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People visiting campus or people on campus are not exempt from parking regulations. They must either pay for parking on campus or obtain a visitor permit and park in the proper lots.
Visitor permits can be obtained online at this website. Please click on the right side of the Main Web Page - Visitor Permit. The Visitor must fill out the online form and provide vehicle information and who/where they will be visiting.
Paying to Park
There are three main lots on campus that are pay-by-the-hour:
Lot 100, Lot 21, and the upper level of the East Campus Parking Deck. Lot 100 is on the east side of campus near the Lied Rec Center. Lot 21 is on the west side of campus, next to the Armory. The East Campus Parking Deck is located on Union Drive near Forker Building, or across from East and Heady Halls. There are also meters in several of the lots on campus. Please read the signs and time limits on the meters carefully.
Pay parking is also available at the Memorial Union Parking Ramp. Entrances are from the south off of Lincoln Way and from the North off of Union Drive.
Smart Cards for Pay by stall lots and parking meters are available
Smart Cards are available at the Parking Division - 27 Armory. Cardholders can put cash up to $200 cash on a card. There is a $5.00 one time fee to purchase the Smart Card and you can add money at anytime by stopping by 27 Armory. The cards are valid at pre-pay stalls in lots 21 (West of the Armory) and 100 (West of the Lied Center) and the East Campus Parking Deck and parking meters.
This card is not valid at the Memorial Union Parking Ramp.
Selected Hours of Enforcement
During evenings, weekends and holidays certain lots are open for use by the general public; however, the medical/handicapped stalls, 24 hour all hours all days stalls, and other specifically restricted stalls are enforced.
Special policies govern citations issued to VISITORS on the ISU campus. Visitors are not able to visitor void any Medical, Altering/Counterfeiting, Unauthorized Possession or Illegal Parking Violations. Any person who operates a vehicle titled/registered to faculty, staff or student will not be covered by visitor status.
For further information please see: Visitor Voids