Vendor Permits

Vendor permits are available to companies and organizations that will be doing business at Iowa State University. Each company is allowed a maximum of 2 permits.


Vendor Permits for 2024/2025 year will cost $358 for the full year (July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025).  Permits for the upcoming fiscal year are available to purchase at this time but will not be mailed out until the middle of June. 


Current year 2023/2024 Vendor Permits are still available to purchase through this site.  Please make sure you are selecting the appropriate year when making your purchase.


Vendor Permits are valid:

  • In standard 30 min loading zones for two hours, unless sign restricts dept/vendor to a designated time.

  • At Parking meters for two hours without payment, Pay by stall lots are considered a meter

  • In vendor/departmental stalls for the designated time

  • In General Staff lots for no time limit


Paying with Credit Card


Click on the button below to purchase a Vendor permit online with a credit card.


Paying with Check

Vendor Permit Request Form (PDF)

Yearly permits are prorated and reduced monthly, call 515-294-3388 for current rate. 

To order a vendor permit, please fill out and print the Vendor Permit Request Form listed above and send it with payment in the form of check or money order to the Parking Division Office:

27 Armory Building | 2519 Osborn Drive | Ames, IA 50011-1049

Please include your name, company name and address. DO NOT SEND CASH. Once your request is processed your permit will be sent to you by mail.

Please call the Parking Division at 515-294-3388 for more information.