Parking Permit Requirements

Permits are required year-round, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in A, B and C zones on campus, unless marked. Residential permits are required at all times, year-round.

2018-19 Permits

2018-19 permits expire September 24, 2019.

Permits for the 2019-20 academic year are valid once the physical permit is received and displayed on your vehicle and good until September 22, 2020. 


Photo ID is required to purchase in our office. Be prepared to provide your vehicle(s):

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

Purchase Parking Permits Online

Annual Commuter Permits

Purchase A, B, or C zone permits for faculty, staff or students not living on campus. ONID Required.

Daily or Monthly Permits

Daily or monthly A, B or C zone permits for visitors or faculty, staff or students not living on campus.

Campus Resident R Permits

Resident R Permits for individuals living on campus. Please secure a permit before bringing a vehicle to campus. ONID required.

Department Guest Permits

Daily permits for department guests. ONID Required.

Infrequent Driver Daily Permits

An infrequent driver discount is available to OSU ID holders who do not own an annual permit.

Carpool Permits

Carpool permits require at least two members. ONID Required.

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.

Parking Permit Rates

Annual parking permits are prorated on a monthly schedule. Annual permits must be paid in full at the time of purchase. 

Annual Permits

  A Zones
(1, 2, 3)
B Zones
(1, 2, 3)
C Zone R Zone* Motorcycle
August 1 - October 31 $522 $351 $108 $372 $79
November 1 $479 $322 $99 $341 $72
December 1 $436 $293 $90 $310 $65
January 1 $393 $264 $81 $279 $58
February 1 $350 $235 $72 $248 $51
March 1 $307 $206 $63 $217 $44
April 1 $264 $177 $54 $186 $37
May 1 $221 $148 $45 $155 $30
June 1 $178 $119 $36 $124 $23
July 1 $135 $90 $27 $93 $16

*Financial resources may be available for eligible campus residents in September 2019. Contact the Human Services Resource Center in the Office of Student Life for more information.

Short Term Permits

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

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

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.