2021-2022 Permit Rates

In order to respect social distancing guidelines, Parking Services strongly recommends permits be purchased using our online system. There will be an additional $15 surcharge for permits purchased in person or by mail, unless noted.

Student Permits

Type of Permit Fee Online Fee by Mail Expiration
Yellow

Annual: $92
Fall: $70
Spring: $70
Spring/Summer: $72
Summer: $40

Annual: $107
Fall: $85
Spring: $85
Spring/Summer: $87
Summer: $55

Annual: 7/31/2022
Fall: 12/31/2021
Spring: 5/31/2022
Spring/Summer: 7/31/2022
Summer: 8/15/2021

Orange

Annual: $92
Fall: $70
Spring: $70
Spring/Summer: $72
Summer: $40

Annual: $107
Fall: $85
Spring: $85
Spring/Summer: $87
Summer: $55

Annual: 7/31/2022
Fall: 12/31/2021
Spring: 5/31/2022
Spring/Summer: 7/31/2022
Summer: 8/15/2021

Green Free Free 7/31/2022

Faculty Permits

Type of Permit Fee Online Fee by Mail Expiration
Blue

Annual: $135
Fall: $100
Spring: $100

Annual: $150
Fall: $115
Spring: $115

Annual: 7/31/2022
Fall: 12/31/2021
Spring: 7/31/2022

AFSCME 1890 Blue

Annual: $116
Fall: $100
Spring: $100

Annual: $131
Fall: $115
Spring: $115

Annual: 7/31/2022
Fall: 12/31/2021
Spring: 7/31/2022

Green Free Free 7/31/2022

Retirees

Type of Permit Fee Online Fee by Mail Expiration
Retiree (from NIU) N/A $10 7/31/22

Motorcycles

Type of Permit Fee Online Fee by Mail Expiration
Motorcycle Annual $50 $65 7/31/2022
Motorcycle Annual Reduced $10 $25 7/31/2022
Motorcycle Fall $25 $40 12/31/2021
Motorcycle Fall Reduced $10 $25 12/31/2021
Motorcycle Spring $25 $40 7/31/2022
Motorcycle Spring Reduced $10 $25 7/31/2022

Reduced motorcycle permits are available to those who have a current year vehicle permit, excluding Green permit holders. A $5 entry fee will be assessed for those who park in the Pay lot.

Reserved Spaces

Faculty/Staff

Type of Permit Annual
(Monday - Friday
7 a.m. -7 p.m.)
Annual
(All Times)
Red/Blue
*no surcharge

$810

$945
Handicapped
*no surcharge
$123 $246

Temporary and Visitor Permits

Temporary and Visitor permits are now available for purchase online. Note: month-long permits are only available to students, faculty and staff. 

Length of Permit Amount
Day $5
Week $10
Month $25

Service/Vendor Permits

Service/vendor permits are now available for purchase online. More details on who qualifies for service permits can be located in the service/vendor permits section.

Length of Permit Amount
Day $5
Week $10
Month $25
Year $135

Visual and Performing Arts

Visual and Performing Arts (Community School of the Arts) Permits permits are now available for purchase. More details on who qualifies for service permits can be located in the Visual and Performing Arts section.

Length of Permit Amount
6 Months $30
Year $60

Contact Us

Parking Services
121 Normal Road
815-753-1045
parking@niu.edu

Office Hours

Monday-Friday
7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

The lobby is currently closed to in-person transactions.

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