Parking Services


                        • Borrow-A-Bike Safety Quiz Application

Fall semester bikes will be available beginning Tuesday September 13, 2016.  Bike check outs are Monday - Friday, between the hours of 7:30am - 3:30pm.

Construction on the Stevens Building has resumed.  Please refer to Construction and Lot Closings for more details.



 Fall or Annual Permits:

Are available now and may be purchased either in our office or on our website,


Student Reserve permits are available for purchase on our website,  Permit sales will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

You will need to know which lot you are interested in, so check our map at,, before you begin the process of ordering your permit.  Each lot has a limited number of spaces allowed for student reserves.  If all available spaces have been sold you will have the option to be placed on a waiting list for that lot, or to try for a different lot.

If you have questions, or experience difficulty, with the online ordering process you may contact us at 815-753-1045.  We will be able to answer your questions, but calling our office will not bypass the required online ordering process in place for this year.

As of June 1, 2016: Office Hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Effective June 1, 2016, Campus Parking Services implemented a new policy regarding the payment of tickets, and filing appeals.

The policy previously in use that allowed 10 business days will now change to 10 calendar days.  Anyone wishing to appeal a ticket will have 10 calendar days to file the appeal, either online or in the office.  Also, a ticket that is reducible, by half price, will need to be paid by the date that is printed on the ticket (2 calendar days).  If paid by mail, it must be postmarked within 2 calendar days.  Visitors receiving a "No NIU Registration" ticket will have 10 calendar days to call in to have their ticket lowered to the "$5.00 Daily Visitor Fee".  If paid by mail, it must be postmarked within the 10 calendar days.  Tickets can also be paid, or appeals filed, using the Drop Box located on the East side of our building, or 24/7 online at



  • Motorcycle Parking and Permits

    Motorcycle permits are required for any motorcycle/scooter parked on campus. An annual motorcycle permit may be purchased at the discount rate of $10.00 for those with a valid parking permit, (blue, brown, orange or yellow) issued for the same school year. The discounted rate offsets the costs of processing and the permit itself.

    Motorcycles can only park in designated motorcycle parking areas except for reserve parking and pay parking spaces. For those who rent a reserve space and plan on parking their motorcycle in that space, Campus Parking Services must be notified so your motorcycle permit number can be added to the sign above the reserved parking space.

    Motorcycles may utilize pay parking areas without a permit, but payment is required. Motorcycles parking in the visitor lot must pay to use this facility, regardless if a motorcycle has a permit, and must park in a designated motorcycle space.

  • New Parking Enforcement Hours

    Campus Parking Services has changed its enforcement hours to 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  This change will allow drivers to park in lots that are currently signed 7AM - 7PM without a permit and meters/pay stations will not have to be paid after 5:00 p.m.  

    All NIU campus parking regulations as currently outlined are still in effect.  If you need a copy of the parking regulations they can be obtained on our department website.  IMPORTANT:  After 5:00 p.m., there are will areas that will be enforced by the NIU Police such as no parking zones, handicapped spaces, reserved spaces, and lots requiring permits at all times.  For anyone needing assistance regarding parking violations after 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, contact the NIU Police at 815-753-1212 (non-emergency).

  • Green Parking Permit

    Campus Parking is offering a green parking permit free of charge to any interested NIU faculty, staff, student and their visitors.  Green permit holders will be allowed to park remotely on west campus in Lot C3.  Driver, vehicle information, cell phone and email is also required when registering for a green parking permit.


          Green permit holders may be required to move your vehicles from Lot C3 prior to the start of large scheduled events held at the Convocation Center, or for certain athletic events.  During these times, alternative campus parking can be found in Lot X, located north of New Hall.  Parking in any other lot, except when directed, may result in your vehicle being ticketed and relocated or towed.  Vehicles that need to be towed will be done at the owner's expense.  When necessary, green permit holders will be notified by email and given information about when and why they should avoid parking in Lot C3.  Also, additional information will be provided about alternative parking options.  In order to help Campus Parking Services keep you informed, it is imperative that all permit holders provide a valid email address and keep their contact information updated in AIMS.

Some parking regulations are enforced when the University is closed (including reserved spaces, handicapped spaces, 15 minute spaces, and "at all times" lots). Any specific questions about enforcement over breaks please contact Campus Parking Services. (815) 753-1045 or

Parking Lot Closures

Please see Construction and Lot Closings.

Please feel free to contact us at 815-753-1045 or if you need assistance locating alternative parking areas.

A Bike "Fix-It" station is available on the north side of Campus Parking Services.  The station contains tools such as wrenches, Allen (hex key) wrenches and screwdrivers.