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Permit Eligibility & Registration

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General Information

Eligibility for a parking permit is not transferable.

Providing false information on a parking permit application, unauthorized possession of a parking permit and altering or counterfeiting any parking permit will result in revocation of the parking privilege, forfeiture of any monies paid for the permit, and an additional fine.

Violation of the regulations governing eligibility for registration of a student shall be cause for suspension from the university.

Permit Refunds

Refunds of permit payments are prorated monthly based on the date of return of the permit to Parking Operations. Refunds are issued in the same manner as payment was made. No refund will be issued if a permit is not returned. No refunds will be made for permits revoked due to fraudulent application.

Student Permit Eligibility and Registration

Student Permit Eligibility

For the purpose of assigning parking permits, a student is an individual enrolled in one or more credit hour(s) and is not appointed as a faculty or staff member.

A graduate student who holds one of the following titles and is on an official IU Graduate Contract will be considered a student, but may also be eligible for an 'A' pr 'C' permit according to their appointment: Associate Instructors, Graduate Assistant, Post-Doctoral Fellows, Research Assistants, Research Associate.

Any graduate student who is not on an official IU Graduate Contract, or undergraduate student, is considered a student and is eligible only for a student 'E' or 'F' permit.

Student Vehicle Registration

Any eligible Indiana University student, who expects to operate a motor vehicle on university property - including fraternity and sorority property - must register that vehicle the first day the automobile is driven on university property or prior to bringing a vehicle to campus. There is no grace period for registration of vehicles and acquisition of university permits.

A parking permit is an annual permit covering either the period from September 1 - August 31 (E, F, bicycle or motorcycle permits) or the period from July 1 - June 30 (A, C and Disabled permits). Permit fees are established each year by the IU Transportation Policy Advisory Committee and are based on the cost to maintain the parking facilities. These prices may increase annually.

The permit registrant is responsible for notifying Parking Operations of any change of status (i.e. employee resigns and is admitted as student) or of vehicle ownership or license plate within five (5) business days. Should the change affect your permit eligibility, you will be informed of the required modification and fee (if any). Registrants are responsible for removing the university permit if their vehicle is sold or the registrant's affiliation with the university is ended.

All parking permits are issued by authority of Parking Operations and remain the property of IU Parking Operations. Theft and/or subsequent unauthorized use of a university parking permit is a criminal offense. Transfer of ownership of a permit is not permitted. Any other use, sale, or assignment is prohibited and cannot be recognized by Indiana University. Permits for sale by means other than by Parking Operations will be considered stolen and prosecuted as such. If the permit is used on someone else's vehicle, that vehicle will be subject to ticketing and towing for unauthorized use of the permit. Misuse of the permit may result in denial of parking privileges on campus.

Regional Campus Parking

IU Bloomington Parking Enforcement honors parking permits from the IU regional campuses. In general, a student permit from any IU regional branch campus may park in the E spaces on the Bloomington campus. Parking privileges on other campuses are determined and enforced by those campuses, but will generally also allow parking in their facilities with an IUB parking permit. For information on parking, contact the IU campus you will be visiting. Please check the local rules before visiting other campuses. Your parking privileges on other campuses may differ.

Faculty & Staff Permit Eligibility & Registration

Faculty & Staff Permit Eligibility

For the purpose of issuing permits, the term employee includes anyone who works for IU Bloomington, excluding students who may work for IU but are also enrolled in 1 or more credit hours at IU. This definition does not include Associate Instructors, Graduate Assistants, Research Assistants, Post-doctoral Fellows, Research Associates, and graduate students on fellowship. Associate Instructors, etc. will be considered students and must meet student permit registration requirements.

Personnel who work full-time on campus, but who are not university employees, such as beauticians, food service personnel, credit union employees, campus ministers, or visiting scholars, are eligible for the employee permit. For these personnel, payroll deduction is not available as an option to pay for the permit. Payment must be made either by cash, credit card or check.

Faculty & Staff Registration

Any motor vehicle owned by an employee, which is driven on university property by the employee, a member of the employee’s household or by any other person with the express or implied consent of the employee, must display a valid parking permit. Any motor vehicle owned, driven by or in the custody of a university employee, is subject to all IU parking rules and regulations no matter who drives, parks, or keeps it on university property. Employees must inform anyone who drives their motor vehicles of the content of the regulations. This requirement is in force at all times, including nights and recess periods.

The Faculty/Staff parking permit is an annual permit covering the period from July 1 through June 30. Permit fees are established each year by the IU Transportation Policy Advisory Committee and are based on the cost to maintain the parking facilities. These prices may increase annually.

The permit registrant is responsible for notifying Parking Operations, within five (5) business days, of any change in status, such as when the employee resigns, retires or is admitted as a student. Should the change affect your permit eligibility, you will be informed of the required modification and fee, if any. Registrants are responsible for returning the university permit if the registrant's affiliation with the university ends.

Permits remain the property of IU Parking Operations. Transfer of ownership of a permit is not permitted. Any other use, sale, or assignment is prohibited and cannot be recognized by Indiana University. Permits for sale by means other than by Parking Operations will be considered stolen and prosecuted as such. Misuse of the permit may result in denial of parking privileges on campus.

There is no grace period for the purchase of Indiana University permits. Permit registration is complete only when the permit is properly displayed on the vehicle. The transferable permit may be used on any personal vehicles or any commercially rented vehicle.

Service Staff Employees

AFSCME, Local 832 negotiated, as part of the total compensation package, the purchase of a C parking permit for Service Staff employees represented by the AFSCME. A full-time appointed Service Staff employee is entitled to receive either a C permit without charge, or a credit of the C permit price towards the purchase of an A permit.

This agreement provides one C permit per employee. There is an extra charge for additional permits, including fleet permits. Your parking privilege is for your use only and cannot be transferred to another individual.

Faculty & Staff Permit Renewal

Renewal forms for the new fiscal year are mailed to each employee’s campus address at the beginning of June. If you have not received your renewal form by June 15, immediately contact Parking Operations

Visitor Permit Eligibility

Visitor Permit Eligibility

A visitor is someone not directly affiliated with Indiana University. Spouses and children of faculty, staff, and students are considered to be affiliated with Indiana University and thus are not included in the definition of a visitor.

Admission visitors may park in the upper level of the Jordan Avenue garage or in the Office of Admissions building lot. Visitor permits may be obtained at the front desk in the Office of Admissions.

Vendor & Contractor Permit Eligibility

Vendor Permit Eligibility

Vendors parked on the IU Bloomington campus must use the visitor parking facilities or purchase and display a Vendor/Service Permit to park in a zoned area. Vehicles required to have a Vendor/Service Permit are all company or private vehicles used to conduct business on campus.

Vendor/Service Permits are issued to representatives of commercial organizations who frequent the campus as a result of a contract with Indiana University or who conduct business with the university.

Representatives of business, organizations, etc., seeking to conduct business of a personal nature with employees or students are not eligible.

The Vendor/Service parking permit will be honored as an A permit in the regular Student (D or E zone) or Faculty/Staff (A or C zone) lots. The Vendor/Service permit is also valid in the spaces reserved for service vehicles.

Permits are not required for freight trucks and public service vehicles such as telephone, electric, and gas company vehicles.

Vendor and service persons who choose not to purchase a Vendor/Service permit must either park in a meter or pay parking facility or should purchase a visitor parking permit.

Handwritten notes, company placards or business cards will not be honored. Vendors failing to obtain a permit are subject to citations and towing.

There is no time limit on the parking privilege in the A, C, D, E, Reserved or Garage spaces.

The Vendor/Service permit does not authorize parking: on yellow curbs, in fire drives, loading zones, visitor spaces, Disabled spaces, and metered spaces without paying.

The Vendor/Service Permit is transferable among vehicles.

Contractor Permit Eligibility

Construction permits are only sold to those companies or individuals who have been approved by Management or the Campus Project Manager out of the UAO. Parking Operations will campus mail, postal mail, or hold for pick-up, any permit orders received via email.

Construction workers must use the visitor parking facilities or purchase and display a Construction hang tag. Vehicles required to have a Construction Permit are all company or private vehicles used to park on campus while present at a construction site.

Construction Permits are issued only to employees of construction firms. Representatives of construction companies seeking to conduct business of a personal nature with employees or students are not eligible.

Departmental Permit Eligibility & Registration

Departmental Permit Eligibility

There are two types of permits available to Departments: the annual Departmental permit, and the One-Day Departmental permit:

Departmental Permit:

The Departmental permit allows employee use of personal vehicles while conducting university-related business. The employee’s personal parking permit must be displayed in conjunction with the Departmental permit.

Departmental permits may only be sold to a department upon request made via email to parking@indiana.edu, or with a request presented in writing on departmental letterhead including authorization and a valid University account number to be billed. The Departmental permit cannot be used as a substitute for the purchase of an employee parking permit. For the purposes of passing by the guard booth on 7th street into the center of campus, the Departmental permit is honored as an A permit.

One-Day Departmental Permit:

The One-Day Departmental permit is a temporary permit that Departments may issue to employees for occasional need for using personal vehicles for department business.

Departmental Parking Guidelines

The Departmental permit, when displayed simultaneously with another valid university permit, will be honored for parking in: A, C, D, and E zones OR Reserved spaces (except those at Bryan Hall). There is a 30 minute time limit on vehicles parked in the reserved spaces. There is no time limit on the parking privilege in the A, C, D, E, or Garage spaces.

The Departmental permit does not authorize parking: on yellow curbs, in fire drives, loading zones, visitor spaces, leased spaces, Disabled spaces, or metered spaces without paying.

The Departmental Permit may not park in any numbered, leased space.