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All students whether residing on or off campus must register their vehicle with Parking Services if operating a vehicle on campus. Unless virtual, permits must be properly affixed to your windshield (lower left, driver’s side) before they are considered valid so please allow time for mailing. 

 

A limited number of lot 89 and lot 91 permits will be offered to first year students residing on campus. Please see the first year lot 89 & lot 91 tabs below for additional details. All other permits eligible to students residing in residence halls, in University Village, and 1855 Place must have at least 28 credits in order to purchase.
PLEASE CALL PARKING SERVICES IF UNABLE TO COMPLETE ONLINE TRANSACTIONS. 

Permit Portal

Student permits are NOT valid at meters, pay-by-plate, leased spaces, university vehicle spaces, loading zones, and employee or visitor spaces. Vehicles must be parked in designated parking spaces within the permitted lot to have valid parking. Permits are not valid during special events. Download the student parking and driving regulations document for more information: Parking & Driving Regulations

 

If you no longer need your student permit it can be returned through the form below. If eligible for a pro-rated refund, one will be issued based on refund rates at the time of return.

Permit Return

Available to purchase online ONLY starting July 20, 2023 (effective August 1, 2023):

For residents of Spartan Village – valid through 8/20/24. Valid in Spartan Village and lot 89.

For residents of University Village and 1855 Place – valid through 8/20/24. Valid at UV/1855, in lot 109 and lot 89. This permit is NOT valid in lot 15.

Available to purchase online ONLY starting July 20, 2023 (effective August 21, 2023):

For students living off campus or living on campus with 28+ credits. Permit is valid only in lot 89 through 8/20/24. This permit is now virtual. Vehicle and plate information must still be accurately maintained with MSU Parking to have parking privileges.
For any student living off or on campus. Valid in designated moped spaces. Permit is valid through 8/20/24.
Valid in lots 100 and 89. Permit is valid through 5/20/2024. The permit is repositionable. You may register two vehicles but only one may park on campus at a time. The vehicle must be registered to the permit with MSU Parking and the permit affixed to the lower left, driver’s side of the windshield of the vehicle parked on campus.
Valid in lots 100 and 89. Permit is valid through 5/20/2024. The permit is repositionable. You may register two vehicles but only one may park on campus at a time. The vehicle must be registered to the permit with MSU Parking and the permit affixed to the lower left, driver’s side of the windshield of the vehicle parked on campus.
The permit is repositionable. You may register two vehicles but only one may park on campus at a time. The vehicle must be registered to the permit with MSU Parking and the permit affixed to the lower left, driver’s side of the windshield of the vehicle parked on campus.
  • Year 1 & 2 – valid in lots 92, 97 and 89. Permit valid through 5/20/2024.

  • Year 3 & 4 – valid in Wharton Ramp/Lot 19 and lot 89. Permit valid through 5/20/2024

Available to purchase online ONLY starting July 24, 2023 (effective August 21, 2023):

For residents of VanHoosen – valid in lot 24, in the upper levels of Shaw Ramp/Lot 51 and lot 89. Permit is valid through 5/20/24.
For residents of Owen or VanHoosenvalid in lot 25, in the upper levels of Shaw Ramp/Lot 51 and lot 89. Permit is valid through 8/20/24.
For residents of Abbot, Akers, Holmes, Hubbard, Mason, McDonel, Owen, Phillips, Shaw, Snyder, or VanHoosenvalid in lots 91 and 89. Permit is valid through 8/20/24. This permit is now virtual. Vehicle and plate information must still be accurately maintained with MSU Parking to have parking privileges.

Available to purchase online ONLY starting July 25, 2023 (effective August 21, 2023):

For residents of Armstrong, Bailey, Bryan, Butterfield, Campbell, Emmons, Landon, Gilchrist, Mary Mayo, Rather, Williams, and Yakeleyvalid in lots 15 and 89. Permit is valid through 8/20/24.
For residents of Armstrong, Bailey, Bryan, Butterfield, Campbell, Emmons, Landon, Gilchrist, Mary Mayo, Rather, Williams, and Yakeleyvalid in lots 65 and 89. Permit is valid through 8/20/24. The permit is NOT valid in the employee parking sections of the Brody Complex.
For residents of Case, Holden, Wilson, or Wonders – valid in lots 83 and 89. Permit is valid through 8/20/24. This permit is now virtual. Vehicle and plate information must still be accurately maintained with MSU Parking to have parking privileges.

Available to purchase online ONLY starting August 1, 2023 (effective August 21, 2023):

A limited number of lot 89 permits will be eligible to purchase by first year students living on campus (with less than 28 credits). Permit is valid only in lot 89 through 8/20/24. This permit is virtual. Vehicle and plate information must still be accurately maintained with MSU Parking to have parking privileges.
A limited number of lot 91 permits will be eligible to purchase by first year students living on campus (with less than 28 credits). Permit is valid in lots 91 and 89 through 8/20/24. This permit is virtual. Vehicle and plate information must still be accurately maintained with MSU Parking to have parking privileges.

Other Permits

Fall 2023 semester graduate assistant (GA) permits are available to purchase online ONLY starting July 21, 2023 (effective August 15, 2023). Permit is valid through 1/7/24. This permit can be purchased using payroll deduction or paying in-full at the time of purchase.

Graduate assistant (GA) permits are sold one semester at a time and are repositionable. You may register two vehicles but only one may park on campus at a time. The vehicle(s) must be registered to the permit with MSU Parking and the permit affixed to the lower left (driver’s side) of the windshield of the vehicle parked on campus. Permits are not valid for special events. You must be a graduate student with an assistantship for the current semester and be enrolled for classes, to be sold a graduate assistant parking permit.

GA parking permits grant parking in employee spaces south of the Red Cedar River and also in the Brody Complex. GA permits do NOT allow parking north of the Red Cedar River. Your MSU ID will grant access to gated lots; please contact Parking Services if your ID card is not working. This permits is not valid in pay only lots or meters.

Those who receive an MSU Fellowship of $1,000 or more per semester qualify for a graduate assistant (GA) parking permit. Qualifying fellowship recipients may order their permit online any time after GA permits become available for the semester. This permit must be paid for in-full at the time of purchase. Please see the GA tab for additional details.
Motorcycles must be register over the phone with Parking Services. Motorcycles (over 100CC) are not allowed to park in moped parking spaces, they must park in a regular vehicle space.

Vehicle and Plate Changes

Decal Permits: All student decal permits are repositionable! You must call Parking Services to make changes to the vehicle or license plate connected to your permit privileges. If a windshield is replaced, keep the repositionable permit and place it on the new windshield. If your vehicle is in the shop, then you must move your permit to the loaner vehicle and call Parking Services with the license plate, make, style, year, and color of the loaner vehicle in order to park on campus. If your permit is not moved over from your primary vehicle to the loaner, please contact us for next steps. IN ADDITION TO HAVING THE DECAL PERMIT DISPLAYED, VEHICLE/PLATE INFORMATION MUST MATCH WHAT IS LISTED ON FILE WITH THE PERMIT TO GRANT PARKING PRVILEGES.

Printed Permits: If permanently switching to a new vehicle or license plate, a new permit will most likely be needed (as vehicle information is listed on the permit); retain the permit and call Parking Services for next steps. If your vehicle is being repaired, contact Parking Services to inquire about a loaner permit. When contacting us to update/change information, please have the license plate, make, style, year, and color of the vehicle. IN ADDITION TO HAVING THE PERMIT DISPLAYED, VEHICLE/PLATE INFORMATION MUST MATCH WHAT IS LISTED ON FILE WITH THE PERMIT TO GRANT PARKING PRVILEGES.

Virtual Permits: You must call Parking Services to make changes to the vehicle or license plate connected to your permit privileges. VEHICLE/PLATE INFORMATION MUST MATCH WHAT IS LISTED ON FILE WITH THE PERMIT TO GRANT PARKING PRVILEGES.

**ALL PHYSICAL PERMITS ARE SUBJECT TO A $30 REPLACEMENT FEE**