Parking Permits

Where and When Can I Buy a Permit?

Parking permits are sold online via credit card only!  There will be no in person sales.  Please refer to the below information regarding fall 2020 parking permit sales.

WCU Parking Permit Sales Fall 2020

Parking permits will be REQUIRED in all university parking lots during the fall 2020 semester.  Parking permits are $30.00.

Parking permits are on sale NOW!  Payment MUST be made online with a credit card.  We will not accept cash or check in person.  You will be required to attach a copy of your vehicle registration and drivers license or WCU ID during registration.  If you purchase your parking permit prior to August 17th, we will mail the permit to the address you provide during registration.  If purchase is made after August 17th, you will be responsible for picking up your parking permit at Parking Services.

Employees: Please refer to the email sent on Friday, July 17th for additional information regarding parking permit sales

Students: Please refer to the email sent on Wednesday, July 29th for additional information regarding parking permit sales.  Freshman residents received a second email from Student Affairs on July 29th as well.

Summer/Winter Parking Information 

Summer/Winter Parking begins on the Monday after commencement, and ends on the Friday before the first day of Fall/Spring classes each year.Parking permits are required in employee areas, visitor areas, and other specially designated spaces; These areas are enforced 24 hours per day, 7 days per weekParking Permits are not required in student designated parking spaces

Parking Permit Registration

  • Online Registration is currently AVAILABLE! 
    • All parking permits must be purchased online with a credit card
      • Valid vehicle registration and photo ID will be a required attachment when registering
    • Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 2:00pm

Parking Ticket Holds and Appeals

All outstanding parking tickets and holds must be cleared prior to purchasing an annual permit. You can view holds on your account in MyWCU. Parking tickets may be paid:

  • Online
    • Please note, you will notice a "new look" when you pay parking tickets online as Parking Services has implemented a new parking system
  • Mail
    • Bursar Office - 25 University Ave. West Chester, PA 19383

If you wish to to appeal a parking violation, please follow the procedure below:

  • Appeal in writing at the Public Safety Parking Services office within 10 calendar days from the date the violation was issued.  All appeals must be submitted on the official appeal form.  Appeal forms are available at the Public Safety Parking Services office and online.

The following reasons are not considered sufficient grounds for an appeal:

  • Forgetfulness
  • Short parking duration
  • Failure to display permit
  • Inability to see sign
  • Unavailability of parking spaces
  • Insufficient funding to pay ticket


There are no refunds for parking permits. All Sales are Final.

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