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Faculty/Staff Permits

NIU Faculty/Staff Permit Application

NIU Faculty/Staff Online Permit Purchase

  • Employees who only need short term parking can purchase a temporary permit.
  • Employees who need short-term special parking for medical reasons should contact Campus Parking Services.
Blue permits
  • Available to employees and non-university personnel working on campus in a contractual arrangement.
  • A vehicle displaying a blue permit can park in blue-designated spaces.
Reserved parking
  • Reserved parking may be available for an additional fee.
  • Reserved permit holders may also park in blue-designated spaces.
  • If your reserved space is occupied by an unauthorized vehicle you will need to find available, legal, parking in a blue-designated space.
  • You may contact Campus Parking Services, at (815) 753-1045, to report the unauthorized vehicle that is in your reserved space.
  • Renters of a reserved space may also be issued a privilege card.
  • Privilege cards are only good for a specific reserved space and may not be used as a second permit by another person actively employed by or enrolled in the university.
  • Reserved space privilege cards should be displayed in accordance with the instructions noted on the card.
Motorcycle permits
  • Motorcycle permits are required for any motorcycle/scooter parked on campus.
  • An annual motorcycle permit may be purchased at the discount rate of $10 online or $20 in office for those with a valid parking permit, (blue, brown, orange or yellow) issued for the same school year.
  • Motorcycles can only park in designated motorcycle parking areas except for reserve parking and pay parking spaces.
  • For those who have a reserve space and plan on parking their motorcycle in that space, Campus Parking Services must be notified so your motorcycle permit number can be added to the sign.
  • Motorcycles may utilize pay parking areas without a permit, but payment is required.
  • Motorcycles parking in the visitor lot must pay to use this facility, regardless if a motorcycle has a permit, and must park in a designated motorcycle space.