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Welcome to the ISU Parking Division

News and Updates

Move in Parking Information

The Department of Residence has provided temporary permits to allow for short term parking near residence halls for unloading. After that time you may park in the designated long term parking areas. Click here to view a map.

Student Permits for Fall Semester 2020-2021 & Lottery List

Student permits for the Fall semester are on sale now through AccessPlus. Check the student permit information tab for specific dates. Many residence hall lots are in high demand and are currently sold out. If the lot you are interested in is sold out, you can request to be placed on the Student Parking Lottery List.

Commuter Permits for Fall Semester & Lottery List

Commuter permits are currently on sale through Accessplus. Lot 29 is currently sold out. If you are still interested in purchasing a Lot 29 commuter permit, you may request to be placed on the Commuter Lottery List, for a chance to purchase a permit if there are any available spaces. If you have already purchased a Lot 68 or Lot 119 permit and you are selected from the lottery for Lot 29 permit, you will be able to exchange permits.

Student Permits for Greek Community and Off Campus Housing

Students can begin to purchase parking permits over the counter at the Parking Division office in August. The parking permit location will depend on availability.

AIF Ames Intermodal Facility Permits are SOLD OUT

Parking employees will do stall counts during the first couple weeks of the Fall semester to determine if there are any available spaces.  Permits for any available spaces will be distributed using a lottery system. To be placed on the lottery list, please fill out this form.

FY21 Parking Permit Renewal is Now Open

Faculty and Staff can go online now and renew their permits through AccessPlus. Permit rates will not change for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Departments can renew permits on the Parking website through ISU Departmental Permits.

Parking Permit Refund Policy for Employees

As of July 1, employees who have purchased a 2020-2021 parking permit will be allowed to receive a prorated refund if they do not plan to park on campus. See the Inside Iowa State story for more information.

Parking Office Hours and COVID-19

The parking office hours will be 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m. from August 3-14 and 7:30a.m.-4:00p.m. August 17 until further notice. The office will close at 4:00p.m. to give staff enough time for cleaning. For current office hours click here. Procedures have been put into place to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Barriers have been installed at the counter to protect customers and employees. Marks will be placed on the ground 6 feet apart to aid in social distancing. We encourage you to wear face coverings and practice social distancing while visiting the front counter. For more information about how the university is handling COVID-19, check the COVID-19 Campus Update and Resources page.

Fingerprinting has resumed

Fingerprinting has resumed with revised hours. For more information, read our Fingerprinting Update.