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Parking FAQ

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Where can I buy a parking permit?

You can purchase a parking permit online through MavPark.

Why do I have to pay to park?

The revenue from permit sales, fines, parking meters and pay stations enables the University to build and maintain the parking lots, including snow removal, resurfacing, painting and striping, provide frequent patrols of parking lots and operate the Parking Office.

Why are the cost of parking permits so high?

The cost of permits at UNO is well below the price of other universities. In comparison with other peer universities such as University of Denver, University of Missouri –St. Louis, and Wichita State, the price or permits at UNO are lower for students, faculty and staff. The highest rates at UNO, which are compared to the average of other peer institutions, show that UNO student permits are 27% lower and faculty permits are 56% lower.

When can I buy a semester or yearly permit?

Annual permit and Fall Semester permit sales begin July 1st of each year. Spring permits sales begin finals week of the prior Fall Semester.

What are the Parking Office Hours?

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (M-F)

If I buy a permit, do I have to register my vehicle(s) with the university?

You are required to register your vehicle(s) in connection with the purchase of a new permit. You must register all vehicles that will park on campus. You will need your vehicle make, model, and license plate number. You can move the permit between registered vehicles.

Should I notify Parking Services when I get a new vehicle or license plate?

Yes. Please contact Parking Services at (402) 554-PARK (7275) or e-mail to update your account information.

Where can I park?

See our Campus Maps Tab on the Parking website.

When are night permits valid?

Night permits are valid on campus after 2:30 p.m. in designated lots.

What are the hours of parking enforcement?

Parking lots are enforced 24 hours on Monday through Thursday and until 5 p.m. on Fridays. Parking in reserved, service vehicle, handicap spaces, loading zones, drive aisles and fire lanes is enforced 24 hours, 7 days a week. Meters are enforced from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (M–F).

How do I pay for a parking violation?

Parking violations may be paid online by logging into MAVpark . If you pay a ticket with seven calendar days of the date of the ticket, a 20% discount will be applied.

What if I don’t pay my parking violation?

Any vehicle with two or more unpaid violation notices over 14 calendar days old, may be immobilized by Parking Services using Rhino Boot or towed. Students with two or more unpaid violation notices over 14 calendar days old will be placed on stop enrollment and be required to pay all outstanding violations prior to registering for classes.

I loaned my car to a friend who parked in a no parking zone. I did not know about the violation, but the ticket(s) are on my record. Do I have to pay the ticket?

Yes. The person registering the vehicle and/or obtaining a UNO Parking Permit is responsible for all parking violations issued on that vehicle or the vehicle displaying the permit, regardless of who parked the vehicle.

Who tows cars off campus? What if my vehicle is towed?

Parking Services and Campus Security can tow cars off of campus for various reasons. If your car has been towed contact Parking Services or Campus Security for further information.

Parking Services Office: (402) 554-PARK (7275)

Campus Security Office: (402) 554-2684

What is the appeal process, and how long until decisions are made on appeals?

Any person receiving a UNO parking violation notice has the right to appeal the violation. Parking violation appeals must be submitted online within 30 days of the date of the violation notice. Contact Parking Services for the scheduled meeting dates of the Student Traffic Appeals Commission.

What do I do if my permit is lost or stolen?

Should the permit be lost or destroyed or for some reason unobtainable, the permit holder will be required to purchase a new permit for $25. A two-week temporary permit can be obtained free of charge while attempting to find the old permit. Once the replacement permit has been paid for, and the lost permit is found, the $25 will be refunded.

How do I get a refund for my parking permit?

To get a refund for a parking permit you must bring the permit back to Parking Services. According to Registrars refund scheduling you may receive 100% refund, 75% refund, 50% refund, 25% refund, or no refund at all. You will receive a full refund within 14 days of purchase. If you are in the military and are called away to war you may receive a full refund with proof of deployment. (If you purchased your permit with a credit card the refund must go back on that same credit card).

If I have a handicap permit/placard, can I park in the handicap spaces on campus?

If you have a state issued permit/plate, you will need to also obtain a UNO parking permit to park in any of the campus handicap spaces. To help avoid abuse of handicap parking on campus, all state-issued handicap permits must be registered with Parking Services.

I have a temporary disability and can’t walk from the parking lot. What can I do?

Individuals with short-term handicap parking needs should contact Parking Services and a Handicap Parking Permit for the necessary period of time may be issued for a fee, if applicable. Please provide a doctor's note with an end-date if the temporary handicap permit exceeds a two day period.

What does it cost to park at the meter in Lots B, C and E?

Meters are enforced from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (M – F). Metered parking areas are reserved for Visitors. After 7 p.m. individuals with or without parking permits may use the metered areas without payment. The charge for the meters is $0.05 for 3 minutes, $0.10 for 6 minutes, $0.25 for 15 minutes, and $0.50 for 30 minutes, with maximum of 90 minutes.

I am visiting the campus for the day, do I need a permit?

Yes, you will need to stop into Parking Services located at EAB 107 to obtain a temporary Visitor’s Permit. A request form can be filled out online and the permit will be mailed to you. The permit must be picked up in person if the request is within 48 hours of you visiting campus.

I forgot my permit or I drove a different vehicle today, what do I do?

You have two options:

(1) you can move the permit out of your primary vehicle and place it on the rear view mirror of the secondary vehicle, or

(2) you can stop at Parking Services located at EAB 107 and pick up up to four temporary permits per academic year.

What is the parking enforcement policy for University Holidays?

The campus has open parking on all holidays and days that classes are not in session. Only fire lanes, handicap, service, reserved spaces and loading zones will be enforced.

My parents got a ticket while parked on campus, am I responsible for that ticket?

The first two tickets will be waived per year for visitors to the campus. All other violations may be paid or appealed online. Students, Faculty and staff are responsible for tickets received on their vehicles and all family vehicles while parked on campus.

My car won’t start, I have a flat tire, or I am locked out of my vehicle. What can I do?

Contact Campus Security at (402) 554-2648.

How do I reserve parking spaces or parking lots for events?

Special Events Parking on the University of Nebraska at Omaha Campus is very limited. Contact Parking Services, at (402)554-PARK (7275), for Special Event parking questions.

What are the hours of the Shuttle?

The Pacific shuttles operate from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (M –F) on days classes are in session. The Crossroads shuttles operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (M –F) on days classes are in session during the Fall and Spring semesters only.

For more information visit the Shuttle tab contact the Parking Office at (402) 554-PARK (7275).