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.

2018-19 Permit Information

2017-18 Annual Permits

Valid October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018 A Zone A CarpoolGreen Option B Zone (or R1) B CarpoolGreen Option C Zone (or R2) C CarpoolGreen Option D Zone Motorcycle
May 1, 2018 $210 $139 $140 $92 $42 $29 $34 $33
June 1, 2018 $168 $112 $112 $74 $34 $24 $28 $27
July 1, 2018 $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.

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 payment option is only available for annual commuter zone permits through October 31, 2017.

For CGE-represented employees, requests for payroll deduction must be submitted by September 30, 2017, and payroll deductions will be taken equally from the employee's Fall Term paychecks beginning in October. 

Example Savings Using  Pre-Tax* Payroll Deduction
Permit Type 2017-2018 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 Transportation Services 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.