Welcome To Parking

Our office hours are Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm.


Spring Parking Permits:


Commuter Permits and Ames Intermodal Facility:

Beginning Wednesday, January 18th at 7:30AM at the Parking Office the following lots will be available on a first come first serve basis: Commuter lots 29, 68 and 119.  Also, there will be a limited number of covered and uncovered permits at Ames Intermodal Facility (AIF). 

Residence Hall Permits:

If you are wanting to purchase a Stadium, Towers, Frederiksen Court or SUV permit please come to the office and purchase a permit. Our hours are listed above.  You wil need to bring your student id and your vehicle information including - make, model, color, year and plate number.

Lot 59A (UDA) Lot 62 (Buchanan and Geoffroy Halls) and Lot 63 (RCA)

Residents in buildings surrounding lots 59A, 62, and 63 will receive an e-mail, sent to their iastate e-mail address on file, the week of January 17 (after MLK day) with a link to a survey in which they can indicate an interest in being in a lottery for THE LOT AROUND THEIR RESIDENCE.   Students who submit a request to purchase a permit IN DESIGNATED lot will be notified the results of the random drawing (computer generated) the week of January 23.  NAMES WILL BE SUBMITTED TO ISU PARKING AND PERMITS MAY BE PICKED UP IN ROOM 27 ARMORY BEGINNING JANUARY 25 AT 7:30AM. 

We hope you will find all of the information stored in these pages both useful and helpful. Thank you from all of the staff at Parking.  For our location and other contact information, check the "About Us" page.




Hours of Operation:

  • 6:00pm-6:00am  365 days out of the year


Whether you are a student, faculty, staff or visitor at Iowa State, there may be times that you find yourself on campus late at night or in the early hours of the morning. If walking to your car or residence hall room leaves you feeling a little uneasy and apprehensive, call SafeRide. We will be glad to escort you to your destination.

To obtain an escort, call 294-4444 and DPS personnel will assist you in getting to your campus destination. Escorts may be walking or by vehicle. You will be met by a student wearing a department uniform and/or picture ID.

Services are only available to or from University or Greek properties. SafeRide reserves the right to refuse escorts to persons who behave improperly, are abusive to escort personnel or abuse the service.