Employee parking permit renewals open June 10

Employee parking permits for the fiscal year that begins July 1 will go on sale Wednesday, June 10 (starting at 9 a.m. via AccessPlus). While the state Board of Regents on April 1 approved fiscal year 2021 permit price increases of roughly 3%, university administrators have since opted to hold permit fees at current levels. Rates will not increase on July 1.

FY21 parking permit rates

24-hour reserved




General staff*






Motorcycle (employee)


*Includes lots designated for Ames Lab

Renewal deadlines

Parking director Mark Miller said that because of the delay in starting the permit renewal process this spring, permits will be available for online purchase through the fall semester. However, employees who want to renew a reserved or 24-hour reserved permit must do so by Friday, July 10. After that date, parking staff will start to assign non-renewed reserved permits to the next employee on the waiting list.

Department-purchased permits

Miller said parking contacts in university departments will receive an email in the next few days with directions for renewing department-purchased permits. Whether or not they receive an email invitation, departments may order permits online (see ISU Departmental Permits) starting Tuesday, June 9.

Missed payroll deduction

Miller said payroll deductions for parking permits unintentionally were missed in May. That oversight will not be made up, he said. The June payroll deduction will occur.

Parking counter opens June 8

The parking division's service counter in the southwest corner of the Armory will reopen Monday, June 8. Service hours will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Ames Intermodal Facility permits

The date annual permits go on sale for the city-university intermodal parking facility at 129 Hayward Ave. in campustown is to be determined. Permits will be sold on the facility website; payment is by credit card only.

MU ramp parking

Seasonal permits for the Memorial Union parking ramp are for sale online and will go up about 2.5% as approved in April.

MU parking and ISU parking are separate entities.

Memorial Union ramp: FY21 permit rates

Annual (sold out)


Fall or spring


Winter (Nov-Feb)