Loading Zone Contract

Annual Loading Zone Permit

This contract gives you 24/7 access to a University loading dock or posted Loading Zone space for 30 minutes when actively loading or unloading a vehicle. Each department receives only one hangtag permit per application. Hangtags may be transferred to any vehicle you need to park to load or unload on the Twin Cities campus.

Display the hangtag by showing the printed side facing the windshield.

Hangtags are valid through September 30. (Minnesota State law requires you to remove your hangtag while driving.)

  • Forgotten Hangtag – you will need to park in a public facility and pay the posted rate.
  • Damaged Hangtag – – turn it into our office and we will issue a replacement hangtag for $20.
  • Stolen Hangtag – If a hangtag is stolen, a new one will be issued at no charge with a police report filed in person (online reports are not accepted).
  • Lost Hangtag – you must come to our office and purchase a replacement hangtag at a prorated charge. You will continue to pay the monthly fee on the lost hangtag through the expiration date (September 30) AND pay the fee for the new contract based on start date. A refund is not issued for lost hangtags.
    Misuse of your hangtag will result in the loss of your contract privileges.

It is available to University departments and external vendors. 

Loading Zone hangtag permits are valid in designated loading zone spaces and University loading docks. Parking is strictly limited to 30 minutes. Exceeding this limit can result in a parking citation. Contact PTS in advance if an exception is needed.

After 30 minutes, a vehicle must move at least two blocks or 600 feet.

Loading Zone Parking Locations

- East Bank Map

- West Bank Map

- St. Paul Map

The cost is $120.00/year, billed to a EFS account or paid in person via cash, check or credit card.

Fill out our Loading Zone Permit Application to get one of these contracts.

Gopher Football & Its Impact

Here are some key points for loading zone contract holders to be aware of:

  • You ARE able to use most loading zone spaces during gameday Saturdays, however the vehicle must have a state license plate (absolutely NO private or personal vehicles allowed on gameday Saturdays)
  • Spaces near the TCF Bank Stadium will NOT be available on gameday Saturdays
  • If you have a day-of emergency, please contact PTS prior to parking with the details at 612-626-PARK.
  • Visit our stadium Web page for exact dates and times of the football games.

Miscellaneous Information

EFS Changes - Please email parking@umn.edu with any changes to your EFS number for billing.


Parking Contract Conditions

Cancelling a Contract