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Permit Information

General Information

All SDSU parking facilities, except pay-to-park lots and spaces, require a parking permit between the hours of 7 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Individuals may park without permits from 4 p.m.–2 a.m., Monday – Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday with the exception of 2–5 a.m. There is NO parking on campus in any non-residential lot from 2–5a.m.

Resident guests must obtain a resident guest permit from the front desk of whichever residence hall they are staying in and need to park in a residential lot. Students hosts may be held responsible for guest infractions.

Permits are limited to one per customer, i.e. resident students are allowed only one resident permit (SE/NW/X176/SEN/ER) corresponding to their housing "district." Reminder that only one vehicle per permit is allowed to park on campus at any given time.

Accessibility stalls, loading/unloading zones, signed Service Vehicle stalls and 20 minute stalls are enforced all day, every day.

Parking permits are the property of South Dakota State University and are issued to a specific individual. Ownership is not transferable. By obtaining a parking permit, the permit holder agrees to become familiar with and abide by the Parking Regulations.

The fees paid for permits are registration fees and do not reserve or guarantee a parking stall in specific parking lots. Reserved permits are sold on a 1:1 ratio and therefore do guarantee a parking stall. Lack of a parking space is not considered a valid excuse for violation of parking regulations.

2023 - 2024 Permit Costs

Residential Student Permits - Active Aug. 22, 2023 – May 12, 2024

For students who live on campus.*

  • Southeast Resident (SE)**: $161
  • Northwest Resident (NW): $161
  • Southeast Neighborhood Apartments and Townhouses (SEN): $197 - Active dates differ from Residence Hall permits; see section on Campus Resident Parking Permits page.
  • Economy Resident (ER)**: $50
  • Motorcycle/Moped/Scooter (MC): $36

*Resident students are not eligible for additional/alternate permits to the ones specified above.

**Economy and Southeast Resident permit holders will be required to relocate their vehicles during home football games. SE Lot 158 will clear several northern-most rows for home football game days.

Commuter Student Permits - Active Aug. 22, 2023 – May 12, 2024

For students who live off-campus and attend classes on campus.

  • Standard Commuter (SC): $161
  • Economy Commuter (EC): $50
  • Motorcycle/Moped/Scooter (MC): $36

Employees Permits - Active Aug. 22, 2023 – May 12, 2024, 2022 OR Aug. 22, 2023 – Aug. 21, 2024

For employees who work on campus.

  • Reserved 12 Month (X12): $365
  • Reserved 9 Month (X09): $297
  • Standard Commuter (SC12): $197
  • Standard Commuter (SC09): $161
  • Economy Commuter (EC): $50
  • Motorcycle/Moped/Scooter (MC09): $36

Summer Permit - Active May 22, 2023 – Aug. 21, 2023

For employees/students working/studying on campus.

  • Summer Standard Commuter (SSC): $36