How to Buy and Use Parking Permits

Buying a parking permit

Summer permits sold mid-May thru the end of July each year. 

Academic year 2024-25 parking permits will be available online beginning Monday, July 1, 2024.

You can buy a parking permit in your My Missouri State account. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to My Missouri State.
  2. Select the Parking and Transportation Card. 
  3. Select My Parking.
  4. Under the Permit section select Get Permits.
  5. Follow the online parking permit instructions to purchase a permit.

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Displaying your permit

Display the permit on the lower left side of the windshield on the driver's side, above the inspection sticker. Permit must be completely affixed. Do not leave window cling permit lying on the dashboard of the vehicle.

You must display your parking permit on August 1 prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

Using your permit

The permit may be used on any vehicle you are operating, but all vehicles used will need to be registered with the University Transportation Services Office. Vehicles may be registered through the online parking portal or by contacting the Parking Service Office either by telephone or email. Do not sell, give away or loan your permit. You are responsible for any citations issued to a vehicle displaying your permit.


Those who carpool can share the same permit. In the event of a violation, the parking violation is charged to the permit owner—no matter who is driving.

If you forget your permit, you may obtain a temporary permit from the Transportation Services Office either in-house (700 E. Elm) or by e-mail to