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January 18, 2005
Automatic parking renewal returns
BY katherine baust
The Parking and Community Services Office is again offering parking registration by automatic renewal. Bill Collier, director of Parking and Community Services, said the two-year automatic renewal system instituted in 2002, which included University faculty and staff, has gone very smoothly. “This round has included Emory Healthcare and, so far, there has been a great response,” he said.
“It is an automatic renewal that is good for two years, and it is very important not to throw away your current hangtag until the end of January,” Collier continued. “The new hangtag will become effective Feb. 1.”
This means that for all current permit holders, the only action necessary is go to one of the distribution locations with a photo ID, pick up a permit and choose a payment method—payroll deduction for a two-year period or payment by check, credit card or cash for the 2005 cost (the parking office will bill for the second year’s payment in 2006).
This year’s fees for zone 1 parking are $372; for zone 2 it is $256. The permit cost in 2006 will be announced in November. There is a nominal fee increase this year of 5 percent. According to Collier, each year the parking office determines its expenses and prices the permits accordingly.
“For example,” he said, “the parking office must pay off its debt service on parking lots, meaning that the office pays to build a parking deck and then must make the money back.” The 5 percent increase, which translates into an increase of $1.50 per month for faculty members, directors, and principals and $1 per month for staff helps to offset those costs.
Only faculty or staff who need to register for the first time would be required to go to the parking office in person. If faculty or staff are unable to pick up their new hangtag or decal at the times listed below, they may go by the Parking Office to pick up materials after Jan. 27 with a photo ID.