Parking permit and meters are enforced year round Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Enforcement hours during the summer and break periods are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. All event parking is by scheduling only. Parking Center access is by payment or permit only. Parking is enforced sduring student breaks like fall and spring break.  Fire Lane, Disabled Spaces, no Parking Zones, and Reserved spaces are enforced 24/7/365.

License Plate Recognition (LPR) Technology is used on campus for parking enforcement, so it's important to keep your vehicle information and permit current in the SMU Parking Portal account.

How are citations issued?

If a vehicle is found to be in violations of SMU vehicle regulations, it is subject to citation.

  • Citations for SMU Students and Employees will be emailed electronically as a "E-Citation" to the SMU email address. Courtesy notifications reminding students and employees will also be emailed. Notifications and citations can be viewed on the student's or employee's Parking Portal account by selecting view citations or view letters.
  • Citations for visitors and others not for vehicles not registered or affiliated will be usually affixed to the violator's vehicle windshield. Though the Parking Coordinators make every effort to securely affix the citation, the Parking and ID Card Services Office is not responsible for citations that may be removed by other individuals or that have blown away by wind or rain.
  • Permit fraud (including using fictitious registration information, vehicle information or displaying a fraudulent permit) will result in the automatic suspension of parking privileges and referral to the University Judicial Officer.
  • Citations may be issued by City of University Park. Please visit the City of University Park website for information.