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Faculty & Staff Parking

Parking applications for Fall/Winter 2019/2020 are now open.


  Parking Application HERE

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR STAFF, FULL-TIME FACULTY, AND PART-TIME FACULTY: Permits sold the previous academic year will be re-used as there is a limited number of new permits. Each individual will be given a new sticker on their permit for the current academic year upon payment. Please bring your current permit with you. Individuals who applied for permits will be cross checked from last years database. This excludes underground permits.


Please note: Parking on campus without a valid permit may lead to ticketing and/or an immobilization boot. You will not be issued a parking permit until ALL outstanding violations have been paid.

Purchasing an above ground parking permit does not guarantee you a parking spot. We suggest arriving on campus as early as possible, leaving yourself enough time to find a parking space in one of our 8 parking lots. Permits are not valid at parking meters or in pay & display spots. Parking in an accessible space is only valid when your SMU permit is accoumpanied by a Registry of Motor Vehicle's Mobility Disabled Identification Permit plate or tag. Overnight parking is prohibited for above ground permits.


Payroll Deduction, Payment & Pickup details

Permit pickup for 2019/2020 permits begins on August 19th in the Facilities Management office, McNally South basement MS 011. 

  • If you applied for Above Ground General or Motorcycle, you may come in to pick-up and pay for your permit beginning August 19th. If you apply on or after this date, please wait at least 2 business days before coming in.
  • If you applied for Underground, you will be contacted within 5 business days.

Deadline for Payroll Deduction is September 23 at 4:30pm (Payroll forms are available in the Facilities Management office at time of pick-up). After the September 23 deadline, payroll deduction may only be used by new employees (within one month of employment start date) or employees returning from approved leave (excluding vacation leave).

Payment is due at the time of pickup. See permit types and costs below.

Parking Permit Overview 

Staff, Faculty (Full-Time & Part-Time) and Professional Librarian permits are sold as 12 month (valid from September 1 to August 31) or Summer (valid from May 1 to August 31).

Part time faculty members are eligible for one complimentary above ground permit per year. If requesting an underground permit, the cost will be at the full time faculty rate.

Application dates:

Applications open:

  • General and motorcycle permits - August 1st, 2019 at 12:00AM
  • Underground permits (residents of SMU only) - August 1st, 2019
  • Underground permits (non-residents) - August 15th, 2019 at 12:00am

Please note, you will not be contacted for confirmation of application receipt or approval unless otherwise stated.



General Above Ground


  • Staff - $503
  • Full-time Faculty & Professional Librarian - $547
  • Summer (2020) Staff - TBD (valid from May 1st to August 31st)
  • Part-time Faculty - Complimentary (with presentation of employment contract)

Automobile & Motorcycle Combo

Motorcycle parking is located in the Science Parking Lot. Motorcycle permits are not valid anywhere else on campus.


  • Staff - $540
  • Faculty & Professional Librarian - $584
  • Part-time Faculty - See below **

**Part-time Faculty selecting this option must choose which permit they would like to receive as complimentary; your contract allows for one free parking permit (i.e. you may receive a complimentary automobile permit and pay the difference for the motorcycle).



  • Staff, Faculty & Professional Librarian - $83
  • Part-time Faculty - See below**

**Part-time Faculty may receive this permit complimentary if it is the only permit they are choosing.


With payment of an underground parking permit, you will be issued an assigned parking space. Underground permits are not valid for use above ground.


  • Staff, Faculty (Full & Part-time) and Professional Librarian - $836




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