Reciprocal & Off-Peak Contract Parking Privileges

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Reciprocal Parking 

Faculty and staff with 24/7 parking contracts may park in a specific location on each bank of the campus, if space is available. 

  • Reciprocal Parking is not available for student contracts, night contracts, and contracts shared by groups of people, such as departmental contracts and card pool groups.
  • Reciprocal space is not guaranteed. When event rates are in effect or PTS must accommodate a large group reservation, space availability is at the discretion of the parking attendant on duty.
  • Reciprocal Parking hours are 24/7.
  • PTS monitors the use of reciprocal parking. At least 50% of contract use must be at the primary facility.
How to Enter

Hangtag contract holders: At facilities that have been updated with new equipment, you can use your U Card, link your license plate to your contract to use license plate recognition (LPR) technology or purchase a PTS Parking Card for $20. Elsewhere, you can take a ticket at the entrance and press the help button at exit to speak to a customer service representative. The representative will confirm your contract and raise the gate to allow your exit. 

Other contract holders: At facilities that have been updated with new equipment, you can use your U Card, a PTS Parking Card, or license plate recognition (LPR).  If none of these are possible, take a ticket at the entrance and press the help button at exit to speak to a customer service representative. The representative will confirm your contract and raise the gate to allow your exit. At facilities with old equipment, use your old keycard. 

Reciprocal Parking Locations

Primary Facility 

Reciprocal Locations

Extra

Notes

East Bank

Gortner Avenue Ramp
21st Avenue Ramp 
WBOB

Lot 66 at 29th and Como* 

Gortner Avenue Ramp and Lot 66 are not available during the State Fair.

Saint Paul

4th Street Ramp
21st Avenue Ramp
WBOB

Lot 66 at 29th and Como* 

4th Street Ramp is not available on football gamedays. Lot 66 is not available during the State Fair.

West Bank
(not WBOB)

4th Street Ramp
Gortner Avenue Ramp
WBOB

Lot 66 at 29th and Como* 

4th Street Ramp is not available on football gamedays. Gortner Avenue Ramp and Lot 66 are not available during the State Fair. 

WBOB

4th Street Ramp
Gortner Avenue Ramp
21st Avenue Ramp

Lot 66 at 29th and Como* 

4th Street Ramp is not available on football gamedays. Gortner Avenue Ramp and Lot 66 are not available during the State Fair. 

*Lot 66 requires a hangtag or prior authorization to avoid being ticketed. Call 612-626-7275 to request permission or email parking@umn.edu to request a special hangtag. Overnight parking is not allowed.

Off-Peak Contract Parking

Off-Peak Contract Parking hours are 4:30 p.m. to 8 a.m. Monday – Friday, all day Saturday and Sunday, and on official University holidays.

Students, faculty, and staff with 24/7 parking contracts may park at any gated facility during Off-Peak Contract Parking hours if space is available. Off Peak Contract parking is not available to contracts shared by groups of people, such as departmental contracts and card pool groups. 

Any contract holder with a valid hangtag may park in a contract lot with 20 spaces or more, on the St. Paul campus only, 4:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.

How to Enter

Hangtag contract holders: At facilities that have been updated with new equipment, you can use your U Card, link your license plate to your contract to use license plate recognition (LPR) technology or purchase a PTS Parking Card for $20. Elsewhere, you can take a ticket at the entrance and press the help button at exit to speak to a customer service representative. The representative will confirm your contract and raise the gate to allow your exit. 

Other contract holders: At facilities that have been updated with new equipment, you can use your U Card, a PTS Parking Card, or license plate recognition (LPR).  If none of these are possible, take a ticket at the entrance and press the help button at exit to speak to a customer service representative. The representative will confirm your contract and raise the gate to allow your exit. At facilities with old equipment, use your old keycard. 

Reciprocal parking is one of the greatest benefits to your parking contract. If you don't understand the program, give us a call and we can explain it to you.

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