If you are a Ball State University faculty or staff member, you will need to purchase a permit to park on campus.

If you are an outside contractor, vendor, or anyone else working on campus not directly employed by the University, you will need to purchase a permit specifically for you.

Parking Locations

To see all of the parking lots and garages at Ball State, please see our campus map. Or for a breakdown of the locations allowed by each permit, please see below.

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Important

You cannot register a vehicle that belongs to another student, employee, or family member of another student or employee. Doing so will result in the revocation of your parking privileges.

Types of Permits

A general permit authorizes parking in:

  • any yellow faculty/staff lot
  • Monday through Friday
  • 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A general permit does not authorize parking in green commuter lots.

General permits are sold on an academic-year basis. You cannot purchase them by the semester.

Prices for 2018-19

The price of your permit depends on the semester you buy it.

  • Fall – $83
  • Spring – $63
  • Summer – $43

Expiration

All permits expire August 9, 2019.

A restricted permit allows you to park in:

  • an assigned red lot
  • any green commuter lot

Please check with Parking Services on the price and availability of these spaces. If we do not have any available, you can request to be put on a waiting list.

Locations

  • R2 – Petty and McKinley (surface lot)
  • R4 – Neely North (surface lot)
  • R5 – Architecture Building (surface lot)
  • R6 – Emens Parking Garage*
  • R7 – McKinley Avenue Parking Garage*
  • R8 – Student Center Parking Garage*
  • R11 – Administration Drive/Cooper Science Building/Heat Plant

Enforcement hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

* There is no overnight parking allowed in parking garages (3:30-7 a.m.).

Prices for 2018-19

Surface Lot (R2, R4, R5)

  • Fall only – $182
  • Fall and Spring – $281
  • Yearly – $380

Fees include $83 for registration plus an additional fee that is prorated monthly beginning October 1, February 1, and June 1.

Garage (R6, R7, R8)

  • Fall only – $202
  • Fall and Spring – $321
  • Yearly – $440

Fees include $83 for registration plus an additional fee that is prorated monthly beginning October 1, February 1, and June 1.

If you need to park on campus between 4:45 and 7 p.m., you may buy a night pass permit.

This permit applies to either of the following assigned red restricted lots:

  • R2 – Petty and McKinley (surface lot)
  • R5 – Architecture Building (surface lot)

You may add a night pass to a general permit or restricted permit for a different red lot or garage.

If you are already purchasing a standard restricted permit for R2 or R5, you do not need a night pass to park in the same lot. (After 7 p.m. you do not need a permit to park in any restricted lots.)

Night passes are not sold for the summer, when we stop enforcing restricted lots at 4 p.m.

Prices for 2018-19

All night pass permits are $50 per semester, excluding Summer, when we stop enforcing parking restrictions on these lots at 4 p.m.

Expirations

Permits expire on the following dates:

  • Fall – January 4, 2019
  • Spring – Expires May 10, 2019

Motorcycles and motor scooters with Indiana licenses must be registered with the University.

You may buy one of these permits independently or add one to an existing yearly permit for no additional charge

Locations

A motorcycle permit lets you park in:

  • yellow faculty/staff lots
  • green surface commuter lots

Or if you separately purchase a restricted permit your motorcycle permit will also allow you to park in your assigned red restricted lot (along with any yellow or green lot).

Additional Guidelines

Only one motorcycle is allowed per parking space.

Motorcycles and motor scooters are not allowed to park on sidewalks, bike racks, or in areas posted with “No Parking.”

To purchase a motorcycle permit, you must provide the Office of Parking Services the vehicle registration for each motorcycle you would like to register.

Prices for 2018-19

  • with another permit – free
  • motorcycle permit only – $83

Expiration

All permits expire August 9, 2019.

Anyone parking in a Ball State disabled driver space must display a Ball State disabled driver permit along with a current Ball State parking permit.

The University issues disabled driver permits free of charge to employees who provide supporting documentation.

Types of Permits

We offer two types of disabled driver permits, depending on how long you will need one.

Temporary

Temporary disabled driver permits last up to four weeks for employees who present proper documentation to our office.

Accepted forms of documentation are:

  • the certification sheet for the state-issued placard
  • documentation from your doctor stating the length of time the permit is needed

Permanent

Permanent disabled driver permits are issued on an academic-year basis.

You must provide proof that you have a current state-issued disability placard or license plate, which you must submit to the Office of Parking Services every year.

Accepted forms of documentation are:

  • the vehicle registration for the handicap license plate
  • the certification sheet for the state-issued placard

Parking Locations

Where you may use a disabled driver permit depends on the type of primary Ball State parking permit you have.

General Permit

You may park in the disabled driver spaces of yellow faculty/staff lots (not red restricted or blue residence hall lots).

Restricted Permit

You may park in the disabled driver spaces of:

  • assigned red restricted lot
  • yellow faculty/staff lots
  • green commuter lots

Someone with severe disabilities may receive a recommendation from the Office of Disability Services for a Special 97 permit.

Ball State issues these permits free of charge to eligible students and employees who have a valid Ball State parking permit.

Parking Locations

Where you park depends on the type of primary Ball State parking permit you have.

General Permit

You may park in the Special 97 spaces of any yellow faculty/staff lot (not red restricted or blue residence hall lots).

Restricted Permit

You may park in the Special 97 spaces of:

  • assigned restricted lot (including lot CR8)
  • yellow faculty/staff
  • green commuter lot 

Students or employees who do not have a current Ball State permit may purchase a temporary one that lasts two weeks.

The expiration date will be two weeks from the date you buy your permit.

Parking Services reserves the right to limit the number of temporary permits that may be purchased to three or fewer per semester.

The type of temporary permit issued will be determined by your classification.

  • off-campus students – green surface commuter lots
  • residence hall students – stadium and stadium overflow lots
  • faculty/staff – yellow faculty/staff lots

Two-week permits are not available for red restricted or blue residence hall lots.

Cost

$25

Departmental permits are available to Ball State University departments. The number of permits assigned to each department for short-term parking, errands, and deliveries away from your normal work area.

They are not to be used for parking outside your building. Departmental permits are not intended for long-term parking needs, nor are they to be issued to specific people—they are to be shared by the entire office.

The number of permits a department receives is based on the number of employees it has.

Departmental permits may be used by any faculty, staff, and students employed by the department.

How to Display

The person using the permit must display their current faculty/staff or student permit. The departmental permit should be displayed on the front windshield just above the window sticker.

Locations

  • regular spaces in yellow faculty/staff lots
  • green commuter lots
  • metered spaces (without having to pay)

Departmental permits do not allow parking in:

  • red restricted lots
  • blue housing lots
  • disabled driver spaces
  • Special 97 spaces
  • any restricted area
  • fire lanes, driveways, and "No Parking" areas
  • service vehicle spaces
  • loading docks past the 20-minute time limit

Violations

Users or departments found misusing the permit will be subject to a progressive disciplinary process.

  1. The first violation will be a warning.
  2. The second violation will be a department fine and an Improper Registration citation to the user.
  3. The third violation will be revocation of the privilege of having a departmental permit as well as possible revocation of the user’s parking privileges.

How to Request a Permit

Departmental permits may be requested by the dean, director, or chair of the department.

For more information on requesting a departmental permit, call 765-285-1208.

Buy a Permit

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