Rules, Policies, & Procedures

Parking on campus can be overwhelming until you know the rules. Here is a quick list of do's & dont's in order to keep your University experience citation free!

  • Park in lot colors that correspond to your virtual ePermit color.
  • Do not park at meters if you have any ePermit.
  • Always park your vehicle head in.
  • ePermits are not transferable. If you will be using a rental or borrowing another car at any point please add the vehicle information to your parking ePermit.
  • NEVER park in a Disabled Spot unless you are a current disabled placard holder.
  • Always park between the lines in designated spaces. Parking along the curb or "creating your own spot" in a parking lot can cause traffic disruptions and can even place others in dangerous situations by blocking emergency vehicles.
  • Always arrive early and give yourself plenty of time to find parking and get to class. FAU has plenty of spots available, however some of them do require walking or a shuttle ride.


For the most current parking regulations, please see FAU Parking Regulations.

Partner Campus Parking

Each FAU campus is unique when it comes to parking rules. Please see below on how to properly park on the following campuses.

  • FAU Dania Beach (SeaTech)
    A valid FAU ePermit is required to park in the lot.

  • FAU Davie
    Student parking is available in marked lots throughout the campus and open to student vehicles with a valid ePermit. Faculty/staff lots are clearly marked and are not open to students at any time.  ePermits can be acquired online at FAU Parking Login. More information on BC parking.

  • FAU Fort Lauderdale (Downtown Campus)

    A parking hangtag is needed to park in the parking garage in Fort Lauderdale. The area reserved for FAU students is located on the 6th floor, section A,C, E and on the roof top – 7th floor. Please contact our office to obtain a valid permit to park in the parking garage. Please be sure to become familiar with the Fort Lauderdale’s parking rules and regulations.Parking is available on a first come-first served basis and may not be reserved. 

    Student vehicles are prohibited in the ground lot (immediately north of the HEC) from Monday through Friday between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm.

    Students may park on the ground lot (immediately north of the HEC) only between the hours of 6:00 pm and 5:00 am from Monday through Friday, and all day on Saturdays and Sundays.

  • FAU Harbor Branch (HBOI)
    A valid FAU ePermit is required to park in lot. Visitors will need to park in the metered lot and pay the meter.

  • FAU Jupiter
    Students are allowed to park in blue permit lots. Faculty and Staff lots are designated by red lines. Visitors will need either need to park at the meters and pay or use the ParkMobile app.

  • Palm Beach State College
    Permits issued by Palm Beach State College are valid only in lots 19 and Garage 1 on the Boca Raton Campus. Palm Beach State College permits are not valid on any of the remaining FAU Campuses. When a vehicle has both a FAU ePermit and a permit from Palm Beach State College, the FAU ePermit will take priority in determining where a vehicle is eligible to park. PBSC Parking Policies


How to obtain an FAU Permit


Policies and Procedures

  • Courtesy Appointments
    In a memorandum from the Provost dated February 6, 2003, courtesy appointments are defined as unpaid appointments at the University and are offered special privileges. One of the privileges granted by this memorandum is the ability to purchase a parking permit.

    Individuals with a courtesy appointment are eligible to purchase an annual Faculty/Staff ePermit for $ Adjunct Professor rates. To purchase your parking ePermit, please bring a copy of your Letter of Appointment on University letterhead and your Vehicle Registration to the Office of Parking and Transportation

  • FAU's E-mail Policy
    It is important that all students check their FAU e-mail account on at least on a bi-weekly basis.  This e-mail account is the official method that FAU uses to communicate with students concerning financial obligations.  If you are having problems setting up your FAU e-mail account, please contact the FAU Computer Helpdesk at 561-297-3999 or toll-free at 866-885-8325.  Additionally, the following website may also be useful

    Important Reminder:  Many people in the FAU community have forwarded their FAU e-mail to a personal e-mail account and as a result they have noticed that they are not receiving all of the FAU mail or that it is delayed.  FAU is now using e-mail for much of its communication, such as student bills, financial aid disbursements, and emergency notices.  FAU recommends that you do not forward your FAU e-mail to a personal e-mail account.  If an e-mail gets lost, it will not be able to be retrieved.

  • Student Records and Privacy (FERPA)
    Pursuant to Public Law 93-380, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, students and their parents are advised of certain practices and procedures at Florida Atlantic University which relate to student records.  Once students reach the age of 18 or are enrolled in a postsecondary program, parents no longer have any rights to student information under this act.  However, parents can obtain access to their student’s account activity.  Students may give the Office of Student Accounts written consent to release the information to their parents by completing the Authorization to Release Financial Records form. The completed form authorizes the Office of Student Financial Aid and the Office of Student Accounts at Florida Atlantic University to disclose financial records as defined by FERPA. Reminder: For access to student academic records please contact the Registrar’s Office.

    My Parents Use the Password-protected Services for Online Billing?
    From a legal perspective, the student, and not the parent(s), is the university’s client.  The university therefore, is legally obligated to provide each student with the means to create his or her own personalized user name and password and to deny access to confidential information by anyone without a valid user name and password.  In other words, each student must decide individually whether to provide his or her personal user name and password to parents or guardians.  Although the university generally encourages sharing this information with parents for reasons of convenience and expedience, the decision to do so rests with the student and not with the University.

    More Information on FERPA

  • Temporary Workers
    Employees who are working for FAU through a contract with a temporary employment agency are required to have a parking ePermit to park on campus.