Student Permits

Student permits (decals) for the Durham campus are sold online in advance of semester openings, or over-the-counter at other times of year. Some categories are subject to availability, and resident permits do sell out. The permit selection form appears below during online sales periods, and will not be seen during other periods.

If the form does not appear below, permit sales are conducted at the parking office or virtual counter only.

Wait list: When a permit category is sold out, clicking on the "Join Wait List" button will direct you to the wait list page. 
You may also wish to investigate off-campus (private) parking options offered by area institutions.


Valid for the spring semester only.

Select Permit  Commuter - $37.50

Commuter students only (any year).

Note: Permits purchased after Dec. 1 are valid spring-semester only. If you already purchased a commuter permit in the fall (and remain eligible), you do not need to purchase another permit for Semester II.The permit you purchased for the fall expires at spring commencement.

Join Wait List  Resident West Spring- $240

Non-freshman residents of campus housing only.

Join Wait List Non-Resident - $425

Students living in off-campus housing that falls in the area ineligible for commuter permits, e.g., Madbury Commons, Cottages, Lodges, River's Edge, etc. (not commuter permit eligible).  Valid fall semester through summer semester.

Select Permit  Motorcycle - $85

Commuters or non-freshman campus residents. Not available to students holding/obtaining  a Gables, Woodside, Resident East, Resident West or non-resident permit.

Note: Students who have purchased commuter permit may obtain a motorcycle permit at no charge: please come to the parking office – do not order online!

Select Permit  Moped - $85

Commuters or non-freshman campus residents.  Not available to students holding/obtaining a Gables, Woodside, Resident East, Resident West or non-resident permit.

Join Wait List    Gables, Woodside, Res East, Strafford - SOLD OUT/Wait-listed

Gables, Woodside, Resident East, Strafford, Non-Resident, and/or permit types marked "Waitlist Selected Applicants Only" are not presently available for general sale.  You may get on the wait list for these types.