Welcome To Parking

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


Spring Parking Permits:


Commuter Permits and Ames Intermodal Facility:

We still have Commuter lots 68 and 119 permits available.  We also have a imited number of covered and uncovered permits at Ames Intermodal Facility (AIF). 

Residence Hall Permits:

We have finished the Lottery for lots 59A, 62 and 63.   If we have anymore openings in those lots we will go to the next person in line on the lottery list provided to us by the Department of Residence. 

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.