Waitlists  

You can add yourself to a waitlist for a sold-out zone by logging in to your account, and selecting "Sold out - Join Waiting List" for the permit and zone of your choice.  You can also call or email Transportation Services to request to be added. 

  • Permits are released as they become available in each zone and are issued in the order that the waitlist requests are received. 
  • Permits become available as current permit holders return their permits or if utilization data shows that the zone can support the release of additional permits.

Important: You will be notified via email if a permit in your zone of choice becomes available.

  • If you are notified, you will have three (3) business days to purchase the permit online or in the office.
  • If you do not purchase a permit or contact Transportation Services within three (3) business days to make other accommodations, you will be removed from the waitlist.

Note: Waitlists reset each year for Annual Commuter A, B or C permits and each Term for Campus Resident R permits. Waitlist requests do not guarantee a permit will be awarded for a permit location. If you were on a waitlist in the past but were not notified of an available permit, you may purchase a permit of your choice during general permit sales, subject to availability.


Exchanges 

Commuter zone parking permits may be exchanged if permits are available for the new zone.

  • There is a $5 fee for exchanging a permit.
  • If a permit is not available in the zone you select, you can join the waitlist (see waitlist information above).

To exchange your parking permit, please call or email Transportation Services


Refunds

Refunds for 2021-22 Annual Permits

If you withdraw as a student or leave employment at OSU, you may be eligible for a prorated refund for A, B, or C zone annual parking permits.

  • There is a $15 fee for canceling a parking permit for a refund.
  • To qualify for a refund, your cancelation must be received in writing through the refund request form by 11:55 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, 2022.
Annual Permit Refund Schedule
Date A Zones B Zones C Zone Motorcycle*
September 2 - October 31, 2021 $580 $390 $120 $90
November 1, 2021 $532 $358 $110 $83
December 1, 2021 $484 $326 $100 $76
January 1, 2022 $436 $294 $90 $69
February 1, 2022 $388 $262 $80 $62
March 1, 2022 $340 $230 $70 $55
April 1 - 17, 2022 $292 $198 $60 $48

Discount Motorcycle and Vanpool permits are not eligible for refunds.

Refunds for R ZONE Term Permits

Refunds for R zone permits will be issued in limited circumstances and subject to a $15 refund fee. Summer Term R permits and discount Motorcycle permits are not eligible for a refund.

  • Full Refund - 100% refund until Sunday, 11:55 p.m. after the first full week of classes for students who have canceled their Housing and Dining contract or withdrawn from OSU.
  • Partial Refund - 50% refund until Sunday, 11:55 p.m. after the third full week of classes for students who have canceled their Housing and Dining contract or withdrawn from OSU.

Requests for refunds must be received in writing through the refund request form by 11:55 p.m. prior to Sunday after the third full week of classes.

There will be no refunds for COVID-19 or other university closures or curtailment of operations.

Daily and Monthly Permits

No refunds are issued for daily and monthly permits.

Parking Meters

No refunds are issued for parking meter transactions. Time not used is non-refundable.