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Buying a Permit

  • Students can save $10 by purchasing their parking permit online using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or by charging it to your Bursar account.
  • Students may also purchase their permit by mail or in-person.
  • Only one regular permit may be purchased by a student. Exception: A motorcycle permit can be purchased in addition to a regular color-coded permit (brown, orange, or yellow).
  • University-issued parking permits may not be loaned, traded, or sold by the person(s) to whom they have been issued.
  • Persons displaying a permit that is registered to someone else may have the permit revoked, receive parking tickets and/or have parking privileges denied.
Purchase a permit online
  • Avoid standing in line and save $10. Purchase your parking permit online  at no additional cost, and we will mail it to you.
  • Campus Parking Services accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or by charging your Bursar account. 
  • Please allow additional time for your permit to be processed and mailed so you are prepared for parking on your first day on campus.
Purchase a permit by mail
  • Complete the Permit Registration Form. Mail the form with a check to:
    NIU Parking Services
    121 Normal Road
    DeKalb, IL 60115
  • The permit will be processed within three business days of receiving the order.
Purchase a permit in person 
  • Campus Parking Services is located on the corner of Lincoln Terrace and Normal Road.
  • Regular office hours are 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except university holidays.
  • Campus Parking Services accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Huskie Bucks (provided the funds are not financial aid) or by billing the permit to your Bursar account.