Parking Administration

Parking Permits may be purchased online by clicking on the link to the left "Purchase Parking Permit"

Parking on University property

In order for a member of the University Community (students/faculty/staff) to park a vehicle on University property

your vehicle must have a current Missouri State University parking permit properly displayed at ALL times.

All permits except Overnight, Service Vehicle, Special Permits and Temporary/Visitor permits may be purchased online.

Temporary/Visitor permits are $2.50 per day or $10 per week and must be purchased

at the Parking Administration Office, 700 E. Elm Street. Office Hours are 8am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday.

Discounted permits

Orange permits are offered at a deep discount at $65 per year.

This permit will be good for lots 39, 51 and 52, which are located on the northwest perimeter of the campus.

There is a limited amount available, so please take advantage of this offer as soon as possible.

Re-positional permits

We are now using re-positional permits, after many years of using hang-tag parking permits.

These permits will be placed at the bottom left-hand side of the vehicle windshield.

Picture depicting correct placement of parking permit in the bottom left-hand side of the vehicle windshield.

Parking permit fees for 2015-2016

New parking permit fees schedule for 2015-2016
Permit TypeFall & Spring RateSummer RatePer Year
Commuter $91.00 $24.00 $115.00
Residence Hall $164.00 $24.00 $188.00
Lots 27A – Monroe Apartments N/A N/A $360.00
Reserved N/A N/A $180.00
Second Reserved N/A N/A $12.00
Evening $48.00 $24.00 $72.00
Service Vehicle N/A N/A $180.00
Vendor N/A N/A $180.00
Motorcycle N/A $   8.50 $22.00
Overnight N/A N/A $390.00
Orange Permit $52.00 $13.00 $65.00
Metered Parking $1.00 per hour $1.00 per hour N/A
Pass Per Day - Commuter $2.50 per day $2.50 per day N/A
Pass Per Day - Reserved Lots $2.50 per day $2.50 per day N/A
Visitor Week Pass - Commuter/Residence Hall $10.00 per week $10.00 per week N/A
Visitor Week Pass - Reserved Lots $10.00 per week $10.00 per week N/A

Street closures

John Q. Hammons Parkway will become a transit way only route, and will be closed to thru traffic permanently, starting Monday, May 18th, 2015.

Bear Line Shuttle changes

For actual route information please see the "Maps" section of the Missouri State University website.

Lot(s) Information:

The North portion of lot 35 will be closed from Friday, November 6th through Friday, November 13th. Access to lot 35 from Harrison will still be accessible. Lot 36 will remain accessible during this project. Pedestrian access to McQueary Hall, MSU Care and the O'Reilly Clinical Health Sciences Center will remain open as well.

The middle row of lot 28 will be closed for concrete repairs beginning October 26th until completed. The eastern row will still be available for use by MSU. Bear Park North will be available for those displaced by the construction.

LOT 15A will be closed any time there is a home basketball game here at Missouri State University. The dates are as follows: November 7, 8, 13, 17, 23, 27;  December 1, 5, 10, 12, 13, 16, 22;  January 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 22, 24, 30;  February 2, 12, 13, 14, 21, 24, 27;  March 3, 5.

Additional information

Parking meter rates are $1 per hour. Some metered lots are enforced 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday - while other metered lots are enforced 24/7 Monday through Sunday. Times are posted on the meters themselves. Also, the multi-space meter in lot 14 will only do 1-hour increments of time and will not give change. Learn more.

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