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Everyone who parks on the UW-Stout campus must display a valid permit or pay a meter during hours of regulation. Hours of regulation are posted at the entrance to each university lot.  Any university parking area without posted hours of regulation is regulated 24 hours, every day.  To purchase a permit stop into Parking Services - office hours M-F 7:45 a.m. - 4:25 p.m.

Department Guests

Guests = a person who is invited to visit the campus or take part in a function organized by the campus.  This does NOT include faculty/staff in paid status or students who are signed up for classes and paying tuition.

Parking Services encourages every university affiliated person to provide their guest with a parking permit prior to that guest's arrival.  This holds true for individual visitors, meetings, or large conferences.  Information and permit request form are found at:  Permit request form

If you are attending a meeting or event, the event organizers should have reserved parking prior to the event and provided parking information in their literature/publicity. If you're unsure about where to park, contact your event's organizer for that information. If an event organizer has not reserved campus parking, you must locate a metered space or a legal space on a city street.

Resident Student Visitors

It is especially important for residence hall guests to obtain a permit because they're usually staying overnight and don't have the option of parking in a meter or on a City street.

The UW-Stout student is responsible for obtaining a permit for their guest prior to that guest's arrival and informing their guest of pertinent parking regulations and appropriate parking areas.  A guest cannot park in a university lot prior to displaying a permit.

Weekends:  Residence hall parking lots do not require display of a permit from 1 PM Friday through 9 PM Sunday.  If your guests arrival and departure is within that time period he/she may park without a permit.

Day visits only:  When a guest is not staying overnight he/she may park in a metered space (with payment) or a legal City street space rather than purchase a permit to park in a university parking lot.

If the Parking Office is closed and you have an unexpected visitor during the week:  Have your guest park in Lot 34 (main campus) or Lot 22 (north campus) and then come into the Parking Office by 8:00 a.m. the next day to purchase the permit.

To inquire about your meeting's parking

If you're attending a meeting, conference, or event on the UW-Stout campus you are required to display a permit and park in an assigned lot.  The meeting sponsor is responsible for providing you with both your permit and instructions about parking.  Ultimately, the driver is responsible for parking legally.  If you have not received instructions regarding parking you may either follow up with the meeting sponsor to elicit that information, pay a meter or park on a city street adjacent to campus.

Where to park

  • Within stall stripes in a paved lot
  • Along a designated parking row in a gravel lot
  • Fully inside end-of-row signs (when present) in a gravel lot

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Parking Portal

The Parking Portal allows you to:

  • order a permit
  • add/edit your personal info
  • view/add vehicle information
  • view, pay, appeal citations 

Contact Us

UW-Stout Parking Services
110 University Services Building
817 South Broadway
Menomonie, WI 54751
M-F 7:45 a.m. - 4:25 p.m.
P (715) 232-1792
F (715) 232-1142

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When is no permit required?

There are times when display of a permit is not required, primarily evenings (commuter lots) and weekends (commuter and residence hall lots).  It is a visitors responsibility to know and comply with the university's regulations requiring display of a permit. See our hours of enforcement >>

Disabled Parking

Visitors are welcome to park in a UW-Stout disabled space when displaying their state issued disabled permit.

Please note: Your state issued permit is not valid in a campus metered space as it would be in a municipal metered space.

Parking Services tracks usage of state disabled permits. If you are a frequent visitor to campus, your vehicle may be tracked more often than we'd expect to see a visitor and you appear to be affiliated with the university. If you are not affiliated with the university as a student or staff, but will be making periodic visits to campus, we recommend you contact Parking Services to clarify your status.