Faculty & Staff Permits

The sign at the entrance of the North Garage, which reads "Faculty & Staff Parking".

Commuter parking permit

Vehicles parked on campus without a current permit will be cited, so make sure your vehicle is registered and that any additional vehicles you park on campus are associated with your permit.

You are welcome to register multiple vehicles, but only one vehicle may be parked on campus at any time. Permits and vehicles need to be renewed once a year.  

Residential parking permit

If you live in University housing, you may keep up to two vehicles at your residence and all personal vehicles require a permit.

Please contact The Service Point to have your residential parking lot added to your existing commuter permit or to obtain a residential-only permit if you participate in Revise Your Ride.

Faculty & staff parking FAQ

New to campus?

Welcome to Princeton University! Please complete and submit the New Employee Vehicle Registration form in advance, to receive your virtual parking permit by your start date or orientation.

Please contact The Service Point if you have any questions.


Elm Drive access

In order to maintain safety for all and livable space for Princeton’s undergraduate residents, unauthorized vehicles are restricted from accessing Princeton’s historic core at all times.

If you require access via Elm Drive, authorization from Transportation and Parking Services is required at least two business days in advance. Faculty and staff, please have your department administrator or manager contact The Service Point.


Not sure where to park?

Parking for faculty and staff commuters is assigned based on the location of your primary research or office space on campus. Your lot assignment will be listed in the confirmation email you receive after you register for a permit.

Parking Policies