Customer Permit Options

Customer Permit Options

Which permit is right for you? 

When it comes to parking on campus, there are several permit options to consider for each member of the university community. If you are new to the Columbus campus, the sheer variety of permits and the campus size can be a bit overwhelming when making the best decision for yourself. Below, we have broken down our annual permit offerings by customer profiles; please review the sections for more information. If a yearly permit does not make sense for your schedule, hourly (through ParkMobile), daily and monthly permits are available to anyone looking for a more flexible choice. We recommend logging into your parking account and utilizing the Permit Comparison Tool to review your permit options thoroughly. Please note that the university determines permit eligibility and shares that information with CampusParc.

  

Completed credit hours are a determining factor for permit eligibility. If you don't know how many credit hours you have completed, please access your advising report to confirm.

Rank 1 (0-29 completed credit hours) Rank 1 students living in a residence hall can only access permits that provide overnight parking. Rank 1 students who commute to campus are eligible for remote parking permits that provide access to lots that service CABS. Annual permit types are included below.

Rank 2 (30-59 completed credit hours) Rank 2 students living in university housing will have access only to permits that provide overnight parking. Rank 2 students who commute to campus are eligible for remote parking permits that provide access to lots that utilize CABS and additional garage permits. Annual permit types are included below.

Rank 3 (60+ completed credit hours) Rank 3+ students living in university housing can only access surface lot and garage permits that provide overnight parking. Rank 3+ students who commute to campus are eligible for Central Campus permits and permits that provide additional garage access. Permit types are included below.

Students who may need a parking permit can request an exception by emailing osuinfo@campusparc.com.

Graduate and Professional Students are broken up into two groups: paid appointment and non-paid appointment status. Graduate students with university-paid appointments can purchase B- or C-series permits. Graduate students with unpaid appointments may purchase a C-series permit.

  • B-Series Permits:
  • C-Series Permits:
  • Classified Civil Service Staff, typically hourly employees, are eligible for the B-permit series and the Buckeye Lot (CX) Permit. Many nurses and medical center employees fall into this category.

  • B-Series permits include:
  • Administrative and professional employees and faculty, typically salaried positions, are eligible for the A- series permits and the Buckeye Lot (CX) Permit.

  • A-Series permits include:
  • Below are the parking options available to medical center agency and contracted travel staff. Please note that the university assigns these designations, and CampusParc is unable to modify assigned categories and or parking permit options.

    Agency Travel Staff

    Permit

    Garage Access

    Surface Lot Access

    WMC Agency Permit

    24/7 access to Wexner Medical Center Garage (guaranteed availability)

    N/A

    WB Permit

    9th Avenue West Garage and 9th Avenue East Garage on weekends and holidays only

    West Campus Surface Lot WB and WC spaces 24/7 unrestricted spaces* (during off peak hours). The Medical Center Express Shuttle will transport you from West Campus lots to the medical center.

    CXS Permit

    9th Avenue West Garage and 9th Avenue East Garage on weekends and holidays only

    Buckeye Lot CX spaces and West Campus Surface Lot WA, WB, WC and WCO spaces 24/7 (Recommended if your worksite is Jameson Crane).

    Medical Center Contract Staff - Please note that Medical Center Contract Staff will not appear as a category on the CampusParc Permit Comparison Tool, so follow directions for general Faculty and A&P staff. University Payroll Deduction is not available to contract staff.

    Permit

    Garage Access

    Surface Lot Access

    A Permit

    24/7 access to permit designated staff garages**. We recommend using the Old Cannon Garage as the more proximate staff garages fill quickly daily.

    24/7 access to surface A, B, and C central campus spaces (including WA, WB, WC and CX on the West Campus).

    WA Permit

    9th Avenue West Garage and 9th Avenue East Garage on weekends and holidays only.

    West Campus Surface Lot WA, WB and WC spaces 24/7 unrestricted spaces* (during off peak hours). The Medical Center Express Shuttle will transport you from West Campus lots to the medical center.

    *Includes WA (for WA permits or A permits only), WB, WC and CX surface lot spaces 24/7; Unrestricted A, B and C central Campus spaces 4 p.m.-3 a.m. weekdays, all day weekends and holidays. ADA-accessible parking spaces require a valid state-issued disability placard. Hourly spaces require payment of hourly fees. Reserved spaces are not available.

    **Designated staff garages near the Wexner Medical Center include the Neil Avenue Garage, 9th Avenue East and 9th Avenue West Garages, and the new Old Cannon Garage.

    Ohio State employees who primarily work at the Lima, Mansfield, Marion, Newark or ATI in Wooster campuses are eligible to purchase the Regional A or Regional B permits for visits to the Columbus campus.

    Senior professors and retired university officials are eligible for the Emeritus Permit.

    CampusParc offers daily and monthly visitor permits. The Permit Comparison Tool will help you decide which permit is right for you.

    • Surface Lot Day Pass
    • Garage Single Exit Vouchers (Available in packs of 10)
    • Central Campus Monthly Surface Lot Permit
    • West Campus Monthly Surface Lot Permit
    • West Campus Monthly Overnight Surface Lot Permit
    • Academic Campus Garages Monthly Permit

    Contractors and university vendors primarily working on construction and maintenance projects can purchase specific contractor permits. These permits include the BE, CAG, CVA and CVB. If you are a new contractor, please contact our Customer Care office for assistance with creating your parking account.