Use parking meters or purchase a one-day temporary for $2 from one of the parking kiosks located in main parking lot#2, across from Library on 35th Ave and in lot#13 across from Arts & Sciences building (35th & Massachusetts St.)
Event parking information is located at
Parking permits can be purchased online at parking.iu.edu.
A valid parking permit is required from Monday at 6:00 AM through Thursday 10:00 PM. Friday, Saturday & Sunday no permit will be required.
Parking is prohibited at all times in reserved spaces, without proper permit; in “No Parking” areas; in a disabled or wheelchair space without a proper University permit; in fire lanes, in fire exits, or at a fire hydrant; blocking doorways; in loading zones; in spaces reserved for University vehicles; on lawns, sidewalks, crosswalks; in parking lot driveways; straddling painted lines; after exceeding time in limited times areas or meters; in areas where the permit is not valid; over or adjacent to yellow lines or curbs; against the flow of traffic; in a manner creating a public safety or health hazard.
The speed limit is 5 MPH in all surfaced lots. Backing into space or parking against the flow of traffic is prohibited.
Camping, living, or otherwise using one’s vehicle as a residence is not permitted on campus.
License Plate Information Requirement (New)
The new unified parking system will require vehicle plate information at the time of purchase.
Finding Authorized Space - Drivers are responsible for finding an authorized parking space. Lack of parking space, mechanical problems, inclement weather or other problems do not justify parking violations.
Space Availability - A parking permit does not guarantee the holder a parking space except for reserved permits, merely an opportunity to park within a designated area.
Permit Ownership - A parking permit signifies an individual has been granted the privilege of parking on University property. Ownership of the parking permit remains with IUN.
Permit Display - A permit must be clearly visible and properly displayed, whether it is a hangtag, temporary permit, or sticker. Hang tags should hang from the rearview mirror or be taped to the center top of the windshield of a vehicle or place on the dashboard of the driver side face up. Temporary permits purchased from the permit kiosks should be placed on the dashboard on the driver side with the date side up and should be clearly visible at all times. A permit must not be altered or defaced in any way. Motorcycle permits must be affixed to the left front fork of the motorcycle. Individuals with state issued disability hanging placard must display both IUN disabled placard and state issued placard. IUN Disabled permit must be in front of the state issued placard. A parking permit is not considered valid unless it is displayed correctly on the vehicle.
Permit Parking - Anyone with business at IUN who regularly parks a vehicle including motorcycles in University lots must purchase a parking permit.
EM Parking Permits allow faculty or staff parking in all areas except the following spots: Reserved, Disabled or University Vehicles. Faculty and staff may purchase permits online at Parking.iu.edu.
Student Parking Permits (ST Permits) allow student parking in areas marked ALL IUN Parking Permit and not designated EM, Reserved, Disabled or University Vehicles. Parking in EM areas is permitted in designated areas after 5:30 p.m. where signs are posted. Students may purchase permits online at Parking.iu.edu.
A University disability permit is required in these areas. Students and staff requesting a disability permit will need to provide documentation to Parking Services when purchasing a disabled permit. A visitor to the campus may park in a disabled area with a valid IUN one day temporary permit purchased from the 24 hour permit Kiosks and a valid state disability plate or placard. Individuals with state issued disability hanging placard must display both IUN disabled placard and state issued placard. IUN Disabled permit must be in front of the state issued placard.
Use of Multiple Vehicles
The hanging permit is designed to allow permits to be transferred to any vehicle.
Students, faculty and staff who purchased a permit but forgot to place it on the vehicle they are driving to campus can purchase a one day temporary permit for $2 from one of the permit kiosks located in Lot 2 or at the Library Conference Center.
Lost or Stolen Permits
Theft or loss of a parking permit should be reported to Parking Services promptly upon discovery. The permit will be replaced and a $15 replacement fee assessed. Recovered lost or stolen permits should be returned to Parking Services immediately. Use of reported lost or stolen permits may result in a fine, tow, and revocation of parking privileges.
Student Permit Reimbursement
Students can request a refund for parking permits during the first couple weeks of the semester. No refunds will be given after 9/30 for Fall semester, 1/31 for Spring semester or 5/31 for Summer semester.
Faculty and Staff
Faculty/Staff leaving the University should return their permit to Parking Services. Refunds are not issued for permits on payroll plans, instead payroll plan will be terminated.
A defective permit should be exchanged immediately. There is no charge if the defective permit is turned in for a replacement. In the event a replacement is requested without the old permit, a $15.00 replacement fee will be charged to the owner. If a lost permit is found after it has been reported, it must be returned to Parking Services immediately. Use of the permit may result in fines and vehicle impoundment.
Police Escort Service
For personal safety, you can request a police escort to your car by calling 219-980-6501. Services are offered 24 hours a day.
Jump Starts and Lock Outs
Free jump start and lock out service is available by calling the University Police at 219-980-6501. Give your location and car description, then lift your car's hood for easy identification. You will be asked to sign a waiver when accepting this service.
Emergency Telephones that will connect the user directly to the University Police are located throughout campus. The telephone stations can be identified by the flashing light and yellow emergency box.
Parking Fines and Appeals
A list of parking fines can be viewed at fines.
If you believe your citation was issued in error, you have the right to an appeal. Citation appeals must be submitted online within 14 days from the date the citation was issued.
To file an appeal, go to parking.iu.edu.
*All appeals must be submitted online.*
The online system will not accept an appeal after 14 days.
Vehicles with seven or more paid or unpaid violations (Please read General Regulations), or if the vehicle is abandoned, will be towed at the owner's expense. If a tow truck is called to the campus and the owner of the vehicle appears before the car is towed away, the vehicle may be released if the owner settles the required citations and pays a dry run fee to the Office of Parking Services.
Contact Information & Hours
Open 24 hrs. a day
Parking Services Hours:
Normal Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM
Extended hours for each semester take place during the first two weeks in January (Spring Semester) and each week in August (Fall Semester). They are as follows:
Monday & Thursday: 8:00AM-6:00PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM