Wayne Street Garage

Student Parking Permits

Student License Plate Recognition & Information Retention

Salisbury University has moved to license plate recognition in place of physical permits to ensure vehicles are authorized to park on campus effective December 2021. Parking Services will be using mounted cameras to scan license plates as valid permits and issue citations to vehicle without valid University permits or to vehicles not parking in the proper parking lots.

Parking is “Plates Out”. When parking on campus, drivers will be required to park with their license plate faces the driving lane so that it can be properly scanned. That means if you have a vehicle with one license plate, the license plate and the back of the vehicle will need to face the parking lane – no backing in or pulling through. Salisbury University also follows Maryland law in that all license plates must be properly affixed to the vehicle.  This means that license plates lying on the dashboard of a vehicle will be cited for not parking Plates Out. This will allow for greater efficiencies in regard to enforcement.

A parking registration gives you permission to park in your assigned lot but does not guarantee a parking spot. Permits are valid for the entire academic year. Permits are not pro-rated if purchased after the academic year has started.

  • Students are only allowed to register one vehicle on a permit.
  • Students are not permitted to park in any Red-lined parking spaces or designated Red lots Monday – Friday, 7:45 am – 4:45 pm.
  • Motorcycles and vehicles must be registered on separate permits. Motorcycle permits are sold in person at the Parking Services Office.
  • EV permits are sold in person at the Parking Services Office.
  • Students cannot share a permit for separate vehicles.
  • Registration is available on-line only. The new academic year permits will open May 28, 2024 in a staggered format based on credit hours that students have received credit for on the day of .
  • When adding vehicle license plate information – do not includes spaces, dashes, or symbols. 
    [See Examples & Sample Plates (PDF)]
  • The purchaser is responsible for the accuracy of the license plate information at the time the parking permit is obtained.
  • License plates must face the driving lane to be scanned for compliance. A vehicle will be cited if its plate cannot be scanned.  A license plate must be properly affixed to the vehicle for it to be scanned.
  • Vehicles with only one license plate are not authorized to back in or pull through spaces and may be cited.
  • Citations issued due to inaccurate plate information or the inability to scan are the responsibility of the vehicle owner.
  • Refunds for permits and waiving of citations will not be done for plates entered inaccurately.
  • Please contact Parking Services for guidance if your vehicle information changes after registering for a permit.

What Lots Can You Park With Your Parking Permit?

  • Main Campus Lots All Day/Night – Green, Red & Visitor Permits
  • East Campus Lots All Day/Night – Green, Red, Orange, Purple & Visitor Permits
  • Parking Garage All Day/Night – Purple, Green, Red & Visitor Permits
  • Main Campus Lots and East Campus Lots – 4:45 p.m.-7:45 a.m. Green, Red, Blue, Orange, Purple & Visitor Permits
  • Parking Garage – 4:45 p.m.-7:45 a.m. Green, Red, Blue, Orange, Purple, & Visitor Permits
  • Asbury Church – 6:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (violators will be towed) Green & Orange Permits
  • Court Plaza – Green, Red, Orange, Purple & Visitor Permits
  • Students are NOT permitted to park in any RED-lined parking spaces or designated Red parking lots Monday – Friday, 7:45 am- 4:45 pm.
  • Plates Out Parking – License plates must be facing the driving lane to be properly displayed

2024-2025 Parking Permit Purchases/Vehicle Registration Form

Permits will be available for sale beginning 5/28/2024 based on class standing.

All student parking permits (except Motorcycle permits) must be purchased online. The permit cost will be posted to the student account. The parking permit is valid from August 26, 2024 -August 31, 2025 - the Academic Year. Refunds for permits must be requested before the first day of the Fall semester & once the semester starts – there will be no refunds for permits. Purchasing a permit does not guarantee a parking space.

Permits may be purchased through the permit system by accessing the SU Parking Portal:

Salisbury University Parking Portal

You are responsible for reading and understanding the Traffic Rules and Regulations Brochure available in the Parking Services Office. The map in the brochure indicates in which lots each color permit is allowed. Not knowing this will not be accepted as an excuse if fines are received when parking improperly.

Similar to course registration, students will have the opportunity to purchase a parking permit based on the number of credit hours reported as earned when the student registers for a permit. Permit purchases will begin on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 per the schedule below.

Starting May 28:
Fall 2024 Seniors and Graduate students (90 or more earned credits)

Starting June 4:
Fall 2024 Juniors (60 – 89 earned credits)

Starting June 11:
Fall 2024 Sophomores (30 – 59 earned credits)

Starting May 28:
Freshmen (0 – 29 earned credits) and students interested in evening-only (4:45pm – 7:45am) permits. Freshmen are eligible only for East Campus parking and not eligible to park outside their dorms during the daytime hours of 7:45 am – 4:45 pm.

Please select your desired parking permit from the options presented based on your class standing. If any of the permit types have been sold out at the time of your purchase, it will be noted on the screen and you may choose another option. Once you have completed the online permit registration process, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.

New Spring Permits

Spring 2023 admitted students (Transfer, Freshmen, and Graduate) will be able to register for parking permits January 9, 2023. Freshmen will only be able to register for East Campus permits. Graduate and transfer students may register for Main Campus or Garage permits if they qualify with their credit hours and if the permits are available. Since there are a limited number of Main Campus and Garage Permits, the option may not be available at the time of registration if those permits are sold out.

Upgrading a Permit

If you purchased a parking permit for the Fall 2023 semester, you may have the opportunity to upgrade in January 2024 to a different permit. Upgrades will be available for an online waitlist starting January 3, 2024. To upgrade a parking permit, please access the permit system to get on the waitlist permit system to get on the waitlist

You will only be able to select permit types for which you are eligible. Once the allotment of permits is depleted for a particular area/permit type, sales for that permit type will stop and will not be listed as a purchase option. The difference in price will be placed on your GullNet student account.

Parking Permit Upgrade Schedule:

  • Wednesday, January 3, 2024: Graduate students and Undergraduate students with 90 or more earned credits.
  • Thursday, January 4, 2024: Undergraduate students with 60 or more earned credits.
  • Friday, January 5, 2024: Undergraduate students with 30 or more earned credits

Once the allotment of permits is depleted for a particular Waitlist area/permit type, sales for that permit type will stop.

Permit Fees

$120 Main Campus Permit (Green) Vehicle ONLY: Students with 30 or more credits (sold on first-come/first-served basis factoring in class standing & space availability - see purchasing timeline above).

Graduate Assistants and Teaching Assistants eligible for Green Main Campus parking permits ($120) must purchase their permits as soon as they go on sale through the Parking Portal. Graduate Assistants and Teaching Assistants eligible for Red parking permits ($120) must contact Parking Services prior to August 15th to allow timely processing. Green Main Campus parking lots are: Lots A, D, E, J, & L.

$100 Parking Garage Permit: Students with 30 or more credits (sold on first-come/first-served basis and space availability - see purchasing timeline above). Garage permits may park in the Parking Garage, Avery Street lot, Wayne Street lot, Court Plaza, & Lot K.

$85 East Campus Permit (Orange): Freshman students (0-29 credits) and anyone eligible to purchase a Main Campus permit that prefers to park in East Campus lots. East Campus lots that are 24/7: Avery Street fenced lot and Wayne Street fenced lots. East Campus lots that are daytime only (7:45 a.m. – 5:30pm): Court Plaza and the last three rows at Asbury Church.

$45 Evening Only Permit (Blue): All evening commuting students and employees (Parking times: 4:45 p.m.-7:45 a.m. Mon-Fri).

$120 Motorcycle Permit: Motorcycles are only allowed to be associated with a Motorcycle permit, they cannot be attached to a Main Campus, East Campus, Parking Garage, Evening, or Employee permit. If a Motorcycle permit is purchased in conjunction with a vehicle permit, the cost is $5.

$30 summer permit, June 1 to August 31, Main Campus parking (if no other permit has been purchased for the academic year).

  • Vehicle Registration and Driver's License required to purchase permit.
  • If you have questions, please call the Parking Services Office at 410-543-6338 or

A limited number of student parking spaces will continue to be available on the main campus and in the parking garage. Permits will be offered to upperclassmen on a first-come, first-served basis, factoring in class standing and space availability. Once the allotment of permits is depleted for a particular area/permit type, sales for that permit type will stop.

Daytime Main Campus Parking lots are: Lot A (Chesapeake), Lot B (Academic Commons), Lot D (Dogwood), Lot E (Devilbiss), & Lots J & L (Seagull Square).

If you have any questions or need additional information, please email parkingservices@salisbury.edu or call 410-543-6338.