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Categories of Parking Permits

 Disability Parking

Handicap spaces are available in multiple locations on campus. Individuals with permanent physical disabilities will be accommodated in accordance with Vanderbilt University, State of Tennessee, and federal regulations. Parking in designated spaces requires a state-issued disability plate or placard in addition to a valid University Permit.

Temporary Medical Permit (TM) - A Temporary Medical permit will be issued upon receipt of documentation stating the time period for the exception, not to exceed six months. A Temporary Medical parking permit requires a valid University permit. Temporary Medical permits are valid on a first come first serve basis in any Zone space excluding Reserved or spaces.

If you have special requirements for mobility, you must contact the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) or Student Access Services (SAS) will coordinate with the Office of Parking Services to determine the best solution for your needs. They can be reached at the following links EEO or SAS.

Motorcycles, Mopeds, Scooters, etc.

Motorcycles, motorized bicycles, motor scooters and mopeds are required to display “U” permits. Parking is authorized in designated areas only. Motorcycle, motorized bicycle, motor scooter and moped parking areas can be found on the Motorcycle parking map as designated by the motorcycle symbols. For more detail information POLICY. Scooters and motorcycles are not allowed to operate on sidewalks, walkways or similar pathways.

Permits for Temporary Employees

Temporary VU employees (VTS) are issued special one-month, two-month, & three-month permits for a designated zone. Permits must be renewed when expired. The appropriate fee is charged for each issuance/renewal. Refunds are not issued for temporary employees who complete their assignment before the expiration of their parking permit.

VUMC temporary employees should contact VUMC Parking and Transportation for their parking needs.

Parking for Special Events

During special events, the University may temporarily restrict or redesignate parking areas or charge a fee for parking in lots normally classified for University permit parking. Lots that must be vacated prior to athletic events are marked with a gold star on the parking map. Other lots may be designated with barricades and posted signs. Parking permits for special events will be issued through VUPS Parking Services. Vehicles parked illegally in posted lots are subject to citation and/or towing or relocation.

Service Permits

Departments may purchase UV permits (University Vendor) for use on vehicles owned by department personnel. For such permits to be valid on vehicles operated by students, faculty members, or staff members, the personal vehicles must be registered with the Office of Parking Services, and must display the decal issued to the registrant. "V" permits may not be purchased in lieu of regular parking permits and are issued only for University owned/leased vehicles.

External Vendor
Service and sales persons operating vehicles on the University campus must obtain appropriate parking permits from Parking Services. Currently permits are valid in non-reserved zone spaces in  25th Avenue Garage, lots 77,72C, 72D, 72E, 75A and at loading docks (while loading and unloading ONLY).  Vehicles with VN permits may not be left on campus when the owner/operator is not working on campus.


A Assigned faculty & administrative staff.
AD Assigned OHARE Staff.
EMRT Emeriti. Valid in non-reserved spaces in Zone lots.
F Resident juniors, seniors, and postbaccalaureate students living on the west campus.
J Resident juniors, seniors, and postbaccalaureate students living on the Peabody campus. 
VK Resident juniors, seniors, and postbaccalaureate students living in Warren and Moore college Halls. 



Long-term for resident sophomore.

Long term parking for resident sophomores. 
Zone 1 Assigned faculty, staff, and commuting graduate students.
Zone 2 Assigned faculty, staff, and commuting graduate students.
Zone 3 Assigned faculty, staff, and commuting graduate students.
LA Limited Access, Commuters. Zone lots on weekends and 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. weekdays. Individuals with LA permits who need to park on campus during weekdays may park either in public parking areas at the hourly or daily rate, or at parking meters on streets adjacent to the campus.
U Motorcycles, mopeds, Scooters and motorized bicycles, etc.
V Assigned for University owned vehicles driven by faculty & staff.

Reserved parking within a block of specified spaces in Kensington Ave. Garage (covered & uncovered area)

You can start parking in the garage once you pick up your access card.  Prior to picking up your card you must park in Lot 72E and 72D.  If you pull a ticket to enter the garage you are responsible for paying the daily parking fees.

TP Temporary Permit (issued for specified time and location)
WP Reserved Assigned Space  faculty, or staff Wesley Place Garage
BT Board Of Trust
ELC English Learning Center

Vendor-commercial: Currently, Vendor permits are valid only in non-Reserved zone parking spaces in the 25th Avenue Garage, lots 77, 72C,72D, 72E, 75A and at loading docks (while loading and unloading ONLY), or as designated on the permit.

UV University Vendor
TM Temporary medical permit- requires documentation
VTS Vanderbilt Temporary Service
GST Guests of Vanderbilt residents
ROTC ROTC students