If you’re a student—anyone who pays fees and receives credit from Ball State University or attends Burris Laboratory School—you may buy a parking permit based on where you live.

Burris students are considered “off campus.” In order to purchase a commuter permit, the student must bring a letter of permission signed by the principal along with vehicle information and payment.

Parking Locations

To see all of the parking lots and garages at Ball State, please see our campus map. Or for a breakdown of the locations allowed by each permit, please see below. View campus map (PDF)

IMPORTANT - Residence hall lot changes for the 2024-25 academic year.  Please see the updated residence hall lot map for changes.

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2024-25 Permit Sales


Permit sales for the 2024-25 academic year will begin at 10 a.m. on the following dates:  

  • Monday, June 24, 2024 - Employee Restricted Renewal & General Permits
  • Monday, July 1, 2024 - Residence Hall Permits for Grad Students & Seniors
  • Monday, July 8, 2024 - Restricted Permits Available to all Employees
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - Residence Hall Permits for Juniors
  • Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - Residence Hall Permits for Sophomores
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2024 - Residence Hall Permits for Returning Freshmen
  • Monday, July 29, 2024 - Commuter Student Permits
  • Tuesday, July 30, 2024 - Residence Hall Permits for First Year Freshmen
  • Monday, August 12, 2024 - Waiting Lists Open

*All incoming students are considered First Year Freshmen regardless of the number of credits they have.

Important

You cannot register a vehicle that belongs to another student, employee, or family member of another student or employee. Doing so will result in the revocation of your parking privileges.

Types of Permits

Off-Campus

Students who do not live in the residence halls are eligible to purchase a commuter permit.  A commuter permit allows parking in any green commuter lot and in the stadium and stadium overflow lots. 

A commuter permit is required Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  There is no overnight parking in commuter lots any day, from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m.  Vehicles parked overnight may be towed at the owner/operator's expense.  

Prices for 2024-25

Commuter permits are sold on an academic-year basis.  They cannot be purchased by the semester.  The price of your permit depends on the semester you buy it.

  • Fall – $100
  • Spring – $80
  • Summer – $60

Expiration for 2024-25

All permits expire August 1, 2025.

The restricted permits listed below allow you to park in:

  • the assigned red restricted lot
  • any green commuter lot
  • the stadium and stadium overflow lots

Please check with Parking Services on the price and availability of these spaces. If we do not have any available, you can request to be put on a waiting list.

Locations

  • R2 – Petty and McKinley
  • R4 - Rec Center/Health Center
  • R5 – Architecture/Business Building
  • R6 – New York Parking Garage (2nd & 3rd Floors)*
  • R7 – McKinley Avenue Parking Garage (2nd, 3rd, & 4th Floors)*

Enforcement hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

* There is no overnight parking allowed in parking garages any day, from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m.  Vehicles parked overnight will be cited and may be towed at the owner/operator's expense.  

Prices for 2024-25

  • Fall only – $223
  • Fall and Spring – $346
  • Yearly – $469

An R8 permit will allow you to park in:

  • the Student Center Parking Garage (2nd & 3rd Floors)
  • the stadium and stadium overflow lots

Enforcement hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  There is no overnight parking allowed in the Student Center parking garage any day, from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Prices for 2024-25

  • Fall only – $188
  • Fall and Spring – $276
  • Yearly – $364

 

Electric vehicle permits are available upon request for an additional $60 per semester. They allow parking in designated electric vehicle spaces located in the lot equal to where the permit holder’s permanent parking permit allows (i.e., any EV space in any red lot if the person has a red restricted lot permit; any EV space in a yellow lot or green lot if the permit holder has a yellow or green permit).

Electric permits must be purchased in person at the Office of Parking Services.  They are not available online.

We enforce parking policies 24 hours a day, seven days a week at Ball State University’s two apartment complexes.

Resident Permits

Residents of Scheidler and Anthony Apartments must purchase one of the following permits to receive an accompanying apartment permit:

  • commuter (green)
  • restricted (red)

Once you purchase a permit, send an email to the Office of Parking Services to request your apartment permit at no additional charge. 

Residents are limited to one car per licensed driver and two cars total per apartment. A Ball State permit must be purchased for each vehicle in order to receive an apartment permit.

Visitors

Scheidler Apartments – Guests of Scheidler Apartment residents are required to display an apartment visitor permit 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  

Anthony Apartments – Guests of Anthony Apartment residents are required to display an apartment visitor permit 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Apartment visitor permits are issued at the University Apartment Office.

If you need to park on campus between 4:45 p.m. and 7 p.m., you may purchase a night pass permit.

This permit applies to both of the following red restricted lots:

  • R2 – Petty and McKinley (surface lot)
  • R5 – Architecture Building (surface lot)

You may add a night pass to a commuter permit or restricted permit for a different red restricted lot.  

If you are already purchasing a standard restricted permit for R2 or R5, you do not need a night pass to park in the same lot. (After 7 p.m. you do not need a permit to park in any restricted lot.)

Night passes are not sold for the summer, when we stop enforcing restricted lots at 4 p.m.

Prices for 2024-25

All night pass permits are $50 per semester, excluding Summer, when we stop enforcing parking restrictions on these lots at 4 p.m.

Anyone parking in a Ball State disabled driver space must display a Ball State disabled driver permit along with a current Ball State parking permit.

The University issues disabled driver permits free of charge to students who provide supporting documentation.

Types of Permits

We offer two types of disabled driver permits, depending on how long you will need one.

Temporary

To be approved for a temporary disabled driver permit, please contact Disability Services.  Once you receive approval from Disability Services, documentation must be submitted to the Office of Parking Services.

 

Permanent

Permanent disabled driver permits are issued on an academic-year basis.

You must provide proof that you have a current state-issued disability placard or license plate, which you must submit to the Office of Parking Services every year.

Accepted forms of documentation are:

  • the vehicle registration for the accessible license plate
  • the certification sheet for the state-issued placard 

Parking Locations

Where you may use a disabled driver permit depends on the type of primary Ball State parking permit you have.

Commuter Permit

You may park in the disabled driver spaces of:

  • yellow faculty/staff lots
  • green commuter lots
  • red restricted lots

(not blue residence hall lots)

Restricted Permit

You may park in the disabled driver spaces of:

  • assigned red restricted lot
  • yellow faculty/staff lots
  • green commuter lots

Students or employees who do not have a current Ball State permit may purchase a temporary one that lasts two weeks.

The expiration date will be two weeks from the date you buy your permit.

Parking Services reserves the right to limit the number of temporary permits that may be purchased to three or fewer per semester.

The type of temporary permit issued will be determined by your classification.

  • off-campus students – green surface commuter lots
  • residence hall students – stadium and stadium overflow lots
  • faculty/staff – yellow faculty/staff lots

Two-week permits are not available for red restricted or blue residence hall lots.

Cost

$25

Students who live in a residence hall are eligible to purchase a stadium permit. 

A stadium permit is required 24 hours a day, seven days a week to park in the following areas:    

  • Schuemann Stadium lot – west of G14/C7
  • baseball and overflow lots – west side of Tillotson Avenue and down Bethel Avenue
  • Oakwood Building lot – west side of Oakwood Avenue, on the south side of the Oakwood building.  

Stadium permit holders may not park in lot G14/C7. This lot is directly north of the Alumni Center and marked with an "X" on the stadium parking map.

Athletic Events

Football Season – To avoid being towed, you must move your vehicle by 9 p.m. the evening before a home football game. You may return it to the lot two hours after the completion of the game.

Baseball Season – Parking in the baseball overflow lot during the spring baseball season is prohibited. Violators will be ticketed and towed at the owner/operator's expense.

Prices for 2024-25

Stadium permits are sold on an academic-year basis. They cannot be purchased by the semester.  The price of your permit depends on the semester you buy it.

  • Fall – $100
  • Spring – $80
  • Summer – $60
Expiration for 2024-25

All permits expire August 1, 2025.

Please see the updated residence hall lot map for 2024-25 academic year residence hall lot changes.

Students who live in a residence hall are eligible to purchase a residence hall lot permit. 

A residence hall permit authorizes parking in:

  • the assigned blue residence hall lot
  • Scheumann Stadium and overflow lots

Locations

  • H2 - Johnson Complex  (Surface)
  • H4 - DeHority Complex  (Surface)
  • H6 - Top Floor of New York Parking Garage (Surface)
  • H7 - Studebaker Complex (Surface)
  • H8 - Top Floor of Student Center Parking Garage (Surface) 
  • H9 - Kinghorn Hall (Surface)
  • R6 - 2nd & 3rd Floor of New York Parking Garage

Blue residence hall lots are enforced 24 hours a day from 7 p.m. on Sunday through 5 p.m. on Friday.

Prices for 2024-25

The price of residence hall permits includes an $100 registration, plus an additional $50 per semester for surface lots or another $123 per semester for a spot in New York Parking Garage.

Surface Lots

  • Fall and Spring Semester – $222
  • Fall Semester – $161

New York Parking Garage

  • Fall and Spring Semester – $346
  • Fall Semester – $223

 

Availability

Please check with Parking Services on the availability of these permits. If we do not have space available, you can request to be put on a waiting list.

Summers

Residence hall permits are not sold for the summer.  Students who have an expired residence hall permit for the current academic year may contact the Office of Parking Services to request a stadium permit free of charge.  During the summer, students with a stadium permit can park in any green commuter or blue residence hall lot.

Parking for the summer semester begins the Monday after Spring finals week and lasts through the Friday before Fall classes begin.

The restricted permits listed below authorize parking in:

  • the assigned red restricted lot
  • the stadium and stadium overflow lots

Please check with Parking Services on the availability of these spaces.  If we do not have any available, you can request to be put on a waiting list.

Locations

  • R2 - Petty and McKinley
  • R4 - Rec Center/Health Center
  • R5 - Architecture/Business Building

Enforcement hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  

Prices for 2024-25

  • Fall only - $223
  • Fall & Spring - $346
  • Yearly - $469
Electric vehicle permits are available upon request for an additional $60 per semester. They allow parking in designated electric vehicle spaces located in the lot equal to where the permit holder’s permanent parking permit allows (i.e., any EV space in any red lot if the person has a red restricted lot permit; any EV space in a yellow lot or green lot if the permit holder has a yellow or green permit).

Electric vehicle permits must be purchased in person at the Office of Parking Services.  They are not available online.

Anyone parking in a Ball State disabled driver space must display a Ball State disabled driver permit along with a current Ball State parking permit.

The University issues disabled driver permits free of charge to students who provide supporting documentation.  

Types of Permits

We offer two types of disabled driver permits, depending on how long you will need one.

TEMPORARY

To be approved for a temporary disabled driver permit, please contact Disability Services.  Once you receive approval from Disability Services, documentation must be submitted to the Office of Parking Services.

PERMANENT

Permanent disabled driver permits are issued on an academic-year basis.

You must provide proof that you have a current state-issued disability placard or license plate, which you must submit to the Office of Parking Services every year.

Accepted forms of documentation are:

  • the vehicle registration for the accessible license plate
  • the certification sheet for the state-issued placard 

 

Permit Locations

Where you park depends on the type of primary Ball State parking permit you have.

Stadium Permit

You may park in any disabled driver spaces of:

  • yellow faculty/staff
  • green commuter
  • red restricted

(not blue residence hall lots)

Residence Hall Permit

You may park in any disabled driver spaces of:

  • assigned blue residence hall lot
  • yellow faculty/staff
  • green commuter

Restricted Permit

You may park in any disabled driver spaces of:

  • assigned red restricted lot
  • yellow faculty/staff
  • green commuter

Students or employees who do not have a current Ball State permit may purchase a temporary one that lasts two weeks.

The expiration date will be two weeks from the date you buy your permit.

Parking Services reserves the right to limit the number of temporary permits that may be purchased to three or fewer per semester.

The type of temporary permit issued will be determined by your classification.

  • off-campus students – green surface commuter lots
  • residence hall students – stadium and stadium overflow lots
  • faculty/staff – yellow faculty/staff lots

Two-week permits are not available for red restricted or blue residence hall lots.

Cost

$25

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