Important Announcement: Effective Fall 2020, all USF Cashier’s Offices will be cashless. In-person payments will no longer be accepted in our offices. The health and well-being of the campus community is a top priority for USF. We appreciate your cooperation with the new procedures adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

USF is following a phased-in approach to re-opening departments. During Phase II, the Parking Services Office will be offering only limited services. Some of the employees may be working remotely, so phone calls and e-mails are strongly encouraged.

Parking permits are required to park at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

If you wish to purchase a parking permit, pay a citation or learn more about disabled and special event parking, you’re in the right place.

Hours and Contact Information

Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. 
Phone: (941) 359-4203. 
E-mail: sar-business-office@usf.edu

How can I buy a permit?

Find out how to purchase a parking permit, as well as the rates for students, faculty and staff.

Picking Up Parking Permits

Call ahead – Parking permits may be mailed (preferred option). However, if you chose to pick the permit up, please contact the Sarasota-Manatee campus Parking Services Office at either (941) 359-4203 or (941) 359-4220 or e-mail sar-business-office@.usf.edu prior to arriving on campus to confirm availability of the permit you ordered online. 

Identification - Please have a driver’s license or some other form of ID available when picking up parking permits that were ordered online.

Face coverings & Social Distancing - Please wear a face covering when coming to the Parking Services window. The University of South Florida requires students, faculty, staff and visitors to wear face coverings inside University facilities on campus when in public areas such as hallways. More information available at: https://www.usf.edu/coronavirus/updates/06-19-face-covering-requirements-on-campus.aspx.

Payment Options for Parking Permits and Citations

Cash payments will not be accepted. Online payments are strongly encouraged. 

Credit Card Payments (strongly encouraged): May be made through the Sarasota Parking Services Auxiliary website: https://secure.touchnet.com/C20235_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=20. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Card payments are accepted.

Check/Money Order Payments – Sarasota-Manatee Campus Drop Box: Checks and money orders (including the student’s or employee’s name and U# and current address and phone number) in the exact amount only may be placed in the drop box located next to the main building’s Rotunda entrance for processing.

Mailed Check/Money Order Payments: Checks and money orders (including the student’s or employee’s name and U# and current address and phone number) in the exact amount only may be mailed to the Sarasota-Manatee campus Parking Services Auxiliary at the address below.

University of South Florida
Sarasota-Manatee Campus Parking Services Auxiliary
8350 North Tamiami Trail, B-116
Sarasota, FL 34243

For Parking and Transportation Services on the Tampa and St. Petersburg Campuses visit the links below:

How can I buy a permit?

Find out how to purchase a parking permit, as well as the rates for students, faculty and staff.

Buying a parking permit at usfsm

Where can I park?

Review our campus parking map or learn more about special event and disabled parking.

places to park at usfsm

Parking Citations

Pay a citation online or appeal your citation using the resources below.

parking citations usfsm

Additional Resources