Daily Parking Passes

Daily Parking Passes Map
View a map of lots available for use with free day passes.

Students, faculty and staff registered with our carpool/rideshare, vanpool or full-time bike commuter programs receive two free day passes per month to use when they may need to drive alone. Unused day passes for one month do not carry over to the following month. If you obtain a daily permit and do not use it on the day it is valid, it cannot be exchanged for a different day or refunded.

In addition to the two free daily permits for registered commuters, occasional parking permits are available for purchase (up to 20 per month). See below for details.

Registered Commuters: Obtaining a Free Day Pass (Two Per Month)

When you need to drive to campus and park, do the following to obtain a free daily parking permit valid for one day.

Log in to "Manage My Parking Account"

  1. From this site, click Manage My Parking Account.
  2. Click Manage Account. The Customer Authentication page appears.
  3. Click NetID Login. The Duke Signin page appears. 
  4. Log in with your Duke NetID and password. The Account Information page appears.

Verify/add information and select permit and facility

  1. From the Permits menu, select Get Permits. The Purchase a Permit page appears.
  2. Read the information provided, including the policies, then click Next. The Confirm Address Information page appears.
  3. Verify or update your address, then click Next. The Select Permit page appears and a list of permits is displayed.
  4. Select Daily TDM Printable Permit for the appropriate month. Note:If Daily TDM Printable Permit is not available and you are registered in a Duke commuter program, contact us at (919) 684-7275.
  5. Scroll down and click the checkbox to agree to the policy statement.
  6. Click Next. The Select Dates page appears.
  7. Select the date you need the permit, then click Next. The Select Vehicles page appears.
  8. Select the vehicle you'll be driving. If you do not have a vehicle listed, add a vehicle in the spaces provided.
  9. Click Next. The Facility Options page appears. 
  10. In the Lot list, select the desired facility. If a facility is not listed, it's possible that it is sold out for the day. Your permit will only be valid in the facility you select. Note: This facility can be different from the facility you are normally assigned to.
  11. Click Next. The View Cart page appears.

Check out and print permit

  1. Review your selections and click Pay Now. Note that there is no charge for the permit. The Payment Information page appears.
  2. Click to select the confirmation statement, then click Pay Now. The Payment Receipt page appears. You will also receive two receipts by email; one for the credit card transaction and another with the permit details.
  3. Under Purchased Items, click Print Permit. Print the PDF displayed, or use the permit link in the email to print the permit at your convenience.

On the day you use the free permit, scan the permit's barcode to enter and exit the facility, and display the pass on your vehicle's dashboard.

Occasional Parking Pass Options

All Duke community members, including registered Duke alternative commuters who need more than two free parking passes per month, as well as Duke affiliates with a Duke NetID and visitors, may purchase a permit for $7.00/day at the below parking facilities; visitor lots equipped with pay stations are also available for use.

Facilities for occasional parking

Parking passes for a single day are avaialble for the following facilities:

Purchasing an occasional (single day) permit

To obtain a $7 day permit, follow the instructions above to log in to Manage My Parking Account, then do the following. You will need a credit/debit card to complete the purchase online.

Verify/add information and select permit and facility
  1. From the Permits menu, select Get Permits. The Purchase a Permit page appears.
  2. Read the information provided, including the policies, then click Next. The Confirm Address Information page appears.
  3. Verify or update your address, then click Next. The Select Permit page appears and a list of permits is displayed.
  4. Select the desired Single Day option, based on desired facility. 
  5. Scroll down and select the checkbox to agree to the policy statement.
  6. Click Next. The Select Dates page appears.
  7. Select the effective date for the permit, then click Next. The Select Vehicles page appears.
  8. Select the vehicle you'll be driving. If you do not have a vehicle listed, add a vehicle in the spaces provided.
  9. Click Next. The Facility Options page appears. 
  10. In the Lot list, select the desired facility. If a facility is not listed, it's possible that it is sold out for the day. Your permit will only be valid in the facility you select. Note: This facility can be different from the facility you are normally assigned to.
  11. Click Next. The View Cart page appears.
Check out and print permit
  1. In the Select Payment Method list, select the desired option.
  2. Review your selections and click Pay Now. The Payment Information page appears.
  3. Click to select the confirmation statement, then click Pay Now. The Billing Information is displayed.
  4. Complete the billing address and click Next. The Payment Details screen appears.
  5. Complete the payment details, then click Next. The Review Your Order screen appears.
  6. Click Pay. The Payment Receipt page appears. You will also receive two receipts by email; one for the credit card transaction and another with the permit details.
  7. Under Purchased Items, click Print Permit. Print the PDF displayed, or use the permit link in the email to print the permit at your convenience.

On the day you use the free permit, scan the permit's barcode to enter and exit the facility, and display the pass on your vehicle's dashboard.