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Parking Bloomington

Whether you live on or off-campus or are just visiting, Bloomington parking can be tricky if you don’t know where and when you can park. The City of Bloomington and IU Parking Operations websites give insight into making sure you don’t get ticketed or towed.

Off Campus

Bloomington parking is split into three parts: monthly garage parking, neighborhood parking and metered parking.

Monthly garage passes are on Morton Street, Fourth Street and Walnut Street and are all gated and monitored.

Monthly passes can be purchased for anywhere from $25 to $76 a month and vary from 30 hours a week to 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Passes can be purchased at the Morton Street Garage Office at 300 N. Morton St. and can be contacted at 812-349-3844.

Neighborhood parking permits are for residences that fall in the neighborhood Parking Zone, which can be found on the City of 
Bloomington website.

Any person who can prove their residence is within the zone with a current property statement or utility bill can park in the designated area but must purchase a permit for $25. A visitor’s permit can also be 
purchased for $25.

Neighborhood parking permits can be purchased at City Hall, Suite 240, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Metered parking can be found throughout the downtown area. Users can pay with debit or credit card, change or the Parkmobile app.

Bloomington partnered with Parkmobile to provide an app to pay for parking as-you-go. The system allows a user to import their license plate number and turn off their 
timer as soon as they want.

Check the City of Bloomington website for specific costs and hours for all of the parking options in Bloomington.

In the event of a parking ticket, you can make the payment online, by mail or in person at the Parking Enforcement Office at Showers City Hall, Suite 240. Some fines can be increased if not paid within seven days.

All information for Bloomington parking can be found at

On campus

IU’s parking system is organized into an alphabetical system and cars must be registered to stay in one of these alphabetical lots.

The type of permit you should purchase is dependent on your University status. Students can find what kind of permit they need and apply at

Permits can be purchased for one or two semesters and expire on a date specified on the permit.

If a car is found in a University spot and does not have a parking tag, the license plate is run and the student is billed.

If your car is towed on campus, IU Parking Enforcement can be contacted at 812-855-9849 and the fee will be covered before the car is released.

Any questions about on campus housing can be found at the IU Parking Operations website or by calling 812-855-9848.

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