Short-Term Parking

If you need quick access to buildings around campus to load or unload something, there are several options.

Loading Zones

You can park in any Loading Zone (LZ) space throughout campus for up to 30 minutes with your emergency lights flashing. These spaces have signs indicating they are loading zones. They do not require a permit but time restrictions as well as the use of emergency lights are strictly enforced 24/7. Be aware that moving a vehicle and re-parking it in the same area does not extend the original time restriction from the initial parking.

Parking Meters

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There are ten metered parking areas at convenient locations throughout campus. You may park at a meter for up to 45 minutes Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Weeknights after 5:45 p.m. and on weekends, you may purchase multiple hours. If more time is needed, please park in a garage. Meters require payment activation 24/7 at a rate of $3 for 45 minutes Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and $1 per hour at all other times. Meters may not be used as loading zones with emergency lights flashing.

Persons showing a valid disabled hangtag or license plate may park at the meter at no charge for the maximum time allowed by the meter.

To report a meter as malfunctioning, please call Brazos Garage at 512-471-6126. Personnel will be sent to repair and/or verify the meter. Calls are logged for reference. You will need the meter number and your vehicle license plate. Should you receive a citation at a meter after reporting it as malfunctioning, you can appeal the citation. If it is verified as malfunctioning, you are logged as reporting it, and you are parked at the meter for no more than 45 minutes, the citation will be dismissed. Warning: if you are parked at a malfunctioning meter for more than 45 minutes, you will be issued a citation for parking over time at a meter.


There are also nine garages throughout campus, all of which provide up to 30 minutes of parking at no charge. Just pull a ticket on your way into the garage and have it processed at the exit, a paystation, or the garage office on your way out; if you are parked for 30 minutes or less, the fee will come up as $0 when processed. See the visitor map or garage page for locations.

PTS Office
Trinity Parking Garage (TRG)
1815 Trinity St. (Map)

Open Monday - Friday
except official university holidays
Cashier Office: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Administrative Office: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone: 512-471-PARK (7275)
Fax: 512-232-9405
Twitter: @utaustinparking, @utshuttle, @bikeut