New Employees: Obtaining Your First Parking Permit

New employees who are eligible for payroll deduction may purchase an annual permit. New employees not yet eligible for payroll deduction (still in the employment onboarding process) may purchase a 30-day permit. New employees with an "affiliate" status who do not yet have a Duke NetID may purchase a 30-day permit or a one-day pass. Waitlists are available for several facilities. See the sections below for detail. 

New Employee Eligible for Payroll Deduction: Annual Permit with 10 Day Temporary Pass

New employees with a valid NetID who are eligible for payroll deduction may purchase an annual permit with 10-day temporary pass. Facility options are based on current availability. A third party fulfills the permit order and will mail your permit hangtag directly to you within three business days. In the interim, you will receive a temporary barcode permit (PDF) via email that conveys access to the selected facility for 10 days. You can use your mobile device to display and scan the permit’s barcode in the parking facility entry/exit lane. Alternatively, you can print and display the temporary permit on your vehicle’s dashboard. Your DukeCard will also provide access to your assigned facility.

Note for New Nurses: Day shift nurses are eligible to purchase annual permits for the facilities below. Rotating shift nurses are eligible for an HR permit; evening and weekend nurses are eligible for an HEW permit. These options will display when you log into Manage My Parking Account.

Selecting and purchasing your annual permit 

To view the facility's location on the Duke map, click the facility name. See also a complete list of facilities (including bus routes) and permit fees.

To purchase an annual permit for one of the facilities above, visit Manage My Parking Account. Use your NetID and password to log in. You may pay with a credit/debit card, or have the permit fee deducted from your paycheck. 

New Employee Not Yet Eligible for Payroll Deduction: 30-Day Permit

New employees with a valid NetID who are not yet eligible for payroll deduction (still in the Duke onboarding process) may purchase a barcode permit valid for 30 days. The permit is designed as an interim solution until you are eligible for payroll deduction. Facility options are based on current availability. After purchasing your permit, you will receive a barcode permit (PDF) via email that conveys access to the selected facility for 30 days. You can use your mobile device to display and scan the permit’s barcode in the parking facility entry/exit lane. Alternatively, you can print and display the temporary permit on your vehicle’s dashboard. Before your 30 day pass expires, apply online for an annual permit.

Selecting and purchasing your 30-day permit

To view the facility's location on the Duke map, click the facility name. See also a complete list of facilities (including bus routes) and permit fees.

To purchase a 30-day permit for one of the facilities above, visit Manage My Parking Account. Use your NetID and password to log in. You may pay with a credit/debit card.

New Employee without NetID: 30-Day Permit or Single Day Pass

If you do not yet have a NetID, you may purchase a 30-day permit or a single day pass for the non-gated facilities below. After purchasing your permit, you will receive a temporary permit (PDF) via email. Print and display the temporary permit on your vehicle’s dashboard.

  • East (valid in several lots on East Campus)
  • R1 Lot

To purchase a 30-day permit or single day pass for one of the facilities above, visit Manage My Parking Account and log in as a guest. You may pay with a credit/debit card.

Getting on a Wait List

If you wish to park in location where there is no current availability, you may place yourself on a wait list, provided you are eligible to purchase a permit for that location. As spaces in a location become available, PTS offers them to wait listed customers on a first-come first-served basis. You may choose to be added to up to two wait lists and indicate which is your priority.

If we offer you a permit for a location where you have been wait listed, you will be removed from any other wait lists with a priority lower than the one you were offered. In other words, if you are on two wait lists and we offer you a permit for your lower priority wait list, we will not remove you from the higher priority waitlist. Note that when you join a second wait list, it becomes the high priority choice by default. You may adjust the priority of your wait lists online at any time. To add yourself to a wait list, visit Manage My Parking Account and log in with your NetID.

Faculty, staff and students who leave Duke (and are no longer listed in the Duke directory) are removed from wait lists.