LAP 4-Step Process

Listed below are the steps to follow if you are interested in having the opportunity to purchase a LAP permit for the 2023-2024 season which will run from November 1, 2023 thru October 31, 2024. Please note the deadline for each step below! They are FIRM deadlines, so make sure you meet them!
Lease Access Program

Lease Access Program – 4 Step Process

  1. Anyone interested in being eligible to participate in the 2023-2024 LAP program MUST have a valid TU membership record with an expiration date that extends beyond October 2024 or have a LIFE membership with TU. Members have until July 31, 2023 to renew their TU membership and extend their expiration date beyond October 2024! Members are responsible for verifying their membership expiration date by visiting this link and check under membership details for their membership expiration date. Members can renew their membership from that same link. Each renewal will add 12 months to your expiration date, so you can renew at any time. Do not wait until July 31st to do this please! NOTE: If your current expiration date is before October 2023, you will need to renew your membership TWICE (which will add 24 months to your membership) in order to have an expiration date that extends past October 2024! If you do renew your membership TWICE, please email me at and simply state you had to renew twice. Thank you!
  2. Members have until July 31, 2023 to have their membership renewals completed and qualify to move on to Step 2. YOU WILL NOT BE ELGIBLE TO CONTINUE THE PROCESS IF YOU FAIL TO MEET THE MEMBERSHIP EXPIRATION DATE QUALIFICATION BY JULY 31ST!
  1. Beginning August 5th and ending August 31st, ONLY members who completed Step 1 or Life TU members, who desire to be eligible to purchase a LAP permit MUST validate their membership record! To validate your record and eligibility, go to the GRTU webpage anytime between August 5th and August 31st and follow the instructions on the website. You will need to know your TU membership number to validate your record. You will also be required to enter your vehicle license plate number on your record. If a member does not validate their record BEFORE August 31st, member WILL NOT be allowed to move on to Step 3.
  1. ONLY Members who validated their membership record by August 31st (see Step 2) will be sent an invitation to register for a LAP orientation meeting. The invitation will be emailed by September 5th. The invite will allow members to register for a live, online ZOOM orientation meeting during the month of September, between the 8th and 30th. Members are REQUIRED to participate in one of the LAP orientation meetings before they can proceed to Step 4 and be eligible to purchase a LAP permit.
  1. After completion of ONE of the Zoom orientation meetings, the member will qualify to receive a link via email and/or cell phone text on the date the LAP permits go on sale the first week of October. ONLY 800 LAP permits will be available this year on a first come, first serve basis. The cost of the permit is $180. A TU Individual membership is limited to only ONE LAP permit purchase. A TU Family membership may purchase up to TWO LAP permits for family adult members in the same household. Guest and youth passes will be available for $20 each with the purchase of a LAP permit. Guest and youth passes are limited to SIX each per year, per LAP permit.
  2. The 2023-2024 LAP Season will begin November 1, 2023 and end October 31,2024.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact Robilyn Pettit, Membership Chair, at and she will be happy to assist.


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