Parking Permit Agreement – You must have a signed parking permit agreement on file at the office.

Must Have Permit – ALL of our parking lots (assigned and first come, first serve) require a University Manors Parking Permit.  The sticker will be issued only to a specific vehicle which is owned by the resident or their cosigner, and the sticker is non-transferable. The purpose of the parking permit is for identification only and to ensure your vehicle will not be towed.  The only time you do not need a permit is on move in day when we temporarily suspend towing until everyone is moved in.

Where To Put Permit In Your Car – Your University Manors parking sticker should be placed on the front windshield, passenger side (near the dashboard).  This is where Shamrock Towing Service will look for your permit.  If it is in the wrong spot, you may be towed at your own expense as a result.

Where To Park – Vehicles are to be parked within designated parking lanes only, and not blocking in another resident. University Manors, Ltd. does not guarantee parking spaces at all locations. Parking is on a first-come, first-serve basis at some locations, and is clearly assigned at others. NEVER BLOCK DUMPSTERS!  We are on an “AUTOMATIC TOW” with Shamrock Towing Service (Fumble Recovery at 31 Chittenden), which means that you do not get a warning; if you do not have a valid UML parking sticker, are parked illegally, are parked in someone else’s assigned spot (where applicable), or blocking a dumpster you will be towed immediately at your expense. If you are unsure about parking at one of our locations – ask first!


When  – We do not issue parking permits on move in day (August 17th).  However, we do temporarily suspend towing so you and anyone helping you move will not be towed.  We will be issuing and reinstating automatic towing within 1 week of move in.  The actual day and time they will be available for pick up will be announced shortly.

What You Need – We will need to have the vehicle registration, license plate, year, color, make, and model of the vehicle in order to register your parking permit. All tenants must also sign the Parking Permit Agreement at the time the permit is issued.

Where – With all of the information mentioned above, you can pick up your permit at our office, located at 72 E. 14th Ave. during office hours (M-F, 10am – 5pm) from Kelly in the leasing office.

Cost – All of our permits are FREE! However there is a fee for replacing a lost, stolen, or damaged permit (see below).

Replacements – If your permit is lost, stolen, or damaged there is a $100 fee to replace it.  All lost, stolen, or damaged permit numbers will be placed on automatic tow with Shamrock Towing Service.

Got a New Vehicle? – At any time should you change vehicles, you must first contact the office and provide the new vehicle registration before transferring the permit to the new vehicle.

Visitor Permits  – Visitor permits are only issued at buildings where there is assigned parking available. Visitor permits are only allowed to be used for that tenant’s own assigned parking space. A limit of 3 FREE visitor permits, per tenant, per semester will be issued. Additional guest permits will be $10/each. Guest permits are available for a maximum of 7 days.


If You Are Towed – If your car has been towed, you may call Shamrock Towing Service at (614) 882-3555. They take digital pictures of every car towed, so you may address any questions or complaints about your towing directly to them.  If you’ve been towed from 31 Chittenden you may call Fumble Recovery at (614) 449-6445

If You Need a Car Towed – If someone is in your assigned parking spot or parked illegally and you need them towed, call the office at 614-291-5001 and ask for Kelly.


What You Need 

  1. Proof of Residency – A signed copy of your lease agreement. Every tenant was given an additional copy of their lease at the time of their lease signing. You are welcome to bring that in any time before July 31st and we will be happy to sign it. If you have lost your copy you will need to contact Kelly at the office to schedule a time to get a new one. *There is a $5 cash charge for a new lease copy if you lost the one I gave you.* Please call 24 hours in advance so we can have that ready for you. Check with your roommates to see if they need one as well, that way we can get them all ready at once.
  2. Vehicle Registration
  3. Driver’s License

Cost – $25.00 (Payment methods accepted in the Parking Violations Bureau include Visa, Master Card, Discover, Cash or Check.  Cash is not accepted at on-site permit sales locations)

Where to Get It 

  • Ohio Union – 3106 in The Ohio Union has designated dates and times when you can purchase permits.The 2017 sales will be:August 16th from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    August 17th from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    August 18th from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    August 21st from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    August 22nd from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    August 23rd from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    Parking permits last one year from the start of your purchase date and can also be purchased at 2700 Impound Lot Rd.

  • City of Columbus Impound Lot – If you need a permit prior to the times when the union sells them or if you are unable to go during their designated times, you will need to go directly to the City of Columbus Impound Lot to purchase one.  They are located at 2700 Impound Lot Road.  For further information visit:

Attention Tenants of 149, 151, 153, 155, and 157 W. 10th Ave. – You will want to make sure you get your city permits BEFORE your move-in day! The city of Columbus is less than accommodating to students, parents and moving vans being on the street without a city permit.They WILL ticket you!

City Permit Questions – If you have questions about this you will need to contact the city, their telephone number is (614) 645-6400. UML is not responsible for people receiving parking tickets or from being towed from non-UML parking lots.


If you have any questions or concerns about parking feel free to call the office, or email