Parking Permits

Buying a Permit

+ Student parking permits can be purchased online using Visa or MasterCard, by mail, or in person. Only one regular permit can be purchased by a student. Exception: A motorcycle permit can be purchased in addition to a regular color-coded permit (brown, green, orange, or yellow).

+ Falsification of registration information may lead to fines and denial of parking privileges. A university identification card may be requested at the time of registration.

+ Graduate assistants eligible for a yellow permit must have their GA status verified by Campus Parking Services.

+ University-issued parking permits may not be loaned, traded, or sold by the person(s) to whom they have been issued. Persons displaying a permit that is registered to someone else may have the permit revoked, receive parking citations and/or have parking privileges denied.

Purchase a permit online

+ 2013-2014 Student Parking Permits are on sale now. Spring 2014 student permits will be available starting December 9, 2013. Avoid standing in line. Purchase your permit on the web-site and we will mail it to you. We only accept Visa and Mastercard on-line. Spring and summer 2014 permits will go on sale starting December 9, 2013

Purchase a permit by mail

+ Complete the Vehicle Registration Form. Mail the form with a check to:

NIU Parking Services
121 Normal Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

+ The permit will be mailed to you within three working days of receiving the order.

Purchase a permit in person

2013-2014 Student Parking Permits are on sale now in the office. Campus Parking Services is located on the corner of Lincoln Terrace and Normal Road. Regular office hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except University holidays. We cannot accept Discover, Diners Club or American Express.