Student - CP - Central Campus Surface Parking with Overnight Garage Access

Permit Year 2017-2018

Purchase Permit


Credit hours and residency (on- vs. off-campus) determine permit eligibility. Permits may be upgraded during the year if either status changes.

University policy restricts all first-year students living in a residence hall from purchasing a permit or bringing a vehicle to campus. Exceptions may be granted for extenuating circumstances.

Graduate students holding a paid appointment may upgrade to a staff-level permit.

Please see the below Permit Versions section for important eligibility information.

If you are unsure of your eligibility, log in to your account via the “Login” link in the upper right corner of the website homepage, using your university name.# login, to view eligible permits. 


Parking permits may be purchased any time during the academic year. Permits are valid August 1 through July 31 of the following year, and permit costs are prorated on the first day of the month throughout the year.  

Annual Cost


Monthly Proration


Annual Permit Proration Table

$768.48 $704.44 $640.40 $576.36 $512.32 $448.28
$384.24 $320.20 $256.16 $192.12 $128.08 $64.04

Surface Lot Access

Central Campus Access

A Spaces Off-Peak
B Spaces Off-Peak
C Spaces Peak/Off-Peak
CX Spaces Peak/Off-Peak

West Campus Access

WA Spaces Off-Peak
WB Spaces Off-Peak
WC Spaces Peak/Off-Peak
WC5 Spaces All Times

Restricted Spaces

Paid Hourly w/ Payment
Accessible No Access
State Vehicle No Access
Reserved Spaces No Access

Peak: 5 a.m. - 4 p.m. Weekdays
Off-Peak: 4 p.m. - 3 a.m. Weekdays, All Day Weekends
Overnight: 3 a.m. - 5 a.m.

Permit-specific surface lot access information is available here.


Permits provide access to designated surface lot parking and may provide garage access depending on the type of permit purchased. However, permit holders parked in designated surface lot hourly parking spaces and at single-space meters are required to pay the hourly rate. 

Link Your Vehicle License Plate to Your Permit

Paid permit verification is accomplished solely through license plate recognition technology; as such, it is important that license plate information be kept current at all times.

Up to two vehicles may be linked to a permit, but only one vehicle at a time may be parked on campus without additional payment. Paid hourly parking or a valid visitor permit is required for an additional linked vehicle to be parked on campus simultaneously.

Customers are responsible for ensuring that correct license plate information is linked to their permit. Failure to do so may result in citations.

License plate information may be updated by contacting Customer Service or by logging in to the online self-service portal via the website homepage. See the Updating Vehicle Information how-to guide for detailed instructions.

Event Parking

Customers who purchase an annual permit are provided an access hangtag with a unique QR code, which facilitates garage access if included in the permit purchase. In addition to facilitating garage access, the hangtag provides access to event parking facilities.

Presentation of an access hangtag provides no-cost entry into surface lots being sold at an event rate, regardless of final destination. Additionally, customers whose permit normally provides access to the garage being sold at an event rate may use their access hangtag to enter the garage at no cost. 

During campus-wide events (known as global events), such as football or select stadium concerts, an access hangtag grants access to all public day-of-event facilities.

Annual permit holders unable to present an access hangtag will be required to pay the nonrefundable event parking rate to enter the facility. Permit holders are encouraged to have their access hangtag readily available year-round.

Extended Parking

Vehicles parked in one area for more than 72 consecutive hours without prior authorization will be cited as abandoned and relocated at the owner’s expense. Customers who would like to leave a car parked on campus for an extended period of time should contact the CampusParc Customer Service Center.


Garage Access

Peak Permit-Specific*
Off-Peak Permit-Specific*
Overnight Permit-Specific*

Peak: 5 a.m. - 4 p.m. Weekdays
Off-Peak: 4 p.m. - 3 a.m. Weekdays, All Day Weekends
Overnight: 3 a.m. - 5 a.m.

Permit-specific garage access information is available here.


*Permit Versions

Student overnight garage permits are available in several different versions, specific to areas of campus. Below are the garage groupings for the various CP permits.

  • CPN1: Access at all times to Lane Avenue
    Garage (not available to first-year students)
  • CPN2: Access at all times to West Lane Avenue
    Garage (not available to first-year students)
  • CPN3: Access at all times to North Riverbank
    Lot (no garage access; not available to first-year
  • CPN4: Access at all times to Arps Garage (not
    available to first-year students)
  • CPS: Access at all times to 11th Avenue Garage
    (available to ranks 3 [60+ hours] and higher)
  • CPS2: Access at all times to Ohio Union North
    Garage (not available to first-year students)
  • CPS3: Access at all times to Gateway Garage
    (not available to first-year students)

Long-Term Overnight Garage Parking

Long-term (more than 72 consecutive hours) overnight permit parking in the following garages is restricted to designated upper levels.

  • Lane Avenue Garage: Levels 5 – 6
  • West Lane Avenue Garage: No Restrictions
  • Arps Garage: Levels 4 – 5
  • 11th Avenue Garage: Levels 3 – 4
  • Ohio Union North Garage: Levels 4S – 5N
  • Gateway Garage: Level 4


Visitor Garages

The 12th Avenue, North Cannon, and Ohio Union South garages are reserved for visitors 5 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays. Permit holders exiting garages after 8:00 a.m. weekdays are subject to additional fees.

SAFEAUTO and South Cannon garages are reserved for visitors at all times.

Garage Access Credential

Customers with permits that include garage access are provided an access hangtag (annual permit holders) or access keycard (monthly permit holders). Garage gates are activated by scanning the QR code located on the back of the hangtag/keycard at readers located at garage entrances and exits.

Hangtags/keycards may be used to exit only if the last use was for entry, and vice versa. If a ticket is pulled to enter a garage, payment must be made at exit.


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