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PARKING

Department Portal

Parking & Transportation has created three options for departments to manage their own official visitor and small-scale event parking.  Each option has pros and cons for departments to consider. These are explained in detail in the full-length training video below.

Parking Options:

Option 1: Guest Permit Invitation sent to your guest(s) via email.  

  • This is the best option for departments that want the maximum visibility of their event visitors. This is the preferred method of visitor and event parking. 
  • This is self-managed by the department host without the involvement of Parking & Transportation.  Each event is summarized in the employee's personal MavPark portal.
  • An email address for event participants is required.
  • Guests can confirm their parking before they arrive on campus.  The validation is for the full day.
  • To gain access to this option, UTA employees should complete the one-time Request Form below.  
  • Unfortunately, at this time, we can't share the Event Summary page with other UTA employees.  Only the department host will have access to see who has claimed a permit and make any edits to the event invite list.
  • It is best practice to request access if you are regularly having groups of visitors to campus. If your guest is part of a one-time event, select Option 2 or 3.
  • Request access to the Department Invitations by completing the form at the bottom of this page.

Option 2: Event Permit Link with Promo Code ($25 minimum charge per event)

  • This is the best option for departments who don't necessarily want to micro-manage their event participant's parking permits and can share a website and promo code for discounted parking.  This is the preferred method for events like marathons, concerts, basketball games, etc.  
  • Participants without the promo code will only have access to full-priced permits. Use of the promo code will unlock discounted or free parking permits.
  • An email address for event participants is not required, but you must find a way to direct customers to this webpage.
  • Guests can confirm their parking before they arrive on campus.  The validation is fixed for the event duration.
  • To gain access to this option, UTA employees should complete the Special Event Parking Form and request this option.

Option 3: On-Site Registration using Kiosk ($25 minimum charge per event)

  • This is the best option for departments who want an on-site registration option, such as at a registration or check-in table.  This is the preferred method for events like conferences, summer camps, college park shops, etc.  
  • Promo code options are available to limit abuse of the system by non-event attendees.  Participants without the promo code will not have access to the validated permit.  
  • Parking & Transportation will supply the website, but the department host must supply the kiosk (any device that can display a website). Alternatively, a QR code can be printed and scanned by each participant's phone.
  • An email address for event participants is not required, but you must find a way to notify the attendees to note their license plate number before visiting the kiosk.
  • Guests can NOT confirm their parking before they arrive on campus.  The validation starts as soon as they type their license plate into the kiosk and is fixed for a short period of time (typically a few hours).
  • To gain access to this option, UTA employees should complete the Special Event Parking Form and request this option.  

 

Option 4: Provide a promo code to be used on a pay-by-phone app. ($25 minimum charge per event, plus the Honk Mobile convenience fee(s) of $0.15 per transaction)

  • This is the best option for departments who will have random or reoccurring visitors on site and they do not want to manually validate their parking each time.  This is the preferred method for guests like vendors, donors, research participants, etc.  
  • Promo code options are available to limit abuse of the system by non-event attendees.  Participants without the promo code will not have access to the validated permit.  However, guests with the promo code will NOT be limited on how frequently the use the promo code, so they could use it on days they are not visiting you.
  • Parking & Transportation will supply the promo code. It is the department's role to get the guest to the Honk Mobile visitor parking zones.
  • An email address for event participants is not required, but the guest will need to create an account on the Honk Mobile app or website.
  • Guests can NOT confirm their parking before they arrive on campus.  The validation starts as soon as they type their license plate into the kiosk and is fixed for the period of time they select (typically a few hours). If your promo code is valid for 1 hour's value, and the guest selects to park for a longer period of time, the guest will pay the difference.
  • To gain access to this option, UTA employees should complete the Special Event Parking Form and request a Honk Mobile promo code.  

2021-2022 Department Official Visitor Discounted Parking Rates

Effective August 1, 2021

Department Official Visitors are considered a small group of visitors invited to campus (1-10 people).  Events with a larger attendance should request Event Parking.

General Lots

(At all times)

Free Validations; $25 per Event Validation Link

Park South Lower Level (Visitor Section)

(At all times)

$4.00 per Validation

West Campus Garage Lower Level (Visitor Section)

(At all times)

$4.00 per Validation

Maverick Garage 3rd & 4th Floors (Visitor Section)

($2 discount after 5PM & Weekends)

$8.00 Per Validation

Faculty/Staff Lots (based on availability)

(Free after 5PM & Weekends)

$6.00 Per Validation
Effective August 1, 2019, department visitors that park in the wrong location or don't validate their parking, and subsequently receive a citation can have the department pay for the citation at the full citation value. 

 

 Short 10-minute overview:

 

Long, detailed Live Teams training:

 

 

 

Start your department registration form by completing the form below.