[Published Aug. 2018]

If your current parking permit expires on Aug. 31, it’s time to purchase a Stanford parking permit for the new fiscal year and beyond.

Stanford recently launched a new virtual parking permit system. With virtual permits, you will not need to come to P&TS to pick up your permit or wait for a physical permit to arrive in the mail. Instead, your virtual parking permit will be based on the vehicle license plate you enter in the P&TS system when purchasing your permit. Your license plate becomes your parking permit, and your permit will be valid immediately or for the date or time period you selected.

Commuters and residents can purchase virtual parking permits by entering the license plate information for vehicles they plan to park on campus. Departments, vendors, and contractors will continue to use physical permits. Please refer to our “How will it work for departments that purchase parking?” page for more information. More information for departments, vendors, and contractors to follow.

How to Purchase a Parking Permit

Employees and students can enter their license plate information and purchase their permit through our online ordering system. We have created how to” guides in case you would like to have step-by-step instructions on signing in to the portal, ordering a permit, and more.

Please note: Payments in the new system have been semi-monthly since June 25. As of Aug. 9, payments—including pre-tax payroll deduction, debit, and credit card charges—will be monthly. If you have questions, please contact us at transportation@stanford.edu.


Please note that you cannot purchase a permit online or in person until our system is updated with your Autumn Quarter registration.

Please contact us at transportation@stanford.edu or 650.723.9362 if you have questions or need assistance.