Permit Information

Annual registration fees for parking permits:
Regular Parking Permits      Hattiesburg      Gulf Park/GCRL 
Students and Handicap$162$75
Faculty/Staff > $24K$162*$75*
Faculty/Staff < $24K$75*$75*
Retired Faculty/Staff$75$75
Bicycles (per academic year)$20$20
Bicycles (non-expiring)$50$50


Semester Parking Permits                       Hattiesburg      Gulf Park/GCRL 
Fall $90 $45
Spring $90$45
Summer$25 $25


Visitor Pass     HattiesburgGulf Park/GCRL 
Online only for visitors (per day/ per vehicle)           $2                    



  • Faculty, staff and students are required to register a vehicle online at and purchase a parking permit number.
  • 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 register a vehicle and purchase a parking permit number.
  • Faculty, staff and students are allowed up to four vehicles registered to a virtual permit. However, only one vehicle is allowed to park on a University property at any given time. If a permit holder uses a substitute vehicle not registered on the permit, one of the vehicles on the permit must be removed to allow the substitution of the additional vehicle on the parking 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 regular permit numbers purchased during the open registration period (month of August), the annual 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.
  • Only parking permit numbers issued by The University of Southern Mississippi Parking Management will be honored.
  • 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.