2020-2021 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 In Office/Mail Expiration
Yellow Spring: $70
Spring/summer: $72 
Spring: $85
Spring/summer: $87
Spring: 5/31/2021
Spring/summer: 8/15/2021
Orange Spring: $70
Spring/summer: $72
Spring: $85
Spring/summer: $87
Spring: 5/31/2021
Spring/summer: 8/15/2021
Brown Spring: $42
Spring/summer: $44
Spring: $57
Spring/summer: $59
Spring: 5/31/2021
Spring/summer: 8/15/2021
Green Free Free Annual: 8/15/21

Faculty Permits

Type of Permit Fee Online Fee In Office/Mail Expiration
Blue Spring: $100 Spring: $115 Spring: 6/30/2021
AFSCME 1890 Blue Spring: $100 Spring: $115 Spring: 6/30/2021
Green Free Free Annual: 8/15/21
Vendor/Service
*no surcharge
N/A Annual: $135 One year from date of purchase

Retirees

Type of Permit Fee Online Fee In Office/Mail Expiration
Retiree (from NIU) N/A $10 6/30/21

Motorcycles

Type of Permit Fee Online Fee In Office/Mail Expiration
Motorcycle spring $25 $40 6/30/21
Motorcycle spring reduced $10 $25 6/30/21

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
$742 $855
Handicapped
*no surcharge
$123 $246

Temporary and Visitor Permits

Temporary and Visitor permits are now available for purchase online.

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

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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