Purchase a Permit

Be prepared to provide your vehicle(s):

  • License plate number
  • Make
  • Color
  • Body Type (4 door, etc.)

More Information

Parking Rates

Annual parking permits are prorated on a monthly schedule.

2016-17 Annual Permits

Valid September 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017 A Zone A CarpoolGreen Option B Zone (or R1)
B CarpoolGreen Option C Zone (or R2)
C CarpoolGreen Option D Zone** Motorcycle
July 5- October 31, 2016 $504 $328 $336 $218 $98 $64 $76 $75

November 1, 2016

$462 $301 $308 $200 $90 $59 $70 $69
December 1, 2016 $420 $274 $280 $182 $82 $54 $64 $63
January 1, 2017 $378 $247 $252 $164 $74 $49 $58 $57
February 1, 2017 $336 $220 $224 $146 $66 $44 $52 $51
March 1, 2017 $294 $193 $196 $128 $58 $39 $46 $45
April 1, 2017 $252 $166 $168 $110 $50 $34 $40 $39
May 1, 2017 $210 $139 $140 $92 $42 $29 $34 $33
June 1, 2017 $168 $112 $112 $74 $34 $24 $28 $27
July 1, 2017 $126 $85 $84 $56 $26 $19 $22 $21

Short Term Permits

Short Term Permits Zone A Zone B Zone C Zone D**
Hourly Rate $2 $1 $1 $1
Daily Visitor $12 $10 $10 $10
Infrequent Driver DailyGreen Option* $7 $5 $5 $5
30-Day Permit $100 $66 $20 N/A

Green Option  Carpools require a minimum of three people per car to qualify.

Green Option * Infrequent Driver discount is available to OSU faculty, staff and students who do not own an annual permit.

** Zone D will be active beginning October 1, 2016

Benefits of Pre-Tax Payroll Deduction for Employees

Pre-tax payroll deductions enable you to pay for your parking permit from gross income before your taxable income is calculated, and you can spread the total payment over 9 months. The payroll deduction option is only avialable to be selected through October 31, 2016. Payroll deuctions are not available for resident zone parking permits.

For CGE-represented employees, payroll deductions will be taken equally from the employee's Fall Term paychecks, beginning in October. Requests for payroll deduction by CGE-represented employees must be submitted by September 30, 2016, in order to be able to begin deductions in October.

Example Savings Using  Pre-Tax* Payroll Deduction
Permit Type 2016-2017 Annual Permit Price By paying pre-tax, you lower your taxable income and save!
Annual Savings Effective Annual Cost
A $504 $171 $333
B $336 $114 $222
C $98 $33 $65
   D*** $76 $26 $50
Motorcycle $75 $26 $50

*Assuming a state tax rate of 9% and a federal marginal tax rate of 25% as an example only. Individual rates will vary.

In Person Sales

You may purchase a permit in Adams Hall, however, it is highly encouraged to purchase a permit online as this gives you the best opportunity to get the zone of your choice.

To purchase in office, you must complete the paper permit application below. Submission of the paper permit application does not guarantee your first choice of zone.
In Office Permit Application pdf

Refunds and Exchanges

Lost or Stolen Permits

Notify the Parking Office immediately if a permit is lost or stolen. There is a non-refundable fee of $25 for replacing lost or stolen permits.

Replacement Permits

Whenever a replacement permit is requested, the old, damaged or outdated permit must be surrendered. There is a non-refundable fee of $25 charged for replacing permits.