Parking permits are REQUIRED for all vehicles

The College expects strict compliance with the state, city, county, and campus traffic rules and regulations from all students, faculty, staff and visitors while on campus.

  • The registered owner of a vehicle is responsible for parking fines even if they are not driving the vehicle.
  • All tickets issued to any vehicle displaying a decal purchased by a student or employee will be the responsibility of the decal holder.
  • Visitor spaces are for visitors' vehicles only.

These traffic rules and regulations are issued under authority of Colorado Revised Statutes 23-5-107.

Short-term parking permits

You can purchase short-term parking permits online for:

  • ​Half day
  • All day
  • Week
  • Month

Daily or Temporary permits for special circumstances are also available from Police & Parking Services

Buy short-term parking permit

Long-term parking permits

You can purchase long-term permits online for:

  • Fall term
  • Spring term
  • Fall & Spring terms

Faculty and staff will receive notices in August with instructions for payroll deduction.

Buy long-term parking permit

Parking lots are designated as “Commuter” or “Residential.” These designations are shown on the campus map, and there are corresponding signs in the parking lots. The fine will be $30 for parking in an unauthorized area.

Parking permit information

  • All vehicles must have permits on them through the fall and winter terms, from September through April.
  • Citations for permit violations are issued Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Permits may be transferred between cars in the same household, but may not be transferred (given) or sold from person to person.
  • Permits must be displayed in lower left- or right-hand corner of windshield, fully visible.
  • Purchase a permit and display it properly to avoid a $30.00 fine for No Permit, or a $15.00 fine for Improper Display.
  • If one has multiple vehicles, each permit is full price.
  • Parking permits are prorated throughout the year.
  • Lost, misplaced, stolen, etc. parking permits will be replaced at full or pro-rated price.
  • Permits may be purchased in advance of the deadlines, and are available throughout the year.
  • Plan on purchasing a permit prior to deadlines, or before bringing the vehicle to campus.
  • Vehicles in metered spaces must pay for metered parking, even if a valid permit is displayed

The College is not responsible for lost or stolen parking permit decals; however, a prompt report to Fort Lewis College Police may result in the recovery and return of property. Parking permits are required on vehicles Monday morning at 8:00 am, one week (7 days) after the first day of class for the fall and winter semesters.


$46.00 per year. $23.00 per Fall or Winter trimester. Motorcycles must park in designated motorcycle parking areas.


Standard Passes - $140.00 per year. $70.00 per Fall or Winter trimester. Automobiles must park in designated parking lots and parking spaces only, in areas specifically marked for permit automobile parking.

Stadium Lot Passes - $80.00 Stadium Only Full Year. Stadium permit holders must park in the Stadium Lot. Those permits will be restricted to 150 permits sold. This is a new trial program for reduced parking permits that will be valid in the Stadium Parking Lot only.

Green Permit Program

In keeping with the development of its Sustainability Action Plan, Fort Lewis College is implementing comprehensive strategies that address the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions including those related to transportation.

  • There is a 20% discount off the permit price for vehicles that score at least 40 on the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) annual vehicle rating guide, Green Book ®, for emissions and fuel-economy standards.
  • These decals are NOT transferable.
  • View the LEED car list

Use of parking fees

The construction of parking lots, roads, lighting, striping, signs and maintenance is done through the sale of parking permits and the collection of parking fines. No state funds are provided; this is a vehicle user-fee method.