Permits

Where you can park on campus depends on your permit type. Find a permit that best meets your needs.

Permit pricing, on page 22, of the Detailed Tuition and Fees page.

Black & White striped (overnight) permit

Only students that reside in an official house of a recognized student organization may purchase. Permit must be purchased in-person at the Parking Services Office. Restricted parking only on the 4th and 5th floor of BPN garage. May be purchased in-house only for $421 annually.

Blue lot permit

Park in a lot with a sign matching the permit’s lot number and color (blue), or any commuter lot, unless posted “reserved 24-hours, 7-days a week.” If parking overnight it must be in the designated blue lot or BPN garage and not a yellow commuter lot. May be purchased in-house or online for $194 annually.

We issue reserved permits on an annual basis, upon request from a waitlist. We issue these to faculty and staff members based on seniority.

An alternate add-on to the blue reserved parking permit (must be the same lot as regular permit) may be purchased for $12.50. The regular blue reserved permit and the alternate add-on parking permit cannot be used at the same time.

When a blue parking permit is unavailable

When space is not available in a blue reserved lot, faculty and staff may place their name on a waitlist by using the online Parking Portal or by contacting the Parking Services Office.

Blue West Plains parking permissions

West Plains campus parking permits are valid in blue or yellow lots. For more information on West Plains permits please contact the West Plains Office.

Brown (service vehicle) supplemental permit

Signed parking spaces will be provided for approved service vehicles. Restricted to two (2) hour parking. Must be approved by Department Head and Manager of Parking. May be obtained in-house only at $194 annually.

Complete and submit the service vehicle parking permit request form to Parking Services Office.

Brown & White striped Vendor permit

Vendor permits are for business purposes only and are valid in signed service vehicle spaces or non-signed spaces in all other parking lots, except metered spaces / lots. Must be approved by Transportation Manager. Not valid in Lot 6 (Magers Health). May be purchased in-house only for $194 annually.

Distinguished Veterans parking hang tag

Veterans who have been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Air Force Cross, Coast Guard Cross or any veteran who qualifies for a special license plate under subsection 1 of the State of Missouri Statues RSMO 304.725 can park without charge in any orange, yellow or metered parking areas. May be obtained in-house only at no charge.

  • Distinguished Veterans will need to contact Transportation Services to register their vehicle and receive a Distinguished Veterans parking hang tag to use on University property.
  • Documentation of specialized license plate (vehicle registration) or proof of receipt of military medal (DD 214) will be required to receive a Distinguished Veterans parking hang tag.
  • The Distinguished Veterans parking hang tag is not valid for special events where separate parking fees apply.

Green (residence hall) permit

Park in a lot with a green sign. You may also park in reserved lots and commuter lots from 4 p.m. - 7 a.m., unless posted “reserved 24-hours, 7-days a week.” May be purchased in-house or online for $202 annually.

Motorcycle, Moped and Scooter permit

Buy a permit from the parking administration office. You must register non-licensed vehicles, such as mopeds and scooters (49cc or less), with the Parking Services Office. May be purchased in-house or online for $23 annually.

Parking locations for motorcycles

Park in designated motorcycle, moped and scooter areas, or in the triangles at the end of the parking row. Do not park in any blue or yellow striped areas.

The university prohibits motorized vehicles, including mopeds, scooters and similar non-licensed vehicles, on sidewalks and bicycle paths.

Orange (remote) lot permit

Park in a lot with an orange sign. Orange lots are 39, 51 and 52. No parking with this permit from 3-5 a.m. daily. May be purchased in-house or online for $69 annually.

Orange and White striped (overnight) lot permit

Only students who live off campus may purchase. Limited parking in lots 39 and 51. May be purchased in-house only for $421 annually.

Per course (commuter) faculty permits

Complete and submit the vehicle registration and parking permit request form to the Parking Services Office. May be obtained in-house only, as they are paid for by the Provost Office for any semester that is taught.

Red (residence hall) permit

Park in a lot with a red sign. You may also park in reserved lots and commuter lots from 4 p.m. - 7 a.m., unless posted “reserved 24-hours, 7-days a week.” May be purchased in-house or online $202 annually.

Silver Special Permit (SP) permit

Silver permits are issued to Faculty and Staff for business purposes only when a Brown permit will not suffice due to a frequent need to exceed (2) two hour parking at one (1) location. Silver permits have no time limit in the Service Vehicle spaces, Service Vehicle Only spaces or University Vehicle spaces, but are limited to temporary business purposes only. Normal daily parking with a silver permit is limited to blue, yellow, red, green or orange lots. No valid in metered spaces or lots, lot 6 (Magers Health and Wellness Center,) or for daily parking. May be purchased in-house or online for $194 annually.

Yellow (commuter) lot permit

Park in a lot with a yellow sign, or reserved lots from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m., unless posted "reserved 24-hours, 7-days a week." May be purchased in-house or online for $123 annually.

Exceptions include:

  • Lot 18 parking is prohibited 6 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday.
  • Lot 28 parking is prohibited 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday,. and closed all day Saturday and Sunday.
  • All yellow commuter lots are closed from 3-5 a.m. *Exception: Third Shift employees of the University will need to come to the Parking Services Office to obtain an additional permit to allow for overnight parking.

White (evening) permit

Park in any reserved lot, unless posted “reserved 24-hours, 7-days a week.” This permit is valid from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. every day. May be purchased in-house or online for $76 annually.


Prices, fees and refund information may be found on the Detailed Tuition and Fees page.