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Northwestern University

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Permit Rates

Daily permits cost $8.25 for visitors, faculty, staff and students.  Daily permits are non-refundable.

Annual Permits (rates effective 9/1/16)
Annual permits start Oct. 1 and expire Sept. 30 of the following year. 

Parking on campus is very limited. Students are encouraged to walk, bike or take public transportation rather than bring a car to campus.

Students requesting a parking exemption for medical reasons must possess valid handicapped registration. Students with handicapped license plates or placards must purchase a main campus parking permit. 

Eligibility

Students with senior standing or above who live on campus are eligible for parking permits. All graduate and commuting students who live outside of the walking zone are also eligible. Chicago campus students are eligible if they have Evanston campus classes during enforcement hours (subject to verification by class schedule).

Persons who are not eligible for main campus permits include:

Permit types

How to obtain

Permits must be purchased in person at the Parking Services Office. Students must be registered for classes prior to purchasing a parking permit. Students are required to present a valid Wildcard, driver’s license, vehicle registration* and current housing contract, lease, or other acceptable proof of local address*. All must complete a Student Parking Permit Application (pdf).

Students who provide false information are subject to referral to Student Affairs, loss of any future permit privileges, forfeiture of permit fee and may be subject to criminal charges. An additional fine may be assessed for a fraudulently obtained permit.

Parking Services reserves the right to request additional documentation to verify address, affiliation, vehicle registration or any other information. Parking Services has the authority to deny or revoke parking privileges.

(* Not required for Ryan Field "D" permits.)

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