Permit Information

Main Information

All SDSU parking facilities, except pay-to-park lots and spaces, require a parking permit between the hours of 7:00am- 4:00pm, Mon- Fri. Individuals may park without permits from 4:00pm -2:00am, Mon- Fri and all day Sat and Sun except from 2:00am -5:00am. There is NO parking on campus in any non-residential lot from 2:00am- 5:00am.

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.

Accessibility stalls, loading/unloading zones, signed Service Vehicle stalls, and 20 minutes 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 Rules and 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.

2020 - 2021 Permit Costs

Residential Student Permits - Aug. 19th, 2020 - May 8th, 2021

For students who live on campus.*

  • Southeast Resident (SE):  $161
  • Northwest Resident (NW):  $161
  • Southeast Neighborhood Apartments & Townhouses (SEN): Included in rental agreement
  • Economy Resident (ER)*:  $45
  • Motorcycle/Moped/Scooter (MC):  $35

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

*Economy Resident permit holders will be required to relocate their vehicles during home football games.


Commuter Student Permits - Aug. 19th, 2020 - May 8th, 2021

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

  • Standard Commuter (SC):  $161
  • Economy Commuter (EC):  $45
  • Motorcycle/Moped/Scooter (MC):  $35

Employees Permits - Aug. 24, 2020 - May 21st, 2021 OR Aug. 24th, 2020 - Aug. 21st, 2021

For employees who work on campus.

  • Reserved 12 Month (X12): $365
  • Reserved 9 Month (X09): $300
  • Standard Commuter (SC12): $196
  • Standard Commuter (SC09): $161
  • Economy Commuter (EC): $45
  • Motorcycle/Moped/Scooter (MC09): $35

Summer Permit - May 22nd, 2021 - Aug. 21st, 2021

For employees/students working/studying on campus.

  • Summer Standard Commuter (SSC): $36