone unpaid for a period of at least 28 days.
  • Parking illegally with license or vehicle identification number covered, unreadable, or missing.
  • Vehicle is leaking gas, oil, antifreeze, etc.
  • A condition that the officer determines is a hazard or obstructs the UW campus community.

Tow Fee

Any vehicle that is towed will be issued a tow fee by the company performing the tow. The tow company may also set a reasonable storage fee. The tow and storage fees, unpaid parking fees and the current towable parking violation are the responsibility of the operator of the vehicle.

Show-up Fee

If the operator of the vehicle shows up after the tow truck has been summoned, but before the tow is complete, the operator is responsible for any applicable tow fees which must be paid to the towing company.

Reclaiming your vehicle

Contact Public Safety located at Instructional Services 1024 or by telephone at 920-465-2300 ext .#2. The driver of a towed vehicle will be responsible for the tow fee and storage expenses. The University is not responsible for any damage incurred due to towing. Towed vehicles will be released when all outstanding citations, towing charges and storage fees have been paid.

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