What to know about parking at IU



With approximately 35,000 parking citations issued by the Office of IU Parking Operations in the past year, here’s what you need to know about permits and meters to avoid receiving a ticket.

Faculty permits listed below are valid through the end of June 2018.

STUDENT PERMITS

Campus housing (CH) permit

A CH permit allows IU students to park in the CH space with a number matching their permit and any ST space.

Annual cost: 

CH1: $226 (valid through May 6, 2018)

CH2: $225.83 (valid through August 31, 2018)

CH3: $197.78 (valid through August 31, 2018)

There is no CH4 section.

CH5: $226 (valid through May 6, 2018)

CH6: $226 (valid through May 6, 2018)

CH7: $226 (valid through May 6, 2018)

Commuter (ST) permit

This permit is suited for students who reside in off-campus housing or are otherwise not eligible for a CH permit. It allows students to park in any ST-marked space.

These spaces primarily include stadium parking, but ST spaces can also be found on North Jordan Avenue, by the Smith Research Center and the McCalla School.

Annual cost: $166.92 (valid through Aug. 31, 2018)

Evening permit

An evening permit allows students to park in the Student Recreational Sports Center lot after receiving validation from the SRSC.

Annual cost: $82.92 (valid through Aug. 31, 2018)

All above

Students with a CH, ST or evening permit can also park in any non-tow zone space or garage from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and all day during the weekend.

FACULTY AND STAFF PERMITS

Premium employee (EM-P) permit

Holders of an EM-P permit can park in any EM-P, EM-S, CH3 or ST space as well as any garage space.

EM-P permitted vehicles can also drive into the core of campus between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, a permission not granted to all permit holders.

Annual cost: $568.68

Standard employee (EM-S) permit

Those with EM-S permits can park in any EM-S, CH3 or ST space.

They can also park in any non-tow zone space or garage from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and all day during the weekend.

Annual cost: $197.04

Value employee (EM-V) permit

This permit allows employees to park in ST spaces north of 17th Street through the date indicated on the permit.

Cost: $2 per month

Reserved (R) permit

R permit holders will be designated a numbered reserved space. They can also park in any EM-P, EM-S, CH3 or ST space as well as any garage.

Vehicles carrying an R permit can also drive into the core of campus between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, a permission not granted to all kinds of permits.

Annual cost: $2,124

OTHER PERMITS

Bike permit

Anyone with a bike permit can use any bike rack at IU, both in and outside of parking garages.

Bikes lacking permits are subject to citation or impoundment.

Cost: a one-time $10 fee

Motorcycle (M) permit

Motorcycle permit holders can park in any motorcycle-designated space as well as the vehicle zone space indicated on their permit.

Permit prices vary by location as motorcycle permits are attached to a parking zone.

Disabled parking (D) permits

Disabled parking permits allow anyone who demonstrates a need to park in any ADA-accessible space, any D parking zone, any garage and at any disabled meter for free.

Holders of this permit can also park in any non-tow zone space or garage between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends.

Vehicles carrying a D permit can also drive into the core of campus between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, a permission not granted to all vehicles.

All vehicles 

Any vehicle, with or without a permit, can enjoy parking in CH spaces from 5 p.m. Friday to 11 p.m. Sunday. 

Look out for signage indicating changes to this rule during special events.

Parking is also free during these holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Christmas.

PARKING METERS

Campus meters are enforced Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. It is free to park at them at all other times.

Meter rates:

  • 15 minutes - $0.25
  • 10 minutes - $0.10
  • 5 minutes - $0.05

Parking at a meter for a full day would cost $15. A week’s worth of metered parking would set you back $75.

Metered parking is available at Stonebelt, Wells Library and at the Division of Residential Programs and Services, as well as many residence halls. These halls include Briscoe, Forest, Foster, and McNutt Quads and Read Center.

For more information on campus parking, visit the Office of IU Parking Operations.

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