Purchase Online

Be prepared to provide your vehicle(s):

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

Purchase in Office

You may purchase a permit in Adams Hall, however, we encourage you to purchase a permit online for the best opportunity to get a permit for the zone of your choice.

To purchase in the office, bring a completed paper Permit Application pdf. Submission of the paper permit application does not guarantee your first choice of zone.


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
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.


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.