2021-2022 Student permits are now available online. You can also purchase them by mail for an additional $15 fee. Permits that are purchased online are not subject to the additional $15 fee.
The type of permit that a student qualifies for is determined by student residential status.
Please note: We enforce parking regulations on campus much like any city. The fines assessed for parking violations can be costly. For example, the fine for parking in a handicap space without the proper permit displayed is $250, as set by state law! Please be careful to park in the appropriate lot and follow the parking regulations.
Available to commuting students. Commuting students are students not living in NIU residence halls. A reserved parking space may be available for an additional fee.
Available to students living in NIU residence halls. A reserved parking space may be available for an additional fee.
Free parking option to any interested faculty, staff or student. This allows you to park remotely in Lot K located on the south side of campus (west of Popeye’s on Lincoln Highway).
Green permit holders may be required to move vehicles from lot K prior to the start of an event.
Snow removal: When there is over two inches of snow, you may be required to move your vehicle to another lot.
Motorcycle permits are required for any motorcycle/scooter parked on campus. An annual motorcycle permit may be purchased at the discount rate for those with a valid parking permit. Green permit holders are excluded from the discounted rate as the green permit is free.
Motorcycles can only park in designated motorcycle parking areas, their own reserve space, 15-minute spaces and pay parking spaces. For those who rent a reserve space and plan on parking their motorcycle in that space, Campus Parking Services must be notified so your motorcycle permit number can be added to the sign.
Motorcycles may utilize pay parking areas without a permit, but payment is required. Motorcycles parking in the visitor lot must pay to use this facility, regardless if a motorcycle has a permit, and must park in a designated motorcycle space.
This permit is available if you are not living in a university owned residence hall. Reserved parking spaces are offered in the following lots: Lot 36, Lot A, Lot 2, Lot E, Lot S, Lot D, Lot 44, and Lot 20B.
This permit is available if you are living in a university owned residence hall. A reserved parking permit may only be purchased for the parking lot that is closest to your residence hall. Reserved parking spaces are offered in the following lots: Lot E-Gilbert Hall, Lot D-Neptune Hall, Lot P- Stevenson Towers, and Lot X-New Hall.
All NIU students with a Z-ID can purchase their parking permits online. Our AIMS (Automated Issuance Management System) parking management system provides you convenient access to your parking account information. The ability to buy a permit, pay a ticket and look up your account information is at your fingertips by using your current student login ID and password. ELS students cannot purchase permits online. ELS students will need to purchase their permits by mail. Completed forms and payment can be sent to the address below.
Hang tags may be purchased annually or by semester. An annual motorcycle permit may be purchased at the discounted rate by those with a valid vehicle permit (excluding green permits).
Mail the completed form to:Northern Illinois University
When purchasing a parking permit, three payment options are available:
If you need to request that a change or an update be made to a vehicle that is associated with your parking permit follow these steps:
Once your request has been reviewed, you will receive an email letting you know if your request has been approved or denied. The changes that you are making are toward your parking permit, not your account.
Please note you are at risk of receiving tickets if a valid parking permit is not displayed in your vehicle. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us at 815-753-1045 or firstname.lastname@example.org.