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2015-2016 Employee Parking Permit Renewal

Employee parking permits for 2015-16 are now available online and in the Parking Operations Office located in the Henderson Parking Garage.

Your current permit is valid through June 30, 2015.

Your new 2015-16 permit is valid as soon as you receive it. All outstanding parking fines must be paid before a new permit will be issued.

You may submit your permit request online at the Parking Operations website at www.parking.indiana.edu. The parking website also includes a chart of permit prices, an inventory of each campus parking lot, a parking lot distance locator, an option to appeal or pay a citation with a credit card, and an option for staff to pay for parking permits by salary reduction.

The employee parking privilege is not transferable. The permit is for your use only. You may use the permit on any vehicle you drive to work.

Permit Pricing for 2015-16

The parking permit fees for 2015-16 are as follows: A permit is $495.00, the C permit is $172.08, and the new Economy Employee permit is $24.00. Motor vehicle permits are valid through June 30, 2016.

The bicycle permit price is $10.00. This permit has no expiration date and will be valid as long as you own the bike. If you registered your bicycle in the 2009-10 academic year or after and have a blue, green, purple or red bicycle permit, it will remain valid for as long as you own your bike.

Important Information and New Services

Reserved Parking Spaces for Individuals

Reserved parking spaces are now being offered for full time appointed faculty and staff. The Reserved Parking space price is $1860.00 for 2015-16. The permit is only available to full time appointed faculty and staff. You may request the parking lot for your Reserved Space and Parking Operation will determine the exact location and space based upon the request. The reserved space is only reserved Monday – Friday, 7:00am-5:00pm. In addition to the Reserved Space, the R permit will allow for parking in other A and C spaces as well as in the Parking Garages. As the R will act as an individual permit, no A or C permit may also be purchased by the employee who purchases the R permit. Reserved Spaces are not available for on-line purchase and may only be purchased in the Parking Operations office in the Henderson Garage.

Economy Employee Permit

An inexpensive parking permit with bus service to the center of campus is available for $24 to full time appointed faculty and staff. The Economy Employee Permit is only valid in the Athletic Department Parking lots north of 17th Street. Campus Bus offers free service to campus on the Express or A routes. An employee who purchases the Economy Employee permit cannot also purchase an A or C permit. The Economy Employee permit may not be used in conjunction with a Service permit.

Two Person Carpool

The Carpool program is now being made available for those carpools made up of two or more eligible full time appointed faculty and staff. Please see details below under the Carpool section

Regional Campus Parking Reciprocity Changes

IUPUI has renamed their parking zones to “EM” for employees and “ST” for students. Your A or C permit will be allowed to park in the “EM” spaces at IUPUI. A complete list of comparable parking areas is available at www.parking.indiana.edu.

Hoosier Commuter Club

The Hoosier Commuter Club is your chance to join with other IUB faculty and staff who care about the environment and like to save money. By not purchasing a traditional parking permit and finding a commuting alternative other than the single occupied automobile, you can reduce the vehicle miles you generate, lower your monthly fuel expenses, reduce your carbon footprint, and reduce the congestion we experience every day on our streets and parking lots. You can also win prizes and other benefits by becoming a member. Check out www.alttran.indiana.edu to find out about alternative transportation options and to find out about eligibility, membership requirements, and benefits of joining the Hoosier Commuter Club. For more information, visit the Hoosier Commuter Club page.

Pre-Tax Commuting Expense Plan

The pre-tax commuting expense plan allows employee parking permit fees to be exempt from federal, state, and local income taxes as well as FICA tax withholding. Employees who select the salary reduction method will automatically be enrolled in the program. Employees purchasing their permit with cash will not be able to participate. If you do not currently purchase your permit through payroll reduction, you may wish to consider this option.

Service/Maintenance Employees

AFSCME Local 832 has negotiated as part of the total compensation package the purchase of 'C' permit parking for each individual represented by the union. A full-time appointed service maintenance 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. To claim the prepaid permit, please mark the registration form above your name with your job rank (for example SM-35.) The agreement provides one 'C' permit per employee. Your parking privilege is for your use only and cannot be transferred to another individual.

Motorist Assistance Program

The Motorist Assistance Program is a service of Parking Enforcement in conjunction with the Motor Pool. If you are legally parked on campus and lock yourself out of your car, need a jump start, have a flat tire, or need gas, you may call Parking Enforcement at 855-9849 or contact a Parking Enforcement Officer for assistance.

Cost Saving and Sustainability Tips

If you are looking for a way to avoid the high cost of operating a car, are concerned about the environment, or just interested in a healthy alternative to driving, there are several things that you might want to consider:

Carpool Programs

Two Person Carpools:
  • Carpool is made up of two eligible full time appointed faculty and staff
  • One discounted A permit at the rate of a C permit is shared by car pool members.
  • 10 free one-day permits are provided to the non A permit holder of the car pool
  • Guaranteed ride home feature

Three or More Person Carpools
  • Includes all of the features of a two person carpool


  • A reserved Carpool space

All carpools must be approved by Parking Operations. Members of either type of carpool will not be eligible to purchase individual A or C permit. For a Ride-Share application or more information, contact Parking Operations at parking@indiana.edu or 855-9848. If you are looking for carpool partners you should register with Zimride at www.zimride.com/iub. Zimride is a free service which matches riders and drivers for occasional and regular trips.

Ride a bike

Bicycle Permits are available for $10 and they are valid for as long as you own the bike. Bicycles are required to be registered and they may use any bike rack on campus. Abandoned bikes or bikes that are attached to trees, hand rails, chain barriers, light posts, sign posts or other structures not designated for bicycle parking will be confiscated.


Walking is the healthiest and most environmentally friendly way to get around campus. You may not be able to walk to campus from home, but once you get to campus, you can leave your car in its parking space. You should be able to walk at a comfortable 15 minutes per mile pace and very few on-campus locations are that far apart.

Purchase a less expensive permit

If you are only on campus after 5:00 p.m. you may want to consider purchasing the Evening permit for $72.60 which will be available August 1st. The Evening permit will allow you to park in any campus parking garage or any non-24hr A or C space after 5:00 p.m. You may also trade your A or C permit at any time during the year, delay purchasing your permit until you need to use it, or return your permit for a prorated refund at any time. If you can walk, ride a bike or take the bus when the weather is nice, you may only need a vehicle permit during the winter months.

If you are a full time appointed faculty and staff you may purchase the Economy Employee Permit for $24 which will allow parking only in the Athletic Department parking lots north of 17th Street with free Campus Bus access to campus – see details in the New Services section above.

Purchase a few temporary permits

If you are eligible for an A or C permit but you agree not to purchase an A or C permit, you can purchase up to 10 one day A permits for $10 each during each semester - Fall (September -- December), Spring (January-April) or Summer (May through August). If you can usually walk, ride a bike or take the bus it might be a considerable savings and an occasional convenience to purchase one day permits. The permits are only valid for your use and may not be used by any individual who is not otherwise eligible for an A or C permit. You may only purchase 10 permits per semester, but they may be used in the subsequent semesters and exchanged in June for future year permits.

Ride a motorcycle

Motorcycles may park in any vehicle space if they pay the appropriate price for that space, or they may use any designated motorcycle parking space. Indiana Code 9-21-11-12 prohibits mopeds from being operated on a sidewalk, so for campus parking purposes, all motorized, two wheeled vehicles are considered to be motorcycles and must park in a vehicle or motorcycle space. If you are a part time motorcycle rider, contact Parking Operations about a complementary holder which will allow you to use your car hang tag on your motorcycle.

Ride the Bus

Any faculty or staff member may ride any Campus Bus or Bloomington Transit bus for free. There is no bus pass or ID required to ride a Campus Bus. A pass to ride Bloomington Transit can be obtained from Campus Card Services. If you currently have a BT pass it does not have to be renewed until the expiration date on the pass. Bus schedules and route information are available at www.iubus.indiana.edu. Zipcar may be the solution if you ride the bus but need a car occasionally. If you register at www.zipcar.com/iub you can have a car available for local hourly rentals.