Parking and Transportation Services
Frequently Asked Questions
Q&A About Parking on Campus Printable Handout
Parking and Transportation Services is located in room 314 of the Center for Clinical Research and Simulation (formerly the South Campus Facility building).
Do I need a parking permit?
Yes, parking permits are required at all hours. Having a permit is the first step toward hassle-free on-campus parking. Washington State mandates that parking at its colleges and universities will be “self supporting.” Your permit fee is a user fee that enables WSU to build new parking facilities and maintain existing ones. Annual, semester and quarter permits are available online. For hourly or day-long parking, use the QR codes on the signs at the pay stations, or the HONK app on your smartphone. Your license plate number is your permit; no paper permits are issued.
Do I need a permit for a motorcycle?
Motorcycles also need permits to park on campus. Motorcyclists are allowed to park in any parking lot provided that they have an appropriate parking pass.
Where do I get the app for my smartphone?
HONK is the app we use to connect you with the hourly and daily parking permits via your smartphone. Get the app at the Apple App Store or the Android Google Play store.
How do I appeal a ticket?
If you want to appeal your ticket, you must do so online. A completed online appeal and any evidence must be received by the parking office within 10 calendar days from the date the ticket was issued. If a ticket is appealed, the late fine is placed on-hold until an Appeal Decision is made. After the Appeal Decision, the customer has 15 calendar days to pay, then the late fine may be applied. Appeal a WSU parking violation.
If your vehicle becomes disabled, you cannot move it immediately and you need to have it towed or repaired, please call our office to notify the Parking staff. We also provide assistance with jump starts, flat tire changing, vehicle unlocks, and getting emergency gasoline. After hours, call the Safety and Security office at (509) 358-7995.
Signs at parking lot entrances?
There are signs at the entrances to each lot indicating the permit color type needed for the lot, and the days and times that the lot is restricted to permits only. Be sure to check the signs before you park.
Never, Never . . .
There are also a few things to avoid: Never park in a fire zone or in red and yellow curb areas, or in areas unmarked for parking. Parking in spaces for the disabled, service vehicles, or other reserved zones requires a special permit—24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What if I got a ticket on my windshield?
If you receive a ticket, all ticket disputes/appeals are required to be filed online. For all violations unpaid after 30 calendar days, an additional late payment fine will be added to the unpaid ticket.
Yes, We Wheel Lock
A wheel lock is a device that immobilizes your vehicle so that you cannot drive it. If you have three or more unpaid tickets and your vehicle is identified on campus, a wheel lock will be put on it and a wheel lock fee will be charged. The wheel lock will not be removed until all tickets and the wheel lock fee are paid in full with cash. If tickets are not paid within 24 hours, the vehicle may be towed away from campus.
Is a Spokane parking permit good for the Pullman campus?
The two campuses have a written agreement honoring the permits issued on each campus. The basics of the agreement are:
- WSU Pullman orange, green, yellow, red and blue parking permits are valid in WSU Spokane orange and green zones.
- WSU Spokane orange parking permits are valid in WSU Pullman orange 1 (Fine Arts garage), orange 2 (Daggy Garage), green, yellow, red and blue zones.
- WSU Spokane green parking permits are valid in WSU Pullman green, yellow, red and blue zones.
What happens if we have to bring a rental car to campus when ours is in the shop?
The Parking office will give you a temporary permit to display.
If I take my own car to the Pullman campus will their parking officers know I have a permit?
Pullman parking has gone to the LPR system now and paper permits should not be necessary if you are faculty, staff or a student who works or studies at both campuses.
If you are attending a football game or any other event, you will need to pay for parking as the agreement states is only for business purposes.