Payment Methods

Parking & Transportation Services offers a variety of options to make parking on the Auraria Campus easier and more convenient.

Pay-By-License Plate

The 5th Street Garage, Tivoli Parking Garage, and all surface lots use pay-by-license plate machines. Simply enter your license plate number and form of payment (cash or debit/credit) at the pay station. The receipt may be kept for your records; however, it does not need to be displayed on your dashboard. 


Use your phone to make payments for daily parking. 

  • Download and pay with the free app: PassportParking
  • Go to the website:
  • Dial (303) 816-3866

The app requires your vehicle license plate number and the 4-digit zone number located on the orange signs in parking lots. (Note: meters are an exception; they cannot be paid remotely by cell phone.)

Parking Permits

Pre-paid permits guarantee parking in certain lots on campus. They allow in-and-out privileges and can be customized to accommodate specific days of the week. More info:

Discounted Prepayment: Passport Program

We offer the option to pre-pay by the semester at a discounted rate. The Passport Program allows daily parking in most campus lots according to the level purchased (Gold, Silver, Bronze). This program has in-and-out privileges, and parking spots are subject to daily space availability. More info: 

Payroll Deduction for Employees

Faculty and staff from the Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the Auraria Higher Education have the opportunity to pre-pay on a monthly basis for parking permits or passports via payroll deduction.  Apply by visiting the Parking & Transportation Services Office (777 Lawrence Way, in the 7th Street Garage). Questions: