Retiree Permits

Retiree: An individual receiving a pension from the State Universities Retirement System, whose last employer was NIU.

A parking permit is available for a retiree to purchase upon the effective date of retirement for those with no outstanding tickets on their record. A university identification card showing retirement status is required to obtain the permit. One card ID's that will be acceptable must have the following status on them: Retiree or Professor Emeritus. No other ID will be acceptable.

Effective June 1, 2019 there will be a fee to purchase your parking permit.

A retiree parking permit allows you to park in any Blue, Orange, Yellow, or Brown parking lots. If utilizing pay parking, such as the Visitor Pay lot, or meters/paystations, payment is required as posted. Parking in no parking zones, reserved spaces and service spaces is prohibited. If parking in handicapped spaces, you are required to display your handicapped placard and/or plates along with your retiree permit. 15-minute spaces may be utilized without a retiree permit.

These permits are issued as a privilege, and are not to be used by relatives or other persons actively employed by, or enrolled in the university.

Purchasing Your Permit

There is only one way to get your Retiree Parking Permit:

  • You must come into the Parking Office with your completed registration form, your Retiree or Professor Emeritus One Card, and your $10 payment.


Note: Retiree's are not subject to the $15 office surcharge.

Apply for your permit