Permits are required Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in A, B and C zones on campus, unless marked.

Resident permits are required at all times, year-round.

Permits are not valid at meters. Meter hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Purchasing a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space in a specific location.

Who may purchase, permit duration, parking permissions, funds available for purchase, permit prices, and purchase options are subject to change based on the University's COVID-19 response. For up-to-date information about current parking regulations, view our COVID-19 Response and Resources page

Term Permits

COMMUTER A, B, C ZONES

Term permits are sold for each academic term, subject to availability.

Who may purchase:
  • Faculty, staff or students who do not live on campus in a residence hall.
  • Other OSU affiliates based on availability and at the discretion of Transportation Services.
  • Ineligible: University-owned vehicles, on-campus residents and carpool members.
Duration of permit:
  • One term. Valid first day of the term for Spring, Winter and Summer terms. Fall term permits are valid once purchased. Expires the day before the start of the following term.
Where you can park:

Transportation Services manages a zonal parking system to distribute parking across campus.

Valid Parking Zones
Permit Valid Locations Invalid Locations:
A1 A1, B1, B2, B3, C A2, A3, R, meters, carpool, short term, hourly or special use spaces
A2 A2, B1, B2, B3, C A1, A3, R, meters, carpool, short term, hourly or special use spaces
A3 A3, B1, B2, B3, C A1, A2, R, meters, carpool, short term, hourly or special use spaces
B1 B1, C A1, A2, A3, B2, B3, R, meters, carpool, short term, hourly or special use spaces
B2 B2, C A1, A2, A3, B1, B3, R, meters, carpool, short term, hourly or special use spaces
B3 B3, C A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, R, meters, carpool, short term, hourly or special use spaces
C C A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, R, meters, carpool, short term, hourly or special use spaces
Available Funding Sources:
  • Check, money order or credit/debit card
  • Payroll deduction
Price:

Term parking permits for Fall, Winter and Spring are prorated on a weekly schedule once the term begins. Summer Term permits are a flat, non-refundable rate. Permits must be paid in full at the time of purchase.

Parking Permit Prices
Zone Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Summer
A (1, 2, 3) $158 $147 $136 $125 $114 $103 $92 $81 $70 $59 $52
B (1, 2, 3) $106 $99 $92 $85 $78 $71 $64 $57 $50 $43 $35
C $33 $31 $29 $27 $25 $23 $21 $19 $17 $15 $11
How to purchase:

Carpool Permits

Who may purchase:
  • Groups with a minimum of two (2) students, faculty or staff who do not live on campus who agree to ride together.
  • Maximum of six (6) members.
  • Ineligible: on-campus residents and visitors.
Additional Restrictions:
  • Carpool members are unable to purchase individual Monthly or Term commuter A, B or C zone permits, but can purchase Infrequent Driver Daily permits.
  • Permit must be paid by all parties before it can be issued.
Duration of permit:
  • One term. Valid first day of the term for Spring, Winter and Summer terms. Fall term permits are valid once paid in full. Expires the day before the start of the following term.
Where you can park:

Transportation Services manages a zonal parking system to redistribute parking across campus.

Valid Carpool Parking Zones
Permit Valid Locations Invalid Locations
A1 Carpool A1, B1, B2, B3, C and carpool spaces within your zone A2, A3, R, meters, short term, service, hourly, specialty spaces other than carpool
A2 Carpool

A2, B1, B2, B3, C and carpool spaces within your zone

A1, A3, R, meters, short term, service, hourly, specialty spaces other than carpool

A3 Carpool

A3, B1, B2, B3, C and carpool spaces within your zone A1, A2, R, meters, short term, service, hourly, specialty spaces other than carpool

B1 Carpool

B1, C and carpool spaces within your zone A1, A2, A3, B2, B3, R, meters, short term, service, hourly, specialty spaces other than carpool

B2 Carpool

B2, C and carpool spaces within your zone A1, A2, A3, B1, B3, R, meters, short term, service, hourly, specialty spaces other than carpool

B3 Carpool

B3, C and carpool spaces within your zone A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, R, meters, short term, service, hourly, specialty spaces other than carpool

C Carpool

C A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, R, meters, short term, service, hourly, specialty spaces other than carpool
Available funding sources:
  • Check or money order, or credit/debit card
  • Carpool permits ARE NOT eligible for payroll deduction.
Price:

The Term permit price is split evenly between the number of carpool participants, prorated weekly.

How to purchase:

Campus Resident Parking Permits

Permits for campus residents are sold on a 1-space to 1-permit basis throughout the term, subject to availability.

Who may purchase:
  • Students who live on campus in a residence hall.
  • Faculty or staff who reside on campus.
Duration of permit:
  • One term. Valid first day of the term for Spring, Winter and Summer terms. Fall term permits are valid once purchased. Expires the day before the start of the following term.
Where you can park:
Valid Resident R Parking Zones
Valid Locations Invalid Locations
Resident zone (R) Commuter zones (A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, or C) meters, carpool, short term, hourly or specialty spaces
Available Funding Sources:
  • Check or money order, or credit/debit card.
  • Residential permits ARE NOT eligible for Payroll deduction.
Price:

Prices are pro-rated weekly for Fall, Winter and Spring terms. Summer Term permits are a flat, non-refundable rate. Permits must be paid in full at the time of purchase.

R Zone Permit Prices
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Summer
$112 $104 $96 $88 $80 $72 $64 $56 $48 $40 $32 $24 $16 $8 $37
How to purchase:

Motorcycle Permits

Who may purchase:

This permit is available to:

  • Riders of motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, and electric bicycles with license plates who wish to park on campus.
  • Faculty, staff, students and campus residents. 
Duration of permit:
  • One term. Valid first day of the term for Spring, Winter and Summer terms. Fall term permits are valid once purchased. Expires the day before the start of the following term.
Where you can park:
Valid Parking Zones
Valid Locations Invalid Locations
Only valid in designated Motorcycle Parking areas All parking spaces not designated as "Motorcycle Parking"
Funds eligible for purchase:
  • Check or money order, or credit/debit card.
  • Payroll deduction.
Price:

Permits may be purchased for a one-time, non-refundable fee per term.

Motorcycle Permit Prices
Permit Academic Term Summer
Motorcycle $24 $8
How to purchase:

Short-term, Hourly and Visitor Permits

Hourly Permits

Who may purchase:

This permit is available to:

  • Faculty, staff or students.
  • Visitors.
Duration of permit:
  • Valid for the number of hours selected at the time of purchase with a maximum of four (4) hours.
Where you can park:
Valid Parking Zones
If you purchased this permit: Valid Locations Invalid Locations
Dixon Rec Hourly Dixon Rec in the hourly parking spaces A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, C, R, carpool, Sackett Hall hourly spaces, meters or specialty spaces
Sackett Hourly Sackett Hourly in the hourly parking spaces A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, C, R, carpool, Dixon Rec hourly spaces, meters or specialty spaces
Funds eligible for purchase:
  • Credit/debit card.
  • Pay Stations do not accept cash, coins, checks or money orders.
Price:
Hourly Permit Prices
Hourly Lot Location Permit Price
Dixon Rec $2 per hour up to a four (4) hour maximum
Sackett Hourly $2 per hour up to a hour (4) hour maximum
How to purchase:
  • At the pay station at Dixon Rec or Sackett Hourly.

Daily Permits

Who may purchase:

This permit is available to:

  • Faculty, staff or students who do not live on campus in a residence hall.
  • Visitors.
  • Ineligible: on-campus residents.
Duration of permit:
  • Valid for the date(s) selected at the time of purchase.
Where you can park:
Valid Parking Zones
If you purchased this permit: Valid Locations Invalid Locations
A Zone Daily A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, C or short term spaces R, meters, carpool, hourly lots or specialty spaces
B/C Zone Daily B1, B2, B3, C or short term spaces A1, A2, A3, R, meters, carpool, hourly lots or specialty spaces
Funds eligible for purchase:
  • Check or money order, or credit/debit card.
  • Pay Stations do not accept cash, coins, checks or money orders.
Price:
Daily Permit Prices
Commuter Zone Regular Permit Price Infrequent Driver Permit*
A $12 per day $7 per day
B/C $10 per day  $5 per day
  • *An Infrequent Driver discount is available to Corvallis-based faculty, staff, or students who do not live on campus and do not own a Term or Monthly parking permit.
    • The Infrequent Driver discount is only available online or in-person at the Western Building, not at Pay Stations. 
How to purchase:

Monthly Permits

Who may purchase:

This permit is available to:

  • Faculty, staff or students who do not live on campus in a residence hall.
  • Third-party campus partners at the discretion of Transportation Services' staff.
  • Ineligible: On-campus residents or visitors.
Duration of permit:
  • Valid for the date(s) selected at the time of purchase. Purchases may be made up to 10 days in advance. 
Where you can park:
Valid Parking Zones
Permit Valid Locations Invalid Locations:
A1 Monthly A1, B1, B2, B3, C A2, A3, R, meters, carpool, short term, hourly or special use spaces
A2 Monthly A2, B1, B2, B3, C A1, A3, R, meters, carpool, short term, hourly or special use spaces
A3 Monthly A3, B1, B2, B3, C A1, A2, R, meters, carpool, short term, hourly or special use spaces
B1 Monthly B1, C A1, A2, A3, B2, B3, R, meters, carpool, short term, hourly or special use spaces
B2 Monthly B2, C A1, A2, A3, B1, B3, R, meters, carpool, short term, hourly or special use spaces
B3 Monthly B3, C A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, R, meters, carpool, short term, hourly or special use spaces
C Monthly C A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, R, meters, carpool, short term, hourly or special use spaces
Funds eligible for purchase:
  • Check, money order, or credit/debit card.
Price:
Monthly Permit Prices
Commuter Zone Permit Price Duration
$52 per month 31 continuous days
B $35 per month 31 continuous days
C $11 per month 31 continuous days
How to purchase:

ADA Courtesy Permits

Who may purchase:

This permit is available to:

  • Visitors with a valid ADA placard issued by a state Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Ineligible: Faculty, staff, students or on-campus residents.
Duration of permit:
  • Valid for three (3) hours on the day that it is issued.
Where you can park:
Valid Parking Zones
Valid Locations Invalid Locations
Valid only in ADA spaces in any zone on campus when used with a state-issued ADA placard Non-ADA spaces anywhere on campus
Funds eligible for purchase:
  • Not applicable.
Price:
  • Complimentary
How to purchase:

Service Permits

Permits for contractors and vendors.

Daily Service Permit

Who may purchase:

This permit is available to:

  • Contractors or Vendors who need their vehicle close to their work location to perform their service.
    • Departments may purchase this permit for their contractors/vendors.
Duration of permit:
  • Valid for the date(s) selected at the time of purchase. 
Where you can park:
Valid Service Permit Parking Zones
Valid Locations Invalid Locations
Service spaces, A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, C, R, or short term Meters, hourly, carpool, or specialty spaces (other than Service)
Funds eligible for purchase:
  • Check, money order, or credit/debit card
  • University Index
Price: 
  • $12 per day
How to purchase:

Monthly Service Permits

Who may purchase:

This permit is available to:

  • Contractors or Vendors who need their vehicle close to their work location to perform their service.
    • Departments may purchase this permit for their contractors/vendors.
Duration of permit:
  • Valid for the date(s) selected at the time of purchase.
Where you can park:
Valid Monthly Service Permit Parking Zones
Valid Locations Invalid Locations
Service spaces, A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, C or R Meters, carpool, hourly, short term or specialty spaces (other than Service)
Funds eligible for purchase:
  • Check, money order, or credit/debit card.
  • University Index.
Price:
  • $100 per month (31 continuous days)
How to purchase:

Annual Service Permits

Who may purchase:

This permit is available to:

  • Contractors or Vendors who need their vehicle close to their work location to perform their service.
  • Ineligible: University-owned vehicles.
Duration of permit:
  • One year. Valid once purchased. Expires the day before the start of the following fall term annually.
Where you can park:
Valid Annual Service Permit Parking Zones
Valid Locations Invalid Locations
Service spaces, A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, C or R Meters, carpool, hourly, short term or specialty spaces (other than Service)
Funds eligible for purchase:
  • Check, money order, or credit/debit card.
  • University Index.
Price:
  • $1,167 per year
How to purchase:

Permits for Departments

Departments may purchase permits with an index to facilitate university business and guests.

Department Guest Daily Permits

Who may purchase:

This permit is available to:

  • Departments for visiting guests.
  • Ineligible: may not be purchased for employees per the OSU FIS policy
Duration of permit:
  • Valid for the date(s) selected at the time of purchase.
Where you can park:
 
Valid Parking Zones
Permit: Valid Locations Invalid Locations
A Zone Daily Permit A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, C or short term R, meters, carpool, hourly lots or specialty spaces
B/C Zone Daily Permit B1, B2, B3, C or short term A1, A2, A3, R, meters, carpool, hourly lots or specialty spaces
Funds eligible for purchase:
  • University Index
  • Billed to the guest
Price: 
  • A Zone Daily permit - $12 per day
  • B Zone Daily permit - $10 per day
How to purchase:

COMMUTER A, B, C ZONES

Who may purchase:
  • Departments for university-owned vehicles.
  • Other OSU affiliates based on availability and at the discretion of Transportation Services.
  • Ineligible: personally-owned vehicles, on-campus residents and carpool members.
Duration of permit:
  • One year. Valid once purchased. Expires the day before the start of the following fall term annually.
Where you can park:

Transportation Services manages a zonal parking system to distribute parking across campus.

Valid Parking Zones
Permit Valid Locations Invalid Locations
A1 A1, B1, B2, B3, C A2, A3, R, meters, short term, hourly or specialty spaces
A2 A2, B1, B2, B3, C A1, A3, R, meters, short term, hourly or specialty spaces
A3 A3, B1, B2, B3, C A1, A2, R, meters, short term, hourly or specialty spaces
B1 B1, C A1, A2, A3, B2, B3, R, meters, short term, hourly or specialty spaces
B2 B2, C A1, A2, A3, B1, B3, R, meters, short term, hourly or specialty spaces
B3 B3, C A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, R, meters, short term, hourly or specialty spaces
C C A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, R, meters, short term, hourly or specialty spaces
Funds eligible for purchase:
  • University Index
Price:


Parking Permit Prices
Annual Permits A Zones
(1, 2, 3)
B Zones
(1, 2, 3)
C Zone
August 1 - October 31 $522 $351 $108
November 1 $479 $322 $99
December 1 $436 $293 $90
January 1 $393 $264 $81
February 1 $350 $235 $72
March 1 $307 $206 $63
April 1 $264 $177 $54
May 1 $221 $148 $45
June 1 $178 $119 $36
July 1 $135 $90 $27
How to purchase:

Department 3-Hour Permit

Who may purchase:

This permit is available to:

  • Departments, with a maximum of three (3) per department.
    • Permits should be shared for maximal utility.
Duration of permit:
  • One year. Valid once the physical permit has been received and properly displayed. Expiration date is stated on the permit.
Where you can park:
Valid Parking Zones
Valid Locations Additional Requirements Invalid Locations
A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, C, R Zones or Service spaces Faculty or staff may display this permit on their personal vehicle, in conjunction with valid Term, Monthly, or Daily zone permit, to access another zone or Service spaces on campus for University business if a University vehicle is not available.  Meters, hourly, carpool, short term or Specialty spaces (other than Service)
Funds eligible for purchase:
  • University Index
Price:
  • $291
How to purchase:

Annual Service Permit

Who may purchase:

This permit is available to:

Duration of permit:
  • One year. Valid once purchased. Expires the day before the start of the following fall term annually.
Where you can park:
Valid Parking Zones
Valid Locations Invalid Locations
Service spaces, A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, C, or R Meters, carpool, hourly, short term or specialty spaces (other than Service)
Funds eligible for purchase:
  • University Index
Price: 
  • $318
How to purchase:

Utility Cart Permit

Who may purchase:

This permit is available to:

Duration of permit:
  • One year. Valid once the physical permit has been received. Expiration date is stated on the permit.
Where you can park:
Valid Parking Zones
Valid Locations Invalid Locations
Service Spaces, A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, C, or R Meters, carpool, hourly, short term or specialty spaces (other than Service)
Funds eligible for purchase:
  • University Index
Price: 
  • $318
How to purchase:

Reserved Space permit

Who may purchase:

This permit is available to:

  • Departments with Reserved spaces for visiting guests, or in limited circumstances university-owned vehicles.
Duration of space assignment:
  • One year. 
Duration of space permit:
  • Valid for the date selected by the department designee.
Where you can park:

The department's Reserved space(s) with a Transportation Services-issued permit for the space displayed.

Funds eligible for purchase:
  • University Index
Price: 
  • $1,167 per space
How to purchase:
  • New Reserved parking spaces: submit an application for approval. 
  • Transportation Services will contact departments with existing Reserved parking spaces to verify the funding Index prior to renewal.

Private Parking Space Permits

A Private Parking Space is for the use of an individual holding a specific university position. The university limits the number of Private Parking Spaces to manage the campus parking supply. Use of Private Parking Spaces results in costs to the university by reducing the inventory of spaces available for sharing with others, reducing a departments available spending on other resources, and impacting the university’s ability to reach its sustainable transportation and carbon reduction goals.

Positions Authorized for Private Parking Spaces:

The Vice President for Finance and Administration determines the limited selection of positions that are eligible for a Private Parking Space. His or her determination is based on the position’s requirement to frequently travel using their personal automobile during business hours as a condition of their employment, and for the convenience of the university to minimize costs associated with lost time and/or productivity. 

Eligible positions are determined each Spring Term for the following Fall Term. Employees in authorized positions will be notified by the Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Duration of space assignment:
  • One year
Where you can park:

In the designated space. A valid Private Parking space permit and a valid Commuter permit must be assigned to the vehicle(s) allowed to park in the designated space. 

Contact our department to request changes to existing spaces.

Funds eligible for purchase:
  • University Index
Price: 
  • $1,764 per space
How to purchase:
  • The employee must pay for a parking permit for the zone in which the space is located, but the employee’s department may pay the cost of the Private Parking Space.
  • Transportation Services will contact departments with authorized Private Parking Spaces to verify the funding Index prior to renewal.

DEDICATED SPACE PERMIT

Unavailable for purchase:
  • These legacy parking spaces are no longer available for purchase. Existing spaces may be renewed on an annual basis at the discretion of the Director of Transportation Services.
Duration of space assignment:
  • One year. 
Duration of space permit:
  • Valid for the date selected by the department designee.
Where you can park:

The department's Dedicated space(s) with a Transportation Services-issued permit for the space displayed.

Funds eligible for purchase:
  • University Index
Price: 
  • $286 per space

Other Valid Parking Permits

Prospective students registered with the Welcome Center can access their parking permit online with the email address used to register. Contact the Welcome Center with additional questions.

Childcare and Nursing Mothers Permits

Who is eligible:
  • Family Resource Center-approved parents or guardians of nursing children brought to campus to nurse. 
Price: 
  • $90 per permit, per year
Duration of permit:
  • 365 days from the date of issue
Where you can park:
Valid Parking Locations
Valid Locations Invalid Locations
A, B, C or R zones and metered spaces for one (1) hour. Specialty spaces
How to purchase:

KidSpirit Parking Permits

Who may purchase:
  • Parents or guardians of KidSpirit participants 
  • Ineligible: Faculty, staff or students
Duration of permit:
  • Summer term
Where you can park:
Valid Parking Locations
Valid Locations Invalid Locations
A, B, or C zones and metered spaces for less than 30 minutes for pick-up/drop-off of KidSpirit participants. R or specialty spaces
Price:
  • $45 per term
Funds eligible to purchase:
  • Cash, check, money order, or credit/debit card.
How to purchase:

Community Permits

Community Permits are issued to community members in particular elected or appointed positions for specific campus parking areas.

Duration of permit:
  • One year. Valid once the physical permit has been received and properly displayed. Expires September 30, annually.
Where you can park:
Valid Parking Locations
Valid Locations Invalid Locations
A, B, or C and R zones Metered, Service Vehicle, reserved spaces or special permit areas on campus; or
during Athletic Events when parking permits are required.

Beaver Card

Contact the Motor Pool for more information about using the Beaver Card with your Motor Pool rental.