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Parking and Transit Services

Welcome to Parking and Transit Services

To all visitors, alumni, students, faculty and staff, we are pleased to have you on our campus! Parking and Transit Services is an auxiliary service within the Office of Finance and Administration that supports the university’s vision, strategies and goals by providing customer service with professionalism, accountability and integrity.

The department is responsible for overseeing multiple aspects of traffic and parking for USM campuses, including control, enforcement, and coordinated maintenance of parking areas. The department seeks out partnerships to provide various forms of transportation services. Other responsibilities include the main entrance information booth, metered parking, and vehicle identification.

Online Permit Registration Portal

Citation Appeals & Payments


C-USA Baseball Tournament Parking Notice!

The Conference USA baseball tournament is scheduled to be hosted at Pete Taylor Park May 25th-29th.  Parking spaces in the Payne Center lot, MK Turk Circle, Kay James Drive and the Natatorium are reserved for $10 Game Day Parking only.  Please plan accordingly.

Summer 2022 Permit Registration is Open

Summer permits are available now!  Spring semester permits expired May 14, 2022, but Annual permits are still good through July 31, 2022.  (Fall 2022 permits will not be available until the end of July!)

You must have a current, valid permit and registered license plate to park on university property. One warning is granted for non-registered vehicles per academic year.  If you received a warning in the fall or spring, you will not receive another in the summer semester.
If you are on campus, please park in designated zones based on your classification (faculty/staff, resident, commuter, fraternity, sorority, etc.) and register your vehicle(s) as soon as possible to avoid fines and having your vehicle booted or towed!


Did you Know?  Multiple Vehicles

You can have up to four vehicles listed on your virtual permit (only one at a time can be parked on campus).  If you find yourself needing to drive a different vehicle, log in to the parking portal and add that vehicle's make/model/license plate to your permit and you are good to go! 

If you get a new vehicle and do not have a license plate yet, add the last eight digits of the VIN as your plate number.  BUT remember to go back and add your vehicle with license plate when you get it!  We do not run the VIN once the vehicle has a license plate!

Parking 101

  • Purchase a permit and register your vehicle's license plate.
  • Review the parking zone map and park in your zone.
  • Pay attention to parking signs and restrictions (ie. Reserved Parking, Service Zones, Visitor Parking, Fire Lanes, etc...).
  • Do not ignore citations!  Contact the Parking & Transit Services team if you have any questions about a citation you received. 

Parking Updates and Reminders

  • Summer 2022 parking rules and regulations are in effect 05/15/2022. ALL lots with zone restrictions (i.e. Commuter, Residential, Village and Fraternity) will be enforced for valid parking permits. Do not ignore citations or warning cards!
  • The Thad Cochran Center parking lot has designated Faculty/Staff spaces next to Chain Technology building and other spaces for Open Zone (excluding reserved spaces).  The entire lot may be reserved for special events at any given time, and advanced notice will be given when possible.
  • Metered parking and Pay to Park is active for short-term parking. The meter or mobile fee must be paid or you will be issued a citation for expired meter.
  • Verify your handicap accommodations are registered with your permit and visibly displayed if you utilize handicap parking spaces.
  • Parking in reserved spaces or on the University grounds without proper permissions is prohibited and will result in your vehicle being booted or towed.


Contact Us

Parking and Transit Services
McLemore Hall, Room 152
118 College Drive #5149
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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Long Beach, MS 39560

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