2021-22 parking permits now on sale to faculty, staff, students

Jun 1, 2021

2021-22 parking permits (valid Aug. 1, 2021 through July 31, 2022) are now on sale to students, faculty, and staff. To order, click "Login" at the top right-hand corner of this page, then click "Compare Permits/Buy a Permit" to get started.

Do I need a new permit?

Permits do not automatically renew from year to year, so please be sure to purchase a new 2021-22 permit if you plan to park on campus on or after Aug. 1, 2021. As a reminder, all 2020-21 annual permits expire after 11:59 p.m. July 31, 2021.

Keep your keycard

Current access keycards will carry over to the next permit year. If you currently hold a 2020-21 annual permit, no need to wait for a new keycard in the mail. If you order a 2021-22 permit, simply continue using your existing keycard starting Aug. 1, 2021.

If you do not hold a current, 2020-21 annual permit but are ordering a 2021-22 annual permit, you will receive a keycard by mail to use beginning as early as Aug. 1.

If you forget your keycard for garage or event parking, we’ve got you covered! Your keycard’s QR code will be available 24/7 via your online profile.

What do I order? 

More than ever, Ohio State faculty and staff are considering alternatives to the typical annual permit (A and B permits), particularly as the impact of COVID-19 continues to reduce requirements for being on campus. While annual permits provide the best value for those parking on campus more than twice per week, you may want to try our Permit Comparison Tool that allows you to compare all of your options.

If you have additional questions regarding your options, please click here or contact us.

Permit changes

Beginning with the 2021-22 permit year, West Campus overnight student parking, which includes the WCO permit, will be relocated from Carmack Lot 5 to the 1121 Kinnear Road Lot. This lot was fully renovated in 2020 and will be serviced by the West Campus (WC) bus, with a bus stop and shelter located inside the lot.

To accommodate patients and visitors of the Ohio State Optometry Services Clinic and Ohio State dental clinics as the university begins to resume normal operations, peak-hour* A (faculty/A&P), A-EP (emergency physician), and E (faculty emeritus) permit access will be removed from 11th Avenue Garage as of Monday, Aug. 2. Off-peak access will remain available. Click here for more information.


Select student garage permits in high-demand areas will be awarded via waitlist. Eligible students may join a waitlist for the permit they would like to purchase via their parking account. Click here for more information.

License plate policy

Effective July 1, 2020, Ohio law no longer requires display of a front license plate. As license plates serve as parking permits on Ohio State’s campus, and so we can ensure the parking you paid for is used only by other customers who have a valid permit or hourly parking, CampusParc requires that all vehicles park on campus with their license plate visible from the drive aisle adjacent to the vehicle.

Parking for annual and monthly permit holders continues to be monitored solely via license plate readers. To park a vehicle on campus and avoid a possible citation, your license plate must be linked to your permit. We do not check for any other type of displayed "permit" during normal operations. To manage your license plates, log in to your account, then click "Manage License Plates."