Temporary permits may be issued to any employee or student who has a reasonable need for a short-term permit. The fee for the temporary permit will be based upon the length of time that the permit is needed: daily, weekly, or monthly. If you have a valid NIU color-coded parking permit (sticker or hang tag) but you forgot to bring your parking permit to campus with you, you may receive a temporary permit for the day at no charge. Just come to Campus Parking and a customer service representative will help you.
There is a visitor pay parking lot on Carroll Avenue, just west of the NIU parking garage, which operates Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM on days the University is open. There are also parking meters located throughout campus and a parking pay station at the Parking Office for a $5.00 daily fee (after 3:30 pm Weekdays) and at the Student Recreation Center for an hourly fee. Visitor permits may also be purchased at Campus Parking Services during the hours of 7:30 AM and 4:00 PM. The fee is dependent on the length of time the permit is needed: daily, weekly, or monthly.
Departments may also pre-purchase visitor parking permits for their guests. The host department is responsible for making prior arrangements with Campus Parking Services or for informing their guests that there is a daily parking fee.