Parking Decal Refunds for April 2020 & Summer 2020 Parking Decal Requirements


April 15, 2020

April 2020 Parking Decal Refunds & Summer 2020 Parking Decal Requirements

Parking Decal Refunds for April 2020

Due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, UF Transportation and Parking Services will provide students, faculty, and staff parking decal refunds for the month of April 2020. These refunds will be made in recognition of the early departure from campus by most students, the adjustment to online classes by faculty, and the movement to alternative work locations by many employees.

Student Parking Decal Refunds

All students who purchased an annual or semester parking decal valid for the month of April will receive a refund of $16.00. Students who purchased a decal for the Spring and Summer Semesters will receive a refund of $96.00, which includes the $16.00 for the month of April, plus $80 for the Summer Semester. Refunds will be made directly to your student account, by physical check, or by electronic funds transfer depending on your original method of payment. 

Faculty and Staff Parking Decal Refunds

All faculty and staff members who have paid in full for their current parking decals will receive a refund for the month of April equivalent to one twelfth the annual cost of the decal (two standard payroll deductions). Regardless of your original method of payment, refunds will be made through a payroll reimbursement process and most refunds will appear in the April 24, 2020 paychecks. 

Parking decal costs and refund amounts vary depending on the type of decal you own. If you have missed any payroll deductions or there is a balance due on your decal, the unpaid amount will be subtracted from this reimbursement and your refund will be reduced accordingly.

Summer Semester 2020 Parking Decal Requirements

Parking decal requirements and most parking restrictions have been lifted for the month of April 2020. To assure parking access for those who will continue to park on campus through the Summer Semester and to maintain a method to communicate any changes in parking restrictions during that time, parking decal requirements for all students, faculty, and staff will resume effective May 1, 2020 through August 16, 2020, but at no cost. 

Additionally, effective May 1, 2020, the majority of decal restricted parking areas on campus will convert to "Any Decal" parking, meaning that vehicles displaying valid UF parking decals (including virtual decals) of any type (Orange, Blue, Green, Red, etc.), may park in these locations. Limited exceptions where standard decal requirements will remain in effect include gated parking areas at the Student Health Care Center, Tigert Hall, and UF Health, as well as at UF Health’s Heart and Vascular Neuromedicine Hospital (HVN) and South Employee Garages. Parking restrictions may be modified during the Summer Semester depending on parking demand.

Student Parking Decal Requirements

Students who may have left a car or scooter on campus without a Summer Semester parking decal must register it by ordering a no charge Summer Semester "virtual" decal by April 30, 2020 at web.taps.ufl.edu/portal/ . You will not receive a physical decal and therefore will not need to return to campus to display it on your vehicle, but we will update your parking records and enforce this requirement accordingly.

Please do not bring vehicles to campus without a valid parking decal (including the option of a virtual decal) after May 1, 2020, even though there will be no charge for the decals at this time.

Students who anticipate bringing a car or scooter to campus after Sunday, August 16, 2020 must register their vehicles by ordering and paying for their new decals before parking them on campus. You may begin ordering new parking decals online beginning Friday, July 10, 2020.

Faculty and Staff Parking Decal Requirements

We ask faculty and staff who still have their current parking decals to please continue to display them on your vehicles – even though they are set to expire on April 30, 2020. We will continue to honor these decals for the Summer Semester through August 16, 2020 at no charge.

We ask faculty and staff who do not have current decals to register their vehicles by ordering a no charge Summer Semester "virtual" decal by April 30, 2020 at web.taps.ufl.edu/portal/. You will not receive a physical decal and therefore will not need to display it on your vehicle, but we will update your parking records and enforce this requirement accordingly.

Please do not bring vehicles to campus without an expired or virtual parking decal after May 1, 2020, even though there will be no charge for the decals at this time.

Paid decal parking will resume on Monday, August 17, 2020. You may begin ordering new parking decals online beginning Friday, July 10, 2020 at web.taps.ufl.edu/portal/. Please display your new decal on your vehicle by August 17, 2020.

Summary of Key Dates for Decal Requirements

  • April 30, 2020 - Students leaving a car or scooter on campus without a Summer Semester parking decal or faculty and staff who do not have a current decal that expires on April 30, 2020 are to register their vehicles by ordering a no charge Summer Semester "virtual" decal online at web.taps.ufl.edu/portal/ by this date.
  • May 1, 2020 - Parking decal requirements for all students, faculty, and staff resume, but at no charge. The majority of decal restricted parking areas on campus will convert to “Any Decal” parking.
  • August 17, 2020 - Paid decal parking resumes. All students, faculty, and staff must purchase new decals and display them on their vehicles by this date. Standard decal requirements and parking restrictions resume.

Stay Strong Gator Nation

We understand that the public health crisis and its financial impacts are causing genuine hardship for many employees, students, and their families. We hope these actions help alleviate some of the stress you are enduring.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have via email at parking.ufl.edu or by phone during business hours at 352-392-7275.