USF Sarasota-Manatee - Parkings Services

Parkings Services at USF Sarasota-Manatee

PARKING PERMITS ARE REQUIRED 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK

Welcome to Parking Services

Our mission is to support the University's vision, strategies and goals by providing exceptional customer services to our students, staff, faculty, and visitors. We will strive to be a model Parking Services Department by using sound business practices, and implementing current technology and training to ensure parking is available for everyone on our campus.

Credit Card Payments

Effective 11/7/07 Credit card payments will no longer be taken over the telephone or through the mail. Only online or in-person payments can be accepted.

On-Line

To order permits, submit appeals and pay citations, please click on the appropriate link at the top of this page.

Multiple Campus Reciprocity

USF Sarasota-Manatee STAFF

Valid in all lots on the USF Sarasota-Manatee and New College of Florida lots.
USF St Pete - USF Sarasota-Manatee permits are valid in the USF St. Petersburg Parking Garage levels 2 through 5 only. No parking in surface parking lots.
Directions from USFS-M to USFSP: Take I-75 north. Merge onto I-275 via Exit 228 toward St. Petersburg. Merge onto I-175 east via Exit 22. Stay straight (approximately 1 mile). Cross over 4th St S and 3rd St. S. Approximately 50 feet after crossing over 3rd St S turn right into the USFSP Parking Garage.
USF Tampa
- Sarasota-Manatee permits valid in the USF Tampa Staff (E) lots shown on Tampa parking map.  (Note: If staff park in a D, S, SR or anything other than and E - they will receive a ticket.  USFSM employees may only park in E using USFSM employee permits)
New College of Florida (NCF):   Both USF S-M and NCF students & staff share the Library, Campus Police Service, and Bookstore, so USF S-M permits are valid on the NCF campus and visa versa;

USF Sarasota-Manatee STUDENT

Valid in all lots on the USF Sarasota-Manatee and New College of Florida lots.
USF St Pete - USF Sarasota-Manatee permits are valid in the USF St. Petersburg Parking Garage levels 2 through 5 only. No parking in surface parking lots.
Directions from USFS-M to USFSP: Take I-75 north. Merge onto I-275 via Exit 228 toward St. Petersburg. Merge onto I-175 east via Exit 22. Stay straight (approximately 1 mile). Cross over 4th St S and 3rd St. S. Approximately 50 feet after crossing over 3rd St S turn right into the USFSP Parking Garage.
USF Tampa Campus - Valid in Visitor and Park-n-Ride (Y) lots; Visitor/ Daily (D) lots on Tampa campus
New College of Florida (NCF):   Both USF S-M and NCF students & staff share the Library, Campus Police Service, and Bookstore, so USF S-M permits are valid on the NCF campus and visa versa;

For maps and additional information, please see specific campus Parking website or call them -
USF Tampa Parking link:  http://usfweb2.usf.edu/parking_services/default.asp
USF St Petersburg Parking link:  http://www1.usfsp.edu/parking_services/Index.htm
New College of Florida Parking link:  http://www.ncf.edu/visitor-parking Map at: http://www.ncf.edu/directions  

Traffic and Parking Regulations Governing the Use of Vehicles at the Sarasota-Manatee Campus

FORWARD: These regulations are given effect of law by Florida Statutes, Chapters 240.263, and 240.267, which are quoted in part:

“Each university shall adopt rules which govern traffic on the grounds of that university; which provide penalties for the infraction of such traffic rules; and which the university finds necessary, convenient, or advisable for the safety and welfare of the students, faculty members, or other persons…”

General Information

Parking permits are required to park at University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Permit types are used to designate parking locations on campus. Parking lots are designated as staff and student. Some lots have designated visitor parking spaces. Some lots have multiple designations. These designations remain in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Individuals may purchase only one vehicle hangtag permit. USF hangtag permits may be transferred between same owner vehicles only. A limited number of adhesive permits are available for those with soft-top vehicles and/or special circumstances only.

If you terminate your association with USF Sarasota-Manatee for any reason, please return your parking permit to the Parking Services Department.

Rules and Regulations

The summary information contained in this brochure does not amend, modify or substitute for USF Parking Rules and Regulations. Copies of these regulations may be obtained by writing to :

Parking Services Department
8350 N. Tamiami Trail, SMC-B116
Sarasota, FL 34243-2049

The USF Sarasota-Manatee Parking Brochure is available from Parking Services' Office or at:  2013-2014 USF Sarasota-Manatee Parking Brochure.

Sarasota-Manatee permits may be purchased in person by mail or on the website. Please print and fill out the Vehicle Information - Parking Permit Application Form and either bring in person or mail to following address with your payment to:

Parking Services Department
8350 N. Tamiami Trail, SMC-B116
Sarasota, Florida 34243-2049

Uses of Revenue

The State of Florida does not provide funding for university parking programs. Instead, revenue earned from parking permit, meter, and citation fees are used to pay for parking systems on campus.

Where does the money go?

  • The Garage Project -Within the next 10 - 15 years, (2018 - 2023) USF Sarasota-Manatee anticipates the need for a parking garage. Permit prices will increase each year in order to provide a base for long-term financing of the garage.
  • Construction, improvement, and maintenance of university parking lots.
  • Debt payments
  • Salaries of staff to operate parking business and motorist assistance program.

A more detailed explanation and graphical representation of Parking Services expenses is available by writing:

Parking Services Department
8350 N. Tamiami Trail, SMC-B116
Sarasota, Florida 34243-2049