Service/Vendor Permits

Vendors that are conducting business with NIU departments must purchase a service permit to park on campus. The service permit allows access to reserved service spaces for the purpose of loading, unloading, and delivering equipment and/or goods.

Since Parking Services is not open to in person sales, permits must be purchased online.

The cost is as follows: $5 a day, $10 a week, $25 a month or $135 for an annual service/vendor permit. 

Service/vendor permits allow individuals to park for up to 30 minutes in a reserved service space. After the 30 minutes expires, the individual is required to park in any blue permit lot.

Justification is needed in order to obtain a service/vendor permit. Please email Parking Services at with the name and title of the requestor, the name of the company, a brief description of the nature of the business on campus, the amount of time they are requesting - if longer than 30-minutes. The director of parking will review the request and a decision will be made to approve, deny or modify it.

Vendors who fail to make proper arrangements for the use of the on-campus university parking facilities will be subject to current parking enforcement regulations.

If you would like more information, call 815-753-1045.

Contact Us

Parking Services
121 Normal Road

Office Hours

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

The lobby is currently closed to in-person transactions.

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