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Permit Types & Rates

Faculty/Staff Annual Commuter

Permit Privileges: Unlimited parking access to the assigned garage. Vehicle storage for more than 24 hours is not permitted. Only one vehicle per parking permit. Annual Commuter Permit is valid from 10/1/15 - 9/30/16.

2015-16 Parking Fees (tiered based on salary):

Salary Range Abbott Lot / Erie Ontario / 275 East Chestnut / 441 East Ontario Annual Rate 
0 - $30,000 $702.00 annual
($58.50/month)
$30,001 - $46,000 $834.00 annual
($69.50/month)
$46,001 - $90,000 $1,032.00 annual
($86.00/month)
$90,001 - $125,000 $1,518.00 annual
($126.50/month)
$125,001 - $150,000 $2,268.00 annual
($189.00/month)
$150,001 - $200,000 $2,682.00 annual
($223.50/month)
$200,001 and above $3,018.00 annual
($251.50/month)

All rates include a 9% Cook County tax assessment

ABBOTT LOT: 710 N. Lake Shore Drive (Formerly A Lot)
ERIE ONTARIO - PARKING C (West) & PARKING D (East): 321 E. Erie (Formerly D Lot)
441 EAST ONTARIO: 441 E. Ontario
275 EAST CHESTNUT: 275 E. Chestnut (Formerly E Lot)

Evanston Campus: This permit is valid in all Faculty/Staff lots on the Evanston campus. It is the only permit that is valid on both campuses. All other Chicago campus part-time permits are not valid on the Evanston campus. No Evanston campus permit is valid on the Chicago campus.

View the application process.

Emeriti

Parking Privileges: Unlimited 24-hour access to assigned garage. Vehicle storage for longer than 24 hours is not permitted.

All Emeriti are invited to park in the Huron Superior Garage, located at 222 East Superior. Free parking privileges will be programmed automatically to each Emeritus Faculty Northwestern WildCARD. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Lance Hale, Director of Transportation & Parking at lance.hale@northwestern.edu or 847.467.5382.

Student Commuter

Permit Privileges: Unlimited parking access to the assigned garage. Vehicle storage for over 24 hours is not permitted.

2015-16 Parking Fees:

  • Annual: $478.00
    Effective dates: 10/1/15 - 9/30/16 (Not available for sale after 12/31)
  • Academic Year: $428.75*
    Effective dates: 10/1/15 - 6/30/16
  • Quarterly: $168.00*
    Effective dates: 
    • 1st Quarter: 10/1/15 - 12/31/15
    • 2nd Quarter: 1/1/16 - 3/31/16
    • 3rd Quarter: 4/1/16 - 6/30/16
    • 4th Quarter: 7/1/16 - 9/30/16

* Rates include a 9% Cook County tax assessment

Application Process

Evening and Weekend

Permit Privileges: Unlimited parking access to the assigned garage between 4 p.m. and 8 a.m. the following morning, with 24-hour access on the weekend and University holidays.

Students, faculty and staff who live within the designated Chicago campus boundaries are eligible to purchase the permit without department/school approval.

Note: Evanston faculty and staff with a valid full-time Evanston campus parking permit may purchase the Chicago weekend and evening permit at a reduced rate. Contact the Chicago Parking Office at 312-503-1103 for more information.


2015-16 Parking Fees:
  • Annual: $411.00
    Effective dates: 10/1/15 - 9/30/16 (Not available for sale after 12/31)
  • Academic Year: $309.00
    Effective dates: 10/1/15 - 6/30/16
  • Quarterly: $156.75*
    Effective dates: 
    • 1st Quarter: 10/1/15 - 12/31/15
    • 2nd Quarter: 1/1/16 - 3/31/16
    • 3rd Quarter: 4/1/16 - 6/30/16
    • 4th Quarter: 7/1/16 - 9/30/16

* Rate includes a 9% Cook County tax assessment

Application Process

Weekend Annual

Permit Privileges: Twenty-four hour parking access to the garage beginning at 4 p.m. Friday until 8 a.m. the following Monday. If a University holiday falls on a Friday, the permit will be valid beginning at 4 p.m. of the Thursday prior to the holiday. If the University holiday falls on a Monday, the permit will allow access until 8 a.m. the Tuesday after the holiday.

Students, faculty and staff with valid WildCARDs may purchase the permit. If a student wishes to purchase the pass for a visitor, he or she must supply the Parking Office with the following information:

  • Visitor's name
  • Visitor's vehicle make, license plate number and state
2015-16 Parking Fees:
  • Annual: $234.00
    Effective dates: 10/1/15 - 9/30/16
  • Quarterly Rate: $64.50
  • Single Weekends: $21.00*

* Rate includes a 9% Cook County tax assessment

Application Process

Motorcyle/Scooter Annual

Limited motorcycle/scooter parking is available in the Abbott Lot and Erie Ontario Parking. A permit is required to park in the motorcycle-designated spaces.

Note: Spyder, Roadster, or Tri-Rod motorcycles are charged as passenger vehicle fees.

Annual Rate: $185.00

Replacement

Each replacement/additional decal: $11.00

Cash or check accepted. Chart strings are not accepted for personal use.

Parking Keycards

Parking Keycards are available for individuals who have a Chicago Parking Permit and prefer not to use their WildCARD as their parking pass. Either the Parking Keycard or WildCARD can be activated for parking, not both.

Price: $25.00

Chart strings are not accepted for personal use.

Evanston Campus Faculty/Staff Daily Hang Tag

Permit Privileges: Daily parking on Evanston campus in designated lots. NU faculty/staff only.

Price: $8.25

Chart strings are not accepted for personal use.

Ryan Field

Permit Privileges: Parking at Evanston's Ryan Field.

Note: Shuttles run from Ryan Field to the Evanston and Chicago campuses. View the Intercampus shuttle for more information.

Ryan Field permits can be purchased at University Services Chicago (710 N. Lake Shore Dr., Abbot Hall, Room 100) or the Evanston Parking Office (Visitors Center: 1841 Sheridan Rd.)

Note: Ryan Field Permit Parking is prohibited during all home football games. For more information, visit the Ryan Field parking web page.

Chart strings are not accepted for personal use.

2015-16 Annual Rate: $25.00 per vehicle

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