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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 7:00am- 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.

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 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.

2021 - 2022 Permit Costs

Residential Student Permits - Active Aug. 16, 2021 - May 21, 2022

For students who live on campus.*

  • Southeast Resident (SE)**:  $160
  • Northwest Resident (NW):  $160
  • Southeast Neighborhood Apartments & 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. 16, 2021 - May 21, 2022

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

  • Standard Commuter (SC):  $160
  • Economy Commuter (EC):  $50
  • Motorcycle/Moped/Scooter (MC):  $36

Employees Permits - Active Aug. 16, 2021 - May 21, 2022 OR Aug. 22, 2021 - Aug. 21, 2022

For employees who work on campus.

  • Reserved 12 Month (X12): $365
  • Reserved 9 Month (X09): $298
  • Standard Commuter (SC12): $197
  • Standard Commuter (SC09): $160
  • Economy Commuter (EC): $50
  • Motorcycle/Moped/Scooter (MC09): $36

Summer Permit - Active May 22, 2021 - Aug. 21, 2022

For employees/students working/studying on campus.

  • Summer Standard Commuter (SSC): $36