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New Parking Options & Rates Effective Aug. 22

New Options For Hybrid Schedules, Increases In Visitor Parking Rates, Fines Take Effect


By Laura Wagner

UHD Parking & Transportation Services announced three changes taking effect today, Aug. 22. 

First, the good news: new parking permit options are available to accommodate staff with hybrid schedules! 

Now the bad news: visitor parking and parking violations will cost more. P1016277

Take a look at the tables below for complete information about the changes. You can purchase a permit and manage all your parking needs through the Parking & Transportation Services portal. Questions and portal issues should be directed to Parking & Transportation Services at uhdparking@uhd.edu or 713-221-8127.

Hybrid Parking Permit Options

Employees who wish to purchase a hybrid parking permit must be approved for the Alternate Work Arrangements program and have the appropriate paperwork on file. Permits will be programmed so that employees with hybrid schedules may access parking five days a week to accommodate infrequent exceptions to the designated hybrid schedule. (Any employee who is in the office routinely five days a week should purchase a regular permit.) 

Parking Permit Type

Annual Rate

Monthly Deduction

Garage Unreserved/Hybrid



Surface Lots/Unreserved/Hybrid



Disabled Parking/Hybrid



Visitor Parking Rates

​Parking & Transportation Services offered discounted visitor parking rates during the pandemic. Now that on-campus operations have returned to normal, visitor parking is increasing from pre-pandemic rates as shown below. 

Visitor Type

Pre-pandemic Rate

New Rate

Daily Visitor



Daily Visitor Sponsored by Department Discount Rate



Parking Violations & Associated Fines

Parking & Transportation Services has developed an online reference table of parking violations and associated violation fines that provides complete transparency into the cost of making a bad parking decision. New violation fine amounts go into effect today.  Be sure to to review the violation types and corresponding fines before you park in that tempting spot next a fire hydrant.  

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.