Parking Info and Updates:

Parking Office 7:30am - 4:00pm Monday - Friday

Fall Parking Hours will change on Monday, August 26  to 7:30am - 4:30pm

Phone:  515-294-3388  Email:

Student Parking Permit Renewal for Fall 2019:

Commuter Permits:

-Lots 29, 68, & 119 are sold out at this time. We will do lot counts the first week of classes. Please check back on this webpage after school starts for information about permit sales. 

-There is the free commuter lot at the Iowa State Center. You can take CyRide Orange 23 to central campus. 

-Lots 112N & 112L (near Frederikson Court) are available for purchase at the parking division office starting August 19th (based on availability).

  • Permits will be sent to your University address before the start of classes
  • Permits will be processed on a first come first served basis and MUST be ordered through AccessPlus.
  • Cost will be added to your U-Bill.


Frederiksen Court Parking Permits:

Residents can still purchase permits online through Access Plus and pick their permits up at Hawthorne Court on the following dates and times:

                   Wednesday, August 21, 2019        3pm – 6pm

                   Thursday, August 22, 2019            3pm – 6pm

                   Friday, August 23, 2019                  3pm – 5pm

The Parking Office will be open on Saturday, August 24, 2019, 12pm – 3pm.

Students may go to Access Plus and purchase their parking permit through August 26, 2019 at 11:59pm.

Any permits purchased online after 12 noon on Friday August 23, 2019 will be available at the Parking Division on Saturday, August 24, 2019.  Any permits not picked up by close of business on Monday, August 26 will be mailed to Freddy Ct. address

Schiletter and University Village Parking Permits:

SUV residents that have purchased their permit by Monday, August 12, 2019 through Access Plus will receive their permit with their check-in packet.

SUV residents may go online and purchase their permit through Access Plus until August 26 at 11:59pm.

Any permits purchased after August 12, 2019 will be mailed to their university address.

Students living off campus – Needing overnight parking:

We will sell students living in off campus housing permits for lot 112L or 112N beginning                    Monday, August 19, 2019.


Residence Halls UDA, RCA, Old RCA, Towers, Geoffroy and Buchanan:

The Dept. Of Residence will distribute parking permits on Friday night – August 23, 2019 or Saturday, August 24 in their campus mailbox .  Parking lots adjacent to Residence Halls are closed for student move-in/unloading through Saturday, August 24, even if a permit is displayed in your vehicle.

Until Sunday, August 25, 2019 drivers should park in lot 29 (behind Molecular Biology Building), at the Stadium (S3-S7), or at the Iowa State Center in areas A3, A4, B4, B5, B6.

If students have not purchased a permit - please go to Access Plus to purchase Towers or Stadium Permit.

Any permits purchased after Friday, August 24, 2019 will be mailed through campus mail.

Greek Housing:

Students living in Greek Housing can purchase a Stadium (based on availability) beginning Monday, August 19, 2019.

 Ames Intermodal Facility Parking Permits: SOLD OUT

Permits are valid August 1 - July 31 of each year on a first come first served basis.                  

For further information about the Ames Intermodal Facility, please visit


Permits are non-transferable to another person.   


Beginning January 14, 2019 in Pay by Stall Lots 21, 100 and East Campus Parking Deck Upper Level: 

Payment will be required when vehicle is parked 7:00AM - 5:30PM Monday - Friday  Tickets will be written based on the time the tires are chalked. 




Fingerprinting services are provided by ISU Police for students, faculty, and staff who require security clearance for certain university facilities or background checks. We also provide fingerprint services for US Department of Agriculture’s National Animal Disease Center (NADC) and the Eagle’s Loft Daycare.  ISU Police charges $15 for this service. Cash or credit card is accepted.

A government-issued photo ID with a signature (i.e. driver’s license, passport, military ID) is required. An ISUCard will not be accepted as an ID.

Fingerprints can be processed at the Parking Services office on the southwest corner of the Armory Building. Fingerprinting is available:


For additional information or questions about fingerprinting, please call 515-294-4428.