Parking Policies

UH Mānoa’s Parking Regulations are in place to ensure the safety and convenience of our campus community. All individuals who drive and/or park on campus must observe these rules at all times. Vehicles in violation will be subject to citation and fines and/or towing.

List of 12 Regulations *:

  1. UHM Parking Regulations are in effect 24 hours daily throughout the year.
  2. Observe all officially posted signs regarding traffic and parking control.
  3. All motor vehicles parking on University property must have either a valid UHM parking permit/pass, a Warrior Quick Pass, or a ticket from a Pay Station. Permit requirement is enforced Monday – Saturday, including Green Days (except during State Holidays, and special events).
  4. Proper permits/passes must be displayed at all times in plain view:
    In cars and trucks –

    • window clings must be affixed to inside of lower right or left corner of a vehicle’s windshield facing out
    • hangtags must be displayed on rear-view mirror facing out
    • dashboard passes must be entirely displayed on the dashboard with permit information visibly displayed (permit number, duration of permit, zone)
    • ticket from Pay Station in driver side corner of dashboard face up

    On motorcycles or mopeds –

    • must be affixed on the left handlebar
  5. A permit/pass designates a specific parking zone where the vehicle may be parked; it does not, however, guarantee a space in that specific University parking area. Pay Station tickets may only be used in a green striped stall.
  6. The use or possession of a(n) invalid, expired, counterfeit, altered, defaced, illegally transferred, or stolen permit/pass is prohibited and will result in a citation.
  7. Parking is permitted only in areas clearly marked and specified by Commuter Services.
  8. Parking is prohibited in areas including, but not limited to, lawns, planted areas, grounds under repair, median strips, sidewalks, driveways, crosswalks, red curbs, and “No Parking” areas. Obstructing a fire hydrant, fire lanes, vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and official bus stops will also result in citation and is subject to tow.
  9. Violators of the UHM Parking Regulations are subject to a fine and/or removal of their motor vehicle at the owner’s expense. Delinquent or repeat offenses may warrant further disciplinary action.
  10. All persons operating a motor vehicle on UHM property are required to comply with the City & County of Honolulu Traffic Code and all UHM Parking Regulations.
  11. The University is not responsible or liable for fire, theft, damages to motor vehicles or any contents therein when parked or operated on campus.
  12. Giving false information and/or falsifying supporting documents when applying for a parking permit constitutes a violation of these regulations and shall invalidate the issuance of the permit.

* Regulations listed here are excerpts from the official UHM Regulations which are available at the Commuter Services offices.


Regulations Regarding Parking Permits

  • Only one permit per vehicle type may be purchased per person and is to be used solely for the vehicle for which it is issued
  • Proper permits/passes must be displayed at all times in plain view.
    • Cars and trucks: on the dashboard or rear-view mirror;
    • Motorcycles and mopeds: affixed on the left handlebar.
  • A Surface permit/pass designates a specific parking zone where the vehicle may be parked; it does not, however, guarantee a space in that specific Surface parking area. Permit holders are always guaranteed a space in the Lower Campus Parking Structure (Zone 20).
  • A permit for a Surface lot is not transferable to any other Surface lot, but may be used to park in the Lower Campus Parking Structure (Zone 20).
  • Student permits may only be used to park in the designated zone, unless out of zone parking is permissible (see final regulation below).
  • All valid parking permits are issued solely by the authority of UHM Commuter Services.
  • The use or possession of a(n) invalid, expired, counterfeit, altered, defaced, illegally transferred, or stolen permit/pass is prohibited and will result in a citation and/or towing.
  • Permit requirement is enforced Monday – Saturday, except during State Holidays and special events*.
  • Evening permits may park in Zone 20 after 1:30pm until midnight and/or in surface lots after 4pm – 6:30am Monday – Friday, all day Saturday, Sunday, and State Holidays. No overnight parking allowed in structure (zone 20) at any time.
  • Vehicles displaying valid permits are allowed to park out of zone between 4pm – 6:30am Monday – Friday, all day Saturday, Sunday, and State Holidays*. Out of zone parking not allowed in areas reserved for special events/conditions.

*Zone 8, 19, 21 permit requirement enforced 24 hours daily and reserved for respective permit holders only (no out of zone parking allowed except for Medical Permits).

Additional Resource

List of Parking Violations and Fines