License Plate Recognition (LPR) is a part of a parking management system that uses cameras and optical character recognition (OCR) to identify license plate numbers.
Okay, but what does that mean? Just like a cashier at a grocery store scans the barcode on your groceries instead of manually keying in the price, the new parking system will scan your license plate to check for a permit, instead of parking officers manually checking your permit.
This year Parking Services is implementing the system, and it will be a phased implementation. We are still issuing physical permits during this transitional year to accustom everyone to the new online system and to ensure we have all the needed functionality.
Next year (FY20) there will be no permit stickers or hangtags for students, faculty, and staff.