Student permit and parking information

  • Residence Halls
    • Maple, Willow, Larch
    • Richardson Court Area (Oak, Elm, Freeman, Barton, Birch, Welch, Roberts, Lyon, Linden)
    • Buchanan, Geoffroy
    • Union Drive Area (Friley, Helser, Martin, Eaton)
    • Wallace, Wilson
    • Frederiksen Court
    • SUV (Schilletter and University Village)
  • Commuter Parking
    • Lots 29, 68 and 119
    • Vet Med Lots 93, 94, 94A, 94B
  • Iowa State Center Lots
    • Free daily parking in lots A3, A4, B4, B5, B6
    • No overnight parking allowed
    • Access to free Cyride #23 campus route
  • Motorcycle Parking
    • Permits are required in Residence Hall lots all hours all days
    • Must have a permit and park in designated areas on campus
  • Medical Parking
    • An ISU permit is required to park in residence hall lots and anywhere on ISU campus
    • Must have a DOT Medical permit

Departmental permits for ISU Department use

Ames Intermodal Facility

  • Visitor parking in Pay by Stall area on the middle level
    • Pay stations are on the bottom floor
    • ParkMobile, Credit Card and cash
  • Purchase a Permit (Currently SOLD OUT)
    • Uncovered parking spaces
    • Covered parking spaces
  • Enforced 24/7


News & Updates


November 2022

  • Nov 21-25- Thanksgiving Break Parking Office will be open Nov. 21-22.
  • Nov 23-25- University Holidays- Parking Office will be closed.

December 2022

  • Dec 12-15- Final Exams
  • Dec 16- Fall Semester ends
  • Dec 19- Winter Session begins
  • Dec 23-31- Parking Office will be closed

January 2023

  • Jan 2- University Holiday- Parking Office will be closed
  • Jan 13- Winter Session ends
  • Jan 16- University Holiday- Parking office will be closed
  • Jan 17- Spring Semester begins

2022-2023 Parking Permit Prices

List of current parking permit prices.

Effective October 1, a license plate is required to purchase a permit

In order to purchase a parking permit, you must provide a current and valid license plate number for the vehicle that will be displaying the permit. This information will help the parking division serve you better and prevent you from receiving parking tickets if your permit isn't being displayed correctly.