Purchase a 2015-2016 Parking Permit in the Driver's Seat

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The Driver’s Seat is Parking and Transportation Services online portal for Georgia Tech parking permit purchases. Students (including first-year freshmen) who need parking permits for 2015-2016 should log in to to purchase Annual Individual, Annual Carpool, Evening/Weekend, Motorcycle and SmartPark permits.

Renew Permits April 1-10

To GUARANTEE your current parking permit/location for 2015-2016 renew your current permit April 1-10, 2015. Permits available for renewal include Annual Individual, Carpool, Evening/Weekend, Motorcycle, and SmartPark Permits.

Wait List Assignments Awarded April 13

Customers who have joined wait lists for Annual Individual or Carpool Permits may be awarded purchase rights on April 13 (based on permit availability). Emails will be sent to awarded customers on April 13; customers may accept their award April 13-16.

 New Permit Purchases Begin April 22

Permit sales open for 2015-2016 Annual Individual, Carpool, Evening/Weekend, SmartPark, and Motorcycle Permits. Existing permit customers who want to change locations or permit types AND new permit customers should make their purchases starting April 22 at 8 a.m. Annual Individual Permits will be sold FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

Paying for Permits

Below are the prices for the 2015-2016 parking permits available at

Annual Individual Permit: $776

Carpool Permit: $676

Evening/Weekend Permit (5PM Access): $223

Evening /Weekend (4PM Access): $323

Evening/Weekend (3PM Access): $423

Evening/Weekend (2PM Access): $523

SmartPark Permit: $25 (plus $6 per entry from BuzzCard)

Motorcycle Permit (primary vehicle): $134

*Secondary Motorcycle Permits will be available in August 2015)

All student payments will be transferred to the Bursar’s office to be paid with Fall 2015 tuition and fees.

Preparing for Your Permit Purchase

Before April, students are encouraged to complete the following tasks at before they purchase a permit:

-Update permit mailing address: Students may have their 2015-2016 permits mailed to their home addresses or to their campus addresses. The official campus mailing address for students is their post office box address in the Student Center. Students living on campus (including those living in Family Housing, Graduate Living Center, Tenth and Home and Greek houses) should use their post office box address to receive their permits on campus. Permits will be mailed in July and valid for use starting August 15, 2015.

-Update vehicle information: Any vehicle that a student may drive to campus (including parent’s vehicles, rental cars, etc.) may be registered so that permits are always associated with them. If vehicle information changes occur throughout the year, information may be updated in The Driver’s Seat at any time.

-Pay existing citations: Pay any existing fines at Students will not be able to purchase permits until all fines are paid.

-Know what permit location/type you want for 2015-2016: Permits selected in The Driver’s Seat are purchased—not reserved. A fee of $25 will apply to any returned permits. Visit and click on the Parking Zones Map to view the available parking areas for 2015-2016.

Many details about our permit purchasing process have changed since last spring. All students are encouraged to visit to review these details before making their permit selections for the upcoming year. Questions may be directed to


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