Parking Regulations

Parking Lot

It is the responsibility of the motor vehicle operator to be aware of UW-Superior's parking regulations and to park only in areas allowed by the regulations. Parking is enforced 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday. All lots have signage indicating the type of parking allowed in that lot. The lack of legal convenient space is not considered a valid excuse for parking illegally. The university assumes no liability for loss or damage to any vehicle or its contents while parked on university property. 

All vehicles parked in UW-Superior parking lots (unless parked at a meter) must display a valid parking permit for that lot/area. Permits are non-transferable and may only be used by the person it is issued to. It is illegal to alter a parking permit. 

  • Parking permits must be properly displayed. Hanging permits are to be hung from the inside rearview mirror facing to the front of the vehicle. Paper permits are to be placed on the dashboard on the driver’s side. 
  • All vehicles parked in designated handicap spaces must display a UW-Superior issued parking permit along with a State issued Handicap permit or license plate, unless the space is signed otherwise.
  • Parking in a no parking zone, loading zone, or fire lane is strictly prohibited. The use of vehicle hazard lights is not justification for illegally parking in these areas.
  • Vehicles must be parked within the lines designating a parking space. The fact that other vehicles are parked illegally in the same area will not be accepted as an excuse for illegal parking.
  • The lack of a legal parking space is not considered a valid excuse for parking illegally. Illegally parked vehicles may be towed under certain circumstances.
  • All vehicles parked at parking meters must pay the required meter fees during enforced times.
  • Parking is prohibited between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. without advance permission in lots 2, 11, 12, and 14 which are posted no overnight parking. If a vehicle breaks down, severe weather conditions exist, or a personal emergency prevents you from moving your car, immediately contact Parking Services at 715-394-8177 (during regular business hours) or Public Safety at 715-394-8114 (after hours).
  • Vehicles parked in any lot from November 1 to May 1 must be moved to a different space every 48 hours so as not to impede snow plowing and removal, unless prior approval is granted from the Parking Services Office.
  • Mopeds and motorcycles require a parking permit and must park in lots (Look for designated spots where available).
  • The speed limit in all lots is 15 MPH and all other motor vehicle laws must be obeyed. All vehicles parking in university lots must be legally registered. 

More information is available on the Parking Services website. 


  • WITC Lots: UW-Superior parking permits are not valid in any Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) parking lot. WITC reserves the right to tow vehicles not displaying their parking permit at the vehicle owner’s expense.
  • Church Parking Lot: White lined spaces in the Pilgrim Lutheran Church parking lot and those found behind the church in Lot 2 are reserved for church use only.
  • Enterprise Car Rental Spaces: Green lined spaces located on the east end of lot 2 are reserved for Enterprise Car Rental use only.
  • City Streets: UW-Superior parking permits are not valid on city streets. A City of Superior residential permit is required to park on most city streets surrounding the campus with the exception of Mortorelli Drive. Parking on the streets is enforced by the Superior Police Department.
  • Reserved Parking: A reserved parking permit is required to park in any lot or space signed as reserved. There are four reserved parking areas on campus:
    • The upper section of Lot 12 adjacent to Old Main (Purple Reserved)
    • The Newman Center parking lot (Blue Reserved)
    • Select spaces on the west end of lot 11 (Blue Reserved)
    • Select spaces along the south side of lot 7 (Yellow Reserved)
  • Parking Over Winter or Summer Break: Anyone who will be gone over summer or winter break who would like to leave a vehicle on campus must obtain advance permission from Parking Services.
  • Parking Appeal Process: Parking citations may be appealed by completing and submitting an appeal form within three business days of receiving the citation.