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Permit Rates

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

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 begins in fall 2021.

  • Student (Annual): $492.00
    The rate decreases by $41.00 each month after October. These are billed to your student account.
  • Student (Academic Year): $418.50
    Expires the day after Commencement. The rate decreases by $46.50 each month after October. These are billed to your student account.

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.


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:

  • All freshman, sophomores, and juniors who reside on campus.
  • All students with non-appealable, unpaid violation assessments.
  • Students living in non-university housing within the designated walking zone.

Permit types

  • Commuter (C)
    Available to all eligible commuting students living outside of the walking zone.
  • Commuter Carpool (CP)
    Available to all eligible commuting students living outside of the walking zone who are in a carpool or for those with two cars. Only two vehicles may be registered with a CP permit, and only one may park on campus at a time. The carpool hang tag must be displayed in the vehicle that is parked on campus.
  • Resident (R)
    Available to eligible students living on-campus with senior or above class standing. Any student who maintains a campus address is considered a resident for parking purposes.
  • Ryan Field (D)
    Available to all eligible students for reduced cost parking at Ryan Field. A free shuttle is provided. See the Ryan Field Permits page for more information. Student athletes interested in Ryan Field Athletic Department parking should also review Ryan Field Permits and contact the Athletic Department.
  • Motorcycle/Scooter/Moped (M)
    Available to all eligible students 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.

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*.

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.