*All services at the Parking Permit Office require staff to present a Vanderbilt Photo ID badge*
Who Must Register
Vanderbilt University Medical Center requires all vehicles parked on VUMC and 100 Oaks campuses by faculty, staff or students of the Medical Center be registered with VUMC Parking & Transportation Services. Registration is required for automobiles, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), trucks, and vans. Faculty and staff parking on VUMC property without a permit to park or parking in unauthorized areas may receive citations and fines which are collectable through payroll-deduction.
The registration policy also applies to vendors and construction workers doing business on Medical Center premises.
Faculty, Staff and Students are allowed to park in Patient/Visitor areas only while they are a patient or visitor at VUMC or 100 Oaks campus. On these days we would ask that you follow the regular patient parking procedures. You may either valet or self-park your vehicle. When your appointment is over please move your vehicle to your designated permit parking area. If you know that you will be visiting or staying as a patient/visitor for an extended time, please contact the Parking Permit Office at 615-936-1215 so we may add your vehicle to the No Ticket / No Tow list to avoid any confusion.
If self-parking, please utilize the following procedure:
When you arrive at an unattended gate press the red button (do not use your parking card for access) and remove the ticket, the gate will open. If the gate is attended a ticket will be given to you. The ticket will be color coded to remind you of which garage you are using during your visit.
*Once your appointment is over please return your vehicle to your designated permit parking area.
Faculty, Staff and Students may not park in any Patient/Visitor area for work or school functions.
On a rare occasion a parking warning or citation may be issued to a Faculty, Staff or Student by mistake. Should this occur, please present the warning or citation to the VUMC Parking Permit Office for review. Appeals must be filed within 14 days of the citation being issued.
VUMC is not and shall not be liable under any circumstances for the loss of or damage to vehicles or contents thereof parked or garaged in a lot or structure by fire, theft, or any other cause whatsoever not arising directly from the negligent acts of VUMC or its employees acting within the scope of their employment. VUMC reserves the right to restrict the use of any parking stall, area, structure or surface lot at any time and to temporarily or permanently relocate permit holders as necessary.
Parking Rates are subject to change with 30 day notice
*Payments for Vanderbilt Faculty, Physicians and Staff are automatically payroll deducted. Payroll Deduction payments will be taken out on a monthly basis and are not pro-rated. For weekly and biweekly staff, payment will be deducted on the second paycheck of each month.
Licensee agrees to have permit fees and any citations, fines or fees deducted from his/her wages and applied toward their account with VUMC Parking & Transportation. Parker agrees to pay for fines and fees if payment cannot be payroll deducted.
Vanderbilt Students can pay via Commodore Card.
If permits are renewed online or through an auto-renewal process they will be delivered to the mailing address you provide when you register, approximately two weeks from the order date. Please affix permit to the inside of your driver's side windshield in the lower left corner above the VIN#.
Each registered parker is issued a numbered parking permit with a designation corresponding to a specific parking area. You must park your vehicle in a marked parking spot at all times in their designated locations. Vehicles parking outside of designated / striped spaces is a violation that is subject to citation.
Attaching the Permit
A vehicle is not considered fully registered until the parking permit is affixed to the vehicle. As soon as you receive your permit, affix the permit to your registered vehicle. Peel off the liner from a corner on the face of the permit and apply to the interior lower edge of the driver’s side windshield. Permits may not be attached with tape. Parking permits must be legible and should not cover the VIN (vehicle identification number).
Terminating your Parking
If you wish to stop parking payroll deduction, your parking permit and gate card (if applicable) must be returned to the Parking Permit Office.
*Only one permit may be on a vehicle at anytime.
One Driver/Multiple Cars
Commuters may register more than one vehicle, but only one vehicle may be on the Medical Center at any given time. The re-positionable decal may be moved from one vehicle to another.
Any permit holder driving a replacement (rental or temporary) vehicle Should move the permit to the replacement vehicle. The permit must be placed on the interior front window, driver’s side above the VIN plate. If you do not have access to your permit please call the Parking Permit Office at 936-1215 option 3.
Lost or Stolen Permits / Gate Cards
Lost permits or gate cards are the responsibility of the individual who registered the vehicle and will be replaced at a cost of $60. Permits lost through accidental circumstances will be replaced at no-charge with written verification, i.e. accident report, insurance claim, or proof of sale. Stolen permits should be reported to VUPD and an Police Report completed. Lost/Stolen Permit Form
If the permit or gate card is returned or found within 30 Days then a refund will be issued. Any permits or gate cards returned or found after 30 Days will not be refunded.
Do Not Alter, Reproduce, or Transfer the Permit
Alteration, reproduction, or transfer of any type of parking permit may result in a fine of $100, disciplinary action and/or revocation of parking privileges
Vehicle information must be updated when vehicles or license plates change. Vehicles that are not updated may be cited for unmatched information.
Permit ownership may not be transferred to another faculty, staff or student under any circumstance.
No Ticket, No Tow Policy
Faculty, Staff and Students must call the Parking Permit Office at 615-936-1215, option 3, in advance to request a No Ticket No Tow when parking as a Patient or Patient Visitor. E-mailed No Ticket No Tow requests will not be accepted.
The Parking Permit Office will not accept No Ticket No Tow requests for the following reasons:
*Being late for work and parking in a lot other than one’s authorized location
*Parking in Patient/Patient Visitor parking area for any reason other than being a patient or visitor
*Parking in a "No Parking" area
*For permit holders who have changed from night to day shift but have not changed their parking permits to a day permit
In accordance with VUMC, State of Tennessee, and Federal regulations, Faculty, Staff, and Students with physical disabilities and State-issued disability parking placards will be accommodated. Vanderbilt Employees and students with state-issued disability plates or placards may park in any designated disabled space in his/her permit area. A valid VUMC permit and state-issued placard must be displayed when parking in these spaces. Faculty, Staff or Students with permanent physical disabilities may not park in patient or visitor spaces unless he/she is a patient or visitor to the hospital.
Reasonable Accommodations Requests
Any employee and student may request temporary accommodations parking. A Medical Information Request and Reasonable Accommodations Request Form must be submitted to the Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Disability Services (EAD) office. The parker must also have or obtain a state-issued disability parking placard.
If the request is approved by EAD, the parker will be given a valid Medical Center Parking Permit for a pre-designated location. Reasonable Accommodation parking cannot exceed three (3) months.
Permits for Temporary Employees
Temporary Medical Center employees are issued a permit for a designated location. Permits must be renewed when expired and must be prepaid in full at renewal. Refunds are not issued for temporary employees who complete their assignment before the expiration of their parking permit. Temps are not eligible for Wait List options.
Parking for Special Events
During special events, the Medical Center reserves the right to temporarily restrict or re-designate parking areas for permit holders. If you are holding a special event, print out the special event form on our home page. After completing the form, fax your form to 615-936-2127.
Service or Sponsor Petition Permits
Service persons parking vehicles on the Medical Center property on a regular basis may obtain appropriate parking permits from the Parking Permit office. Departments may purchase Sponsor Petition permits for use on vehicles owned by department personnel. For such permits to be valid on vehicles operated by faculty, staff or students, the personal vehicles must be registered with the Parking Permit office, and must display the decal issued to the registrant.
For a Sponsor Petition Form please click here.
If Your Car Breaks Down
In the event of vehicle mechanical failure, the operator must notify the VUMC Parking Permit office and after normal business hours, contact the Vanderbilt University Police Department. Under no circumstances may the vehicle block traffic, cause a safety hazard, or a fire lane. Vehicles may be relocated if necessary.
Vehicles parked in the N-Lot must be moved before game days or may be subject to towing. Please refer to the Parking Privileges page to learn where you can park during home football games.
Revocation of Parking Privileges
The Director of VUMC Parking & Transportation Services may revoke the privilege to park a vehicle on the Medical Center campus for one year under the following circumstances; (a) the owner or operator falsifies or willfully misrepresents vehicle registration information; (b) the owner/operator displays a fraudulent permit on a vehicle; (c) the individual has accumulated ten (10) or more parking citations during an academic year; or (d) individual is found responsible for reckless driving or pedestrian endangerment.
Persons involved in accidents that result in personal injury or property damage should report the accidents to the Vanderbilt University Police Department at 322-2745 or, for life threatening situations, at 421-1911.
To stop payroll deduction, employee MUST RETURN PARKING PERMIT to the Parking Permit Office.
Refunds are not issued for temporary employees who complete their assignment before the expiration of their parking permit.
Refunds are limited to students who graduate or withdraw from the Medical Center during fall or spring semesters.
Refunds will not be issued without the return of the permit.
The purchases of bus tickets, train tickets, and day hangtags are non-refundable.
When checks are returned by a bank for insufficient funds, closed accounts, etc., the amount of the check will be billed, or payroll deducted. A return fee of $25 will also be billed or deducted.
Please refer to our citations page for additional regulations.