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Faculty & Staff

Permit rates

Daily permits cost $9.00 for faculty and staff. Daily permits are non-refundable.

Monthly and quarterly permits are also available for faculty and staff.

Payment for daily, monthly, and quarterly permits is accepted via cash, check, or credit card (Visa/MasterCard/American Express). These permits are not eligible for payroll deduction.

Annual Permits (rates effective October 1, 2021)
Annual permits start October 1 and expire September 30 of the following year.

As the community returns to regular campus activities, the University has approved a plan to restore the normal full-time parking rate over the next two years. The plan to normalize parking rates begins in fall 2021.

Faculty and staff can purchase annual permits through the online portal.

  • Faculty & staff full time: $492.00 annual rate
    The rate decreases by $41.00 each month after October. Paid via pre-tax payroll deduction.
  • Faculty & staff part-time: $384.00
    The rate decreases by $32.00 each month after October. Part-time employees (as determined by Human Resources) are eligible for this rate. Paid via pre-tax payroll deduction.

Faculty and staff can purchase annual permits through the online portal.

Contact the Evanston Parking Office for reserved parking and restricted access garage parking rates.

Eligibility

All current Evanston campus faculty and staff who live outside of the walking zone are eligible for annual Evanston campus parking permits. Faculty and staff with non-appealable, unpaid assessments are not eligible.

Chicago campus faculty and staff may purchase an Evanston campus permit with a letter of authorization from their department verifying official extended business on the Evanston campus.

Faculty and staff retirees are eligible to purchase an Evanston campus permit at the current part-time rate.

Emeritus faculty are eligible for a no-charge permit. Please see information on how to obtain an Emeriti permit below.

Permit types 

  • Faculty/Staff (F)
    Available to all eligible faculty/staff members.
  • Faculty/Staff carpool and multi-car (FP)
    Available to all eligible faculty/staff members in a carpool or for those with two cars. Only two vehicles may be registered with a FP permit, and only one may park on campus at a time. The carpool hang tag must be displayed in the vehicle that is parking on campus.
  • Facilities Management (FM)
    Available to all eligible Facilities Management trades staff (includes FM carpool).
  • Ryan Field (D)
    Available to all eligible faculty/staff members for reduced rate parking at Ryan Field. A free shuttle is provided. See Ryan Field Permits for more information.
  • Motorcycle/Scooter/Moped (M)
    Available to all eligible faculty and staff with a registered motorcycle, scooter or moped on the Evanston campus. Required for all licensable motorcycles, scooters and mopeds. There is no charge for a motorcycle/scooter/moped permit for individuals who have purchased an annual main campus parking permit. The vehicle and the motorcycle/scooter/moped may not be parked on campus simultaneously.

Payment

Annual faculty and staff parking permits, not including Ryan Field permits, are paid via payroll deduction. Daily, monthly, quarterly, and Ryan Field permits may be paid via cash, check, or credit card (Visa/MasterCard/American Express) and are not eligible for payroll deduction.

How to obtain a permit 

New (first time) permits must be purchased in person at the Parking Services Office. All applicants are required to present a valid Wildcard and driver's license and fill out the  Permit Application (pdf). Faculty and staff may renew their annual parking permits online. A link to the online renewal site will be emailed to all faculty and staff annual permit holders each September.

New regular staff employees on the Evanston campus can send an email to HRTA@northwestern.edu to request a temporary parking permit for their first week of employment. New regular staff may also request a temporary permit at the Talent Acquisition Office during Onboarding on their first day.

Parking Services reserves the right to request additional documentation to verify address, affiliation, and vehicle registration. All information is subject to verification. Parking Services has the authority to deny or revoke parking privileges.