Permit Rates

2015-16 Permit Rates

Buying a Permit

  • Student parking permits can be purchased online using Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express, 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).
  • 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

  • 2015-2016 Student Parking Permits are on sale now.

Avoid standing in line. Purchase your permit through this website, at no additional cost, and we will mail it to you. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Please allow additional time for your permit to be processed and mailed so you are prepared for parking on your first day on campus.

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 processed within three business days of receiving the order.

Purchase a permit in person

  • 2015-2016 Student Parking Permits are on sale now, in our office. Campus Parking Services is located on the corner of Lincoln Terrace and Normal Road. Regular office hours are 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except university holidays. We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Huskie Bucks (provided the funds are not financial aid).

Student Permits

Type Annual Fall or Spring Spring and Summer Summer
Green $40 N/A N/A N/A
Brown $47 $42 $44 $37
Orange $85 $64 $69 $37
Yellow $85 $64 $69 $37

Faculty Permits

Type Annual Summer and Fall Fall or Spring
Blue $116 $98 $87
Green $40 N/A N/A
Handicapped $116 $98 $87
Vendor/Service $116 $98 $87


+ July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015: $20

+ January 1, 2016 through June 30, 2016: $20

+ Annual (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016): $40

An annual motorcycle permit may be purchased at the discount rate of $20 for those with a valid vehicle permit.

Reserved Spaces

Student Reserves

Type Annual Fall or Spring
Orange $436 $220
Yellow $436 $220

Faculty Reserves

Type Annual (Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.)
(All Times) 
Red/Blue $638 $754

Temporary and Visitor Permits

Type Amount
Day $5
Week $10
Month $25