Permits for resident students will go on sale on August 17, 2019 (availability is limited and dependent on Residence Life and registration reports.) First year student parking portals will not be accessible until at least 24 hours after you have registered for classes. Please do not create a visitor account as you will not have access to long term permits.

Need help getting to your purchasing your parking permit? See our tutorial page here: www.montana.edu/parking/parkingtutorials.html.

Displaying your permit

Permits are expected to be purchased and displayed at all times while on campus. If you have not received your hangtag permit yet, please display a printed receipt in the vehicle windshield.

Display permit on the rearview mirror or windshield, plainly visible from the exterior of the car. Failure to properly display a permit will result in a citation.

Purchasing a permit

Daily permits, summer SB, and motorcycle permits are currently available for purchase online. Please call us at 406-994-1723 or visit our office for any other permit designation requests including E, F, Garage, FGH, and Low Emissions permits.

Student Resident permits will not be available until after Residence Life reports your status as an on-campus housing resident and one day following class registration.

Parking permits for the 2019-2020 academic year will be available for purchase online on August 1, 2019. Please see our upcoming development page for information about how permits are changing.

Using your permit

The permit may be used on any vehicle you are operating. Please be sure to add all vehicles to your account if your license plate is your permit. Do not sell, give away or loan your permit without formally transferring your permit. The permit owner is responsible for any citations issued to a vehicle displaying your permit.

Carpooling

Those who carpool can share the same permit. In the event of a violation, the parking violation is charged to the permit owner no matter who is driving. If you forget your permit, you must purchase a temporary permit and display it correctly.


Please see the  for permit zoning.

Permit Type

Full Year

1/2 Year

Summer Only

R1- Reserved Stall 1

$827

$546

$414

LER1 - Low Emissions R1

$665

$440

$335

R2-R4 Reserved Stall 2-4

$620

$409

$310

LER2-LER4 - Low Emissions R2-R4

$500

$330

$250

R5-R10 -Reserved Stall 5-10

$525

$347

$263

LER5-LER10 - Low Emissions R5-R10

$420

$280

$210

Permit Type

Full Year

1/2 Year

Summer Only

G -Parking Garage Reserved Stalls  $525   $350 $265 
LEG - Low Emissions Garage Permit $420 $280 $210

Permit Type

Full Year

1/2 Year

Summer Only

Winter Only
(Nov. 1 - Mar. 31)

SB - Standard Commuter $205 $130 $105 $115
LES - Low Emission SB $165 $105 $85 Unavailable

Permit Type

Full Year

1/2 Year

Summer Only

E - Residence Hall Parking Permit

$205

$130

$105

LEE - Low Emission E $165 $105 $85

Permit Type

Full Year

1/2 Year

Summer Only

Winter Only
(Nov. 1 - Mar. 31)

- Residence Hall Student and Commuters $40 $30 $20 $25
LEF - Low Emission F $35 $25 $20 Unavailable

Issued to residents living in Family Housing for Family Housing lots only. FH Permits do not allow the resident to park on the main campus.

Permit Type

Full Year

1/2 Year

Summer Only

FH - Family & Graduate Housing $126 $90 $65

 

Permit Type

Full Year

1/2 Year

Summer Only

MC - Motorcycle w/o vehicle permit $90 $90 $45
MC w/ vehicle permit $16 $16 $16

Permit Type

Full Year

1/2 Year

Summer Only

MN - 4pm-7:30am parking (SB, E, F lots) $75 $75 $75

Permit Type

Full Year

1/2 Year

Summer Only

YS - Town Pass (SB, E, F lots) $205 $130 $105
YF - Town Pass (F lot only) $40 $30 $20

Permit Type

Full Year

Summer Only

CO - Contractor (SB, E, F lots) $205 $105
DE - Delivery (Service drive, SB, E, F lots) $131 $205
SV - Service (Service drive, SB, E, F lots) $205 $105
Special Purpose (Horseshoe School,
Potato Lab, Babysitting - park as directed)
Unavailable $66
Visitor Garage Parking Rates (S. 7th and Grant)
Enforced 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
0-60 Minutes: $4.00
Each Additional Hour: $2.00
Max Charge Per Entry: $10.00
Daily Parking Permits (valid in SB, E, an F)
Enforced 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
$5.00 per day 

*These prices are for the 2018-2019 academic year.

 

Purchasing a permit

Permits for faculty, staff, and commuting students will go on sale on August 1, 2019. Please note that 2018-2019 permits are valid until August 31, 2019 in the lots they are designated for on the 2018-2019 parking map. See the new parking map here: 2019-2020 Parking Map

Permits for resident students will go on sale on August 17, 2019 (availability is limited and dependent on Residence Life and registration reports.) Your student parking portal will not be accessible until at least 24 hours after you have registered for classes. Please do not create a visitor account as you will not have access to long term Resident permits. 

You are encouraged to use the Parking Services website to purchase commuter and resident permits online in order to avoid the line at the Parking Services office. Be sure to update your vehicle information and tie all vehicles to your new permit. This can all be done on your parking portal, which can be accessed through the button to your right labeled "purchase standard permit here", or through Myinfo. 

Parking permit enforcement will begin on the first day of classes. This is a change from previous years and is necessary to avoid the frustration in finding a parking space for those that purchased parking permits. We plan to have an auto renewal option in 2020, which will eliminate the need to actively purchase a parking permit each fall.

Please see our upcoming development page for more information about how permits are changing.

Using your permit

Parking permit hangtags will no longer be needed. Your license plate will be your permit. License plate reading (LPR) technology will be used for parking enforcement with cameras mounted on parking enforcement vehicles that will read license plates and identify permit status. Drivers must ensure that their license plate is visible from the drive lane while parked on campus. This will greatly enhance parking enforcement efficiency while encouraging compliance with parking permit requirements. The LPR system only accesses parking permit information from the plate number, so please be sure to update your license plate regularly and accurately to avoid a citation.

Carpooling

Multiple vehicles may be registered under a single permit for those who choose to carpool, however, only one vehicle may be parked on campus at a time. If a citation is issued to a vehicle, the parking violation is charged to the license plate owner. Please be sure to update all vehicle information regularly. 

Permit Designations and Prices*

Previous Permit Designation New Permit Designation and Lot Numbers Annual Price Half Year (Spring or Fall) Price Summer Price
R1 Eagle: 16 $840 $485 $365
R2 ADA accessible spaces only N/A N/A N/A
Garage Garage $610 $355 $355
R3, R6 Elk: 19, 24 $540 $315 $240
R4 Permanently Closed N/A N/A N/A
R7, R8, R9 Wolf: 7, 14, S. 8th Ave (S. side) $400 $230 $230
SB Bobcat: 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, various street parking $220 $130 $130
MN Bobcat 3 pm to 8 am: see Bobcat lot numbers $80 $80 $80
E Bison: 1, 2, 8, 9, 22, 26, 27 $220 $130 $130
Lincoln F Lot Moose: 21 $80 $80 $80
Stadium F Lots Stadium: 20, 25 $80 $80 $80
Family and Graduate Housing Family and Graduate Housing $140 $80 $80
Motorcycle Only  Motorcycle areas on map $90 $90 $90

You may add your motorcycle license plate to an another permit free of charge. However, only one vehicle may be parked on campus at one time.

Low Emission Vehicles Please refer to respective permit lots -20% -20% -20%

*Full pricing structure coming soon.