Registration fees for parking permits:
*Annual permits only cover Fall, Spring, and Summer of the current academic year.
Prices may be prorated when purchased after the fall semester concludes.
- Traditional metered parking and digital scan-to-pay spaces are available in various
locations on campus. Traditional parking meters accept quarters only, 15 minutes
for $0.25, up to 1 hour for $1.00. Digital scan-to-pay signs accepts payments through
your cellular device via Apple Pay, PayPal, direct credit card and other methods where
available. The fee at scan-to-pay locations is $2.00 per hour (including all processing
fees). Refer to signage at parking location for details of payment options.
- Faculty, staff, students, contract employees and contractors/vendors who operate a
motor vehicle on University-owned or controlled property, regularly or occasionally,
will be required to purchase a virtual parking permit and register a vehicle license
plate. Faculty, staff and students are required to register online at Online Permit Registration Portal from the Parking and Transit website. Others may contact parkingFREEMississippi for additional instructions.
- Faculty, staff and students are allowed to register up to four vehicle license plates
to a single virtual permit. However, only one vehicle is allowed to park on a University
property at any given time. If a permit holder uses a vehicle other than one of the
4 registered on the permit, 1 of the vehicles must be removed to allow the additional
vehicle to be added to the permit.
- For employees, one regular parking registration fee can be treated as a pre-tax payroll
deduction, lowering taxable income. Additional permit numbers will be after-tax deductions.
For annual faculty/staff permits purchased during the initial registration month of
August, the parking fee can be payroll-deducted over a nine-month period. For any
purchases after the open registration period, the payroll deduction period will be
prorated based on purchase date. After 10 working days from the beginning of each
semester, Southern Miss will charge a $5 late fee for vehicle registration, with the
exception of newly hired employees. The late fee is due at time of purchase.
- Major donors making a gift to the University through The University of Southern Mississippi
Foundation are recognized as Honor Club members. Members are provided a special parking
permit number. The parking permit number is valid in faculty/staff, resident, commuter,
and open zone parking areas on all campuses. Honor Club members are invited to various
special events hosted by the USM Foundation and the president throughout the year.
For more information on how to join the USM Foundation Honor Club, please call: 601.266.5602,
or click here to go to the Foundation Web site.
- Only parking permit numbers and visitor passes issued by USM's Parking and Transit
Services will be honored.