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Central Campus Surface Parking with Off-Peak Garage Access

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Central Campus Surface Parking with Off-Peak Garage Access


Central Campus w/Off-Peak Garage Access

  • Permit Year - 2024-2025
  • Annual Cost - $920.04
  • Monthly Cost - $76.67


This permit is available to employees holding classified civil service staff positions and graduate students with paid appointments. Permit eligibility is determined by the university.

Permit Perks

  • Central Campus Access: Get near 24/7 access to prime Central Campus surface lots.
  • Limited Garage Access: Get access to permit garages during off-peak hours (4 p.m. - 3 a.m. weekdays and all day on weekends).

Parking Access

Paid Hourly With 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.

During campus-wide events like football games or concerts, an annual access keycard grants free access to all public day-of-event surface lots and garages.

  • Present your annual access keycard for no-cost entry into surface lots being sold at an event rate, regardless of final destination.
  • If your permit normally provides access to the garage that is being sold at an event rate, you may use your annual access keycard to enter the garage at no cost.
  • Keep your annual access keycard available year-round: If you do not have your annual access keycard, you will be required to pay the nonrefundable event parking rate to enter the facility.

Pricing & Payment

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The University maintains a Pre-Tax Parking Program (Program) for eligible faculty and staff. Under the Program, eligible faculty and staff may purchase parking permits with pre-tax dollars.

You are eligible to participate in the Program if:

(1) you are a faculty or staff member who is employed by the University in a Regular or Term appointment for at least nine (9) months; and

(2) you have standing hours of more than five (5) hours per week. Note that Temporary employees and student employees (other than Graduate Assistants) are not eligible for this benefit.

After making an election to participate in the Program, your compensation will be reduced through monthly pretax payroll deductions through the end of the permit year (or the end of your appointment if that occurs first). Pre-tax payroll deductions will be taken once a month. If you are paid bi-weekly, the deduction will be taken from the second paycheck of the month. The amount of each deduction will be determined by
dividing the Annual Permit Fee by twelve (12) months.

Reminders for Permit Holders

We use license plate recognition technology to ensure that parked vehicles have valid permits and are parked in the appropriate areas. It's important to keep your vehicle license plate information current at all times. 

  • Multiple vehicles may be linked to a permit, but only one vehicle may be parked on campus at a time.
  • Paid hourly parking or a valid visitor permit is required for an additional linked vehicle to be parked on campus simultaneously.
  • Permit holders are responsible for ensuring license plate information is correct. Failure to do so may result in citations.

If you need to leave your car parked on campus for an extended period of time, contact us to get prior authorization.

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 with permits that include garage access are provided an annual access keycard (annual permit holders) or a garage access keycard (monthly permit holders).

  • Garage gates are activated by scanning the QR code (located on the back of the keycard) on the readers located at garage entrances and exits.
  • 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.

These garages are reserved for visitors 5 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Permit holders exiting these garages after 8 a.m. on these days are subject to additional fees.

  • 12th Avenue (Wexner Medical Center)
  • Ohio Union South (South Campus)
  • Wexner Medical Center

These garages are reserved for visitors at all times: