Avoiding Citations

Parking on the UW-Stout campus requires display of a valid permit during hours of regulation throughout the calendar year.
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How to avoid a citation

  • Every vehicle must display a valid permit during hours of permit regulation.
  • You must park in an area valid for your permit.
  • You must park in a legal, designated parking space:
    • within stall stripes in a paved lot, or
    • along a designated parking row in a gravel lot, or
    • fully inside end-of-row signs (when present) in a gravel lot.
  • When loading/unloading, you must park in an authorized loading zone and pay the meter or honor the posted time limit, whichever is applicable.
  • Obtain prior authorization for special situations. You may contact Parking Services 24 hours, ever day for special parking needs. University Police are available to assist with parking needs when the Parking Office is closed.

Parking Without a Permit

Parking on the UW-Stout campus requires display of a valid permit during hours of regulation throughout the calendar year.

Non Permit Holders

If you are a non permit holder you must park elsewhere until you are able to purchase and display a valid permit.


  • During the day you should park at a paid meter
  • Overnight - park on a city street that allows overnight parking

Permit Holders

Permit holders are responsible for displaying their valid permit at all times. If you return to campus without your permit you may park in your regular parking area, but you are responsible for picking up a replacement by 8 AM on the next business day and displaying that permit on your vehicle immediately (Office hours are 7:45 to 4:25 Monday through Friday).

If you were issued a citation before you displayed your replacement permit you may file an appeal. Your appeal should identify your temporary permit number and the time you received it. If records show you picked up a replacement permit, any citation issued before 8:30 AM that day will be waived.

Non-functioning Meter

A vehicle may only park at a meter that will accept payment. If you encounter a meter that is not operating correctly, you should move to a another meter that will accept payment.
If you park at a non-functioning meter and call Parking Services immediately, you will receive clearance for one hour. A call must be received before a citation is issued and the caller must provide his/her name, vehicle license plate, parking lot number, and meter number.
If you've deposited coin in a meter and have not received time, you may report that loss to Parking Services. The meter will be checked for proper operation. If a defect is verified a refund will be provided.

Load or unload

Loading/unloading must take place from an authorized parking space/area. Options include:

  • Permit lot (with valid permit) or paid meter
  • Service area with display of short-term permit from Parking Services
  • Other area (parking space or campus grounds) with display of special permit from Parking Services.

Park if you're working/studying late, past 2 AM

Commuter parking lots and meters prohibit parking between the hours of 2 AM and 7 AM. If you are a permit holder, your commuter permit is not valid from 2 AM to 7 AM. If you are either working or studying beyond 2 AM, contact Parking Services for an authorized parking area. Students working late in the Applied Arts Building must be approved with a building pass from the Department of Art and Design. That building pass procedure includes instructions for after-hours parking.