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Parking Policies

Necessary Documentation

To purchase a parking permit, you are required to provide:

  • A valid Northwestern University Wildcard
  • A driver's license
  • Current vehicle registration

Permit Display

  • Parking permits are non-transferable.
  • Parking permits must be affixed to the vehicle's rear window (passenger side). Permits may not be attached by any temporary means such as tape.
  • Vehicles must be pulled in, not backed into parking stalls. Permits must face the aisle.

Parking Time Limits

  • Vehicle storage, including motorcycles, is not permitted. No vehicle can be parked in the parking structures longer than a 24-hour period.
  • Public rates will be assessed to any permit holder parking for more than 24 hours.

Parking Enforcement

  • Parking enforcement is in effect 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • University Police and Parking Services may establish and enforce any special temporary parking restrictions deemed necessary for the safety of its patrons and facilities.
  • University Police and Parking Services reserve the right to deny or revoke any parking privileges.
  • The Chicago campus full-time permit (purple sticker) is valid in all Faculty/Staff lots on the Evanston campus. It is the only permit that is valid on both campuses. The Chicago campus part-time permit (green sticker) is not valid on the Evanston campus. No Evanston campus permit is valid on the Chicago campus.