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Parking Permit Information

APSU uses License Plate Recognition to identify vehicles parked on campus. All vehicles parked on APSU's campus must be registered in the APSU parking portal and must have a valid parking permit. This includes both those who are affiliated with university (student, faculty, staff) and those who are not affiliated (visitors). 

You may access the parking portal at apsu.aimsparking.com  . Use your single sign on to login to the portal.

Annual faculty/staff and student parking permits expire August 31st. Other expiration dates vary by situation. 

Visitor Permit Requests

Non Affiliated Guests:

Please contact the Parking Office to obtain a visitor pass.


Directions for Departments to Request a Guest Pass:

1.Navigate to: https://apsu.aimsparking.com

2. Select APSU Departmental

3. Enter the Account number your department is assigned.  Please work with the Parking Office to obtain this number.

4. Select the Send New Permit Invites icon.

5. To send the Guest Invite enter all email addresses (one per line).  If the inviter wishes to be cc'd when the permit claimed, check the bod and indicate their email address.

6. Select the permit, location, and date range.

7. Attachments can be added if desired.

All vehicles parked on campus must have a valid parking permit for their assigned parking zone.  One is eligible for an APSU ADA parking permit if they have a valid state issued ADA placard or state issued disability license plate.  One will need to present their photo ID, state placard registration and/or their state issued vehicle registration to the Parking Office.  The state issued documents should be issued to the individual obtaining the ADA parking permit. ADA permits are authorized to park in all color zones.

These documents may be submitted in person at the Parking Office or via email.

Parking Regulations

Please review the Austin Peay Parking Regulations here:

Parking Regulations

One must pull forward into a parking stall while parked on campus.  This will allow for the parking enforcement software to properly work. One has the option to purchase an APSU front license plate which will allow individuals to back in if they choose.  

Peay Pickup Information

Get around campus on The Peay Pickup!

In a partnership with the Clarksville Transit System (CTS), APSU provides students, faculty and staff free transportation around campus via the Peay Pickup and free transportation around the city on CTS buses. 

CTS operates the two Peay Pickup routes from 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday- Friday, through final exams each semester. The Peay Pickup routes run on the north and south side of the campus, with Marion Street being the dividing line.  Each bus takes approximately 6-8 minutes to complete a route circuit.  Please have your University Peay Pickup card and APSU I.D. ready when boarding. To catch the Peay Pickup, just flag it down or wait at a trolley sign.

APSU students, faculty and staff 
must show the Peay Pickup operator a valid Peay Pickup card and a valid APSU I.D. card to ride for free. Cards are distributed by the Parking & Transportation Office.

Peay Pickup trolley rides are available for full fare to those without the valid University Peay Pickup card and a valid APSU I.D. card.

Ride Clarksville city buses free!

Additionally, APSU students, faculty and staff who show the bus operator a valid Peay Pickup card and a valid APSU I.D. card ride for free on any CTS bus.

For route information, visit www.ridects.com/routes/.

CTS Schedule

CTS buses run from 4:30 a.m. - 9p.m. six days a week. The Transit Center, located at 200 Legion St, is open Monday-Friday, 5:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. 9, Saturday, 6:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. and can be reached at 931-553-2429. There is no CTS service on Sundays.

* Please be patient between the hours of 2 – 7 p.m. as traffic congestion may cause bus delays.

Parking and Peay Pick up route map

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  • Leave feedback about your travel experience
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Parking Appeals

All parking citations may be appealed within five days. Those affiliated, student, faculty, staff,  may submit an appeal by logging into apsu.aimsparking.com and clicking on Appeal Ticket. 

If you are a visitor please come to the Shasteen Building to file a written appeal.

The APSU Parking and Transportation Department has vanity plates available. Each vanity plate contains a unique number that is recognized by License Plate Recognition software. Beginning Fall 2022, the first vanity plate is available to students, faculty, and staff at no cost. The cost of each additional plate is $10. There is no refund for previously purchased vanity plates. The vanity plate does not have an expiration date and can be used for multiple years. Front vanity plates are an option for those who prefer to back into a parking space instead of pulling in.

Vanity Plates can be paid for in person at the at the Cashier's Window or online.

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